African-American Scholarships

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Still considered a large minority group in the United States, African-American students pursuing higher education can find abundant scholarship opportunities to help them achieve their dreams. Some of the scholarships in this category require students to be first-generation minority students, other simply require that students demonstrate financial need. Regardless of the specific requirements, African-American students are still underrepresented at many colleges and universities. Several organizations, like the NAACP, provide scholarship opportunities for this minority group, and our Scholarship Directory can help students find the African-American scholarships they are looking for.

Minority Teaching Fellows Program

This award is available for Tennessee resident, minority undergraduate students who are pursuing teaching field at a public or private Tennessee college or university. Students must plan to teach at a Tennessee public kindergarten, elementary or secondary school upon graduation.

Total: $5000 Awards:  115
Deadline:  April 15
2020

La Raza Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for minority law school students who live in or attend law school in the San Fransisco Bay Area.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 20
2020

Buckfire & Buckfire Medical School Diversity Scholarship

The Buckfire & Buckfire Medical School Diversity Scholarship is provided annually to medical school students who represent ethnically and racially diverse populations.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 1
2020

Buckfire & Buckfire Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Buckfire & Buckfire Law School Diversity Scholarship is provided annually to law school students who represent ethnically and racially diverse populations.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 1
2020

Dr. Charles L. Cooke Scholarship

The Dr. Charles L. Cooke Scholarship is available for first-time students at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Applicants must be African American and must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
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Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship

The Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship is available for first-time students at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Applicants must be of Native America, African American or Latin American descent, and must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  5
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Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant

This award is available to Wisconsin residents who are classified as a minority and are undergraduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs at Wisconsin Technical College, independent colleges and universities, or tribal colleges based in Wisconsin. Awards are based on financial need.

Total: $2500 Awards:  800
Deadline: 

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant

This award is available for U.S. high school students who are residents of Wisconsin and planning to attend an in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent postsecondary institution. Students must be first-time freshman, demonstrate financial need, and come from a non-traditional or educationally disadvantaged background.

Total: $1800 Awards:  4815
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Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for minority U.S. students who are residents of the state of Illinois. The applicant must be pursuing courses of study that will prepare him/her for careers relating to the real estate industry or will enhance the skills and knowledge that he/she currently uses as a real estate professional.

Total: $500 Awards:  20
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Wisconsin Minority Teacher Loan

This award is available to Wisconsin resident undergraduate and graduate students who are attending a Wisconsin college or university which offers teaching degrees. The student must be a minority, be enrolled in a program leading to teaching licensure, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  85
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University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $16490 Awards:  100
Deadline:  February 01

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science

This award is available for U.S. students who from historically under-represented groups who are majoring in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Total: $8000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 01