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.

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

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Scholar Award

Graduating high school seniors who are minorities or economically disadvantage are eligible for this award. Students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an ACT/SAT of 25/1150 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  February 01

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Achievement Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who are minorities or economically disadvantage are eligible for this award. Students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an ACT/SAT of 25/1150 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 01

Minority & Women's Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

This award is for U.S. minority and female graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree in a sports-related field.

Total: $7500 Awards:  26
Deadline:  February 15

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

This award is available for international and U.S. minority high school seniors who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Wilberforce Presidential Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who are attending Wilberforce University - a Christian, historically black college in Ohio. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher and a combined math and verbal SAT score of 900 or higher.

Total: $1050 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

SREB Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship for Tennessee Residents

This scholarship is available for minority students who are residents of Tennessee. Applicants must be working on a doctoral dissertation at one of the following institutions: Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Total: $20000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  March 31

Louie F. Cox Memorial AK Steel African-American Scholarship

This award is available to African American seniors planning to graduate in 2014 from a Butler or Warren County, Ohio, high school. Selection is based on both academic and non-academic achievements as well as financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

This award is available to women studying geological science at the graduate level. Applicants must have at least one full year of study remaining and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 04

David A. & Mary Irene Falk HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African-American and Hispanic high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must enroll at Hillsborough Community College.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 14

Gamma Theta Omega Chapter HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American women in Hillsborough County Florida. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, must demonstrate financial need, and must plan to attend Hillsborough Community College.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 14

Gamma Theta Omega Chapter Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school juniors and seniors in Hillsborough county. Applicants must be African American, female, and must demonstrate financial need through eligibility in her current high school's free or reduced-cost school lunch program.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 14