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.

AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Award

This award is for U.S. medical students who are from a racial or ethnic group that is traditionally under-represented among American physicians.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  February 07

Cargill Global Scholars Program for U.S. Students

U.S. first- and second-year college students who are attending select universities and demonstrate high academic achievement are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 01

Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership

This award is available for minority high school seniors who attend an inner-city school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a record of community activity and/or leadership.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Illinois resident undergraduate and graduate students who are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin and planning to become preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  March 01

Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing a doctorate in criminology. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented minority population.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 01

Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority students who are entering the junior year of their engineering program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Community Service Scholarship

The The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Community Service Scholarship is provided annually to African American high school seniors in St. Louis who have a record of community service in one of the five target areas identified by the sponsor. Click here to learn about how to apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 09

VSGC Undergraduate STEM Bridge Scholarship

This award is for U.S college sophomores who are enrolled full time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant institutions. The student must be federally recognized as a minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander).

Total: $1000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  March 11

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship is available to minority students who are pursuing a doctorate in anthropology.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 14

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to African-American undergraduate students from northern California and Chicago. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. Colorado students who are high school seniors or high school graduates that have graduated not more than three years prior to application and have not or are not attending college. Students must be a member of the African American race. An applicant with mixed racial and ethnic backgrounds must demonstrate his/her racial identity to be predominantly African American.

Total: $5000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation Scholarship for Pharmaceutical Sciences

This scholarship is available for African American students who are enrolled at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado. Selection of award recipients will be based on demonstrated academic performance and unmet financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15