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.

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

Morris A. Esmiol, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American students who are majoring in engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado springs. Applications will be primarily evaluated on academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $6000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American students who are attending the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado. Applications will be evaluated on a combination of academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

Henry Sachs Nursing and Health Science Scholarship at UCCS

This scholarship is available for African American students who are majoring in nursing or health sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Selection is based primarily on academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $6000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation Graduate Scholarships

This scholarship is available for African American students who are currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited graduate program in the United States. Selection will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Total: $6000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

This award is available for a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolling in his/her junior or senior year in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in religious journalism.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15

Dorothy Ruth Ellis Endowed Scholarship

Undergraduate students attending Prescott College in Arizona planning to pursue a course of study in writing, literature or journalism are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to a student whose legal place of residence is southeast Texas (Jefferson, Orange, Tyler, Newton, and Hardin counties) and/or a student who is a member of an ethnic minority group.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 20

NABA Atlanta Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are pursuing an undergraduate accounting, finance, or related business degree or master's-level business degree at a Georgia college/university or are Georgia residents. Applicants must be student members of NABA and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  March 24

Toigo MBA Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. minority graduate students who are planning to attend a full-time MBA program. The student must also be planning a career in financial services.

Total: $5000 Awards:  60
Deadline:  March 27

AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship

This award is for Washington state high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a journalism career. Students must attend a Washington college or university.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 29

Albert W. Dent & Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships

The Albert W. Dent & Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships are available for students who are currently enrolled in the final year of a graduate program in health administration. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must be citizens of the U.S. or Canada, and must demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 31

CANFit Culinary Arts Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for students who are enrolled in a California culinary arts school. Students must be of African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic ethnicity.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31