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.

Clemson University Diversity Scholarships

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors and undergraduate students who are applying to admission at Clemson University in South Carolina. To be considered for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must add to the ethnic, cultural, geographic, or intellectual diversity of the campus.

Total: $6000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  December 01

Florida Library Association Minority Scholarship Fund

This award is available for minority students who are currently attending FSU or USF. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student in a program of library science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 11

Colby College Ralph J. Bunche Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are planning to attend Colby College. Students must demonstrate scholastic strength and leadership potential and must be African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, or Native American.

Total: $10000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  January 01

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 03

CGSM Fellowship for Talented Minorities

Students with a bachelor's degree who are planning to pursue a graduate degree full time at one of the Consortium-member schools are eligible for this award. Students must be African-American, Hispanic-American or Native-American and be planning to pursue a managerial career in business, government or non-profit organizations.

Total: $20000 Awards:  300
Deadline:  January 05

Ron Brown Scholarship

High school seniors who are African-Americans planning to enroll as full-time freshmen in college are eligible for this award. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 09

Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. Scholarship

This award is for U.S. medical students who have worked toward cultural and linguistic representation in healthcare. Applicants must be entering their third or fourth year of medical school and must plan to pursue a career in southern California.

Total: $5000 Awards:  14
Deadline:  January 12

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

The American Psychology Association Minority Fellowship awards are available to minority students pursuing pre-doctoral or post-doctoral education in psychology.

Total: $25000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 15

Bucknell University Campus Enrichment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students enrolling at Bucknell University. First generation college students, students from outside the university's traditional geographic area, and those who bring cultural and intellectual diversity to the campus will be considered.

Total: $6000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  January 15

Porter Physiology Development Fellowship

This award is available for minority graduate students who are working toward a Ph. D. in physiology.

Total: $28300 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15

Whitman College Lomen-Douglas Scholarship

This award is available to U.S high school seniors who are planning to attend Whitman College. Students must demonstrate the ability to contribute to increasing socioeconomic and multicultural diversity awareness at Whitman.

Total: $55000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15

AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

High school seniors, current college freshmen, and community/technical college graduates who will enroll in an NAAB-accredited architecture program are eligible for this award. Students must be minorities and/or financially disadvantaged.

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 17