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.

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

Lorenzo Felder Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1000
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

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

This award is available for minority undergraduate students who are majoring in visual or performing arts. Applicants must be residents of Kent County, Michigan, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Black Men Building Resources Scholarship

This award is available for African American students residing in Kent County, Michigan. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Hackett Family Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students residing in Kent County, Michigan. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate unmet financial need. Preference will be given to women of color.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship

This award is available for minority students enrolled in an accredited law school in the U.S. Applicants must have a permanent residence in Michigan, a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Warner Norcross & Judd Law School and Paralegal Scholarship

This award is available for minority students in Michigan who are pursuing a higher education in law. Applicants may be undergraduates studying to become a paralegal or legal secretary, or graduate students at an accredited law school in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
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

UNCF STEM Scholarship

This scholarship is open to African American high school seniors who are accepted to and planning to enroll in an undergraduate STEM program. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $25000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  March 03

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