African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

Duke Energy Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Duke Energy
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: July 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who reside in or are permanent residents of Virgo, Hendricks, Johnson, or Wayne Counties, Indiana.

AlixPartners/UNCF Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | AlixPartners
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a junior in the 2021-2022 academic year at a UNCF member historically black college or university, with preference given to students attending Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, or Spelman College. Applicant must be African American/Black and have a declared major in business, accounting, finance, analytics, or STEM (specifically technology, engineering or math).

ViacomCBS Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | ViacomCBS
Amount: Up to $4,400
Closing Date: July 12, 2021extended to July 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to rising African American college juniors who exemplify strong leadership abilities, and demonstrate an interest in media, entertainment, or sports.

Intellia Therapeutics-UNCF Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Intellia Therapeutics | UNCF
Amount: $8,000
Closing Date: July 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black, LatinX or Indigenous/Native American students who are current undergraduate students and majoring in a life science field.

JanSport Scholarship
Sponsor: JanSport | UNCF
Amount: $4,400
Closing Date: July 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate freshmen students enrolled full-time at a UNCF member HBCU and interested in pursuing a degree program aligned with Social Science, Liberal Arts, Creative Arts, Design, or Business.

Joyce Manning Scholarship
Sponsor: Burlington Stores Charitable Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who are Black/African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian Pacific Islander. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated unmet financial need.

Amyris Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Amyris Scholarship Program | UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,400
Closing Date: July 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black undergraduate and graduate students attending any HBCU or any accredited four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics, science, biosciences, or biotechnology.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | MetLife Foundation
Amount: $7,333
Closing Date: July 13, 2021extended to July 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American students who are juniors (Class of 2023) enrolled at accredited four-year HBCUs. Applicant must be majoring in business, finance, or accounting, have at least a 3.0 GPA , and have demonstrated financial need.

Helen of Troy Beauty Scholarship
Sponsor: Professional Beauty Association | Helen of Troy
Amount: $7,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in a cosmetology program resulting in a cosmetology license in the U.S. Helen of Troy is committed to positive change, celebrating all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, and gender identities. To show their commitment, Helen of Troy is awarding at least half of all scholarships to applicants in the following minority categories: Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Black or African American.

Faith, Hope, & Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Fabiola Adrien | Bold.org
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to first generation college students and underrepresented minority students located in the state of New York. Applicant must have a faith in God and being studying nursing.

TMCF | Champion Athleticwear Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | HanesBrands
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to enrolled full-time incoming freshmen at a TMCF member-school. Applicant must have at least a 2.8 GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities, and demonstrate financial need.

TMCF | Geico HBCU Changemakers Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | Geico
Amount: Up to $10,250
Closing Date: August 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time as a junior or senior and majoring in Information Technology, Business, Marketing, or Finance.

TMCF | Truist Access Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | SunTrust & BB&T
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: August 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at HBCUs who have at least a 2.8 GUA and are able to demonstrate a financial need.

AFLAC Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | AFLAC Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: August 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are permanent residents of Columbia, Georgia.

Rosy Salon Software Scholarship
Sponsor: Professional Beauty Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a cosmetology, barber or esthetics program in the U.S. or Canada resulting in a cosmetology, barber or esthetics license. At least half of the scholarships will be awarded to minority students.

Quilt Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Bowie and Helen Duncan
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are majoring in the field of education and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

TamPax Flow It Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Procter & Gamble
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: August 19, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black females who will be enrolled full-time as a college junior during the upcoming term at any accredited four-year HBCU. Applicant must have a commitment to community service in the health sector, a desire to specialize in any medical practice that impacts women’s health, and a focus on the health of the Black community.

A Great Opera-Tunity Scholarship
Sponsor: Beauty Changes Lives Foundation
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepts in or currently enrolled in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada and identifies as a person of color.
L’Oreal Professional Empowerment Scholarship
Sponsor: Beauty Changes Lives Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who identify as a person of color who is a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S.

SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship
Sponsor: Society for Marketing professional Services (SMPS) | UNCF
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending an HBCU. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in one of the designated fields: architecture, construction management, engineering, marketing, mass communications, or public relations.

UNCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicant must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by the financial aid office and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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