African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and AB-540/DACA recipients who are a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year accredited institution in the U.S. with at least a 3.0 GPA and majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations. Applications submitted on or before January 15 will be eligible for an extra 10 points.

ACS Scholars Program
Sponsor: American Chemical Society (ACS)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students
Sponsor: Midwest Archives Conference
Amount: $750
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students of African-American, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino descent who are currently enrolled in a graduate, multi-course program in archival administration or accepted into such a program for the next academic year.

Maureen L. and Howard Blitman, P.E. Scholarship
Sponsor: National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American) who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.

Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Sponsor: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

AlixPartners/UNCF Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | AlixPartners
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 4, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a junior in the 2020-2021 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).

African American Network of the Carolinas Scholarship
Sponsor: African American Network – Duke Energy
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American graduating high school seniors from North or South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.

AABE National Scholarships
Sponsor: American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 7, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are members of one of the underrepresented minority groups in the sciences or related areas of technology. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and plan to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics, or physical science. Applicants must be sent to their local chapter for consideration.

TMCF All Around Scholarship
Sponsor: Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the 2021-2022 school year at a TMCF 47 member-school.

TMCF | FedEx Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | FedEx
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at any TMCF member-school during the upcoming academic school year. Applicant must be majoring in Business or Logistics, have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

TMCF | Ford Blue Oval Scholarship
Sponsor: Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Amount: $6,200
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American male high school seniors who will be enrolled as a full-time freshman student at one of TMCF’s 47 member schools for the 2021-2022 academic year.

TMCF | HBCU Alliance Partner Inc. Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | HBCU Alliance Partner Inc.
Amount: Up to $4,500
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member school during the upcoming academic school year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Procter & Gamble General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Procter & Gamble
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are or will be studying a field in business, information technology, or public relations. With a commitment to selecting the strongest candidates, preference in the selection will be given to Black male candidates.

Procter & Gamble STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Procter & Gamble
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are or will be studying a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). With a commitment to selecting the strongest candidates, preference in the selection process will be given Black male candidates.

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Social Workers Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,500
Closing Date: March 11, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to master’s degree candidates in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in African-American communities.

Greenfield Peace Scholarship
Sponsor: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors in Oregon who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Applicant must submit a visual art piece that embodies their hopes, experiences, and goals in response to the provided reflection and prompt (“Art invites us to take the journey beyond price, beyond costs into bearing witness to the world as it is and as it should be. Art invites us to know beauty and to solicit it from even the most tragic of circumstances. Art reminds us that we belong here.” – Toni Morrison)

BASF/Alfred Chisholm Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: BASF
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at a Historically Black College or University. Applicant must be majoring in Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, or Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

Berbeco Senior Research Fellowship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Fellowship is open to students attending a UNCF member institution who will complete a structed study abroad experience during the Summer of 2021.

Elaine B. Hancock Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students at UNCF member institutions or Howard University. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a college junior or senior attending on a full-time basis, and have financial need as verified by the financial aid office.

Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship
Sponsor: United Methodist Communications
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to racial ethnic minorities students who are United Methodist undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in religion journalism or mass communications.

UNCF – Anthem Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Anthem, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholars program is open to minority student currently in their junior or senior year at a four-year accredited college or university. Applicant must be majoring in business, communications, marketing, healthcare management, healthy policy, economics, finance, accounting, supply chain management, computer science, information technology, analytics or an associated major.

UNCF Battelle Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Battelle
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholars program is open to African American college juniors majoring in or having an academic focus in the following disciplines: Business, supply chain, human resources, or Business related field. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will have a paid 2021 summer internship at Battelle.

Crème of Nature Scholarship
Sponsor: Crème of Nature | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to any undergraduate student attending an HBCU with at least a 2.5 GPA.

UNCF Ladders of Hope Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen enrolled as a full-time student in fall 2020 at any UNCF member institution at the time of application. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have demonstrated, unmet need, and be a permanent resident of South Los Angeles and/or surrounding areas.

Beverly J. Gilliam Scholarship for Foreign Study
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $6,500
Closing Date: March 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at one of the UNCF’s member institutions as a sophomore or junior within the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must be planning to study abroad during the summer of 2021, must be approved by their home institution and allow the applicant to receive earned credit hours towards their undergraduate degree.

ETS | TMCF Presidential Scholarship Program
Sponsor: ETS | TMCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who attend a HBCU and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need.

TMCF | National Black McDonald’s Operators Association Dr. Pepper Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | National Black McDonald’s Operators Association | Dr. Pepper
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at a TMCF member-school as a sophomore, junior or senior for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership ability through a variety of measures.

Connecticut Wealth Management Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 24, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American college students who are permanent residents of Connecticut. All majors are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to students with business or business-related majors.

UNCF Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,933
Closing Date: March 24, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are from New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut who are committed to social justice. Applicant must be African American and be currently enrolled in college with at least a 2.5 GPA. Although all majors are encouraged to apply, those students who are political science, criminal justice or in a course of study toward the preparation of law school will be given preference.

UNCF Medline Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Medline Industries
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2021
Description: Scholars program is open to African American full-time enrolled juniors majoring in business, marketing, accounting, finance, or healthcare management whose college experience demonstrates leadership and analytical ability during their college career. Candidates will be selected to intern for summer 2021.

Boule’ Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Boule’ Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: March 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to entering college freshmen (Fall 2021) of African American descent with at least a 3.0 GPA.

ADT Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | ADT
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen with at least a 3.0 GPA who reside or are enrolled at a college or university in one of the following ADT designated markets: B0ca Raton, FL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Knoxville, TN, or Rochester, NY. Applicant must be pursing a major in one of the following disciplines: communications, finance, human resources, information technology, liberal arts, or marketing.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
Sponsor: American College of Healthcare Executives
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students enrolled in their final year of full-time study in a healthcare management graduate program (MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar) – with a graduation date between Sept. 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021.

UNCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by the financial aid office and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship
Sponsor: CVS | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to second-semester sophomores who are Black or Latinx. Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career in the health care sector.

Montgomery County Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college freshmen who are permanent residents of Montgomery Country, Ohio.

Aspiring Literary Scholar Award
Sponsor: Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are full-time full-time freshman, sophomore or junior at any historically Black College or University in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to their own personal life experience OR a poem by Langston Hughes.

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