African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Eli Lilly & Company | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2021extended to October 14, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time college sophomores attending a UNCF member institution, HBCU, or other accredited four-year institution who are majoring in a STEM-related discipline. Applicant must be a resident of Indiana.

Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: The Walt Disney Company/UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2021extended to October 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American college juniors who have an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry (e.g. film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc). Preference will be given to students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Sprout Social UNCF Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Sprout Social | UNCF
Amount: Up to $11,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American college seniors graduating in May 2022 attending any accredited four-year college, majoring in Computer Science or Software Engineering.

TJX Scholarship Program
Sponsor: TJX | UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 25, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American college students with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must have demonstrated, unmet financial need.

Richard F. Freeman Scholarship
Sponsor: Richard F. Freeman Scholarship Fund | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college freshman who are enrolled full-time at any accredited four-year institution, non-profit college, or university for the current academic year. Applicant must be from Southeast Michigan.

UNCF-Ralph Lauren Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Ralph Lauren
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American students enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year HBCU who are college seniors (class of 2022).

Wm Wrigley Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Wm Wrigley Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a UNCF member school during the 2021-2022 academic year. Candidates for this scholarship should be majoring in engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical, industrial), business, finance, accounting, chemistry, economics, computer science, or marketing.

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Best Buy
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American students enrolled full-time at Bowie State University, Delaware State University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T University or Tuskegee University. The selection process will focus first on students from Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri or Ohio.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, DACA students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Exelon HBCU Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: Exelon | UNCF
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college freshmen attending a four-year, accredited HBCU. Applicant must be majoring in Business Administration, Business Management, Engineering, Finance Information Technology or Supply Chain Management. Applicant must be a Exelon utility customer located in any of the following targeted markets: Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

Vertus Hardiman Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a HBCU during the 2021-2022 academic year with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 3, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students with an unmet financial need attending colleges and universities throughout the United States. Applicant must be from the NYC area (one of the five Burroughs only), be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

NAACP/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Scholarship
Sponsor: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 3, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American college sophomores enrolled full-time and attending an accredited four-year U.S. college or university.

UNCF Numotion Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Numotion | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American college students who have a mobility-related disability.

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: November 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying communication arts or social science who are attending a UNCF college/university during the 2021-2022 academic year with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Ruby L. Bailey Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Charles Bailey and Maxine Barbour
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Black students who are currently attending a HBCU with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Wellington Management Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Wellington Management Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students at UNCF member schools classified as a college junior this year school. Applicant must be African American/Black, have at least a 2.7 GPA, be majoring in finance, economics, business, accounting, computer science, data science, political science, history, or psychology.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college seniors who attend a HBCU and has demonstrated high academic achievement (at least a 3.5 GPA), strong leadership skills, commitment to community service, and unmet financial need.

Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Ahmanson Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 23, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending a UNCF member school and are from greater Los Angeles, California.

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program for Undergraduates
Sponsor: UNCF | Best Buy
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: December 6, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens of any race or ethnicity, with reference given to BIOPOC or underrepresented minorities. Scholarship is open to all majors with the exception of majors focusing on career paths to become doctors, nurses, vets or teachers.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2022
Description: Scholars program is open to African-American/Black high school seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

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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