African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

TMCF | McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | McDonald’s
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: June 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year as a full-time student at one of TMCF’s 47 member schools (undergraduate or graduate). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated involvement in music performance and/or education through a relevant music major and/or participation in band or similar music activity.

TMCF | McDonald’s True to the HBCU Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | McDonald’s
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: June 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year as a full-time student at one of TMCF’s 47 member schools (undergraduate or graduate). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated their involvement in the HBCU community.

Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship
Sponsor: Chaikin Sherman Cammarata Siegel P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 29, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area who have immigrated from Ethiopia.

Kilby Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 29, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students working towards an Associates or Bachelor’s degree or technical professional degree. Applicant must be a descendant of persons enslaved in Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Madison counties, Virginia, prior to the end of the Civil War in 1865 (see website for more information).

Ricoh Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Ricoh
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: June 29, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled as a full-time college junior as of Fall 2018 at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). Applicant must be majoring in or have an academic focus in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, information Technology, or Business Operations.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
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.

AWG Minority Scholarship
Sponsor: Association for Women Geoscientists
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to minority female students who are enrolled full-time in a geosciences program who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.

Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Capture the Dream
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Bay Area students who will be enrolled at an accredited, not-for-profit institution in the fall. Applicant must either be a single parent or a low-income minority student.

Leidos STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Leidos Holdings Inc
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to STEM students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and will be an undergraduate student attending an HBCU or ay other accredited four-year college or univeresity in the fall 2018.

TMCF | Walmart Foundation First -Generation Scholars Mentorship
Sponsor: TMCF | Walmart Foundation
Amount: $250 per semester
Closing Date: June 10, 2018extended to June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to first-generation college students who are graduating seniors/incoming college freshmen. Applicant must be accepted to and prepared to attend one of the TMCF’s 47 member schools.

Anheuser-Bush Foundation | UNCF Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Anheuser-Busch Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to student leaders entering their junior or senior year of study at a four-year accredited HBCU commencing fall of 2018. Applicant must be majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Marketing, Sales, Finance, or Supply Chain Logistics.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Jack & Jill of America Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students who are graduating high school seniors. Applicant must become and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four-year post secondary institution beginning in the fall of 2018 and be working towards a bachelor’s degree.

TTCAD Scholarship
Sponsor: Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association of Delaware
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to 2018 high school graduates from Delaware who are of Caribbean descent.

HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship Program
Sponsor: HBCUConnect.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Schoalrship is open to minority students who are incoming or current college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are a member of a minority group that is underrepresented in the fields of fashion and/or entrepreneurship (I.e. African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander) OR have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in fashion and/or entrepreneurship.

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Hastings LLP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to 2L law students enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm’s diversity goals as a result of background, experience, personal attributes or characteristics. Recipient of scholarship will receive a paid 2L summer associate position as well as the scholarship.

Estelle Martin Cartledge Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,300
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates who have a strong academic record and are accepted or currently enrolled in a four-year institution of higher education. Applicant must have a sustained (one year or more) involvement in humanitarian service projects. Applicant must live in the Mon Valley, Pennsylvania (Rankin, Turtle Creek, Braddock, North Braddock, Homestead, Duquesne, Monongahela, and West Mifflin). Preference will be given to students who are African-American and attend Morning Star Baptist Church.

POISE General Scholarships
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to residents in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania who are accepted or currently attending a two-year or four-year university, post secondary technical or trade school.

Robert B. Pease Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who reside in Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) and attend a two-year or four-year university. Preference is given to African-American students and those studying in the field of Engineering.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
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, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

UNCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2018-19 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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