African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

NLA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Nathan L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who are pursuing undergraduate training in Computer Science, Aviation, Nursing, or Music.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
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.

Jay Charles Levine Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from the state of Michigan. Applicant must have at least a 2.75 GPA and must be enrolling at a UNCF member school as a full-time student for the 2017-2018 academic year.

TTCAD Scholarship
Sponsor: Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association of Delaware
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to 2017 high school graduates from Delaware who are of Caribbean descent.

Best & The Brightest Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Millennium Momentum Foundation Inc.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or students who currently have AB 540 status. Application opportunity targets, but is not limited to the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Indian/Native American. Applicant must be a full-time college student (minimum Sophomore standing) and pursuing a career in a public service related field.

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Hastings LLP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
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.

The Summer Challenge Scholarship
Sponsor: College Greenlight
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who embody College Greenlight’s mission in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Applicant must create a College Greenlight profile.

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 4, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation.

Gates Scholarship
Sponsor: The Gates Scholarship
Amount: Cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the EFC
Closing Date: September 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors who are student leaders. Ideal candidates will have an outstanding academic record in high school (top 10% of graduating class), demonstrated leadership ability, and exceptional personal success skills.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and who are from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

Estelle Martin Cartledge Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,300
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
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.

Robert B. Pease Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
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.

POISE General Scholarships
Sponsor: Poise Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
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.

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