African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

Chevron Corporate Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Chevron Corporation
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduation high school seniors who are planning to attend college in or have a permanent address in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or California. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in Engineering or Computer Science.

Janice Jones Scholarships
Sponsor: American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a teacher preparation program through an accredited institution of higher education and will continue in the Spring 2022 semester as a full-time student. Only students from a college or university holding membership in AAEE are eligible to participate. In addition to the general scholarships, there is a scholarship specifically for students of color.

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship
Sponsor: YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 19, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African American female students who are graduating high school seniors, have at least a 3.0 GPA, is in the top 1/3 of her class, and attend school in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

UNCF Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 6, 2022extended to January 20, 2022
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.

Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage”
Sponsor: Spike Lee | UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: January 24, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled at one of the UNCF institutions. Applicant must have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education.

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: Oracle | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 4, 2022extended to January 24, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American college students who are currently pursuing a major in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Marketing, or Human Resources, and related majors. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Oracle Developer Scholars Program
Sponsor: Oracle | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 4, 2022 – extended to January 24, 2022
Description: Program is open to African American/Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who are currently pursuing a degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering/Development. Candidates must be at least a college junior at the time of application and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholars will serve as technical development interns during the summer of 2022 and will receive the scholarship at the end of the internship.

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship
Sponsor: Society for American Archaeology
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to minority undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Archaeology.

LPGA Scholarships
Sponsor: LPGA Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to female graduating high school seniors who played golf in high school. There are scholarships for students who are planning on playing collegiate golf and for students not planning on playing collegiate golf. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority female students.

Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Rollin M. Gerstacker | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Michigan residents who are attending an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program
Sponsor: AbbVie Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black students currently enrolled in a certification or a 2-year degree in healthcare related STEM fields.

WXIA TV11 Community Service Scholarship
Sponsor: WXIA-TV | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen who have maintained a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be majoring in English, Communications, Journalism, or other related fields. Applicant must be residents of Atlanta, Georgia and be enrolled full-time in one of the Atlanta University Center schools (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College or Morris Brown College).

BD Scholarship
Sponsor: Becton, Dickinson and Company | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors majoring in communications, computer science, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, life sciences, microbiology, finance, global health, ,nursing, science technology, or sociology. Applicant must be from New Jersey, Rhode Island, Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Arizona, Utah, or California.

LAF Scholarships
Sponsor: Landscape Architecture Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to students studying landscape architecture. Multiple scholarships available. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority students and students from Hawaii and New York.

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Hastings LLP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to 1L law students who will be 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 summer associate position as well as the scholarship.

Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 2, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a dental hygiene or dental program. Multiple scholarships available, including specific scholarships for minority students, male students, and students in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Better Brothers LA Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Better Brothers Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 4, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Black LGBTQ students who are residents of Los Angeles County and who have been admitted or are attending an accredited degree, licensing, or vocational program.

Mary Holloway McCoo, M.D. and Wayman Glen McCoo, Sr. M.D. Sholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: $2,500 per semester
Closing Date: February 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing a medical degree. Preference will be given to students of African American descent with consideration given to students of Native American or Latinx descent. First preference will be given to candidates who attend Meharry Medical College with second preference given to candidates who attend Howard University, UCLA, or UC Davis.

Beinecke Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Beinecke Scholarship Program
Amount: $34,000
Closing Date: February 11, 2022
Description: Scholarship program is open to college juniors who are currently majoring in the arts, humanities or social sciences and plan to attend graduate school. Applicant must demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise. Applicant must attend a participating institution (135 colleges – see website for details) and must be nominated by campus liaison (see website for details).

Arlington Foundation Excellence in Education Scholarships
Sponsor: Arlington Foundation of Excellence in Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 14, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to African-American students from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. In addition to general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for students studying STEM, business, literary arts, law and cosmetology.

Arlington Foundation of Excellence in Education STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: Arlington Foundation of Excellence in Education
Amount: $750
Closing Date: February 14, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American college students majoring in an area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). Applicant must have graduated high school in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metropolitan area.

Pursuing Academics with Support (PAWS) Scholarship
Sponsor: Mars Petcare US, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 17, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American college juniors and seniors pursuing a STEMP related bachelor’s degree at a UNCF member institution, other HBCUs, or any accredited, four-year, U.S. located institution. Applicant must have a least a 2.5 GPA.

Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to female African-American graduating high school seniors with at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must be involved in school and community activities and must have completed at least 200 hours of documented community service.

Dr. W. A. Frazier Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to female African-American students who are at least 21 years of age and are accepted to a college or university. Applicant must demonstrate special talents gained through previous academic work, civic contributions, and/or social services.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
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 14 will be eligible for an extra 10 points.

UNCF Medline Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Medline Industries
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
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 2022.

Black Winemakers Scholarship
Sponsor: Urban Connoisseurs | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as graduate students attending any U.S. accredited four-year or graduate college or university. Applicant must have at least a 3.2 GPA. Undergraduates must be majoring in viticulture or enology and graduate students must be pursuing degrees in one of the following fields: agriculture, environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, ecology, food science, integrative genetics & genomics, horticulture & agronomy, microbiology, plant pathology, soils & biogeochemistry, or viticulture.

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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