African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

NETwork Scholarship
Sponsor: NETwork BICP | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled at any accredited four-year college or university during the 2018-2019 year. Program is seeking to encourage students to pursue a career within one of the STEAM fields.

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.

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 4, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation.

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 14, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying communication arts or social science who are attending a UNCF college/university during the 2018-2019 academic year with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Boeing | TMCF HBCU Initiative
Sponsor: Boeing | TMCF
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at one of the Boeing HBCU priority schools (see website) who will be graduating between Winter 2020 and Spring 2021. Applicant must be majoring in Engineering, IT and Data Analytics, Finance/Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, or Facilities Management.

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 18, 2018
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.

Wm Wrigley Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Wm Wrigley Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 21, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a UNCF member school during the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates for this scholarship should be majoring in engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical, industrial), business, finance, accounting, chemistry, economics, computer science, or marketing.

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,500
Closing Date: September 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are pursing a degree in an Art, Art History and other eligible majors.

Minneapolis MLK Legacy Scholarship Program
Sponsor: General Mills Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,812
Closing Date: September 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African American and Hispanic students who are permanent residents of the city of Minneapolis. Applicant must be an entering freshman who, in priority order, has been accepted and who is planning to enroll full-time at any UNCF member institution, other Historically Black College or University or an accredited four-year institution.

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

Vertus Hardiman Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 5, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a HBCU during the 2018-2019 academic year with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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.

Actuarial | Minority Scholarship
Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are pursuing an actuarial or mathematics-related degree, with the goal of pursuing an actuarial career. Applicant must be a member of one of the following minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Alaskan Eskimo or other. If selected, student must successfully complete a summer internship at Mutual of Omaha’s home office (paid housing, competitive hourly rate of pay, financial incentives, etc.)

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.

LAF Scholarships
Sponsor: Landscape Architecture Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
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.

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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