African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

Northern Ohio Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF Northern Ohio Inter-Alumni Council
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and HBCU-enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are permanent residents of northern Ohio with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Win With Wynn Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,106
Closing Date: May 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American graduating high school seniors from Pinellas County, Florida.

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $3,600
Closing Date: May 19, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are pursing a degree in an Art, Art History and other eligible majors.

Graduate Student Scholarship
Sponsor: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 19, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students who demonstrate academic achievement and promise in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition to the general scholarship, there are scholarships open to minority students and international students studying in the U.S.

The Network BICP – Lewis Latimer Scholarship
Sponsor: NETwork BICP | UNCF
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 19, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American undergraduate students enrolled in the targeted STEM fields at any accredited four-year college or university during the current academic year.

UNCF Ladders of Hope Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be attending a UNCF institution full-time in the fall. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have demonstrated, unmet need, and be a permanent resident of South Los Angeles and/or surrounding areas.

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Bar Association of San Francisco
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in law schools who attend one of the Law Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

J.P. Morgan Chase Wealth Management HBCU Scholarship
Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase | UNCF
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: May 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black rising sophomores at select HBCUs (see website for details). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Smartwool Scholarship
Sponsor: Smartwool
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 28, 2021extended to May 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college sophomores and juniors who will be enrolled full-time during the upcoming academic year at any accredited HBCU or UNCF membership institution in North Carolina or Tennessee. Applicant must be a permanent resident of North Carolina or Tennessee and have at least a 2.5 GPA. All academic majors are welcome, with preference given to applicants majoring in design, fashion, finance, marketing, operations, textiles, and similar studies.

Northwest Indiana Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 27, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are permanent residents of Lake, LaPorte, or Porter Counties in Indiana.

Diversity in Hospitality Scholarship
Sponsor: Hospitality Diversity Action Council | The Hospitality Industry Network
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to domestic and international students who are actively enrolled in a hospitality related subject. High priority will be given to those who identify with an under-represented group in the industry.

LeBlanc/Baker Scholarship for Change
Sponsor: Jeffrey Baker | Monte Family | UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American males who are graduating high school seniors and planning to attend an accredited four-year HBCU in the fall. Preference will be given to District of Columbia Public School students.

PFund Scholarships
Sponsor: PFund Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who identify as LGBTQI and allies who are strongly invested in LGBTQI communities and who live or attend scholastic programs in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. While applicants do not need to fit the following preferences, the selection committee will look more closely at applicants who fit one or more of the following attributes: indigenous, Black, People of Color; undocumented, first generation, immigrants, and new Americans; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming people, and LBGTQIA individuals from North Dakota or South Dakota.

Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Omega Phi Beta Sorority
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.4 GPA. Applicant must be a female student of color (identify as Hispanic/Latina, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Black/African/American).

Wise Education Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Wise Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students in good standing. Applicant must submit an essay on how they are a dream chaser. There are general scholarships, as well as scholarship open to graduating high school seniors in the Carolinas and a scholarship for undergraduate students at a HBCU.

Adidas Legacy Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Adidas America, Inc. | UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: June 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors attending any one of the 27 high school participants of the Adidas Legacy Program (located in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles). Applicant must declare no interest or intent to play National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) varsity sports.

Enterprise Holdings Road Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Enterprise Holdings
Amount: Up to $12,222
Closing Date: June 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to first generation African American high school seniors who plan to attend a UNCF Member Institution.

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc-UNCF Scholarship
Sponsor: Foot Locker Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students attending one of the 37 UNCF member colleges or universities during the fall 2021 term.

Larry Ted May Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: June 3, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to rising college juniors who are permanent residents of Connecticut, Georgia Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Vermont. Applicant must be Black/African American, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian or Pacific Islander. Preference will be given to students who are attending an HBCU and are music majors.

UNCF Element Fleet Scholarship
Sponsor: Element Fleet | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 3, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American undergraduate junior and senior students who are interested in business and business-related fields (accounting, business, human resources, finances, marketing, sales, supply chain management).

Citrix Scholarship
Sponsor: Citrix | UNCF
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 7, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American students who will be enrolled in a UNCF member institution as an undergraduate during the next academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a business, engineering, or other technical major.

Mondelez International Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | Mondelez International
Amount: Up to $9,000
Closing Date: June 7, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be college freshmen at a TMCF member school in the upcoming school year. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be able to demonstrate a financial need.

Science Application International Corporation Scholarship
Sponsor: TMCF | Science Application International Corporation (SAIC)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 7, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to rising college seniors at TMCF member schools with at least a 3.0 GPA Applicant must be studying Software Engineering, Data Science, Digital Engineering, or Cyber Security.

TMCF All Around Scholarship
Sponsor: Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
Amount: Up to $6,200
Closing Date: June 7, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the 2021-2022 school year at a TMCF 47 member-school.

TMCF | McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarships
Sponsor: TMCF | McDonalds
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: May 10, 2021extended June 7, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are/will be attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Predominantly Black Institution (PBI). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be able to demonstrate leadership abilities.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 10, 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, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Reckitt Scholars
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 12, 2021extended to June 15, 2021
Description: Scholars program is open to rising sophomores who are interested n pursuing a career in the healthcare, public health, nutrition, and other healthcare-relate STEM fields.

Target Scholars
Sponsor: Target | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: June 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black incoming college Freshmen at select HBCUs with at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in one of the following areas: technology, leadership, or design.

RICOH Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | RICOH USA, INC.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: June 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled as a full-time college sophomore or junior 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, 2021
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.

Intel Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Intel Corporation | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with at least a 3.2 GPA. Applicant must be majoring in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.

BETF Scholarship
Sponsor: Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in good academic standing who are BDPA members. Applicant must have an interest in pursuing or continuing a four-year academic program related to Information Technology (IT).

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