African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

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.

Harold & Carolyn Robison Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Harold & Carolyn Robison Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: October 19, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA and reside or are permanent residents of Detroit, Michigan. Applicant must have demonstrated unmet financial need.

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.)

Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 22, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students who will be studying abroad in the 2018-19 academic year within the continent of Africa.

UNCF Twin Cities Hope Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 26, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students who are current undergraduate students and residents of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (see website for specific county residence requirement). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, submit an essay outline their career aspirations, leadership experience, and most significant achievements, and one letter of recommendation.

Richard L. Sykes Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 12, 2018extended to October 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen who reside in or are a permanent resident of the greater Los Angeles area and live in one of the following zip codes: 90000-93888. Student must be an African-American college freshman and preference will be given to students attending HBCUs-particulary UNCF member institutions.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholars program is open to African-American/Black high school seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship. This is the early applicant deadline. The final deadline is January 9, 2019.

Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 2, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students with an unmet financial need attending colleges and universities throughout the United States. Applicant must be from the NYC area (one of the five Burroughs only), be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 2, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who attend an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and who are majoring in Design, Fashion Design, Retail, or Retail Management.

Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 9, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American college freshman who are attending a four-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU) beginning fall 2018. Applicant must demonstrate the ability and desire to use artistic activism to proactively address the concerns of humanity. In addition to having at least a 3.0 GPA, applicant must be majoring in African-American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Performing Arts, Political Science, Social Sciences, Theater Arts/Drama or Visual Arts.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 16, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college seniors who attend a HBCU and has demonstrated high academic achievement (at least a 3.5 GPA), strong leadership skills, commitment to community service, and unmet financial need.

Surety Foundation Minority Internship & Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Surety Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 23, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students at accredited four-year educational institutions who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must be a minority student (Black/African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic ethnic origin). Ideally, applicant should be a declared accounting, business/finance or insurance/risk management major and applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship
Sponsor: Next Day Animations
Amount: $750
Closing Date: December 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college women (*or gender non-conforming individuals) of color who are actively working to change the world. Applicant must be currently enrolled or will begin college/university in the spring semester of 2019. Applicant must submit an essay or video sharing on how they are going to change the world. Only the first 150 applications will be accepted.

Generation Google Scholarship For Current University Students
Sponsor: Google
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 6, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field. Applicant must be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).

Predoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Amount: $24,000
Closing Date: December 13, 2018
Description: Fellowship is open to all citizens, U. S. nationals, and permanent residents of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program. Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary U.S. institution of higher education. Applicant must be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate will be considered a positive factor when choosing candidates: Alaskan Natives, Black/African-Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.

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.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 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-visual differences.

Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
Sponsor: 365 Pet Insurance
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or accepted to a veterinary school in the United States for Spring 2019 or Fall 2019. Applicant must be of Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Pacific Islander, or other minority designation.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2019
Description: Scholars program is open to African-American/Black high school seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

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.

EFWA Scholarships
Sponsor: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate level. In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to students who attend school in the state of Washington, women returning to school after raising children, and minority students.

TMCF | Lowe’s Scholarship
Sponsor: Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: May 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in an accredited TMCF member-school. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated combination of financial need and merit. Applicant must be at risk of not returning to school or graduating due to an outstanding financial need.

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