African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Competition is open to freethinking students of color ages 17-21 who are either high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to rejection of religion. The contest is offered to provide support and acknowledgment for freethinking students of color, as a minority within a minority.

Boeing | TMCF HBCU Initiative
Sponsor: Boeing | TMCF
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: July 26, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at one of the Boeing HBCU priority schools (see website) who will be graduating between Winter 2022 and Spring 2023. Applicant must be majoring in Engineering, IT and Data Analytics, Finance/Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, or Facilities Management.

NASCAR Wendell Scott Sr Scholarship
Sponsor: NASCAR | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,310
Closing Date: July 28, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and Master’s degree students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.

James M Rosin Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Dr. James M Rosin | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are enrolled at a UNCF members school. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in a field related to the health sciences.

AFLAC Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | AFLAC Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are permanent residents of Columbia, Georgia.

Blanche Ford Endowment Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Blance Ford Endowment Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions beginning fall 2020. Applicant must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA and have unmet financial need as determined by the financial aid office at their college or university. Applicant must also have evidence of community service commitment/involvement.

UNCF/FedEx Scholarship
Sponsor: FedEx/UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshman who had at least a 3.0 GPA in high school. Applicant must enroll and remain enrollment at a four-year Historically Black College or University for the duration of their college career.

TTCAD Scholarship
Sponsor: Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association of Delaware
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to 2020 high school graduates from Delaware who are of Caribbean descent.

HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship Program
Sponsor: HBCUConnect.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who are incoming or current college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative
Sponsor: United Health Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college seniors who are enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university (UNCF member institution preferred) with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be majoring in behavior health, biochemistry, biological science, biology, biomedical research, biotechnical health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health or radiology.

AIChE Minority Scholarship Awards
Sponsor: AIChE
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 12, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a chemical engineering program during the 2020-2021 academic year who are members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering.

CVS Pharmacy, Inc: Pharmacy Scholarship
Sponsor: CVS Caremark
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an AACP-accredited PharmD program in the fall.

Intel Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Intel Corporation | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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.

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation.

PSEG Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: PSEG | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,222
Closing Date: September 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college sophomores who are African American and studying Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Information Technology or Computer Technology.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
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.

Leadership for Diversity Paraprofessional Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current CSLA members who are enrolled in a community college program for school library technical service certification. Applicant must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and be working in a classified position in the library field.

Leadership for Diversity TL Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current CSLA members who are enrolled in a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing accredited teacher librarian credential program. Applicant must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and intend to work as a teacher librarian in California.

Medical Diversity Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have shown academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited medical school. Applicant must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2020
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, DACA students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2021
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.

UNCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2020-2021 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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