African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

UNCF Toyota Scholars Program
Sponsor: Toyota | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 7, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to underrepresented minority students classified as college sophomores or juniors who are enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year public or private historically Black college or university (HBCU). Applicant must be majoring in one of the following acceptable majors: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Cloud Computing, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Mining and Analytics, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science(s), Finance, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

Oracle Developer Scholars Program
Sponsor: Oracle | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 8, 2022extended to December 8, 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 2023 and will receive the scholarship at the end of the internship.

100 Black Men of Upstate SC, Inc. – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | 100 Black Men of Upstate SC, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be full-time students at accredited and post-secondary institutions. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, preference will be given to African American male youth.

NGLCC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to college students residing in the US who identify as a member of the LGBT community. LGBT students of color, those who identify as transgender or non-binary, LGBT students with disabilities and those with geographic diversity are strongly encourage to apply.

Tom Joyner Foundation – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | Tom Joyner Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University educational institution in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Delta Air Lines Massachusetts Emergency Student Aid Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Delta Airlines |UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,230
Closing Date: December 14, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African American students who reside in or are permanent residents of Massachusetts and who are current undergraduate students. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated unmet financial need.

Delta Air Lines New York Emergency Student Aid Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Delta Airlines |UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,232
Closing Date: December 14, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African American students who reside in or are permanent residents of New York and who are current college seniors. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated unmet financial need.

UNCF /Congressman John Lewis Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 14, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to deserving minority students who are enrolled at a UNCF member college or university.

Anaplan Corporate Scholars Program
Sponsor: Anaplan | UNCF
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who are college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are studying Psychology, Engineering, Communications, Science Technologies, or Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

API Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
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.

UNCF Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 15, 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.

VWGOA/UNCF Corporate Scholars
Sponsor: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. | UNCF
Amount: Up to $11,500
Closing Date: December 19, 2022
Description: Paid internship and scholarship are open to full-time juniors enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University majoring in business, marketing, information technology, or engineering, whose college experience demonstrates community service, leadership, and analytical ability during their college career.

AWWA Scholarships
Sponsor: American Water Works Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 20, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in working in the water industry (engineering, research, etc.). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically for female students and minority students.

UNCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 21, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicant must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by the financial aid office and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

GFOA Scholarships
Sponsor: Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 30, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to students who plan to pursue a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Multiple scholarships available with different requirements. See website for details. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship specifically to minority students.

Hair Freedom For All Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Professional Beauty Association
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to BIPOC Cosmetology students and BIPOC licensed professionals for continuing education or cosmetology school.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
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.

Predoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Amount: $27,000 for three years
Closing Date: January 5, 2023
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.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2023
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.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation
Amount: Up to $30,000 over four years
Closing Date: January 11, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating, minority high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.

ASRT Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 14, 2023
Description: Foundation has more than 65 scholarships available for the 2022-2023 academic year. Awards are available for all types of radiologic science students regardless of specific area of interest. In addition to the general scholarships, there is a scholarship open specifically to minority students.

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship
Sponsor: YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2023
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.

Edward M. Nagel Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 19, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing studies in business (and business related majors) with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Sponsor: Architects Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program.

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship
Sponsor: Society for American Archaeology
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
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, 2023
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.

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Best Buy
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time as a college freshman at a two year or four-year college or university with preference given to students enrolled at HBCU’s. Scholarship is open to any race or ethnicity, with preference given to BIPOC and underrepresented minorities.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Description: Scholarships are open to U.S. citizens who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Applicant must study agriculture, food, natural resource science, or other related academic disciplines.

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Hastings LLP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2023
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.

NFBPA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 27, 2023
Description: Scholarship program is designed to recognized African-American and minority students who are currently enrolled full-time at a traditional four-year college or university, preferably a HBCU, and exemplify outstanding scholarship and leadership.

TMCF | Sallie Mae Fund Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship
Sponsor: The Sallie Mae Fund
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to students who’s degree or program will end Spring 2023 semester. Applicant must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have an unpaid school balance up to $2,500.

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