African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

Elaine B. Hancock Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students at UNCF member institutions or Howard University. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a college junior or senior attending on a full-time basis, and have financial need as verified by the financial aid office.

Wm Wrigley Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Wm Wrigley Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a UNCF member school during the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates for this scholarship should be majoring in engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical, industrial), business, finance, accounting, chemistry, economics, computer science, or marketing.

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying communication arts or social science who are attending a UNCF college/university during the 2019-2020 academic year with at least a 2.5 GPA.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
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.

UBS/Painewebber Scholarship
Sponsor: UBS/PaineWebber |UNCF
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement within the various business disciplines at the targeted UNCF institutions.

Vertus Hardiman Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a HBCU during the 2019-2020 academic year with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
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.

Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
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 law school. Applicant must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage”
Sponsor: Spike Lee | UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled at one of the UNCF institutions. Applicant must have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education.

AFLAC Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | AFLAC Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are permanent residents of Columbia, Georgia.

BNSF Railway Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | BNSF Railway Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,250
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high-achieving students from Tarrant County, Texas who are full-time enrolled degree seeking candidates at a UNCF-member institution OR at any other fully accredited U.S. located college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated unmet need.

Charleston Family Trust Scholarship
Sponsor: Charleston Family Trust | UNCF
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American undergraduate students who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and must have completed the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.

DTE Energy Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: DTE Energy | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled at a UNCF member college or university. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a permanent resident in the West Michigan areas of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Bentor Harbor or St. Joseph (zip codes beginning with 490 thru 495). Applicant must have a declared major in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering, information technology, or business.

Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students who will be studying abroad in the 2019-20 academic year within the continent of Africa.

UNCF/FedEx Scholarship
Sponsor: FedEx/UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled at a Historically Black College or University and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have demonstrated, unmet financial need.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
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.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2019
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.

Actuarial | Minority Scholarship
Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
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.)

TF Cornerstone Long Island City Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,400
Closing Date: October 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college freshmen enrolled full-time at any accredited four-year institution for the 2019-2020 academic year who are permanent residents of Long Island, New York.

Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | The William Hipp Family
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current students who have a permanent residence in Upstate South Carolina and are pursuing a technical certification (i.e. Computer Technology, PC Programming, and Networking) at specific technical college sin Upstate, South Carolina.

MUFG Union Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Union Bank Foundation
Amount: $5,280
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2019. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Accounting, Banking, Business, Economics, Finance, or Information Technology and must have a minimum GPA of at 3.3. Preference or priority will be given to candidates who are permanent residents of California, New York, New Jersey, or Arizona, and first generation college students.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 1, 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. This is the early applicant deadline. The final deadline is January 9, 2020.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2020
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.

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Hastings LLP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
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.

UNCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2019-20 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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