African American Scholarships

Scholarship open to African American or Black students.

Jay Charles Levine Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: $3,200
Closing Date: December 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen from the state of Michigan. Applicants must be a resident of Michigan with at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and must be enrolled at a UNCF member school as a full-time student.

UPS Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UPS | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American graduating college seniors at HBCUs. Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA and have demonstrated unmet financial need.

Cox Enterprises Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Cox Enterprises | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 6, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to underrepresented minority students who are in good academic and personal standing at any UNCF member institution. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA, and preference will be given to applicants pursuing majors in the areas of STEM.

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program for Undergraduates
Sponsor: UNCF | Best Buy
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: December 6, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens of any race or ethnicity, with reference given to BIOPOC or underrepresented minorities. Scholarship is open to all majors with the exception of majors focusing on career paths to become doctors, nurses, vets or teachers.

Sam’s Club Scholars Program
Sponsor: Sam’s Club | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors at UNCF member institutions. Preference will be given to students pursuing study in the area of business administration (management, marketing, accounting, finance, or merchandising).

UNCF Ivy Beauty (NY/NJ) Scholarship
Sponsor: Ivy Enterprises, Inc. | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen and sophomore African American students attending any UNCF member institution, other HBCU’s, or any accredited four-year institution in the states of New York or New Jersey.

UNCF Ivy Beauty (Texas) Scholarship
Sponsor: Ivy Enterprises, Inc. | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen and sophomore African American students attending any UNCF member institution, other HBCU’s, or any accredited four-year institution in the state of Texas.

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, 2021
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.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Rho Omega Chapter – Gaffney SC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Rho Omega Chapter – Gaffney SC
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University educational institution in the United States or Puerto Rico. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators or potential; however, preference will be given to African American female youth.

Generation Google Scholarship
Sponsor: Google
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees during the 2022-2023 academic year. Program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualification, but students who identify with groups that are historically excluded from the technology industry (Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) are encouraged to apply.

NGLCC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
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, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University educational institution in the United States or Puerto Rico.

John Lennon Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Yoko Ono
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 13, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending a UNCF member institution and majoring in communications, mass communications, mass media arts, music or performing arts.

UBS/Painewebber Scholarship
Sponsor: UBS/PaineWebber |UNCF
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: December 14, 2021
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.

UPS Atlanta Campaign Scholarship
Sponsor: UPS | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2000
Closing Date: November 30, 2021extended to December 14, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American graduating college seniors at HBCUs. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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

Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship
Sponsor: Next Day Animations
Amount: $750
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
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 2022. 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.

MUFG Union Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | Union Bank Foundation
Amount: $5,280
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2021. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Accounting, Banking, Business, Economics, Finance, Information Technology or Software Engineering and must have a minimum GPA of at 3.3. Preference or priority will be given to candidates who are permanent residents of Arizona, California, New Jersey, New York or North Carolina.

EESI Future Climate Leaders Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors enrolled full-time at an HBCU in the Mid-Atlantic or Southern Region (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia). Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a relevant field of study (i.e. a declared major in biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering, environmental science or policy, history, physics, political science, or sociology).

Predoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Amount: $27,000 for three years
Closing Date: December 16, 2021
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.

AWWA Scholarships
Sponsor: American Water Works Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 20, 2021
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.

Integra Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Sponsor: Integra Foundation, Inc. | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to permanent residents of the states of New Jersey (Somerset, Mercer, or Middlesex counties), Massachusetts (greater Boston area), and Ohio (greater Cincinnati area) who are attending a UNCF member institution and majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
Sponsor: 365 Pet Insurance
Amount: $250
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or accepted to a veterinary school in the United States for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. Applicant must be of Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Pacific Islander, or other minority designation.

TMCF | Wells Fargo HBCU College Completion Scholarship Program
Sponsor: TMCF & Wells Fargo
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 3, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time as a senior during the current school year at a public or private Black College or University (HBCU). Applicant must have a least a 3.0 GPA and must be able to demonstrate a financial need.

Oracle Developer Scholars Program
Sponsor: Oracle | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 4, 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 2022 and will receive the scholarship at the end of the internship.

VWGOA/UNCF Corporate Scholars
Sponsor: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. | UNCF
Amount: Up to $11,500
Closing Date: January 4, 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.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2022
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.

LPGA Scholarships
Sponsor: LPGA Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
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 General Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2021-2022 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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