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List of 100 African American Scholarships

The list contains about 100 African American Scholarships and it's being updated once in three months. Last update was on the 15th of September. You can find scholarships starting from $500 up to $10000 . click here to view full scholarship details...

The American Talent Initiative

The American Talent Initiative is committed to recruiting students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, creating a more level playing field by reducing gaps in graduation rates among students from low, moderate and high-income families. The initiative, involving 30 participating schools, promises to increase education opportunities for talented students regardless of their family’s circumstances. Find out more at

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12 January 2019

Spike Lee's Malcolm X Scholarship For Exceptional Courage

The Malcolm X Scholarship for "Exceptional Courage is directed towards undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the UNCF Institutions. The scholarship was developed by Spike Lee to increase the awareness about the life and contributions of Malcolm X within society. The program will provide scholarship support for students, who have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education. Students can be enrolled in any accredited fields of study at their UNCF institution. Spike Lee was also able to garner support for this scholarship program from Allen Killil, Abkeo Music and Records and other major contributors. The candidates will be required to submit the following documents: On-line Application, Resume, Transcript, Two Essays, Academic Recommendation.

If you have questions, please email William Dunham. Deadline January 28, 2019.

Pearls of Wisdom Foundation Scholarships

All of the below are for African-American Morris County NJ graduating high school seniors. Deadline for all is April 1, 2019.

10 December 2018

National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW)

The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW) is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of families through the arts, culture, health wellness, education and human service programs. Through their mission, they support and sponsor community-based health and human service initiatives. They also present and preserve the achievements of African-American women and their significant contribution to society.

The organization currently offers two annual scholarships: The Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship and the Dr. Wynetta A Frazier "Sister-to-Sister" Scholarship:

The purpose of the Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell Scholarship, in honor of the organization's founder, is to recognize and honor African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their education.

The Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister-to-Sister” Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to mature African American Women in their pursuit of post-secondary education. An applicant must be a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college or one who is entering college for the first time because of these factors. All applicants must meet the prescribed scholarship criteria.

Deadline February 28, 2019. Applications online.

3 December 2018

NBNA Scholarship Program Now Open For Black Nurses -- Awards of Up to $6K Available!

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities.

The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. offers various scholarships each year. The deadline for this scholarship program is usually in APRIL, and the award amount is $1,000 to $6,000.

For more details and/or to apply, visit:

12 November 2018

United Negro College Fund STEM Scholars Program to Support 500 Talented Students

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) STEM Scholars Program is a 10-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school seniors who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields. Deadline March 3, 2019. Complete details and application online.

6 November 2018

The Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund Helps Low Income Women

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund (JRF) provides scholarships and support for low-income women ages thirty-five and older across the US to build better lives through post-secondary education. JRF for women in the US and Emerge for women in the state of GA in the US. Eligibility requirements posted online. Deadline March 1, 2019. Apply online.

2 October 2018

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program -- Awards of Up to $30K (Over Four Years)!

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school seniors who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad. Deadline February 1, 2019. Apply online.

24 September 2018

Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Lowes Financial Assistance Scholarshipse

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Lowes is pleased to provide financial assistance scholarships to undergraduate college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at TMCF member-schools who are in good academic standing, who are at risk of not returning to school, or graduating due to an outstanding financial need and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial crisis. Qualified applicants must have an unmet financial need.

Deadline is May 12, 2019 . Apply online.

11 August 2018

Here are the top scholarships programs for African American students to apply during the 2018/2019 school year:

#1 – Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant: Founded in 1993 by Lisa Ruffin, this proram is based on the idea that young people must begin with a strong foundation. They believe that each of our girls possesses the promise of unlimited possibilities. Learn more at

#2 – Derrick Rose Scholars Program: Passionate about embodying a legacy that will empower the next generation to pursue greatness; NBA star Derrick Rose has launched a scholarship program called the Rose Scholars. The program is open to high school sophomore, junior + senior students who are civically minded and have an instinct to lead. Learn more at

#3 – Beyonce’s Homecoming Scholars Award Program: Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn more at

#4 – National Hook-up of Black Women Scholarships: National Hook-up of Black Women (NHBW) Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall after graduation. Two different scholarships are available. Learn more at

#5 – The Bill Gates Scholarship For Minorities: a full tuition scholarship awarded to exceptional high school seniors planning to attend college full time. Applicants must be minorities, including African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American. Learn more at

#6 – United Negro College Fund/ Michael Jackson Scholarship: The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the current academic year. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Learn more at

#7 – Costco Scholarship Fund For Minority Students: Costco Scholarship Fund is open to underrepresented minority students who are planning to attend either the University of Washington or Seattle University. The fund was established to provide qualified minority students access to education benefits. Scholarship awards are based on financial need. Learn more at

#8 – Coca-Cola Scholars Program: a very competitive program for high school seniors throughout the United States. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, the largest soft drink company in the world, the program awards millions every year in college funding. Learn more at

#9 – Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation Scholarship Program: The Blues Babe Foundation Scholarship Program is open to current undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in the writing arts. The program was created by three-time GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott. Learn more at

#10 – Generation Google Scholarship For Underrepresented Students in Technology: Founded in 1993 by Lisa Ruffin, this proram is based on the idea that young people must begin with a strong foundation. They believe that each of our girls possesses the promise of unlimited possibilities. Learn more at

#11 – Boeing/ Thurgood Marshall College Fund HBCU Scholarship Program: This program provides an unparalleled career opportunity and scholarship for outstanding students attending Boeing HBCU priority schools. High performing students currently in their sophomore year, with a minimum GPA of 3.3 are encouraged to apply. Learn more at

Annual Scholarships

Check the scholarship listings below which run yearly.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is open to outstanding minority graduate students. The fellowship is awarded for students doing doctoral dissertation research conducted under faculty sponsorship at any accredited university in the United States.

Fellowships are offered to members of racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders all may apply.

Applicants can be in graduate programs that include education research, the humanities, or social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields, such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology. The fellowship can be used for tuition, fees, books, living expenses, equipment, travel, supplies, software, and other research-related expenses.

The fellowship is sponsored by The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society located in Washington, D.C. The organization focuses on the importance of education and fosters the use of research to improve education and the public good. Complete information available online.

Costco Scholarship Fund For Minority Students

Costco Scholarship Fund is open to underrepresented minority students who are planning to attend either the University of Washington or Seattle University. The fund was established to provide qualified minority students access to education benefits.

Scholarship awards are based on financial need. Applicants must be of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander heritage with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Scholarship recipients must be entering college as freshmen. Deadline in September. Check the website for details.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for the Innovation in Education Scholarship?

  • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
  • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
  • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

How much is the Innovation in Education Scholarship worth?

The Innovation in Education Scholarship is worth $500!

When is the Innovation in Education Scholarship application due?

All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m. Apply online.

For the official rules, click here.

ScholarshipOwl “You Deserve It ” Scholarship

Sign up for ScholarshipOwl, an innovative platform designed to dramatically speed up your scholarship application time, and get applied to the sweepstakes scholarship automatically!

Who is eligible to apply for the ScholarshipOwl “You Deserve It” Scholarship?

  • You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or US Territories
  • Age: You must be 16 years of age or older
  • Enrollment: You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in the Scholarship Sweepstakes, in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Application Frequency Period: If you created an Account on or after March 30th, 2016 you will automatically have a single application submitted on your behalf to apply to enter the Sweepstakes. You may subsequently apply to enter the Scholarship Sweepstakes up to once every seven days during the Sweepstakes Period.

If you created an Account prior to March 30th, 2016, you may apply to enter the Scholarship Sweepstakes up to once every seven days during the Sweepstakes Period.

When is the ScholarshipOwl “You Deserve It” Scholarship due?

The application is due by midnight on the 29th of each month!

How much is the scholarship award worth?

A one-time, $1,000 scholarship and one (1) month of free access to! Apply online.

Courage to Grow Scholarship

The Courage to Grow Scholarship helps students achieve their higher education goals. By taking away some of the concerns such as “how will I pay for college,” students can concentrate on their education and focus on the task at hand.

Who is eligible for the Courage to Grow Scholarship?

Applicants must be a junior or senior US citizens in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. A 250 word essay is also required: Explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship.

How much is the Courage to Grow Scholarship worth?

The scholarship awards are $500.

When is the Courage to Grow Scholarship application due?

The Courage to Grow Scholarship is due on the last day of each month. Apply online.

Course Hero

While Course Hero can help you study smarter, we can also help you pay for school with a $1,000 monthly scholarship. It only takes a few minutes to apply! Just sign up for a free account and respond to our creative short-answer question. Course Hero has all the course-specific study guides, tutors, and flashcards you need to master your classes this semester. Deadline the end of each month. Apply online.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship Program

ScholarshipPoints offers one of our most popular programs for students: the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship. One of the best things about this opportunity is that it is offered on a monthly basis throughout the year and is for students grades 9-college.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the ScholarshipPoints program, you must be someone who is interested in continuing their education. So whether you are a prospective PhD in English Literature, studying art at a community college, or a sophomore economics major, you can certainly apply.

How much is the scholarship award?

As you may guess from the name of the scholarship, the $10,000 Scholarship is indeed worth $10,0000.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for the ScholarshipPoints Scholarship is always on the final day of every month.

The scholarship application can be found and completed on the ScholarshipPoints website. The application does not require any essays or transcripts.

If you have any questions, you can feel free to reach out to ScholarshipPoints on their website.

Helps women who have survived domestic violence to return to school and become self-sufficient. The primary candidates are single mothers with young children who lack the resources to attend college. It is based on financial need. NO Deadline, however, 2 months to review submission. $1,000 Scholarship

Today’s scholarship is from, which is a great site that helps students find tutors locally and online. This scholarship is open to all students who are over the age of 16. provides monthly scholarship opportunities with a different scholarship essay prompt each month.

How do I apply?

Students can fill out the application online. Students are asked to submit a 300 word essay responding to the prompt:

What is the most valuable study method you learned in high school? Describe how it will help you in college.

Financial help for minority aspiring scientists!

NOAA's EPP scholarships support research and training in the oceanic, atmospheric, and other NOAA-related sciences for students attending minority-serving universities.

Nursing Information

A great resource for anyone considering a career in nursing. Find information about education and practice grants, the Nursing Scholarship Program, and the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program here.

Scholarships for Military Children

Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

Indian Health Service's Scholarships

Learn about the Indian Health Service's scholarships for American Indian health professionals as well as a loan repayment program in exchange for two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved Indian health program.

Indian Health Service Scholarships & Loan Repayment Programs

The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three health professions scholarship programs, plus a loan repayment program in exchange for two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved Indian health program. Find out how to qualify!

Imagine America Scholarship

The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), has been serving the career college community since 1982. IAF provides scholarships, awards, financial aid information, sector research and faculty training; honors achievement in career education; and supports and promotes the benefits of career colleges to the general public.

AHLEF Annual Scholarship Grant Program

Who is eligible for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship?

Nominees must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate hospitality management program at an AH&LEF affiliated school
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (2.0 if receiving Conrad Hilton Funds)
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed 1-2 years of school depending on the program

What is the amount of the scholarship?

Award amounts can range from $500 to $6,000 depending upon enrollment and recommended amount from school.

When is the scholarship due?

This AHLEF is a school-nominated scholarship, meaning that scholarship winners are selected by their respective schools-not by the Foundation. If you’re attending a Foundation-affiliated school, request nomination through AH&LEF’s Designated Contact Person .

All student nominees must complete sections 1-3 and 8 of the AH&LEF Scholarship Application, plus any additional sections as noted below. Additionally, under separate cover, participating schools are required to send a nomination form confirming their nominees and providing suggested award amounts.AH&LEF will not consider applicants for these awards without verification of nomination from their respective schools. AH&LEF academic scholarship applications are only accepted from January 1 to May 1 each year. Please note that any applications received from May 2 through December 31 will not be reviewed because the information provided will be outdated for the next school year. For more information, visit the AH&LEF site.

Which AH &LEF Scholarship Is Right For You?

Our scholarships fall into two categories:

Self-Nominated Scholarships You assess which ones you qualify for and apply directly. Your school doesn't have to be affiliated with AH&LEF.

School-Nominated Scholarships If you've been notified by a faculty member that you have been nominated by your school, be sure to check the appropriate box under "school-nominated" scholarships, as well as any other self nominated ones you're interested in.