Scholarships for African American Students

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

The MetLife Foundation partners with UNCF to offer scholarships to African American students enrolled at accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for their junior year.

Amount
$7,333–$14,666
Scholarships awarded
100 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 10
Winner announcement
August 2022

Ally Financial Law Scholars Program

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Ally Financial Law Scholars Program, sponsored by Ally Financial, aims to increase the number of competent African American or Black students entering the legal profession.

Amount
$6,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 8
Winner announcement
August 2022

Ally Financial Public Policy Scholars Program

The Ally Financial Public Policy Scholars program offers a $10,000 scholarship for college sophomores and juniors.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 8
Winner announcement
August 2022

Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC) awards $1,000–$10,000 scholarships to mature African American women.

Amount
$1,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 10
Winner announcement
August 2022

Intel Scholarship Program

The Intel Scholars Program offers 14 $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships for Black undergraduate and graduate students in a number of STEM fields.

Amount
$5,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
14 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31
Winner announcement
August 2022

David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color

Freedom from Religion Foundation holds an annual essay contest for students of color aged 17 to 21. The David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color offers prizes ranging from $300 to $3,500.

Amount
$300–$3,500
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1
Winner announcement
August 2022

API-JCU Diversity Scholarship

Every year, the API-JCU Diversity Scholarship offers a $1,500–$3,000 award to an exemplary API minority student.

Amount
$1,500–$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 10

First in Family Humanist Scholarship: Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship

The First in Family Humanist Scholarship: Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship awards six $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate studies.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 24
Winner announcement
August 2022

Olay Face the STEM Gap Scholarship

The Olay Face the STEM Gap Scholarship Program offers scholarships worth $5,000 to women of color.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 29

UNCF Henkel Scholarship Program

The UNCF Henkel Scholarship program offers $5,000 scholarships to African American students in their junior year who intend to pursue an internship at Henkel.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 29

Citrix Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund Scholars Program and Citrix offer twenty $5,000 scholarships for high school seniors and undergraduate students, up to junior year.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
October 31, 2022

Amyris Scholarship Program

Amyris, Inc., in collaboration with UNCF, offers an annual scholarship of up to $4,400 to 20 African American undergraduate and graduate students in the United States.

Amount
$4,400
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
July 29

Sherry R. Arnstein Underrepresented Minority Scholarship

Each year, the American Association of Colleges Of Osteopathic Medicine awards a financial scholarship of $5,000 to five osteopathic medical students who belong to an underrepresented minority.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
July 29
Winner announcement
September 2022

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship annually offers 300 student leaders scholarships to help them maximize their full potential.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
300 winners
Required GPA
3.3
Deadline
September 15
Winner announcement
July/September 2023

Medical Diversity Scholarship Program

Every year, the Buckfire Law firm offers one available scholarship valued at $2,000 per recipient for undergraduate study across the United States.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
October 1

TJX Scholarship Program

Every year the TJX Scholarship Program offers $10,000 scholarships for full-time undergraduate study to African American/Black students.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
October 25

The Legacy Lab Foundation Scholarship

The Legacy Lab Foundation, supported by The Giving Back Fund, is seeking Black or African American students enrolled in colleges, universities, or similar institutions (technical schools) in the United States.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 8
Winner announcement
December 2022

Exelon HBCU Corporate Scholars Program

The Exelon Scholarship is a need-based financial scholarship given to African-American students per year for their four-year undergraduate studies in preparation for a career in Exelon and the energy industry.

Amount
$25,000–$100,000
Scholarships awarded
24 winners
Required GPA
2.8
Deadline
November 19
Winner announcement
February 2023

TMCF | Ford Blue Oval Scholarship

The Ford Blue Oval Scholarship awards $6,200 to seven male students for their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$6,200
Scholarships awarded
7 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

UNCF Ivy Beauty (NY/NJ) Scholarship

UNCF, in partnership with Ivy Enterprises, is awarding five African American freshmen and sophomore students in colleges in New York or New Jersey $2,000 scholarships each.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 9
Winner announcement
January/February 2023

Arcadis Scholarship

Every year, Arcadis awards a $5,000 scholarship to a student from an underrepresented racial and ethnic minority group who is pursuing a graduate degree in STEM fields.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

In partnership with the American Water Works Association, Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship offers $10,000 to a minority postgraduate student interested in waterworks.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is available to minority students who are incoming freshmen pursuing degrees in veterinary medicine.

Amount
$250
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship is a $2,500 award given, in collaboration with Denny’s Hungry for Education program, to 10 students currently enrolled at an HBCU.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

EESI Future Climate Leaders Scholarship Program

Students at HBCUs can apply for up to $5,000 in awards each academic year to pursue programs related to environmental science, clean energy, and climate policy at EESI-accredited institutions.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
January 1

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Outstanding African American students have the chance to receive $40,000.

Amount
$10,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
45 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 9
Winner announcement
March 2023

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship awards $30,000 scholarships to students with financial need from minority backgrounds.

Amount
$30,000
Scholarships awarded
60 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 12
Winner announcement
Early Summer

MUFG Union Bank Scholarship Program

UNCF offers scholarships in partnership with the Union Bank Foundation valued at $5,280 per recipient for undergraduate study across the United States.

Amount
$5,280
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.3
Deadline
January 13

NFBPA Scholarship Program

NFBPA offers scholarship awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to minority students in accredited educational institutes preferably Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Amount
$2,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
9 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 17

Chevron Corporate Scholarship

Chevron awards a $7,500 scholarship to meritorious students in engineering and computer science from African American, Native North American, Alaska Tribe, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic backgrounds.

Amount
$7,500–$15,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 18

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

The APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship offers one $4,000 scholarship grant to master’s or doctorate students who are from minority and underrepresented groups.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship offers $3,000 grants to three underrepresented minorities wishing to or undertaking archaeology courses.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program

In partnership with AbbVie, UNCF offers 200 scholarships valued at $5,000 to high school graduates, and college freshman and college sophomores undertaking undergraduate study in healthcare-related fields.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
200 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail Endowed Scholarship offers one scholarship to a female high school senior or undergraduate student from the U.S or Canada.

Amount
$1,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
February 1

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

The Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students Scholarship Program offers a $3,000 scholarship for African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Asian American, and Alaska Native students interested in studying hospitality.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 1

LPA Scholarship

LPA, Inc offers scholarships of $5,000 to high school seniors in California and Texas accepted at an accredited institution for a degree program related to design or building industry.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 2

AMS Minority Scholarships

The grant is divided into two $3,000 stipends for your freshman and sophomore years.

Amount
$3,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 4
Winner announcement
May 2023

Diversity in Hospitality Scholarship

The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, Diversity in Hospitality Scholars Program offers a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

The Oracle Corporate Scholars Program awards 10 $10,000 scholarships to college students.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7

Mary Holloway McCoo, M.D. and Wayman Glen McCoo, Sr. M.D. Sholarship

UNCF offers two scholarships valued at $2,500 per semester to postgraduate and doctoral students studying in the medical field across the United States.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3.8
Deadline
February 10

Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship

The Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell Scholarship recognizes and celebrates African American students with proven academic distinction, a concern for their community, the Black Family, and a desire to continue their education.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
April 30, 2023

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Thirty (30) ethnic minority undergraduate students will receive $2,500 scholarships and a trip to New York City, New York, for career-building activities as part of the LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Program.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
April 2023

Science Application International Corporation Scholarship

The Science Application International Corporation Scholarship worth $5,000 enables college seniors to study software engineering, data science, digital engineering, and cybersecurity at different Thurgood Marshall College Fund member schools.

Amount
$2,500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 28

UNCF Medline Corporate Scholars Program

The UNCF Medline Corporate Scholars Program offers a $5, 000 scholarship for African American junior undergraduate students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
June 2023

ALA Spectrum Scholarship

The ALA Spectrum Scholarship annually rewards 60 students from minority and backward classes who are interested in graduate studies in library and information science.

Amount
$5,000–$6,500
Scholarships awarded
60 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 1

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students

Every year, the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students grants two undergraduate students scholarships to the tune of $750 each to study archival administration at the graduate level.

Amount
$750
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1

AABE National Scholarships

The AABE National Scholarship awards $3,000–$5,000 to 13 graduating high school seniors of Hispanic, African American, or Native American ethnicity who will pursue studies in energy-related fields.

Amount
$3,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
13 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 4
Winner announcement
May 2023

Black Winemaker Scholarship

The Black Winemakers Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship for full-time African American sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students (MS and Ph.D.) attending an accredited four-year or graduates institution.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3.2
Deadline
March 10

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

BAM is committed to assisting Black employees in their professional development and encouraging youngsters to seek a career in technology.

Amount
$2,500–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
45 winners
Required GPA
3.3
Deadline
March 15
Winner announcement
April 2023

Mission North The Future Is… Fellowship

The Future Is… Fellowship awards $15,000 to one female BIPOC(Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) student pursuing studies in communications with an interest in tech or science.

Amount
$15,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 18

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship offers financial assistance to students in their final year of a graduate program in healthcare management. It’s for racially/ethnically diverse and LGBTQ students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
15 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 2023

Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship

To preserve the heritage of a WOC and help her excel, the $1,000 Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship was founded by an HBCU graduate and her grandmother.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

UNCF – Anthem Corporate Scholars Program

Students from minority ethnic groups and races are awarded $5,000 scholarships and internship programs by a Fortune 500 company.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 31

United Health Foundation Louis Stokes Scholarship

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation offers $5,000 to $8,000 scholarships to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

Amount
$5,000–$8,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 3
Winner announcement
June 2023

CME Group Foundation Scholars Program

$20,000 is awarded to an outstanding student attending a partner institution by the CME Group Foundation.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 4

Black Philanthropy Bannister Scholarship

The fund provides scholarships and supports nonprofit organizations that advance equity and social justice for the Black and African-American communities of Rhode Island.

Amount
$20,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 9

Martin Luther King Scholarship

Empowering students of color to pursue higher education and advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amount
$20,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18

Student Of Color Scholarship

The Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation-Student of Color Scholarship offers a $10,000 scholarship to undergraduate or postgraduate students of color.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18

NANBPWC National Scholarship

NANBPWC National Scholarship is an annual program offering awards of $1,500 to $2,500 to African American high school seniors in the U.S.

Amount
$1,500–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 20

Oracle Developer Scholars Program

The Oracle Corporation, with the UNCF, offers 25 scholarships valued at $10,000 for undergraduate study across the United States. Only African American, Hispanic, and Native American students are eligible.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 29

KyCPA College Scholarships

The KyCPA College Scholarship offers 43 $1,550 scholarships to college students currently enrolled in accounting.

Amount
$1,550
Scholarships awarded
43 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 30

PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarship

The PRSA Foundation offers the $1,000 PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarship to republic relations, journalism, and mass communication students.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 30

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship is an annual program to support students from underrepresented groups accepted or enrolled in a prelicensure registered nurse program.

Amount
$2,750
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
April 30
Winner announcement
July 15, 2023

CGCS – Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

The Bernard Harris Scholarship Program awards four graduating high school seniors who seek to major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses at college or university level.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 6
Winner announcement
June 2023

Jack and Jill – Jacqueline Moore Bowles Scholarship

Jack and Jill of America Foundation are awarding $2,500 in scholarships to support African American college students with their educational expenses.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 11

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

The Jack And Jill Of America Foundation Scholarship is an award program that sponsors graduating African American high school seniors for a full-time study program at a U.S accredited school.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 11

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

The Ofield Dukes scholarship awards $1,000 to public relations juniors with a commitment to community service. The scholarship is for students from ethnic and racial minority groups.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 15

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

The PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship awards $1,500 to two seniors with exceptional academic performance and a commitment to public relations.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 15

RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color

The RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color grants up to $2,500 to students of color who are studying a communications major at a Rhode Island institution.

Amount
$500–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 16

Illinois CPA Society Freshman Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded annually to brilliant minority students for their academic excellence to pursue a degree in accounting.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31

JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine Cosmetology Student Scholarship

The scholarship is for Black or African-American students in the U.S. who are enrolled in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure in either the U.S. or Canada.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

L’Oréal Professionnel Empowering Diversity Scholarship

Students majoring in cosmetology at an accredited institute are eligible for the $5,000 scholarship from L’Oréal Professionnel.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Scholarship

Students that identify as black indigenous or persons of color and are pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation, and/or cosmetic chemistry are eligible for a $5,000 award.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship

The Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship provides $3,000 to a female or minority undergraduate student from the U.S in a STEM related field.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship honors and encourages full-time undergraduate students to pursue a degree that could lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

Amount
$1,000–$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 2

Papa John’s Scholarship

The Papa John’s Foundation and UNCF offer 24 scholarships worth $5,000 to African American students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
24 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
June 8