Scholarships for African American Students

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

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

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 1
Winner announcement
May 2022

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

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 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

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

UNCF F5 Women in STEM Scholarship

The UNCF F5 Women in STEM Scholarship provides $50,000 to ten African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander women who are pursuing STEM careers.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 10
Winner announcement
July 2022

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

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

Geoscience IDEA Scholarship

The Geoscience IDEA Scholarship program aims to address the reality that the geosciences community is the least diverse of the STEM fields and seeks to increase diversity within it.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1
Winner announcement
August 2022

Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship

Omega Phi Beta Sorority gives $1,000 to a woman of color to support them throughout the first year of college with the Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1
Winner announcement
July 2022

Citrix Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund Scholars Program and Citrix offer one $2,000 scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate students, up to junior year.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 7
Winner announcement
October 31, 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
June 14
Winner announcement
August 2022

RICOH Scholarship Program

The scholarship awards brilliant students from the minority community keen on advancing their academic careers in certain disciplines while studying at HBCUs.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
June 20

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 7

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–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
July 15

Sherry R. Arnstein Underrepresented Minority Scholarship

Each year, the American Association of Colleges Of Osteopathic Medicine awards a financial scholarship of $1,000 to at least two osteopathic medical students who belong to an underrepresented minority.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
July 22
Winner announcement
September 2022

Target Scholars

The Target Corporation Scholars Program offers many $2,500 - $5,000 scholarships for high school graduates and college freshmen.

Amount
$2,500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
July 22

AIChE Minority Scholarship Awards

This scholarship aims to support underrepresented undergraduate students from minority groups in the United States, specifically African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives, and Hispanics.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
July 30
Winner announcement
November 2022

Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship

The Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship grants $10,000 to an African American college junior looking for a career in healthcare and attending an HBCU.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
August 19
Winner announcement
October 31, 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 1
Winner announcement
December 2022

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

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 1
Winner announcement
Early Summer

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 12

Chevron Corporate Scholarship

Chevron awards an o$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

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

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

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

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

Oracle Scholarship

Ten scholarships are awarded each year to high-performing African American, Hispanic, and Native American students who plan to major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, and related fields of study.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 11
Winner announcement
Summer 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

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

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 1
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

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

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–$100,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18

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

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

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