If you’re a Black/African American and looking for a scholarship based on the field of study, award amount and need-based aid, then you are lucky! African American scholarships are available in colleges and universities across the United States.
For Black Americans, we have compiled a list of “Top Scholarships for African American Students” devoted to helping African-American students achieve their higher education goals. African-American students have a wide range of college scholarship funds available to them.
In our directory, you can explore the best scholarship opportunities that provide award range from $500 to $10,000. Check out our list of some of the most prestigious and generous scholarships that available to Black/African-American college students.
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ACS Scholars Program
American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to offer renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Applications accepted November 1 through March 1
Provided By: American Chemical Society (ACS)
Course: College degree in the chemical technology/sciences or chemistry-related fields
Eligibility: High school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors
Deadline: March 1 annual
Apply Now: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html
Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans, and expenses. ACHE awards up to 15 scholarships each year. Each scholarship is worth $5,000.
Provided By: Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Course: Healthcare management graduate programs
Award: $5,000 each scholarship
Eligibility: Minority students enrolled in your final year
Deadline: March 31, 2018.
Apply Now: http://www.ache.org/Faculty_Students/dent_scholarship.cfm
AMS Minority Scholarships
American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to announce its AMS Minority Scholarships. The program will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The $6,000 two-year scholarship is for $3000 per year during freshman and sophomore years (second-year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year).
Provided By: American Meteorological Society
Course: Atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences
Eligibility: Minority students who will be entering their freshman year
Deadline: February 2, 2018.
Apply Now: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-minority-scholarships/
Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship
The American Planning Association (APA) Foundation is now offering the Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship Program. The program is open to women or minority (African American, Hispanic or Native American) undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program. Students must be citizens of the United States. Awards will range between from $2,000 to $5,000.
Provided By: American Planning Association (APA) Foundation
Course: Undergraduate or graduate degree courses
Award: $2,000 to $5,000
Eligibility: Women or minority undergraduate or graduate students
Deadline: Applications due in Spring 2018 (date to be announced)
Apply Now: https://www.planning.org/scholarships/apa/
“Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Company” is pleased to announce the BAM Scholarship to high-school senior of African descent who will attend a four-year college or university. The program is open to students who are planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships award for up to four years to outstanding seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology.
Provided By: Microsoft Corporation
Eligibility: Be a high-school senior of African descent
Deadline: March 1 annually.
Apply Now: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx
Charles Shelton Foundation Veterinarian Career Scholarship
The Charles Shelton Foundation is pleased to announce its annual scholarship program to students who are pursuing a degree in the Veterinarian career field. The program is open to a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who has a minimum 3.0 GPA. The program provides one non-renewable $2,500 award offered annually.
Provided By: Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc
Eligibility: African-American graduating senior, current college student or returning adult
Deadline: April 15th annually.
Apply Now: https://www.thecharlessheltonfoundation.org/scholarship
The FEF’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida. To eligible, an applicant must be intended to seek Ph.D. degrees in one of the disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, Business or Engineering, and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Up to 50 Fellowships (renewable for up to five years) are granted each year to students pursuing doctoral degrees at one of 9 participating institutions in the State of Florida. Each Fellowship consists of $17,000 per year in tuition, fees, and a stipend.
Provided By: Florida Education Fund, Inc.
Course: Doctoral degrees
Award: Up to 50 fellowships about $17,000 each
Eligibility: African American or Hispanic, a U.S. citizen, and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
Deadline: January 15th of each year.
Apply Now: http://www.fefonline.org/mdf.html
The Beinecke African Scholarship Program
The Beinecke Scholarship Program is now offering its Beinecke African Scholarship Program. The program is open to African students to pursue graduate study in conservation or wildlife ecology at a University in the United States. Beinecke Scholar receives a total of $34,000 in support of his or her graduate education. This award is intended to offset the costs associated with the graduate application process and to pay for travel expenses directly related to the start of graduate school. While in graduate school, a Beinecke Scholar will receive an additional $30,000 in support.
Provided By: The Beinecke Scholarship Program
Course: Graduate courses
Eligibility: Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree
Deadline: Second Wednesday in February
Apply Now: http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/program/
The CANFIT, a Project of the Tides Center is pleased to announce its CANFIT Scholarships. The program provides funds to students of African-American, American Indian, and Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic descent to help achieve their college education undergraduate or graduate degrees in nutrition, physical activity, or culinary arts. Checks will be mailed to the educational institution and are to be used toward tuition and fees.
Provided By: CANFIT, a Project of the Tides Center
Course: Bachelors and masters level or doctoral graduate program
Award: Award of tuition and fees
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate Nutrition, Physical Education & Culinary Arts Students
Deadline: March 31st annually.
Apply Now: http://canfit.org/scholarships/
Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
At Brown and Caldwell, the Minority Scholarship is available to a full-time student who is interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession. The program is open to student who is enrolled in his/her Junior, senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university and declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology). The program will provide up to $5,000 scholarship award to support students who identify as a minority group (e.g. African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific American or Alaska Native). 2018 scholarship will become available next spring.
Provided By: Brown and Caldwell
Course: civil, chemical or environmental engineering/ sciences
Eligibility: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale
Deadline: Will open next spring 2018
Apply Now: http://www.brownandcaldwell.com/Scholarships.asp?id=1