African American Scholarships

AMS Minority Scholarships

Sponsor: American Meteorological Society

Amount: $6,000

Closing Date: February 7, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2020 and are planning to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.


Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

Sponsor: Oracle | UNCF

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 17, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to African-American college students who are currently pursuing a major in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Marketing, or Human Resources, and related majors. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.


Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship

Sponsor: National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to female African-American graduating high school seniors with at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must be involved in school and community activities and must have completed at least 200 hours of documented community service.


Eunice Walker Johnson Scholarship

Sponsor: UNCF

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to students attending one of the 37 UNCF member HBCUs or Selma University in Alabama. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated unmet financial need.


LPGA Scholarships

Sponsor: LPGA Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

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.


NFBPA Scholarship Program

Sponsor: National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

Description: Scholarship program is designed to recognized African-American and minority students who are currently enrolled full-time at a traditional four-year college or university, preferably a HBCU, and exemplify outstanding scholarship and leadership.


Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsor: Regions Financial Corporation

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: February 29, 2020

Description: Scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and college students who live and attend school in a state where Regions does business (see website for specific states). Applicant must submit an essay on an African-American individual who inspires them because of their significant achievements in society.


ACS Scholars Program

Sponsor: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.


Maureen L. and Howard Blitman, P.E. Scholarship

Sponsor: National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American) who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.


Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Illinois who are minority students of either African-American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native Origin. Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an Illinois institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies them to be certified as a preschool, elementary, or secondary school teacher.


Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Sponsor: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


TMCF | Ford Blue Oval Scholarship

Sponsor: Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Amount: $6,200

Closing Date: March 9, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to African-American male high school seniors who will be enrolled as a full-time freshman student at one of TMCF’s 47 member schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.


TMCF | NAF Scholarship

Sponsor: NAF | TMCF

Amount: Up to $1,500

Closing Date: March 9, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and graduates of a NAF academy and plans to be enrolled full-time as a freshman at a university during the 2020-2021 academic school year.


AABE National Scholarships

Sponsor: American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: March 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are members of one of the underrepresented minority groups in the sciences or related areas of technology. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and plan to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics, or physical science. Applicants must be sent to their local chapter for consideration.


Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship

Sponsor: United Methodist Communications

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: March 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to racial ethnic minorities students who are United Methodist undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in religion journalism or mass communications.


Boule’ Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Boule’ Foundation | UNCF

Amount: $4,000

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to entering college freshmen (Fall 2020) of African American descent with at least a 3.0 GPA.


ETS | TMCF Presidential Scholarship Program

Sponsor: ETS | TMCF

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who attend a HBCU and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need.


UNCF STEM Scholars Program

Sponsor: UNCF

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 19, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are African-American/Black, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and plan to study a STEM field in college, including Biological/life sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science/Engineering, Information Sciences, Engineering, or Mathematics. Applicant must have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university.


UNCF General Scholarship

Sponsor: UNCF

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: March 27, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions during the 2019-20 academic year. Applicant must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by the financial aid office and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.


TMCF All Around Scholarship

Sponsor: Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: March 30, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the 2020-2021 school year at a TMCF 47 member-school.


AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

Sponsor: AfterCollege

Amount: $500

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.


Beautiful Minds Scholarship

Sponsor: RentDeals.com

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to minority graduating high school seniors who are attending school in the United States and planning to enroll in a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “Finding My Purpose.”


API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships

Sponsor: API Study Abroad

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: April 1, 2020

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.


CBC Spouses Essay Contest

Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation

Amount: Up to $1,500

Closing Date: April 3, 2020

Description: Contest is open to African-American and Black junior and senior high school students. Students will be presented with a topic that embodies some of their communities’ most pressing issues and are asked to write an essay to depend their research, analyses, and opinion.


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Sponsor: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM)

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: April 10, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors of African descent who plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall. Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems or select business programs. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for technology, demonstrate leadership, and have at least a 3.3 GPA.


EMPOWER Scholarships

Sponsor: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: April 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to ethnically diverse students who have been accepted to or enrolled in a post-high school program and planning to pursue a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin OR attending school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin.