10 Scholarships for African American College Students

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African American College Scholarships

There are many different types of scholarships out there from those based on a major to others based on another part of a student’s life. From race to gender to location. Here are 10 scholarships for African American and Black students:

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship (AABE)

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who intend to enroll next semester in an accredited college and university pursuing a business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Students must also be underrepresented minorities such as African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.

The Deadline: May

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: scholarship.aabe.org

BETF Corporate Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: The BETF Corporate Scholarship is from the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Education and Technology Foundation. In 2020 they are sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, Oracle, and Eli Lilly. Students will need to be a high school student or college student, have a proven academic performance and be currently enrolled in a STEM-related major with an emphasis on information technology. Students will also need to have a diverse background.

The Deadline: July

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://betf.org/scholarships/

National Association of Black Social Workers

Multiple recipients, $1,000-$1,500

The Details: The National Association of Black Social Workers has two scholarships students can apply for. The Cenie “JOMO” Williams Tuition Scholarship for $1,500 and the Office of Student Affairs Community Leadership Tuition Scholarship for $1,000. Both scholarships are only available to NABSW members who are going to school full-time at the undergraduate or graduate level and the qualifications vary.

The Deadline: June

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship was established by the American College of Healthcare Executives in honor of Albert W. Dent, the 1st African-American Fellow of ACHE. The scholarship is to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs. It was designed for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Students will need to be expecting to graduate from September 1, 2022-August 31st, 2022.

The Deadline: March

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $2,500-$5,000

The Details: This scholarship supports the continued growth and development of Black employees and encourages students to pursue a career in technology. There will be three awards of $5,000 given out to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in careers in technology. There will also be 24 runners up with a one time $2,500 BAM technology stipend based on need. Students need to be a high school senior of African descent and plan to attend a 4-year college or university, working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information science, or select business programs. They also need a passion for technology, and be in leadership at school or in a community.

The Deadline: April

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The Charles Shelton Foundation

Multiple recipients, $2,000

The Details: This scholarship is for African American graduating high school seniors, current college students, or returning college students. Students must also complete the Veterinary Scholarship Form. Students must have experience in Veterinary Medicine or Technology.

The Deadline: April

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Multiple recipients, Varies

The Details: This fellowship is to offer financial support for doctoral students of African descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th. D program in religion, theological studies, or biblical studies.

The Deadline: February

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

GRCF Warner Norcross and Judd Law School Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $1,000-$5,000

The Details: The Warner Norcross and Judd lawn firm offers a few different scholarships. They will be giving $5,000 to law school students who are attending a Michigan law school or who are Michigan residents attending a law school. They also offer a $2,000 scholarship to a paralegal/legal assistant student and a $1,000 scholarship to a legal secretarial student. For both the paralegal and secretarial awards, students must be a Michigan resident majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies at an accredited program. The scholarships are awarded to students of color.

The Deadline: April

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Leon Bradley Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, $3,500

The Details: This scholarship is by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators that was established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. Students must be in their final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements.

The Deadline: May

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Mae and Mary Legacy Foundation Scholarship

Multiple recipients, Varies

The Details: This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in the healthcare profession, be an African American, be a graduating high school senior, and attend a 2-4 year university or technical school. The scholarship must be used for tuition, books, fees, or other needs while attending the institution.

The Deadline: April

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

 

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