8 Scholarships for African American College Students
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 8 scholarships for African American and Black students:
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) National & Regional Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $3,000
Description: 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.
Deadline: April 15
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
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, 2021-August 31st, 2022.
The Deadline: March 31
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $2,500-$20,000
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 5 $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable) and 45 $2,500 one-time only scholarships. 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: Mar 13
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
GRCF Warner Norcross and Judd Law School Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $20,000
The Details: The Warner Norcross and Judd lawn firm offers an eligible 1st year law school student a $20,000 tuition scholarship in addition to a summer associate position.
The Deadline: Feb
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
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 attending 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: March
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