Scholarships Available For Black Students

Every year, more than $50 billion dollars in scholarships are given away to students of all ethnic backgrounds. This number includes many awards that are given only to African American students and other minorities. Such opportunities are needed because African Americans continue to show the greatest need in the area of financial assistance. Even more, the education gap between minority students and their white counterparts is still very wide.

This web site was designed to help African American students find the latest scholarships and grants that are being given away by non-profit organizations, government agencies and major corporations. Most of these programs aim to assist disadvantaged people who come from poor families and can not afford to pay for college. However, there are also programs that recognize and award students who can demonstrate excellence in education, sports, etc. regardless of their financial status.

Below are the top scholarship awards available

Academic Competitiveness Grant

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship

AORN Foundation Scholarship

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships

AXA Achievements Scholarship

Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships

Burger King Scholars Program

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Dell Scholars Program

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

Discover Scholarship Program

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

EMPOWER Scholarship Award

ESA Foundation Computer & Video Game Scholarship Program

Fulbright Scholar Program

Future Engineers Scholarship Program

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

National Association for Gifted Children

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program

Scholarship America

National Merit Scholarship Program

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National SMART Grant

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships

Radio Television Digital News Association

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship

Siemens Competition

The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

U. S. Department of Agriculture

William B. Ruggles Right to Work Journalism Scholarship

Writer's Digest Annual Short Short Story Competition

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship