The scholarships listed on this page will be updated from time to time as more scholarship opportunities are identified. If you are aware of scholarship opportunities, please email and place “Scholarships for Black Students” in the subject line.


AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program for women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves.

Academic Competitiveness Grant for first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship for minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund for students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship is available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.

AORN Foundation Scholarship for students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship for students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.

AWG Minority Scholarship for Women encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.

AXA Achievements Scholarship Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one from each state.


Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships is awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.

Best Buy Scholarship for students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.

Burger King Scholars Program for high school seniors who have part-time jobs and who excel academically in school.


CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program assists minority and disabled students, but open to all students who meet the requirements.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program is a four-year achievement-based scholarship given to 250 high school seniors each year.


Davidson Fellows Scholarship recognizes and awards extraordinary students who excel in math, science, and technology.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships for college students who are part of the progressive movement in their community.

Dell Scholars Program is for students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology is for students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Discovery Scholarship is an annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.


Ed Bradley/Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships are open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.

EMPOWER Scholarship Award is designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program is for minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.


Fulbright Scholar Program sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program is for students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.


Gates Millennium Scholarship is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who want to write their way to college money.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship is for women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.


Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship is for African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs


Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund increases diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund is for low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.

Joe Francis Hair Care Scholarship is for cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.


KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program is for college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.


Lincoln forum Scholarship Essay Contest is a writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.


McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship is designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.


National Achievement Scholarship was established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.

National Black Police Association Scholarships is for students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship is for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.

National SMART Grant is available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.


PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships was established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.


Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.


Siemen Competition is a competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships is for first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.

Tri-Delta Scholarships is for students who excel in chapter and campus involvement, community service, academics, and more.

Tylenol Scholarship is for students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.


United Negro College Fund Scholarships administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship is for high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.


Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.


William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.

Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story Competition is a contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship is for academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information technology.

Download 2011 Scholarship Listing for Black Students