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Top Black Scholarships and Grants
Listings of African American scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Black Scholarship - UNCF
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
This ancient organization offers black scholarships and internships to African American students.
Black Scholarship - Thurgood Marshall Fund
Thurgood Marshall Fund
This fund donates thousands every year in black scholarships to those who attend historically black colleges.
Black Scholarship - Jack and Jill of America
Jack and Jill of America Foundation
This organization offers black scholarships to high school students seeking to attend any college.

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Scholarship
Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.

American Political Science Assoc. Minority Fellows Program
Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.

Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship
Provides opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech
An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

“Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights
This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States.

Education is Freedom National Scholarship
Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need.

Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media
A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Scholarship
The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships.

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program
Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian's annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarships
$500 scholarship available to women and girls who have a passion for writing. Offers two scholarship including the Unpublished Writer's Award and Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships
$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who's interested in studying in another country through an exchange program.

Helen T. Carr Fellowship Program
Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates.

HIV/AIDS Story Writing Contest
A contest open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 22. Must write a story featuring a character with HIV.

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers
Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation Grants For Low-Income Women
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older.

Luster Products Cosmetology Scholarship
Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.

Mercer’s Diversity Scholarship Program
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students.

Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Competition
The award-winning Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series was launched to respond to the needs of adults ages 21 and older seeking to achieve economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.

Minority Dental Student Scholarship
Award for minority students who are U.S. citiziens and are interested in pursuing a career as a dentist.

NAFEO "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition
The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition.

National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship
Has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions.

National Fellowship of Black College Leaders Scholarship
Strengthens and supports Black student leaders at historically black colleges and universities by fostering and preserving positive relationships through scholarships and mentoring opportunities.

Nelly's P.I.M.P Scholarship Contest
Scholarship essay contest presented by rapper and Hip-Hop artist Nelly, who owns an energy drink called Pimp Juice.

Paul Zindel First Novel Award
Students must submit an original work of fiction that is between 100 and 240 typewritten pages and is appropriate for an audience of children ages 8 to 12.

Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities
Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives.

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program.

Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty.

Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship
For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school of library or information science.

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
The premier organization in Black Higher Education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni.

Tri-Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
The Tri Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minorities
Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields.

What Is A Black Scholarship?
A Black scholarship is a financial aid opportunity available only to African American and minority students. These scholarships are often funded by Black organizations and Historically black colleges.

Why Do Black Scholarships Exist?
Black scholarships offset the disadvantages that many African American students face. Many are victims of poverty, single parent families, and post-traumatic slavery syndrome. These scholarships allow them to "play catchup" with their white counterparts.

How Are Black Scholarships Funded?
Black scholarships are generally funded by corporate and individual donations to foundations. Many corporations, such as Xerox and Alltel, have specific scholarships and fellowships just for Black students.

What Are Some Resources For Black Scholarships?

BlackStudents.com - Free newsletter for African American students looking for weekly notifications of scholarships, internships, and entry-level job opportunities

UNCF.org - the official web site of the United Negro College Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping African American students attend college with the support of corporate America