African American students made up 6.9% of school students and 7.6% of students in Catholic schools. The college enrollment rate for these students who enter immediately after completing high school was 58%.

There will be so much to learn from someone who is not of your background and culture. It is as valuable as the academic knowledge, career preparation, and training you had in mind when you enrolled. African American students are one of them.

In order to help African American students to be able to receive good as well as higher education and also to increase the enrollment number of these students in schools and colleges, there are numerous college scholarships and scholarships from many other sources available for these Students. 

Let us now discuss the African American Scholarship.

What are African American Scholarships?

Are you an African American student wondering if there are any scholarship opportunities specifically meant for you? Yes, there are several scholarships. 

These are the scholarships available in colleges and universities across the United States and beyond. You will also find that a majority of colleges across the country offer diversity scholarships and minority scholarships to these students who are qualified. 

To increase the number of students who get a proper education, the federal government, state and private organizations, agencies, groups, and associations provide financial support to these students in order to help them pay for their tuition and fees, accommodation, books, and other supplies, and various other educational expenses.

The general criteria to apply for these scholarships are as follows.

  • Most scholarships will require a minimum GPA for consideration. Usually, the minimum GPA will be 2.5. 

  • Some scholarships will also require a certain minimum score on the SAT, ACT, or other college admissions tests to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Many scholarships will be awarded only to students who have registered or planning to register in an accredited college or university in the coming year.

  • Some scholarships are reserved for students who plan to study in a specific field of study. So do some research on which field of study will reward scholarship.

  • Scholarship Essay plays an important role.

  • Some scholarships will ask for recommendation letters from your teachers or school counselors. It depends on the scholarship provider. 

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

About the Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) in order to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education in the associate’s, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree levels. The organization has been sponsoring the schola...

Application Deadline

April 22, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

About the Scholarship

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation offers financial assistance to students who are pursuing a career in the fields of visual arts, ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, sketching, drawing, architecture, fashion, interior design, decorative arts, and video production. The CBC Spouses Visual Arts ...

Application Deadline

May 31, 2020

Award Amount

$4,600

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@collegefund.org

Contact Number

303-426-8900

About the Scholarship

Anonymous Foundation Scholarship is supported by the American Indian College Fund. The foundation was established in 1989. The American Indian College Fund puts resources into Native understudies and tribal school training to change lives and networks. The association gives grants, programming to improve Native American understudy access to advanced education, and the help and tools for t...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,500 - $6,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

milehighdst@gmail.com

About the Scholarship

The young African American women who are pursuing a certificate, technical or associate degree course are provided financial assistance through scholarship programs by the Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship opportunities are awarded to students based...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$72,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

admissions@macalester.edu

Contact Number

800-231-7974

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

preyes@fteleaders.org

Contact Number

678-369-6755

About the Scholarship

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent is a scholarship program which provides 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. To accomplish this mission is by offering diverse young adults, students and partner organizations financial...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$500 - $1,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

umscholar@gbhem.org

Contact Number

615-340-7344

About the Scholarship

Helen and Allen Brown Scholarship is governed and is sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The GBHEM works as the United Methodist Church’s leadership development center where they nurture and resource lay and clergy leaders around the world. This program was started in connecting people with what...

Application Deadline

January 05, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000 - $4,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@actfnd.org

Contact Number

847-706-3535

About the Scholarship

The students who belong to the Native North American, Black/ African American, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander communities are offered financial assistance through scholarship programs by the Actuarial Foundation. The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship programs are available to students who are pursuing a degree pro...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

leeann@saginawfoundation.org

Contact Number

989-755-0545

About the Scholarship

Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship is licensed by the Saginaw Community Foundation that was established in the year 1984 with a motive to improve the quality of life in Saginaw County by linking donor interests with the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities. To honor Carrie’s memory and her dedication to Ch...

Application Deadline

October 30, 2020

Award Amount

$4,000

Awards Available

12

Website

Link

Email Address

apsa@apsanet.org

Contact Number

202-483-2512

About the Scholarship

APSA Minority Fellowship Program is recognized and is sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA). The establishment was established in the year 1903, (APSA) is the main professional association for the investigation of political science and serves over 11,000 individuals in more than 100 nations. The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a partnership c...