African Americans: College Scholarships
Grants and Graduate Fellowships

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Minority scholarships for African American students, Black high school seniors,
Graduate school students, college scholarships, graduate fellowships
African American Studies

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation — Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships
  Scholarships
May 1
Jun 5
Feb 28

Performing arts, visual arts, education, health.

Internships
Jun 6
Oct 27
Feb 21

CBCF's internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes by which national policies are developed and implemented on Capitol Hill and in the federal government.

  Fellowships
Mar 14 CBCF's internship and fellowship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes by which national policies are developed and implemented on Capitol Hill and in the federal government.

Jacki Tuckfiled Memorial Fund
  Jacki Tuckfiled Memorial Scholarships — $2,000
May 29 The applicant must be an African American United States citizen, resident of South Florida, enrolled (part or full time) in a graduate business degree program (master's or doctoral) at a Florida university.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology — Program Summary
  College Scholarships — Up to $2,000
Jun 15 The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

National Society of Black Engineers — Programs, Competitions & Scholarships
Programs and Scholarships — $500 to $10,500
Jun 30 NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities for pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members.

Ron Brown Scholar Program — Prospective Applicants
  College Scholarships for African-American High School Seniors Who Intend to Pursue Undergraduate Degrees Full-Time — Up to $40,000
Nov 1
Jan 9

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

University of Virginia, Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies — Fellowships
  Predoctoral Residential Research Fellowships — $20,000
Dec 1 Open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence. However, current University employees are not eligible to apply.

  Postdoctoral Residential Research Fellowships - — $45,000
Dec 1 The fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted.

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative — Scholarships and Fellowships
  UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards — Up to $30,000
Dec 13 Intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF/Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.

  UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships — Up to $53,500
Dec 13 Will help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.

  UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships - Up to $92,000
Dec 13 Intended to provide support to African American post-graduate students to obtain postdoctoral training and to prepare for a career in biomedical research.

United Negro College Fund — Scholarships, Programs, Internships, and Fellowships
  Gates Millennium Scholarships — Over $10,000
Jan 15 The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

College Scholarships
The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.

McDonald's, Ronald McDonald House Charities — U.S. Scholarships
  RMHC®/African-American Future Achievers Scholarships for Graduating, College-Bound High School Seniors — A minimum of $1,000
Jan 21 Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage, be a high school senior, be younger than 21 years old, be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study, and be a legal U.S. resident.

Jackie Robinson Foundation — How to Apply
  College Scholarships — Up to $7,500 per year
Feb 15 The award is given to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
  Internships — $440 to $520 per week
Mar 3 The NAFEO Internship Program offers full-time paid internships in the summer. Preference will be given to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at historically or predominantly black colleges and universities.

U.S. National Highway Institute — Technology Partnership Programs
Eisenhower Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) — $1,700/mo. to $2,000/mo.
Mar 10 Fellowships for students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation — Scholars
  Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Graduate Scholarships — Up to $30,000
Mar 14 The scholarship will be awarded to minority students developing a career in intellectual property law or holding a past or present, full or part-time position in an area related to intellectual property law. Applicants must also have a demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic performance in the undergraduate level and law school level (if applicable).

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP Scholarships — $2,000 to $3,0000
Mar 17 Scholarships for outstanding students.

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Minorities - College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships
College scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants for Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

Minority Scholarships - Medical School, Public Health, Health Professions
Allied health, communication, sciences and disorders, health administration, health sciences, medicine, mental health, nursing, nutritional science, psychology, pharmacy, premed, public health.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) — National Merit College Scholarships
  National Achievement Scholarships for Outstanding African American Students — $2,500
An academic competition established to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit® Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting other published requirements for participation.

Black Excel — The College Help Network
Scholarship Gateway | Free Scholarships for African American and Hispanic Students
200 Free Scholarship Gateway | 100 Minority Scholarships | The United Negro College Fund | Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

HBCU-CENTRAL.COM
  HBCU Minority Student Scholarships
This directory includes HBCU Specific Scholarships/Grants and hundreds of Minority Scholarships/Grants you can apply for.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Black Studies Research
  Fellowship for Visiting Scholars — $30,000 to $40,000 per year
The UCSB Center for Black Studies accepts applications annually for its scholar-in-residence position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. It is especially interested in researchers working in the areas of digital technologies and the African Diaspora.

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Copyright © 1998-2014 Francisco A Tomei Torres (Paco Tomei).
I created this site on 1998-04-22 and revised it on 2014-03-17.
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