Resources for African-American Students

Resources for African-American Students

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list! You’ll want to run your own Google searches, establish accounts with free online scholarship databases, talk to your school’s scholarship officers or guidance counselors, and investigate at local libraries or book stores to supplement the material included here.

 

Online Databases

Fill out your profile forms carefully, check your account frequently (we suggest once a week), and be sure to update your information as it changes. Also be sure to create a separate email address for your online scholarship databases.

Online Lists of Scholarship Links

In some cases, these lists are a year or more old, so be sure to double-check information and deadlines with the organization offering the scholarships.

  • com scholarship links

www.blacknews.com/directory/black_african_american_scholarships.shtml

  • com African-American scholarship links

www.scholarships4students.com/african-american_scholarships.htm

  • org’s 100 Minority Scholarships Gateway

www.blackexcel.org/100minority.htm

  • Tuskegee University’s African-American scholarship links

http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/academic_services/career_development/list_of_scholarships_for_african_american_students.aspx

  • Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards for African-Americans

scholarships.fatomei.com/minorities.html

 

Individual Scholarships and Scholarship Programs

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars

www.gmsp.org/

  • Fisher Broadcasting Scholarships for Minorities

www.fsci.com/scholarship.html

  • National Press Club Journalism Diversity Scholarship

http://www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity

  • Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html

  • StraightForward Media Minority Scholarships

http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/scholarships2/minority/why-minority.php

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/minority-scholars-award.page?

  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships

www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships

  • The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html

  • American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program

www.agiweb.org/mpp/

https://www.ahlef.org/Scholarships/Academic/AH_LEF_Self-Nominated_Scholarships/

  • American Society of Criminology Undergraduate Student Minority/Mentor Research Grant

www.asc41.com/awards.htm

  • The UNCF Merck Science Initiative

http://umsi.uncf.org/sif

 

Organizations

If you don’t see an organization here that represents your specific career goals or interests, try running a Google search!

  • Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

http://www.dfbsstscholarship.org/

  • The Thurgood Marshall College Fund

www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/

  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

www.nacme.org

  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

www.naacp.org/advocacy/education/

  • The National Organization of Minority Architects

http://www.noma.net/

  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation

www.jackierobinson.org/

  • The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

www.uncf.org

  • The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

artsandsciences.virginia.edu/woodson/index.html

 

Other Websites and Web Pages

  • Scholarships for Black Students at Black Students.Com

www.blackstudents.blacknews.com/

  • Edu Inc. Common Black College Application

http://commonblackcollegeapp.com/

  • American Institution of CPA (AICPA) Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

http://www.aicpa.org/Career/DiversityInitiatives/Pages/smas.aspx

  • Actuarial Foundation Diversity Scholarship

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/actuarial/act-diversity.shtml

  • Diversity Scholarships at Be An Actuary.Org

http://www.beanactuary.org/how/?fa=scholarships

Internships: http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/index.cfm

  • Black & Minority Sections of College Scholarships.Org

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

  • Microsoft Internship and Tuition Scholarship

https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships

  • Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

  • American Meteorology Society Minority Scholarships

https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/

  • Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology – See more at:

https://classicalstudies.org/awards-and-fellowships/minority-scholarship-classics-and-classical-archaeology#sthash.klyVijlT.dpuf

 

Books

Don’t forget to search the “old-fashioned way,” too. Some funding won’t appear online and may only be listed in publications like these. You don’t have to buy these books to access them: visit your local public library or the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center library.

  • Beckham’s Guide to Scholarships: For Black and Minority Students, 2005, Barry Beckham
  • Eight Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College: A Crash Course in Financial Aid, 2003, Thomas LaVeist, Will LaVeist, and Tom Joyner
  • Higher Hopes: A Black Man’s Guide to College, 2012, R. D. Smith
  • The 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide for Students & Parents, 2007, Dante Lee and Jarmell Sims
  • The African American Scholarship Guide, 2012, Yvonne Rose and Tony Rose
  • The African American Student’s College Guide: Your One-Stop Resource for Choosing the Right College, Getting In, and Paying the Bill, 2000, Isaac Black
  • The African American Student’s Guide to College Success, 2015, F. Erik Brooks Ph.D.
  • The Black Girl’s Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know, 2007, Sheryl Walker