Scholarships for African
For those who are desire to continue their
education, it has become much easier due to several programs available that give scholarships for African
American students. Some of these programs you have probably heard of before and some you may not. These programs
give out millions of dollars worth of African American scholarships to those who qualify. Here is a list of
programs with the requirements for each.
UNCF – Probably one of the most
recognized organizations in the world for providing African American Scholarships. They offer their students
21st century academic programs while keeping their tuitions to less than half the the average of
other private colleges.
Administering 400 scholarship and internship
programs, so that even students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and
room and board.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program.
These scholarships are awarded to at least ten high school senors annually based on academic excellence,
financial need, community service participation, and leadership potential. This is a very competitive
and prestigious award, and recipients receive $10,000 a year for four years. As college students, Ron Brown
Scholars must complete community service and internship requirements. .
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) Scholarships. The NAACP awards dozens of scholarships annually. Deadlines
vary. Awards require a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergrads and a 3.0 GPA for graduate students, and most have
specific financial need guidelines as well. Some scholarships require students to be members of the
These are just a few of the Scholarships for African American students that are
available. Use the free resources on this site to find the scholarship program that is right for