Resources for African-American Students
African Diversity Village
Chevy Excellence in Education Scholarship
Whatever your passion, Chevy wants to help you pursue it. So, we're offering some outstanding students two opportunities for $1,000 scholarships towards their first year of college expenses. You could be eligible for the Excellence in Music Award or the Excellence in Education Scholarship. Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American students in their senior year with sufficient credits, a cumulative 3.3 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for the education scholarship, and demonstrate both academic excellence as well as outstanding community service through activities, volunteering, and work experiences. Additionally, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible to permanently work in the U.S. and have the intention to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
NMSC's goals have remained constant since its inception: to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students, to stimulate increased support for their education, and to provide efficient and effective scholarship program management for organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
JRF awards students four-year scholarships of up to $7,500 per year to attend the four-year accredited college or university of their choice. JRF scholarships complement the financial aid students receive from their college or university for tuition and other education expenses (books, housing, etc.). Scholars are also financially sponsored to attend our annual four-day Scholar's Mentoring and Leadership Conference in New York every spring during each year of their college years.
Page Education Foundation
A young person's life-long success begins with an education. Access to higher education promises far-reaching benefits, especially to students of color who often face daunting challenges in completing a post-secondary education. Guided by our mission to encourage Minnesota's youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, the Page Education Foundation promotes their academic achievement, personal responsibility and untapped potential to become vital contributors to their communities. We accomplish this by granting financial assistance to post-secondary students. In return, these students actively foster positive attitudes toward literacy and learning among younger, school-age children of color through mentoring relationships.
Ron Brown Scholars Program
The Ron Brown Scholarship Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributors to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply. Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened during the month of February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several Selection Weekend activities.
Scholarship website scholarships vary widely.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship types vary.