Scholarships for African American or black students
- United Negro College Fund (UNCF): The UNCF offers more than a dozen different scholarships. Some are targeted towards students in specific states, others towards students attending historically black colleges, and others towards students pursuing degrees in specific fields. Most scholarships require that you be African American, but some awards are also open to members of other minority groups.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Again, many scholarship programs exist under the NAACP banner. There is some overlap with the scholarships listed on the UNCF website above. Most scholarships have minimum GPA requirements as well as financial need requirements, so make sure to get your FAFSA submitted!
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Merit-based scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.
- Jackie Robinson Foundation: Scholarships for graduating high school seniors with "leadership potential" and a dedication to community service, as well as a minimum SAT/ACT score. U.S. citizens only, and financial need is also a requirement.
- Sallie Mae's Black College Dollars Search: This search engine lets you search more than 300 scholarships available to African American students by grade level, GPA, academic interests and application deadline.
For more information and resources, check out these great articles from Fastweb and CollegeScholarships.org.