11 Scholarships for Black Students to Apply to Now - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

BlackScholarships.org has compiled a list of the most recent scholarships for black students that are currently accepting applications. From corporations to organizations including the United Negro College Fund, there is money to be had to finance a college education. Take a look at the list and details on each scholarship:

11 Scholarships for Black Students 

1. Kia Motors America STEM/Sustainability Scholarship

From the website:

“UNCF has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide up to $3,000 need-based scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility requirements:

-Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

-Must be a Junior or Senior enrolled full-time at a UNCF member institution

-Have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate an unmet financial need as verified by your college/university.

-Majoring in one of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Biomedical Science, Engineering, or Sustainability/Environmental science

Application Requirements:

Students shall submit an online application for the program, complete with (1) letter of recommendation, a one-page personal statement of your career interest, and a current college transcript.

*Preference will be given to students who are permanent residents of California”

Close Date: 2/1/2019 11:59 PM EST

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/cb966b5e-c48a-47ad-890b-df1bcdd4252f


2. Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage”

From the website:

“The Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage” is directed towards undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the UNCF Institutions. The scholarship was developed by Spike Lee to increase the awareness about the life and contributions of Malcolm X within society. The program will provide scholarship support for students, who have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education. Students can be enrolled in any accredited fields of study at their UNCF institution. Spike Lee was also able to garner support for this scholarship program from Allen Killil, Abkeo Music and Records and other major contributors. The candidates will be required to submit the following documents: On-line Application, Resume, Transcript, Two Essays, Academic Recommendation.”

Close Date: 1/28/2019 11:59 PM EST

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/c7699cd8-71ea-47c0-afc6-c8c8bf1e6531


3. Intel Scholarship Program

From the website:

“Through the collaborative partnership with UNCF, Intel Corporation has established a scholarship program that helps ensure educational access and the reduction of the financial burden of attending college for talented students in need. In addition, UNCF works with Intel to identify qualified scholarship candidates who could potentially become future interns at Intel.

Eligible applicants must:

* Be an African American who is a U.S. Citizen;

* Be full time college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate attending any four-year accredited college or university at the time of application;

* Maintain cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.0 scale;

* Major in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering,

* Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a demonstrated financial need as verified by their college or university.

Also, applicants must complete the online application and submit the following application materials by the application deadline (February 1, 2019):

  1. One letter of recommendation from faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic abilities.
  2. Essay; for details go to essay section
  3. Official transcript and updated resume.

Selected students will receive up to $5,000 a one-time, need based scholarship in the Spring 2019. In addition, subsequent to the award, the selected students will be contacted by UNCF for virtual coaching/interviewing session. The objective of the coaching/interviewing session is to prepare and train the students for a potential internship opportunity at Intel Corporation”

Close Date: 2/1/2019 11:59 PM EST

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/ebacd5d6-3c5b-409d-a424-4216a3024e38


4. 2019 Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship

From the website:

“Dr.  Boswell  is  the  founder of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc., which was established as a  support base for black female activists. She was also the founder of the Chicago-based consulting firm Boswell-Young & Associates, and the League of Black Women, and Director of the women’s division of the  Chicago Civil Rights march led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1966.

SCHOLARSHIP  PURPOSE – The purpose of the Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell Scholarship, in honor of our founder, Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell, is to recognize and honor African American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their education.

ABOUT NATIONAL HOOK-UP OF BLACK WOMEN, INC. (NHBW, Inc.) – NHBW, Inc. was established in 1974 as a communication network between women’s organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative efforts and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and families.

NHBW, INC. MISSION STATEMENT – NHBW, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of families through the arts, culture, health wellness, education, and human service programs.

NHBW, INC. MEMBERSHIP – NHBW, Inc. membership reflects a rich diversity of dedicated women from varied business, professional, and community disciplines, representing a broad constituency that crosses all  economic, social, and educational backgrounds. Membership isopen to anyone who embraces the mission of the organization.”

Close Date: February 28, 2019

 http://www.nhbwinc.com/DrArnitaBoswell2019Application.pdf


5. DR. WYNETTA A. FRAZIER “SISTER-TO-SISTER” SCHOLARSHIP

From the website:

“The Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister-to-Sister” Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to mature African American Women in their pursuit of post-secondary education.  An applicant must be a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college or one who is entering college for the first time because of these factors. (Please explain) All applicants must meet the prescribed scholarship criteria.

ABOUT NATIONAL HOOK-UP OF BLACK WOMEN, INC. (NHBW, Inc.) – NHBW, Inc. was established in 1974 as a communication network between women’s organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative efforts and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and families.

NHBW, INC. MISSION STATEMENT – NHBW, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of families through the arts, culture, health wellness, education and human service programs.  Advocate for well-being of women and their families

NHBW, INC. MEMBERSHIP – NHBW, Inc. membership reflects a rich diversity of dedicated women from varied business, professional, and community disciplines, representing a broad constituency that crosses all economic, social and educational backgrounds. Membership is open to anyone who embraces the mission of the organization”

Close Date: February 28, 2019

http://www.nhbwinc.com/DrWynettaFrazierSistertoSister2019ScholarshipApplication.pdf


6. The BURGER KING Scholars Program

From the website:

“The BURGER KING Scholars program assists employees, employees’ spouses or domestic partners, employees’ children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students. Last year alone, $3.7 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,400 deserving students.

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.”

Close Date: December

https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/


7. Ron Brown Scholarship

From the website:

“The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: Ron Brown Scholarship Conditions. The final application deadline is January 9th each year.”

Close Date: January

https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description


8. 2019 NBNA (National Black Nurses) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

From the website:

“NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students.

Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities”

Close Date: April 2019

https://www.nbna.org/content.asp?contentid=82


9. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

From the website:

“Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.”

Close Date: Feb 1, 2019

http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/


10. Apple HBCU Scholars Program

From the website:

“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. Applications are now open to outstanding students attending HBCUs with a minimum 3.0 GPA who will be graduating between December 2019 and May 2021. Eligible students should be currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. program. Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer of 2019, and will receive up to $25,000 in need-based funding that will be applied to the academic year immediately following their internship period. Each scholar will have an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes, and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world”

Close Date: Check the site in August 2019 for 2020 applications

https://www.tmcf.org/our-programs/career-preparation/apple-tmcf-hbcu-initiative


11. The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF)

From the website:

“The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.”

Close Date: April 30th

https://www.shawncartersf.com/scholarship-fund/

For even more scholarship opportunities for black students of all ages, check out BlackScholarships.org.

 

 

 

 



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