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A List Of Scholarships For African American students

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It is officially ” how am I going to pay for college season” and no one should be left to figure this out alone. Despite what people say you don’t have to leave college with a ton of debt. The money is out there if you just look for it! But to make this process easier for you, we’ve compiled several scholarships specifically for African-American Students.

(Tip: Use an essay you’ve already written as many times as you can. You don’t want to reinvent the wheel!)

The Center for Advancing Opportunity Ph.D. Fellowship

Deadline: May 17th

Reward: $7,000 one time

Requirements:

  • Be an accepted or current Ph.D. student at an accredited college or university
  • Must be pursuing a Ph.D. in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy or Political Science)
  • Must have received a four-year degree from an HBCU
  • Provide 2017-2018 student aid report (received from FAFSA)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • The applicant must exhibit a continued interest in pursuing a career aimed at furthering education, criminal justice or entrepreneurialism research at HBCUs
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America

Supplemental information

  • Resume (include leadership, employment/internship experience, community service)
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Most recent transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Recommendation from current school professor or faculty member (recommender must complete online)
  • Essay: *In a maximum of 500 words, please address the following question: What community service project do you believe allowed you to make the greatest impact and how? Please be as descriptive as possible.

To apply click here

Exelon Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th

Reward: $7,000 one time

Requirements

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University and Lincoln University at Pennsylvania.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures
  • Demonstrate need through FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Open to college juniors and seniors

Supplemental Information

  • Resume (include leadership, employment/internship experience, community service)
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Most recent transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Recommendation from current school professor or faculty member (recommended must complete online)
  • Essay: *In a maximum of 500 words, please address the following question: What community service project do you believe allowed you to make the greatest impact and how? Please be as descriptive as possible.

To apply click here

Kellog Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th

Reward: $ 7,000 one time

Requirements

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at one of TMCF’s member-schools
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Open to college freshmen and sophomores

Supplemental information

  • Resume (include leadership, employment/internship experience, community service)
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Most recent transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Recommendation from current school professor, high school teacher, or faculty member or high school administrator (recommender must complete online)
  • Essay: *In a maximum of 500 words, please address the following: What is your favorite book, poem, or song? How do you think it reflects your character, accomplishments, or values?

Click here to apply

Department of Defense Scholarship 

Deadline: April 30th

Reward: up to $60,000

Requirements

  • 2017 Graduating high school senior at time of application
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Have taken and earned a grade of “B” or better in Pre-calculus or higher math course
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Students must plan to and remain enrolled full-time at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), with a preference for students attending publicly-supported HBCUs
  • Students must pursue an undergraduate degree in a STEM related discipline, including but not limited to the following: mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, physics, civil engineering, biosciences, chemical engineering, computer science/technology, computer engineering, environmental science, and geosciences

Supplemental Information

  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR) (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Essay: In 750-words or less, describe your interest in STEM studies, commitment to achieving a degree in this area, and long-term professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Academic – a STEM teacher who is able to discuss academic achievements and potential for success in a STEM major once enrolled in college
    • Character – a mentor/advisor/community leader who can speak to leadership potential and character
  • Submit resume showcasing community service, jobs/internships, leadership
  • Submit high school transcript (official or unofficial, cumulative GPA: weighted and unweighted, must appear on the transcript)
  • Copy of ACT and/or SAT score

Click here to apply

Costco Scholarship program

Deadline: May 21st

Reward: $3,600 per semester for four years

Requirements

  • Must plan to enroll or be enrolled as a full-time student at one of TMCF’s 47 member schools for the 2017-2018 academic school year.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities and community service experience
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be recommended by the faculty or staff member of your current school
  • Open only to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

Supplemental information

  • Resume
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Most recent transcript (unofficial or official copy)
  • Recommendation from current school faculty or staff member (must be completed online)
  • Essay: In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question: a) Explain the importance of your major in today’s society and how it will make an impact

Click here to apply

Hershey Scholarship

Deadline: May 21st

Reward: $6,200 one time

Requirements

  • Be enrolled at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools
  • Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Classified as a Junior or Senior as of Fall 2017
  • US Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Open to the following majors: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Supply Chain Management, Finance and Sales
  • Recommendation by university faculty or staff
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures

Supplemental Information

  • Resume
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (Received from filing FAFSA)
  • College Transcript (unofficial or official transcript, GPA must be included)
  • Recommendation from school’s faculty or staff
  • Essay: In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question
    • Describe your interest in your major, your commitment to achieving a degree in this area, and your long-term professional goals? You should be as descriptive as possible.

Click here to apply

To find more scholarships or more information about the aforementioned scholarships click here!

We wish you the best on your journey!

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Hadiyah Cummings is a Senior in High School who understands that the plight for justice begins with the individual. She is passionate about politics, African-American history and most importantly, Beyoncé. You can find her on twitter at @hadiyahisfab

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