Scholarships for African Americans can greatly help a worthy but financially needy student to attend college. Too many individuals of color tend to have difficulty in paying for their education at an institution of higher learning due to their background, which often includes being from economically disadvantaged families. A great scholarship can make all the difference in the world in enabling a student to go to college to achieve all of their dreams toward the eventual career of their choice.
African American students who are undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in science are eligible for the UNCF-Merck Science Research Scholarship. Up to $35,000 is awarded to benefit individuals toward their tuition, books, room and board and other related educational expenses. The student will also get the opportunity to conduct research at a wonderful facility. Individuals must excel in their studies and have a specific need for the scholarship to conclude their education.
The Allison E. Fisher Scholarship is available to African American students who are attending any accredited four year college or university. To be considered for the award, the individual must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0, show leadership in their community and be a major in the subject of broadcast journalism. They must also participate in the NABJ Mentor Program and should attend the "Evening with an Angel on a Jazz Note" event, which is the fund raiser that takes place annually for this particular scholarship.
Students from Idaho who are of African American, Latino or Native American heritage are eligible for this scholarship, which awards $3,000. The award is renewable for up to four years to cover the costs of college education. To be considered for the scholarship, students must be the first generation to attend college in their family, be disabled, have a significant financial need and a dependent of a farm worker. They must have also graduated from a high school in the state of Idaho.
The Marjorie Sanders Scholarship benefits students originally from Africa who plan on returning to the continent after their finish their college studies and earn their degree. Scholarships are given in the amount of $2,000 each year and are renewable for all four years of higher education. To be considered, students must excel in their grade point average and should provide the proper documentation.
Female African American students are those who benefit from this scholarship, which awards $500 each semester to recipients to cover costs of education other than tuition. To qualify for the scholarship, students must plan on attending Prairie View University in Texas and should maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Sponsored by the Freedom Forum, the Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to students of color, including African Americans. To be eligible, individuals must intend on pursuing careers in print journalism. The student must also be attending a college or university that is historically black and has a good number of students who are considered ethnic and racial minorities.