College scholarships for African-American students

AmNews Staff Reports | 2/18/2018, 11:41 a.m.
As students begin filling out their college applications, families are looking for ways to pay for higher education. Here are ...
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As students begin filling out their college applications, families are looking for ways to pay for higher education. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.

P.O. Pistilli Scholarship: 7 awards available for $4,000

Deadline: 3/09/18

The P.O. Pistilli Scholarship is available to high school seniors who demonstrate high achievement in math and science courses. To be eligible, you must express a strong desire to pursue a career in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and demonstrate substantial financial need. Additionally, you must be part of an underrepresented group (female, African – American, Hispanic, Native American, and disabled students). You must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. resident at the time of application, and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. Click here for more information.

Ron Brown Scholar Program: 10 awards available for $40,000

Deadline: 1/09/19

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) 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). High school senior applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, Inc. STEM Scholarships: $1,000

Deadline: 4/01/18

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program for Minority Students: 30 awards available for $3,000

Deadline: 5/04/18

The ESA Foundation scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. Women and minority students are eligible to apply, so long as they are U.S. citizens and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Students must also be pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 4/30/18

The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund's mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. We are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and health care related fields. Click here for more information.

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship: $2,000

Deadline: 4/01/18

The mission of the Herbert Lehman Fund is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor's degree. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors; first-year students in an accredited four-year college; or students transferring to an accredited four-year college. Demonstrated financial need is required, as well as a commitment to public service. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.