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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The Jackie Robinson Foundation: $28,000

Deadline: 2/15/19

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education. Click here for more information.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives National Scholarship: 3 awards available

Deadline: 4/15/18

The Irlet Anderson Scholarship recipient will receive $2,500 annually, non-renewable. The Charles Fonseca Scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 annually, non-renewable. The Bernard and Sylvia Davis Thompson Scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 annually, non-renewable. Click here for more information.

Dinwiddie Family Foundations Scholarship: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 4/13/18

The purpose of the Dinwwiddie Family Foundation scholarship, is to reduce the financial aid gap to graduating high school students (Class of 2018) from Los Angeles, CA or Brooklyn, NY. This need-based scholarship will assist in providing support for pre-approved, upfront costs* in addition to tuition and book expenses. Click here for more information.

Ford Blue Oval Scholarship: $6,200

Deadline: 4/1/18

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are offerinf financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend one of the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The Ford Blue Oval Scholarship is open only to African American male students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will receive a one-year scholarship of $6,200 for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The funds are applied in the fall and spring semesters at $3,100 per semester. Click here for more information.