Welcome to Black Scholarships: The largest online directory of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for African American and other minority students. The programs listed on our web site give away millions of dollars in college funding, and are sponsored by foundations, government agencies and even corporations from all over the country!

Tom Joyner Foundation/ Denny's Filmmakers Scholarship Program

Tom Joyner, founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. and Denny’s are committed to sharing all that is good about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). HBCUs have a rich legacy of storytelling through film that has spanned decades and influenced many all over the world. It is their goal to continue the legacy of the right to be creative and express one’s visual qualities.

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarships

AABE scholarship recipients

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is an organization that is as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities. Their goal is to ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.

Kia Motors America/ United Negro College Fund Scholarship

Kia Motors America Black History Month

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide need-based scholarship opportunities. Applicants must have a 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, and have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate an unmet financial need as verified by your college/university.

Spike Lee's Malcolm X Scholarship For Exceptional Courage

Spike Lee and Malcolm X

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.

Big Sean Launches "Moguls in the Making" HBCU Competition For Young Entrepreneurs

Big Sean, founder of Moguls in the Making HBCU Competition

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Program has teamed up with Ally Financial and the Sean Anderson Foundation to find the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds among publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Intel Partners With United Negro College Fund to Give Out $5K Scholarships

UNCF Intel Scholarship Program Recipients

Through a collaborative partnership with the United Negro College Fund (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.


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Top Black Colleges and HBCUs:
There are currently 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States, attended by hundreds of thousands of students. These schools, which include public and private institutions, were created before the year 1964 to help educate African American students when they were not allowed to enroll into other schools. [Find an HBCU to attend...]



Top Black Student Organizations and Associations:
There are many organizations and associations that help African American and minority students attend college and pursue their careers. Such organizations typically support students via annual national conferences, semi-annual regional conferences, career fairs, networking opportunities, literature, access to exclusive online information, and more. [Find an organization...]



Top Diversity, Minority, and African American Internship Programs:
There are many companies, non-profit organizations and institutions that have diversity, minority and/or African American internship programs. These programs are often designed to give underserved and underprivileged students the ability to compete in the workforce, and take advantage of opportunities that would normally not be available to them. [Find the right internship for you...]