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!

Lebron James Family Foundation (LJFF) Scholarship Program

Lebron James with students from his foundation

Lebron James, one of the most successful NBA champions of all time, is using his family foundation to give back to the community. His foundation hosts community events, runs a school, and even offers financial assistant to students who can not afford to go to college.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Need-Based Scholarships

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship recipients

The Jack and Jill of America Foundation’s National Scholarship Program is offered to high school seniors who will attend and maintain a full-time status at an accredited, four-year post-secondary institution, starting in the fall of the year and working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

Jay-Z, founder of the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund helps students advance their education by giving them the resources they need to enroll in college, pay the tuition, and successfully finish college on time. Founded by Jay-Z and his philanthropist mother, Gloria, the program focuses on helping low income students who live in underserved areas across urban America.

McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarships For HBCU Students

McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship recipients

McDonald's, one of the most successful fast food restaurant chains in the world, has partnered with The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to give scholarship awards to deserving students that are attending HBCUs and PBIs across the United States. McDonald's has long been a champion for diversity and inclusion, and has many other initiatives to justify their commitment to Black communities.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund/ FedEx Scholarship For HBCU Students

First African American woman pilot for FedEx

FedEx, one of the largest delivery services company in the world, has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to help provided much-needed scholarship awards to students who are attending HBCUs and PBIs. The program is one of the many ways that FedEx demonstrates their company commitment to diversity and inclusion.

$20K Scholarships From the Coca-Cola Scholars Program (Only 150 Students Are Selected!)

African American winner of the Coca Cola Scholars Program

Coca-Cola, the largest beverage company in the world, has launched a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors who can demonstrate their ability to lead and serve their communities. Students are also expected to be able to demonstrate a level of commitment to making a significant impact at their school and society in general.

Helpful Resources:

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...]