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!

Beyoncé and Mom, Tina, Announce $500K Cosmetology School Scholarship Program

Beyonce and mom, Tina

Fostering talent, promoting professionalism, and supporting entrepreneurship within the hair industry are deeply important to Beyoncé and her mom, Tina. That's why they're partnering with Cécred to create the Cécred x BeyGOOD Fund, which celebrates the influence professional stylists have on hair health and the critical importance of advocating for the salon community.

Ron Brown Scholarship Program For African American Students — Up to $40K in Awards Available!

Recipients of the Ron Brown Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholarship pays tribute to the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program supporting higher education for community-minded and academically gifted African Americans. The program competitively awards scholars $40,000 for four years (10,000 each year).

Mary J. Blige Celebrates Black Women With New HBCU Scholarship

Mary J. Blige

Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Mary J. Blige has launched a scholarship program aimed at supporting African American women seeking higher education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant

Scholarship recipients

The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant has been an annual event for the past 38 years, offering young girls of African American descent a platform to showcase their talents, beauty, and intelligence.

Chevrolet "Discover the Unexpected" Scholarship Program For HBCU Students

NNPA/ Chevy DTU scholarship winner

Chevrolet, which produces more than 10 million vehicles ever year, has partnered with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to give HBCU students in good academic standing scholarships that can help them pay for tuition and books. All students can apply, but the program is specifically seeking journalism and communications students.

Official Black Lives Matter Scholarship Program For HBCU Students

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) has launched the Student Solidarity Fund and the HBCU Student Scholarship Fund to emphasize the importance of mutual aid in their philanthropic work. The organization recognizes that the well-being, health, and dignity of individuals are interlinked, and cooperation is necessary for survival.

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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...]