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!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.

Rapper Nas is Promoting This $10 Million HBCU Scholarship Program

Nas standing in front of an HBCU

Hip-hop artist Nas has teamed up with Hennessy and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to promote the Hennessy Fellows Program, an unprecedented $10 million scholarship initiative that will award high-achieving graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with curated corporate development experiences, as well as financial assistance.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund/ American Airlines Scholarship Program For HBCU Students

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Recipients

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and American Airlines are proud to offer urgent financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships to college seniors who will be graduating from one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) within the TMCF member-school network.

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 available to high school seniors who will become and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four year post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund For Low Income Women, 35+ Years Old

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship recipient

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund (JRF) provides scholarships and support for low-income women ages thirty-five and older across the US to build better lives through post-secondary education. 87% of JRF Scholars either graduate or continue on towards completing their degrees. 75% of JRF Scholars are single mothers, setting an example to their children to earn a college degree. 55% of JRF Scholars report that without the JRF Scholarship, they would not be able to continue their education.

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

Recipients of the Ron Brown Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. The program competitively awards scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year).


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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...]