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!

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

African American winner of the Coca Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

$10K HBCU Scholarships From the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program


To honor and commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, a scholarship program has been established in support of students attending accredited historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide. The program, which recognizes and celebrates one of the most transformative figures in our nation’s history, will be administered and managed by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for a period of 20 years, through 2039.

United Negro College Fund/ Walt Disney Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship check from the United Negro College Fund and Disney

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program, supported by a $1.5 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company, provides scholarships to high-achieving African American students in underserved communities across the country, and offers career readiness tools and resources necessary to help them realize their professional goals in the entertainment industry.

Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation HBCU Scholarships

Coca-Cola Foundation HBCU scholarship recipients

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Coca-Cola Foundation are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding first-year students attending one of the seven pre-selected publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) within the TMCF 47 member-school network.

CVS Scholarships For African American Business Students

CVS scholarship recipient

CVS Caremark has a commitment to widening the net of student scholars in business. As such, they have partnered with UNCF to create scholarships for students studying Business (and business related fields). Selected students will receive a scholarship award for the upcoming academic year.

National Association of Colored Women Council (NACWC) Scholarship Program

NACWC Scholarship Fund

The National Association of Color Women’s Clubs (NACWC), its region and state associations, its standard federated clubs and its individuals members are responsible for 120 years of scholarship money support to hundreds of thousands African American high school graduates and college attendees throughout the United States.


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...]