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!

Davis Scholarship For Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Willma H. Davis STEM scholarship recipient

Willma H. Davis has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to establish a scholarship to encourage minority female students to pursue a future career in the STEM fields. Candidates must be classified as sophomore, junior, or senior in the Fall and attend a UNCF-member institution. Preference will be given to students from Massachusetts, although all eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Foot Locker/ United Negro College Fund Scholarship Program

Foot Locker scholarship recipients

Continuing in its efforts to serve in the community, Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to fund this scholarship program for students attending a UNCF member college or university during the fall of the current year. All Undergraduate classifications (freshman, sophomore, juniors and seniors) will be considered.

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.

Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholarship For HBCU Students

African American scholars from the Walmart Foundation

Walmart, the country's largest employer and the largest department store chain in the world, has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to financially support first-year college students. Offered through Walmart's foundation, the program specifically helps students who are enrolled at any HBCU or PBI across the country.

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.

COVID-19 HBCU Emergency Fund

African American students affected by COVID-19

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has created an emergency fund for HBCU students that offers students' short-term and long-term costs due to the sudden closure of college and universities across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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...]