There are very many programs and foundations that offer scholarships to African Americans. The following list will be very helpful in your search.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Inc. has the National Scholarship program through which it supports students of color in their quest for education in areas such as finance, accounting and business. The program is extended to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The amount given is $1,500.
The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students
The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship is given to male African American students majoring in Mathematical Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry or Physics. The program is open to graduating high schools seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students of an accredited institution. Graduate students must have attained a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, whereas the rest need to have earned a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The amount offered can go up to $3,000.
AMS (American Meteorological Society) Minority Scholarships
The AMS Minority Scholarships are awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), to members of the minority groups including African Americans who wish to pursue courses in the sciences. The scholarships are a two-year deal meant to cover the freshman and sophomore years. The program awards up to $6,000. The funding for the second year however depends on how well the applicant did in their first year.
Charles Shelton Veterinary Medicine/Technology Scholarship
The Charles Shelton Foundation offers the Charles Shelton Veterinary Medicine/Technology Scholarship to African Americans who may be interested in the study of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Technology. Any individual who is committed to the welfare of animals and has shown such is awarded up to $2,500.
Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
The Hyatt Hotels awards up to $2,000 to qualified African American and other students within the minority group who are pursuing a degree in hospitality management. The applicant must be a US citizen and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. The number of scholarships awarded for the year 2016 is 20.
The ABA diversity Scholarship is awarded by the American Bus Association, to African American students as well as others from the minority groups who wish to study for a major in transportation, travel and tourism industries. The maximum amount awarded in this program is $2,500. Applicants must have completed their first year in college, with a GPA of 3.0. They must also submit an essay that clearly states how they’d advance or change the tourism, travel and transportation industry.
American Society of Criminology Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities
The American Society of Criminology offers a one-time scholarship award of $6,000 to African Americans. Applicants must be enrolled into a doctorate program. Selection is impartial and focuses on the CV, career plans as stated in the letter of application, college transcripts, financial need and references.
Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship
The Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship is offered by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and is usually non-renewable. The scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors in Historically Black Colleges and universities. The applicant has to be a person of color, which makes African Americans qualify. The amount awarded is $5,000.
The Sphinx Performance Academy is a scholarship program developed for African American and Latino string players of high school and college age. Winners are chosen depending on their performance at the semifinals and finals stages. The prize for this award is $50,000. Participants need to be able to play the Violin, Cello or Viola, and be US residents.
The Holly Cornell Scholarship by the American Water Works Association is intended for African Americans who are joining or are currently studying for their master’s in engineering. The amount awarded is $7,500 and is a one-time payment. Applicants are required to submit their applications, GRE scores, statements and recommendation letters.
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The American Bar Association offers the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund to first year law students of the African American race. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and submitted a completed application form, transcripts, personal statement and letters of recommendation. The amount given is $5,000.
Malcolm X Scholarship for Exceptional Courage
The Malcolm X Scholarship for Exceptional Courage awards qualifying African American students with $4,000. The fund is meant for students who have financial needs as acknowledged by the schools financial aid office. The applicant’s application and academic as well as leadership abilities are some of the aspects reviewed during the selection process.
The Michael Jackson Scholarship, presented by the United College Negro Fund (UNCF) is intended for African American students at a UNCF college or university, focusing on a major in communications, performing arts or English. The applicants must have attained a 3.0 GPA and a report that supports their financial need. The amount awarded in this program is $5,000.
Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students
Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students, by Mutual of Omaha, is intended for African Americans and students from other underrepresented groups who are US citizens, US residents or refugees and enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies. The applicants are also required to be majoring in actuarial science or mathematics with a 3.0 GPA. The amount offered is $5,000 and is non-renewable.
P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship for Advancement in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship for Advancement in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering is offered by the Design Automation Conference to high school seniors who are either African Americans or from other minority groups. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and quality performance in math and science subjects, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is for students who wish to pursue computer science, electrical engineering or computer engineering studies and careers. The amount paid out is $4,000.
Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship
The Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship is meant for African American students who reside in Michigan. The program focuses on students who are or wish to study occupational therapy, nursing, allied health, medicine or physical therapy. They must be between 17 and 30 years of age, have a 3.0 minimum GPA and submit a personal statement, proof of college acceptance and official transcripts. The amount for this scholarship varies.
The UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship by UNCF is intended for African American students who wish to major in accounting, economics, business administration or finance and have leadership abilities. The amount awarded is $8,000. Applicants are required to have attained a 3.0 GPA and submit an essay, official transcripts, resume and letters of recommendation.
William Wrigley Jr. Scholarship/Internship
The William Wrigley Jr. Scholarship/Internship is created for African American junior year students and sophomores who are enrolled in a UNCF member college or university. The fund is given to applicants who have unmet financial needs. They must have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0. The maximum amount given here is $3,000.
United Parcel Service Scholarship for Minority Students
The Institute of Industrial Engineers offers the United Parcel Service Scholarship for Minority Students which is meant for African Americans pursing industrial engineering programs. Normally, students are nominated for the scholarships. Hopeful participants must have attained a 3.4 GPA and demonstrate a financial need, leadership skills and strong academic abilities. The program awards students with $4,000.
George Washington Carve Scholarship Fund
The foundation is made to cater for the needy students in their tertiary levels of education. The financial aid given by this organization is non-refundable and one does not have to repay up on benefiting from this program.
The applying student must have an interest in historically black college or universities which should have evidence.
This program is majorly made towards ensuring that it develops leaders to the society but not followers.
The applying student must be involved fully in a leadership role in the community and must have served the society for more than 40 hours in his/her voluntary service delivery without anticipating any favor to be accorded. Leaders usually focus on people and this is a way of distinguishing themselves from normal people due to the way they usually conduct their roles in a systematic manner.
The George Washington Carve Scholarship Fund program aims at improving the quality of students and ensuring that relevant technological and skills are imparted on them as a method of ensuring they become adapted to the dynamic environment. Education is a tool in fighting poverty and ensuring that needy students who demonstrate leadership qualities in a mile towards lowering the poverty dominance likely to be experienced in the near future.
The students who benefit from this organization’s scholarship exercise are expected to have enrolled in an accredited university or college that will lead to 4 year graduate program. The course to which the applicants have to specialize in should range in the following fields: accounting, agri-business, aquaculture science, biological sciences, business, chemistry, communication, computer science, economics, engineering, law, mathematics, medicine, nursing, political science, pre-law, pre-med, public administration.
Most of these courses deal with interactions of people in a free society. In the due process many students are likely to lead their communities’ growth and development once they graduate and start operating in the society.
The awarding committee not only focuses on the academic performances of the applicants but also the impact of the same people to the society.
This foundation has resulted in many students changing their attitudes towards the society. Most of the beneficiaries of the program have started their charity programs to also mentor other leaders. As a result this has led to the young generation being involved in activities that have a positive impact to the economic growth.
This scholarship program has played a greater role towards the success of America as a country by empowering leaders early enough while they are in their young ages. This has resulted in them recognizing their talents earlier enough thereby focusing on how best they can articulate more value so as to achieve efficient service delivery to the society.
The amount that each applicant benefits from is totally different as the awarding committee grades the applicants in accordance to their levels of performance both academic and service delivery wise. Some usually end up being awarded a book while others are given a financial aid towards their college or university education.
The maximum amount that an applicant can benefit from is $10,000 and is payable direct to the scholars learning institution.
The application deadline is set as May 30th and applicants must ensure that they submit their details earlier enough if they need to be considered in the academic year to which the scholarship is made to cover. This program has ensured a transition of awarding students on annual basis.
National Association of Black Journalists
This financial aid program is made to benefit the American scholars and also foreign born students. This program usually benefits the students in either journalism or communication courses. One has to be a member of the NABJ organization in order to get a consideration.
The membership to the program is usually $35 for the high school students and $40 for the college students. The difference of $5 is as a result of these two categories of students being exposed to different conditions that can allow them to make money. College students can make money faster relative to the high school students because their educational advancement gives a competitive advantage. The membership fee also acts as a way of restricting the number of applicants and shows a sense of commitment.
The enrolment as a full-time student in any of the accredited universities of the US is a competitive advantage as the program is focused on aiding scholars in the media category to actualize their dreams. The applicant must be bright. This is revealed by one’s academic credentials submitted during the application process.
At the same time, the period remaining for one to complete school should not be less than one year at the time of application. This is a way of ensuring that the aid given by the organization gets to benefit the needy student in his higher education’s level of professionalism at the time of need.
The application ensures that the needy student has to submit a copy of resume which must be well detailed and a cover letter that explains fully the journalism knowledge and experience that one has. The applicant must disclose any relevant information that is likely to reveal that his/her financial position is of questionable attribute.
The awarding committee usually tabulates a score system which grades the applicants in accord to the information they submit requesting for financial aid. This results in different students getting varied scores thus resulting to a difference in the amount that one is awarded.
The National Association of Black Journalist program is so strict and ensures that none can benefit from the financial support given twice. This policy is greatly emphasized as many people get to benefit from the scholarship’s financial aid towards paying their school fees.
The successful applicants who manage to get a beneficiary opportunity are recognized in a press release by the convention program book as a way of ensuring transparency in the awarding exercise conducted by the organization. The organization’s major aim of ensuring support to media scholars is made as a way to encourage many citizens to focus on this industry leading to the development of an informed society.
Beneficiaries are usually awarded amounts ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. The applicants score is the only key factor that determines the amount that one is likely to get.
The submission of the applications requirements should be made not later than April 9th because any later application is never considered in the system. Students who fail to secure an opportunity are usually encouraged to apply in the subsequent years if they think that they meet the basic requirements by the program.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program is made to benefit high school students who are in their seniority stages of their studies. The program is US based and beneficiaries have to be permanent residents of the country.
At the same time, the applicant must belong to the African American category meaning that his/her race must be Black American.
Applicant must be a person of high integrity and at the same time be an academic performer since the program is tailored towards increasing the number of scholars in the US state at large. This program inhibits those who are already enrolled in a college from benefiting as a way of creating more opportunities for the young students who have more anxieties of achieving higher educational prosperity.
The applicant must demonstrate that s/he is financially in need and is being faced by a great challenge towards financing the fees of acquiring more educational specialization. The applicant must download the financial aid form from the organization’s website, fill it and later ensure that it is sent to the organization’s database via mail.
Only eligible students are encouraged to download the form because if you do not qualify and attempts to fill the form no consideration will be made and this will result in being a waste of time and resources.
Students applying for the Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) financial support must ensure that their submissions are made not later than November 1st which is usually the deadline.
The applicants are encouraged to apply earliest possible so as to give the organization enough time to review and scrutinize the submitted information. False information in the application forms usually leads to a direct disqualification as the organization champions for transparency and honesty amongst the residents of the US state.
Leadership qualities as well as community involvement gives the applicant a higher chance of being considered if his/her qualifications are also impressive. This is a way of encouraging the mentorship of responsible persons in the society who are resourceful and play a key role in ensuring the growth of the society at large.
The large number of applicants results in the selection process taking a bit long and the winners are usually notified by April 1st. The benefiting student must be ready to enroll for a degree course in one of the many accredited universities of the US or colleges offering a 4-year graduate program. This is a way of motivating young scholars and increasing their levels of competition in secondary schools.
The scholarship financial aid is made to cater for the tuition fees of the learners and other basic necessities that a student may require while in college. At the same time having been a beneficiary of this program does not limit you from also getting financial bursaries offered in the learner’s institution of learning.Beneficiaries of this program usually benefit from a financial aid equivalent to $10,000 for the four-year duration.
National Society of Black Engineers
This foundation has many scholarships made towards supporting students in different stages of their academic training. The most prominent one is that benefits the senior high school students.
The candidates are selected in accordance to the academic achievement they have attained which is revealed by their transcripts, the essay they submit and their respective letters of acceptance.
These students must be willing to enroll in one of the accredited universities in the US.
At the same time, s/he must be willing to specialize in a STEM subject while showing a positive attitude towards supporting the society. This is a method of ensuring that bright students get an early participation in leadership programs and in the long run end up leading the society at large.
This is one way of mitigating the levels of illiteracy that may be experienced in the US state. Illiteracy is a bad aspect that has to be controlled from reaching higher levels in the community as the current dynamism requires people who do not suffer informational asymmetry.
The organization mostly awards the beneficiaries an amount that is close to $500 because of the large number that it supports. These amounts may seem relatively low compared to the ones offered by other organizations but the good aspect is that they are made to reach many students.
This results in many students receiving financial support thereby causing an increased level of scholars. The organization has changed the perception of young generation towards accessing financial support and this has led to an increased number of scholars in USA.
The applicants must ensure that they submit their application details and reach the organization by April 15th. This gives the organization enough time to scrutinize and make relevant considerations towards selecting the best students to benefit from its financial support.
The beneficiaries are later notified upon qualifying and later induced into a mentorship program that ensures that they grow their skills both academic and societal wise without any incidence of failure or retardation. This is a way of managing the emotions of these young people and leading them towards prosperity in their lives. There is a great need of developing an informed society as the current economic and social conditions tend to eliminate illiterate persons from the society.
This organization is planning to achieve a higher target of academic scholars in the long run and is therefore devising on new methodologies that in can put in place to increase its financial base. It is currently engaged in negotiations with donors as a method of ensuring that it acquires enough cash to manage fully the pool of beneficiaries that it supports.
Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
This scholarship program is tailored to best meet the needs of undergraduate students who belong to the category of African American. The students must be enrolled in a course leading to a scientific or technical specialization. The students must be in universities or colleges which are historically recognized.
Demonstration of high degree of academic performance by the students and at the same time showing an ability to achieve better results once supported is a must. This Foundation was made by a group of black technical professionals who show the need of endorsing able students to specialize in this field of science. Technology has been recognized because of the major role it plays in making the society dynamic and the same time a better place where people can live.
This foundation at the same time ensures competition among its beneficiaries by allocating slots made to benefit the best students who perform best on their graduation as a way of retaining them. The benefiting students must demonstrate creativity as well as innovation. This will help in making the US state a center of technological advancement.
The applicant must produce an evidence that s/he is experiencing financial crisis which if not curbed may result in a retarded performance of the student. The foundation is ready to encourage many students to specialize in this field as many have been mostly majoring in art based courses leading to a shortage in technological specialists.
The needy students who should benefit from this program are usually selected by the dean of students in their respective faculties. This is done so as these professional mentors are aware of the financial crisis being faced by each student enrolled in their institution.
This foundation has up to date benefited more that 150 students enrolled in different accredited universities.
The program ensures that the selected needy students get a financial support of $2,000 which is made on annual basis. This is a method of ensuring that the beneficiaries receive the support for the whole period of time that they are in their academic progress.
This program has no application deadline as the beneficiaries are appointed by the deans of schools at random time durations once they notice that their students are being faced by a serious financial problem. The total awards that the organization towards supporting scholars has reached $385,000 currently. This shows that the organization is committed towards ensuring that the society is well educated and none fails to access higher education due to lack of school fees.
This organization has done a good work towards improving the economy of the US nation. This is because most of the beneficiaries usually end up excelling in their lives thereby supporting the society fully.
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships
The scholarships by this foundation are limited and restricted to only students who have an African-American origin. The finance is awarded on merit of one’s academic excellence. Poor academic’s performers though may be needy ends up not securing an opportunity to benefit from this Foundation’s scholarship.
The applicants must be currently in senior classes in his/her high school education. One should score above 3.3 so as to get a consideration in receiving the financial aid advanced by this organization.
Being an active participant in community development as well as a mentor gives the applicant an opportunity to stand a better chance of being selected as a beneficiary of the program.
Readiness of the applicant to enroll for a four-year college or a degree is a must if you have to qualify to be among the benefiting team. The program ensures that the beneficiaries specialize in a course that belongs to the following categories: engineering, CIS, computer science or certain business programs.
This is a method of ensuring that those needy students venture in courses which are likely to have a higher return to the community in the long run process.
Applications must be submitted online and must not reach the organization later than April 15th midnight since any time beyond that the system will cause a service access denial.
Successful applicants usually get a financial aid of $5,000 towards their tertiary education. This is a great boost. The organization scholarship program has benefited quite a good number of students enrolled in accredited higher institutions of learning.
This has promoted learning and many high school students from needy families are working maximally possible in order to access this scholarship’s financial aid. This gives them an opportunity to serve themselves as well as the community upon completing their post-secondary studies.
Alpha Kappa Alpha scholarship
This scholarship program applies to African-American students enrolled in a four-year degree course. The institution to which such a student applicant is learning at must be accredited by the relevant country’s ministry of education.
This program ensures that a candidate only benefits from the program’s financial aid offered only once. This means that any successful application made cannot go through as the organization has your details in its online database.
For the applicant to be considered, s/he must have attained at least a sophomore qualification under the study program and still enrolled as a full-time student.
The applicant must show leadership qualities and a concern in the society, as well as the academic performance. The applicant must disclose all the relevant information regarding financial status as a way of making the scholarship’s awarding committee to get to know you better.
The dully filled forms requesting for awarding towards educational support must be submitted online before April 15th so as to allow the concerned committee have enough time to make analysis of the already accumulated data regarding financial aid in its data bank.
Those students who qualify for the awarding of finance to cater for their college/university fees are usually notified by August in the same year.
The amount given to the successful applicants is varied and not constant. This is because different categories such as orphans, single parents and disabled students usually have heterogeneous needs. As a result, depending on the category on which one is classified in, the applicant ends up having his/her institution’s account being credited with amount equivalent to the submitted information.
UNCF-Foot Locker Foundation Inc. Scholarship
The Foot Locker Foundation Inc. Scholarship by UNCF is meant for African American seniors in high school or college going students who attend a college or university that is part of UNCF. Applicants are required to complete a FAFSA form and attain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Financial need of a student is also considered when awarding the scholarship. The maximum amount awarded under this program is $5,000.
The following is a database of sources of African-American Scholarships and Financial Aid opportunities.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Altria Scholarship
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Altria Scholarship program benefits students who have enrolled in one of the schools among the selection made by the organization. This program selects the best and bright students who are needy and have to be supported to advance their tertiary education.
The benefiting student must be an African American student with a permanent residence in the US and pursuing his/her studies in an accredited university. The specialization area is usually restricted to fall under either of these categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, accounting, finance or economics.
The benefiting student has to be recommended by the institution where s/he is undertaking studies as a way of proofing it’s a special case. Both juniors and seniors are eligible to make application towards this scholarship award. The selection of the students to benefit is mandated to the learner’s institution because it knows their needs better.
The institution is able to review the mode in which payment of fees is done by particular students thereby ascertaining the best student who should benefit from the organization’s financial aid. The cumulative GPA of the selected student must be above 3.5 and this result in only less number of applicants qualifying.
This is because most students range in the average category which is 3 and raising the GPA higher cuts many students from benefiting. This is done because the resources are very scarce and the only little surplus present has to be shared wisely in order to benefit the most needful person.
The organization selects the schools to benefit from its financial awards as a method of limiting the large number from applying giving it hard time in choosing the best as the resources cannot fit each and every applicant.
Selection of the field that one has to be specialized in is a way of trying to reach a lower percentage out of the large population that is in need.
Also the fields that it requires students to have specialized in are so competitive and only a few students get the opportunity to be admitted in such faculties. This means that students enrolled in these categories are among the best and have a higher possibility of excelling in life hence giving back to the society in the right manner resulting to a positive growth.
The beneficiaries are usually awarded a sum of money that is close to $3,100 per semester. This is a great boost towards ones academic progress and usually motivates the students to keep on working hard. These students especially those from humble backgrounds results in the institution’s mentors and coordinators noticing them hence getting nominated for a beneficiary opportunity in the organization’s scholarship program.
The applications for the program are made on annual basis and the selected institution by the organization should ensure that the list of their nominated students is submitted not later than April 11th. Any application brought later than this regardless of how needy the student might be ends up not being considered. This eventually results in such students having to wait until the next selection season to see if they will secure a chance.
Walmart First Generation Scholarship
The Walmart First Generation scholarship program is designed in a very special way so as to meet the needs experienced by scholars especially those from humble backgrounds. This program is made for African American students who are based in the US as permanent citizens and are enrolled in historically black college.
The unique feature of this program unlike other programs is that it benefits the first students of the families that have never had a member enrolled into a university. This means that these families may be faced by many challenges resulting to most of their children not getting the best academic qualifications. Students from such families must be supported financially to become achievers so that they can later help their families and society in general.
The GPA of 2.5 is required for the applicant to qualify. This score is set a bit lower as a method of encouraging most students from needy backgrounds to get the opportunity to learn and support themselves as well as their families.
The selected student must be of best integrity and of a sound mind as well. S/he must be in a position to later give back to the society upon succeeding in life. At the same time attributes of showing leadership qualities as well as community development role is a factor that may trigger to the selection of a student as a beneficiary in the financial aid program made by this organization.
The application forms submitted by the applicant must clearly show that such a student is in a crisis of finance and cannot fund towards his/her university education. This program usually restricts its applicants to only be categorized into the senior high school group.
This program has helped many students from very poor backgrounds to get an access to tertiary education. As a result, many students from low income backgrounds access education. The rate of poverty prevailing in the US as a nation has declined due to major focus being made on this group of students. This is a great achievement that the organization has done towards ensuring it fights poverty out of the people.
Students are encouraged to make their applications not alter than May 9th .the applications must contain a well detailed resume and well documented information showing the right position of the applicant’s family financial status.
The lucky and successful students usually get an opportunity to benefit from a financial aid that is equivalent to $6,200. At the same time, they are provided with a mentor. The work of the mentor is to ensure that leadership qualities as well academic potentials of the student are well nurtured. This so as many bright and able students have perished due to lack of persons who can guide them towards achieving what they have a capability to attain.
The organization is also aware that this group i.e. the students, is prone from influence of peer pressure that may lead them in to immorality thereby hindering their abilities of achieving their visions. This strategy of establishing a financial aid to needy students along with a mentorship program is of paramount benefit to both the beneficiaries and the society at large.
The deadline of students making their applications toward requesting for financial aid is set to be May 9th. Students have to make the necessary local arrangements to ensure that their applications are receipt early enough as a method of limiting chances of inconvenience.
Jack and Jill Foundation Scholarship
The program is tailored towards ensuring an academic and leadership achievement is attained. This program is open to all students regardless of their origin but qualify to venture into higher institutions learning curriculum. It is made to be applied for by the students in their senior high school levels of their academics and are portraying impressive performances.
The enrolment of the students who are targeted to benefit from the Jack and Jill Foundation Scholarship program is made towards ensuring that they are full-time students. At the same time, these students must be in need of financial support as in ensuring that their academic programs run smoothly without any interference that is likely to be caused by lack of enough money to cater for the tertiary education.
The selection process of the beneficiaries is competitive and ensures that the GPA must not be less than 3.0. This is a way of ensuring that only needy and bright students get to enjoy the financial aid provided by this organization. The foundation focuses on ensuring that the students benefiting are all round persons and can perform best in any other discipline.
The organization therefore works towards ensuring this is achieved by establishing programs such as mentorship, health, economic development among others which ensure that the beneficiary acquires all the necessary resources to enable him/her to become achiever in the near future.
The skills acquired by beneficiaries are important in life as they usually lead to the broadening of the scholar’s thinking ability as well as reasoning. These programs are made to harden off the students earlier enough and ensure that their minds get to mature towards the desired states.
The foundation ensures that these needy students in legally recognized and accredited universities get to pursue their degrees without and financial constraint. The financial aid provided by the Foundation that ranges $1,500 to $2,500 is utilized by the students sparingly in paying for their fees and boarding facilities. The financial aid ensures that the basic needs of are also well taken care off as a method of promoting learners to become achievers.
The foundation usually closes applications to the program by June 1st after giving the applicants enough time to apply starting from February 1st. This gives the awarding committee enough time to focus on selecting those most needy students and show a higher probability of being resourceful persons in the society in both the short run and the long run.
The foundation usually believes on the philosophy that knowledge is power and ensuring the neediest but bright students get an opportunity to learn is one of the best ways in fighting poverty. The worst form of insecurity being poverty mitigated through proper sensitization of the society which this foundation is embracing.
The Foundation usually allows for applications to be made online as a way of ensuring transparency and efficiency in data management. Going online by the organization was a way of reducing manual work in processing the captured information which is usually a tedious and stressful exercise.
Upon qualification, the applicants who qualify for an award from the Foundation are conducted. Mails are sent to the respective beneficiaries notifying them on the next moves to take so as to ensure that the program is of help to them.
Other African American Scholarships Sources
Tuskegee University List of African American Scholarships
Tuskegee University has compiled a list of 44 Scholarship providers available to African American Students. The University has indicated that there is information that not enough eligible African American Students apply for the scholarships. Large sums of money are therefore being returned. This Tuskegee University African American scholarships list is something you seriously need to look out for and spread the message to create awareness.