African American Student Scholarships

United Negro College Fund

Phone: 800-331-2244
For: The UNCF administers various scholarship programs for African-American students pursuing a college degree. Please visit the website for details about scholarship criteria, eligibility, award and deadlines.

Ron Brown Scholarship

Phone: 434-964-1588
For: African-American high school seniors who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need
Award: $10,000 annually for 4 years
Deadline: PRIORITY – November 1; FINAL – January 9

National Black Nurses Association Scholarships

Phone: 301-589-3200
For: NBNA members currently enrolled in nursing programs.
Award: $500-$2000
Deadline:  April 15 Database

For: Black is a scholarship database for awards aimed at African-American high school seniors and college students. Please visit the website for details on specific scholarship opportunities, criteria and deadlines.

Best Colleges’ Guide to Scholarships for African American


For: Varies; also provides information about financial aid in general.