Undergraduate Academic Scholarships Scholarship for African Americans

Award Description

The Scholarship for African Americans provides a $500 academic award to a student of African American descent who is pursuing their undergraduate college degree. At, our mission is to make education accessible, and with this scholarship we hope to bring historically underrepresented students access to a quality education.

  • Amount: $500
  • One Award Annually
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2019

Previous Scholarship Winner

Crystal Williams
Crystal Williams
Master's Degree in Public Administration
Public Administration and Public Policy Degrees - Graduate Level Scholarship

"I am so excited to be a recipient of the Public Administration scholarship! Two years ago, I established a non-profit organization, L.O.V.E. Works International {Leading. Organized. Volunteer. Efforts.}. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, empower lives and improve communities by establishing sustainable works and initiatives for indigent populations. Winning this scholarship will provide much needed financial support to complete my master's degree, the missing ingredient for doing greater works for the poor and vulnerable. Thank you so much, for all that you do to help students like me live out their dreams!"


Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate college degree in any field of study. To help lower the cost of your college degree, consider supplementing your studies with online courses or credit by exam, including:

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be of African American Heritage.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above-mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.