Scholarships for Minority Students

minority-181x255The following awards and scholarships are for minority students only, including African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. However the scholarships for minority students are general and can be used for most majors and career fields.

Please contact each organization to confirm deadlines and eligibility criteria. Under no circumstances should you use this listing as the sole resource for your scholarship search. There may be many other scholarships available to you based on your background and specific interests.

The provision of the following short list of scholarships for minority students is meant only to give you a jump-start on your scholarship search. Read the chapters, “The Scholarship Search: Discovering Hidden Treasures,” “The Local Scholarship Search: Finding Scholarships in Your Backyard” and “Scholarships for Minorities: What’s the Difference in a Minority Scholarship Hunt?” in Winning Scholarships for College for more on scholarship search strategies and a listing of additional scholarships. You should also use the free web based scholarship search engines listed in Free Scholarship Searches.

For additional information about the scholarships and awards listed below, refer to the Appendix of Winning Scholarships for College for more information on these and many others. Also see The Scholarship Monthly Planner and 10 Steps for Using the Internet in Your Scholarship Search.

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students (General)
Scholarship/Award Scholarship Amount Deadline Administrator/Sponsor
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program up to $7500/year Early March The Jackie Robinson Foundation
GEM PHD Science Fellowship Varies Mid November National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc.
National Medical Fellowships (NMF) Varies Varies with specific scholarship/award National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
Scholarships & Financial Aid for African American Students
The Ron Brown Scholar Program $40000 over 4 years January 9orNovember 1 to be considered for other scholarships also. Ron Brown Scholar Program
Thurgood Marshall Scholarships Average approximately $2200 per student per semester Varies Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
UNCF Scholarships Varies with specific scholarship/award Varies with specific scholarship/award United Negro College Fund
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Hispanic/Latino Students
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Programs Varies Varies Hispanic College Fund, Inc.
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Native American/Indian Students
American Indian College Fund Scholarships Varies with specific scholarship/award Varies with specific scholarship/award American Indian College Fund
Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund up to $20000 depending upon type of scholarship June 1 The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowships Varies. Based on unmet need. Varies The American Indian Graduate Center