Did you know there are scholarships focusing on Black History month as well as those specifically for African Americans?
For example, Blacks@Microsoft (BAM) offers $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors of African or American descent who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years for a total of $20,000. They also have $1,500 BAM technology stipends available. Deadline: March 8.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ introduced a 2019 Black History Month Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12. 3 winners will be selected – one each from elementary school, middle and high school. Deadline: March 4.
On a national level, the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest* is available to all high school seniors who write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated them. Students can earn a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Deadline: February 28.