College Scholarships

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Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program
Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. The program is under the umbrella of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, and since 2012, the popular talk show host and best-selling author has been providing this opportunity.
Tom Joyner Foundation
Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship
Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship
Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship. The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships. Students who have either graduated from high school or earned their G.E.D. may apply. Minimum grade point average is 2.0. Students must have a strong desire to go to college and earn their degree. Students must also have a desire to give back to their communities.
“From Failure to Promise” Essay Scholarship Contest
NBNA Scholarship Program
Nursing Scholarship. The NBNA Scholarship Program offers 14 scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in nursing who are members of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year college or university pursuing a Bachelors, Associate, or L.P.N. degree with at least one year of school remaining. Applicants need to be active in student nursing activities as well as African-American activities in the community. Scholastic achievement is important.
The Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
The Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship is a national scholarship that is open to African American high school seniors who are planning to attend full-time an accredited four-year college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above in order to apply. In addition to scholastic achievement, students must demonstrate leadership capabilities through extracurricular activities and volunteer community service.
The SME Education Foundation Scholarship
The SME Education Foundation Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate or graduate students who will be enrolling as full time undergraduate or graduate students attending accredited colleges or universities in the United States or Canada. Students must be pursuing an engineering degree that is directly related to a career in manufacturing.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships provide an extraordinary amount of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well. Each scholarship program has its own eligibility criteria, deadlines and application requirements. Most scholarships require students to have a grade point average of 2.5 or above and have financial need; however, some scholarships may have higher GPA’s and other requirements. Some scholarships are also reserved for students attending a UNCF member college or university.
The AWG Minority Scholarship program
The AWG Minority Scholarship program encourages young minority women to pursue courses of education and careers in the field of geosciences. The program, not only provides financial aid to assist with tuition and book, but also matches students with mentors who can offer guidance and support.
AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program
AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program: AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program offers an opportunity for 15 minority students to attend an annual research meeting in the area of Health Services Research (HSR). Minorities include Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native.
First Freedom Student Competition
First Freedom Student Competition : First Freedom Student Competition is a national essay and video contest open to high school students in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Students in grades 9-12 may participate.

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