Check out our Black History Month Scholarships ❤️


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Black History Month is an important month to remember the achievements of African American heroes and role models.

More often than not, these heroes had to experience barriers to their education due to discrimination, segregation, and institutionalized racism. Their lives are a testament to the importance of education to black scholars today.


Black History Month with Katherine Johnson, Langston Hughes, and Maya Angelou

To celebrate Black History Month, we want to share resources for black students in our Black/African American scholarship thread.


To see the whole thread, click here.

Scholarships for black students

Out of the entire scholarship thread, here are a few highlights that we’d like to feature.



  1. The Anthony S. Fountain & Alissa Fountain-Burse Scholarship Fund from the Poise Foundation


poise foundation scholarship


The Poise Foundation is a community organization that seeks to help the Pittsburgh Black community. This scholarship hopes to give back to students that are interested in careers in elementary to high school education. To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to have a 2.7 GPA and have a minimum of 60 college credits. The scholarship application that includes an enrollment verification form, transcript, 300-word essay, and three letters of recommendation. The application deadline closes on April 13, 2018 at 3pm/EST.

Three winners will be chosen and be rewarded $3000 each.

Check out the Poise Scholarship here:


  1. Blacks at Microsoft Foundation


Scholarship from Microsoft

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a network that supports black employees at Microsoft. The BAM scholarship hopes to invest in young black students who are pursuing technology and business.  

To be eligible for the BAM Scholarship, you must be a high school senior of African descent, plan to attend a four-year college, pursue a degree in engineering, computer science, or business, have a passion for technology, demonstrate leadership in your community, have at least a 3.3 GPA, and require financial assistance for college.  

The application requires two letters of recommendation, a resume, a list of extracurricular activities and honors, a transcript, and two 500-word essays. Application must be physically mailed to their address in Seattle by April 15.

BAM will award three $5,000 awards. The scholarships are renewable, so winners can receive the $5,000 award for up to four years as long as they maintain the scholarship requirements.

Apply here:


  1. Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment scholarship for HBCU students


The Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Joshua David Gardner and supports black HBCU (Historically Black College or University) students. To be eligible for the scholarship, you need to have at least a 2.8 GPA, an ACT score of 21 or an SAT score of 1200, and be admitted or enrolled in an accredited HBCU.

The application includes three letters of reference and a 500-word topic on the importance of participating in political and social change processes. The scholarship will award two students $2000. Applications must be received by April 30.

Apply here:


  1. Ron Brown Scholar Program


Ron H Brown Scholarship for black african american students


The Ron Brown Scholarship Program is a selective program made in honor of Ronald H. Brown, the former Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton. This program focuses on academically-gifted black graduating high school seniors who face financial difficulties.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a black graduating senior with leadership and community service experience, and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

The Ron Brown Scholarship Program will award multiple students four-year $40,000 scholarships, ($10,000 a year.)

The early applicant deadline is November 1, with the final deadline being Jan 9.

Apply here:


  1. Intel Scholarship with UNCF

Intel logo

The Intel Corporation has partnered with UNCF to fund another scholarship for computer science and engineering students. Intel hopes to reduce the financial burden of students in need, as well as encourage scholarship candidates to consider interning at Intel in the future.

To be eligible you need to be a college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of application and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA. Acceptable majors for this scholarship are Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

The application requires one letter of recommendation, a resume, and an essay. All materials are due March 18.

Selected students will receive a $5000 award as well as a virtual coaching and interviewing session to prepare them for a future internship.

Apply for this scholarship here:

Scholarships & More


Don’t forget to check out our other scholarships on Twitter, that we share through our Scholarship Sunday program. To see our full list of scholarship threads, click here. Remember that most of these scholarships are reoccurring, so if you miss the deadline for this year, there is often next year, as long as you are eligible.


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