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African-American Scholarships

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Must be a Black U.S. Citizen. This award of $1500 is need-based and renewable. Three letters of recommendation, transcripts and evidence of full time enrollment required.

National Association for Advancement of Colored People
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Education Department
4805 Mount Hope Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (301) 358-8900

Audre Lourde Scholarship Awards

Funds scholarships for out lesbians or gay men of African descent making significant contributions to their communities.

P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: (404) 370-0920
Email: audrelordescholarship@zami.org

College-Sponsored Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students

After recipients of National Achievement Scholarships and Corporate-Sponsored Achievement Scholarships have been chosen, the remaining African American finalists are contacted and asked to report their current college of choice. College officials calculate each winner's stipend (based on financial information reported directly to the college) which ranges from $250 to $2600 per year.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Attn: National Achievement Scholarship Program
1560 Sherman Avenue
Suite 200
Evanston, IL 30201-4897
Phone: (847) 860-510

Educational Advantage Foundation Scholarship

Award of up to $1500 to students with sophomore standing or higher with exceptional academic achievement and financial need.

Deadline: Feb. 15th.

Alpha Kappa Alpha
5656 s. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: scholarship@elks.org

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Award up to $7500 to students with sophomore standing or higher with exceptional academic achievement and financial need.

Deadline: Jan. 15th.

Alpha Kappa Alpha
5656 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: scholarship@elks.org

Ethnic Minority Scholarship

Awarded to Methodist minority students attending college at least one year. Must also be a U.S. citizen and have a 2.3 GPA minimum.

Deadline: May 1st.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 871
Nashville, TN 37202

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Must be US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, the humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Up to $30,000 for tuition, $3000 for travel, $2000 for research.

Deadline: Jan 4th.

The National Research Council
The Fellowship Office
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
Phone: (202) 334-2860
Email: infofell@nas.edu

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

Must be a US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Award up to $14000.

Deadline: Nov. 14th.

The National Research Council
The Fellowship Office
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
Phone: (202) 334-2872
Email: infofell@nas.edu

Herbert Lehman Scholarships for African American Students

African American high school graduates who are planning to attend colleges and universities where African Americans are significantly underrepresented are eligible to apply if they are U.S. citizens. Selection is based on academic potential (as evidenced by high school records, test scores, and personal essays), character, the applicants' understanding of their educational goals and academic abilities and community and school involvement.

Deadline: May 1, 2016 - $8,000.00

Herbert Lehman Education Fund
99 Hudson Street
Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 219-1900

Zeta Phi Beta African Fellowship

Must be a Black, undergraduate student.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Scholarship Chairperson Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
1827 79th Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (202) 387-3103