Scholarships for African American Women, 2016

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Check out the list below of African-American women scholarships, containing detailed information regarding application procedures and deadlines of these aids. Both types of free and partial scholarships for African American women are available which help them in maintaining cordial relations between the two countries. These African American women grants are offered by various universities and institutions to female students with different cultures, economic backgrounds and life experiences. Students can undertake various undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level courses by availing these minority scholarships.

Carole Simpson Scholarships for African American Women
Radio Television Digital News Association is funding Carole Simpson Scholarships for African American women. Applicants must be enrolled full-time  as college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship. They can apply only for one scholarship at a time. The new application period will open in January of 2016.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide outstanding African American students. The scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme. Applicants must be developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral degrees. The deadline for applications for the next class of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program will be January 13, 2016.

The Jeannete Rankin Foundation
This is also an amazing program that grants scholarships to women with lower income. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how obtaining education will help them better their and their families’ life. This scholarship is awarded without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or disability. Applicants must be 35 or older. The application will open in January 2016.

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship
Grand Rapids Community Foundation is funding Hackett Family scholarship for undergraduate students. Preference will be given to African American women. Applicants must be attending an accredited college/university. The deadline for applications is April 1, each year. Applications are available between January 1 and April 1.

Ohio Newspaper Minority Scholarship
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation is offering African American women scholarships which amounts $1,500. Applicants must be minority high school senior in Ohio. They must plan to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. Applications will close on March 31, 2016.

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program for African American Women
The African American women scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually. African American women scholarships amount $3000 each. Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Applications will close on May 15, each year.

Edward A. Bouchet Award for African Americans
American Physical Society is funding Edward A. Bouchet Award for African Americans. The Lectureship consists of a stipend of $3,500 plus support for travel to an APS meeting where the recipient will receive the award and give a presentation. Financial support will also be provided for travel to these lectures. The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2016 prize is July 1, 2015.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
African American women scholarship is available to the minority US citizens and permanent residents of USA. Scholarship awards range between $1,000 and $10,000. Scholarship is offered to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. The application process for 2015-2016 will be available March 1, 2015.

University at Albany African American Women Fellowship
The Fellowship program is open to graduate students and working professionals of USA. African American Women fellowship offers a $10,000 stipend and tuition assistance for academic coursework.

The Dolores Randolf Bauer Memorial Scholarships
The Bauer Memorial Scholarships are awarded to second and third year law students. African American women scholarships will be provided on the basis of outstanding scholastic achievement, superior writing ability, community involvement and financial need. African American scholarships range from $3000 to $5000. The application deadline is May 16, 2015.

Above mentioned programs are some excerpts of scholarship programs available for African-American women. The eligibility criterion differs for each scholarship so students should go through all and choose the one which suits her best.

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