Scholarships for African American Women, 2014

December 31, 2011
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Scholarships for African American Women to pursue their Undergraduate, Graduate, Master’s and Doctoral Degree

Scholarship programs are specially drafted to help students who are desirous of studying and to support them in  complete their studies. All kinds of scholarship programs are available that help students to go back to school /colleges to finish their degree and move on with their life and career.

There are certain scholarships that only targets specific groups such as scholarships for African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. By availing these scholarships the specific minority people can also come into the race and move towards their further studies. These scholarships provide them the opportunities which they lack somewhere somehow.

In this article, you can explore some of the scholarship options for Afro-American women students:

Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust: This scholarship is available for black and disadvantaged high school and post high school graduate students. Applicants must be US citizen, under age 25 and must have a plan to attend a major college or vocational school to be eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on academic standing, financial need and availability of funds. The deadline for application is 30th June each year.

Spouses Education Scholarship: This award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time or are current full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. To be eligible, applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5, exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. The application deadline is June 5, 2014.

The Generation Google Scholarship for African American Women: The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must intend to pursue a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree or a degree in a closely related technical field. The deadline for application is March 3, 2014.

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 for the 2014- 2015 school year will be available on March 1, 2014.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program: This scholarship provides funding to minority students who are US citizens and permanent residents of USA. Scholarship awards 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 deadline is March 1, 2014.

ACS Scholars Program: ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form. Applications will close on March 1 annually.

APS Minority Scholarship: Each year, American Physical Society Sites (APS) offers scholarships for African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American US citizen or permanent resident of USA who are high school senior, college freshman or sophomore. These scholarships are awarded for pursuing degree program in physics, Engineering physics and applied physics. The application period will close on February 7, 2014.

Go Red Multicultural Scholarship: Sixteen scholarships of $2,500 each are available for women who are currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, health care institution or program in USA. Applicants must be Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin to be eligible for these scholarships. Scholarships are provided in healthcare discipline. Applications should be submitted till November 30, 2013 for fall 2014.

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship: The annual amount of this scholarship is $4,000 which is disbursed during the fall and spring semesters, in the amount of $2,000 per semester. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be residents of the state of Florida and a member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. This scholarship is awarded for pursuing baccalaureate degree in Education at any of FFMT’s participating universities/colleges. The deadline for fall semester is August 1 and for spring semester is November 15.

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.

Good Luck!

Sneha Asanani

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