Available Scholarships for African American Women

For African American women who are actively seeking a scholarship to attend a college or university there are literally hundreds of options to choose from. A thorough evaluation of grades and qualifications is required of course, but assuming that all requirements are met there are scholarships available for almost every field of study. With a bit of research and a dedication towards filing the necessary paperwork, which may be substantial, there is little doubt that a scholarship can be found to suit the needs of the potential student.

For journalism students there are a wide variety of different scholarships available, the most notable being the Ed Bradley Broadcast Journalism Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship was created and named for the 60 minutes correspondent and is aimed at students who wish to major in the field of Broadcast Journalism, there are application deadlines for all scholarship programs however and these must be met in order to be considered for the scholarship award. Another program geared toward journalism majors is the National Association of Black Journalists, a scholarship that is worth up to $5,000 for each student who receives it.

For students seeking degrees in marine biology or other related sciences there is the Woods Hole Scholarship program. This scholarship program is aimed towards helping students achieve an education in oceanographic and marine sciences. For engineering students there is also the Edward S. Roth Manufacturing Engineering scholarship. There are strict guidelines that must be met in order to attain this scholarship however, including a GPA of 3.0 or higher, as well as a distinct financial need for the scholarship. Further science related scholarships include the Stan Beck Fellowship which is specifically aimed at students who are studying entomology.

Studies into African History are also a popularly funded scholarship program and the Stanley Tarver Memorial scholarship program is geared towards exactly that field of study. These are only a few of the the hundreds of scholarship programs available for African American women and a great deal of research should be done to find out what program is the right one for the field of study in question. The United Negro College fund is also a great source of information regarding scholarships and universities aimed at African American studies. Specifically for women there is also the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, as well as the National Association of Black Accountants.