Top Black History Month Scholarship Programs For African-American Students

Top Black History Month Scholarship Programs For African-American Students

Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring Black History month. Some of these programs have come and gone, while others have been very consistent throughout the years. Here’s a list of the programs that are open this February:

#1 – Fund II Foundation United Negro College Fund (UNCF) STEM Scholars Program: This program is open to African American students pursuing careers in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Scholars Program includes scholarships, internships, mentoring and other tools to help African American students reach their goals. Apply now at

#2 – National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships: These scholarships are offered to African American students interested in a career in journalism. The scholarship is for high school students and undergraduate college students who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in college full-time and majoring in journalism. Apply now at

#3 – Regions Riding Forward Black History Month Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded each year to high school students and college students. Interested students may apply by writing an essay about African-Americans who have inspired them. Regions Bank awards 32 scholarships each year, two in each region where the bank has branches. Apply now at

#4 – Jerry Malloy Negro Baseball League Scholarship: This program is open to high school seniors who plan to attend college and work towards a college degree. Two scholarships will be awarded to the students who write the most compelling essay on a topic pertaining to Negro League baseball. Apply now at

#5 – Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships: These scholarships are offered to outstanding black high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. High-school seniors of African descent may apply (for example, African American, Caribbean, African, etc). Apply now at