The scholarship process is a year-round endeavor, and there’s no particular month that will offer more opportunities for students than another. However, we’re reminded during honored months of the year of additional resources that can be useful for scholarship seekers and their families—and this is absolutely true during Black History Month.
Black History Month spotlights the achievements of Black individuals, organizations, and foundations and their impact on the history of the United States. Generous private scholarships from companies, organizations, and foundations exist for students regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, career goal, or demonstrated skill. But in honor of Black History Month, here are some scholarships from organizations and companies dedicated to advancing the education of Black and African American students in the United States.
Award Amount: $20,000
Deadline: Mar 15 2022 11:59 PM (PDT)
Scholarship Description: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. Applicants for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship must be high-school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian); must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: April 1, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time
Scholarship Description: Lockheed Martin will award up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or under-served communities.
Award Amount: $8,000
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Scholarship Description: The mission of the Herbert Lehman Fund is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be African-American, graduating high school seniors; first-year students in an accredited four-year college; or students transferring to an accredited four-year college.
Award Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 1, 2022
Scholarship Description: The Carrington-Philbert Scholarship program will award a $2,500 one-time scholarship to an entering U.S college/university freshman. Applicants should be African American.
Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15th, 2022
Scholarship Description: 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.
Award Amount: $3,500
Deadline: March 31, 2022
Scholarship Description: 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.
Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 30, 2022 11:59 PM EST
Scholarship Description: The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund’s mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. They are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and healthcare related fields. Applicants must be African American graduating High School Seniors from anywhere in the United States. Applicants must attend a two/four year university or technical school. Scholarship awards must be used for tuition, books, fees or other need while attending the institution. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
Award Amount: $40,000 to $50,000 total award
Deadline: March 15, 2022
Scholarship Description: The Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship application is available to Colorado High School seniors planning to pursue their undergraduate degree beginning in the autumn of 2022