Top Black History Month scholarship programs for African-American students

BlackNews.com | 2/4/2017, 10:05 a.m.
Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring ...

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 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: This program is for minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and leadership development opportunities, and internships.

#2 – 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.

#3 – 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.

#4 – 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.

#5 – 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.

#6 – 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).