April L. Simmons STEM Scholarship for Girls
Amount: Between $500-$750
Details: Must be a female adolescent of African descent while being a Academically successful high school senior, student at one of the Miami Dade, Broward, or West Palm Beach Public High Schools, and have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above
Essence of a Haitian Woman Scholarship Foundation
Details: Must be a graduating female senior at one of the Miami Dade, Broward, or West Palm Beach Public High Schools who plans on pursuing an undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University majoring in the areas of International Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship, of Haitian descent, and 3.0 GPA or above.
Buick Achievers Scholarship
Amount: 50 awards of $25,000
Details: Applicants must be either high school students planning to enroll full-time or current undergraduate students. Special consideration is given to underrepresented groups, including first-generation students and minorities. Recipients must enroll in one of about 20 majors focused on engineering, technology, design, or other programs of study related to the automotive industry. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, or five years if you attend an approved five-year engineering program.
Gates Millennium Scholars
Amount: Varies, but the average award between 2000 and 2014 was $12,942
Details: This program was designed to help talented low-income minority students attend college without taking on debt. Applicants must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA. The awards cover any unmet need after other grants and scholarship money have been applied to a student’s college bills. Awards are renewable each year.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
Amount: Up to $28,000 over four years
Details: This award is aimed at minority high school students who demonstrate leadership potential and dedication to community service. Applicants must have financial need and attend a four-year college. In addition to money, scholars receive a variety of support during college, including mentoring and access to internship and job placement help.
National Society of High School Scholars Foundation
Details: These scholarships are meant for rising college freshman, with preference given to students from underrepresented minorities. The goal is to increase diversity in STEM fields as well as in business, economics, and public policy.
Ron Brown Scholars Program
Amount: $10,000 a year, renewable for four years
Details: This money is awarded to highly talented African-American high school seniors with significant financial need. Awards are chosen based on interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship, but recipients may pursue any academic discipline.
RMHC/African-American Future Achievers
Amount: Usually $1,000 per student, but exact amount and number of awards varies
Details: Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarship applicants have to be high school seniors planning to attend a two-year or four-year college. Recipients must have at least one parent of African-American or Black Caribbean heritage and live in an area served by a RMHC chapter.
TMCF/Department of Defense Scholarship
Amount: 25 awards of $15,000 a year, renewable for four years
Details: This award is for students with financial need who will attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), with preference for those who attend a publicly supported HBCU. Applicants need a 3.25 GPA and must pursue a degree in a STEM-related field.