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10 Scholarships For African American Students : #MotherhoodMonday (Linky)

If you are like me, you want the best for your children. You want them to finish high school and go to college. And if you are really like me, you want them to get a FULL SCHOLARSHIP! My children are not old enough for college but maybe some of yours are. If you have a high school junior/senior in your family, now is the time to start looking at applications for scholarship money.

10 scholoarWhile scrolling on FB, I found post that gave 10 Scholarships for African-Americans that have a deadline in January 2014. Which means, now is the time to share this information.  Continue reading for a list of scholarships.

#1 – The Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  Learn more at

#2 – The Burger King Scholars program is designed to help high-school seniors who are looking to start college next year. Annually, the program awards more than $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students.  Learn more

#3 – The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program.  Learn more

#4 – The Ron Brown Scholar Program provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities.  Learn more

#5 – The Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship Program is sponsored by Discover Financial Services. The program recognizes students in their junior year of high school who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their communities.  Learn more


#6 – The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) provides four scholarships each year to African-American students currently in law school. Each applicant will be required to complete an essay on a topic that is related to the specific scholarship for which they are applying.  Learn more at

#7 – Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships (RMHC) for African American Future Achievers are awarded to eligible high school students with high academic performance and community service as well as financial need.  Learn more

#8 – The Talbots Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to women who want to go back to school to earn their undergraduate degree after graduating from high school or receiving their GED at least ten years ago. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  Learn more at

#9 – The Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program awards scholarships to college juniors and seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities in support of freedom, American values and constitutional principles.  Learn more

#10 – The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in the field of aeronautics. It is a renewable scholarship for U.S. citizens and nationals. Learn more at

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  • Mimi
    January 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Great information. I tell people all of the time I not really concerned with saving for my children’s college. With all of these scholarships out here that people don’t know about my children will be going on full rides if I can help it. I would rather place my focus on making sure that they are doing great during these school years while they are going for free and chill when it’s time to pay!!

    I hope my theory works out!

    • Bernetta
      January 13, 2014 at 1:35 am

      Great theory!! There are too many opportunities out there1

  • Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    January 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Peyton has no choice but to get a scholarship! Great info.

    • Bernetta
      January 13, 2014 at 1:35 am

      I pray my children get them as well.