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Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

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Black History Month Scholarships

UNCF STEM Scholars Program

Deadline: 3/03/19 Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen Award Amount: 100 Awards from $2,500 - $5,000

The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is open to African-American high school seniors who are taking college-level courses and first time first-year college students. You must be planning to major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

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UNCF General Scholarship

Deadline: 3/29/19 Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Award Amount: $5,000

The UNCF General Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students attending a UNCF member college or university. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

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Boule Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/19 Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen Award Amount: 2 Awards of $2,500

The Boule Foundation Scholarship is available to African-American entering college for the first time. You must be a resident of the U.S., London, England, or the Bahamas and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

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Scholarships for Broward County Students

Coral Springs High School

Broward Schools

Rent Free Housing for students - Scholarship

Scholarship for Cosmetology Students

Beauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and Wellness


Mary Houliston MacDonald Scholarship for Women

This scholarship was established by Mary Houliston MacDonald. Mary wanted to make it possible for women who are divorced, widowed or abandoned by their husbands to obtain the education or training opportunities necessary to be independent.


Ralph H. and Ruth Frank Gross Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship Fund was established in memory of Ralph and Ruth Frank Gross to honor their belief in the importance of a good education. The scholarship Fund is intended to encourage people to improve themselves as well as to provide for the betterment of their children. It seeks to help often unrecognized government employees and their families to improve their lives through education.

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation

Applications are due June 1st.

Submission of the online application is preferred, a however, if students experience great hardship in sourcing a computer, Joe Francis still offer a PDF version of the application to print and submit by mail. Students may request by email: or by calling 651.769.1757.

Postmark deadline for mailed applications is June 1st. 

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STEM Scholarships for Women Going Solar

American Association of University Women: Selected Professions Fellowship (Computer/Information Sciences)

Program sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) offering fellowships of $5,000 to $18,000 to women pursuing master’s degree programs in computer or information sciences. Awards based on academic excellence (40 percent), professional promise and personal attributes (50 percent), and financial need (10 percent).

Mary R. Norton Memorial Scholarship for Women

The Mary R. Martin Scholarship for Women is a $500 award given to a prospective college senior or first-year graduate student interested in a career in physical metallurgy or materials science. Sponsored by ASTM International.

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

The purpose of the M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is to enable women to return to careers in physics research after having their careers interrupted. Applicants must have completed their PhD and offer proof of institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. This one-year award of $45,000 is sponsored by the American Physical Society.

Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship

Awarded to a “rising junior or senior female undergraduate student” studying full-time, majoring in chemistry or a chemistry-related science, and who have completed research or plans to conduct research during her undergraduate years. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need. The minimum award amount of $1,500. Sponsored by the American Chemistry Society.

Science Ambassador Scholarship

Funded by Cards Against Humanity, the Science Ambassador Scholarship is a $15,000 award to provide full tuition coverage for up to four years of study. Candidate must be a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or mathematics. Applicant must submit a video of herself explaining a topic in science she is passionate about.


UNCF has helped more than 445,000 students graduate from college.

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including their prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

Keep in mind that many UNCF scholarships require that you apply for financial aid. The best way to do so is by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, click here.

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