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Scholarship Database

Tempe S. from Georgia provided the information for many of these scholarships

An outside scholarship is any money not awarded by the government (loans) or the schools you were admitted to (financial aid). They are provided by private sector companies, philanthropists or foundations. Outside scholarships are a great way to pay for college because you do not have to pay the funds back like you would with a loan, and there is no cap on the amount of money you can receive; your college may even have to reimburse you because you were awarded more than the cost of school!

Check out this great list of scholarships to apply for before and during college. Many of them are made especially for students of color. 

Achieve Atlanta Scholarship

Atlanta Metropolitan Area
$5,000 yearly
Must be a current APS student
Graduating senior
2.0 GPA

Blacks at Microsoft


$5,000 yearly, four consecutive years

Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs

Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarship



Evidence of academic achievement in high school, leadership skills or community service in a STEM areas. 3.0 GPA;  accepted as a student at a four-year institution of higher education.

Dell Scholars Program


$20,000 & a laptop with 4-year warranty

Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 

2.4 GPA or higher

Barron Prize for Young Heroes



Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months

Working as an individual to lead their service work.

Congressional Black Caucus Scholarships

Amount Varies
Preparing to pursue an undergraduate degree or full-time student; 2.5 GPA; reside/ attend school in a congressional district represented by a CBC member

Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship

$30,000 (varies)
Be enrolled or seeking enrollment in a baccalaureate degree program; High school applicants: 2.75/4.00 GPA, 1000 SAT,  21  ACT; College applicants: 3.0/4.0 GPA

Sixt Scholars Program

Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Graduating high school senior in the USA
Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4-year university

Mensa Foundation

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship


Graduating high school senior, first-year student college, or a student transferring into a four-year college; Combined family income of $65,000 or less; Demonstrated commitment to public service

TMCF Stephen Feinberg Scholarship Fund 


Up to $8,500

Be Black or of African descent; Be attending an HBCU/PBI during the 2021-2022 academic year. Demonstrate financial need; 2.5 GPA 

Gucci Changemakers Awards 

High school seniors and currently enrolled undergraduate students attendingr college within North America.  Based on unmet financial need.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Up to $30,000 over four years
Graduating high school senior; Plan to attend four-year; Show leadership potential and dedication to community service; evidence of financial need; SAT of 1,000/ ACT score of 21

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship


$40,000 per year
High school senior; 3.5 GPA; 1200 SAT / 26 ACT; Unmet financial need; Family income up to $95,000

The Coca-Cola Scholarship


$20,000 per year
High school senior; Planning to pursue a US post- secondary school degree

Burger King Scholars


$1,000 to $50,000 
Recipients are selected based on (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.



Full four-year scholarship

Primarily A's; SAT 1310/ACT 28; households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four

The ELC’s Undergraduate Scholarships


Amount varies

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. 

The Posse Foundation

Full four-year scholarship 
High school senior nominated by their high school or a community-based organization; Demonstrate leadership; Demonstrate academic potential

The Feaster Foundation Scholarship

Atlanta metropolitan area
​Enrolled in an Atlanta metropolitan area university or institute; Must have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate courses; 3.2 cumulative GPA; Must be passionate and involved in serving their community

Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship Program

Amount Varies

Enrolled in a 4-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU); 3rd, 4th or 5th year of study; Demonstrate financial need; 2.5 GPA 

Creme of Nature’s Legacy of Leadership



Merit-based; Any undergraduate student, attending an HBCU; Video and Essay; 2.5 GPA or better.

CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

 Member district of the Council of the Great City Schools


High school senior interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in the STEM fields; Black or Hispanic student; 2.5 GPA or better.

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