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23 Exclusive Scholarships for Minorities

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  1. Cover image for Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship

    Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship

    Funded by
    mark jefferson
    This scholarship will support one extremely ambitious African-American in their studies to become an educator for the future.
    Funded by
    mark jefferson
    This scholarship will support one extremely ambitious African-American in their studies to become an educator for the future.
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline :Dec 08, 2022
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  2. Cover image for Cardel Love Scholarship

    Cardel Love Scholarship

    Funded by
    Waynika Hall
    In loving memory of Cardel Love, this scholarship seeks to support first-generation, BIPOC students from New York so they can pursue higher education.
    Funded by
    Waynika Hall
    In loving memory of Cardel Love, this scholarship seeks to support first-generation, BIPOC students from New York so they can pursue higher education.
    Amount:$500
    Deadline :Sep 09, 2022
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  3. Cover image for Nasir Abbas Rizvi Memorial Scholarship

    Nasir Abbas Rizvi Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Rizvi Family
    This scholarship aims to continue Nasir’s legacy by helping students pursue their education and achieve their goals.
    Funded by
    The Rizvi Family
    This scholarship aims to continue Nasir’s legacy by helping students pursue their education and achieve their goals.
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline :Mar 13, 2022
    Scholarship is in review
    3
  4. Cover image for Melaninwhitecoats Podcast Annual Scholarship

    Melaninwhitecoats Podcast Annual Scholarship

    Funded by
    Aldwin Soumare
    This scholarship exists to support the dreams of prospective underrepresented medical professionals and to bolster public health.
    Funded by
    Aldwin Soumare
    This scholarship exists to support the dreams of prospective underrepresented medical professionals and to bolster public health.
    Amount:$1,545
    Deadline :Jun 26, 2022
    Scholarship is in review
    4
  5. Cover image for Robert Lee, Sr. and Bernice Williams Memorial Scholarship

    Robert Lee, Sr. and Bernice Williams Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    ZodiScrubs LLC
    This scholarship aims to support underrepresented students who aspire to further their education and build their careers.
    Funded by
    ZodiScrubs LLC
    This scholarship aims to support underrepresented students who aspire to further their education and build their careers.
    Amount:$500
    Deadline :Apr 23, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    5
  6. Cover image for HSINTELLIGENCE Minority / Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship

    HSINTELLIGENCE Minority / Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship

    Funded by
    HSINTELLIGENCE
    This scholarship seeks to encourage the next generation of nurses who hope to address the COVID-19 pandemic through their careers.
    Funded by
    HSINTELLIGENCE
    This scholarship seeks to encourage the next generation of nurses who hope to address the COVID-19 pandemic through their careers.
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline :Mar 29, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
    6
  7. Cover image for Andrew Perez Mental Illness/Suicidal Awareness Education Scholarship

    Andrew Perez Mental Illness/Suicidal Awareness Education Scholarship

    Funded by
    Jesus Perez
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Andrew Perez by helping students push through their mental illnesses and pursue their education.
    Funded by
    Jesus Perez
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Andrew Perez by helping students push through their mental illnesses and pursue their education.
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline :Apr 14, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    7
  8. Cover image for Posh PA Underrepresented Minority Grant

    Posh PA Underrepresented Minority Grant

    Funded by
    The Posh PA
    This scholarship aims to support an underrepresented minority looking to attend PA school.
    Funded by
    The Posh PA
    This scholarship aims to support an underrepresented minority looking to attend PA school.
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline :Mar 01, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    8
  9. Cover image for Joseph J. Canfora Hospitality Scholarship

    Joseph J. Canfora Hospitality Scholarship

    Funded by
    Joseph Canfora
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented minority students who are interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.
    Funded by
    Joseph Canfora
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented minority students who are interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline :Apr 14, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  10. Cover image for Snap Finance “Funding the Future” Scholarship

    Snap Finance “Funding the Future” Scholarship

    Funded by
    Snap Finance
    This scholarship will support 15 undergraduate students who are part of a marginalized group.
    Funded by
    Snap Finance
    This scholarship will support 15 undergraduate students who are part of a marginalized group.
    Amount:$15,000
    Deadline :Jun 15, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    15 winners
    10
  11. Cover image for Latinas in STEM Scholarship

    Latinas in STEM Scholarship

    Funded by
    Angeline Kitman
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation Latinas who are interested in pursuing STEM careers so that they can reach all of their dreams and boost the representation of women of color.
    Funded by
    Angeline Kitman
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation Latinas who are interested in pursuing STEM careers so that they can reach all of their dreams and boost the representation of women of color.
    Amount:$4,495
    Deadline :Mar 31, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  12. Cover image for HM Family Scholarship

    HM Family Scholarship

    Funded by
    HM Family Scholarship
    This scholarship seeks to support ambitious BIPOC students who are exploring educational and professional STEM opportunities in New York.
    Funded by
    HM Family Scholarship
    This scholarship seeks to support ambitious BIPOC students who are exploring educational and professional STEM opportunities in New York.
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline :Apr 25, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  13. Cover image for Deacon William E. Johnson Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    Deacon William E. Johnson Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Martin Johnson
    This scholarship seeks to provide tuition assistance to a minority high school senior or undergraduate student in Illinois.
    Funded by
    Martin Johnson
    This scholarship seeks to provide tuition assistance to a minority high school senior or undergraduate student in Illinois.
    Amount:$3,075
    Deadline :Apr 26, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
    13
  14. Cover image for Mo Lottie Simons BELIEVE scholarship

    Mo Lottie Simons BELIEVE scholarship

    Funded by
    Wider
    This scholarship seeks to support students in South Carolina who demonstrate interest in community and public services and hard work in academics.
    Funded by
    Wider
    This scholarship seeks to support students in South Carolina who demonstrate interest in community and public services and hard work in academics.
    Amount:$700
    Deadline :Apr 07, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    14
  15. Cover image for Michigan Future of the Arts Scholarship

    Michigan Future of the Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    Alexis Tackett
    This scholarship seeks to encourage Michigan students who are passionate about the arts to pursue their passions through education.
    Funded by
    Alexis Tackett
    This scholarship seeks to encourage Michigan students who are passionate about the arts to pursue their passions through education.
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline :May 19, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    15
  16. Cover image for Team Black Empowerment Scholarship

    Team Black Empowerment Scholarship

    Funded by
    TEAM BLACK EMPOWERMENT, INC
    This scholarship exists to provide resources to Foundational Black Americans who are seeking higher education and need a monetary supplement to help achieve their educational goals.
    Funded by
    TEAM BLACK EMPOWERMENT, INC
    This scholarship exists to provide resources to Foundational Black Americans who are seeking higher education and need a monetary supplement to help achieve their educational goals.
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline :Jan 21, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  17. Cover image for Asian American / Pacific Islander Scholarship

    Asian American / Pacific Islander Scholarship

    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The bi-annual Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship is meant to encourage diversity in academia.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The bi-annual Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholarship is meant to encourage diversity in academia.
    Amount:$750
    Deadline :Apr 16, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  18. Cover image for WiseGeek Disability Scholarship

    WiseGeek Disability Scholarship

    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The WiseGeek Disability Scholarship will be awarded to one student in any field of study who has a disability but also large dreams for their life.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The WiseGeek Disability Scholarship will be awarded to one student in any field of study who has a disability but also large dreams for their life.
    Amount:$500
    Deadline :Apr 16, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    18
  19. Cover image for WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship

    WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship

    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship will be awarded to one Bold.org member who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community and wants to change the world for the better.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship will be awarded to one Bold.org member who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community and wants to change the world for the better.
    Amount:$500
    Deadline :Apr 16, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
    19
  20. Cover image for Endeavor Scholarship

    Endeavor Scholarship

    Funded by
    Gentlemen’s Council
    This scholarship will go to one black male student from Georgia each year who plans to attend a 4 year college or university in hopes that graduates will have positive impacts in the local community in years to follow.
    Funded by
    Gentlemen’s Council
    This scholarship will go to one black male student from Georgia each year who plans to attend a 4 year college or university in hopes that graduates will have positive impacts in the local community in years to follow.
    Amount:$3,175
    Deadline :Apr 05, 2022
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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About scholarship for minorities

As the student loan crisis in America grows, racial disparities in student debt have become increasingly apparent. Black students take out a disproportionate amount of student loans, with the average Black graduate owing over $25,000 more in student debt than the average white graduate. The financial support of scholarships for minority students can be crucial in bridging this gap.

Why are scholarships for minority students so important?

Black students are also most likely to take out loans, with 84.3% of Black Bachelor’s Degree students taking out loans for the 2015-2016 year, followed by 83.0% of Alaska Native and American Indian/Native American students and 72.2% of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students.

There are also discrepancies between rates of default by race, with half of the Black students who graduated in 2003 defaulting on their student loan payments at some point by 2015 and 36.1% of Latino students defaulting. Comparatively, only 21.5% of white 2003 graduates defaulted within the same time frame.

Student loan disparities are made even worse due to the racial wage gap that disadvantages Black and Latinx workers. Part of the reason for this discrepancy is the underemployment of Black workers. Nearly 40% of Black degree holders work a job that doesn’t require a college degree, as compared to only 31% of white graduates.

Furthermore, there is a significant divide between the employment rates of Black and white workers. Since 1972, the Black unemployment rate has been more than twice the rate of white unemployment, except during the Great Recession. Among college-educated workers, the gap is smaller, though Black unemployment is still higher than white unemployment, at 3.5% as compared to 2.2%.

The significant wage and employment gaps between Black and white employees make it even more difficult for Black borrowers to repay debt, 48% of Black students owing 12.5% more than they originally borrowed, four years after graduating. In comparison, after the same amount of time, 83% of white students have reduced their debt by 12%.

Due to the significant barriers that BIPOC students face and the disproportionate burden that student loans place on students of color compared to white students, we’ve compiled this list of 17 scholarships for underrepresented minority students, available exclusively on Bold.org, to encourage minority students to pursue opportunities in higher education.

How to Qualify for Minority Scholarships

To start applying for scholarships for minorities on Bold.org, simply create your free Bold.org profile by clicking on any of the many scholarships above. After creating a profile, you can search for scholarships, filtering categories in order to find scholarships that you are eligible for.

Be of a racial minority

In order to qualify for minority scholarships, you must be of a racial minority. The list of scholarships for minority students above includes scholarships for African-American students, Hispanic students, Asian American students, Native American and indigenous students as well as other general minorities.

Be a student in high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school

There are general eligibility requirements in order to apply for scholarships on Bold.org. Applicants must be a high school student or engaged in a higher form of education. Additionally, applicants must be fourteen years of age or older and enrolled in a school in the United States.

Check eligibility requirements

Each scholarship for minority students has a set of specific eligibility criteria. This can include education, with scholarship opportunities for college students specifically, high school seniors, or a variety of education levels. Minority scholarships already have a racial eligibility requirement. Other criteria range from GPA to location to fields of interest.

Types of Scholarships Available for Minority Students

There are many different types of