The following list represents resources for young black men and women to find scholarships for college. This is not an exhaustive list, just a list to help you get started. There are thousands of targeted scholarship opportunities offered by national and local organizations, charities, churches and groups. Any readers of this post, please add scholarship opportunities and websites that you know of in the comments. We want as many bright young minds to know about what college resources are available to them. Thanks!
This website offers listings of hundreds of minority scholarships, general scholarships and scholarships by profession. The site also provides information related to strategies and tactics for winning scholarships
Offers a listing of 200 scholarships for college as well as summer programs for high school youth and links to other scholarship websites.
FastWeb has a very comprehensive list of scholarships for all types of students, including a list of athletic scholarship offerings. This site is NOT fast as you have to go through a rather extensive signup process filled with ad offers, but when done you will get a list of scholarships tailored to you based on the information entered during your sign up. The site is free to join and the listings are free also.
Contains a serach directory of over 2,300 sources for scholarships/funding for college. After filling in a profile you will be matched with scholarship opportunities that fit your profile. The site also offers information on finding, applying and planning for college.
This site is very popular but doesn't have nearly as many scholarships as some of the other sites on the list. The site does however offer other tools like financial aid calculators and college search services.
Very large and professionally maintained database of over 3 million general scholarships available. Filling out the online profile will narrow that list to scholarships that will match your situation. The site offers the ability to print your list of scholarships, as well as order and rank them.
Has the "Dollars for Scholars" program, which has been around for over 50 years and is driven by 1,200 locally-based volunteer chapters who assist in finding scholarship opportunities for students in over 4,000 local communities
Offers general scholarship opportunities as well as targeted scholarship opportunities for young African American men and women.
The United Negro College Fund primarily provides scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Paid scholarship services will not offer many more options than the free scholarship websites on the Internet. You should not wast your money on a paid scholarship service.
Most organizations that are geared to helping people (ex: 100 Black Men, Concerned Black Men, etc.) offer scholarship opportunities. Some of these organizations can be found our links page.
There are several scholarship scam sites out there that will take your money if not careful. For information on how to identify these scams check out this link on identifying scholarship scams.
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