College Coach continues its identity-based scholarship series by sharing scholarship resources specifically for black students. Intended as a starting place for black students to launch their scholarship search, the list includes both widely-known resources like the United Negro College Fund as well as lesser known organizations. For more information, check out our blog post on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
Scholarships are a way to close the gap between the cost of attendance at a college and a family’s own resources. Among the many scholarships that students can apply for are those that are established to support students based upon the ways they define themselves. There is no comprehensive list of identity-based scholarships; professional associations, companies, non-profit entities, religious organizations, political groups, and colleges and universities are among the many sponsors of scholarships that may be awarded in part based upon a student’s race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or presence of a disability. Bright Horizons College Coach wants to help ensure that students from all backgrounds have access to the resources they need to achieve their educational goals and has therefore launched this monthly scholarship series to help students pinpoint funding opportunities based upon their unique identities. Check out the below resources, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover funding sources that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
This month, we look at scholarship resources for Black students. Note that the below list is not exhaustive, but is intended to provide a starting place for Black students to launch their scholarship searches. Your high school’s counseling office, general scholarship search sites like www.scholarships.com, and college websites can also provide useful scholarship information.