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Top 35 Scholarships for Black Women in May 2024

Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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Updated: May 4th, 2024

Whether you’re in high school, college, or grad school, the following scholarships for Black women are great ways to help fund your education and invest in your future. Our scholarship team has vetted and chosen each of the following scholarships to help you find an opportunity to fit your situation. Scroll down to browse our picks for the top scholarships for Black women:

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

“Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Scholarships360

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In offering the “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students, we want to help offset the cost of attending college for Black students. Open to…Show More

In offering the “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students, we want to help offset the cost of attending college for Black students. Open to…Show More

In offering the “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students, we want to help offset the cost of attending college for Black students. Open to high school juniors and seniors (graduating class of 2024 and 2025) and undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2024-25 academic year, this scholarship aims to lighten your financial worry and allow you to take fewer loans. Remember, scholarships are essentially “free money” that need not be paid back. This scholarship, specifically, aims to help out a Black student who is passionate about their higher education journey and actively looking for ways to fund it. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application, and wish you much success on your academic journey! Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD…Show More

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD…Show More

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD in chemistry. Her words, "you learn courage by couraging," inspire us to support the next generation of minority women in STEM. This scholarship is for undergraduate BIPOC women at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing STEM careers. Share your post-college goals and how you plan to achieve them to apply. Let's empower and uplift the voices of minority women in STEM.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Apply

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Leon Bradley Scholarship Program

Offered by American Association of School Personnel Administrators

Multiple awards worth $3,500
Deadline May 17, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students

Offered by American Association of School Personnel Administrators

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program is funded by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, an organization that aims to be the leader in the…Show More

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program is funded by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, an organization that aims to be the leader in the…Show More

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program is funded by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, an organization that aims to be the leader in the education, support, and advocacy for the students they serve. Every year, their Leon Bradley Scholarship Program awards $3,500 to multiple minorities in the final year of completing their initial teaching certification/endorsement requirements. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $3,500
Deadline May 17, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
Get Started

Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award

Offered by California Librarians Black Caucus-Greater Los Angeles Chapter

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by California Librarians Black Caucus-Greater Los Angeles Chapter

The Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award pays tribute to the remarkable woman who established the CLBC Northern Chapter and devoted her life to its…Show More

The Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award pays tribute to the remarkable woman who established the CLBC Northern Chapter and devoted her life to its…Show More

The Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award pays tribute to the remarkable woman who established the CLBC Northern Chapter and devoted her life to its cause. This scholarship aims to empower Black students pursuing advanced degrees in library and information studies by providing financial assistance and encouragement. Join the CLBC in honoring Eunice J. H. Parker's legacy and advancing diversity in the field of library science, and keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

New Jersey Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women & Minorities

Offered by Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level College Underclassmen

Offered by Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

The New Jersey Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women & Minorities is open to women or minority group members (Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American)…Show More

The New Jersey Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women & Minorities is open to women or minority group members (Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American)…Show More

The New Jersey Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women & Minorities is open to women or minority group members (Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who are attending any of New Jersey's county colleges or technical/vocational schools and pursuing a construction-related field. These include, but are not limited to, architecture engineering technology, carpentry, electrical trades, industrial technology, and more. If you're a woman and/or minority with a passion for construction (or its related fields), we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level College Underclassmen
Get Started

Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship

Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations…Show More

The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations…Show More

The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations in ballet programs. This awareness is brought through organizing and arranging ballet performances, photo exhibitions, and providing resources and scholarships to assist young girls in their ballet development and training. Each year, the Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple, full-time, female undergraduate students of color with a strong dance background. Priority will be given to first-generation students in college who demonstrate financial need, however, we invite all who qualify to apply. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2025
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2025
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Flatiron School Access Scholarship

Offered by Flatiron School

Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Flatiron School

Are you attending the Flatiron School and are from an underrepresented community or background? If so, consider applying for the Flatiron School Access Scholarship! The…Show More

Are you attending the Flatiron School and are from an underrepresented community or background? If so, consider applying for the Flatiron School Access Scholarship! The…Show More

Are you attending the Flatiron School and are from an underrepresented community or background? If so, consider applying for the Flatiron School Access Scholarship! The scholarship is open to underrepresented students enrolled in a Flatiron School program who are looking for financial assistance to afford their schooling costs. Eligible applicants include women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ students, and low-income students. Through the Access scholarship, the Flatiron School hopes to provide opportunities for students who are motivated despite the challenges they face. Thus, every year, select scholarship applicants are chosen to earn up to $5,000 to help cover tuition for full-time programs. If you are a Flatiron School student from an underrepresented community, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Joan Myers Brown Equity Scholarship

Offered by Francisco Gella Dance Works

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Biannual
Grade Level High School & College Students

Offered by Francisco Gella Dance Works

Are you a prospective college student who's an intermediate or advanced dancer? If so, you may be interested in applying for the Joan Myers Brown…Show More

Are you a prospective college student who's an intermediate or advanced dancer? If so, you may be interested in applying for the Joan Myers Brown…Show More

Are you a prospective college student who's an intermediate or advanced dancer? If so, you may be interested in applying for the Joan Myers Brown Equity Scholarship! The scholarship is open to college-bound, intermediate and advanced dancers between 7 and 22 years of age. It is offered by the Francisco Gella Dance Works with the intention to teach young dancers and support them on their dance journey, and was created in honor of Joan Myers Brown. Joan was a famed entrepreneur, artist, and visionary, who believed that every motivated student can succeed when given the right opportunities. Thus, the scholarship allows young and passionate applicants to earn awards in varying amounts (up to 100% of their tuition) to help them fulfill their dance and educational dreams. If you are a dancer looking for a way to fund your dancing education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Biannual
Grade Level High School & College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Expected deadline May 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

The Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship is offering multiple $3000 scholarships to full-time students who are women or minorities. To qualify, applicants must be…Show More

The Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship is offering multiple $3000 scholarships to full-time students who are women or minorities. To qualify, applicants must be…Show More

The Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship is offering multiple $3000 scholarships to full-time students who are women or minorities. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in at least their second semester and taking at least two semester-equivalent courses towards a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the US. The scholarship is open to those living in the US and pursuing an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation. Applicants must have an expected graduation date that is not in the year the scholarship is awarded and must provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Endorsers can email letters to AFCEA Educational Foundation if they do not receive the email. Check out the scholarship's website for a list of qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Expected deadline May 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Boule Foundation Scholarship

Offered by United Negro College Fund

Multiple awards worth $7,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by United Negro College Fund

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior who will be attending a four-year university? Further, are you a citizen or permanent resident of the…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior who will be attending a four-year university? Further, are you a citizen or permanent resident of the…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior who will be attending a four-year university? Further, are you a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, (b) a resident of London, England, (c) or a citizen of the Bahamas? If so, the Boule Foundation Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $7,000 each to multiple Black high school seniors who will be attending a four-year university in the Fall following their high school graduation. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to be eligible. However, the scholarship may be received for up to four years so long as recipients continue to meet the renewal requirements (2.7+ GPA and full-time enrollment). If you're a Black high school senior from the United States or London, England, or a citizen the Bahamas, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $7,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Generation Google Scholarship

Offered by Google

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Google

Have you been accepted to or plan to be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program this upcoming academic year to study computer science, computer engineering,…Show More

Have you been accepted to or plan to be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program this upcoming academic year to study computer science, computer engineering,…Show More

Have you been accepted to or plan to be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program this upcoming academic year to study computer science, computer engineering, or a similar field? Further, do you believe in the importance of improving the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology? If so, consider applying for the Generation Google Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 USD or $5,000 CAD to winning applicants with the strongest essays and other application materials. The scholarship is offered by Google in order to “help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field.” While any student who meets the minimum qualifications may apply, women and racial/ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. With that said, if you’re an aspiring computer science or engineering student who believes in the importance of diversity in the field, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Sharon L. Gess Memorial Scholarship

Offered by East Alabama Health

1 award worth up to $30,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level College Underclassmen

Offered by East Alabama Health

Are you an African-American woman and college underclassman interested in a career in nursing? If so, you may be eligible for the Sharon L. Gess…Show More

Are you an African-American woman and college underclassman interested in a career in nursing? If so, you may be eligible for the Sharon L. Gess…Show More

Are you an African-American woman and college underclassman interested in a career in nursing? If so, you may be eligible for the Sharon L. Gess Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $30,000 to an eligible African-American, female college underclassman who is majoring in nursing at a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible. The scholarship was established in honor of Sharon L. Gess, a dedicated nurse who was beloved by her peers and who served as the nursing director for a number of years at EAMC. If you're an African-American female passionate about pursuing a career in nursing, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth up to $30,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level College Underclassmen
Get Started
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