When you’ve done the hard work of earning the grades to get into your school of choice, nothing is more frustrating than the idea of taking on a mountain of debt to get to graduation.
That’s why every college-bound high school student should apply for as many scholarships as they can. Free money is out there waiting for you and the more you apply, the greater your odds of success.
Black students and scholars of color have lots of options available to help lighten the load when the tuition bill comes due.
Whenever you’re doing a scholarship search, take a second to think about what makes you unique.
Whether it’s your major, your faith, your college, or your essay writing skills, getting specific can lower the number of students you compete with and boost your chances of earning that college cash.
Take a look below to find just some of the scholarships available that might be right for you.NOTE: Many of these scholarships are offered annually. If the due date has passed for this year, set a calendar reminder to check back in a few months.
This large scholarship is offered to all black students, with preference given to education majors:
This scholarship is offered to any students aged 18-25 willing to write an essay on the importance of education:
And here’s another for those willing to write an essay on immigration:
You can find scholarships designed especially for healthcare students:
For ladies of color with leadership skills:
For African-American men graduating from high school:
Two different scholarships are offered to students attending an Historically Black College and University (HBCU):
For members of the Presbyterian Church:
For students who are atheistic, agnostic or otherwise non-religious:
No matter what your story is, there are scholarships out there for you. Check out our database of scholarships and apply for as many as you can.
Libby Miller is a freelance copywriter. With experience working in both financial aid and the student loan industry, Libby loves helping students and their families get the best bang for their buck on a college degree. Read more by Libby Miller