Scholarships opportunities for African American high school seniors starting college in 2021.
Scholarships for high school seniors – no essay.
Scholarships for high school students attending HBCUs.
Academic scholarships for high school students.
List of scholarships for African American high school students in Cincinnati and Ohio.
If you are an African American graduating senior in Cincinnati or you who will be a freshman or an African American student enrolled in a Cincinnati college or university in the fall of 2021, your scholarship search starts here. More than $100,000 of scholarship money is available to African American students to pay for college.
Merit-based scholarship awards are available to African American freshmen and undergraduates to pay college tuition. In some instances, international students and other minorities are eligible to apply for these free scholarship opportunities.
The selection criteria range from gender to academic performance to extracurricular activities. Some applications require a scholarship essay and other applications have no essay.
*Before applying for scholarships and grants listed, students are encouraged to confirm the deadlines, required documents and submission formats.
Doris Larkin McAdams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be an African American female high school senior graduating from a Greater Cincinnati area attending an accredited four-year college or university. Two letters of recommendation are required – one from a teacher or guidance counselor and one from a clergy, community leader or employer.
Wilma E. Lacy Memorial Scholarship Program
Must be African American and have completed one semester/12 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Mamie Earl Sells College Scholarship
Must be an African American high school female in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky with a 3.0 GPA.
The MOLES Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
Must be an African American graduating high school senior in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky with a 3.0 GPA or higher, a citizen of the United States, be accepted to an accredited four-year college/university and NOT related, in any way, to a member of THE MOLES.
Fred Heisel Jr. Grant Foundation Scholarship
Must be an African American male high school student with a 2.8 GPA and letter acceptance to a higher institution.
Delta Sigma Theta Scholastic Achievement Award
Must be a female high school senior of African American descent with a 2.75 GPA and community service.
Rising STARs Scholarship Program
Must be an African American male high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a strong commitment to continual education and community service. Must also demonstrate financial need.
Ohio Civil Rights Scholarship Applications
Must be an Ohio resident enrolled in a post-high school education studying construction or STEM-related fields with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and eligible to work in the United States.
American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship Program
Must be an African American high school senior who has applied to college with a major in STEM programs.
DGL Cincinnati Foundation Scholarship
Must be a graduating African American male senior of the Greater Cincinnati schools with high academic achievement.
Caleb Brown Jr. Foundation Scholarship
Must be an African American male high school graduate of a Cincinnati-area school.
Archbishop Alter Scholarship Programs
Must be an African American senior and Catholic in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Erica J. Holloman Merit Scholarship
Must be an African American female currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university in the greater Cincinnati area with a minimum GPA of 2.5. A second scholarship is available under this name for a graduating female senior with a 3.0 – 4.0 GPA.
Red Rose Scholarship Senior Award
Must be an African American high school senior with good community service and academic achievement.
L. Ross Love Memorial Scholarship
Must be an African American CPS high school graduating senior with at least a 3.2 GPA and enrolling in an accredited institution the same year. Also, the student must demonstrate leadership, community service, and financial need.
Anthony Munoz Scholarship
One must be currently attending a high school in Greater Cincinnati and be enrolled or entering an eligible Greater Cincinnati/Tri-State college or university. One must also display a desire to overcome adversity and demonstrate a financial need.
Scholarships for African American Law Students:
Shanda L. Spurlock Memorial Scholarship
For African American students attending either University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, or the University of Dayton law school who has demonstrated leadership potential and dedication to their community.
Theodore M. Berry Scholarship
For African American students who attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Williams A. McClain Scholarship
For African American students and Hamilton County, Ohio residents attending any ABA-accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to the community.
Please let us know if we have missed any college scholarships available to Black students in Cincinnati. We will gladly add more opportunities to our list as we continue to encourage high school students to apply for scholarships.
A lot of this information can be overwhelming, but it is all up to you. With multiple ways to pay for school, you may be able to reduce or eliminate student loan debt!
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