Scholarships for African American students are important often to be able to make one’s education a reality. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for. Grants and other forms of financial assistance for college are becoming more and more prevalent. In the past five years with the popular rise of various online colleges, the doors to continued education has been opened to more individuals, This means that people from various walks of life (including gender, race, and circumstances) can have opportunities that were not able to have in past.
Various grants and financial assistance carry various deadlines and criteria that need to be met. For example, the Clayton Competition is available for African American college students pursuing a degree in the fields of Journalism, Mass Communications, English, or Public Relations. Remember that the deadline is March 1st, so budget your time to fill out the necessary parts of the application. The amount rewarded to winners runs in the range of five hundred to one thousand dollars. To qualify, you must be currently enrolled at a school in Georgia. One’s average grade point must be 2.5 or higher.
Some other African American scholarship opportunities include the Deborah Wolfe Fellowship, WIBC Scholarship, Atlantic University United Negro College Fund, Carl English Award and the National Black Nurse Association funds.
Speak with your financial aid counselor at high school or go to the office at your college if you are already enrolled. Schedule when you’ll be writing your admission essays as well as the scholarship forms in order to stay organized.