20 Exclusive Scholarships for Black Students

The Top Scholarships for Black Students with Deadlines Through 2021

Exclusive Scholarships
Found only on Bold.org
  1. Impact Scholarship for Black Students
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building towards their dreams.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building towards their dreams.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $2,550
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 11, 2021
    1
  2. Undiscovered Brilliance Scholarship for African-Americans
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This scholarship will be awarded to a talented Black student at any level of education or field of study on the basis of their ambition, talent, and drive, as well as on the impact that additional support would have for them.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This scholarship will be awarded to a talented Black student at any level of education or field of study on the basis of their ambition, talent, and drive, as well as on the impact that additional support would have for them.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 16, 2021
    2
  3. Black Entrepreneurs of Philadelphia Scholarship
    Funded by
    Jordan DiPietro
    This scholarship will support an aspiring or current Black entrepreneur in the Philadelphia community.
    Funded by
    Jordan DiPietro
    This scholarship will support an aspiring or current Black entrepreneur in the Philadelphia community.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $2,800
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 31, 2021
    3
  4. Black Marketing Leaders Grant
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in marketing at a start-up.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in marketing at a start-up.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,000
    Grants awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 11, 2021
    4
  5. Homer L. Graham Memorial Scholarship
    Funded by
    Graham Family
    To honor the legacy of Homer L. Graham, this scholarship will be awarded to one black male who is graduating from high school and planning to attend an HBCU in the fall of 2021.
    Funded by
    Graham Family
    To honor the legacy of Homer L. Graham, this scholarship will be awarded to one black male who is graduating from high school and planning to attend an HBCU in the fall of 2021.
    Education level
    High School
    Amount
    $1,500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jul 15, 2021
    5
  6. Brandon Zylstra Road Less Traveled Scholarship
    Funded by
    Brandon Zylstra
    This scholarship is designed to help two Black students to achieve their dreams.
    Funded by
    Brandon Zylstra
    This scholarship is designed to help two Black students to achieve their dreams.
    Education level
    High School
    Amount
    $10,570
    Scholarships awarded
    2 winners
    Deadline
    Aug 1, 2021
    6
  7. Minority Students and Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship
    Funded by
    Conteh Family
    To honor the legacy of Musa Conteh, this scholarship will be awarded to one Black student who is dedicated to bettering the lives of other disadvantaged people of color by changing the very system that oppresses them.
    Funded by
    Conteh Family
    To honor the legacy of Musa Conteh, this scholarship will be awarded to one Black student who is dedicated to bettering the lives of other disadvantaged people of color by changing the very system that oppresses them.
    Education level
    High School, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $730
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jun 30, 2021
    7
  8. Black Design Leaders Grant
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in design at a start-up.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in design at a start-up.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,050
    Grants awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 11, 2021
    8
  9. Black Students in St. Louis Scholarship
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student in St. Louis who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building towards their dreams.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student in St. Louis who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building towards their dreams.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jun 11, 2021
    9
  10. Black Engineering Leaders Grant
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in engineering at a start-up.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in engineering at a start-up.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,000
    Grants awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 11, 2021
    10
  11. Spring "Future of STEM" Scholarship
    Funded by
    Spring
    This scholarship exists to support underrepresented BIPOC students in STEM looking to be future leaders in the field!
    Funded by
    Spring
    This scholarship exists to support underrepresented BIPOC students in STEM looking to be future leaders in the field!
    Education level
    Undergraduate
    Amount
    $5,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jun 2, 2021
    11
  12. Elevate Black Students in Public Policy Scholarship
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    In Review
    This scholarship will be awarded to a Black undergraduate or graduate school student who is striving for a career in public policy.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    In Review
    This scholarship will be awarded to a Black undergraduate or graduate school student who is striving for a career in public policy.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Apr 30, 2021
    In Review
    View scholarship
    Winner Announcement
    May 31, 2021
    12
  13. African-American Journalism Scholarship
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student at any education level who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in journalism.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black student at any education level who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in journalism.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    May 11, 2021
    13
  14. Philadelphia Black Entrepreneurs Grant
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black entrepreneur from Philadelphia at any education level who is currently building or who aspires to build a new business.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    This grant will be awarded to a Black entrepreneur from Philadelphia at any education level who is currently building or who aspires to build a new business.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Grants awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jun 11, 2021
    14

As a high school senior, you have enough to worry about between navigating college admissions and finishing your last year of high school strong.

Unfortunately, 68% of parents are worried about paying for college, and students across the country owe more than $1.6 trillion in student debt.

To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together this list of scholarships for high school seniors. Every scholarship on this list is currently active, and is exclusive to Bold.org.

That means you can only find it and apply via the Bold.org platform, which makes your chances of winning much higher. To apply to these scholarships, high school seniors can click on any opportunity above, create your profile for Bold.org donors, and begin submitting your applications! 

I am so grateful for the opportunities Bold.org has provided me to help fund my college education. The options are endless, and their commitment to helping and profiling successful students is remarkable.

My college education has and continues to be the most formative experience of my life, and the support and advocacy offered on Bold.org is the greatest recognition I can receive as a student.

Soleil GaylordJournalism Scholarship Winner