What Are Some Scholarships for African American Students?

Scholarships available for African American students include the Gates Millennium Scholarship program, the Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers scholarship, the Lagrant Foundation scholarship, the Ventures Scholar program and the ALA Spectrum scholarship, according to Fastweb. Additionally, several public and private universities offer scholarships for African Americans.

As of 2015, Duke University, St. Lawrence University, Cornell University, Rice University and Salem College offer some of the largest academic scholarships for African American students, as noted by Fastweb. Some scholarships, including the Lagrant Foundation and ALA Spectrum scholarships, offer money to African American students pursuing careers in specific fields, such as advertising or library science.