Scholarships for African American Students

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation 2020
This application is for students seeking an undergraduate degree. Applicants should be an accepted student at an accredited institution of higher learning to include community colleges, private institutions, and certified vocational training programs. Application Deadline: All applications must be postmarked no later than April 30th (no exceptions allowed). This is a one-time award.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Seeking African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to their community. Applicants with strong GPA’s, class rank, and test scores will be given preference. The scholarship award amount is $10,000 annually for 4 years.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 amount scholarships will be given out
Must be pursuing a professional degree related to the health field. The application is now open.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at UIC
For continuing UIC African American, Latino, or Native American undergrad and professional students. Must be enrolled full-time and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must also have Junior or Senior status in the fall after applying. Fifteen $2,000 scholarships will be awarded, Five $5,000 graduate fellowships, and Five $5,000 professional fellowships will be awarded annually.

Black Male Achievement Fellowship
The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship is a new fellowship program established by Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S. It is the first fellowship program of its kind that targets social entrepreneurs who are starting up new and innovative organizations in the field of black male achievement. Must be 18 years of age and speak fluent English to participate. The Fellowship will be awarded to up to eight fellows who are generating new ideas and best practices in the areas of education, family, and work such as initiatives related to fatherhood, mentoring, college preparatory programs, community-building, supportive wage work opportunities, communications, and philanthropic leadership.

Black Scholarships 

The Online Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid and More for African American Students.


Unless otherwise noted, UIC Scholarships or UHP  does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages is merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. For questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.