HBCUPages has a huge listing of African American Scholarships! Our minority scholarships are listed by major, by organization, by name and we have a listing of hbcu scholarships offered at historically black colleges and universities.
HBCUPages also has a detailed listing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. You can search for specific HBCUs. You can view facebook, instagram and twitter pages for HBCUs. You can even view HBCU videos! Want more? You can initiate chat sessions with HBCU recruiters and send emails to them! And there is more.
Scholarship Info and Videos
What is a scholarship?
A scholarship is a form of student financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are used to help pay for college expenses such as tuition, housing, books, etc. Scholarships are offered by companies, organizations, schools and individuals. They offer these scholarships, because they value the importance of education and they want to encourage individuals to pursue higher education and focus on a specific area, such as nursing, engineering, dance and many more.
Scholarships are awarded to individuals, based on a set of criteria. The criteria varies based upon the interest of the sponsor (company, organization, school or individual) that created the scholarship. The number of available scholarships, the amount the scholarship pays, how frequently the scholarship pays are all decided by the sponsor.
There are millions of scholarships available! Scholarships exists for Academic performance, Academic areas of interest, Financial Need, Community Service, Volunteer work, Individual Interest, Religion, Race, Sex, National Origin and much more. So, scholarships exist for you. You just have to find them and apply for them.
Locating scholarships is just the beginning! Next, you must understand the scholarship requirements and follow the process specified to apply. In every case, scholarships are seeking “outstanding” individuals! But, outstanding will have different meanings. So, you have to understand the scholarship criteria. For example, scholarships for community service work look for outstanding committment to community service. Scholarships for academic excellence look for outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships for music look for outstanding musical ability. Again, you must understand the scholarship requirements and then focus on how to present yourself in a unique and outstanding way.
Just as the scholarship is unique, you must respond to each scholarship in a unique way. If the scholarship requires an essay, make sure the essay is focused on the scholarship. Figure out creative ways to met the scholarship criteria in an exception way. For example, if applying for a community service scholarship – consider submitting a video with clips of your community service events. No matter what, be creative, be outstanding and be you!