Top 10 Black History Month Scholarships

#1 – The Frito-Lay “Create to Celebrate” Black History Month Art Contest

Submit an original piece of art created in any medium (video, song, photo, sculpture, painting, etc.) that celebrates African American achievement.

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#2 – The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program

Scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences are offered to the African American youth through this program.

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#3 – The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition

Specifically for black Canadian students, the Royal Bank of Canada wants an essay written in less than 750 words on how black Canadians have contributed towards the heritage of Canada.

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#4 – The 100 Black Men of America Future Leader Scholarship Program

Open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

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#5 – The Jerry Bartow Scholarship Fund

Offered by the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) for undergraduate students who are attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Three scholarships are awarded each year. Students must major in business, engineering, technology or education.

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#6 – The Kroger “I Can Make History” Contest

Kroger is awarding more than $71,000 in prizes in categories of art, essay, music and poetry.

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#7 – The GEICO Achievement Award Program

Scholarship eligible for college sophomores and juniors enrolled in a business, computer science, or mathematics program.

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#8 – The Regions Riding Forward Black History Month Scholarship

Interested students may apply by writing an essay about African-Americans who have inspired them.

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#9 – LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship targets minority undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non-Hispanic) or Hispanic. Students must be interested in careers in advertising, marketing or public relations.

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#10 – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship Program

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students who plan to major in health-related studies.

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***All Scholarships have February deadlines***

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