Grants for Black Women

College grants for black women are available from a variety of institutions, agencies, programs, and foundations to assist black women in their pursuit of higher educations.

These grants are designed to assist and encourage black women to obtain degrees in programs where they are often underrepresented or in fields that are non-traditional for women and especially black women.

This article highlights many of the college grants that are available for black women.

Foundation and Organization Grants
– These are grants and scholarships provided by foundations for black women to attend college that have requirements that range from general criteria to attend any college and any program to specific criteria that may specify a particular course of study or institution of higher learning.

The United Negro College Fund
(UNCF) is one of the oldest and well-known organizations that provide grants and scholarships available to black women.

The UNCF offers general scholarships that can be applied for on the fund’s website. There are other grants and scholarships available through UNCF that are geared toward African-American students for which black women may apply.

They are administered through UNCF and are available on the website at www.uncf.org. These organizations include Liberty Mutual, Gap, Marriott, Google, Toyota, Intel, Citibank, and many other corporate entities and groups.

The National Black Nurses Associations (NBNA) awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships to black women interested in the field of nursing. The association has numerous scholarships available. Black women currently enrolled in a four-year nursing program can apply for the annual scholarships at the association’s website at: www.nbna.org.

The National Physical Science Consortium provides scholarships available to black women who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in the physical sciences. The physical sciences have traditionally been a field that is underrepresented by black women and these scholarships are designed to help encourage women and minorities to pursue doctoral degrees. Applicants can apply for the scholarships on the consortium’s website at: www.npsc.org.

The National Association of Black Journalists
(NABJ) is an organization that provides scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. While the scholarships are open to anyone, black women can apply for the scholarships that range up to $25,000. Interested applicants can apply on NABJ’s website at www.nabj.org.

The Julianne Malveaux Scholarship is geared specifically towards black women who are college sophomores or juniors majoring in journalism, economics, public policy, or other related fields at an accredited college or university. More information can be found at: www.nanbpwc.org.

The Ethel Lee Hoover Ellis Scholarship
is targeted towards black women from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or West Virginia. The applicant must also pursue a business program of study at an accredited college or university. More information can be found at: www.nanbpwc.org.

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
(NANBPWC) offers their National Scholarship to an African American graduating high school senior with a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0). The applicant must complete an essay. More information is available at: www.nanbpwc.org.

Black Women in Sisterhood for Action
(BISA) is a group organized to provide educational assistance and support to young black women. It provides scholarships for black women residing in the inner city based on economic disadvantages and disenfranchisement. Information and the scholarship application can be found online via their website.

The National Press Club is another organization that offers journalism scholarships available to black women through its Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship for Minorities in Journalism. The scholarship is designed to help educate future minority journalists who will help add diversity to newsrooms. Interested black women should apply for the scholarships online.

National Science Foundatio
n (NSF) offers scholarships for black women through its Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards program. Designed to encourage women to pursue degrees in engineering, computers, and information science programs of study, the scholarships can be applied for at: www.nsf.gov.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
(AICPA) provides scholarship opportunities for black women through its Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students. Awardees can receive annual scholarships ranging from $1500 to $3000. Black women should apply for the scholarship at: www.aicpa.org.

The National Association of Black Accountants
(NABA) supports black women aspiring to become accountants through its National Scholarship Program. Black women can apply for the scholarship at: www.nabainc.org.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
provides scholarships to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Black women can apply for these merit-based scholarships at the fund’s website at: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) is one of the foremost organizations promoting justice and civil rights for blacks. They also offer a number of grants and scholarships available to black women. Among their grants and scholarships are the Department of Energy Scholarship, Earl Graves Scholarship, Roy Wilkins Scholarship, and others. These scholarships address applicants based on need, merit, and program of study. Applicants can apply online at: www.naacp.org.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is a scholarship fund that provides scholarships and grants available to black women to attend law school. Sponsored by the American Bar Association, applicants can apply on the association’s website at: www.abanet.org.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a national organization founded in the memory of the Jackie Robinson. It provides scholarships and support services that are available to black women. Applicants are personally interviewed and funds are awarded based on academics, leadership potential, and financial need. Black women can apply at the foundations website at: www.jackierobinson.org.

Raise the Nation is a foundation devoted to providing educational support to women who are single parents. Black women who meet the parent criteria can receive grants directly from the college or university that they choose to attend. To apply for the grants, they can go the foundation’s website at: www.raisethenation.org.

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) is an organization designed to provide education scholarships for women who have left abusive domestic violence situations. These scholarships are meant to help women achieve economic independence for themselves and their children through furthering their education. Applicants who meet the criteria outlined on the website can apply at: www.wispinc.org.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) provides grants, scholarships, and fellowships for women pursuing higher education. The AAUW also has grants which are directed specifically towards black women and are in fields which black women are typically underrepresented such as Law, Medicine, and Business Administration. Black women interested in these grants can apply at the organization’s website at: www.aauw.org.

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
(NACME) provides grants, scholarships, and fellowships to minority students pursuing degrees in engineering. Some of the grants and scholarships that NACME award are based on merit, need, community involvement, and leadership skills. Interested black women can apply at: www.nacme.org.

The National Society of Black Engineers
is a student-managed organization that seeks to increase the number of blacks in the engineering profession. The group offers scholarships for which black women are eligible to apply. The application and criteria can be found on the website at: www.nsbe.org.

The Society of Women Engineers
(SWE) is another organization that provides scholarships that are geared toward woman pursuing engineering degrees at accredited colleges and universities. Black women are eligible to apply for these scholarships at the website at: www.swe.org.

The American Architectural Foundation
has scholarships available to black women through their Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarships program. The scholarships are for high school seniors and college freshmen pursuing an architecture degree in an accredited architecture program. Applicants can apply at: www.archfoundation.org.

The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses
have several scholarship funds that were established by the spouses of the Congressional Black Caucus members to award scholarships to talented students pursuing full-time undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Many of these scholarships are geared to particular programs of study such as performing arts, visual arts, engineering, medicine, and other specific areas. Black women interested in applying should contact the local office of their Congressional Black Caucus member according to information on the group’s website.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
offers awards and scholarships to students pursuing the creative arts through their Young Arts Program.

Information regarding these various scholarships and awards can be found on their website at: www.youngarts.org.

The National Nuclear Security Administration
(NNSA), an agency of the Department of Energy, offers a fellowship program available to black women called the HBCU STEM Fellowship Program.

It is provides fellowships and stipends to graduates of historically black colleges and universities wishing to pursue Master’s level programs in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Information on how to apply for the program can be obtained via their website..

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
offers scholarships for women, 35 years and older, who are pursuing a vocational, technical, associate, or bachelor’s degree. These scholarships, for which black women can apply, require the applicant to come from a low-income situation and enroll in an ACICS accredited school. Information and income guidelines can be found on the fund’s website at: www.rankinfoundation.org/students.

The HP Scholars program administered by the Hewlett Packard Company provides scholarships for minority students interested in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. These scholarships are for those interesting in attending the HP Scholar partnership university which includes UCLA, San Jose State, Morgan State, University of Washington, or North Carolina A & T. The application can be found at: Hp.Com.

The American Chemical Society’s ACS Scholars Program
is geared toward providing scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to pursue the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Scholarships are granted based on academic standing, financial need, community and school involvement, and leadership potential. Black women can apply for these scholarships by visiting the website at: www.acs.org.

Gates Millennium Scholars provides scholarships for minority students based on academic merits, leadership, and community involvement. Black women who wish to apply for a scholarship through the Gates Millennium Scholars program can do so by accessing the website at: www.gmsp.org.

College Grants

These are grants provided by specific colleges that offer grants and scholarships for black women to attend that particular college. These are the women’s colleges that have scholarships targeted to black women. Many other coeducational colleges and universities may also have specific scholarships designated for black women. The applicant should contact the college of interest to determine what scholarships for which they may meet the eligibility requirements.

Spelman College

Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia offers scholarships and grants that are based on merit, need, or program of study. This women’s college is a historically black college that has traditional served the needs of African-American women. Interested black women can apply directly to the college via its website at www.spelman.edu for grants and scholarships that are available for their program of study or need.

Wellesley College

Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts is a women’s college that offers grants and scholarships that are available to black women. Most of its grants are offered based on need and to ensure that women have opportunity to pursue degrees in non-traditional fields. Its Davis Degree Program specifically focuses on the non-traditional female student that comes from diverse backgrounds and for adult students beyond the traditional college age. Students can apply to the college for the Davis grant and others available at the institution via its website at: Wellesley.Edu

Bennett College

Bennett College is a women’s college located in Greensboro, North Carolina. With a long tradition of educating black women, this historically black college offers scholarships to black women who wish to attend Bennett College. Interested black women can apply online at the college’s website, www.bennett.edu.

Government Grants

These are grants and scholarships that are available through the federal, state, and local government entities that black women can apply for to use for a college education. Below are several federal grants that are available. Applicants should contact the specific state or local government’s website that they live in or wish to attend school in to determine what grants or scholarships may be available from those entities.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are available from the federal government for black women who come from low-income households. Grants can be applied for by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and applicants will automatically considered for the grant based on financial need.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are additional funds also available to those who qualify for Pell Grants.

ACG Grant

The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) is geared toward recipients who qualify for Pell Grants and have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Black women can apply for these grants at: www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Teacher Education Assistance

Another federal grant is the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. The TEACH Grant Program is focused on those who intend to teach in schools that serve students from low-income families. These grants which are available to black women can range up to $4,000 per year. Information to apply for the grants can be found at: www.studentaid.ed.gov.

ROTC

The different branches of the armed forces offers ROTC scholarships that black women may want to consider. These scholarships vary in the amount of tuition and other items they may cover and the commitment to serve in the military. Interested applicants should consult their local ROTC agency representative or visit the following websites depending on the branch of interest: www.goarmy.com/rotc, www.afrotc.com, www.nrotc.navy.mil, or www.military.com for more detailed information and how to apply.

Sorority Grants and Scholarships

Many of the African-American sororities offer scholarships and grants to black women who are enrolling and attending college. The amount of the grants and scholarships and the criteria for obtaining them will vary by sorority and often by the local chapter. Interested black women can contact the local chapter in their area to determine how to obtain these scholarships. A list of the national organizations is shown below to provide contact information for the local chapters.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) provides scholarships, fellowships, and community assistance awards designed to help supplement educational funding. Black women can apply for the grants and scholarships at: www.akaeaf.org.

The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority National Education Fund provides scholarships to assist needy students who are pursuing a college education. Black women can apply for the scholarships at the sorority’s website at: www.sgrho1922.org

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships and fellowship grants to black women pursuing degrees in higher education. These scholarships and grants are based on need and merit and can be applied for at the fund’s website at: www.zpbnef1975.org.

Following is a list of the websites for the sorority’s national organizations and the listing for the local chapters can be found within the websites.

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94 Comments on “Grants for Black Women”

  1. tawana hester Says:

    I am single black women trying to go back to school for Healthcare Administration at Keiser Universlty i need help with finical aide or extra to help to support me and my family while I am in school can you help me or tell me where to turn to.

    thanks,

  2. Lynnette Says:

    I am a 46 year old single mother who wants so badly to go back to school and earn my degree in Human Resources Management. I would like some assistance, not loans, with tuition and books. Can you direct me to some websites where I can find this assistance?

  3. Julia Says:

    Honestly Tawana I would cancel my loans at Keiser and enroll in a community college. PRIVATE FOR PROFIT, colleges are the best way to enter debt. If there’s anyway you get out do it right away. A community college has lower tuition and much greater advantages of getting financial aid. Good luck.

  4. Melissa G. Says:

    I am a 23 year old college “kick out” who has recently enrolled back in school at a local community college. I have already wasted so much time in school and I am back with a renewed motivation. I now appreciate the value of an education and I’m willing to fight for it, HARD! What is my best course of action for letting go of my past mistakes, and becoming a broadcast journalist in the future?

  5. Thema Says:

    My daughter is an African-American freshman at University. She is looking for any grants which she can apply for which will help in her quest to become a psychologist. What is the best way to go about finding such things, if they are out there. She also runs track (hurdles), did very well on her SAT test, and received college credit for both of her AP (Advanced Placement) courses.

  6. Vera Jones Says:

    I am a 54yr old black woman that has done a few things in my life that shamed my name. I now would love to be a more responsible adult in the eye of the comunity and my family let alone self. I would like to continue my education online and maybe even attend a local school here in Cleveland, Ohio. Personally I would be a grea asset in being A Drug/Rehap,Domestic Violence counceler. I do not have the nessessary means to pay for an education in this or any other field. Could you direct me in the path where I can get some help trying to reach these and other goals? I am really sincere in what I need and want to accomplish!…..V.J.

  7. B.W.Stribling Says:

    I am a 53yr old divorced black female looking for funds for school. I am presently taking classes for medical billing and coding. My resources are tapped out , I presently make small payments a month to the school, which is very diffcult , the balance due before completion in May 2012.Would like to know of any aid by way of grants and or scholarships.Presently working fulltime job of ten years,where they are only giving me thirty hours,can’t survive like this.Hope someone can help me find funds.

  8. Vera Jones Says:

    I had a terrible death in the family this is why I just got back focused on what I need to do in my life. I was thrown off for a minute now I am ready to continue my goals!!

  9. A Mundy Says:

    I am a 56 year old black woman that was just laid off my job and looking for grant money to pursue my passion in Christian Counseling. I have located a seminary that I want to attend and currently looking for assistance. Please direct me to any resources that could possibly help.

    Thanks,

  10. Everlyne Kemunto Says:

    I am a kenyan woman who has been a taking care of children and want to go back to school to finish my undegraduate degree. I am a single other 34years of age and currently pursuing KASNEB accounting courses. I am seeking for assistance/ scholarships to enable finish my degree and postgraduate degrees so that i can provide a better living for my children.I will really appreciate any assistance offered to me.Thank you

  11. Timolin Paul Says:

    I am student on ther verge of graduating in the Social Work progam just recently took some classes which there was an oversight with my finanical aid which left me with a balance that is hindering me from graduating. I have a great love for computer and my dream is to go back to school and major in computeer science or computer engineering and maybe I can share my passion with others.
    Thank you

  12. Nicole A. Says:

    I am a 27 year old black woman, who was laid off from work unable to find another job and is looking to pursue my job in nursing.I need help for funding to attend a school or a vocational school to help me in becoming a nurse.If there is anything that will help me out i promise i wone be wasted..thank you

  13. Nakeya Says:

    I am a 27 year African American single mother. I dream of getting a law degree but the cost to attend school is very expensive. I want to know if there is any one who was in my position and conquer it! thanks

  14. Cynthia Says:

    I am re-entering the workforce. I am trying to find grant funding program for graduate studies for women over 40.

  15. Hilda Says:

    I have found a place at at London Business college they need fees amounting to £10,000. I am looking for grant funding. please help

  16. LaQuinta Berry Says:

    Hello,
    I am a young mother currently in Fashion School looking to start my own business (fashion house). I am having severe financial hard times and would like some assistance to locate grants to help me pay my tuition and books. I do not want to quit school, PLEASE HELP!

    Thank you,
    LaQuinta

  17. Tulani Says:

    Hi
    I am a 36 year old single african american mother of 1 and I am looking for all the assistance I can recieve upon entering a doctoral program in epidemiology. If any information on this could be forwarded to me, It would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
    Tulani Harmon

  18. Leticia Says:

    Hello
    I am an African American female interested in working on my second degree in architecture however I strongly need financial assistance in achieving this endeavor. If information on grants or financial assistance could be forwarded I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks in advance
    Leticia

  19. Moni S. Says:

    Hello,
    I am a 24 year old female that is starting college for the first time. Financial aid will not give me any help with my tuition at county college. But, I live alone, and have to work so I can pay my bills. What route would you suggest I take to get started on my education? PLEASE HELP!!!

    Thank You,
    Monica

  20. teayair harrison Says:

    MY GRAND DAUGHTER IS A 17 YEAR OLD FEMALE. SHE IS WISHING TO PURSUE HER CAREEA IN AERO SPACE ENG./JOURNALISM.SHE COMES FROM A SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A YEARLY FAMILY INCOME OF 10,000 DOLLARS. I HAVE A TOTAL OF 14 GRANDS AND ONE GREAT GRAND SON AND HAVE MAXED OUT MY RESOURSES AFTER PAYING 11,000 LAST SEMESTER. HER GPA IS 2.89 AND SHE ATTENDS PENN STATE UNIVERSITY. THEY HAVE SAID THERE ID NOTHING AVAILABLE THERE FOR HER SO I AM SEEKING ASSISTANCE ANY WHERE. THANK-YOU AND BEE BLESSED

  21. Judith Says:

    1. I have a 17 year old graduating African American/Ghanaian high school senior daughter who is an experienced cancer cell researcher interested in the sciences and needs grants and scholarships. What are the best websites and scholarships she can search for assistance?
    2. I am a single African American mom returning to school to complete my PhD. Any suggestions for the best scholarships to apply for?

    Thank you.

  22. rose Says:

    Hello, I am a single woman in my early 50’s desperately seeking financial aid. I am interested in science nutrition and holistic health. My income doesn’t pay my bills. I can’t take out any loans or qualify for government help. I am in a pickle. Is there any help for me. I would appreciate any comments (I would prefer on-line courses because I have difficulty traveling at times). I live in Cleveland, Ohio.

  23. Brenda Stewart Says:

    Hello,

    I am a black woman, wife and mother of 3. I am looking to go back to college and obtain a degree to future my career. With the economy today and raising a family the financial possibilities of this seems impossible. I am not knowledgeable on how to apply or obtain a grant and would like to know if there is any assistance in helping me. I am very eager and would like any help out there that can be provided to me. Thank you so much for any help you can provide.

    Brenda Stewart

  24. Nicole Says:

    I am a 35yr old black female looking for funds for school. I am presently seeking taking classes for my current work field to remain in the IT field. I am interested in Health IT as well. My resources are tapped out, paying for school will be a huge strain on my family but it is a necessity for my family. I am interested any kind of aid by way of grants and or scholarships. I am presently working fulltime. I pray someone can help me find funds.

    Thank you in advance for any and all information
    Nicole

  25. Sharon Says:

    I am a 53yr old African American female veteran with no education benefits. I am interested in enrolling in Western Governors University (an online accredited university that offers to an accelerated competency based education) to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business Management. I am currently employed full time as a secretary (with a high school education) in a job with no room for advancement and no funds to further my education. Are there any grant/scholarships I might qualify for? Thanks in advance for any information.

  26. Diana B. Says:

    I am a 55yr old black female, I dropped out of Jr. High in the 9th grade, I got my GED in 1979. I want to get an Associate Degree in Applied Science MLT. I have enrolled at Southwest Tennesee Community College. I am in my first semester, but need help in paying for Summer I classes. I will like to take 2 classes this semester but can not afford it. I am searching for help to reach this dream of completing an higher education. If you know of grants/scholarshipp it will be a blessing. Thank you…

  27. rosa gebresialse Says:

    am rosa 29 years old african women who is seeking to have a better lief.i would be glad if i get one of the science courses

  28. Dana B. Says:

    I am a 48yr old black female. I was going to school for the LPN-RN rogram, at Milwaukee Area Technical college they I suspended my financial aide, after having me repeat classes that I had previously taken, stating that the school had changed it’s accademic policies since I had taken them, and that it would take me too long to finish my program. I am in dire need of financial help to finish my program. Is there any help for me out there? I refuse to give up at this point.HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Veronica Says:

    Hello
    I am currently an LPN and perusing my career as RN but I need help with tuition,books,personal finances,I have custody of my granddaughter she has seizures,her doctor and I are working on what’s best for her.I hope to give back to the future by helping others the elderly,military young females with children who need help.I want to teach the young girls skills for medical, and in everyday life.Thank You

  30. Sonja E. Says:

    Hello
    I am a divorced 42yrs old mother of two children living in California and I just re-enrolled to am on-line school to obtained my BA in Graphic Design. I’m in need of finding some additional (grants I don’t have to pay back or scholarships) financing to help me complete my degree. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  31. Shatia D. Says:

    Hello:

    I am a 31 yr old African American single parent,of my 4yr old son and a full time employee.I was just recently accepted at Delaware State University into the Masters of Social Work Program. I am in need of some assistance for tution and books. My BA degree is in Law/Justice. Any grant or scholarships that I would qualify for, I would greatly appreciate them.

    Thank You,

    Shatia D.

  32. Natasha Says:

    Hello

    I am a 22 year old African American female junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This is the undergraduate program for Speech-Language Pathology. Sadly there are no undergraduate scholarships for this major. I would be very grateful for any opportunities.

  33. Tyheia Phillips Says:

    Hello

    I am a 34 year old African American single parent of 5.I am currently attending Horry-Georgetown Technical College where I was A dual major in Associates in Arts and Culinary Arts until i was advised i could no longer do that. I have earned certificates in basic business and general studies and taking my last 4 classes for my AA degree. I have 2 semesters left to complete my culinary arts degree and I want to transfer to Coastal Carolina University to earn my B.A. in education.I am in need of some assistance for tution and books. Any grant or scholarships that I would qualify for, I would greatly appreciate them.

  34. Kara Brooks Says:

    HELLO I CURRENTLY A SINGLE AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHER OF ONE WHO IS SEEKING HELP WITH TUITION. I WILL BE TRANSFERRING TO AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN MONTGOMERY IN THE FALL FOR NURSING. I WILL BE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP IS GIVING TO ME SO THAT I CAN FURTHER MY EDUCATION IN LIFE.

  35. consuelo parket Says:

    I am a graduate student at GrandCanyon University, I currently have a 4.0gpa and am seeking financial assistance. I am a single African American mother of 2 and need all of the help I can get. My area of study is Mental Health counseling, I also facilitate a grief recovery group at my church. Please send me any information on all grants and scholarships I fit the criteria for. Thank you in advance.

  36. Diana Ochuka Says:

    I am a kenyan girl of 27years and looking for funds to assist me persue my Degree education in Early Childhood. Already i have completed my Diploma in early Childhood. i would therefore request for any assistance you might award to me. thank you and hope to hear from you.

  37. C. Webb Says:

    Hi I am a 29 year old black female also a single parent. I am currently enrolled in school and I took out student loans. I am looking for grants to help offset the cost. I have reviewed the links on this webpage and they didn’t have any pertaining to me. Please guide me in the right direction to get the assistance I keep hearing is out there. I am starting to think it’s all a myth. Thank you

  38. FELECIA LINEBERGER Says:

    HELLO,
    MY NAME IS FELECIA AND I ATTEND DEVRY UNIVERSITY AND I NEED 31 CREDITS TO GRADUATE AND I AM NOW RUNNING OUT OF FUNDING WHICH I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GRADUATE IN THE SPRING 2013 AND I NEED FINANCIAL ASSITANCE, GRANTS OR SCHOLARSHIP TO COMPLET MY COURSES. ANY ASSISTANCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

  39. Ciarra Williams Says:

    Young Black single mother of 2 toddlers trying to put my self through Everest Med. then start on my training in the medical school I have loans to pay off and I need futher assistance as far as Grants and Scholarships please help me.

  40. Asia Hill-Matthews Says:

    Hi, I am a african americian young lady. that will be a incoming freshman to Cheyney University in the fall of 2012. I never knew how exspensive school could be until It was my turn to start it. I am majoring in criminal justice and a minor in philopshy. I am in need of 6,000 for the rest of my tuition to start school. I would be really apperciative is someone could help me with this, or sponser me. I can be contacted at asiamatthews3@gmail.com. Thank you

  41. Kaleena Owens Says:

    Im a 28yr old single mother that trying to get back in school and wanted to know what type of grant i could get to go back to school ive had one job this year and times have been tough for me trying to raise my 4yr old and look for work so ive decided that continuing my education would be the best outcome for me and my daughter. I plan on going to med school for patient care tech training. I can assure you that the money will be well used to further my education and help give my child the life she deserves when i complete my training and enter the work force anew.

  42. Kelli Richie Says:

    I am in a graduate occupational therapy program and I need extra money to cover my fall and spring semester. I willbe short about $10,000.00 combined. i’m african american and looking for help with tuition. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

  43. veronicah wanjiku Says:

    Hi,am 22yrs old black African american lady,willing to pursue a diploma in water engineering but lack of fund to join the college,am looking for a sponsor to help me,am looking forward for any assistance,thank

  44. tigist benti endalaw Says:

    hello if i get your school i can improve my educational status but in this time i worked in private eye clinic.so if u get me a chance i can help other people. but if i get a sponcer i am proud of u .

  45. Ms. Martin Says Says:

    Hello, I am seeking help for my youngest daughter Zarina whom has just Graduated from Warren Easton High Charter School with Honors in New Orleans La. we are seeking Fiancial Funding for her to attend Howard University 2011-2012. I am a single parent that is currently Disable and doing the best that I can with God’s Help. My middle daughter just Graduated from Howard University this year with Honors/Cum Laude in Communications…Now I am only try to give her younger sister the same chance. Zarina still need funding for Living expenses,Housing fees & Meal Ticket, any help from everyone would be Greatly Appreciated. I can be contacted @ martin_pertrina@yahoo.com think you for your time, & may God Bless..

  46. Darianne Grimball Says:

    Hi. I’m 18 years old. I am three weeks away from starting my freshman year in college. I’ll be the first to attend college – a university- in my family. Without any aid, I’ll be forced to skip put on the one thing I wanted most in life: college. I need help. Thank you.

  47. S Coates Says:

    I am a single mom of 2 and one of my children suffers from Autism. I would like to enroll in a medical billing & coding course but I don’t have the money. Please refer me to services and companies willing to help. Thank you.

  48. A'Lena Johnson Says:

    Hi I’m a single mother of 3 and it is very hard doing things all by myself. I have a child with AUTISM and a child with ADHD. My oldest will begin her second year at PENN STATE. I can’t apply for any loans because things happen and my credit is shot! I need help in finding GRANTS for my daughter to finish school. I live from paycheck to paycheck. Can anyone help me in the right direction? please!? My email address is alenajohnson912@msn.com Thank You and God Bless

  49. yajna Says:

    I am 28 yr old single parent of a 3yr old who requires a lot of attention, and childcare, currently unemployed, looking for help to go back to school for pharmacutical technician even with pell grants nd personal loans of over 5000 I’m n need of extra money to start this course, I wld much rather not have personal loans so steep being as I am I single parent, and living from transitional housing program, from woman against abuse I reallly need much better resources and a lot of help right now….thnx

  50. JT Says:

    Hi, I am a 24 year old woman looking for any available funds to further my education. I have been accepted into a Physician Assistant graduate program and will not be able to attend if I am unable to raise the funds. I feel that my mission in life is to change the world and by having a positive impact on as many lives as possible. I have created a blog about my dream: http://orthopahopeful.wordpress.com/ I am looking for any opportunities for funds including scholarships, loans, sponsorships (in which you receive a portion of my salary when I graduate). Thank you for your time and God bless.

  51. Victoria Huddleston Says:

    Hello. I am a single African American mom who has always dreamed of going to college. I had a rough time raising a male child alone and promised myself that when I get him out of high school, I would go to college to finish my education. I am currently an IT student at (SPSU)Southern Polytechnical State College in Georgia and I am in need of financial assistance to complete this semester, as I risk getting my classes dropped for non-payment and/or not being able to register for spring semester. I am presently a senior and plan to graduate next summer. My bill is $2,200 for the fall semester and will appreciate any help I can get at this time. I am in the process of applying for scholarship money for next semester but need immediate help to stay in school. My email address is vhuddle3@spsu.edu or you may send any assistance directly to the school in my behalf if you prefer. Thanking you in advance for your much appreciated assistance.

  52. Dawn Says:

    Replying to Sharon and anyone else that can use this information: I am a 41 year old woman who was laid off last year due to downsizing from the trucking industry, and decided to subsequently enroll in Stark State College as a PTA major. I was a veteran during Desert Storm, but allowed my VA education benefits to expire due to the fact that I felt that I needed to work full time to raise my children. Since I am laid off I was eligible for the Pell Grant, and took out Student Loans as well. However, a few months ago I found out from another veteran that Congress made more education benefits available for veterans even if they allowed their GI bill benefits to expire. Additionally, there is another program called VRAP that will send 50,000 veterans to school and pay 18,000 – or about 1,473/month. If you are a veteran, please check into this.

  53. Ariayanna renee Says:

    I am a teen mother if a two year old and I am currently pregnant as we speak.
    I am going to Everest college for medical assisting. I need a scholarship to pay for me to go. Can anybody help me get one.

  54. Stacie Says:

    I am a 31 year old African American wife and mother of 4 boys. i completed my undergraduate degree in 2006 (B.S. criminal Justice). I am wanting to go back and complete Law School. I need help finding scholarship or grand money to fund it. Where do I start? I live in Indiana but plan to move one day soon anyway so I am willign to go to a school in another state if that is what the aide calls for. Please help!

  55. LaVetta Says:

    Hello, I am a 40 year old woman trying to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration, However, I have no funds and I haven’t been able to start to pay off my loans for my undergrad work. Can someone tell me how I can go about obtaining grants or fellowships for returning to school? I think I may qualify for some programs having to do with Americans with disabilities or children of disabled veterans or war veterans, Thank you

  56. Relissha Franklin Says:

    Hello I have three classes left at Strayer University. I have a high balance due to some family issues I had to take care of. I need 3,000 to go back and get my Masters Degree in Business Administration/Public Administration. I need some help please. Thank You!

  57. Shalita Says:

    Hello! My name is Shalita Dodson and I’m a single mother, a disabled US Navy Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, and an inspiring Naturopathic Medical Student. It is my desire to help assist others in obtaining wholeness with a more natural approach. I’m currently taking classes to apply for medical school and really need the extra help with funding so that I can survive and take care of my daughter while trying to motivate her to pursue her dreams. I pray you can help!

  58. Grace Says:

    I am a 20 year old art student. I am trying to go to art school, but it so darn expensive, and I could hardly afford it. Art school, plus living costs, and art supplies. Unfortunately, the best art schools in America are private, which makes it even ore expensive. I am trying to find a way to pave my way into the art industry, and make my mark as a powerful, artistic Black woman. I just need the funds !

  59. Kema Says:

    I am a 30 year old unemployed single mother trying to get back on my feet who want to go to school at Remington College to become a Dental Assistant. Im looking for a grant that can hopefully pay my whole tuition or at least most of it. Can someone please help me find that grant?

  60. Carice Says:

    I guess my situation may be a little different then some. I’m single, but I’m not a single mother. In fact, I’m not a mother at all. I’m not disabled. I don’t live in low income housing. I am 42 and I was laid off in June. I have never been to college and want to become an RN. When applying with FAFSA, my salary for 2011 is used. So needless to say, they didn’t feel I needed any assistance. What are my options?

  61. Aoulanda Says:

    I am a single mom with a bachelor’s of science in business administration which has not helped me to land a good job. I have a descent job but i would like to go back to school for nursing and would love any information about assistance. Thanks!

  62. Myrtis Says:

    I am a 56 year old wife, mother and grandmother. I also am a navy veteran spouse. I served at home, while my husband served our country. I was in a technical school when we got married. Needless to say my education was put on the back burn to care and work for my family. I have a small daycare service in my home. I am looking for direction to find grants and scholarships to attend the community college in my state. It is a dream and desire to be able to get an associate degree in business administration.I also have natural talents in interior design and the world of crafting.I know God will send some one to help.

  63. Juanita Says:

    I need some help finding scholarships for my major of Dietetics and Nutrition that I am majoring in. I also wanted to mention I am an African American student attending a community college as a Freshman. I also have a 3.5 GPA . If that information helps any!.

    Thanks again for helping

  64. Shay Says:

    Currently, I am am a student at a technical college who just got accepted into the nursing program. To my dismay, I will have to take out a loan because I hold a B.S. in Healthcare Adminstration.Like others, I have not been able to land a job in that field and decided to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. This has been a life long dream and has taken me years to get to this point. However, due to the scheduling I will have to leave my current postion and I will not have much income.The program will last a year and I’m searching for funding to aid me with continuing my education. I have visited several sites and haven’t really found anything significant. I am aware from recent entries that many are going through the same thing. I hope we land something….Good LUCK!

  65. Qiana Byers Says:

    I am a 32 year old single mother of three,looking to attend Kettering College of Medical Arts. I have already applied for grants and loans. But with those funds together still isn’t enough for me to attend. I’m looking to get a master degree in Physicians Assistant. Is there any way that you all can be of assistance please.

    Thanks,
    Qiana B.

  66. Wanda Says:

    I am in my last year of online classes but because of a new law passed back in June/July, I am tapped out on receiving anymore pell grant assistance. I have taken a three month loa to try to find some assistance to help pay for the remainder of my schooling but so not luck. Are there any suggestions?

  67. Nicole Says:

    I am a 38 year old single parent of to beautiful children. Currently, I am working on a PhD in Education specialization in Training and Performance Improvement at Capella University. By June of 2013, I will use all financial aid. Thankfully, I am at the dissertation phase of my degree; however, I have exhausted all possibilities for funding. It would be a blessing if you assisting me with whom to contact for help with funding the completion of my degree.
    Thank you
    Nicole

  68. Kayla Says:

    I’m obviously not going to divulge my age, however, I do like to see a lot of organizations that take as much interest in minority groups as I do. After attending college, I hope to create a scholarship for African American groups. So far, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be ranked in the top 5 of my class; if I get one of these scholarships, I don’t plan on wasting any of them. I can’t tell you how passionate I am about African Americans, and if I ever could, I’d probably want to definately create a scholarship for other people like myself. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! :)

  69. Marie Says:

    Hi-I am a single parent of a college freshman. Uncle Sam seems to think because I work a full time job, that I can take out of my daily living expenses to fund college for my daughter. We’ve made it through this first year with God’s grace and loans. I’m trying to pay the interest on the loans for her, but, after doing the FAFSA for this next year–all the gov’t is still offering her is more loans. It’s like unless the government offers you a grant, no one else seems to want to give you a grant. I really don’t want her to have 4 years of loans. :(

  70. Janice Brown Says:

    Hi I am a 55 year old black female and I am currently in college. Leaving an abusive relationship I find myself living from one place to another but I am managing to stay in school.
    I am looking for a financial support to help my living arrangements that is the only stress that I have wrong about where I am going to live on a permanent basis. Is there anyone out there who can help me.

  71. Chanel Watson Says:

    Hello, I am 32 years old, I am a nursing student with no children, I work part time, and I have bad credit. I owe $6,000 to my school,and I am not able to take my finals graduate. If anyone could point my in the right direction I would really appreciate it. I don’t care what I have to do, I am determined to finish. I will pay ALL of my loans off once I finish school.
    Thank You in advance.

  72. Linnetta Sharpe-Franklin Says:

    I am a 61 year old mother and grandmother. After raising my children & two of my grandchildren, I am now ready to do something for me. With retirement approching I want to be found doing something, I’ve watched many of my peers retire and it appears as if life left them. This will not be my portion. I answered the call to Ministry last year I would like to pursue a degree in Theology and Biblical Study. This alone with my real life experiences, will allow me to do Christian Councling. I am asking for help to fund my hearts desire, it’s been a long time I must show my children and grandchildren that no matter the road we travel, we can always bounce back and be a finisher.

  73. Annette Hubbard Says:

    Hello, I am a 45 year old black woman in my second semester at a community college. My major is Cancer Information Management a very important field that doesn’t seem to get the attention needed for the seriousness of cancer in black communities. I am seeking anytime of scholarship to aid min in obtaining my AA and possible move forward to BA then my Masters. I am struggling to purchase books and as well as pay tuition. If there is a grant that can assist me please consider me.
    thank you and God Bless

  74. Jameela Rancher Says:

    I am a 23 year old black female and I am currently in school for criminal justice.I have had a lot of things that have almost stopped me from attending school but I have overcome them and continued to stay in school. I start classes June 10th, 2013 and I do not have enough money to start the summer semester.

  75. CAROLYN EKUKA Says:

    I am a 56 year old student and I am 21 credits away from a Batchelors in health Care Management and I have exhausted all funds at Herzing university. Please tell me where I can get help.

  76. nambi hasifa Says:

    plse update me on african scholarships in USA in business administration m a secretary by profession

  77. Sharron Denice Hall Says:

    I am a 43 year old Black woman. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a straight 4.0 during my 2 1/2 years pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently trying to find scholarships that will pay my FULL tuition, so that I can pursue my Master’s and/or doctorate degree in Education Administration. Can someone please give me some guidance as to WHO I should talk to????

  78. Ruby Mitchell Says:

    I am 42 year old student at Chicago State University. I went back to school to pursue a degree in Nursing, after taking care of my ailing mother and brother. They died seven months apart, I had been taking care of them for over 4 years. Unfortunately, during the time I took care of them I did not work, so I do not have any expenses to pay for school. I love helping people. All my life I have went out my way to provide help to those in need. If there is anyone who can help me to continue this calling that God has bestow upon me, may my God Bless you double time for your help.

  79. T. Elle Says:

    Hello,
    I am a 39year old African woman living in Nigeria and I want to attend a 4 year art Atelier program in Florence, Italy can you help me please?

  80. Crystie jeter Says:

    My major is Business Administration. I’m looking for grants for my living expenses at East Georgia State College. I don’t have enough money to pay for housing for school. I’m 20 years old and currently homeless. Being able to pay for my living expenses will be a blessing. Please email me if you interested in helping me.

  81. Shirley A. Lawrence Says:

    My name is Shirley A. Lawrence. I live in Rochester, NY. I have a Masters in Adult Education/Adult Literacy. I have almost completed my Doctorate in Post Secondary and Adult Education. I became a widow on August 8, 2012. I was married to Donald D. Lawrence Sr. for 42 years.

    I have a average of 3.8 in Masters and 3.9 in Doctorate. I desire to complete my Doctorate but do not desire to take out still another loan. I am now on Social Security and desperately need a scholarship to complete my education. I just turned 63 on June 2.

    I am bright and able. With God’s will, I will complete my Doctorate degree.

  82. Christelle Says:

    Hello
    I am 26 years old African Congolese from DRC, i can see that there not many congolese who are interest to pursue studies…
    Anyway i’will try,I am currently an civil servant agent here in my contry perusing my career as IT Engineering but I need help with tuition,books,personal finances to pursue a good education and I’m willing to fight for it, HARD! What is my best course of action for letting go of my past mistakes, and becoming an example for congolese women.
    I need your help please

  83. Jennifer Wilson Says:

    Hello,

    My name is Jennifer Wilson I am a 28 year old African American single parent of 2. I currently attend Kaplan University, its online for Associates of Applied Science degree which I hope to have in January 2014. Today I found out I exceeded my loan limit they never emailed or called me about this, I talked to the school at the beginning of last week and they assured me everything was fine, it was not in the least. I come from a horrible neighborhood as most of us are born into but I have tried everything to get me and my kids into a better place with better opportunities for a better life. It seems like soon as I get up I get knocked back down I’m looking for grants, scholarships, even loans which I have been rejected multiple times due to a poor credit score which student loans are to thank for it. I just need some help with resources and information to do what I can to ensure my kids not follow the same cycle that I was born into. Anything to help would be greatly appreciated.

    Blessed Day,
    Jennifer Wilson

  84. Gwendolyn Says:

    Hello, I am a 42 year old mother of 3 sons earning a degree in Business Management with Accounting. I am currently midway through my bachelor’s degree but my funding is running out. I have encouraged by my counselor to look for grants to help me continue my education. Can you assist me with locating the perfect grant for me?

    Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.

  85. Dywanda Atkinson Says:

    I am a 42 year old woman that has been laid off recently. I have an associates in human Services which never proved helpful for employment. In 2009 I pursued a career in Social Work as of today I am a senior trying to my internship. But now my school has informed me that all loan and pell is exhausted. I’m less than 15 credits away from graduation. Please someone tell me what can I do. I cry every nite on my knees. Cause I can’t believe I’m going to have to pay a loan back and never received the degree..
    Pleas Help

  86. lynn Says:

    my name is Lynn I am a 54year old African American single parent again of a my great nephew, whom I dearly love. I have been accepted into a online school for my Associates of Applied Science degree. I can not afford not to work, I am looking for a grant to help with my living expenses. My nephew is at the age where he require a little more on my payless budget. This is why I am back in school and determined to make it. I have to set an example for him that education is powerful. I just can’t say it I have to live it. Thank you

  87. Rosi Ervin Says:

    Hello I’m a 70 year old (young senior) that wishes to obtain a Masters Degree in Religious Studies. It gives me great pleasure to state that I want to return to school and proud to state that I want spend the remainder of my days speaking to women that want to know more about the Word of God. I’m retired so my funds are very limited, I want to become more involved in missionary work and a more qualified speaker/teacher for Women’s Bible studies. I’m a Parish Nurse and have a health ministry but I need more education to reach the congregation that I seek. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

    Blessing
    Rosi Ervin

  88. Yvette Washington Says:

    I am trying to return to school to complete my dissertation. I am a single mother and I am a college professor. I am trying to increase my pay through advancing my degree. I need one year of funding to complete my degree. I have maxed out my financial aid and I am trying to pay out of pocket but it is taking away from the care of my children. Could someone please assist me.

  89. Shamoria Payne Says:

    I am a single 33 y/o woman looking to pursue a graduate degree in Social Work. I was recently enrolled in online courses and is in need of financial assistance. I do not have my own kids but take care of a dear friend’s son due to life circumstances.I really want to finish school but do not have enough money to finance this goal. Please lead me in the direction so that my dream can finally come true.

  90. Tonja McAllister Says:

    I am 18 years old….black and recently divorced after 23 years of marriage. I have taken care of many people in the past 12 years of my life and I put my college education on hold……I was recently arrested and sent to prison for 30 days but the sentence was overturned by another judge. As a result, I have lost my job and now I have no where to turn. I am looking for help as I have two classes to finish my bachelor’s at the University of South Carolina in Beaufort, SC. Now without any kind of income, I wont be able to pay for these two classes. I am at my wits end but trying to be strong at the same time. Please help….I don’t want to suffer another breakdown so I am asking for someone to guide me to where I can get some financial assistance without getting more student loans. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

  91. mary Says:

    hello,am mary from kenya,,may somebody please sponser me through college? i would wish fo a transfer to do what i desire most,electrical and electronics engineering, am just so poor i cant aford college fees.somebody please, help me realise my dream

  92. Esther Says:

    Iam 28yrs old female africa,uganda,i wld lik to do BBA course,but i hav no help of tuition,any sponsorship please,ur reply

  93. Prolimina Lucas Says:

    I am a female aged 36 years. I am intending to study masters degree ( Environmental Science)within Tanzania. Please assist me financially so that I can fulfill my dream and the dream of my village and my entire nation. Thank You very much.

  94. Kay request Says:

    I am a 57 year old black woman who has recently been separated from my job and has started attending school for psychology. I love the school I am attending. I chose psychology because I have always been fascinated with the behavorial patterns of the human mind. I have always had others confide in me because they knew what ever they said to me would never be heard by anyone else and I am the greatest listner. I enjoy the fact that they placed so much conficence in me. Now, I want to make a living out of it but I need help. I am going to apply for as many grants as I can find to help fund my education. Please let me know if there are any grants or scholarships I might have missed. I am unemployed and seriously have the fondest hopes of completing school, I need a lot of help.

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