10 diligence scholarships that are still open despite covid-19


10 diligence scholarships that are still open despite COVID-19

There are always tons of scholarships every year for thousands of African, American and other minority students. But, in 2020, many programs were turned down and/or postponed due to worldwide coronavirus pandemic. However, we were able to find at least 10 scholarship programs that are still open. These are:

  1. Jack and Jill of America Foundation Need-Based Scholarships: Offered to high school seniors who will attend and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four-year post-secondary institution, starting in the fall of the year and working toward a bachelor’s degree. Learn more and apply here

2.  Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholarship For HBCU Students: Offered through Walmart’s foundation, the program specifically helps students who are enrolled at any HBCU or PBI (Primarily Black Institution) across the country. Learn more and apply here

3. Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund: Founded by Jay-Z and his philanthropist mother, Gloria, this program helps low-income students advance their education by giving them the resources they need to enrol in college, pay the tuition, and successfully finish college on time. Learn more and apply here

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4. Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel Scholarship Program: This program encourages servant leadership potential in scholars, and pushes students to develop a passion for social justice and social change. Learn more and apply here

5. McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarships: This partnership between McDonald’s and the Thurgood Marshall Fund gives scholarship awards to deserving students that are attending HBCUs and PBIs across the United States. More details and apply here

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6. Apple’s HBCU Scholarship Program: Program for exceptional students currently attending an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be working towards earning a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or a Ph.D. Learn more/or apply for the scholarship

7. Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship: A program for graduating high school seniors who can demonstrate their ability to lead and serve their communities. Students are also expected to be able to demonstrate a level of commitment to making a significant impact at their school and society in general. Learn more and apply here

8. Gucci Changemakers Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program: A global program that promotes unity, diversity and inclusion through it’s Gucci Changemakers program. The program offers more than $1 million in scholarships that will be allocated to financing the education of at least 70 fashion students. For more details and/or to apply, please send an email to: changemakerscholarship@gucci.com

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9. Foot Locker/ United Negro College Fund Scholarship Program: A partnership between the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to fund a scholarship program for students attending a UNCF member college or university during the fall of the current year. Learn more and apply here

10. Davis Scholarship For Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Willma H. Davis has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to establish a scholarship to encourage minority female students to pursue a future career in the STEM fields. Candidates must be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior in the Fall and attend a UNCF-member institution. Learn more and Apply

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