Grants for Blacks

Black students are considered minorities in US. In order to recognize their status in society, many organizations and private entities are giving grants for blacks which these students can use for their schooling.

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships

The National Association of Black Journalists is awarding scholarship grants to black deserving students who are pursuing career in the field of journalism. The NABJ is awarding cash assistance amounting up to $2,500. International students are also eligible to apply. Students must be admitted or currently enrolled on NABJ’s accredited universities or colleges (four year course) located in the US. The deadline for the application is on the 4th of April, 2011. The requirements are listed at NABJ’s website at nabj.org. Application is completed only online in their website. Up to $60,000 cash grants will be awarded this year. The available grants are as follow:

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – cash grant of up to $2,500
Carole Simpson Scholarship – cash grant of up to $ 2,500
Visual Task Force Scholarship – cash grant of up to up to $1,250
Larry Whiteside Scholarship – cash grant of up to $2,500
NABJ Scholarship – cash grant of up to $2,500

For more details, contact Mr. Irving Washington. He is the Program Manager of NABJ and call him at 301-405-7520 or email him at his email address at iwashington@nabj.org.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

NANBPWCI is an organization that gives many opportunities for black women in order to improve their skills on leadership especially on governance. The organization also aims to enhance the educational awareness of the issues concerning the impact to the Black communities. High school seniors who are graduating are welcome to apply. Students must have grade point average of 3.0 or better. The deadline of application is on March 1 every year. Online application is possible at nanbpwc.org. An essay is needed as a requirement.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

Another scholarship offered by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. is the Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship that is available for females of African American descent. She must be a sophomore or junior college student currently attending in a recognized college or university. She must be taking up degree in economics and journalism with GPA 3.0 or higher. Application is also done online via www.nanbpwc.org. The deadline for application is on March 1, 2011.

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