Grants for African American Women

Grants for African American women give those financially advantaged Black females the opportunity of continuing their college education. There several education grants that are designed specifically for African American women.

Women of Color Caucus Awards

It is a program of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) for African American women and other minority women. The program awards four education grants worth $500 each for Black female graduate students who are members of the NWSA. Grants are awarded based on the applicants’ essay that deals on a theory or critical analysis about the experiences of African American women in the U.S. The application deadline is the 1st of May of each year. Applications for the grant must be submitted online. Information could be obtained from:

National Women’s Studies Association
7100 Baltimore Ave., Suite 203
College Park, MD 20740

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

It is sponsored by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. for African American women. To qualify for this scholarship, the African American woman must be a sophomore or junior student in an accredited college or university and must major in Journalism or Economics. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants must write a one thousand word essay on a career goal which must be able to relate to the Black Women’s Hands Can Rock the World program. Applications for the scholarship are open from December 1 to March 1; application forms are available on the organization’s website. Information can be obtained from:

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Youth Partners Accessing Capital

It is sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) which was organized in 1908 for African American women with college education. This scholarship awards grants of $1,5000 to all members of AKA who are in the sophomore year and with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants for the scholarship must have to participate in leadership activities or community service in order to be eligible. Information about the scholarship can be obtained from:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
5656 S. Stony Island
Chicago, IL 60637

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The foundation awards grants for dissertation in women’s studies – women’s roles in society, history, psychology of women, and women who are portrayed in literature. Information about the grant can be obtained from:

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