Grants for African Americans

Grants for African Americans are available for a wide range of purposes and disciplines. African American students, professionals, and business owners who are seeking to further their professional growth and development can avail of a wide range of grants offered by the federal government, state governments, business organizations, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, and other private organizations. Every African American can readily explore all options to find grants that are right for every situation and need.

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

The fund offers $2,000 to African American students enrolled in hotel management. Application for this grant is open from January 1 to May 1 of each year. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from an employer or a college instructor.

Grants from African American Foundations

Many African American foundations provide grants to improve the lives of minority students by giving scholarships to enable them to get college degrees. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) offers different scholarship programs. A student enrolled in a UNCF member school can submit a general UNCF scholarship application to find a match scholarship to which one is eligible. The other option is to search for the available scholarships in the UNCF website and submit an application to one program to which one student may be eligible. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has also several scholarships available for African American students. The Gold Standard Scholarship Program is one of the programs offered by the Fund. To apply, a student must visit its website for the current programs where applications are being accepted and to find the guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Film Grants

Grants are available to African Americans who want to pursue a career in film making. Film grants provide free money that may be used for the production and post-production of a film. A film grant may require applicants to show previous film work and to submit an essay detailing how the grant money is intended to be used. The National Black Programming Consortium provides grants to support films that deal on African American and their Diaspora experience. The Consortium seeks projects that may be shown on television. Grants up to $80,000 are given to a wide range of film projects that may be a short narrative and up to a series of four parts. The Alter-Cine Foundation Documentary Film Grants offers a grant of up to $10,000 to produce documentary film on African American women’s right, social and economic rights.

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