Nationwide — There are thousands of scholarship programs available to students of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and genders. However, there are at least 300 national scholarship opportunities that are specifically available to Black, minority and/or women students., a free online directory of scholarships and other sources of financial aid, has published these opportunities on their website for students to apply for. The website is 100% free to use, and features more than 1,000 scholarship listings all in all.

Some of the minority/diversity scholarships listed on their website include: Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship, the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship For African American Students, the Gates Scholarship For Minorities, the NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses, the Apple HBCU Scholarship Program, the PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund, and many more.

Some of the women scholarships listed on their website include: The Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund For Low Income Women, Beyonce’s Formation Scholars Program, the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship, Rihanna’s Global Scholarship Program, the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarships For Women, the Miss America Scholarship Fund, and many more.

All of the scholarships are free to apply for, but do have eligibility requirements. Most require that an application, essay and/or letter of recommendation is submitted.

To view all of the scholarships available for Black and minority students, visit: (and click on “Minority Scholarships”)

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