24 Scholarships For Women Of Color

Updated: Jan 26

Every year, schools raise their tuition costs higher and higher. It’s no wonder that so many people from underprivileged communities

end up in thousands of dollars of debt. Seeds of Fortune was created to help relieve that burden and plant the seeds of economic empowerment for young women of color who want to continue their education.


Here at Seeds of Fortune, we want to reduce the amount of debt for minority families and increase wealth in their communities by teaching high schoolers financial literacy and how to find scholarships that will work for them. We have already helped women earn over eight million dollars in scholarships, and we can’t wait to grow that number even more!


Scholarships


At Seeds of Fortune, we work with high school students to help them prepare for their college career. Besides teaching them the skills they need to succeed in college and life beyond school, we also help young women select scholarships that work for them and their family. Building a scholarship package is an essential part of our work.


This is a list of our top 24 scholarships for women of color. Some of the scholarships have special qualifications or requirements which are listed below, as well as their application deadlines, and amount of money awarded in the scholarship package. Scholarships should always be verified before applying.


AAIA Scholarships

Application Deadline: 03/31

Amount: $1,000-$20,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be Native Alaskan or Native American

  • Must have a 2.5 GPA

Blacks At Microsoft

Application Deadline:

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in STEM

  • Must have a GPA of 3.3

Posse Scholarship

Application Deadline: Before senior year, depends on city of residence

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be nominated

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must be from one of the following cities:

  • Atlanta, Georgia

  • The Bay Area, California

  • Boston, Massachusetts

  • Chicago, Illinois

  • Houston, Texas

  • Los Angeles, California

  • Miami, Florida

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • New York, New York

  • Washington, DC

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Application Deadline: 02/01

Amount: $30,000 over four years

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Must have an SAT of 1000 or an ACT of 21

La Unidad Latina Foundation

Application Deadline: 10/18

Amount: $500-$1,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must have a GPA of 2.8

Haz La U Program

Application Deadline: 12/06

Amount: $1,000

Qualifications:

  • Must plan to enroll in college in the fall

  • Must be a current high school senior

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Application Deadline: 04/30

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must have a GPA of 2.75

  • Must be interested in pursuing a career in STEM

The Randy Falco Scholarship

Application Deadline: Mid March

Amount: $10,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in entertainment

  • Must be Hispanic

Emma Bowen Foundation

Application Deadline: Spring

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in tech or media

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

  • Must be fluent in English

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: 04/30

Amount: $2,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be younger than 26

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0

  • Must have a household income of less than $75,000

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award