Scholarships for April at UNCF

UNCF offers national and regional scholarships and job opportunities that close in April. Apply today!

Check out these UNCF scholarships and internships currently open for applications, and complete your application before the deadlines. Look at some of the opportunities UNCF offers high school and college students that can help you get to and through college. Visit any time to see what’s open.


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lab student observing a petri dish2023-2024 The Ford Fund STEM Scholarship Program
The Ford Fund STEM Scholarship is for candidates, who are undergraduate students of color enrolled in STEM-related degree programs at accredited U.S. colleges and universities or two (2)-year colleges during the 2023-24 academic year. Closes Apr. 4.

2023-2024 Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship
The Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship is open to current sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who attend an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) majoring in fashion, fashion marketing, textile, and apparel design, or a similar area of study. Closes Apr. 4.

2023-2024 Richard F. Freeman Scholarship Fund
The Richard F. Freeman Scholarship Fund is designed to provide financial assistance for deserving students from Southeast Michigan who are afforded the opportunity to earn a college degree. Closes Apr. 5.

Picture of a nurse coating ceremony at Tuskegee University2023-2024 Eugenia Slack Morse Scholarship
This generous scholarship will support one (1) student who is pursuing a degree in a health-related field of study such as Biology, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Physicians Assistant etc., at Spelman College. Closes Apr. 11.

2023-2024 Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship Program
In honor of the memory of Etta Gray, a loving caregiver for the William Hipp family, this scholarship was established to assist students who have a permanent residence in Upstate, South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson , Mauldin, Easley)and who are pursuing a technical certification (i.e. Computer Technology, PC Programming, and Networking) at specific technical colleges in Upstate South Carolina. Closes Apr. 18.

2023-2024 Beverly J. Gilliam Scholarship for Foreign Study
The Beverly J. Gilliam Scholarship for Foreign Study offers financial assistance to students who are accepted into recognized summer study abroad programs. Closes Apr. 18.

Group shot of Bethune-Cookman University students2024-2025 Boule’ Foundation Scholarship
The Boule’ Foundation in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund, will provide annual merit-based scholarships to entering college freshmen students (Fall 2024) of African descent attending, four-year, accredited non-profit degree-granting colleges and universities of their choice. Closes Apr. 25.

2024-2025 Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Scholarship
This scholarship is directed to recent high school graduates in the Class of 2024 within the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District. The candidates must be attending one of the UNCF member institutions or any other four-year HBCU within the United States during the 2024-2025 school year. Closes Apr. 26.

2023-2024 Berbeco Senior Research Fellowship
The Berbeco Senior Research Fellowship provides classified college junior students with the opportunity to complete a summer study-abroad program during Summer 2024. Closes Apr. 29.

2 fisk students in the library2024-2025 Veolia UNCF Scholarship
The Veolia UNCF Scholarship is established to provide two (2) merit-based scholarships for 2024 New Rochelle High School graduating seniors who are Black/African American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian Pacific Islander planning to attend any accredited two-year or four- year college or university. Closes Apr. 29.

2024-2025 Citizens Helping Citizens Scholarship Program
This generous program will provide need-based scholarships to ten (10) High School Seniors from underserved and historically underrepresented communities that will help to alleviate financial burdens of attending a four-year or two-year college during the 2024-2025 school year. Closes Apr. 29.

HBCU Sustainable Communities Initiative Internships
HBCU SCI internships expose students to career paths in sustainability-related fields through experiential learning opportunities and real-world experiences. The paid internship applications are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from varying majors. Closes Apr. 30.

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Exterior Shot of Huston-Tillotson University students wearing shirts that say "Green is the new black"2024-2025 HBCU – Sustainable Communities Initiative
HBCU SCI focuses on preparing and training future business and community leaders in the field of sustainability, preparing them to create and maintain thriving communities through design, planning, investment, and policymaking. The scholarship is open to juniors attending a UNCF-member institution in participating states. Closes May 3.

2024-2025 UNCF 3M Science, Applied to Life Scholarship
The 3M Science scholarship was established to provide need-based scholarship support to underrepresented high school seniors and current first-year college students from St. Paul Public Schools, local Charter Schools serving St. Paul students, or the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District. Successful applicants must be interested in pursuing a STEM degree, or already enrolled in a STEM degree program as a full-time student at a U.S. based four-year college or university. Preference will be given to students attending HBCUs. Closes May 27.