So many great scholarship opportunities for African American students. Spread the GOOD NEWS to your family members and internal networks.  Let’s make sure that African American students are aware of and take advantage these resources to supplement their education expenses. Lots of these deadlines are approaching soon so be sure to pass this info on and get the word out ASAP.
Sacramento Chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women (SacNCBW ) offers scholarships to graduating seniors who meet specific qualifications. The deadline to submit an application is March 11, 2016. For the application and more information, visit our website: . Scholarship recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony that is tentatively scheduled for May 2016. Visit:
The 2016 PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest is now open to high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba). A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to 12 students. The prompt for this year’s contest, chosen by a vote of our members, is the statement, “Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free,” made by the 14th Dalai Lama on the occasion of his being awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. The deadline for essay submission is midnight on Sunday, March 13, 2016.  For more info visit:
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Eta Alpha Sigma Alumnae Chapter-A scholarship has been established by the Eta Alpha Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to recognize and support outstanding high school seniors pursuing higher education. The program provides scholarships to students to help assist with their first year college expenses. Eta Alpha Sigma Alumnae Chapter is now accepting applications for our 2016 Scholarship Program. All eligible applicants must be a graduating senior, attend HS in Sacramento or Yolo County, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2016. Please see the attachment for the application or access it via our website:
THE ROSENWALD “ROBBIE” ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 31, 2016: This annual award is made to African American students from the Sacramento area community who meet the standards of academic achievement, community service, and commitment to the African American community exemplified by the life of the late Sacramento City Councilman, Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson. The scholarship awards for $500.00 each will be awarded on May 14, 2016. You can download the scholarship application at:
Black Parallel School Board’s scholarship: Application due date is Monday, March 31, 2016 by 5 o’clock p.m. no exceptions. The Black Parallel School Board awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process.  Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to the following: academic accomplishments, community service, references, personal essay and financial Need.  Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.  For more info visit:
Black Physicians Forum (BPF) Medical Student Scholarship.  The BPF will offer scholarships to African American medical students who are in good standing at an accredited medical school program located in Northern California that includes these four medical schools:  UC Davis School of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Touro University. See more details and info posted at
Deadline to apply is May 2, 2016. SPREAD THE WORD in your network to African American medical students in Northern California. CLICK HERE to download the application posted at:
Calling all high school and college students to apply now for Young Exceptional Women of Color (Y-EWOC) Scholarship Competition presented by the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation.  The goal of this scholarship is to encourage young women of color – African-American, Hispanic and Latino American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, or Indian/Native American – to pursue their dreams through education. Deadline to apply is May 9, 2016.  Awarding $500 scholarships in Fall 2016 on October 8 at the 8th Annual Exceptional Women of Color Conference.  CLICK HERE for more info and to download the application go to:

2016 Resources, Opportunities and Scholarship Information compiled by the Sacramento Area Black Caucus, NIA Women of Purpose, Black Parallel School Board and the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley.


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