Featured Opportunities

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

Committed to the positive development of African American youth as future leaders. Through providing programs focused on financial literacy, education, mentoring, health and wellness, and early childhood development, the Foundation promotes the preparation of succeeding generations of African American leaders

 Be an incoming freshman at an accredited 4-year institution and enrolled full-time for the 2020-2021 academic year.

-Be an African American citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

– Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of high school graduation.

– Have completed a minimum of 60 hours of active community service during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

– Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a demonstrated unmet financial need (verified by your institution’s Financial Aid Office).

Learn More Here!

ESSENCE x Freeform “Grown-ish and Broke” Student Loan Payoff

Check out the Grown-ish and Broke” Student Loan Payoff, a debt payout program for students with undergraduate and student loans!

Submissions for “grown-ish and Broke” will be accepted from February 20 to April 30. Entrants have to upload a 60-second video or a 300-word essay detailing how paying off their loans would be a dream come true.

Award categories include a grand prize up to $75,000; first prize up to $50,000; and second prize up to $25,000. In addition, all winners will receive an amazing trip with a guest to the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans.

Learn more HERE!

The Ngozi Peter Nwaneri Scholarship Fund

The Ngozi Peter Nwaneri Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to a current or admitted graduate student at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. The scholarship was established in the memory of Peter Ngozi Nwaneri, a 2018 Master in Public Administration candidate of HKS who passed away unexpectedly 3 months before his graduation at the age of 30, to support students of African descent.

The preferred applicant will have a demonstrated concentration and vested interest in impact finance/investing or public policy towards developing regions, especially Africa. The recipient will be selected for their demonstrated financial need, outstanding leadership potential, public service, and academic achievement.

The scholarship will be awarded this Fall 2020 semester for the amount of $2,500.

Learn more HERE!

Google’s: Generation Google Scholarship

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in their field.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership, and academic background. Selected Students will receive $10,000 (for those studying in the US) and $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2020-2021 school year.

As part of the scholarship, current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2020. 


  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2019-20 academic year OR currently enrolled as a high school senior intending to enroll at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

Learn more about Code Next HERE!

PFLAG LGBTQ+ Scholarships 

Known as PFLAG, this nonprofit gives national awards and local scholarships to LGBTQ high school graduating seniors or allies each year. The national awards range from $1,000 to $5,000

Requirements: The organization favors students who have already done service work to make their communities more inclusive. Applicants must be graduating seniors entering college for the first time. You must self-identify within LGBTQ or as an ally. You must also demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community.

Learn more about the PFLAG Local Scholarships HERE!

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