African American scholarships
These are all open scholarships for students who identify as African American. Select other group identity
- Art & Izora Ward ScholarshipArthur Mason Ward, Sr. and Izora Vereachia Ward met at Tennessee State University where they both received their Bachelors degrees. They moved to Battle Creek in 1955 where they became committed servants to their church, Mr. Zion African Episcopal Methodist Church, and to God. They served faithfully until their passing in 2000 and 1993, respectively. Their mission was to effectively serve in various civic and religious organizations to foster a higher quality of life for their community. This scholarship was established in remembrance of them. Eligible applicants shall be African American graduates or graduating high school seniors from public or private schools in the greater Battle Creek area and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Considerations are: exhibit strong character and leadership skills and active in service to their church, community and school. Preference shall be given to students who are members of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church.
- Basic American Foods ScholarshipThis full-time scholarship is available to low-income students of ethnic minority who have financial need.
- Booker T. Washington ScholarshipThis $500 scholarship is for African-American students graduating from any **Saline County** high school.
- CGCS- Bernard Harris Scholarship ProgramThe CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program was established to encourage **minority students** to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Applicants must be students from urban school districts represented by the **Council of the Great City Schools**.The scholarship was created by former NASA astroanaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American to walk in space.
- Clarence & Ruth Cole Memorial ScholarshipClarence and Ruth Cole maintained a life-long interest in the education of young people in the community and helping them develop to their full potential. They realized that by giving to others, it would come back in abundance. Eligible applicants are African American Battle Creek Central High School graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in their junior or senior year of an undergraduate degree and are pursuing a degree in a career helping others, such as: nursing, teaching, law enforcement, social work, etc. Recipients must exhibit financial need, will be committed to furthering their education, and will demonstrate service to others through volunteerism. Former recipients may reapply.
- Clifton J. Woods Memorial ScholarshipMr. Woods was a life member of the NAACP, the Urban League and the Battle Creek Civic League. He was also a 60 year member of Strothers Masonic Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons. This scholarship was established for the purpose of providing a scholarship to an outstanding African American senior from Battle Creek Central High School who has chosen to pursue higher education and has a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Flores Pass It On ScholarshipThis scholarship is intended to assist historically underrepresented, first-generation and/or low-income students at Big Bend.
- Janesville Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Established as a renewable scholarship program for multicultural students intending to pursue a career in education and apply to the School District of Janesville for a position with the intention of completing three successful years of employment
- Microsoft IT Skills Development Scholarship - winter cohortThis scholarship is available to students pursuing a degree and certification in **Systems Administration** on a Data Center Track. The scholarship is intended to support students, particularly those living in and around our data center communities, who have historically been underrepresented in STEM and IT fields.
- Microsoft Mission Critical OperationsThis scholarship is available to students pursuing a degree in Manufacturing & Process Technolgy with an emphasis on Mission Critical Operations. The scholarship is intended to support students who have historically been underrepresented in STEM and IT fields.
- Monroe Community College/Urban League Scholarship Program This scholarship is open to current African American high school seniors planning to attend **MCC** full-time in the fall following graduation.
- Morton Matthew Maulding ScholarshipThe Morton Matthew Maulding Scholarship was designed to support future Pre-K through 12th grade teachers in completing their teaching degree or certification. Battle Creek Public Schools hope their alumni will return to the district to teach because they are from this area, know their community, and can help inspire future BCPS Bearcats.
- Reverend Earl F. Young & Reverend William Young, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipEligible candidates are African American graduates or graduating seniors of Battle Creek area public high schools who are personally registered members, or whose families are registered members of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Considerations are: character and financial need.
- The Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Law School ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) who are accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the US with a permanent residence in Michigan.
- Warner Norcross Judd Diversity Law School ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the US with a permanent residence in Michigan.
- Warner Norcross + Judd Diversity Paralegal and Legal Secretarial ScholarshipThis scholarship will be awarded to students of color majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies at an accredited program.
- Weinstein Beverage ScholarshipsThis full-time scholarship is available to low-income students of ethnic minority who have financial need and are enrolling in academic transfer programs. Preference is given to first-generation students.