Scholarship opportunities for African American students during Black History Month

AmNews Staff Reports | 2/18/2021, midnight
Scholarship and financial aid information website Fastweb is celebrating the achievements of African Americans throughout history during Black History Month ...
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Scholarship and financial aid information website Fastweb is celebrating the achievements of African Americans throughout history during Black History Month with a spotlight on scholarship opportunities available for students.

In Fastweb’s new resource (https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/scholarships-for-african-american-students), students can view a comprehensive list of scholarships in academic areas such as engineering, psychology, financial services, business administration, STEM fields and more. Award amounts range from $500 to $30,000. Relevant internships are also included.

Undergraduate, graduate and college-bound African American students are being urged to check out the list to help fund their college education by applying for scholarship opportunities.

The list includes scholarships from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Goldman Sachs, YMCA, the Manhattan Central Medical Society and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

“Fastweb is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals by bringing them relevant scholarship resources,” said Mark Nelson, vice president, Fastweb. “Our 2021 resource compiles scholarship opportunities for African American students from educational institutions, foundations, and other organizations across a variety of career disciplines.”

Fastweb encourages all students to become familiar with financial aid and how to utilize it to help pay for college. Students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form now to start the federal student aid process.

Information on the FAFSA application can be found in Fastweb’s Financial Aid section. Visit Fastweb.com or download the Fastweb app for more helpful free online resources.

The CVS Health Foundation has established a five-year, $5 million CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship program, in collaboration with UNCF.

Scholarships will be awarded to Black and Latinx students pursuing an academic career in health care. The new scholarship program is part of CVS Health’s nearly $600 million commitment over the next five years to address inequity faced by Black people and other disenfranchised communities.

Black and Latinx students attending an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with an interest in pursuing a career in the health care sector are eligible to apply for the need-based awards.

Eligible areas of study will bolster the health care innovation talent pipeline, with majors including pharmacy, nursing, business management, biology, biochemistry, finance, operations/supply chain, data analytics, information technology, actuary and human resources. The two-year scholarships will support students in their junior and senior years as they complete their studies.

UNCF will accept applications for the CVS Health Foundation Health Care Career Scholarship through April 1. For more information and to apply visit https://uncf.org/scholarships.