Scholarships for African American Males in Education


It never hurts to know what type of $$ is out there to grab. Here are a few generic lists of scholarships and fellowships available for black male teachers/educators. I pulled a few interesting scholarships from these websites and posted them below. I suggest browsing the websites yourselves to see if anything pops out. Quite a few of the scholarships/fellowships listed are regional.


  • United Negro College Fund: Scholarships for black men in educational leadership are offered through grants such as the Cynthia Denise Robinson Horton scholarship fund, Douglas Palmer and the Fort Worth Independent School District Programs. Contact info – United Negro College Fund–UNCF, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, P.O. Box 10444, Fairfax, VA 22031-8044   800-331-2244
  • Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Scholarship has African American males at heart.

    The State of South Carolina offers Call Me Mister, a program designed to recruit African-American males to seek degrees in education. Nine South Carolina universities offer the program, including four historically black universities. The program provides tuition assistance in the amount of approximately $7,000 for students. Contact info –

    Call Me Mister,

    203 Holtzendorff,

    Clemson, SC 29634,



One difference between a fellowship and a scholarship is that most fellowships are not based on need. They are usually based on skill, GPA, and qualifications to work in a certain field. Another distinction between a fellowship and a scholarship, is that most fellowships are payment for some type of work, such as teaching at the college level, while obtaining a master’s degree or Ph.D, or doing extra training in a hospital to earn board certification as a specialist in a certain field of medicine after an M.D. has been earned. Fellowships tend to pay for internships or fieldwork, so that students, usually at the graduate level, can enhance their training in their field of interest. (Source –

Additional Sources:

  1. Subject: Alternative Teaching Certificate Programs
  2. Scholarships for African American Males in Education
  3. Grants for Black Men Pursuing Educational Leadership

  4. Grants for Black Males in Graduate Programs

  5. Scholarships for African American Male Teachers

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5 thoughts on “Scholarships for African American Males in Education”

    1. You’re welcome Ty. Be sure to check out all of the links in the post. Many of the fellowship programs are accepting applications now if you’re interested in going that route.


      1. Thanks.. I surely will. Actually, my startup is working on addressing the problem of college affordability. We were mentioned in this article on Techcrunch :

        It’s a new approach to helping students afford college. Also, here is a link to a radio interview: Let me know what you think, and thank you for staying on the battlefield, man…I appreciate you.


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