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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Every year, many organizations give away scholarships in celebration of African American history. These scholarships are usually given to African American students, and are designed to inspire the next generation of Black history makers.

Here are the top 7 Black history month scholarships for 2016 (Some have deadlines in January, but most are in February!):

#1 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: In addition to a financial scholarship, this foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and leadership development opportunities, and internships. Only for minority high school students in the United States. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/03/jackie-robinson-foundation-scholarship.html

#2 – Steve Harvey/ Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program: Under the umbrella of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, this program offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/coca-cola-pay-it-forward-scholarship-program.html

#3 – Ron Brown Scholar Program for African Americans: Provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/04/ron-brown-scholar-program.html

#4 – Frito-Lay Create to Celebrate Black History Month Art Contest: Applicants have to submit online an original piece of art created in any medium (video, song, photo, sculpture, painting, etc) that celebrates African American achievement. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/frito-lay-create-to-celebrate-black-history-month-art-contest.html

#5 – Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Awards scholarships to students who excel in the classroom and give back to their communities. Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/04/buick-achievers-scholarship-program.html

#6 – Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship: Awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with high academic records. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/12/tom-joyner-foundation-full-ride.html

#7 – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation/ General Mills Health Scholarship Program: Open to both undergraduate and graduate students who plan to major in health-related studies. Academic achievement, leadership qualities and service to the community are required. Preference will be given to African-American students. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/congressional-black-caucus-general-mills-health-scholarship.html

To find hundreds of other 2016 scholarships, visit www.ScholarshipsOnline.org

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