The main thing every college student of color needs to know is that there is money out there. Each year, several times a year, companies, organizations and celebrities give out thousands of dollars in support of educational advancement. 

Here’s a few scholarships to look out for with deadlines this month. 

From Dallas Weekly:

#1 – The Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  Learn more at

#2 – The Burger King Scholars program is designed to help high-school seniors who are looking to start college next year. Annually, the program awards more than $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students.  Learn more at

#3 – The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program.  Learn more at

Read more at Dallas Weekly

Click here for the full list as well as hundreds of other scholarships available. Act fast as many of the deadlines are this month!