5 November Scholarship Opportunities for HBCU Students


College students are always in need of scholarships and opportunities in school and there is an abundance of resources available for students to explore. There is never a wrong time to look for these opportunities as scholarships and internship applications are open year-round for all areas and majors.

It is always beneficial to locate opportunities tailored to HBCU students but it may also be a challenge to locate HBCU-specific programs so we have compiled a list of five scholarships and opportunities for specifically for students at HBCUs.

  1. National Geographic HBCU Media Scholarship Program:

National Geographic has committed to creating diversity in their company and elevating Black storytellers of the next generation with their new HBCU media scholarship program. This scholarship is exclusively offered to students at Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, Spelman College, Howard University, Alcorn State University, and Virginia State University. Students at these universities will be awarded $10,000 and are additionally given the opportunity to participate in a two-week immersion program where they will work alongside some of the greatest storytellers in the world and National Geographic mentors who will guide them through the workforce. 

You Will Need: 

  • Academic information
  • 750 word essay
  • Video Submission
  • Professional Portfolio

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Apply HERE

2. Creative Artist Agency Summer 2023 Internship:

The Creative Artist Agency is a talent and sports agency and the leading talent agency in the World. If you haven’t heard of them you definitely know of their clients including names such as Zendaya, Chris Paul, Ava Duvernay, the City Girls and hundreds more of your favorite artists, actors and athletes. CAA offers several opportunities in all sections of their agency for college students in their sophomore, junior and senior years.  Their full-time internship application for students with a graduation date of December 2023 – June 2024 is currently open. Keep an eye out for their 2-day Explore Program for college sophomores and entry-level positions for seniors to open in the future. 

You Will Need:

  • A Resume 

Deadline: November 18, 2022

Apply HERE

3. CBS Sports HBCU Scholarship:

In partnership with UNCF, the CBS Sports HBCU Scholarship is an award given to African American students who show great skill and a strong interest in sports, media, and entertainment. The scholarship is exclusively offered to college juniors and has the potential to be renewed for a second year if you continue to meet eligibility requirements. 10 awards of $4,000 will be awarded to students who qualify. 

You Will Need:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official or unofficial transcript
  • A written essay or 3-5 minute video essay

Deadline: November 7, 2022

Apply HERE

4. HBCU in LA:

Created by the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program, HBCU in LA is a highly competitive program open to students of all majors with a passion to pursue a career in the Entertainment, Media, Sports, Music, E-Sports, Communication, and Technology industry. This 8-10 week program is an amazing opportunity to work in the industry with the leading major studios, companies, labels and agencies. HBCU in LA is a way to get your foot in the door of the industry that will lead you to more opportunities. 

You Will Need:

  • Weighted 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Professional photo
  • A Resume 
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Proof of enrollment

Deadline: December 16, 2022

Apply HERE

5. Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program:

The Tom Joyner Foundation is continuing its partnership with Denny’s for their Hungry for Education scholarship dedicated to ending world hunger and uplifting HBCU students. $25,000 in scholarships up to $2,000 will be awarded to several HBCU students.

You Will Need:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • 500 word essay

Deadline: December 10, 2022

Apply HERE






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