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African American and Black Students

Use the following resources to help you on your college journey. Check with your school counselor to learn more about local organizations or specific programming going on in your community/school to support Black students in going to college.


  • Common Black College Application is a website where you can complete one common application and have it sent to all of its 60 HBCU member institutions for only $20.
  • HBCU Nation is a non-profit advocacy initiative that promotes policies, programs, and practices that support efforts to preserve and enhance our nation’s HBCUs.
  • Mental Health America provides mental health information for Black and African American communities. They offer statistics, fact sheets and mental health resources specific to this community.
  • Ron Brown Scholar’s Guided Pathway Support Program is a FREE College Access Initiative open to African American high school juniors and seniors, their parents and counselors. GPS guides students through the entire college application process.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund is a non-profit organization that supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member schools which include public historically Black colleges and universities, medical schools and law schools.
  • UNCF awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books, as well as room and board.