Scholarships are a great way to help students pay for college without having to incur additional debt. Scholarships can come from any organization such as a church, business, fraternity/sorority, government, etc. Be wary of scholarships that require some form of payment; this is not generally within the spirit of scholarship giving and is not recommended by the Office of Financial Aid. Common types of scholarships are merit-based scholarships, but there are also scholarships that are based on financial need, and/or extracurricular activities.

There are also scholarships that are based on volunteer work. Often times the best place to start looking for scholarships is with the Office of Financial Aid at potential institutions. Listed below are a few scholarships that are offered through the Africana Studies Department. For more information or questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Africana Studies by emailing or by calling (229) 249-4843.

Claydon Hayward Barron Scholarship

Dr. Shirley H. Hardin Paying It Forward Scholarship