BPSB Scholarship Program

Black Parallel School Board
 “Education-Is for the African Descendent Child”  Scholarship Program 2019


Application due date: Friday, March 29, 2019 by 5 o’clock p.m. no exceptions

Education-Is for the African Descendent Child

DEADLINE for scholarship applications is Friday, March 29, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.  (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Awards will be made on May 2019

You will be notified by email, phone, or mail in April regarding the status of your application.

If you have any questions about the application, please call Lailah Muwwakkil, Black Parallel School Board Scholarship Coordinator. (916) 484-3729 or by email ainfo@blackparallelschoolboard.com

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                                                     THE ROSENWALD “ROBBIE”  ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP             

This annual award is made to African American students from the Sacramento area community who meet the standards of academic achievement, community service, and commitment to the African American community exemplified by the life of the late Sacramento City Councilman, Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson. The scholarship awards for $500.00 each will be awarded on May 2019.

Applicants must have graduated from a Sacramento area high school by the end of the spring term, 2019. Applicants must demonstrate a record of service to the African American community, and a record of academic achievement and leadership. This award is available to recent high school graduates and returning college/university  students. Evidence of admission to a higher education institution, or continuing enrollment status in a college/university must be provided.



P.O. BOX 5528



e-mail: sblackcaucus4@gmail.com

Download the applications at: goo.gl/r3WjjG

Deadline for completed applications is March 30, 2019

 Thank you!!


Cal Grant


You may be eligible for an award up to $12,570!   Visit www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov or call 1-888-CA-GRANT.

The deadline is Friday, March 2, 2019 to apply for a Cal Grant or Middle-Class Scholarship.    CASH FOR COLLEGE Workshops are now taking place through March 2nd where students and families can attend FREE for completing the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  To locate a workshop near you click here: www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov.  Go to the CSAC website to get answers to frequently asked questions at: https://www.csac.ca.gov/post/faq

Scholarship Programs

The following are a list of scholarships 

National Minority Scholarship List

Scholarship Online Info

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Info and Application

Sacramento City Teachers Association Scholarship Info

2019 Clarice Jackson Gibson Scholarship Award

The Caring.com Scholarship

At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college. Visit: https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship


The 2018-19 Links Scholarship application is now open. The scholarship is for African American high school seniors and other persons of African ancestry who exemplify academic excellence and exhibit leadership potential in the Sacramento Region.  Please encourage students to visit our website athttp://sacramentolinksinc.org to apply online. The scholarship deadline is January 25, 2019.

APPLY NOW for SMUD’s “Powering Futures” Scholarships – Up to $5,000 for college. SHARE with your network -deadline to apply is Feb. 24th , 2019. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” ~Kofi Annan

Kosmos Civic Club, Inc. 2019-20 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP Application. Received or Postmarked on or before deadline date of May 10, 2019
 Physicians for Social Responsibility announces scholarship essay contest. The application is due on March 23, 2019

UNCF Scholarship

UNCF is pleased to announce $20 million gift established the UNCF STEM Scholars Program, an initiative designed to identify and provide financial and academic support to five cohorts of 100 students (a total of 500) who are African-American college freshmen and who aspire to earn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees and pursue careers in STEM fields. Each student will receive a $25,000 scholarship and support toward assuring their success. Visit: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3c41df47-d142-4e21-8d79-e10bd880a347 OR https://scholarships.uncf.org/


First Lady Michelle Obama launches website for Scholarship, College and Financial Aid Resources: The site, BetterMakeRoom.org, will feature information for studenl

The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) is a community organization developed to work parallel to the Sacramento City Unified District Board of Education. Its major responsibility is to support the educational growth and achievement of Black students.

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Our Contacts

4625 44th Street, Rm 5, Sacramento, CA 95820

(916) 484-3729

(916) 453-0622