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African American Student Services

African American Student Services
Jimmy Hart, Director | 1302 S. Avenida Vega, Rm 27 (at Palo Verde Magnet HS), Tucson, AZ 85710 | Phone: (520) 584-7500 | Fax: (520) 584-7502 | Email Us


My mission at African American Student Services is creating programs centered around preparing students to navigate their post-secondary plan and to create a smooth transition into their next phase of life.

College and Career Readiness


Scholarships for African American Students

Regional College Access Center

Scholarships for African American or Black students
The Regional College Access Center helps students prepare for, apply to, and succeed in college. We serve students, families and educators in Tucson and Pima County.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) Scholarship Programs

Applications and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the scholarship programs and the application process can be found at

The HERBERT LEHMAN SCHOLARSHIP is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York State in recognition of his integrity, persistence, and valor on behalf of numerous civil rights causes. Lehman Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors, high school graduates and college freshmen attending four-year, accredited colleges and universities who have a demonstrable interest in advancing the cause of civil rights and/or serving the public interest.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.More

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Bill Dickey Scholarship Association

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.More

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarships

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

(high school seniors only)More

Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

Ron Brown Scholarships

United Negro College Fund

Administers scholarships, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.More

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