The Pell Institute publishes research and analyses that address equal educational opportunity, particularly the outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. Additional publications include occasional papers, policy briefs, and an electronic newsletter.

Black College Dollars — Scholarships for African-American Students, 2007-2008 Directory (.pdf)

The Pell Institute, along with The Sallie Mae Fund and BET Networks, is pleased to present this scholarship guide for African-American students as one way to make your scholarship search a little easier. Inside this guide, you will find information about scholarships that are designed to reduce the cost of college for African-American students, and for all students of color.

Along with the who’s, what’s, and how’s for applying for scholarships, this guide also contains information to connect you to sites where you can download online applications (where available) and details to contact the sponsoring organizations both in person and online.

You can also access the online version of this scholarship guide at (, which allows you to search for scholarships based on GPA requirement, academic and career interests, and application deadline.