Amina Anderson dedicated her professional career to improving her community by establishing programs and organizations that improved poor academic performance, enhanced financial literacy among people of color, and fostered philanthropy within the Black Community in Oregon. To pay tribute to Amina Anderson, the Black United Fund of Oregon awards, one-time, non-renewable scholarships to students to pursue higher education at an accredited college or university within the State of Oregon. 

Amina Anderson Scholarships are awarded by invitation only! Applicants will be placed in the scholarship pool based on the quality of their BUF Scholarship application, college of interest, and their ability to follow application instructions.  

To qualify students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Student MUST identify as Black, African-American, or Afro Decent. 
  • Student MUST be a graduating senior in the Portland Metro Area, entering their first full-time year of post-high school education. 
    • College students are able to apply via the BUF Ambassador program. See the BUF Ambassador page for additional criteria. 
  • Student should have at least a 2.5 to 3.0 cumulative GPA, on a 4.0 GPA scale. Students with GPAs outside of the specified scale are more than welcomed and encouraged to apply, however, priority is given to students within the 2.5 to 3.0 GPA range. This is the same for High School and College students.