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ACS/Bayer Scholars Program
For full-time college students at accredited colleges or universities. High academic achievers in chemistry or the sciences. Must prove financial need.
Contact: American Chemical Society, Program Review Committee
1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
Contact: The Actuarial Foundation, 475 North Martingale Road, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL 60173, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADHA Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program
A number of programs are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are currently pursuing or who are interested in pursuing a degree or career in Oral Health.
Contact: Scholarship Program, ADHA Institute for Oral Health
444 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611
AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
Must be enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in geoscience, or a sub-discipline of geoscience, and demonstrate financial need.
Contact: American Geological Institute, Attn: Marilyn Suiter
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1507
Air Traffic Control Association, Inc.
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students in aeronautics, aviation or related field. Deadline: August 1. Amount: $1,500 - $2,500 annually.
Contact: Air Traffic Control Association, Inc.
2020 N 14th Street, Suite 410, Arlington, VA 22201
This is the prestigious "rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a 3-month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Various internships and fellowships. Contact Agency for award amount.
Contact: Education and Human Resource, 1333 H St, NW, Washington, DC 20005
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
The Operation JumpStart (OJS) multicultural scholarship program was created to assist talented multicultural art direction and copywriting students with tuition to attend the following 4A’s-selected portfolio schools and colleges: Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, Creative Circus, Miami Ad School, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Portfolio Center, Pratt Institute, and VCU Brandcenter.
The scholarship is underwritten by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) Foundation with contributions from member agencies. Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 (dispersed in two annual installments) are awarded to students who exhibit extreme financial need and creative talent. For more information, visit the 4A’s website: www.aaaa.org/careers/scholarships/Pages/scholar_jump.aspx.
Additionally, the 4A’s also offers other scholarship opportunities. Please visit the 4A’s website for more information.
Contact: Carl Desir, Manager of Diversity Programs, 4A’s
1065 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10018, 16th Floor
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Contact: American Chemical Society (ACS), Scholarship Coordinator
1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute
Annual awards for full-time, minority (African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and Males) undergraduate/graduate students currently under represented in the Dental Hygiene profession. Selection based on minimum 3.0 GPA, documented financial need of at least $1,500, and completion of a minimum of 1 full-time year in dental hygiene curriculum prior to receiving the award.
Contact: Scholarship Administrator, ADHA Institute for Oral Health
444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 440-8900
American Dietetic Association Foundation Scholarship
The applicant must be a minority male with a parent in the Dental Administration. Amount: $1,500. Deadline: June 1.
Contact: Director of Scholarship, American Dental Hygienists Association
444 North Michigan Avenue #3400, Chicago, IL 60611
American Geophysical Union
Minority graduate or undergraduate student studying earth, space or marine science or related education field.
Contact: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, Washington, DC 20009
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Foundation
Annual award for undergraduate minority and/or disadvantaged students who are pursuing a career in architectural studies. Student must be accepted to a NAAB accredited architecture school and be renewed for a total of 3 years. In addition to the application, the student must submit a nomination.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave - NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 785-7511
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
This is a scholarship for minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to $3,000. Generally 20 students are selected. Deadline: December 6.
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)/Minority
Annual award for a currently enrolled minority undergraduate student, with a minimum of 24 credits toward a degree the program starts, who wishes to study abroad at a selected university/college. Applications will be accepted from Pacific Islanders, African-, Asian-, Native-, and Hispanic-Americans. Selection is based on applicant's fulfillment of the program requirements, financial need, academic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership ability, extracurricular activities centered on multicultural/international issues, and a statement concerning objectives for wanting to study abroad. In addition to the application, the student must submit the Minority Scholarship application, the AIFS academic year and semester application to AIFS College Division, including a 3rd letter of reference. Award includes tuition, room and board, and round trip air fare.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, American Institute-Foreign Study
102 Greenwich Avenue, PO Box 2670, Greenwich, CT 06830-2670, (800) 727-2437
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Visit Web site for GPA requirements and details.
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Women's Auxiliary
Students studying mining, geology, metallurgy, petroleum, mineral science, materials science, mining economics, and other related fields.
Contact: American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Women's Auxiliary
Fourteenth Floor, 345 E. 47th Street, New York, NY 10024
American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Initiative Scholarship program
MLA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) jointly sponsor a scholarship through the American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Initiative Scholarship program. The two organizations make a total annual donation of $5,000 each year to support minority students in their goals to become health sciences information professionals. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander individuals attending
ALA-accredited library schools are eligible. Deadline: March 1.
Contact: ALA, the scholarship administrator, Spectrum Inquiry Line
(800) 545-2433 x4276, email@example.com
American Meteorological Society/Industry Minority Scholarship
You must plan to make atmospheric science a career.
Contact: American Meteorological Society (AMS), Fellowship/Scholarship Programs
45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3693
American Nuclear Society
Nuclear Engineering Education for the Disadvantaged Program. Financial support for women and minority students studying nuclear science or nuclear engineering. Deadline: March 1. Amount: $1,500 annually.
Contact: American Nuclear Society, 555 N. Kensington Avenue, La Grande Park, IL 60525
American Physical Society
Minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in physics. Deadline: February. Amount: $2,000.
Contact: American Physical Society, 335 E. 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3483
American Respiratory Care Foundation
Annual awards for a minority undergraduate student who is enrolled in an AMA accredited respiratory care training program and has completed at least one semester of the program. A 3.0 GPA, birth certificate, visa or proof of citizenship, SS card, enrollment verification, 6 copies of an original referenced paper on respiratory care, official transcripts, and specific letters of recommendation are required. The Foundation prefers that nominations be made by the school/program, but any student may initiate a request of sponsorship by the school in order that a deserving candidate is not denied the opportunity to compete. Applications accepted from April 1 to June 30. Previous winners are eligible to reapply.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, American Respiratory Care Foundation
11030 Ables Lane, Dallas, TX 75229, (214) 243-2272
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Faculty Fellowship Program
For a minority full-time undergraduate faculty studying microbiological sciences.
Contact: American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Faculty Fellowship Program
Office of Education & Training
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Students studying geophysics, geology, or petroleum engineering. Amount: $3,400 per year.
Contact: Amoco Foundation, 200 E. Randolph Drive, Mail Code 3000, Chicago, IL 60601
Armco Foundation Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Armco Employees
Award two minority scholarships. Amount: $2,000.
Contact: Armco Foundation Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Armco Employees, College Scholarship Service, PO Box 176, Princeton, NJ 08541
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline: June 1 or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).
AT&T Labs Undergraduate Research Program
Must be a woman or a member of a minority group underrepresented in the sciences. Must be at least a junior in college. Deadline: December 1.
Contact: AT&T Labs Undergraduate Research Program, Room 1E-209
101 Crawfords Corner Road, PO Box 3030, Holmdol, NJ 07733-3030
Atlantic Salmon Federation
U.S. or Canadian legal residents. Pursuing studies in Atlantic salmon biology or management or related fields. Need not be in a degree program.
Contact: Atlantic Salmon Federation, PO Box 429, St. Andrews, NB , Canada EOG 2XO
Internships for minorities in science and engineering.
Contact: Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
Ed Bradley Scholarship
For any minority full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism.
Contact: Radio & News Television News Directors Foundation, RTNDF Scholarships
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036
Dr. Harry Britenstool Scholarship Fund
Must have been a Scout or employee of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America for at least two years. Must be accepted by an accredited college. Must demonstrate financial need. Deadline: June 1.
Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund
Open to all minority students who demonstrate financial need and are recommended by a member of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs.
Contact: NACWC, Scholarship Committee
5808 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011
Ron Brown Scholarships
The award: 10,000 for 10 to 20 students. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is usually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive. Details at site.
Lena Chang Scholarship Awards
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation awards two annual scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to ethnic minority students currently enrolled in college.
Contact: Lena Chang Scholarship Awards
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 123, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
The Campaign for College Opportunity's "Save Me a Spot in College" Scholarship Contest
All California 6th-12th grade students are eligible. More than 100 students across California will share a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards! The deadline for all contest submissions is March 15, 2008. Register today by visiting www.collegecampaign .org/contest or call 1-800-459-9586.
Annually awarded scholarship is for minority or disabled college freshman with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be majoring in one or more of the following: physics, computer science, engineering, economics, mathematics, imagery science, cartography, Japanese, Russian, or Chinese. Recipients will gain a summer job at the Central Intelligence Agency. Full tuition, up to $10,000, is paid and summer job pays competitive rates.
Contact: CIA/Undergraduate Scholarships , Scholarship Coordinator
Central Intelligence Agency, HPM/OEEO
Washington, DC 20505, (800) 368-3886
Civil Engineers and Contractors of America
Majoring in construction science.
Contact: Civil Engineers and Contractors of America
1957 E. St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Civil Rights Summer
For rising sophomores and juniors in college. Fellowship includes a week of academic study and leadership training at Harvard University followed by a seven-week internship in Washington, D.C. at one of several policy-shaping national organizations. Deadline: February 23. Amount: Housing and transportation provided along with weekly stipend; fellows also receive a $1,500 scholarship at the end of the fellowship.
Contact: Civil Rights Summer
1629 K Street NW, Suite 1010, Washington DC 20006, (202) 466-3311
Fax: (202) 466-3435 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifty four-year $20,000 scholarships and 100 four-year $4,000 scholarships.
You may receive applications from your high school guidance counselors in September of your senior year or call (800) 306-COKE.
Colgate Minority Scholarships
For a minority student currently enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program.
Contact: ADHA Institute for Oral Health, Scholarship Program
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611
College Football Association
Participate in football. Amount: $5,000.
Contact: Hitachi, Inc. Scholarships., 6688 Gunpark Drive, Suite 201, Boulder, CA 80301
Columbia 300 John Jowdy Scholarship
Awarded annually to a high school senior, graduating in the current year, who is actively involved in the sport of bowling. Deadline: April 1. Amount: $500.
Cooperative Education Agreement
Women and minority candidates in fish and wildlife biology. Amount: $11,000 plus tuition.
Contact: Cooperative Research Units Center, Mail Stop 725 ARL SQ
US Fish and Wildlife Service, 1849 C St., NW, Washington, DC 20240
Council of Energy Resource
Scholarships for study in engineering, science, business, or related fields. Amount: $1,000.
Contact: Council of Energy Resource, 1999 Broadway, Suite 2600, Denver, CO 80202
Council on Career Development for Minorities
Annually awarded scholarship for ethnic minority undergraduates. Applicants should show outstanding academic records and be enrolled in an approved accredited university or college.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Council on Career Development for Minorities
1341 W Mockingbird Lane, Suite 412-E, Dallas, TX 75247, (214) 631-3677
Charles and Karen Couric Scholarships / Duke University
Beginning Fall 2012, scholarships, guaranteed to replace any loans included in the student's aid award, will be awarded to all A Better Chance Scholars accepted for admission to Duke. The total loan replacement could exceed $22,000 over four years. The Charles and Karen Couric Scholarships will make it possible for all A Better Chance students at Duke to graduate debt-free.
Duke University meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all admitted students. For more information, contact:
Mr. Will Dixon
Duke Undergraduate Office of Admissions
2138 Campus Drive Box 90586
Durham, NC 27708
phone: (919) 684-0159
Full-time and part-time students (six hours minimum) attending a secondary, undergraduate, or graduate program at a Datatel client institution are eligible. Deadline: February 15. Amount: $700-$2000.
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund/Business Reporting Internship
Summer internships offered only to full-time minority college sophomores, who are U.S. citizens, to work at daily newspapers as business reporters. Interns will attend a pre-internship training program before beginning work. Interns are paid regular wages from the newspapers for which they work and a $1,000 scholarship, payable to the students' colleges or universities, will be awarded at the successful completion of the summer of work. Applications available only from Sept. 1 through Nov. 1 annually. Contact the Fund for further information; enclose a SASE or call: 1-800-DOWFUND (only Sept 1 through Nov 1.).
Contact: Internship Coordinator, The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
PO Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543, (609) 452-2820
Drexel University’s A Better Chance Scholarship
Drexel University will award a $10,000 scholarship to each incoming freshman that is a graduate from A Better Chance. As A Better Chance Scholars, incoming freshman will receive an academic scholarship in the amount of $10,000 toward the annual tuition charge, based upon completing the admissions process by January 15, acceptance, and enrollment for the coming academic year at Drexel University. The students will continue to receive this amount for each year of their undergraduate degree program as long as they maintain full-time enrollment at Drexel, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the end of each year.
The Drexel University A Better Chance scholarship is for annual tuition charges only. It is not applied to room and board, annual fees, or partial tuition rates.
The amount of the A Better Chance Scholarship will become a part of the total financial aid package. Students will still be considered for other aid. If the student files the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the eligibility for need-based aid programs will also be reviewed.
Duracell/NSTA Scholarship Contest
For students in grades 6-12 who are US citizens residing in the US or US territories. In order to apply, you must design and build working devices powered by Duracell batteries. Deadline: January 12. Amount: $200-$20,000.
Contact: National Science Teachers Association, Duracell/NSTA Scholarship Competition
1840 Wilson Blvd., FL 3, Arlington, VA 22201-3000
Eastman Kodak Company
Students in engineering, science and business. Amount: 100% of tuition.
Contact: Eastman Kodak Company, Financial Aid Committee, Rochester, NY 14650
Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation
Contact: Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 5012, 721 North McKinley Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045-5012
Educational Grants Program
Open to all minority students who are enrolled or are about to be enrolled in an engineering or science program.
Contact: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
5400 East Olympic Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Equal Opportunity Publications
Scholarship program for minority students in engineering. Amount: $500.
Contact: Equal Opportunity Publications, 44 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740
ESPN "Sports Figures" Scholarship
Awards presented to twelve graduating high school seniors each year. Winners chosen on the basis of academic achievement, service to school and community, and leadership in interscholastic sports. Deadline: March 22. Amount: $2,500.
Fellowship Program for Print, Broadcast & Photo Journalists
For minority students seeking careers in journalism.
Contact: Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Program
Attn: Paula Bock, The Seattle Times, PO Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111
Filipino American Educational Grants and Scholarships
Fluor Foundation/Fluor Daniel Engineering Scholarship
Annual awards for minorities or females, who are full-time sophomores enrolled in an undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, at a participating institution. Student must be selected by the dean of engineering or appropriate selection committee at participating college/universities to receive an application. Award amount and number of awards may vary. Contact student's Dean of Engineering to determine if the school is designated as a participant in the Fluor Daniel Engineering Scholarship Program.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, The Fluor Foundation
3333 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92730, (714) 975-2000
Ford Motor Company
Contact Agency. Funds directly provided to institutions for granting awards.
Contact: Ford Motor Company, The American Road, Dearborn, MI 48121
Louise Giles Minority Scholarship
Prove academic excellence, leadership qualities, and commitment to a career in librarianship.
Contact: American Library Association (ALA), Scholarships
50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Guideposts' Young Writers Contest Scholarship
Authors of the top eight manuscripts will each receive a scholarship, ranging from $1,000 through $8,000, and a portable electronic typewriter.
Contact: Young Writers Contest, 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016
Harold Hayden Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors planning to attend college.
Contact: NABCO, 440 First Street, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20001
Scholarships and summer jobs for minorities in engineering majors. Must apply through your institution. Amount: $2,000.
Contact: Hercules Incorporated, 910 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19894-0001
IEEE Computer Society
The Richard E. Mervin Scholarship
Graduate students, seniors, or juniors in computer engineering or science, electrical engineering, or other related computer science fields. Deadline: May 15. Amount: $3,000.
Contact: IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, PO Box 3014, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1264
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Must have at least a 3.4 GPA, financial need, and enrolled in an ABET accredited industrial engineering program.
Contact: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 25 Technology Park/Atlanta, Nocross, GA 30092
Intel Science Talent Search
The award is from $5,000 to $100,000.There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project. Details at site. Deadline: December.
International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation
Members of a fire service agency in a state, county, municipal, industrial or federal department. Eighteen scholarships awarded to students interested in engineering, business, and urban administration or fire service. Amount: $250.
Contact: International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation
1329 18th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036
International Society for Optical Engineering
Students in optics or optics engineering. Deadline: May 4. Amount: $500-$5,000 Scholarships.
Contact: International Society for Optical Engineering, PO Box 3125, Bellingham, WA 98227
Iota Sigma Pi
Women studying chemistry. Need not be a member. Amount: $100 - $300.
Contact: Iota Sigma Pi
PO Box 372, Southeastern LA University, Napercille, IL 60540
Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
For disabled students of an ethnic minority. You must be disabled and intend to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program or vocational, technical, or fine arts training programs.
Contact: Foundation for Exceptional Children, Executive Director
1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091
Kappa Kappa Gamma Graduate Fellowships
Must be a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Deadline: February 1. Amount: $1,500.
Contact: Kappa Kappa Gamma Graduate Fellowships
PO Box 2079, Columbus, OH 43216-2079
Amelia Kemp Memorial Fund
Assists ELCA women of color in undergraduate, graduate, professional or vocational courses of study.
Contact: Amelia Kemp Memorial Fund, Program Director
8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631-4189
The Kodak Scholarship Program
For junior, senior, and graduate-level students of cinematography at U.S. colleges and universities offering 4-year degree programs in cinematography and film production. Applicants must be nominated for the scholarship by faculty or administration at their college or university. Amount: Up to $5,000.
Contact: University Film and Video Foundation, c/o Linda Alexander, SMPTE
595 West Hartsdale Avenue, White Plains, New York 10607
Landscape Architecture Foundation/Edward D. Stone, Jr.
Annual awards for African American, Hispanic, Native American and other minority students pursuing a career in landscape architecture who are in the final 2 years of undergraduate study. In addition to application, student must submit a FAFSA, essay, color slides or photographs which demonstrate their best work, and two letters of recommendation.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Landscape Architecture Foundation
636 Eye (I) Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3736, (202) 898-2444 or (202) 216-2356
Fax: (202) 898-1185, email@example.com
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Inc.
As the first major undertaking of Project H.A.C.E.R. (Hermanas for the Advancement of Career and Educational Resources), Young Scholars with FLAVA! aims to bridge the "digital divide" by providing young adults of color with personal computers and software to increase access to and awareness of the World Wide Web. High school seniors and first year college students are asked to answer an essay on how technology can add "Flava" to their community. Of all entries received, five winners will receive a personal computer and software courtesy of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and LatinFlava.com.
The Latino College Expo, Inc. Scholarship Award
For high school seniors or GED graduates in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) planning to attend a college or university in the in fall. Deadline: March 19. Amount: $1,000.
Contact: Latino College Expo, Inc., Scholarship Committee
511 Avenue of the Americas, PMB 192, New York, NY 10010
Leveraging Educational Assistance State Partnership Program
Grant aids students who are enrolled in and attending a public or private college or university within the state of Idaho, regardless of their state of residence. Eligible students must have financial need and may be enrolled part-time. Amount: Up to $5,000.
Contact: Idaho Board of Education, Scholarship Committee
PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0037
James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation
Undergraduate or graduate engineering and technology students who use arc welding in solving design engineering or fabrication problems. Deadline: June 15. Amount: Up to $2,000.
Contact: James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, PO Box 17035, Cleveland, OH 44117
Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, Inc.
Grant to students in technology and environment major. Amount: $10,580.
Contact: Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, Inc., 708 S. 3rd. Street #110, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Clare Booth Luce Scholarships in Science and Engineering
Women studying biology, engineering, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
Contact: Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., 111 W 50th Street, New York, NY 10020
Lucent Technologies Foundation Cooperative Research Fellowship Program for Minorities
Minority college seniors planning to pursue graduate studies in engineering, science, mathematics, or related fields. Includes summer employment at Lucent Technologies and scholarships during the school year. Deadline: January 8. Amount: $17,00 plus tuition, fees, books, and travel expenses.
Contact: Lucent Fellowship Program - CRFP, Scholarship Management Services, CSFA
1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082
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Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
Hispanic American undergraduate or graduate student at a Florida university. Must also be a Florida resident. Have a GPA of 3.O or greater. Deadline: April 1. Amount: $2,000.
Contact: Florida DOE, Student Financial Assistance
325 W. Gains St., Room 1344, Tallahassee, FL 32399
The Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarships/Cruel Awards
Messiah College (Grantham, PA) awards full-tuition scholarships to three entering first-year students of color who have demonstrated scholarship combined with service, ministry, or leadership involvement in their school, church, or community. Deadline: Must submit a complete application for admission before March 1.
Contact: Suri Singh, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Recruitment
firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) 233-4220
Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund
The Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund, a program of the Magic Johnson Foundation, is designed to provide support for deserving inner-city high school students who demonstrate a strong potential for academic achievement but face socioeconomic conditions that hinder them from achieving that potential. Since its inception in 1998, the fund, which has several components (e.g., a mentoring program, an internship program, and Life and Practical Skills Seminars), has provided 83 students with financial assistance to attend the college or university of their choice.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: be a senior in high school with plans to attend a four-year college or university; have at least a 2.5 GPA; and be a resident of Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of (1) a written essay, (2) cumulative grade point average (2.5 and above), and (3) financial need as determined by the Magic Johnson Foundation.
For complete guidelines and an application form, contact:
Magic Johnson Foundation, Inc.
6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 450, Culver City, CA 90230, (310) 338-8110
Fax: (310) 338-8563, email@example.com
Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship
For under-represented minorities in the sciences. Must be majoring in microbiology or a related science.
Contact: American Society for Microbiology, Office of Education & Training
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Multicultural Scholarship Program
Contact: National Association for Campus Activities, Resource Coordinator
13 Harbison Way, Columbia, SC 29212-3401
You must be a member of the NAACP. Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship, Sutton Education Scholarship, Roy Wilkins Scholarship, Willems Scholarship
NACA Student Leaders Scholarship
Freshmen-senior classification of any major with minimum 2.0 GPA. Recognizes outstanding student leaders of all ethnicities on campus. Deadline: November 1. Amount: $200.
Contact: NACA Student Leaders Scholarship, 13 Harbison Way, Columbia SC 29212-3401
National Achievement Scholarship Program
When you take the PSAT/NMSQT, indicate on the test answer sheet that you wish to compete for Achievement Scholarship awards.
Contact: National Achievement Scholarship Program
1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201-4897
National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships www.nacme.org/
The award amounts to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February. Go to the Web site for details, or contact aid officials at your college.
National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
The student competitors can be seniors or already in college. They must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Founder's Scholarship
Must be a minority student enrolled in a construction related degree program.
Contact: NAWIC Founder's Scholarship Foundation
327 South Adams, Fort Worth, TX 76104
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Scholarships
This is the major NCAA sports association student-athletes are associated with. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports related study (like sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.
National High School Essay Contest
Open to all students in grades 9-12 who are attending public, private, or parochial schools or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, DC or a US territory. In order to apply, you must submit a 1,000-word essay on a specific topic chosen by the sponsor. Deadline: March 1. Amount: $2,500.
National Newspaper Publishers Association Grants
NNPA provides grants for minority students who want to pursue a career in journalism.
Contact: National Newspaper Publishers Association Grants, Scholarship Committee
3200 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
National Press Club
You must study journalism in college.
Contact: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
NCR Foundation Minority Scholarship
Open to Black and other minority students who exhibit outstanding academic performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computer-science engineering or related fields. Amount: $5,000-$20,000.
Contact: College Relations Consultant, NCR Corporation Headquarters
1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45479, (513) 445-1777
Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships (paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of their choice) to 80 outstanding high school students and help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, awards/honors, leadership, school activities, community/volunteer activities, financial and employment history. Awards are granted without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
Organization of Black Airline Pilot/Aviation Scholars
Annually awarded scholarship is for minority students, especially blacks, interested in aviation. All minority students interested in flying are eligible. Sponsored by the Organization of Black Airline Pilots and the Summer Flying School in Tuskegee, AL. Average award is $1000. Number of awards and due dates may vary.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Organization of Black Airline Pilot/Aviation Scholars
20 N Van Brunt St-Suite 200, Englewood, NJ 07631, (201) 568-8145
Petersons Scholarship Search
Make an investment in your future. Search the Internet's largest database of scholarships and grants to help you pay for your education. You'll find more than 1.6 million undergraduate financial awards worth more than $6 billion! Explore a comprehensive database of information on nearly 4,000 accredited two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. Use a variety of search criteria to find your perfect match: name, location, tuition, average GPA of incoming freshmen, religious denomination, and more.
Private Colleges and Universities Scholarship
For all students of color who are currently residents of the US and who plan to enroll in a baccalaureate degree program in 2000 at one of the specified colleges and universities are eligible for consideration. From among those who apply, semi-finalists and winners will be selected on the basis of their academic merit and on their service to their community. Deadline: November 5. Amount: $1000. Up to 20 awards are given.
Contact: Private Colleges and Universities, Scholarship Program
239 Littleton Road, Suite 8A, Westford, MA 01886
Project Excellence Scholarships
The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Details at site.
Deadline: February 1.
React/Take Action Awards
Annual scholarships of up to $20,000 for students between the ages of 12 and 18 who have taken action in their community by fighting racism, helping the homeless, working for student's rights, dealing with the environment or other significant community actions.
Donna Reed Performing Arts Festival Technical/Stage Design Scholarship
Deadline: April 1. Amount: Participation in a festival, including transportation, lodging, and full tuition plus a $150 stipend will be provided. Criteria: You must be a US Citizen.
Reformed Church in America/Minority Education Fund
Annual award for minority student members of the Reformed Church in America. Applicant must be a member of the Reformed Church in America, show leadership ability, demonstrate financial need, have been accepted to a Reformed Church of America school, and show educational potential. The amount varies with need.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Reformed Church in America
475 Riverside Dr-18th floor, New York, NY 10115, (212) 870-3071
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
For minority high school seniors accepted to an accredited four-year college or university. Deadline: April 2. Amount: Up to $6,000.
Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Award
High school juniors and seniors in the Americas who excel in academics, play chess and demonstrate good sportsmanship. Deadline: March 1. Amount: $2,500.
Sponsors contests in art, photography, writing and other subjects, for students in grades 7-12.
Contact: Scholastic, Inc., 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-3999
Shell Oil Companies Foundation/Shell Incentive Funds
Annual awards for minority students working towards a bachelor's degree in Business or Technology, at participating universities. Student must be a U.S. citizen. Due date, award amount (which is paid directly to the school), and number of awards may vary. Contact the Foundation for a list of participating schools; a stamped self-addressed envelope must be included. The universities must be contacted for specific information and/or applications.
Contact: Education Grants Officer, Shell Oil Companies Foundation
PO Box 2463, Houston, TX 77252
Carol Simpson Scholarship
For any minority college student whose career objective is electronic journalism.
Contact: Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amount are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. Deadline: February 1.
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
Annual awards for minority freshman who are pursuing a career in journalism, advertising, business, accounting, or related field. In addition to the application, student must submit, to the newspaper, a black and white photo, 500-word essay, 3 letters of recommendation (one each from the publisher, student's high school principal, and guidance counselor), letter of acceptance from any 4-year college, a copy of the student's ACT/SAT scores, and the student's CGPA. Students must be nominated by members of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. APPLICATION NOT ACCEPTED DIRECTLY FROM STUDENTS OR COLLEGES. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship from the local newspaper that made the nomination and a $2,000 scholarship from the SNPA Foundation for four consecutive years. Number of awards may vary. Contact the Southern Newspaper Publisher Association for more information and/or application.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Southern Newspaper Publisher Assn
PO Box 28875, Atlanta, GA 30358, (404) 256-0444
Student Advantage Scholarship
Applicant must be either a resident of Arkansas who can attend an in-state or out-of-state post-secondary education institution in Arkansas. Applicant must plan to be enrolled for the upcoming academic year and must enroll on at least a half-time basis. Deadline: April 15. Amount: $250.
Student Incentive Grant
For Texas residents or nonresident. For undergraduates or graduates enrolled at least half time. For students attending public colleges in Texas. Cannot be in default on a student loan. Cannot owe a refund on a student grant. If male, must meet draft registration requirements. Amount: Up to $1,250.
Take Me Away to College Calgon Bath and Body Scholarship Contest
Open to high school seniors starting college full-time in the fall at an accredited 2 or 4-year school. Deadline: August 15. Amount: $500-$2,500.
Target Stores (Target All-Around Scholarship)
For well-rounded students who are dedicated to improving their communities and themselves. You must be committed to your community through volunteer service, education and family involvement.
Contact: Target Stores (All-Around Scholarship), Citizen's Scholarship Foundation
1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082-0480
Texas Public Education Grant
For Texas residents, nonresidents or international students. For undergraduates or graduates. For students attending public colleges in Texas. Amount: Maximum student needs.
ThinkQuest Internet Challenge
International program for students ages 12 through 19 that encourages them to use the Internet to create Web-based educational tools and materials. Awards are handed out in five categories. To participate you must be an elementary or secondary school student who is not enrolled full time in an institution of higher education. The competition is done as a team with one or two other students and one to three coaches who are teachers or mentors. Deadline: May 1. Amount: $100-$25,000.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A "nomination" package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. Deadline: February 1.
UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest
Open to students in grades 9-12. You must submit an essay on a theme selected by the sponsor. Deadline: April 14. Amount: $500-$1,000.
United Methodist Church HANA Scholars Program
Active member of the United Methodist Church and a minority citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: April 1. Amount: $3,000 maximum.
Contact: Board of Higher Education and Ministry
PO Box 871, Nashville TN 37202-0871
United Negro College Fund
U.S. Air Force ROTC/Express Scholarship Program
Annual awards for outstanding minority and exceptional non-minority college students, with 2-3 years remaining in education. A non-minority student must major in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Meteorology, Math, Electrical Engineering, Nursing or Physics. Minority students may study any Bachelor Degree program. Student must be between 17-25 years old as of June 30th of the year of graduation (prior active duty can extend age limit to 29). Candidates must meet AFOQT, physical, and academic requirements (minimum 2.65 CGPA) before activation.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, HQ Air Force ROTC
551 E Maxwell Blvd., Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, (205) 953-7783
U.S. Coast Guard Academy/Minority Officer Recruiting
Four-year full scholarships for outstanding minority undergraduate students, who meet all the eligibility requirements and attend selected colleges. Upon graduation, students are required to accept a commission in the US Coast Guard. For further info, due dates, and award amounts, contact your local US Coast Guard Office or enclosed address.
Contact: Financial Aid Coordinator, US Coast Guard Information Center
14180 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240, (800) 424-8883
U.S. Dept. of Energy-ORISE
Annual summer internship for minority students, who are juniors, seniors and first year graduate students, studying in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Economics, Public Administration, Computer Science, or Instructional Technology. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Internship is at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, TN. Award based on educational level completed ($335 to $420 per week) and travel reimbursement. Application is due late February. Number of awards may vary.
Contact: Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Energy (ORISE), John Hicks, Manager
PO Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117, (865) 576-3164, Fax: (865) 576-3643
U.S. Navy ROTC Scholarship to attend an HBCU
This is a "hip pocket scholarship." It includes tuition, fees, books, uniforms and $150.00 a month stipend. If a student attends Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) on a ROTC Scholarship, the University will give that student a Room and Board Scholarship. Requirements: 1050 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT and a 3.0 high school GPA. Other schools offering this scholarship: Hampton, Morehouse, Southern, Prairie View, Savannah State and Norfolk State.
Contact: Earl A. Richardson, (850) 599-3980, firstname.lastname@example.org
United College Fund Scholarships
The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements. The deadline is usually December. Details at site.
Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarship
Must be the child of a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. associate who is employed full time (28 hours per week or more) for one year as of March 1. Deadline: March 1. Amount: $6,000.
Webster's New World Writing Contest
Open to high school juniors and seniors. An essay is required. Deadline: April 15. Amount: $1,000.
Contact: Webster's New World Dictionaries c/o IDG Worldwide Consumer Reference
1633 Broadway, FL 6, New York, NY 100119-6708
The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Funds
Recipients are selected for community service involvement, academic excellence and financial need.
Thomas Wolfe Student Essay Prize
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in colleges and universities worldwide are encouraged to submit an essay in English about Thomas Wolfe or his works. Deadline: January 15. Amount: $500.
Contact: Thomas Wolfe Society, Essay Contest Chair, Student Prize Committee
809 Gardner Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarships
Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character, and an interest or involvement in the sport of golf. Skill of excellence in the sport is not a criterion. You must be a female high school senior who intends to graduate in the year of application and plan to attend an accredited college or university. Deadline: March 1. Amount: $2,000. 15-20 awards given.
Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship
This is a good scholarship for strong minority scholarships for students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and "tech" areas. The award amount is up to $4,000 for undergraduates and more for graduate students. Go to Web site for details and type "scholarship" in the search engine.
Deadline: September 15.
Young Feminist Scholarship Program
For a woman in her last year of high school who submits the best essay on feminism and what it means to her. Deadline: December 31. Amount: $1000.
Young Visionaries Essay Competition
You must submit an essay on a specific topic. Deadline: March 20. Amount: $1000-2500.
Contact: (888) 554-6881.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. National Education Foundation
Contact: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
1734 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009