The Scholarship List for Ethnic Minority Students

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Last Update: August 6, 2020

An increasing number of students who attend college come from various different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Such minority classifications include African American, Asian American, Native American, Latino/a, Hispanic—any range of identities that have been historically disadvantaged or demographically underrepresented. In recognition of any number of unique circumstances, there are many scholarships available to students in these populations. 

If you identify with an underrepresented ethnic identity, you will surely benefit from applying to some of these grants. Whether you are a first-generation college student or your relatives went to an American college or university, there is a scholarship reserved for you!

We at Colleges of Distinction are here to help you get started as you apply for scholarships in 2020. The list of scholarships below is specifically curated for minority students, ranging in topics based on academic performance, athletic achievement, creative ability, and financial need. No matter what, any amount of scholarship money can help ease your stress as you apply to and attend college, helping you pay for tuition, textbook fees, housing on campus, and more. It is also possible that you may fit the qualifications for multiple scholarships, so keep looking around, and take your talents and strengths into account so that you don’t miss out on free money. So give yourself the chance to follow your dreams to wherever they might lead you! Take a look at our list of minority scholarships and apply today. It could be one of your first and largest steps toward a successful future in college and your career.

January Scholarship:

2020 NABA National Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

Award Amount: $1,500- $3,000

Overview: Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions.Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA’s desire to break through the economic barriers students of color often experience, NABA offers an average of 50 national scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 – $5,000. 

 

APIA Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 22, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $20,000

Overview: APIA Scholars offers a range of scholarships to support APIA students. Learn more about the requirements and get started on your application!

 

AANAPISI Scholarship

Deadline: January 22, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Overview: Ensuring APIA Scholars succeed at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

 

Carole Simpson Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: Carole Simpson is a former RTDNF trustee and the 1996 recipient of the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award in recognition of her work to protect First Amendment Freedoms. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism.

 

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: This scholarship award honors Mamie’s philosophy that we must “lift as we climb,” meaning that we must act as role models and mentors to the young women of today and tomorrow. The YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance and support to an outstanding African-American female Greater Cincinnati high school senior entering a post-secondary institution. 

 

February Scholarships:

National Hispanic Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $500 – $5,000

Overview: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors
  • Undergraduate students (all years)
  • Community college students transferring to four year universities
  • Graduate Students

 

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Award Amount: $1,250

Overview: The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award granted to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level.

 

TLF Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: Thirty (30) undergraduate scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York City, New York where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • *Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations

 

AMS Minority Scholarships

Deadline: February 14, 2020

Award Amount: $6,000

Overview: The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 100th Anniversary Program. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is committed to, and benefits from the full and equitable participation of a diverse community. AMS is committed to advancing core values of diversity, inclusion, and equity across all aspects of the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.

 

Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: The Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through graduate scholarships. The NCAA awards $10,000 to 13 ethnic minorities and 13 female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of graduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or a career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics. 


One Campus Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: Cedarville University is a local community of learners. We function as one context of the body of Christ. Within this context we strive to live with one another in unity, peace, and righteousness. Our ability to fully demonstrate these qualities of Christian community is limited by the extent to which we resemble the breadth of God’s family. Recognizing that unity is not uniformity, and based on the diversity that we witness in the body of Christ, we believe that greater diversity at Cedarville University enhances the educational experience by providing a better context for demonstrating the unifying power of the Gospel. It also better equips all our students for success in the increasingly global and diverse workplace that awaits them.

As a Christ-centered learning community, Cedarville University has a calling that is higher than tolerance, superficial compliance or obligation. Our goal is purposeful transformation to the image of Christ. Rather than embracing concepts like tolerance, we are called to build Christian community. Such a community should model the reality of the body of Christ, inclusive of diverse people of God using varied gifts for God’s glory. The policies and values of such a Christ-centered University should reflect the Biblical mandate to be ministers of reconciliation, and to bring about genuine unity within a diverse world.

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”. This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.

 

AAAE Native American Scholarship

Deadline: February 27, 2020

Award Amount: $1,500

Overview: Students are eligible to apply if they are a current college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an aviation program at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be of Native American origin and have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

 

American Indian Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $4,000

Overview: This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels.  However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one-time $4,000 award.

 

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

Deadline: February 17, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: The Oracle Corporate Scholars Program provides extended learning experiences at Oracle headquarters during the summer of 2020. The program includes scholarship support for African American, Hispanics or Native Americans who are currently pursuing a major in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Marketing, or Human Resources and related majors.

Asian High School Student Scholarships

PG&E scholarship

Deadline: February 7, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000 – $10,000

Overview: At PG&E, we’re focused on California’s future. PG&E has a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based majors and other disciplines.

 

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)

Deadline: Application opens February 14, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $2,000

Overview: LNESC and LULAC established the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that fund educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Every dollar raised by local LULAC Councils is matched by corporate partners secured by LNESC, increasing the amount given in both the council and corporate names. This model results in a true grassroots/corporate partnership for the empowerment of the Latino community. Former recipients of LNSF scholarships are now leaders in fields of business, science, government, and education. A rigorous selection process assures the expectation that future recipients will demonstrate the same level of excellence.

 

TCA Study Abroad Scholarships for American Students of Minority and Heritage Communities

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: $500 – $2,000

Overview: These scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), or Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Applicants should also be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.

 

Pauahi Scholarships for Public Applicants

Deadline: February 7, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Scholarships are available to the public, including students who are not graduates of Kamehameha Schools. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

 

Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Financial support for doctoral students of African descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

 

Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Financial support for doctoral students of Latino/a, Asian, Pacific Islands or First Nations descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

 

Houston Saengerbund Singing Scholarship

Deadline: February 22, 2020

Award Amount: $850 – $1,500

Overview: The Houston Saengerbund, founded in 1883, is the oldest musical association in the city. The purpose of the Society is to cultivate the furtherance of song and music, to preserve the German language, to promote the Society’s life and to convey good German customs and morals. The Houston Saengerbund has a Maennerchor (men’s choir), Damenchor (women’s choir), and Gemischter Chor (mixed choir). We welcome all who enjoy singing and celebrating German culture.

 

Houston Saengerbund Language Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000 – $1,500

Overview: The Houston Saengerbund, founded in 1883, is the oldest musical association in the city. The purpose of the Society is to cultivate the furtherance of song and music, to preserve the German language, to promote the Society’s life and to convey good German customs and morals. The Houston Saengerbund has a Maennerchor (men’s choir), Damenchor (women’s choir), and Gemischter Chor (mixed choir). We welcome all who enjoy singing and celebrating German culture.

 

The MyUS.com “Be the Face of Change” Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: At MyUS.com, we view our members (current and future) as family. Since beginning to serve our Nigerian members in 1997, we’ve learned much about the aptly nicknamed, “Giant of Africa.” We’ve learned about “Nollywood,” the more than 500 indigenous languages spoken throughout the oil-rich nation and about Zuma Rock. We’ve learned about Lagos and the River Niger, and we’ve learned about the Third-Mainland Bridge.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 14, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $6,000

Overview: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program encourages ethnic minority students to become educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists and to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members.

 

March Scholarships:

Catching the Dream

Deadline: March 15, 2020, April 30, 2020, and September 15, 2020

Award Amount: $500 – $5,000

Overview: Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. We assist Indian schools in preparing students for success in college.

 

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

 

National Press Club Scholarship for Diversity

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $2,500

Overview: The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship.

Black Student Applying to Scholarships

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $2,500

Overview: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in Natural Resources.

 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.

 

Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 25, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000 

Overview: Created in 2014, TASF (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund) supports economically challenged students of Taiwanese descent residing in the U.S. with their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive application process, the funds are applied toward tuition for selected students in their first or second year of college.

 

ACS Scholars Program

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Overview: The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

 

Leadership Development Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Leadership Development Scholarships help to support United Church of Christ undergraduate students, future seminary professors, African-American laywomen, and gifted persons with disabilities, among others.

 

Edward Hosharian Scholarship for Music Students of Armenian Descent

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: A memorial scholarship has been established in honor of Composer and Conductor Edward Hosharian to assist Armenian students in pursuit of their educational goals in music. EHF is now accepting scholarship application for the 2020.


Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award: $1,000 – $4,000

Overview: 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. 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. Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:

  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
    Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.
  • Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

 

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships for African Americans

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) within the TMCF 47 member-school network.

 

USPAACC College Scholarships

Deadline: $3,000 to $5,000

Award: March 27, 2020

Overview: Since 1989, over two million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC. Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the Scholarship Program and endow their own scholarships.

 

Rosa Parks Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award: $2,000

Overview: The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a $2,000, non-renewable scholarship to Michigan high school graduating seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition.  The Foundation was established in 1980 to provide equal-opportunity scholarships to Michigan high school seniors.

 

Que Llueva Café Scholarship

Deadline: March 14, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial aid that undocumented students face on their road to college despite having met the academic requirements asked of them by educators, schools, and colleges. We, at CORE, hope that our scholarship (and those like ours) will serve as one step towards fulfilling the promise that college is for everyone. The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference.

Scholarship Guidebooks: The Good, the Bad, and the Best of the 21st Century

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Deadline: March 12, 2020

Award: $10,000

Overview: Lockheed Martin launched a new scholarship program in 2019 to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world! We are continuing to award scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.

 

Spectrum Scholarship

Deadline: March 7, 2020

Award: $5,000o

Overview: Through the Spectrum Scholarship Program, the American Library Association affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion by seeking the broadest participation of new generations of racially and ethnically diverse librarians to position ALA to provide leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and ALA.

 

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for the undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

 

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award: Up to $2,500

Overview: The National Press Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious journalism organizations in the country, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first-year award $2,500. The competition is open to high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism. 

 

SEED Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The SEED Foundation’s SEED Scholar Program is proud to support Indian youth with scholarships for higher education. The SEED Scholar program has now developed into one of the largest scholarship programs run by Indians for Indian youth. To date, SEED has awarded $363,000 to 53 young men and women.

Requirements: 

  • Must be of Asian-Indian heritage with at least one parent of Indian ancestry
  • Must be a graduating U.S. high school senior (Class of 2020)
  • Have a minimum G.P.A of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a U.S. university in the Fall of 2020
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States

 

April Scholarships:

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award Amount: $1,500

Overview: This scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members to address the educational need in the congressional districts in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.

Requirements: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or Black students and constituents of a CBC member’s district.

 

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award Amount: $3,000

Overview: This scholarship was established in 2000, in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts include theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.

 

Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

Deadline: April 14, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Charles Shelton Foundation provides two non-renewable $2,000 awards offered annually. The applicants must be an African-American graduating HS senior, current college student or returning college student. The applicant must provide two professional references that speak to their experience in veterinary medicine.

 

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview:  Applicants must be African American students, High School Seniors, must attend a two/four year university or technical school, and the scholarship awards must be used for tuition, books, fees or other needs while attending the institution. 

 

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Scholarships

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000 – $6,000

Overview: NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities. Please review the Scholarship Application form carefully, remember, to submit ALL required documents with your application.

 

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students. The scholarship, established in 1964, is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York in recognition of his integrity, courage, and persistence on behalf of numerous civil rights causes. Herbert Lehman Scholarships were initially awarded to help African-American students attend formerly segregated four-year colleges and universities in the South and to increase the number of African Americans in the legal profession. Today, the mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.

 

Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $500 – $10,000

Overview: Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community. All science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study AND health/medical fields of study qualify for the GMiS Scholarship Program. Graduating high school seniors qualify for the scholarship if they will be enrolled as a full-time student, in a science, technology, engineering or math field, at an accredited college/university, in the U.S. or its territories, in the fall semester immediately following their graduation. Enrollment verification in a STEM field of study is required for the proceeding fall semester.

 

The Korean Ancestry Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: At least seven new Korean Ancestry Grants, with a maximum grant of $10,000 will be available for the 2019-2020  academic year. The exact number of Korean Ancestry Grants will be decided both by the number of exceptional candidates and by the amount of available Foundation funds. Applicants must be of Asian ancestry, with at least one Asian grandparent. There is a strong preference for applicants of Korean ancestry.


Upakar Indian-American Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award Amount: $8,000

Overview: Applicants are eligible if they have either been born or have one parent born in the Republic of India; be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card) holder; and currently a graduating high school senior living in the USA with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Award: $5,000

Overview: This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable – winners who continue to meet the criteria are eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. Up to 24 scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a one-time $2,500 BAM technology stipend based on need.

 

Annie S. Alexander Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $1,800

Overview: The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Annie Alexander to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors, traditional college students and adult students. The scholarship may provide a $1,800 non-renewable award for students who will pursue or are pursuing full-time undergraduate nursing degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Preference will be given to African-American students from Forsyth County. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. 

 

Amos & Edith Wallace Scholarship

Deadline: April 10

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Amos and Edith Wallace Scholarship was founded to reward young, bright African American students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service and education. The scholarship is in honor of the late Rev. Amos Wallace Sr. and his Wife of 53 years, Mrs. Edith Wallace. The Scholarship Award was established by their granddaughter, Terra Lynn Wallace, a class of 1997 graduate of Kankakee High School. Both Rev. and Mrs. Wallace shared a strong devotion to people, community and education. The late Rev. Amos Wallace faithfully served the community of Kankakee IL, for over 30 years.

 

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: In 1990, Vinson & Elkins created the V&E Scholars Program to defray the costs of a college education for minority students with strong academic credentials, an interest in the legal profession, and financial need. The Program awards seven scholarships each year to diverse high school students in Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

 

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: Dr. Shaheen (1935-2017) is an internationally recognized author and media critic who wrote the award-winning book and film, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. He has consulted with the United Nations and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and has been featured on numerous national network programs such as National Public Radio,  CNN, MSNBC and The Today Show.

 

American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April 4, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $2,000

Overview: The American Indian Education Fund was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.

 

The Hispanic Nurses Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: NAHN Scholarships are awarded annually during the NAHN Annual Conference to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Scholarships are available to NAHN members who have been in good standing for at least 6 months before the scholarship application deadline.

Scholarships for Spanish High School Students

The Tang Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to four outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $60,000, awarded over up to four years. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

 

HLTA Member Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: Under the namesake of the Hawaii Hotel Association, HLTA was incorporated in April of 1947 with 16 hotels. The HLTA has now grown to comprise 700 members, including 168 lodging properties representing over 50,500 rooms. As our President & CEO Mufi Hannemann announced at HLTA’s 2016 General Membership Meeting, we are introducing several new scholarships in honor of HLTA’s 70th Anniversary, including two $2,500 scholarships for an Active and Allied member’s immediate relative. 

 

SOULE Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: The 2019 SOULE Scholarship (Provided by the SOULE Foundation) was created to provide financial support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth of color who are pursuing a college degree. This is our first scholarship program set to support the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all. Through this scholarship, LGBTQ youth can apply for funds to pay for educationally related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college or university. This year, SOULE is awarding up to three scholarships for $2,500 each.

 

May Scholarships:

Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 17, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The National Black Police Association (NBPA) is a national organization comprised of sub-regional African American Police Associations whom are dedicated to promoting justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement. The NBPA has several chartered organizations throughout the United States and has associate members abroad, in Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom. The core focus of NBPA centers upon Law Enforcement issues, with a strong emphasis on the effects of these issues on the community. The NBPA serves as an advocate forum for officers of color, and establishes a national network of professional development and training for all police officers and those parties interested in law enforcement.

 

Jacques Avent Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: The NFBPA-CAC established the Jacques Avent Scholarship Fund for future Black public administrators in honor of Jacques Avent, one of the NFBPA’s original founders. He was the first African ­American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Through his trailblazing efforts, he was instrumental in promoting and increasing the number of African Americans in executive and middle management positions throughout the city. More importantly, Jacques served as a mentor and confidant to many NFBPA-CAC members and other city employees.

 

Angel Wings Thai Scholarship

Deadline: May 18, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: We are excited to begin receiving applications for our 2020 Angels WingsThai Scholarship, Western Region. This unique scholarship is one of the only of its kind for the Thai community and is Simon’s way of honoring the immense pride she has of her unique heritage. Applications are open to inspiring Thai students residing in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, or Oregon. Applications must be received by Monday, May 18, 2020.

 

CIEF Scholarships in Architecture

Deadline: May 7, 2020

Award Amount: $4,000

Overview: Founded in 1995, the CIEF Scholarships in Architecture is open to minority* students pursuing a career in Architecture and is intended to help increase the representation of minorities in the Architecture profession.

 

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Lyly passed away on January 20, 2015, near Houston, TX, at the age of 40, after an eight-year fight against breast cancer. Throughout, she never let the disease take her joy, humor, creativity, compassion, humanity and passion for family, friends and life. As Lyly was a shining example of what it means to “Go Against The Grain,” this memorial artistic scholarship was created in her name specifically to support talented emerging graphic/fashion design students like her and dedicated with love as a reminder of her unique spirit and legacy to #LiveLikeLyly.

 

The CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: $20,000

Overview: The winner of this Fellowship in Music Composition will be eligible to have their work, if suitable, performed as part of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival led by Orlando Jacinto Garcia and being held in 2020 at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios. The corresponding experience and exposure of such prestigious performances represents a highly enriched award to the winner.

 

Ainahau o Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist full and part-time students in the pursuit of college, vocational, trade, or graduate school goals.

 

Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. All applicants are emailed an award or denial notice by August. Those applicants who are chosen to receive a scholarship will also receive a mailed notice to the address listed on their applications. Here are the basic items that you will need to apply for the Full Circle Scholarship.

 

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: May 2020

Award Amount: $1,500

Overview: The Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.

 

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Award Amount: $12,000

Overview: The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program’s goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment and university classrooms. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.

 

Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students will fund full-time and degree-seeking college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher with up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States. Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or a state-recognized tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized tribe.

 

The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students

Deadline: May 2020

Award Amount: $3,000

Overview: The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students is awarded annually to a male, US citizen who attends an accredited institution in the United States and is majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences. NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable.

 

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Deadline: May 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship was established in the memory of the late Agnes Jones Jackson who was a long time NAACP member from the San Francisco branch. Must be a current member of the NAACP.

 

George Washington Carver Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 30, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: Applicants must have leadership abilities, must be dependable with forty hours minimum volunteer work. They must attend a historically black college or university (HBCU). They must provide documentation of official enrollment in an approved field, or dual major in one of the following: Accounting, Agri-business, Aquaculture Science, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Physics, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, or Public Administration.

 

American Federation of Ramallah Palestine Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: One of the first initiatives of the new Ramallah immigrants to America was the establishment of an education fund. The Educational and Charitable Fund was established in 1916 to provide scholarships to Palestinian and Palestinian American students from low-income homes to acquire higher education and to support charitable institutes in line with the organization’s mission and goals.

 

June Scholarships:

Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award: $1,000 

Overview: American Respiratory Care Foundation sponsors this scholarship for students interested in Respiratory Therapy. 

 

​REDW Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The REDW Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate student who are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or a state recognized tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized tribe in Arizona or New Mexico. REDW is looking for full-time and degree-seeking college juniors and seniors and graduate students who hold a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for one of the following fields of study:

  • Undergraduate: Must be a full-time junior or senior who is pursing a degree in accounting, financial or related business field

 

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: Graduate and undergraduate scholarships awarded to enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe. To be considered, applicants must be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources).

  • Undergraduate: Must be a college undergraduate junior or senior and must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award: $1,500

Overview: The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program (AINS) was started by the NSCDA in 1928 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. The students are expected to return to work among their people to help improve health care. Some students work on reservations, and others find employment in hospitals in areas largely populated by American Indians. Intended originally to benefit females only, the program has expanded to include males and the career goals now include not only nursing careers, but jobs in health care and health education, as well.

 

Concurrent Enrollment Scholarships

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: High school students who are concurrently enrolled and receiving college credit may apply for the concurrent scholarship offered by the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center. Concurrent education scholarships are offered to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are high school juniors or seniors and are taking required general education courses, at a college or university, while still in high school. Tribal citizens must also have permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation or contiguous areas.

 

Iranian-American Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 6, 2020

Award Amount: VariesOverview: Students of Iranian heritage throughout the United States are turning to the Iranian-American community for support. We are pleased to be making a difference in the lives of these amazing students.

 

The CSDIW Native American Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500 and $5,000

Overview: CSDIW was organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988.  Our organization is comprised of women who are citizens of either the United States of America, The Dominion of Canada, or Mexico,  who are not less than sixteen years of age and is the lineal descendant of a Native American or Immigrant American ancestor who participated in any capacity in actual hostilities, one against the other, or in any other activity with each other, during the period May 14, 1607 to 1900. 

 

Sault Tribe Higher Education Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The Sault Tribe awards a number of scholarships named after individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The scholarship deadline is always June 1 for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are paid directly to the student after the official add/drop period has ended for Fall semester (late September.)

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Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Opens April 1, 2020)

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) – Eastern Regional Chapter (ERC) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950–January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded. To express our gratitude to these Veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-ERC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-ERC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success. Awardees will receive a check of $2,000 scholarships from KASF and be able to attend the KASF-ERC Award Ceremony & Banquet in Washington, D.C.

 

FAITH Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Each year since its inception in 2004, FAITH celebrates the academic achievements of young leaders within the Greek and Hellenic American community by awarding merit-based scholarships to some of the community’s most promising graduating high school seniors from across the country. Recipients of the FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence join a network of more than 600 existing FAITH Scholars who display the exceptional scholarly intellect lauded by our Hellenic ancestors and also, a magnificent spirit of charity, community service and good citizenship which is at the very core of our Orthodox Christian values.

 

Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship Award

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Gunvant & Bharati Parekh immigrated to the USA in the late 60’s.  With hopes for a better future, they believed in the core Indian principals, raising their kids in the traditions and customs of their motherland. Gunvant Parekh was a forward thinking pioneer.  Being the first in his family to leave India, he established himself in a new country and helped his extended family settle in America. A progressive thinker and person, he believed in core Indian values.  He was a disciplined, principled, and family man. He was a foodie, dancer, and lover of life.

 

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award Amount: $3,000

Overview: The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 

Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe when students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. We provide talented students with the means to be able to reach a higher education, which helps develop the future leaders of the Bay Area – and the world.

 

NACME Bridge Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The NACME Bridge scholarship program is designed to support students who have received and accepted freshman admission to an undergraduate engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution and have been invited to attend a residential academic program the summer prior to freshman matriculation. The scholarship covers the published cost of participation of the Bridge program. Students must have a NACME Common Application on file. Students are selected by both NACME and the relevant NACME Partner Institution.

 

July Scholarships:

NACME Scholars Program

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The NACME’s Scholars Program provides scholarship support in the form of grants and professional development programs to partner institutions who commit to ensure increased enrollment, and successful matriculation of under-represented minority students in the fields of engineering and computer science.

 

Sutliff & Stout Diversity in Law School Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1,500

Overview: Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm is proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship contest for minorities pursuing a legal career. According to ABA’s National Lawyer Population Survey, only 12 percent of active attorneys identify as Hispanic or Latino, African American, or Asian.

 

Chevron Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000 

Overview: The Chevron Scholarship Program awards current matriculating students in Engineering: specifically, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil and Petroleum as well as Computer Science (and qualifying information technology programs), who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and potential contributors to Chevron Corporation. Assessment will be based on academic merit and leadership potential.  Students are selected each year and they are given a one-time award of $5,000. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants can matriculate at any accredited engineering or computer science four-year institution; however, preference will be given to students matriculating at the following key schools: Florida International University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Houston, and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

 

ABA Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.


IBN BATTUTA SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: July 30, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: Ibn Battuta Arabic Scholarships aim to reward students for excellence and dedication to the study of the Arabic language as well as promote the study of Arabic as a foreign language.  Prospective students may apply to either one of the semester programs (fall, spring) or else to one of the winter and summer programs offered at the Qalam wa Lawh center in Rabat Morocco.

 

October Scholarship:

Native American Awards Program – Community Scholars

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The Native American Awards Community Scholar falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports applicants, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to undertake projects on a Native American subject and utilize the Native American resources of the Institution.

 

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Deadline: Application Opens in October 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: In 1993, GFOA’s Executive Board voted to create the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance. 

 

NSCA Foundation Minority Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The purpose of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) is to support the mission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association by providing funding for educational and research activities that enhance the practical application of strength and conditioning. All general and specific guidelines for each respective scholarship are outlined below and should be closely read by the applicant to ensure all guidelines have been met prior to submission.

 

Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Opens in October 2020

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Overview: Scholarship awards are offered annually to recognize and reward students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, as well as to provide meaningful support to those with great financial need. By recognizing the achievements of outstanding students, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation encourages the very best of our young Hellenes to continue their scholarly pursuit and strive to accomplish their highest goals.

 

Diversity Abroad AIFS Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: Each semester, AIFS offers up to 3 semester scholarships of $5000 to outstanding students from under-represented groups. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities. Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarships can only be used for AIFS programs. Visit www.aifsabroad.com to view a complete list of program options.

 

Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship

Deadline: October 20, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students is awarded to undergraduates preparing for actuarial careers. The $5,000 award, which is paid in equal installments during the school year ($2,500 per semester), is contingent upon the recipient’s continued satisfactory preparation for an actuarial career as noted in the Scholarship Guidelines.

 

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: The Lithuanian Foundation believes that students who are active in their community are developing leadership skills that will benefit them and those around them in the future. The Foundation concentrates its resources on those students who have demonstrated an involvement and volunteerism in the Lithuanian community or in the community at large. As such, the Lithuanian Foundation strives to ensure the continuity of the Lithuanian culture and traditions by contributing to the development of future leaders in the Lithuanian community.

 

November Scholarships:

CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: November 2020

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native born or naturalized, and must be a senior who is enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the Scholarship Program or a student who has graduated from one of those institutions within the past 12 months. Upon taking up the Churchill Scholarship, a Churchill Scholar must hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, and may not have attained a doctorate.

 

David Porter Need-Based Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: Named in honor of David Porter, who has served on the IES Abroad Board of Directors since 1995, this scholarship is open to students of diverse cultural backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs.

 

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: November 25, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The Latinos in Technology Scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a public foundation dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational achievement and leadership development of a thriving Hispanic community in Silicon Valley. This program will give up to 100 Latino students the support they need to graduate from college; an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise. Additionally, scholarship recipients will be considered for summer internships with sponsoring corporate investors. By implementing this program in Silicon Valley, HFSV will be able to directly address the local education gap among Latinos as well as begin to close the high tech employment diversity gap.

 

The Dream is Inclusive™ Scholarship

Deadline: November 29, 2020

Award Amount: $1,500

Overview: On Q Financial’s Mission is to simplify the mortgage process to make the dream of home ownership a reality for everyone. One of the many ways that On Q is helping people achieve this goal is through our Multicultural Advantage Program.  We simplify the mortgage experience by offering our website, loan documents and marketing materials in multiple languages to better serve our clients and their families. Now, we get to make dreams come true with our Dream is Inclusive™ Scholarship. We’re offering three $1,500 scholarships in celebration of the languages we offer under our Multicultural Advantage program.

 

Americas Styrenics Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $6,000

Overview: The Americas Styrenics Scholarship provides financial support that will promote high academic achievement, leadership qualities and commitment to excellence at Louisiana State University (LSU).  One rising sophomore or junior will be selected, and the recipient is awarded $6,000 annually for up to two years. This dollar amount will be matched by LSU for a total of $12,000 annually. The minimum grade point average required is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Autodesk Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Autodesk NACME Scholarship is designed to provide financial support and work experience that will promote high academic achievement among under-represented students enrolled in an undergraduate computer science or computer engineering program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, on campus, and in good standing in an accredited computer engineering or computer science program, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to rising junior and rising senior applicants. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. The award is accompanied by a summer internship. The recipients will receive a one-time $5,000 award the academic year after the paid summer internship.

 

Bechtel Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: The Bechtel Undergraduate Scholarship Award is financial support program that encourages and recognizes high academic achievement of students interested in pursuing a corporate career in a construction-related engineering discipline. The award is accompanied by an internship and mentoring opportunities. Two students are selected in their junior year. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to two years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Bechtel Women’s Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: The Bechtel Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship is geared towards female students who are rising juniors or seniors. Students are selected each year and they are given a one-time award of up to $10,000 with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students should be attending one of NACME Partner Institutions.

 

William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: The William Randolph Hearst Foundation supported the creation of this endowed scholarship. Two students are selected in either their freshman or sophomore year of an ungraduated program in engineering. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to four years. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Phillip D. Reed Undergraduate Endowment Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: Philip D. Reed endowment fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Philip D. Reed Foundation. One student is selected in their sophomore year. The award provides $5,000 for up to three years.

 

December Scholarship:

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

Deadline: December 11, 2020

Award Amount: $4,500

Overview: The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from undergraduate students from historically underrpresented groups across North America for scholarships to be awarded for Summer 2021. The purpose of the scholarships is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in the Mediterranean or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. 

 

NACME Collegiate Scholarship (Block Grant)

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Award Amount:  $1,500 – $4,000

Overview: The NACME Collegiate Scholarship provides support for qualified under-represented students, Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American, who have directly applied to an engineering or computer science undergraduate program at a NACME Partner Institution. To be eligible for a NACME Collegiate Scholarship, students must have a complete NACME Common Application on file, a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0, and must verify, at time of award, Fall admission to an eligible full time, on-campus program in an engineering or computer science major. Awards vary by partnership institution but are typically between $1,500 – $4,000 annually.

 

Zippia’s Teacher Dream Job Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Tell us in 500 words or less, why you want to be a teacher. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to scholarship@zippia.com with the subject line: “My Teacher Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry”.

 

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

Deadline: December 2020

Award: Up to $42,000

Overview: NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include, but is not limited to, ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, and resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately two to four scholarships are awarded each year.

 

Other:

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: Varies

Overview: At Morgan Stanley, we know that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background, reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through the Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program, which is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts helping to attract Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT+ undergraduate sophomores and juniors. In order to be considered for the RBF Scholarship Program, candidates must indicate eligibility on their 2020 Summer Analyst Program application. If selected as an RBF Scholar, you will receive a financial scholarship for exceptional academic achievement following acceptance of a summer internship with Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.

 

NBMBAA® Collegiate Partnership Program

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: NBMBAA® is positioned to help the Black community reach the highest levels of academia, increase lifetime median income potential and reduce unemployment rates among the Black community. With over 14,000 members in 40 professional Chapters, we strive to increase awareness and facilitate access to graduate and business education programs in professional fields.

 

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Deadline: Opens in February 2020 

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study as we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions. We are especially committed to offering scholarships to those individuals from backgrounds that may have historically been underrepresented in the technical field. We prioritize scholarship applications that demonstrate exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university.

 

META Scholarship Program

Deadline: Opens in late February

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: META (Making Education the Answer) is a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships and mentorship to Latinx youth from Southern California with the vision of increasing the opportunities for Latinos to become successful business and community leaders.

 

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

Deadline:  See Website

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supportedHBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space.

 

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

Deadline:  See Website

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

 

Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline:  See Website

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: We offer two scholarships. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Your eligibility for both is based upon where you live.

 

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