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Scholarships

African Diversity Village was conceived by The Black Collegian Magazine, which has provided African-American college students with valuable information on career and job opportunities since 1970.

Chevy Excellence in Education – Whatever your passion, Chevy wants to help you pursue it. So, we’re offering some outstanding students two opportunities for$1,000 scholarships towards their first year of college expenses. You could be eligible for the Excellence in Music Award or the Excellence in Education Scholarship. Eligibility:Applicants must be African-American students in their senior year with sufficient credits, a cumulative 3.3 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for the education scholarship, and demonstrate both academic excellence as well as outstanding community service through activities, volunteering, and work experiences. Additionally, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible to permanently work in the U.S. and have the intention to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s goals have remained constant since its inception: to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students, to stimulate increased support for their education, and to provide efficient and effective scholarship program management for organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships.

McDonald’s Ronald McDonald House Charities – Eligibility: Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage and who are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, be less than 21 years of age and reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter that offers a scholarship under the Future Achievers Scholarship program. Applicants may apply for only one RMHC scholarship program.

Jackie Robinson Foundation – JRF awards students four-year scholarships of up to $7,500 per year to attend the four-year accredited college or university of their choice. JRF scholarships complement the financial aid students receive from their college or university for tuition and other education expenses (books, housing, etc.). Scholars are also financially sponsored to attend our annual four-day Scholar’s Mentoring and Leadership Conference in New York every spring during each year of their college years.

Page Education Foundation – A young person’s life-long success begins with an education. Access to higher education promises far-reaching benefits, especially to students of color who often face daunting challenges in completing a post-secondary education. Guided by our mission to encourage Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, the Page Education Foundation promotes their academic achievement, personal responsibility and untapped potential to become vital contributors to their communities. We accomplish this by granting financial assistance to post-secondary students. In return, these students actively foster positive attitudes toward literacy and learning among younger, school-age children of color through mentoring relationships.

Ron Brown Scholars Program – The Ron Brown Scholarship Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributors to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply. Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened during the month of February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several Selection Weekend activities.

Black Excel – Scholarships vary.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – Types vary.

ACS/Bayer Scholars Program – The ACS/Bayer Scholars Program is for for full-time college students at accredited colleges or universities. High academic achievers in chemistry or the sciences. Must prove financial need.

AGI Minority Geoscience – To qualify for the AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships, students 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.

American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) – MAIP is an annual 10-week summer intern program for ethnic minorities, who are full-time college students and will be college seniors or graduate students next fall and major in advertising, communications, liberal arts, marketing or related area. Applicant must be a US citizen/permanent resident with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0, and committed to a career in advertising. Students are placed in AAAA member advertising agencies across the country to gain experience in advertising. Students apply to work in one of four departments: Account Management, Research, Media, & Creative. Award amount: Salary – approximately $300/week for 10 weeks.

American Dental Hygienists Association – The American Dental Hygienists’ Association offers 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.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – The AICPA offers 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 website for GPA requirements and details.

American Library Association Spectrum 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 LA-accredited library schools are eligible. Deadline: March 1.

Growing up Asian in America Art & Essay Contest is the largest celebration of Asian Heritage in the nation, awarding more than $27,000 in savings bond awards and prizes. The art and essay contest begins in January each year with a new contest theme. Bay-Area students in grades K-12 are eligible to enter.

The Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship is for outstanding students; journalistic talent; financial need; sensitive to Asian American issues; submit essay and references. Need-based; Merit-based; Ethnicity: Asian; Essay Required.

The Kaiser Permanente Diversity scholarship is offered to students who want to pursue a career in health care or public health to increase the number of health professionals from underrepresented populations. While all qualified students may apply, preference will be given to students who identify as one or more of the following: African-American, Asian Pacific, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Native American and/or Person with a Disability. Must submit letter of recommendation and official transcript; Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 2.7; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian,Black/African American, Filipino,Hispanic/Latino, Multi-Racial ,Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian; Essay Required; Service Required

The Organization of Chinese Americans offers three types of scholarships with a total of about 38 scholarships awarded. Requirements vary including first to attend college in their family and financially disadvantaged. 1 page essay; Need-based; Min GPA: 3.0; Ethnicity: Asian, Filipino, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian.

IMDiversity was conceived by The Black Collegian Magazine, which has provided Asian American college students with valuable information on career and job opportunities since 1970.

IMDiversity was conceived by The Black Collegian Magazine, which has provided Hispanic American college students with valuable information on career and job opportunities since 1970.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: Graduating High School Seniors; Community College Transfer Students; Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program – Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter the field of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service. This scholarship is need-based and merit-based. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a U.S. citizen, and be of the following ethnicities: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino. 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute – Latino students who have a history of community-service activities with strong leadership skills. Scholarship are divided over the number of years required for graduation. US citizens or permanent residents; Need-based; citizen; Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino; Hispanic/Latino; Renewable. 

The HENAAC Scholars Program encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science and math students to apply. HENAAC scholarships will be presented and awarded at the Annual HENAAC Conference. HENAAC provides complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for all scholarship recipients. Qualifying students may also receive transportation support. Scholarship recipients MUST attend the conference to receive the scholarship. Must have strong involvement in the Hispanic community. Some of the listed scholarships specify US citizenship, but not all; Merit-based; Min GPA: 3.0; Ethnic Requirement: Hispanic/Latino.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Achievement Scholarship – This is a five-year program for students who will enjoy full-time in a community college with intent to transfer to a 4-year institution. Preference is given to students who want to transfer to CU Denver. For Hispanic high school seniors, U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, GPA > 2.5, complete FAFSA. Need-based; renewable. 

Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program – This scholarship is offered to students who want to pursue a career in health care or public health to increase the number of health professionals from underrepresented populations. While all qualified students may apply, preference will be given to students who identify as one or more of the following: African-American, Asian Pacific, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Native American and/or Person with a Disability. Must submit letter of recommendation and official transcript; Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 2.7; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native,Asian,Black/African American,Filipino,Hispanic/Latino,Multi-Racial,Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian; Essay Required; Service Required. 

The Latinos in College is dedicated to listing all scholarships for Hispanic/Latino students including, but not restricted to, those that do not require citizenship. At the website, click on “scholarship directory” to get lists according to a variety of criteria.

Important Note: The Search feature might not work as you expect it to. You get more results if you enter a lower GPA number than if you enter a higher one. To get complete results, try searching for your grade point average and lower GPAs.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Scholarships – This website has a list of general scholarships for students regardless of immigration status. Download the Scholarship Resource Guide (PDF) for a list of scholarship possibilities. The website also contains links to specific scholarship programs. 

National Association of Hispanic Journalists – These scholarships are for seniors who plan to major in print or broadcast journalism; academic excellence, financial need; apply online, multiple scholarships with different criteria. Awards range from $1000 to $5000. For some awards, you must be be a student member of NAHJ; Need-based; Merit-based.

USHLI Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders – For this scholarship, at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry and student must be able to attend the Annual Midwest Hispanic Student Leadership Conference in Chicago, in February. Background and leadership essay and 3 letters of recommendation required; Need-based; Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino; Hispanic/Latino; Essay Required.

Western Union Scholarships – The Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Program awards scholarships to refugees, immigrants, single parents and others to achieve their educational goals. Each recipient has overcome overwhelming odds to succeed in school and life. Most are the first in their family to go to college. They have been determined to reach their goals in spite of language, culture, and economic barriers.

IMDiversity was conceived by The Black Collegian Magazine, which has provided Native American college students with valuable information on career and job opportunities since 1970

Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships – American Indian or Native Alaskan students who are members of tribes, based on academic merit and financial need. One application online and student will be considered for up to six different scholarships. Essay; 2 letters of recommendation; Transcript; Need-based; Merit-based; Ethnicity; American Indian/Alaska Native; Essay Required.

Catching the Dream – Must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled
member of a U.S. Tribe. Students must have excellent grades, high test scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. Must be enrolling in college full time. Students must apply for all other sources of funds including federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, loans and grants. Need-based; Merit-based; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native; Essay Required; Renewable.

The American Indian College Fund provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States. Eligibility requirements include registration as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. 

American Indian Education Fund – AIEF provides scholarship services to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. They also mentor and support scholarship recipients throughout the year,

Native American Congressional Internship – The Udall Foundation provides a summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider’s view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance. 

Young Native Writers Essay Contest – Must be Native American high school student, grades 9-12, who have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community. 1200-word essay, based on personal knowledge and research information. Merit-based; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native; Essay Required. 

Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program – This scholarship is offered to students who want to pursue a career in health care or public health, and to increase the number of health professionals from underrepresented populations. While all qualified students may apply, preference will be given to students who identify as one or more of the following: African-American, Asian Pacific, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Native American and/or Person with a Disability. Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 2.7; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian,Black/African American, Filipino, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian; Essay Required; Service Required. 

AIGC American Indian Scholarship Program – Senior who is a member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group and can provide a Tribal Eligibility Certificate. For a student who intends to seek a degree and career in engineering, computer science, or business related field. Student must demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 3.25.

Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Scholarship – The Udall Foundation seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy.

Directory of Native Internships and Fellowships – The Native American Western Consortium directory provides information about internships and scholarship opportunities for Native Americans.

Conferences

White Privilege Conference Power in Diversity Leadership Conference
Social Justice Training Institute Women of Color Leadership Conference
Critical Race Studies in Education Association Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference
National Association for Multicultural Education Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Educaiton
Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference College Student Educators International 

 

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