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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS and for
For minority students in the pursuit of actuarial careers. The Casualty Actuarial
Society/Society of Actuaries scholarship program is available to African North
Americans, Hispanics, and Native North Americans. An applicant must be either a
U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa.
ACS/BAYER SCHOLAR PROGRAM
For African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are
pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical science or chemical technology.
Must prove financial need.1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250
ADA FOUNDATION-MINORITY DENTAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For second year students currently attending or enrolled at a dental school
accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Must have a minimum 3.0
¡ADELANTE! US EDUCATION LEADERSHIP FUND
For Hispanic students who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, are eligible for financial aid
or state-funded programs, and enrolled full-time. [email protected].
ADHA INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For Asian-American Students. A number of programs are available for
undergraduate and graduate students who are currently pursuing or who are
interested in pursuing a career in Oral Health. 800-735-4916
AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Database of scholarships and internship opportunities available for African
Americans in a wide variety of disciplines.
AFRICAN AMERICAN PEACE OFFICER ASSOCIATION of ARLINGTON
Five scholarships offered per year based on leadership, academic excellence, and
community involvement. Contact Tracie Baker at 721-3660 or
AGI MINORITY GEOSCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
For students enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate or graduate
student majoring in geo-science, or a sub-discipline of geo-science, and demonstrate
financial need. Contact: American Geological Institute 703-379-2480 ext. 245.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION, INC.
For full-time undergraduate or graduate students in aeronautics, aviation or related
ALICE YURIKO ENDO SCHOLARSHIP
For students of Japanese American descent. Japanese American Citizens League.
ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP
For minority students majoring in math, science, or computers science. Available at
many Texas universities. 817-272-7215, [email protected].
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIPS
Both merit and need based scholarships are available from the Educational
Advancement Foundation of the national based African American Sorority.
AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION INSTITUE
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. Scholarship Administrator, ADHA
Institute for Oral Health. 312-440-8900
AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For minority male students with a parent in the Dental Administration. Amount:
$1,500. 800-877-1600, ext. 5400 [email protected]
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION
For minority graduate or undergraduate students studying earth, space or marine
science, or related field. 800-966-2481
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY-SCHOLARS PROGRAM
For high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are
pursuing a chemical technology career. Must demonstrate financial need and
academic excellence. 800-227-5558
AMERICAN EDUCATION SERVICES (AES)
AES offers a broad range of bilingual materials and programs to assist with
planning, preparing, and paying for higher education goals.1-800-692-7392
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS MINORITY DISADVANTAGED
For minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to
$3,000. Generally 20 students are selected.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS MINORITY DOCTORAL
For students studying or intending to study chemical engineering. Open to minority
high school seniors or college students (freshman to juniors.) Must have a minimum
3.0 GPA. 212-591-7338
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college. Must have at least 30
credits completed. Awards up to $5,000. About 300 winners annually.
AMERICAN INSTITUE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) FOUNDATION
For undergraduate minority and/or disadvantaged students who are pursuing a
career in architectural studies. Student must be accepted to a NAAB accredited
architecture school. 202-785-7511
AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY
For women and minority students studying nuclear science or nuclear engineering.
AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
For minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in physics. 301-209-3200
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSN. MINORITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The MHR program also has two sub-specialties: HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.
MFP provides living allowances to students who hold the fellowships and facilitate
professional development with the aim of moving students towards high
achievement in areas related to ethnic minority mental health research or services.
African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/
Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students are especially encouraged to
apply. 202-336-6127 [email protected]
AMERICAN RESPIRATORY CARE FOUNDATION
For a minority undergraduate students who are enrolled in an AMA accredited
respiratory care training program and has completed at least one semester of the
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (ASM) FACULTY FELLOWHSIP
For a minority full-time undergraduate faculty member studying microbiological
sciences. Office of Education & Training, 202-737-3600
AMOCO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For minority students planning on pursuing a degree in Geology with an emphasis in
geophysics. Recipient must be a permanent resident or citizen. $3,4000 year.
Contact: Amoco Foundation, 200 E. Randolph Dr. Mail Code 300, Chicago, IL 60601
ART MAJORS SCHOLARSHIP
For undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Design and have a 3.0 GPA. Award:
$500-1500. Number of Awards: 250-300. National Scholarship Trust Fund of the
Graphic Arts. 421-741-6860
ARTS RECOGNITION AND TALENT SEARCH AWARDS
For high school or college students (17-18 years of age) who show talent in
dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative
ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
For outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students.
Students are selected based on commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to
Asian American and Pacific Islander issues as demonstrated by community
involvement, journalistic ability, and financial need.
ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Recipients must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Each scholarship award is for $2,000.
Awards are made on the basis of academic record, future plans, community
service, financial need, and leadership. 202-986-6892
ASOCIACION BORICUA DE DALLAS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
For Hispanic students in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant or Collin counties planning on
pursuing an academic, technical or vocational degree. Must be a permanent US
resident or citizen.
ASPIRA ASSOCIATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
For Hispanic youth
AT&T LABS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
For women or a members of a minority group underrepresented in the sciences.
Must be at least a junior in college. Deadline: December 1. 908-221-4191
AYN RAND ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS
For both high school and college students. Award: $50 to $10,000
BAKER & MCKENZIE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
For second-year law students enrolled at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Award:
BECA LATINO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
For high school senior and college students entering the Medical/Health Care
profession and who are living or attending college in San Diego County. Eligibility is
contingent upon a student’s financial need, scholastic determination, and
community/cultural awareness. Award: $500 - $2000. 760-741-8246
BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS
For underrepresented minorities.
BLACK COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
For students attending a Historically Black College or University that is a member of the
IES consortium. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows: $1,500 credit toward
the International Education of Student (IES) Program fee; PLUS $500 toward the
purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES program. 1-800-995-2300
BLACK EXCEL FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Database of information on state financial aid
BLACK EXCEL SCHOLARSHIP GATEWAY
Database of scholarships for minorities.
For students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
BONNER SCHOLAR SCHOLARSHIPS
For students who demonstrate community service as well as financial need.
Award: $4,000 and renewable until graduation. Approx. 1,500 awards granted to
students from participating colleges.
BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Awards are $1,000 each and may be used for
educational expenses during the first year of college or
post-secondary vocational/technical school.
Approximately 1,500 scholarships are awarded
throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
CAREER SERVICES CENTER FOR A BETTER
Database of scholarships.
CAROL SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP
For any minority college student whose career objective is electronic journalism.
Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, 202-659-6510
CHICANA LATINA SCHOLARSHIPS
For continuing Latina students to complete their undergraduate and graduate
college education. These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to
female college students of Latino background.
CHINESE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
For Chinese students who are currently studying, or who wish to study theology. A
total of $4500 is awarded in scholarships. Average award: $750. 212-666-3230
For minority or disabled college freshman with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be
majoring in one or more of the following: physics, computer science, engineering,
economics, mathematics, imagery science, cartography, Japanese, Russian, or
Chinese. Recipients will gain a summer job at the Central Intelligence Agency. Full
tuition, up to $10,000, is paid and summer job pays competitive rates. 703-874-4462
CLARE BOOTH LUCE SCHOLARSHIPS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
For women studying biology, engineering, chemistry, computer science,
mathematics, and physics. Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. 212-489-7700
COCA COLA TWO YEAR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For high school students and students currently enrolled in a two year college.
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
COLGATE MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS
For minority students currently enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program.
ADHA Institute for Oral Health, 800 735-4916
COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP)
For members of the international community entering St. Edwards University at the
freshmen level. This program offers an educational opportunity to the sons and
daughters of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Scholarship covers the following
expenses: tuition, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, health
insurance and a modest monthly stipend. 512-448-8625
COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
COLLEGENET’S SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE
THE COMMITTEE ON MINORITIES IN PHYSICS
For historically under-represented minorities, notably African-Americans, Hispanic,
and Native Americans, who are pursuing degrees in physics and plan to work in
the same field in the United States.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For students transferring to SMU from a community college with at least 50
transferable credit hours, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who are enrolled full-time.
Award: $1,500 (per term) for up to five terms. Fall- and spring-term entrants are
eligible. 214-768-3417 [email protected]
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE
For Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented
activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.
There is no GPA or major requirement. Award: $1,000 - $5,000.
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION AGREEMENT
For women and minority candidates in fish and wildlife biology fields. Amount:
$11,000 plus tuition. Cooperative Research Units Center
COUNCIL ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR MINORITIES
For students from underrepresented backgrounds entering the legal profession. A
list of scholarships is available from the website. 214-631-3677
DALLAS HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
For residents of Texas who are currently enrolled in a Texas law school and have
high academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Award: $1,000.
DALLAS BAR FOUNDATION L.A. BEDFORD JR. SCHOLARSHIP
For minority pre-law students to take an LSAT preparation course. Marisia ParraGaona at [email protected]. 214-220-7400
DATATEL SCHOLARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For students currently attending a Datatel Client college or university, or work at a
Datatel non-education Client site and will attend any college or university during the
upcoming academic year. [email protected]
DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Must
demonstrate participation in expanding civil rights, economic justice, and
DELTA SIGMA THETA
For minority students attending a school in Dallas County. There are three awards:
merit, need, and essay. Merit is the largest at $2000, two need-based for $1250
each, and one essay for $500. Call 214-426-1103or 972-854-1150 or email
DEVELOPMENTAL FUND FOR BLACK STUDENTS IN SCIENCE AND
For science or engineering students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Award: $2,000 and renewable. Several scholarships granted.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OF THE GEORGE FOUNDATION
For recent Fort Bend graduates attending a Texas college. Open to high school
graduates in any field of study. Up to $7,500 a year for four years. 409-857-4853
DR. JUAN ANDRADE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS.
For students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a fouryear or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a
verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic
ancestry. Recipients must also be able to attend the Annual Midwest Hispanic
Student Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL. 312-427-8683.
EASLEY NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For American high school seniors who exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership,
merit, integrity, and outstanding character. Amount: $3,000 to $15,000
ED BRADLEY SCHOLARSHIP
For any minority full-time college student whose career objective is electronic
journalism. Radio & News Television News Directors Foundation, 202-659-6510.
EDUCATION IS FREEDOM NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
For high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award: $2,000 (renewable for
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLICATIONS
For minority students in engineering. Amount: $500. 631-421-9421
For minority students
FAFSA ON THE WEB
Free application for Federal Student Aid.
FEDERALLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS
FLUOR FOUNDATION/FLUOR DANIEL ENGINEERING
For minorities or females, who are full-time sophomores
enrolled in an undergraduate program in Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or
Mechanical Engineering, at a participating institution.
Student must be selected by the dean of engineering or
appropriate selection committee at participating college/
FOUNDATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS
For entering minority freshmen students who seek
financial assistance. All students must be admitted to
Texas A&M University in College Station, Award:
979-845-8161, [email protected].
FRESHMAN ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
For freshmen entering at University of Texas Arlington. Award: $500. Contact: 817272-2197 [email protected].
GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For students of Latin American origin. Non-US citizens only. 800-242-3062 x6463,
HALLIE Q. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For minority students who demonstrate financial need and are recommended by a
member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. 202-667-4080
Scholarships and summer jobs for minorities in engineering majors. Must apply
through your institution. Amount: $2,000. Hercules Incorporated, 302-594-5000
For qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a health
related field at an accredited colleges or universities in the United States. Awards
will vary from $500 to $2,000.
HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND
For students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of
3.0 and who demonstrate financial need.
HISPANIC DESIGNER INC. & J.C. PENNEY SCHOLARSHIP
For beginning Hispanic models from the ages 16-21 studying design (Graphics,
Interior, Fashion). Award: $1,500 to $2,500. 972-431-1000
HISPANIC ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
For continuing University of Texas Arlington students who have completed a
minimum of 15 hours, are of Hispanic origin with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and are
enrolled full-time. Submit a transcript and a letter requesting financial aid. Award:
$250. 817-272-2197, [email protected]
HISPANIC ENGINEERS NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE
For students majoring in math, computer science, material science, or engineering.
Some awards require recipient to be U.S. citizens or residents. Award: $500 to $5,000.
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND and CLUB MUSICA LATINO SCHOLARSHIPS
For students of Hispanic background, Club Musica Latino members, and entering
freshmen or sophomores at a four-year college 877-473-4636
HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND AND SALLIE MAE FIRST IN MY FAMILY
For Hispanic undergraduate students in any field who are the first in their families to
attend college. 507-931-1682
THE HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND/NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HISPANIC MBAs
For Latino students pursuing graduate degrees in management or business. Must
be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, Have NSHMBE
membership, and be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program.
An online guide highlighting Hispanic colleges and universities. 800-927-8439
HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
A national essay contest for high school students. Students across the United
States and Mexico are invited to enter. First place winners participate in an allexpense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
and other historic sites. In addition, scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded
to the first-place winners.
HONOR TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
For transfer students to SMU from any field of study who are permanent US
residents or citizens. Half tuition for five terms. 214-768-3417, [email protected]
HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS & LIFETIME CREDITS
Hope Scholarship for students in the first two years of college (or other eligible
post-secondary training). Taxpayers will be eligible for a tax credit equal to 100% of
the first $1,000 of tuition and fees and 50% of the second $1,000. Lifetime
Learning Credits are for those beyond the first two years of college, or taking
classes part-time to improve or upgrade their job skills.
HOGAR DE DALLAS
The HOGAR de Dallas scholarship is offered to a Dallas ISD senior with a Hispanic
surname and/or families who will attend a higher education institution during the fall
of 2004. The scholarship is based on submission of a family tree of the student’s
family/ancestors, along with an essay. Contact Art Garza at [email protected]
for further information.
INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
For undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Open to students
interested in the classical liberal tradi-tion. 703-993-4880 or 800-697-8799
INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH
For high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students
attending school abroad. Award: $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in
this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project.
IOTA SIGMA PI
For women studying chemistry. Applicants need not be a member of Iota Sigma Pi.
Awardt: $100 to $300. 540-831-5413
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For all academic fields. Award: $6,000 per year, renewable. Approximately 100
winners. Award is based on academic merit, leadership, and community service..
JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For African Americans in the engineering programs linked with UA campus.
Historically Black College affiliated with Disciples of Christ, Hawkins, TX
JUSTICIA EN DIVERSIDAD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For Latinos graduating from a US high school with a 2.5 GPA. 617-445-4452
For students attending Texas colleges and universities who were displaced by
Hurricane Katrina. Federal financial aid and some state financial aid programs
available. Information is available at the financial aid office at the Texas college in
which the student is studying.
KAPPA DELTA CHI NATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Marissa Merino Scholarship recognizes Kappa Delta Chi sisters with excellent
academic achievement. Award: $500 to $1,000. 972-841-6094, [email protected]
KARMAN FELLOWSHIP TRUST
For students in any discipline entering senior undergraduate year or a candidate for
a PhD who will defend his/her dissertation. Special consideration will be given to
applicants in the Humanities. Open to foreign students already enrolled in a
university located in the United States.
KOREAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
For students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program.
Recipients selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities,
and community services. Each applicant must submit an application to the respective
KASF region, in which each region is designated by the state where school is located.
A Historically Black College in Tennessee offers heavily discounted rates for first
generation African American students. 1-800-743-5669
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECHTURE FOUNDATION/EDWARD D. STONE, JR.
For African American, Hispanic, Native American and other minority students
pursuing a career in landscape architecture who are in the final 2 years of
undergraduate study. 202-898-2444 or 202-216-2356
LAMBDA THETA NU SORORITY INC. LATINA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
For graduating high school seniors planning on attending a four-year institution of
higher education. [email protected]
LATIN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FOUNDATION
For disadvantaged women seeking to further their education. Scholarships are
provided to women who wish to advance in their careers, or are soon to enter or
re-enter the workforce. 323-227-9060
LATINO INITIATIVES FOR THE NEXT CENTURY
For first generation Latino college students with an opportunity to obtain a degree in
LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION, INC.
For Hispanic students who have completed at least one semester of higher education.
Academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and financial need are strongly
considered. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA.
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) NATIONAL
For high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students through
its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
LEONARD M. PERRYMAN COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP
For ethnic minority students majoring in journalism or mass communications. 888278-4862
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION COOPERATIVE RESEARCH
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR MINORITIES
For minority college seniors planning to pursue graduate studies in engineering,
science, mathematics, or related fields. Includes summer employment at Lucent
Technologies and scholarships during the school year. 908 582-3000
MALDEF-ELLEN AND FEDERICO JIMENEZ SCHOLARSHIP
For college or state university undocumented students only. University of Texas (UT)
students DO NOT qualify. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Candidates must have outstanding academic records, including participation and
leadership in extracurricular activities. Must be enrolled full time to qualify. Latino
background. Candidates must show academic achievement indicating the potential
for a successful completion of a law degree. 213-629-2512
MARGARET MCNAMARA MEMORIAL FUND
To support the education of women from developing countries who are committed
to improving the lives of other women and children in a developing country.
For students from disadvantaged communities who face limited access to
educational and career opportunities. High school seniors who have at least one
parent of African American heritage and are eligible to attend an institution that
offers accredited post-secondary instruction may apply. Applicants must also
reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating program.
For minority high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher 408-920-5555
MEXICAN TUITION WAIVERS
The State of Texas permits public universities to allow a limited number of
financially-needy citizens of Mexico to pay the lower in-state tuition rate rather than
the higher out-of-state tuition rate. Eligibility is based on financial need. Students
must be in Texas on a valid student visa and be willing to return to Mexico after
graduation. Undocumented Mexicans or long-term Mexican-American residents of
Texas are NOT eligible for this program. Contact the Financial Aid office of any
public university in Texas for further information.
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND
For all students regardless of residency status. 213-629-2512
MICROSOFT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For student populations currently underrepresented in the field of computer science
to pursue technical degrees. Minority applicants must belong to one of the following
groups underrepresented in the software field: African-American, Hispanic, or
Native American. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree
program in the United States, Mexico, or Canada.
MIGRANT FARMWORKER SCHOLARSHIPS
For students with a recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Must
demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need. The Geneseo Migrant
MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
A listing of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for minority students.
MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
For under-represented minorities in the sciences. Must be majoring in microbiology
or a related science. American Society for Microbiology, (202) 737-3600
MULTICULTURAL SCHOLAR AWARDS AT UNT
University of North Texas offers awards to students with multicultural ancestry
and/or interests. Contact the Director of Community Development and Outreach at
UNT for further information. 940-565-2456.
NANCY ANN & RAY L. HUNT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
For high school seniors in any field of study. Must be permanent resident or citizen,
academically rank in top 25% of their graduating class, have an SAT score of at
least 1200 or ACT of 28, and at least 16 academic units. 214-768-3417,
NASA TEXAS SPACE FELLOWSHIP
For students who are interested in space aviation. $5,000 per year. 512 471-3583,
NATIONAL ACTION COUNCIL FOR MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING
For engineering students. Award: up to $20,000, and many are renewed.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS SCHOLARSHIPS
For deserving students interested in pursuing a career in journalism awards of up
to $5,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born students,
currently attending an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those
who are candidates for graduate school.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS-RUBEN SALAZAR
For high school seniors, college undergraduates, or first-year graduate students
who are pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast,
or online media. 202-622-7145 [email protected] www.nahj.org
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION (NAWIC)
For minority students enrolled in a construction related degree program. 817-877-5551
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
For sports-related study (such as sports journalism). Awards are given in all
sports categories. Award: $3,000 to $12,500. Deadlines vary, as do the number of
awards each year.
NATIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERNSHIPS
Various awards for those who demonstrate outstanding community service.
NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP
For Hispanic students pursuing a degree in any field of study. Award: $3,000 per year
for 4 years for Texas residents, a waiver for non-residents valued at an estimated
$8500/year and $1000 Annual Scholarship for Four Years. 512-475-6203, finaid@
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in
biomedical research. The program is primarily designed to provide an incentive for
exceptional scholars to pursue biomedical research careers at NIH.
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION GRANTS
For minority students who want to pursue a career in journalism. 202-588-8764
NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST
For students in 9th through 12th grades who attend a public, private or parochial
school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50
states, DC or the US territories.
NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
For American Indians. Award is intended to help Native American students of any
age, any tribe, in any state who are striving to get an education. Awards based on
financial need, academics and ambition. Applicants must be Native Americans, be in
financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
NSBE provides various scholarships to members that range in value from $500 to
NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION GRANT
For Presbyterian Indian, Aleut or Eskimo at the undergraduate level. Amount: $200
to $1,500. Deadline: June 1. Native American Education Grant Presbyterian Church
Financial Aid 100 Witherspoon Street Louisville, KY 4020-1396 (502) 569-5760
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
For Hispanic students who wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelors degree in a
natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study at an
accredited four-year institution.
NCR FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
For Black and other minority students who exhibit outstanding academic
performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computerscience engineering, or related fields. Amount: $5,000-$20,000. NCR Corporation
NEW HORIZON SCHOLARS PROGRAM
For Hispanic or African American students who are infected with Hepatitis C, or
who are dependents of someone with Hepatitis C and want to attain a college
education. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
Award: $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE. Number of awards varies. This is
primarily for engineering students and others majoring in related disciplines.
ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AIRLINE PILOT/AVIATION SCHOLARS
For minority students, especially Blacks, interested in aviation. All minority students
interested in flying are eligible. Sponsored by the Organization of Black Airline Pilots and
the Summer Flying School in Tuskegee, AL. Average award is $1000. 201-568-8145
OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP
For freshmen entering University of Texas, Arlington in any field of study. Award:
approximately $2500. 817-272-2197, [email protected]
OUTSTANDING TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP AT UT ARLINGTON
For first-time transfer students majoring in any field of study. Award: approximately
$2,000 (per year). 817-272-2197
PACIFICARE LATINO HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
For high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are fluent in Spanish
and English Seventy $2,000 scholarships awarded to bilingual and bicultural highschool students who are pursuing careers in the health care industry.
PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS PROGRAM
Fellowships are granted for up to two years of graduate study in the United States
to new Americans (holder of green card or naturalized citizen or child of two
naturalized citizens) under 30 years of age.
PFLAG-HATCH YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender high school seniors. 202-467-8180
PHI DELTA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must show interest in pursuing a career within the field of education.
800-766-1156 [email protected]
PRESIDENTIAL FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIPS
For high school students across the nation are solving the problems in their
communities, demonstrating compassion for others, and servicing those who need
PRELIMANARY SAT (PSAT)/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING
TEST (NMSQT) SCHOLARSHIP AND RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
High school students who take the PSAT/NMSQT may qualify to enter competitions for
the following scholarships and recognition programs: the National Merit Scholarship
Corporation, the National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program, the National
Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, and The Telluride Association.
PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIP
For all students of color who are currently residents of the US and who plan to
enroll in a baccalaureate degree program at one of the specified colleges and
universities are eligible for consideration. From among those who apply, semifinalists and winners will be selected on the basis of their academic merit and on
their service to their community. 239 Littleton Road Suite 8A Westford, MA 01886
PROJECT EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Open to students in any field of study. Award: $4,000 or higher (up to full tuition).
At least 600 winners. Based on academic merit, leadership, community service.
PRSSA-MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For students of Latino, African-American, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native,
or Pacific Islander ancestry. Must be full time students at an accredited four-year
college or university with at least junior status by the time the scholarship will be
used. Membership in PRSSA is preferred, a major or mi-nor in public relations is also
preferred. 212-460-1474 [email protected]
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
For students in grades 5-12 from any state. Student must show participation in a
volunteer activity that occurred at least partly dur-ing the 12 months prior to the
date of application.
PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
For Latino first or second year students in a J.D. program at an American Bar
Association approved school. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and
academic promise. 212-739-7517
RADIO TV NEWS DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION
For sophomores enrolled in college and have at
least one more academic year remaining to
graduate. May be enrolled in any major so long as
career intent is in television or radio news. 202467-5218 [email protected]
RE-ENTRY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Resource for finding financial aid to adults
wanted to go a back to school.
REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA/MINORITY
For minority student members of the Reformed
Church in America. Applicant must be a member
of the Reformed Church in America, show
leadership ability, demonstrate financial need, have been accepted to a Reformed
Church of America school, and show educational potential. The amount varies with
need. Reformed Church in America, 212-870-3071
RELIGION BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Database for finding scholarships based on a specific religion.
RISING STAR PROGRAM
For high school graduating seniors with an opportunity for two years of college
tuition and books assistance at any one of the seven Dallas County Community
Colleges or the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development. The award is for
$4,000, and the program provides a host of support services at each of the eight
participating campuses. 972-860-7473
RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS
$10,000 for 10 to 20 students, renewable. Based on academic merit, leadership,
and community service. Open to all fields.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES (and the UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND)
Students must be studying at an HBCU which is a member of the UNCF and have at
least a B average. Open to sophomores. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition.
Approx. 60 students are selected.
ROTARY AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND WORLD PEACE
Applicant selection are made on a district-wide basis determined by either the home
address or the school address.
For the Dallas-area district, check www.rotary5810.org
For the Fort-Worth area, check www.rotary5790.org
SALVADORAN-AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL FUND: SALEF
EDUCATION FOR EXCELLENCE
For students of Central American and other Latino background. Must demonstrate
financial need. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must have a history of community
involvement and be willing to give back by becoming a mentor to a high school
student. 214-480-1052 [email protected] or
SAUL T. WILSON SCHOLARSHIP
For students interested in a career in Veterinary Medicine.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LATINOS
The Ellen & Federico Jimenez Scholarship Program will award twenty-five $2,000
scholarships to deserving Latino college students who are INELIGIBLE to receive
federal and/or state financial aid; who have demonstrated commitment to serving
the Latino community in the United States; and who have been accepted to a
Community College or State University in CALIFORNIA or TEXAS. A social security
number is NOT required to apply.
See www.maldef.org/ , mail [email protected] or call 213-629-2512
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANICS
Database of over 1000 scholarships included in the Hispanic Scholarship Directory,
sponsored by the National Education Association.
SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID HELP
Database of scholarships available to Black students
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Database of scholarships available through the Office of Minority Student Affairs at
University of Chicago. omsa.uchicago.edu/
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN PARALEGAL STUDIES
Search for awards by academic major or state.
Search for awards based on academic field of study, academic level, and minority
SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON ETHNICITY
Database of scholarships available base on ethnicity
Database of scholarships available to students studying a science.;
SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANT
For graduates who are permanent US residents or citizens with M.D., Ph.D., D.O.,
D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral degrees in the field of science and engineering
concentrating in clinical, basic science, bioengineering, Biotechnology, or public
health related issues. 214-706-1158, [email protected]
SEARS CRAFTSMAN SCHOLARSHIP
For high school seniors of any age, race, ethnic origin and personal belief. Students
must have a 2.5 GPA or above and plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college or
trade/technical school. 626-250-2296
SHELL OIL COMPANIES FOUNDATION/SHELL INCENTIVE FUNDS
For minority students working towards a bachelor’s degree in Business or Technology,
at participating universities. Student must be a U.S. citizen. Due date, award amount
(which is paid directly to the school), and number of awards may vary. Contact the
Foundation for a list of participating schools; a stamped self-addressed envelope must
be included. The universities must be contacted for specific information and/or
applications. Shell Oil Companies Foundation, 713-241-6161
SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE COMPETITION
To encourage minority students to consider careers teaching math and science.
SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS EDUCATIONAL GRANTS
For minority students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an engineering or science
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
For women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amounts
are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. www.swe.org
SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS
Provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new
Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.
SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
Database of sporting related financial aid.
STANLEY E. JACKSON SCHOLARISHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
For disabled students of an ethnic minority. You must be disabled and intend to
enroll in a full-time undergraduate program or vocational, technical, or fine arts
training programs. Foundation for Exceptional Children, (800) 224-6830, ext. 450
STATE FARM HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIPS
For Hispanic college students who are pursing a teaching career. Each year,
$2,500 scholarships are provided to 20 students.
STUDENT INVESTORS SCHOLARSHIPS
Over $75,000 in prizes awarded to the top inventors and their academic advisors
STUDENT VIDEO SCHOLARSHIPS
Video contests for college students. Winning entries will be aired on a special
edition of the internationally-syndicated television series Christopher Close-up. In
addition, winners will receive the following cash awards: First Prize: $3,000,
Second Prize: $2,000, Third Prize: $1,000, and 5 Honorable Mention Prizes of $100
each. Entrants must be currently enrolled in and attending a graduate or
undergraduate program at a college or university. Entries will be judged on overall
impact, effectiveness of conveying theme, artistic merit and technical proficiency.
TARGET ALL-AROUND SCHOLARSHIPS
For civic-minded high school seniors as well as college undergraduates.
TERRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For Texas college freshmen majoring in any field of study. U.S. Citizenship required.
Scholarship range: $2,000 - $13,000. 512-475-6203, www.terryfoundation.org/
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPING COLLEGES (TADC) URBAN
For low-income high school seniors and returning college students of any ethnicity,
attending any accredited nonprofit public or independent two- or four-year college
or university or technical school full-time. Must be a US citizen. Applicants must
have graduated from a high school in one of 19 north texas cities as listed on the
TEXAS COLLEGE IN TYLER, TX SCHOLARSHIPS
For African American single parent mothers with their children. Award includes
housing and fees. Historically Black, CME Affiliate. www.texascollege.edu
State funded awards for Texas residents. Apply at the financial aid office of
student’s college. Student’s can find general information at
TEXAS PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL GRANT (TPEG)
Available to Texas residents, nonresidents, and foreign students enrolled at public
colleges or universities in Texas. Award based on financial need. Contact the
financial aid office of the Texas public college or university you plan to attend for
information on applying.
TEXAS TENNIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
For Texas residents studying sports with a concentration in tennis. U.S. Citizenship
required. 512-443-1334 x216,
TEXAS TUITION EQUALIZATION GRANT
For students who have enrolled in a private, non-profit college or university in
Texas in any field of study. U.S. Citizenship required. Scholarship range: up to
$3,444 per year. 1 800-242-3062 x 6463, [email protected]
THE EMMA L. BOWEN FOUNDATION FOR MINORITY INTERESTS
Scholarships to increase minority representation in the media industry by providing
multi-year paid internships and scholarships to minority freshmen students.
THIRD WAVE FOUNDATION
Open to full-time or part-time students age 30 and under who are enrolled in, or
have been accepted to an accredited university, college, vocational/technical
school or community college. 212-675 –0700
THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For students enrolled in one of the 47 TMSF member schools. Applicants must
demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are awarded through the school.
UNION SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AID
Database of scholarships available to members and children of local and national
UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND (UNCF)
This UNCF program offers Hispanic American, Asian, Pacific Islander American,
African American and Native American college students a scholarship that includes
an internship designed to help expand the minority workforce of corporations
throughout the U.S. Applications are accepted from college sophomores, juniors
and graduate students in disciplines requested by UNCF corporate partners. 1-866671-7237 [email protected]
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONFLICT
For outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals from
around the world to conduct research at the U.S. Institute of Peace on important
issues concerning international conflict and peace.
UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
Database of scholarships available from the UNCF. Scholarships pay for tuition,
room and board, and any mandatory fees associated with direct educational costs.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
For students in any field of study, undergraduate or graduate. Award: $500 $2,500. 956-381-2935, [email protected]
URBAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For graduating high school seniors and returning college students attending any
accredited nonprofit public or independent two or four year college or university or
technical school. The amounts to be awarded are $700 for community college,
junior college and technical college students; $1,000 for public four-year college
and university students; and $2,000 for private four-year college students. Must be
U.S. citizen and resident of Texas. 214-630-2511, [email protected]
THE USA GROUP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For high school seniors or currently enrolled college students, undergraduate or
graduate. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (annual adjusted gross family
income of $30,000 or less). And award may be renewed annually if a minimum GPA
of 2.5 is maintained. Academic achievement, leadership, and participation in school
and community activities are important. 317-849-6510 or 800-428-9250.
U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY/MINORITY OFFICER RECRUITING
Four-year, full tuition scholarships for outstanding minority undergraduate students,
who meet all the eligibility requirements and attend selected colleges. Upon
graduation, students are required to accept a commission in the US Coast Guard.
For further info, due dates, and award amounts, contact your local US Coast Guard
Office or enclosed address. US Coast Guard Information Center, (800) 424-8883
For current and new students enrolling in any of its undergraduate or graduate
programs at University of Texas at Dallas. Award: $1,000 972-780-3630
THE WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR HISPANIC
A bilingual web site to help parents secure a college education for their children.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
For minority students in an undergraduate or graduate program. Recipient serves
as a summer intern with the William Randolph Hearst Fund. Award: $2,500 to
For minorities pursuing a career in technology. Applicants must be US citizens or
visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native
American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. They must be enrolled as a full time
undergraduate or graduate student.
YOSHIYAMA AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
For students who demonstrate self motivation, leadership, creativity, dedication,
and a commitment to pursuing community service. 202-457-0588
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY
HBCU “PACKARD” SIT ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
For U.S. students who want to study abroad. Award: $500 to $5,000.
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OF STUDENTS
For study abroad and internships abroad. Both need and merit based scholarships
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
Database of scholarships available for US and International students wishing to
PATRICK STEWART SCHOLARSHIPS FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
For young activists seeking experience overseas on the front lines of human rights
activism, advocacy, and research. Award: $600 - $18,000 www.amnestyusa.org/
For students wanting to study at Oxford University in England.
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For high school students wanting to study abroad.
www.scrye.org/outbound/index.html Contact Bruce at [email protected]
For international study. Links for the Rhodes, Fulbright, Rotary, Marshall, James
Madison, Harry S. Truman, and Andrew W. Mellon scholarships are available at the
UNT website of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY
Database of scholarships based on country and field of study.