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Scholarships

African American Scholarships

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

URL: http://www.naacp.org/

Must be a Black U.S. Citizen. This award of $1500 is need-based and renewable. Three letters of recommendation, transcripts and evidence of full time enrollment required.
Deadline: April 30th.

National Association for Advancement of Colored People
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Education Department
4805 Mount Hope Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (301) 358-8900

Audre Lourde Scholarship Awards

URL: http://www.zami.org/scholarship.htm

Funds scholarships for out lesbians or gay men of African descent making significant contributions to their communities.

P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: (404) 370-0920
Email: audrelordescholarship@zami.org

Black Excel

URL: http://www.blackexcel.org

An online source for all, especially African-American, families and first-generation college students.

College-Sponsored Achievement Scholarship Program For Outstanding Negro Students

URL: http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/natscholars/achievement_program.php

After recipients of National Achievement Scholarships and Corporate-Sponsored Achievement Scholarships have been chosen, the remaining African American finalists are contacted and asked to report their current college of choice. College officials calculate each winner's stipend (based on financial information reported directly to the college) which ranges from $250 to $2600 per year.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Attn: National Achievement Scholarship Program
1560 Sherman Avenue
Suite 200
Evanston, IL 30201-4897
Phone: (847) 860-510

Educational Advantage Foundation Scholarship

URL: http://www.elks.org

Award of up to $1500 to students with sophomore standing or higher with exceptional academic achievement and financial need.
Deadline: Feb. 15th.

Alpha Kappa Alpha
5656 s. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: scholarship@elks.org

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

URL: http://www.elks.org

Award up to $7500 to students with sophomore standing or higher with exceptional academic achievement and financial need.
Deadline: Jan. 15th.

Alpha Kappa Alpha
5656 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: scholarship@elks.org

Ethnic Minority Scholarship

URL: http://www.gbhem.org

Awarded to Methodist minority students attending college at least one year. Must also be a U.S. citizen and have a 2.3 GPA minimum.
Deadline: May 1st.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 871
Nashville, TN 37202

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

URL: http://national-academies.org/fellowships

Must be US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, the humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Up to $30,000 for tuition, $3000 for travel, $2000 for research.
Deadline: Jan 4th.

The National Research Council
The Fellowship Office
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
Phone: (202) 334-2860
Email: infofell@nas.edu

Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

URL: http://national-academies.org/fellowships

Must be a US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Award up to $14000.
Deadline: Nov. 14th.

The National Research Council
The Fellowship Office
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
Phone: (202) 334-2872
Email: infofell@nas.edu

Herbert Lehman Scholarships for African American Students

URL: http://naacpldf.org/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship

African American high school graduates who are planning to attend colleges and universities where African Americans are significantly underrepresented are eligible to apply if they are U.S. citizens. Selection is based on academic potential (as evidenced by high school records, test scores, and personal essays), character, the applicants' understanding of their educational goals and academic abilities and community and school involvement.
Deadline: April.

Herbert Lehman Education Fund
99 Hudson Street
Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 219-1900

Zeta Phi Beta African Fellowship

URL: http://www.zphib1920.org/

Must be a Black, undergraduate student.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Scholarship Chairperson Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
1827 79th Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (202) 387-3103

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Asian Scholarships

Alice Yuriko Endo Scholarship

URL: http://www.maasu.org

For students of Japanese American descent. Amount varies.

Japanese American Citizens League
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 921-5225

APAHC Scholarship Program

URL: http://www.apahc.org

Asian Pacific American Heritage Council, Inc.
Attention: Mark Au, Chairman
APAHC Scholarship Program
8800 Fox Hills Trail
Potomac, MD 20854-4211
Fax: (301) 983-1845
Email: mlau@erols.com

Asian Pacific American Heritage Council Scholarships

URL: http://www.apahc.org

Scholarships are sponsored by UPS, Coca-Cola, and APAHC which are $2000 and $1000 each. The APAHC Scholarship Program is available to children of all Asian Pacific Americans.

China Times Cultural Foundation

URL: N/A

Undergraduate and graduate students of Chinese ancestry. Award is $4000.

James N Tu
43-27 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 392-0995

Japanese American Citizen's League

URL: http://www.jacl.org/

High school seniors or college students of Japanese American descent currently enrolled or planning to re-enter a trade school, business college, college, university, or other undergraduate institution of higher learning. Award is $500.

Jackie Kuwada
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 921-5225

Mitsuyuki Yonemura Memorial Scholarship

URL: http://www.jacl.org/

Amount is $500.00

Japanese American Citizens League
PO Box 7144
San Francisco, CA 94120-7144

OCA Gold Mountain Scholarship

URL: http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=180&Itemid

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) has been provided with funding from the UPS Foundation to fund the OCA Gold Mountain college scholarships for Asian Pacific Americans who are the first persons in their family to attend an institution of higher education. Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to ten A/P/A students with financial need.

Organization of Chinese Americans
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW #601
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-5500
Fax: (202) 296-0540
Email: oca@ocanatl.org

The Kimbo Foundation

URL: http://www.kimbofoundation.org/

Students of Korean descent who wish to further their education. Award is $1000.

Saburo Kido Memorial Scholarship
c/o Korea Central Daisy, S.F.
685 Harrington St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Disability Scholarships

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

URL: http://nc.agbell.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=348

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study. Applicants are eligible for one scholarship per school year and are limited to a total of two scholarship awards. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Association of Blind Citizens Scholarship Program

URL: http://www.blindcitizens.org/abc_scholarship.htm

The Association of Blind Citizens will offer $10,000 in college scholarships to legally blind individuals seeking a college degree. The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be valued at $2000 and seven $1000 scholarships will be available. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, living expenses or related expenses resulting from blindness.

Association of Blind Citizens
PO Box 246
Holbrook, MA 02343

Georgia Council of the Blind

URL: http://www.georgiacounciloftheblind.org/scholarship.aspx

Each year the Georgia Council of the Blind awards one or more scholarships of up to $1000.00 to deserving students.

Little People of America

URL: http://www.lpaonline.org

As part of our service to people with dwarfism and the community at large, LPA offers educational scholarships to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the Unite States. Awards can range from $250 to $1000, sometimes more. A scholarship committee, headed by LPA's Vice President of Programs, will selectively review all scholarship application packets.

Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program

URL: http://www.earfoundation.org/education.asp?content=minnie_pearl_scholarship

To qualify for the Minnie Pearl Scholarship, An applicant must meet ALL ofthe following critera:

  • Currently be a high school senior with a least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Must plan to attend a junior college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis (12 hours per quarter or semester)
  • Have significant (severe to profound) bilateral hearing loss.
  • Be a mainstreamed hearing-impaired student. Be a United States Citizen.

National Center for Learning Disabilities: Anne Ford Scholarship

URL: http://www.ncld.org/content/view/871/456074/

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

National Federation for the Blind Scholarship Program

URL: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/scholarship_program.asp?SnID=535274543

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of 30 scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships:

  • must be legally blind
  • must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States' institution in the 2008 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time
  • must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities

In addition to a scholarship, each winner will be brought to the 2008 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in July at Federation expense, providing an excellent opportunity for high level networking with active blind persons in many, many different professions and occupations. The scholarship application deadline is March 31st, 2008.

Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

URL: N/A

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
Executive Director
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091

The Jewish Guild for the Blind GuildScholar Program

URL: http://www.jgb.org/guildscholar.asp

The Jewish Guild for the Blind has created an annual scholarship program for college bound high school students who are legally blind . Applications will be accepted from students at the end of their junior year, with recipients selected and scholarships awarded the following academic year. The GuildScholar Program will award 12 to15 scholarships of up to $15,000 each.

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General/All Scholarships

Council on Career Development for Minorities

URL: N/A

Annually awarded scholarship for ethnic minority undergraduates. Applicants should show outstanding academic records and be enrolled in an approved accredited university or college.

Scholarship Coordinator
Council on Career Development for Minorities
1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Suite 412-E
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (214) 631-3677

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund

URL: http://www.free-4u.com/hallie_q__brown_scholarship.htm

Open to all minority students who demonstrate financial need and are recommended by a member of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs.

NACWC
Scholarship Committee
5808 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship Program

Undergraduates or recent grads can apply thrrough their institituion for this program.

For more information visit:
www.jkcf.org

Multicultural Scholarship Program

URL: N/A

National Association for Campus Activities
Resource Coordinator
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212-3401

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

URL: http://www.gmsp.org

Administered by the United Negro College Fund, provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.

Application is available online or call (877) 690-GMSP.

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduates Students

(EAPSI): http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi (select "Taiwan")

The program, jointly supported and sponsored by NSF and National Science Council of Taiwan, EAPSI provides U.S. graduate students with the opportunities to attend an academic apprenticeship in Taiwan from June to August each year.

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP): http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/

Academia Sinica of Taiwan set up the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in 2002, in order to attract young scholars from around the globe to its campus for advanced, inter-disciplinary studies. In cooperation with the top universities in Taiwan, TIGP will offer about eight program options. All courses will be conducted in English and scholarships and research grants are available for qualified students. TIGP is a unique and exciting intellectual community that will provide young scholars with tremendous opportunities for academic and personal growth.

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Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund Assistantship

URL: http://grad.uga.edu/goizueta

The Goizueta Foundation, founded by Roberto C. Goizueta (former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company), established The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund to enhance the education and skills of graduate students committed to improving Latino education. Our center’s Graduate Scholars are expected to learn and contribute to the educational improvement of underrepresented groups in the United States after they complete graduate school.  The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE), housed in the College of Education at UGA, trains and supervises campus-wide graduate assistantships awarded to outstanding graduate students.

 THE AWARD

This assistantship consists of a total stipend of $12,000, paid over ten months. In addition, students awarded these assistantships are eligible for a reduced tuition rate, paying only $25 per semester plus student fees. Students spend 13 hours per week starting in August 2012, working with the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. Assistantships are awarded for one year, and may be renewed for up to two additional years based on excellent performance and satisfactory progress towards degree.

Hispanic College Fund

URL: http://hispanicfund.org

The mission of the Hispanic College Fund is to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. A site for Latino/a students to access college funding sources. Awards from $500 to $5000.

League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC)

URL: http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Centers.html

LULAC's National Education Service Centers provide Hispanic students throughout the U.S. with educational counseling, scholarships, mentorships, leadership development, and literacy programs.

The National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

URL: http://www.hsf.net

High school or full-time community college, four year college, and graduate school students who are at least half Hispanic US citizens or permanent residents. Undergrads must have a minimum 2.5GPA, and have completed a minimum 15 semester credits. Awards based on financial needs, community involvement and achievement. Applications are only available August 3rd through October 9th. Award is $1000; renewable.
Deadline: October 15th

Selection Committee
One Sansome Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco CA 94104-0728
Phone: (415) 445-9930
Fax: (415) 445-9936
Email: info@hsf.net

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LGBT Scholarships

Audre Lourde Scholarship Awards

URL: http://www.zami.org/scholarship.htm

Funds scholarships for out lesbians or gay men of African descent making significant contributions to their communities.

P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: (404) 370-0920
Email: audrelordescholarship@zami.org

Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund

The Lee Dubin Scholarship is sponsored by COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) and the Family Pride Coalition (FPC). Three to five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and guardians who have worked to affect change in the LGBT community and the community at large. The deadline is April 15th.

COLAGE Scholarship Committee
3543 18th St, #1
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 861-5437
Email: colage@colage.org

Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship

URL: http://www.liveoutloud.info

The Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship provides three $2,500 scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies who have made significant contributions to society by "living out loud" and supporting the LGBT community. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and to students who deferred attending an educational institution for one year following graduation. Award selection is based on academic credentials, an essay, leadership and community service involvement, an interview, two letters of recommendation, financial need and future goals. The deadline is March 31st.

LIVE OUT LOUD
Attention: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 312
New York, NY 10113
Email: info.liveoutloud@gmail.com

Pat Hoban Memorial Scholarship

URL: http://www.fourthtuesday.org/scholarship.html

Funds scholarships for lesbian identified Georgia residents who have demonstrated a commitment to the welfare of the lesbian community.

1530 DeKalb Ave, NE Ste. A
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (770) 662-4353
Email: mentorship@fourthtuesday.org

The Point Foundation

URL: http://www.thepointfoundation.org

The Point Foundation is a national, publicly-supported scholarship fund that provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Awards amounts vary based on need, and are renewed annually until the completion of one's degree as long as key expectations are met in the "Contract of Excellence" signed by each Scholar, which includes a requirement to maintain a 3.5 GPA. Past award amounts have ranged from $5,000 to $28,000 per year. The deadline is March 1st.

The Point Foundation
PO Box 11210
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 1-866-337-6468
Fax: 1-866-397-6468

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Native American Scholarships

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Higher Education Program

URL: http://www.choctawnation.com/services/education/higher-education-and-grant-program/

Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood showing Choctaw descent, attend an accredited college or university within the United States. Award: $800 (grant); $1000 (scholarship)
Deadline: March 15th

Drawer 1210
Durant, Oklahoma 74702-1210
Phone: (800) 522-6170
Fax: (580) 924-1267

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

URL: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2 or 4 year college or university.

Applicants must be Native Americans, and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool.

The amount of scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year.
Deadline: February 1st.

HOPI Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program

URL: http://www.aaanativearts.com/article955.html

Based on financial need, 2.0 GPA, and enrollment in HOPI tribe. Award is $1000.
Deadline: July 31st

PO Box 123
Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039
Phone: (800) 762-9630, ext. 520
Fax: (520) 734-2435
Email: lPolingyumptewa@hopi.nsn

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Native American Scholarship

URL: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

The American Indians Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans. This award is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Specify that you want information on the American Indian Scholarship when you send the stamped self addressed envelope for information.

This scholarship is intended to help Native American college/university and technical school students of any age, any tribe, in any state at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference.

Applicants must be Native American (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers), in financial need, and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one time $500 award.

Deadlines: For Fall term, April 1st; For Spring term, October 1st.

SITKA Tribe of Alaska Higher Education

URL: http://www.sitkatribe.org/depts/edu/STA%20SCHOLARSHIPS.htm

The purpose of the Higher Education Scholarship Program is to financially assist qualified full time students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities. Funding through the Higher Education program is allowed for up to 5 years per student's lifetime. Priority is given to enrolled members of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship

URL: http://www.srpnet.com/education/grants/navajo.aspx

Member of Navajo Tribe, 3.0 GPA, upper-division student. Contact for awards and deadline.

Linda Dawavendewa
SRP/NGS Navaho Scholarship Program
PO Box 850
Page, AZ 86040
Phon: (928) 645-6539
Email: ljdawave@srpnet.com

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Women Scholarships

 

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