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Scholarships

NAACP Scholarships 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

NIH, or the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest biomedical research institution. NIH seeks to improve health by conducting research in its own laboratories and by funding the research of other scientists throughout the United States and around the world. The program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. 

For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations - a 10 week summer laboratory experience and employment at NIH after graduation. 

Award Amount:
Up to $20,000 

Deadline:
Usually In March 

Website/Contact Info:
https://ugsp.nih.gov 

 

United Negro College Fund Scholarships 

At a time when a college degree is what a high school diploma was to previous generations, the minimum entry-level requirement for almost every well-paying career, United Negro College Fund (UNCF) plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate by administering 400 scholarship and internship programs, so that even students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board. 

Deadline:
Varies 

Award Amount:
$500 - $10,000

Website/Contact Info:
www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp 

 

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program 

This program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding low income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. 

Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. In addition to increasing access to higher education for these underrepresented groups, GMS also provides leadership training. Through participation in a comprehensive leadership development program, Scholars enhance academic and leadership skills, which prepare them to assume important roles in their professions and in their communities. 

Award Amount:
Varies 

Deadline:
Usually in January 

Website/Contact Info:
www.gmsp.org 

 

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship 

Pursuing a career in Technology has its built-in challenges. What needn't be a challenge is finding the financial wherewithal that will help you in achieving your goals. To that end, Xerox established the Technical Minority Scholarship Program. 

In demonstration of our commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields, scholarships are available in the amount depending on tuition balance, academic excellence and classification.Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). 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 in any of the following technical fields: Chemistry, Information Management, Computing & Software Systems, Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, and Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software).

Deadline:
Usually in September 

Award Amount:
$1,000 - $10,000

Website/Contact Info:
www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx 

 

Academic Competitiveness Grant 

The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) is for first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school. The amount of the ACG, when combined with a Pell Grant, may not exceed the student's cost of attendance. In addition, if the number of eligible students is large enough that payment of the full grant amounts would exceed the program appropriation in any fiscal year, then the amount of the grant to each eligible student may be ratably reduced. 

To be eligible for each academic year, a student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; be a Federal Pell Grant recipient; and be a first or second-year undergraduate student or a student in a certificate program of at least one year in a degree program at a two-year or four-year degree-granting institution. 

Deadline:
Varies 

Award Amount:
$750 - $1,300 

Website/Contact Info:
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/ac-smart.html

 

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program 

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability - selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise - to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. A board establishes the general policies for the program, selects the fields in which fellowships are to be awarded, and appoints distinguished panels to select fellows. 

Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend. 

Award Amount:
Up to $30,000 

Deadline:
Usually in October 

Website/Contact Info:
www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html 

 

National Association of Black Accountants National Scholarship Program $1,000-$10,000 

Deadline  - January 31

Renewable - No

Offered by

National Association of Black Accountants
7249-A Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Eligibility

Applicants must be ethnic minorities currently enrolled as full-time undergraduates in accounting, finance or business or as graduate students in a Master's of Accountancy program. Applicants must also be NABA members and have a minimum 3.5 major GPA and 3.3 cumulative GPA.
Read more: https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/race/african-american/

 

Wells Fargo Scholarship $2,500 

Deadline - January 20

Renewable - No

Offered by:

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044

Eligibility

Applicants must be college sophomores or juniors or first-year MBA students, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students may major in business, finance, accounting, architecture, electrical engineering, computer engineering or systems engineering. UNCF Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
Read more: https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/race/african-american/

 

 

Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Program $1,500 

Deadline - May 20

Renewable - No

Offered by

Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Eligibility

Applicants must be of African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry, be at least college juniors studying communications in an undergraduate program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to submit a typed, double-spaced essay no more than three pages in length about workplace diversity or a similar topic.
Read more: https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/race/african-american/

 

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship Programs

 
 
Application Deadlines: Varies

Annually, NABJ awards deserving students interested in pursuing a career in journalism awards of more than $30,000 in NABJ scholarships. Each scholarship is worth 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. To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ. The requirements make up one complete packet for this program. Students who want to apply for the program must submit four complete packets to the national office. This includes students looking for the broadest internship.
 
Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com
 
 

CANFIT Program Scholarships


Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually

CANFIT Program Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Latino students who express financial need and are studying nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts in the state of [...] More 

Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com

 

RTNDA Carole Simpson Broadcast Journalism Scholarship

 
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
 
Carole Simpson is a former member of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation Board of Trustees. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students overcome hurdles along their career path. Carole Simpson Scholarship winners are working as reporters, producers and anchors in television and radio stations across the country. Simpson retired from ABC News in [...] More 

Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com

 

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships

Application Deadlines: Varies

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are awarded to African American, Latino, and Native American students who have a strong high school record. The award is $3,000. Students who are National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship Finalists and who have a strong high school record will receive an annual award of $5,000. This scholarship is named for Dr. Catharine Lealtad '15, Macalester's [...] More 

Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com 

 

National GEM Consortium - GEM Fellowships


Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually

GEM provides three fellowship programs: MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering and Ph.D. Science. These fellowship opportunities are for students pursuing a master's degree or doctorate in science, engineering or a closely related field. Applicants are required to submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information, please visit our [...] More 

Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com
 

 

The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Students

Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually


Graduate student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000: - Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident - Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian - [...] More 

Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com
 

 

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually


If you plan to become a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher and are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, you may qualify for up to $5,000 per year as part of the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable. This scholarship may be received [...] More

Website/Contact Info:
www.scholarships.com