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Scholarships

Scholarship Resources


Scholarships

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 
  • Application Deadlines:
    Usually In March 
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the NIH website for more information about this scholarship.

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. 

  • Application Deadlines:
    Varies 
  • Award Amount:
    $500 - $10,000
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the UNCF website for more information about this scholarship.

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. 

  • Application Deadlines:
    Usually in January
  • Award Amount:
    Varies
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the GMSP website for more information about this scholarship. 

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).

  • Application Deadlines:
    Usually in September 
  • Award Amount:
    $1,000 - $10,000
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the Xerox website for more information about this scholarship

National Association of Black Accountants National Scholarship Program

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.

  • Application Deadlines:
    January 31
  • Award Amount:
    $1,000-$5,000
  • Renewable:
    No
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the NABA Inc. website for more information about this scholarship.

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

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.

  • Application Deadlines:
    May 20
  • Award Amount:
    $1,000
  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by:
    Public Relations Student Society of America
    33 Maiden Lane
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10038
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the PRSAA website for more information about this scholarship.

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship Programs

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.
  • Application Deadlines:
    Varies
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Please visit the NABJ website for more information about this scholarship.
RTNDA Carole Simpson Broadcast Journalism Scholarship
 
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.
  • Application Deadlines:
    May 31, Annually
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Please visit the NABJ website for more information about this scholarship.

National GEM Consortium - GEM Fellowships

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.

  • Application Deadlines:
    November 15, Annually
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Please visit the GEM Fellowships website for more information about this scholarship.

The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Students

Forty (40) graduate scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York or San Francisco where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. You must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native in order to qualify for this scholarship.

  • Application Deadlines:
    February 28, Annually
  • Award Amount:
    $3,250
  • Website/Contact Info:
  • Please visit the LAGRANT Foundation website for more information about this scholarship.

Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship

This is a scholarship opportunity for young women (*or gender non-conforming individuals) of color who are actively working to change the world. The scholarship will be applied to tuition for the 2018 Spring semester.

  • Application Deadlines:
    Varies (check website)
  • Award Amount:
    2 awards of $750
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the Next Day Animations website for more information about this scholarship.

Wallace Scholarship

The Amos and Edith Wallace Scholarship was founded to reward young, bright African American students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service and education.

  • Application Deadlines:
    Usually April (check website)
  • Award Amount:
    Varies
  • Website/Contact Info:
    Visit the Wallace Scholar website for more information about this scholarship.