African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
HistoryMakers Fellowship
 
Amount:
$37,000 Lodging
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Feb 15
Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Hold a recent graduate degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MIS, MS) OR a graduate degree in other relevant fields, such as history or African American studies. Have a demonstrated interest in archives administration and management. Have a demonstrated in interest in African American history.
Contact:
The History Makers 1900 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: 312-674-1900 Fax: 312-674-1915 Website: www.thehistorymakers.com
ISNA Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship
 
Amount:
$4000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
February 15
Given his strong belief to have a generation of educated Muslims to speak out and communicate the true meaning of Islam in all types of media, the Jamaluddin family arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support five students each year throughout their education in the fields of Journalism and Political Science. GPA 3.5 or higher Must be freshman year in college. American Citizenship or Permanent Residency. Demonstrated financial need.
Contact:
Nida Saleem ISNA Scholarship Program Phone: (317) 204-0930 Fax: (317) 839-1840 scholarship@isna.net Website: www.isna.net
Alliance of Black Culinarians Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 15
CCSD graduating seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA may apply for this scholarship. Student must demonstrate financial need and must attend a post-secondary institution in Nevada. Preference will be given to minority students and those interested in a career in culinary arts. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be offered.
Contact:
The Alliance of Black Culinarians 1966 Renault Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89142 Website: www.allianceofblackculinarians.com
Women in Focus - Miss Annie Mae McClain Scholarship (Wisconsin area)
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 15
Open to students of color. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating Madison-area high school seniors with the exception of Miss Annie Mae McClain scholarship candidates who may be older or continuing students.
Contact:
Mail completed application to: Scholarship Review Committee, Women In Focus, Inc., c/o Carol Lobes, 5103 North Autumn Lane, Mc Farland, WI 53558 Address questions to: Carol Lobes, 608-838-7491, Scholarship Committee Co- Chair www.womeninfocus.net
The EDSA Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 15
The EDSA Minority Scholarship was established to help African American, Hispanic, Native American and minority students of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds continue their landscape architecture education. Eligible candidates are in their final two years of undergraduate study or pursuing a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture. EDSA is an internationally-renowned full-service planning, landscape architecture, urban design, and graphic design firm with over 220 employees. Established in 1960, the firm has extensive experience in attractions and entertainment, campus and cultural, communities and new towns, ecotourism and environmental planning, hotels and resorts, as well as urban design. EDSA is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices in Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Beijing, China; and Baltimore, Maryland.
Contact:
Contact us at: 202-331-7070 x11 or scholarships@lafoundation.org.
Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000, up to 4 years for a total of $20,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 15
The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship as a one-time preferred amount of up to $5000 which shall be given annually to a male or female music student who is pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. A performance CD (compact disc) must be submitted with the application. This substantial scholarship is for one year, and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year, for four years based on maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter. Your state scholarship chairman will assist in locating the chapter nearest you. Please send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application for any of the following scholarships. Awards are based on academic merit, commitment to the field of study and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified.
Contact:
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 1776 D Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-5303 Phone: 202-628-1776 Website: www.dar.org
Texas Medical Association (TMA) Minority Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 16
This $10,000 scholarship is for minorities underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state's physician workforce. Applicants must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American. Students already attending medical school are not eligible. Must be an incoming freshman at the school awarding the loan. One scholarship annually per Texas medical school.
Contact:
ompleted Minority Scholarship applications and essays should be mailed to: Texas Medical Association Educational Loans Department 401 West 15th Street Austin, TX 78701 Url: www.tmaloanfunds.com/Content/Template.aspx?id=9#Top#2
Ford Salute to Education Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
100
Deadline:
Feb 18
The applicant must be a resident of San Diego County, a senior high school student attending an accredited public or private school in San Diego County ,scheduled to graduate in the spring semester and have a desire to continue his or her education at a vocational/technical school, college or university. Note: All high school seniors may apply regardless of their grade point average
Contact:
Leann Eldridge phone: 619-521-2404, fax: 619-283-1327, www.salutetoeducation.com
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 22
This program is open to upper-division and graduate students who are enrolled full-time and preparing for a career in public finance. Applicants must be members of a minority group, citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and able to provide a letter of intent from the dean of their school. Selection is based on career plans, academic record, plan of study, letters of recommendation, and grade point average. Financial need is not considered.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee Government Finance Officers Association, 203 N. La Salle St., Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601-1210, 312-977-9700, Fax: 312-977-4806, www.gfoa.org
Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$5000 Undergraduate, $10,000 Graduate
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 28
Scholarships are available for both undergraduates and graduates who are public relations, marketing, journalism, or advertising majors. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaskan Native, planning to study as a full-time student, 2.75 GPA. Contact for more details on eligibility and application procedures.
Contact:
The LAGRANT Foundation 600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1520 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Phone: 323.469.8680 Fax: 323.469.8683 Ericka Iniguez Senior Programs & Outreach Manager 323.469.8680, ext. 223 erickainiguez@lagrant.com Nelly Alonso Programs & Communications Associate 323.469.8680, ext. 240 nellyalonso@lagrant.com Website: www.lagrantfoundation.org