African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
 
Amount:
$3000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 27
Law students entering 2nd or 3rd year (of 4th year of a night program); Must be attending an accredited law school or have passed the CA first-year students examination; Must intend to practice law in Southern California; Financial need, community service, academic achievement and legal writing ability.
Contact:
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. P. O. Box 8179, Los Angeles, CA 90008 Phone: 213-488-4411 Website: www.bwlfoundation.org
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
 
Amount:
$500-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 28
Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident (greencard holder). Must be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in one of the following: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Interactive Design, Motion Graphics, Advertising with a focus on Art Direction. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll to an accredited college or university in the U.S. Must have financial need. Although not a requirement, Minority Students are given priority.
Contact:
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships AIGA 164 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 E-mail: scholarship@aiga.org
Chicago Urban League Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 28
Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League has been at the forefront of creating opportunities for African Americans to empower themselves and their communities. We are motivated by a vision that a strong African American community makes a better Chicago. Chicago Urban League Scholarships are now available to any person pursuing an undergraduate degree at an institution of higher learning to provide financial assistance for college. To qualify for a Chicago Urban League scholarship, you must: Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Meet student status requirements for specific awards: enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student in a degree-granting program or expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting program or completing a two-year college program and expecting to enroll in a degree-granting program at a four-year institution. Demonstrate financial need.
Contact:
Please contact Danielle S. Parker, Director of the Center for Student Development at 773-451-3573 or dparker@thechicagourbanleague.org if you have any questions or if you would like to be added to our scholarship mailing list.
Frances R. Hesselbein Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
Be an African American, Latina, Asian, or Native American female student deeply committed to working or volunteering in social series in the Lehigh Valley. Be a Lehigh Valley resident, and enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. Meet all requirements stated in the scholarship guidelines. Submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (the result of the financial aid application), or a copy of your federal tax return. Have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Be willing to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Have financial need as evidenced by your application for financial aid or tax return.
Contact:
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley 1110 American Parkway Northeast, Allentown, PA 18109 Phone: 610-758-8010 Fax: 610-867-7255 If you need help with the application or have questions, contact Renee Saleh at 610-395-0534 or by email at rlsaleh@ptd.net
The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
The Monarch Awards Foundation offers scholarships of up to $3,000 in several categories. The scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors attending a Chicago metropolitan area high school, or current college students who are graduates of a Chicago area high school. The awards are intended for students who attend, or plan to attend, an accredited four-year college or university to earn their first undergraduate degree. Both female and male students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Awardees will be selected based on a combination of their academic record with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, active participation in extracurricular and/or community service activities, written communication skills shown in the required essay, and two letters of recommendation.
Contact:
The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. Attn: Scholarship Chairman P.O. Box 19166 Chicago, Illinois 60619-0166 E-mail: scholarships@monarchawardsfoundation.org Website: www.monarchawardsfoundation.org
UAPB Pine Bluff Chapter of the Links Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
Must be African American male student enrolled in Teacher Education program at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0. Potential to excel. Participation in activities relevant to teaching profession. Financial need.
Contact:
1200 University Drive Pine Bluff, AR 71601(870) 575-8461
The Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 31
Open to first-year law students from diverse backgrounds.
Contact:
Curt Okerson Email : cokerson@fredlaw.com Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Url: www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/
CANFIT Program Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
Open to students who pursuing careers in the areas of nutrition, physical education, public health, and culinary arts, dietetics or food management. Must reside in California. Must be African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic; Must have financial need; Graduates must have completed 12-15 units; Undergraduates must have completed 50 units with a 2.5 GPA or better except for Culinary students.
Contact:
CANFIT Program Scholarships 2140 Shattuck Ave., Suite 610 Berkeley California 94704 510-644-1535 Email: info@canfit.org Web Site: www.canfit.org
Ethnic Minority Advisory Council CEA Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
Mar 31
Must be a dependent child of an Active, Retired or deceased CEA member, graduating high school senior in Spring of application year. Applicant must belong to one of the following ethnic minority groups: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Multiethnic. Acceptance into an accredited college, university or vocational school.
Contact:
Ethnic Minority Advisory Council Scholarship Colorado Education Association 1500 Grant Street Denver, CO 80203
Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
Applicant must be an underrepresented minority (African-American; Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian; mainland Puerto Rican, or Hispanic) student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in his or her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine OR an underrepresented minority student who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the AACOM member colleges. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.
Contact:
Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship AACOM 5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 310 Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231 Phone: (301) 968-4142 Website: www.aacom.org