African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
October 20
Must be an African American single mother, age 17-35 years old, residing in the city of Chicago or its surrounding suburbs. Have custodial care of one or more children under the age of 18. Be accepted or enrolled in a skills training, GED program, community college, college, university, graduate school, vocational or technical school for the current academic year. Complete application, including a verification of enrollment letter from a school counselor, administrator, or instructor. Write an essay (minimum of 250 words) about why she should be the recipient of the Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs Scholarship. Meet the appropriate deadline.
Contact:
Submit the application electronically to sinus@dusablemuseum.org or fax to Attn: Dr. Burroughs Scholarship Fund at 773-947-0600 or mail to Attn: Sydney Kai Inis/Dr. Burroughs Scholarship Applicant at: The Dusable Museum 740 E. 56th Place 60637 Website: www.dusablemuseum.org
John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 23
Scholarships and bar grants are available to qualified African-American law students and law school graduates.
Contact:
Langston Scholarship Committee c/o Ibiere N. Seck, Esq The Cochran Firm - California 4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1010 Los Angeles, CA 90010 E-mail: info@langstonbar.org Website: www.langstonbar.org Optional: You may scan and email your Application and attachments to iseck@cochranfirm.com.
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 25
Must be enrolled as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer of application year, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements); * critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); * involvement in co-curricular and community activities; * demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity * a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and * United States Citizenship.
Contact:
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs PO Box 4030 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 Phone (866) 763-9228 www.horatioalger.org
The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
 
Amount:
$30000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 31
Must be a person of color (African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latino(a), Native American) in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation; be nominated by an eligible nominating institution; demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals; have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; expect to attain a bachelor's degree by June 30; have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale); are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
Contact:
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5281 Princeton, NJ 08543-5281 Street Address: 5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300 Princeton, NJ 08540-6313 Note: Please use this address for any materials sent via express delivery or courier service. Telephone: (609) 452-7007 For individual staff telephone extensions and emails, see our staff directory. Fax: (609) 452-0066 Website: www.woodrow.org
Market Inspector - $1000 Scholarship In Support of Those Under the Revised US Travel Ban
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Deadline:
October 31st
Eligible Scholarship for Students in UK or US Universities We at Market Inspector, are a multicultural team of digital marketing enthusiasts, many of which have left their country of origin to work here. Unity in diversity has allowed us to grow immensely as a company and is something we want to actively promote all over. So, we gladly announce our first scholarship of $1,000 to support students from the 6 travel banned countries by the Trump administration: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Contact:
Market-Inspector 80-83 Long Lane London EC1A 9ET UK Phone: 44 0208 068 5051 info@market-inspector.co.uk Url: www.market-inspector.co.uk/scholarship
California Psychological Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November
Applicants must be graduates from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution, and have been accepted into a doctoral program in psychology at a regionally accredited or approved institution in the State of California. Must be a member of minority group: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian, or Pacific Islander.
Contact:
California Psychological Association Foundation 3835 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 240 Sacramento, CA 95834 Phone: (916) 286-7979 Website: www.cpapsych.org
NASP ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 01
Must be U.S. citizen. Full-time or part-time minority student enrolled or planning to enroll in an NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) accredited graduate program within the U.S..Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Contact:
National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 657-0270 | Toll Free: (866) 331-NASP | Fax: (301) 657-0275 | TTY: (301) 657-4155
Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP)
 
Amount:
Tuition/Stipend Support: $8500 Tuition Offset Annual Stipend $22,000 Ph.D. Fellows, $16,000 Masters Fellows * Center-based Research Experience: $7000 stipend for 10 week research experience * Professional Development Annual Symposium Leadership Development Training * Cohort Collaborative Community Networking Peer-to-Peer Mentoring o Alumni Advocacy
Awards:
20
Deadline:
November 9
Open to U.S. citizens, including residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories. Note: Permanent residents and non-US citizens are ineligible for the JPFP.Eligible Institutions: Accredited, U.S. Institution (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Majority Institutions, and Other Minority Serving Institutions). Minimum 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale * Must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. Note: Detailed ethnicity definitions are posted on FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the UNCFSP Registration System. * Must either be within the first 3 years of a graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program. Note: Persons who have advanced to doctoral candidacy are in-eligible.Non-Degree or special status students who are enrolled in masters or doctoral level courses are ineligible. * Cannot participate in any other federally-funded fellowship or scholarship program. * Fellows are required to be enrolled as a full-time student. Although the fellowship is not renewable during the three-year period, the availability of support for subsequent years is 1) subject to availability of funds and 2) contingent upon certification to NASA by the fellows institution that the fellow is making satisfactory academic progress toward an advanced degree
Contact:
UNCF Special Programs, Corporation Attn: Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral 6402 Arlington Blvd., Suite 600 Falls Church, VA (703) 205-7625 sheryl.karpowicz@uncfsp.org uncfsp.org/jpfp
ADA Underrepresented Minority Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
54
Deadline:
November 14
Open to underrepresented African American, Hispanic and Native American minority students. Must be U.S. citizen. Must be entering second year of dental school at time of application. Must be full-time student (12 credit hours) at an accredited dental school and demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. needed. Two recommendation forms from dental school personnel must be included with application.
Contact:
American Dental Association 211 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-2678 Phone: (312) 440-2500 Website: www.adafoundation.org
Blackrock Founders Scholarship
 
Amount:
$12,500 plus paid internship
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 15
We are seeking talented college juniors to apply to the BlackRock Founders Scholarship. Applicants should meet the following criteria: Self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT or disabled. Strong academic credentials. Demonstrate leadership in creating and sustaining more diverse, inclusive communities, on or off campus. The program offers two tracks depending on your interests: BlackRock Diversity Scholars: For applicants interested in a career in financial services, including investments, advisory and strategy, client businesses, corporate, or analytics and risk. BlackRock Coding Scholars: For applicants interested in analytics and risk, developing systems and working with Aladdin®, BlackRock's best in class technology for money and risk management. BlackRock Founders Scholars will receive a merit award of $12,500 for educational expenses and a paid summer internship with the world's largest asset manager, as well as mentorship and professional development.