African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 3
Open to Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. Must be full-time undergraduate. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Entering college freshman must have a minimum ACT Math score of 28 or minimum SAT Math Score of 600.Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
Contact:
The Actuarial Foundation 475 North Martingale Road, Suite 600 Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226 [T] 847.706.3535 [F] 847.706.3599 [E] info@Actfnd.org
The Betty Franklin-Hammonds Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$800
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 03
Open to high school seniors, students with GED equivelant and continuing education students who have had a minimum 3 year gap between high school and college. Must be African American or of African Diasporic descent. Must be a resident of Dane County, Wisconsin. Low to moderate household income.Minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be accepted into an accredited college, university or technical school.
Contact:
Urban League of Greater Madison 2222 S. Park Street, Suite 200 Madison, WI 53713 phone: 608.729.1200 fax: 608.729.1205 Contact: Katrice Mc Neal kmcneal@ulgm.org or 608-729-1249
Lubrizol Corporation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$4500 Renewable
Awards:
1
Deadline:
May 6
Motivated and financially challenged minority students in Lake County, Ohio. Must be U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen. Must be majoring in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or Computer Science and be one of the following: -African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific American or Hispanic American. Minimum GPA of 2.75. 2.5 maintained in college. Some students may have the opportunity for summer internship employment opportunities. Student Aid Report, EFC must be $12,000 or less or Adjusted Gross Income of $75,000 or less. One letter of recommendation.
Contact:
Sue Goley LEAF 8221 Auburn Road Concord, OH 44077 Phone: (440) 358-8045 Fax: (440) 358-8022 Email: sgoley@leaf-ohio.org Website: www.leaf-ohio.org
Douvas Memorial Scholarship (First Generation American Scholarship)
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 8
Be a first-generation American. A first-generation American is one who was born in the U.S. but whose parents were not. Be a high school senior or between the ages of 18-22. Be a resident of Wyoming. Use the scholarship at one of Wyoming's 7 community colleges or at the University of Wyoming. Use the scholarship towards the cost of tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Contact:
Stephanie Brady, Consultant Douvas Scholarship Wyoming Department of Education Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor 2300 Capitol Avenue Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0050 E-mail: stephanie.brady@wyo.gov Phone: 307-777-3793 edu.wyoming.gov
Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
May 9
Student must be in the last year of study for a social work degree in a baccalaureate or master's degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.Student must be African American, American Indian, Asian American, Mexican American, or Puerto Rican.Student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.Student must be enrolled in 12 credit hours (and/or full time) during the semester for which the award is granted.Student must have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity and social justice.A student may be awarded this scholarship only once.
Contact:
Council on Social Work Education 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 1.703.683.8080 Fax: 1.703.683.8099E-mail: info@cswe.org Website: www.cswe.org
Dr. Calvin Martin Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
May 15
Open to African-American males. Must be born in the U.S. and reside in the tri-county area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Applicants must be unmarried and between the ages of sixteen (16), through twenty-five (25) years old. Applicants must choose a major in the following field: education, business, law, medicine, architecture, engineering and creative arts.
Contact:
For an application, please email Linda Mann at ljm...@reachforcollege.org with your name, email address, SAT score (Sorry but no ACT accepted). & GPA. After preliminary screening to ensure eligibility, an application will be emailed to you. Dr. Calvin Martin Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund Attn: Linda Mann P.O. Box 914 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 301-350-0416 (office) ljm...@reachforcollege.org
African American Law Student Fellowship
 
Amount:
$1000-$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
Open to academically promising second-year law students with a proven commitment to social justice and an intention of practicing law in a historically under-served community.
Contact:
National Bar Association 1225 11th Street NW Washington D. C. 20001 Phone: 202-842-3900 Fax: 202-289-6170 Website: www.nationalbar.org
IABA Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500 - $4,000/year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 15
Applicants must meet the following requirements: - A citizen or permanent resident of the United States; or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, a citizen of any Caribbean or African nation on a United States or Canadian student visa. - Admitted to a college or university in the United States or Canada offering either a program in actuarial science or courses that will serve to prepare the student for an actuarial career. - Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants will also be judged on the following criteria: - Calculus and Probability courses already completed; - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum math score of 600 or the ACT Assessment with a minimum math score of 28, or equivalent testing results for students outside of the USA; - Attempting (or already passed) an actuarial exam; - Completing (or already completed) Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements; - Proficient communication skills; Evidence of determination and self-motivation; - A demonstration of interest in and a familiarity with the actuarial profession.
Contact:
Kate Weaver IABA Foundation Scholarship Committee PO Box 369 Windsor, CT 06095
New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College (NECBAC) Book Scholarship
 
Amount:
$650
Awards:
5
Deadline:
May 15
Book scholarships available to Hispanic/Latino, African-American, Native-American and Asian-American students graduating from a high school in New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Must be attending a NECBAC affiliated school.
Contact:
Website: www.necbac.org If you have any questions, please contact Dale Hendricks of Amherst College at dhendricks@amherst.edu.
Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 18
Open to male or female students pursuing a higher education in law enforcement, criminal justice or related studies. 1. Applicant must be a senior in high school. 2. Applicant must be a United States Citizen. 3. Applicant must be of good character. 4. Applicant must have a recommendation from his/her principal, counselor, or teacher. 5. A current high school transcript and picture must be submitted with the application. 6. Applicant is permitted to attend a two year college or university of their choice. 7. Applicant must have a letter of acceptance to a college or university with applicant prior to date of award.
Contact:
NBPA Scholarship Award 30 Kennedy Street- N. W., Suite 101 Washington, D. C. 20011 Phone: (202) 986-2070 Fax: (202) 986-0410 Website: www.blackpolice.org