African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
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
SAA Mosaic Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Up to 2
Deadline:
February 28
Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent. Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year. (The graduate program must offer at least three courses in archival science or be listed in the current SAA Directory of Archival Education. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the three-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current course catalog.) Shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of award (i.e., June 1). Must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award. Otherwise the award will be rescinded. May have full-time or part-time status. Must submit a 500-word report to the SAA Council upon completion of the second semester. In the event that certain conditions arise, the following shall apply: 1) if the award exceeds tuition fees for one semester, the balance may be carried over to the next semester; 2) if the recipient drops out of the archival administration program, all unused fees shall be returned to SAA; and 3) if the recipient's tuition is paid in full by another scholarship or award, the recipient shall decline the Mosaic Scholarship.
Contact:
Society of American Archivists 17 North State Street Suite 1425 Chicago, IL 60602-4061 tel 312/606-0722 fax 312/606-0728 toll-free 866/722-7858
Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Study in Historic Preservation
 
Amount:
Up to $15,000 towards graduate study tuition, a paid summer internship with the National Trust following student's first year of study and support to attend National Preservation Conference or other National Trust training opportunity.
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Feb 28
Open to students in their final year of undergraduate study intending to enroll in a graduate program in historical preservation or graduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in a historic preservation program. Students must be eligible to work in the U.S.. Must be attending college or university program in the U.S.. Acceptable fields of study: Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban Planning, American Studies, History, Museum Studies. Focus must be on Historical Preservation.
Contact:
David Field Colodny, Scholarship Coordinator, 800-944-NTHP x 6124 or via e-mail at david_field@nthp.org
The 100 Black Men of America's Future Leader Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1000-$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 28
Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college Minimum grade point average of 2.5 Attending a post secondary, accredited institution or planning to attend Plans to attend school for entire academic year, beginning in the fall Completed 50 hours of active community service within past 12-months with certified documentation. Leadership involvement (Defined as office held for instance is a President, Treasurer, etc. in High School, College or an organization / club; Captain of a team; Students that have started an organization / program or developed / invented an item that helps to benefit the community at large; etc.)
Contact:
100 Black Men of America, Inc. World Headquarters 141 Auburn Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303 Telephone: 404-688-5100 Fax: 404-688-1028 Email: info@100bmoa.org Website: www.100blackmen.org
Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) of Michigan Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
23
Deadline:
March
Academic scholarships are open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who meet the following one of the following criteria: A student employed by an AFPD member company for at least six months as of January 1. And/or a student whose parent is a full or part-time employee of an AFPD members company for at least one year as of January 1. An AFPD member customer and their children. Minority scholarships are available to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who belong to one of the following ethnic/minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Arab/Chaldean American. Special rules:-Only one scholarship will be awarded per AFPD member company.-At least 10 Merit, 10 Minority Merit and 3 Financial Need Merit Scholarships will be awarded, with at least 3 awarded to member customers.-Applicants are eligible to win and receive a scholarship a maximum of two times.-Preferential consideration is given to applicants with an AFPD membership affiliation, although membership is not required.
Contact:
AFPD Scholarship Program International Scholarship & Tuition Services P. O. Box 23737, Nashville, TN 37202-3737 Fax: (615) 320-3151 aim.applyists.net/AFPD info@applyists.com
The Carl Brandon Kindred Award
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March
Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group. Works must be speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, etc.) and published in English. The works must have been published in 2014. Works translated into English are eligible if the English version was published in 2014. When considering works to nominate, keep in mind that by speculative fiction, we mean science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, or any works that incorporate elements of these and related genres. Works do not have to be marketed as science fiction to be eligible for these awards. We welcome graphic novels for consideration.
ASP Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship
 
Amount:
Up to $6000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March
Open to underrepresented minority students in microbiology. These groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Must be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year at a non-research intensive U.S. institution. Must be either freshmen with college level research experience, sophomores, juniors, or seniors who will not graduate before the completion date of the summer program. Must be members of an underrepresented group in microbiology. Have taken introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and preferably microbiology prior to submission of the application. Have strong interests in obtaining a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in the microbiological sciences, and have lab research experience.
Contact:
Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship Education Board American Society for Microbiology 1752 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-942-9283/ Fax: 202-942-9329 fellowships@asmusa.org Website: www.asmusa.org
American Chemical Society Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
11
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to African American, Hispanic and Native American Students who are planning to pursue studies in a chemically related field. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must be full-time student in high school or accredited college, university or community college. Must excel in science or chemically related field with at least a 3.0 G.P.A..
Contact:
American Chemical Society Scholars Program 1155 16th Street NW Washington D. C. 20036 1-800-227-5550 ext. 6250 or scholars@acs.org
Rosa Parks Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 01
High school seniors attending a private or public Michigan High School, minimum 2.5 GPA, must graduate by August of the year you apply, show commitment to ideals of civil rights as demonstrated by Rosa Parks, show proof of enrollment into an accredited college or university by August of year you are applying, complete application and essay, include supporting documents.
Contact:
rpscholarship@dnps.com or 1-313-222-2538
Dr. Charles Nilon Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
Unspecified
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to African-American students. Must be full-time student. 3.0 cumulative GPA. Completed 12 credit hours.Involved in African American Affairs activities or other activities on campus.
Contact:
Eastern New Mexico University 1500 S Ave K Portales, NM 88130 575.562.1011 www.enmu.edu