African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $6000 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 29
Must be African-American high school senior. Plan to attend an accredited 4-year college or university that offers a major in journalism or mass communications.
Contact:
St. Louis Post- Dispatch 900 North Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101 Phone:314-340-8000
African American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc. Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 29
Open to students who are African-American or have Caribbean heritage. Must be U.S. citizen to apply. Open to high school students who have contributed a minimum of 200 hours of community service. Recommended SAT score of 1790. Must sign promissory note to "Pass it On" and help others on the road. Must attend personal interview in New York. Students DO NOT need to be a resident of New York to apply.
Contact:
RTP Black Diversity Network Group Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 29
The RTP Black Diversity Network Group, is now accepting applications for our 2016 Drive for Education Scholarship. Our mission to embrace and support each other to achieve our aspirations, by reaching out, reaching back and propelling ourselves forward is very important to us. When building up a community we understand none of us is as strong as all of us so we are here to help support our communities. This scholarship has been established to provide opportunities for graduating African American high school students in the Wake, Durham and Orange Counties to make a difference through the achievement of their educational goals. The recipient of this award will be granted a $500.00 scholarship to be used at any accredited two or four year college or university.
Contact:
RTP Black Diversity Network Group Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 12887 Durham, NC 27709-2887 If you have any questions please send an e-mail to: rtp_bdng_scholarship@yahoo.com
Surety and Fidelity Industry Scholarship Program for Minority Students
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
Open to minority students with a declared major in insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance. Must have completed 30 credit hours with 6 credit hours in major. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be enrolled as a full-time student at a 4-year university.
Contact:
The Surety and Fidelity Industry Scholarship Program for Minority Students, The Surety Foundation, 1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 778-3638
Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.
 
Amount:
$3000 (renewable)
Awards:
15-20
Deadline:
Apr 30
Available to African American students who are currently enrolled or will enroll in an ABA approved law school in the U.S.. Applicants should exemplify leadership in the community, maturity, self-awareness, confidence, outstanding academic achievement, commitment to serve nation, community and family. Competition for this scholarship is high and only those applicants with strong recommendations, outstanding academic record and a commitment to community will be considered. Preference given to applicants with a focus on Civil Rights, community service and those entering their first year of of full-time study. Students may write to request applications after November 1 of the year prior to the year they plan to enter school.
Contact:
Earl Warren Legal Training Program, 99 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 E-mail: cholarships@naacpldf.org
KATU Thomas R. Dargan Scholarship
 
Amount:
$6000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
Must be U.S. citizen. Open to individuals who are a minority. Minority is defined as Asian; Black/African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; or that of two or more races.Applicant must be at least a sophomore enrolled in broadcast, communications, or multi-media curriculum at a four-year college or university or an accredited community college in Oregon or Washington OR as a permanent resident of Oregon or Washington attending an out-of-state institution. Community college students must be enrolled in a broadcast curriculum which is transferable to a four-year accredited university. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Finalists must be available in the month of May for a personal interview conducted by members of the scholarship committee. Interviews will be held at KATU studios in Portland, Oregon.
Contact:
KATU Thomas R. Dargan Minority Scholarshipc/o Human Resources 2153 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97232 Url: www.katu.com/about/scholarship
AMAF Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
Past applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply. All applicants must meet the following requirements: They must be from one of the following populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American. They must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident. They must be enrolled, on campus, in a full-time AACSB accredited marketing doctoral program, or a advertising doctoral program, and have successfully completed at least one year. They have not previously received a Valuing Diversity Scholarship.
Contact:
311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5800, Chicago, IL 60606 Website: www.themarketingfoundation.org
Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
Open to United States citizens ages 17-25 who are admitted or enrolled in an accredited four-year historically black college or university in the United States. Must have a minimum grade point average GPA of 3.0. Official Academic transcripts from high school or an accredited four-year college or university; Student must be seeking a bachelor's degree or certificate of completion from an accredited institution and be a full-time or part-time student. Must provide an acceptance letter from the higher learning institution you are planning to attend. Students should have ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1500. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Three letters of reference must be submitted, one from an academic reference, attesting to the applicant's character, leadership ability, and academic ability. Must submit a 500 word essay.
Contact:
4196 Merchant Plaza #816 Lake Ridge VA 22191 Phone: 719-433-8101 E-mail: gardner@joshgardnerendowment.org Website: www.joshgardnerendowment.org
Mabel Smith Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May
The Wisconsin Women of Color Network, Inc., (WWOCN) established the Mabel Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund on March 31, 1990. The fund was created to honor the memory of and recognize the outstanding contributions of Mabel Smith, a founding member of the WWOCN and who was well known for her dedication and commitment to helping people. * Be a high school or GED equivalent graduating senior. * Be an American citizen and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, American Indian, Asian, Latina Biracial * Be a Wisconsin resident. * Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4 point scale, or equivalent. * Attend a technical, vocational, or community college to obtain an occupational skills certificate or degree.Attach a letter of acceptance from the college if available. * Exhibit need for financial assistance.
Contact:
Wisconsin Women Of Color Network WWOCN P. O. Box 2337, Madison, WI 53701-2337 E-mail: contact@womenofcolornetwork-wis.org Website: www.womenofcolornetwork-wis.org
Johnson and Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
 
Amount:
$18,000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
May 01
The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program provides financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation. Students must be enrolled full-time and preference is given to students in doctoral programs.
Contact:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Attention: Anna- Kathryn Pierce One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120 Url: www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/minority Please contact Marta Wall at mwall@aacn.nche.edu.