African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
The John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 27
Open to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. Minimum 3.0 GPA and college/university or community involvement.
Contact:
Forms may be mailed to Jamie Bouyer (24651 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145), faxed (440-892-4007) or sent via email (jbouyer@nacda.com), however, only submit the nomination form by one method. For questions, contact Jamie Bouyer (jbouyer@nacda.com) in the NACDA office, 440-788-7475.
DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
Apr 27
Open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student or evening student who has completed two-thirds or more of the total credit hours requirement for a degree by the applicants law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle.
Contact:
DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar 55 W. Monroe, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312.795.1101 Fax: 312.795.0749 Website: www.dri.org Email: dri@dri.org
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:
Apr 29
Must be African American and be a resident of Wake, Durham, or Orange Counties in North Carolina. Must be a graduating high school senior and have a weighted G.P.A of 2.75 or above. Must be involved in community service and be planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university.
Contact:
RTP Black Diversity Network Group Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 12887 Durham, NC 27709-2887If 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
Alliance of Black Culinarians (post-secondary) Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
Open to college and/or university students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Student must demonstrate financial need and must attend post-secondary institution in Nevada. Preference will be given to minority students and those interested in a career in culinary arts.
Contact:
The Alliance of Black Culinarians 1966 Renault Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89142 Website: www.allianceofblackculinarians.com
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