African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
 
Amount:
$3000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 27
Law students entering 2nd or 3rd year (of 4th year of a night program); Must be attending an accredited law school or have passed the CA first-year students examination; Must intend to practice law in Southern California; Financial need, community service, academic achievement and legal writing ability.
Contact:
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. P. O. Box 8179, Los Angeles, CA 90008 Phone: 213-488-4411 Website: www.bwlfoundation.org
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
 
Amount:
$500-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 28
Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident (greencard holder). Must be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in one of the following: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Interactive Design, Motion Graphics, Advertising with a focus on Art Direction. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll to an accredited college or university in the U.S. Must have financial need. Although not a requirement, Minority Students are given priority.
Contact:
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships AIGA 164 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 E-mail: scholarship@aiga.org
Frances R. Hesselbein Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
Be an African American, Latina, Asian, or Native American female student deeply committed to working or volunteering in social series in the Lehigh Valley. Be a Lehigh Valley resident, and enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. Meet all requirements stated in the scholarship guidelines. Submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (the result of the financial aid application), or a copy of your federal tax return. Have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Be willing to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Have financial need as evidenced by your application for financial aid or tax return.
Contact:
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley 1110 American Parkway Northeast, Allentown, PA 18109 Phone: 610-758-8010 Fax: 610-867-7255 If you need help with the application or have questions, contact Renee Saleh at 610-395-0534 or by email at rlsaleh@ptd.net
The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 30
The Monarch Awards Foundation offers scholarships of up to $3,000 in several categories. The scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors attending a Chicago metropolitan area high school, or current college students who are graduates of a Chicago area high school. The awards are intended for students who attend, or plan to attend, an accredited four-year college or university to earn their first undergraduate degree. Both female and male students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Awardees will be selected based on a combination of their academic record with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, active participation in extracurricular and/or community service activities, written communication skills shown in the required essay, and two letters of recommendation.
Contact:
The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc. Attn: Scholarship Chairman P.O. Box 19166 Chicago, Illinois 60619-0166 E-mail: scholarships@monarchawardsfoundation.org Website: www.monarchawardsfoundation.org
UAPB Pine Bluff Chapter of the Links Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
Must be African American male student enrolled in Teacher Education program at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0. Potential to excel. Participation in activities relevant to teaching profession. Financial need.
Contact:
1200 University Drive Pine Bluff, AR 71601(870) 575-8461
The Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 31
Open to first-year law students from diverse backgrounds.
Contact:
Curt Okerson Email : cokerson@fredlaw.com Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Url: www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/
CANFIT Program Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
Open to students who pursuing careers in the areas of nutrition, physical education, public health, and culinary arts, dietetics or food management. Must reside in California. Must be African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic; Must have financial need; Graduates must have completed 12-15 units; Undergraduates must have completed 50 units with a 2.5 GPA or better except for Culinary students.
Contact:
CANFIT Program Scholarships 2140 Shattuck Ave., Suite 610 Berkeley California 94704 510-644-1535 Email: info@canfit.org Web Site: www.canfit.org
Call Me Mister Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
Open to African American males interested in pursuing a degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education. Must be accepted into one of the participating colleges or universities from which the degree and teaching certificate will be earned.
Contact:
Call Me MISTER, 203 Holtzendorff, Clemson University, Clemson, S. C. 29634, 864-656-4646 or Toll-free: 1-800-640-2657 Website: www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/education/research-service/callmemister/apply.html
George M. Brooker Collegiate Scholarship for Minorities
 
Amount:
$2500 (1) $1000 (2)
Awards:
3
Deadline:
Mar 31
Open to junior or senior level undergraduate and graduate students majoring in real estate, real estate management or related field. Must be U.S. citizen.
Contact:
IREM Foundation Attn: Brooker Scholarship 430 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611-4090 URL: www.irem.org/pdfs/iremfoundation/brooker.pdf
Verne Lamarr Lyons Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 31
The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a masters degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community. Must be an NASW member and have applied to or have been accepted into an accredited MSW Program.
Contact:
National Association of Social Workers Foundation Executive Office 750 First Street, NE, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20002-4241 Telephone: 202-408-8600 EXT: 298 Fax: 202-336-8292 Email: naswfoundation@naswdc.org