African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
Association of Black Women Physicians Rebecca Lee, M.D. Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Sep 04
Applicants must be in good academic standing at a Southern California medical school OR be a permanent resident of Southern California and be in good academic standing at any medical school.
Contact:
ABWP Rebecca Lee, M. D. Scholarship Committee 4712 Admiralty Way, #175 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 E-mail: abwpassistant@yahoo.com Phone: (310) 364-1438
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
Cummings will award two scholarships next year: $10,000 to a student in his or her second year of law school and $5,000 for a student in his or her first year of law school. Recipients will receive a minimum six-week summer clerkship position in one of the firm's seven offices.
Awards:
2
Deadline:
September 15 for second-year law students and February 15 for first-year law students.
These scholarships will be available to law students attending ABA accredited law schools in the United States. The scholarships will be paid directly to the students or to their law schools.
Contact:
To apply, please submit an application to mscrews@babc.com. Url: www.babc.com/diversity_scholarship/
JP Morgan Launching Leaders Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
September 30
Must have a 3.5 GPA. Only open to Black, Hispanic, and Native American students. Open to all majors. Selection based on rigid criteria. Three different opportunities available to graduates, undergraduates, and MBA students. Completed application, resume, official transcript, and letter of recommendation.
Xerox Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
September 30
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. Open to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas. The scholarship is not available to spouses and children of Xerox employees. Must be a full-time student enrolled in a four- year institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be working towards a BS, MS, or PhD in a technical science or an engineering discipline. Must be African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic. Must have tuition or tuition related expenses not covered by scholarships/grants excluding loans.
Contact:
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program 150 State Street; 4th Floor; Rochester, New York 14614 Email: xtmsp@rballiance.com Website: www.xerox.com
American Advertising Federation Education Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$1500
Awards:
10
Deadline:
October
Open to Ohio residents who are full-time undergraduate students at an Ohio university/college pursuing an advertising, communications, or marketing-related career. You must be in your senior, junior or last semester of your sophomore year with a grade point average of 3.0. Minority scholarships to those of African, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific-Island descent are offered. Award selection is based on essay.
Contact:
American Advertising Federation- Cleveland 4700 Rockside Rd, Suite 325 20325 Center Ridge Road, Suite 670 Independence, OH 44131 Phone: (216) 901-4000 Website: www.aafcleveland.com
Meyerhoff Scholars Program
 
Amount:
$5000-$22,000 per year x 4 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 15 (Nomination Deadline) December 1 (Application Deadline)
Open to all high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in pursuing doctoral study in the sciences or engineering, and who are interested in the advancement of minorities in the sciences and related fields. Students must be nominated for the program and are most typically nominated by their high school administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers. Prospective students cannot have received lower than a B in any high school science or math course, and many applicants have completed a year or more of calculus. Preference is given to those who have taken advanced placement courses in math and science, have research experience, and have strong references from science or math instructors. In recent years, a strong preference has been given to those students interested in the Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. (over the M.D.). Students must meet all eligibility requirements: * Minimum of 600 on the Math component of the SAT * Cumulative High School GPA of a 3.0 or above * Aspire to obtain a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Math, Science, Computer Science, or Engineering * Display commitment to community service * Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Contact:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 Phone: 410-455-1000 or 410-455-3139 E-mail: mgoodwyn@umbc.edu Url: www.umbc.edu/meyerhoff/benefits_eligibility.html
The Chips Quinn Scholarship Program for Diversity in Journalism
 
Amount:
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers training, paid internships and cash awards to college students or recent graduates who are pursuing careers in journalism.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 15
College juniors, seniors or graduates within the past year with majors or career goals in journalism are eligible. Campus newspaper experience is strongly encouraged. The program begins with a 10-day orientation/multimedia training program (in Nashville, Tenn.) followed by a 10- or 12-week paid internship at a participating newspaper. Nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Internships are full-time. Students who have not yet graduated and are applying for the Spring program must plan to take the semester off from school. Students nominated must have a car. Final placements are based on editors' selections and newspapers' needs. Please inform us of any family or other obligations that would impose geographic limitations on your internship.
Contact:
Karen Catone Director/ Chips Quinn Scholars Program Freedom Forum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W. Washington, DC 20001 Address any questions to Karen Catone at 202/292-6271, or kcatone@freedomforum.org Website: www.freedomforum.org
Western Union Family Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 19
The purpose of this scholarship is to help 2 members of a family move up on the economic ladder by providing education assistance and/or training. To qualify, applicants must be at least 18 years old and one of the applicants must be born outside the United States. Both applicants must be currently residing in the United States. Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy. Scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers. Application must include educational providers for primary and secondary award recipients (must be 2 family members). Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships. The following criteria will be used to review applications: * Families that have overcome barriers to pursue their educational goals * Families that are involved in their communities * Personal educational goals * Plans to attain goals * Plans for utilizing the scholarship.
Contact:
Institute of International Education 1400 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202)326-7861 Fax: (202)326-7696 Email: wufoundation@iie.org Url: foundation.westernunion.com/education_programs.html
John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 25
Scholarships and bar grants are available to qualified African-American law students and law school graduates.
Contact:
Langston Scholarship Committee c/o Latrice A.G. Byrdsong, Esq. 10736 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 711 Culver City, CA 90230 E-mail: info@langstonbar.org Website: www.langstonbar.org
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 30
Must be enrolled as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer of application year, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements); * critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); * involvement in co-curricular and community activities; * demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity * a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and * United States Citizenship.
Contact:
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs PO Box 4030 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 Phone (866) 763-9228 www.horatioalger.org