African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
World Communion National Scholarship
 
Amount:
$250-$12,500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 30
The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (master's or doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society and for their future work with communities in need. The program seeks to support students whose study focus will directly relate to mission and to the following priority areas of emphasis: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership development, or congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship). To be eligible for a World Communion National Scholarship, you must be: * a member of a racial or ethnic minority; * admitted to or have applied to a graduate-level study program in an institution of higher education; * able to demonstrate evidence of financial need. * High priority is given to members of The United Methodist Church. PLEASE NOTE ' The following are not eligible to apply: * Global Ministries' staff, directors, mission personnel, * UMC bishops (active or retired), and * family members of any of the above.
Contact:
Scholarship/Leadership Development Office 475 Riverside Drive, Room #333 New York, NY 10115 Phone: 212-870-3787 Fax: 212-870-3932 Email: scholars@umcmission.org
The Louie F. Cox AK Steel Foundation African American Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $20,000 ($5000 x 4 years)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December
Applicant must be African-American, high school senior graduating from either Butler or Warren County, Ohio.
Contact:
The Middletown Community Foundation 300 North Main Street, Suite 300 Middletown, OH 45042 Phone: (513) 424-7369 Website: www.mcfoundation.org
Sisters Investing in Souls Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December
Open to African-American high school seniors who are full-time students in an accredited high school, or currently enrolled (1st year-4th years) in an accredited college. Academic good standing (GPA minimum 2.5). Student must be a resident of the State of Illinois. Declared intention to enroll in a: four-year accredited, two-year community college, accredited business or vocational school. May not be a past recipient of the SIS Scholarship Award.
Contact:
Sisters Investing In Souls P O Box 490474 Chicago, IL 60649-0474 E-mail: info@sistersinvestinginsouls.com Website: www.sistersinvestinginsouls.com
NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards
 
Amount:
Minimum $750 travel award
Awards:
27-30
Deadline:
December
* Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible. * Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract. * Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply. * Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01. * Federal employees are ineligible.
Contact:
Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov, or Dr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622; snoursi@mail.nih.gov
The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship Program
 
Amount:
financial support plus summer associate position
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
December
The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship program is a competitive graduate scholarship program to provide outstanding Women, Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT MBA students with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a Summer Associate internship between the first and second year of business school.
Contact:
Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036 Website: www.morganstanley.com
Detroit College Promise Scholarship
 
Amount:
$100-$500
Awards:
170
Deadline:
December 1 of Grade 9
Applicants must live in Detroit and attend a Detroit Public School from December 1 of grade 9 through graduation. Must register by December 1 of grade 9. No minimum GPA or Test Scores Required. The scholarship is for any Michigan public college or university as a full-time student (12 credits or more). Students can use it for up to 10 years from high school graduation. The amount of the scholarship is determined each summer.
National Urban Fellow Program (NUF)
 
Amount:
Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend, health insurance, a book allowance, relocation and travel reimbursement, and full payment of tuition, in addition to their ongoing personal and professional development.
Awards:
40-50
Deadline:
Dec 10
National Urban Fellows is a competitive program in which students earn an MPA from the School of Public Affairs through a combination of mentorships and on-campus study. Through its leadership development program, National Urban Fellows has successfully prepared over 1,000 mid-career people of color and women for leadership and management positions in government and nonprofit sectors. Fellows are exposed to a unique combination of academic training and hands-on experience in a nine-month mentorship with a prominent public official, administrator or manager. Program Design: National Urban Fellows is a rigorous 14-month, full-time graduate program comprised of a full time academic curriculum and a nine-month mentorship, leading to a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Baruch College/ City University of New York. An MPA degree is awarded to Fellows upon completion of all academic and program requirements.
Contact:
National Urban Fellow Program (NUF) Street: 102 West 38th Street, Ste. 700 Zip: 10018 City: New York, NY E-mail: 2012intent@nuf.org Website: http://www.NU F.org
Gensler Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 15
Open to African-American enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution about to enter their final year of an NAAB-Accredited Architecture program in the Fall.
African American Trailblazers Youth Essay Contest
 
Amount:
First' $500 prize' Essay published in Richmond Times-Dispatch, TD.com, Library of Virginia Trailblazer portal' Autographed copy of John Stokes's book, Students on StrikeSecond' $100 prize' Essay published on TD.com, Library of Virginia Trailblazer portal' Autographed copy of John Stokes's book, Students on StrikeThird' $50 prize' Essay published on TD.com, Library of Virginia Trailblazer portal' Autographed copy of John Stokes's book, Students on Strike
Awards:
3
Deadline:
Dec 17
Essay Contest. Open to students grades 4-12. Contest awards in three divisions: Elementary (Grades 4-5), Middle (Grades 6-8), High (Grades 9-12). In his memoir Students on Strike, which documents the 1951 student-led protests at R. R. Moton School in Prince Edward County, John A. Stokes writes: "It is important for you to realize that you did not get where you are by yourselves. The best way to get an understanding of self is to know where you came from and where you are going." How does the past empower you? What event or person from the history motivates you to be a better person and a better citizen?
Contact:
African American Trailblazers Essay Contest Marketing Dept. Richmond Times- Dispatch PO Box 85333 Richmond, VA 23293 E-mail: gmbx_rich_essays@timesdispatch.com
Go Red Multicultural Scholarships
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
16
Deadline:
December 31
Must be a female of Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin. Must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident of the United States and currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, health care institution or program in the U.S., Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Contact:
Address 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 Customer Service 1-800-AHA-USA-1 1-800-242-8721 For questions, contact us at GoRedScholarship@heart.org. Website: www.goredforwomen.org