African American Scholarships

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First 10 African American scholarships:
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
Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Healthcare Scholarship for African American Students
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 30th
Application is open ONLY to African American students, ages 17-30, who are Michigan residents. Applicant must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college/university or a medically related program (e.g., medical technician, physician's assistant, etc.) or Must be a college student admitted to a medically related professional program; e.g., nursing, medicine, physical or occupational therapy, AND Must submit an official transcript with G.P.A., AND Must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0. Note: A personal interview is required.
Contact:
Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Franklin Plaza Center 29193 Northwestern Hwy #528 Southfield, Michigan 48034-1006 For additional information, please feel free to call: (248) 557-2346 or e-mail us at www.thomlatimercares.org
Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$4000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
December 31
Students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Must have 2L or 3L status during the period of the scholarship and must be enrolled in at least one course oriented towards franchise law (e.g. Torts, Unfair Trade Practices, Trade Secrets, Antitrust, Trademarks, Contracts, Agency, Securities). Applicants must be considered a member of a diverse group (African-American, American Indian, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Gay/Lesbian).
Contact:
Miriam L. Brewer, Director of Education & Diversity IFA Educational Foundation 1501 K Street, N. W., Suite 350, Washington D. C. 20005 Website: www.franchise.org
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 31
Scholarships are awarded to students of African heritage who are presently enrolled in degree-granting programs that lead to licensing as registered nurses and other professional credentials. Awards are for tuition, books and related academic expenditures. The criteria includes financial need, academic grade point and lived experiences. Scholarship awards are presented on an annual basis. This scholarship award is available only to students of African heritage who are residents of the Puget Sound Region of the State of Washington.
Contact:
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Website: www.marymahoney.org E-mail: president@marymahoney.org Phone: (206) 632-2524 Address: MMPNO P.O. Box 22003 Seattle, Washington 98122-0003
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
Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 31st (Priority Deadline)
You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you: Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American) Are a graduating high school senior OR college student Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident Speak and write English fluently
ABO Capital Zandre Campos ScholarshipNew!
 
Amount:
$30,000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
December 31
In 500 words or less, demonstrate your knowledge of Africa and explain your deep conceptual ideas for tapping into its economic potential and bettering the continent. These ideas could be your own or showcase your support of projects already in development.
Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January/February
Applicants must be a member of ANTSHE and either a graduate student, or an undergraduate student at either a two or four year institution. Eligible applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average as follows: graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and undergraduate students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.
Contact:
Contact Dr. R. Lee Viar IV to learn about some of the scholarship and/or sponsorship opportunities available at ANTSHE: Call: 301-992-2901 or email: president@antsheboardofdirectors.org Website: www.antshe.org
Aetna/ NCEMNA Scholars Program
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
No scholarships available at this time, please check back
This scholarship is open to ethnic minority BSN and masters degree nursing students interested in pursuing research careers with a focus on eliminating minority health disparities. Applicants must be a member of one of the five NCEMNA member associations: Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurse Association, National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Black Nurses Association and Philippine Nurses Association of America. Scholarship recipients are nominated by their association.
Contact:
Dr. Betty Smith Williams President Emerita, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations 6101 West Centinela Avenue Suite 378 Culver City, CA 90230 Phone: 310.258.9515 Fax: 310.258.9513 Email: bwilliams@ncemna.org www.ncemna.org
TCA Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships
 
Amount:
$500-$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Rolling
Undergraduates or graduate students who fulfill the following criteria may apply: U.S. citizens or permanent residents Of African, Armenian, Bosnian, Filipino, Hispanic/Latino, Macedonian, or Native American descent. Enrolled full-time and in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university. Accepted into a language program or study abroad program at a university in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, or Bosnia and Herzegovina. Willing to share your experiences in Turkey with your peers and the TCA community %u2013 especially via TCA's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TurkishCoalitionofAmerica.
Contact:
Please MAIL complete applications to: Attn: Scholarships The Turkish Coalition of America 1510 H St, NW Ste 900 Washington, DC 20005 Url: www.tc-america.org/scholarships/study-abroad-in-turkey-for-american-minority-students/about-53.htm#eligibility