Minority Scholarships

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First 10 minority scholarships:
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000-$10,000
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.
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.
Siemens/CollegeBoard Competition in Math, Science and Technology
 
Amount:
$1000-$100,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
September 30
Competition open to high school students (including home-schooled students) who are citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States. May compete individually or as a team. Only high school seniors may compete individually. Must be approved topic or combination of topics related to math, engineering, biological or physical sciences. Scholarships no longer accepted by hand delivery.
Contact:
The College Board Siemens CompetitionE-mail: spro@collegeboard.orgPhone: 877-358-6777 Fax: 703-935-7795 URL: www.collegeboard.com/siemens/about.html
Winston and Strawn LLP Diversity Law Scholarships
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
September 30
Winston is offering three scholarships to diverse law school students who join the 2017 summer program in one of our domestic offices following the conclusion of their second year of law school. Each $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students' third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. In selecting the scholarship recipients, Winston & Strawn will consider the students': Interest in practicing law after graduation in one of Winston's domestic offices (currently Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.) Law school and undergraduate record, including academic achievements and involvement in extracurricular activities. Demonstrated leadership abilities and interpersonal skills.
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
The Gate City Bar Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 2
The Gate City Bar Association Scholarships are awarded annually to minority law students, in good standing, who are either currently enrolled in a Georgia law school, or who are Georgia residents who are enrolled in an out-of-state law school. 1L law students are not eligible.
Contact:
Gate City Bar Association Gate City Bar Association P.O. Box 16727, Atlanta, GA 30321 Phone: 404-419-6627 Url: www.langstonbar.org/#!upcoming-events/c89v
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