Minority Scholarships

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First 10 minority scholarships:
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $25,000 per year
Awards:
50
Deadline:
February 27
Open to high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible. Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors. Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study. Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico. The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in STEM disciplines. Please note, special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college attendees, females, minorities, military veterans and dependents of military personnel.
SAA Mosaic Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Up to 2
Deadline:
February 28
Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent. Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year. (The graduate program must offer at least three courses in archival science or be listed in the current SAA Directory of Archival Education. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the three-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current course catalog.) Shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of award (i.e., June 1). Must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award. Otherwise the award will be rescinded. May have full-time or part-time status. Must submit a 500-word report to the SAA Council upon completion of the second semester. In the event that certain conditions arise, the following shall apply: 1) if the award exceeds tuition fees for one semester, the balance may be carried over to the next semester; 2) if the recipient drops out of the archival administration program, all unused fees shall be returned to SAA; and 3) if the recipient's tuition is paid in full by another scholarship or award, the recipient shall decline the Mosaic Scholarship.
Contact:
Society of American Archivists 17 North State Street Suite 1425 Chicago, IL 60602-4061 tel 312/606-0722 fax 312/606-0728 toll-free 866/722-7858
Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Study in Historic Preservation
 
Amount:
Up to $15,000 towards graduate study tuition, a paid summer internship with the National Trust following student's first year of study and support to attend National Preservation Conference or other National Trust training opportunity.
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Feb 28
Open to students in their final year of undergraduate study intending to enroll in a graduate program in historical preservation or graduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in a historic preservation program. Students must be eligible to work in the U.S.. Must be attending college or university program in the U.S.. Acceptable fields of study: Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban Planning, American Studies, History, Museum Studies. Focus must be on Historical Preservation.
Contact:
David Field Colodny, Scholarship Coordinator, 800-944-NTHP x 6124 or via e-mail at david_field@nthp.org
Coronado-Remides Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 28
Open to individuals from the Southwest, United States who are majoring in Natural Resources or a related field. Contact for additional eligibility requirements.
Contact:
NOPHNRCSE 24 La Loma Lane Belen, NM 87002 Phone: (505) 761-4411 E-mail: manuel.matos@mn.usda.gov
Ray T. Margo Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 28
Open to college juniors and seniors who are majoring in Range Management. Contact for additional eligibility requirements.
Contact:
NOPHNRCSE 24 La Loma Lane Belen, NM 87002 Phone: (505) 761-4411 E-mail: manuel.matos@mn.usda.gov
The Colin Higgins Courage Awards and Grants
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 28
In 1986, screenwriter, director and producer Colin Higgins established the Colin Higgins Foundation. It continues to honor his vision by addressing the issues that concerned him. In addition to its grantmaking activities, the Foundation annually awards the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards for bravery in the face of discrimination, intolerance and bigotry based on sexual orientation and/or gender.
Contact:
Colin Higgins Foundation c/o Tides Foundation NY Office 55 Exchange Place, Suite 402, New York, NY 10005 Phone: (212) 509-4973 Fax: (212) 509-1059 E-mail: info@colinhiggins.org
Walk In Showers Digital Marketing Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 28, 2017
Open to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or a graduate program. The applicant should be passionate about digital marketing or interior design. Any major is accepted.
Contact:
Walk In Showers 3725 Lakewood Drive New York, NY 07662 walkinshowers.org/scholarship.html
FGCU First Generation Matching Grant
 
Amount:
Up to $1000 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March
The First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) provides need-based grants to undergraduate students who are enrolled in state universities and whose parents have not earned baccalaureate degrees. Available state funds are contingent upon matching contributions from private sources on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The Office of Financial Aid ranks all eligible applicants on the basis of financial need, determine the award amount for each recipient, and notify each student of their award. Contact for additional details.
Contact:
Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Blvd, South Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 (239) 590-1000 or (800) 590-3428 www.fgcu.edu
Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) of Michigan Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
23
Deadline:
March
Academic scholarships are open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who meet the following one of the following criteria: A student employed by an AFPD member company for at least six months as of January 1. And/or a student whose parent is a full or part-time employee of an AFPD members company for at least one year as of January 1. An AFPD member customer and their children. Minority scholarships are available to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who belong to one of the following ethnic/minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Arab/Chaldean American. Special rules:-Only one scholarship will be awarded per AFPD member company.-At least 10 Merit, 10 Minority Merit and 3 Financial Need Merit Scholarships will be awarded, with at least 3 awarded to member customers.-Applicants are eligible to win and receive a scholarship a maximum of two times.-Preferential consideration is given to applicants with an AFPD membership affiliation, although membership is not required.
Contact:
AFPD Scholarship Program International Scholarship & Tuition Services P. O. Box 23737, Nashville, TN 37202-3737 Fax: (615) 320-3151 aim.applyists.net/AFPD info@applyists.com
The Carl Brandon Kindred Award
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March
Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group. Works must be speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, etc.) and published in English. The works must have been published in 2016. Works translated into English are eligible if the English version was published in 2016. When considering works to nominate, keep in mind that by speculative fiction, we mean science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, or any works that incorporate elements of these and related genres. Works do not have to be marketed as science fiction to be eligible for these awards. We welcome graphic novels for consideration.