Minority Scholarships

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First 10 minority scholarships:
NSA Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice. Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles),Year-round salary, Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation, Receive annual and sick leave and paid federal holidays, Health and life insurance, Participation in federal retirement plans.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 15
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Qualifications for High School Students - Major in Computer Science, Engineering - Computer and/or Electrical or a course of study leading to a career in Intelligence Analysis Qualifications for College Sophomores - Major in Mathematics, Foreign Language (Farsi and Russian only), or majors leading to a career in Intelligence Analysis Major / Interest: Prospective Freshmen - Computer Science, Engineering - Computer and/or Electrical Sophomores - Mathematics or Foreign Language (Farsi and Russian only).
Contact:
National Security Agency, 9800 Savage Rd, Suite 6779 Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779 Attention: MB3, Stokes Program 1-866-NSA-HIRE or 410-854-4725 Url: www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/stokes.shtml
CIPE Youth Essay Contest
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November 18
Essay Contest. Open to students and young professionals ages 18-30.
Contact:
CIPE Center for International Private Enterprise 1155 15th Street, NW Suite 700 Washington, D. C. 20005 Telephone: 202-721-9200 Fax: 202-721-9250 cipe@cipe.org Website: www.cipe.org
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
NIDA Women
 
Amount:
Minimum $750 Travel Award
Awards:
27-30
Deadline:
December
CPDD will award a number of competitive travel fellowships to attend the Annual Meeting (registration and up to a maximum of $1000 for travel expenses). Postdoctoral Awards are available to scientists who are not more than five years beyond their doctorate (Ph.D.) or residency (M.D., D.V.M., etc.). There are a limited number of awards available for foreign scientists. Predoctoral Awards are available for individuals in Ph.D. programs at institutions with little or no NIH support. Prior CPDD Travel Award recipients are not eligible, and individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individual Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible.Important: Only one individual from any laboratory or administrative group can apply for each category of award. Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of February indicating award status.
Contact:
Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov, orDr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622; snoursi@mail.nih.gov
The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Law and Business Scholarships
 
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
December
Open to women of color law students who have completed a minimum of one year of law school. Must be attending an accredited law school in the U.S. at time of application and in good standing. Must be U.S. citizen. Must demonstrate commitment to the profession and be active in her community.
Contact:
The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law & Business, Inc. 1266 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW #263 Atlanta, GA 30327 Office: (404) 447-6314 Email: contactus@leadingwomenofcolor.org Web: www.leadingwomenofcolor.org
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 New!
 
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
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
The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 13
Scholarships will be focused on students who demonstrate financial need and/or are first-generation college-bound, bilingual, or from an ethnic or racial minority group currently underrepresented in a health profession. All students who meet basic eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Must be a senior in high school during the 2014-2015 school year. Must be pursuing a career in a medical or dental health care field. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (weighted). Must reside and attend school in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area at an approved high school (see list). Must be enrolling at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree- or certificate-seeking first-year student.
Contact:
If you have questions, please contact the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program at 503-899-9802 or kpnwscholarship@gmail.com.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $25,000
Awards:
62
Deadline:
December 15
Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health and/or emergency-preparedness Eligible students are encouraged to apply for both the Achievement and Community scholarships, but a student may receive only one of these AXA-sponsored scholarships.