Minority Scholarships

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First 10 minority scholarships:
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
TheDream.US Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 26
This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate's or bachelor's degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants. The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate's degrees and seek to complete their bachelor's degrees at one of our four-year Partner Colleges. Contact for more eligibility requirements.
Contact:
Email: thedream.us@scholarshipamerica.org Telephone: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the THEDREAM.US Scholarship Program Url: www.thedream.us/scholars/
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 30
Must be enrolled as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer of application year, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements); * critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); * involvement in co-curricular and community activities; * demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity * a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and * United States Citizenship.
Contact:
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs PO Box 4030 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 Phone (866) 763-9228 www.horatioalger.org
California Psychological Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November
Applicants must be graduates from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution, and have been accepted into a doctoral program in psychology at a regionally accredited or approved institution in the State of California. Must be a member of minority group: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian, or Pacific Islander.
Contact:
California Psychological Association Foundation 3835 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 240 Sacramento, CA 95834 Phone: (916) 286-7979 Website: www.cpapsych.org
NASP ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 01
Must be U.S. citizen. Full-time or part-time minority student enrolled or planning to enroll in an NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) accredited graduate program within the U.S..Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Contact:
National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 657-0270 | Toll Free: (866) 331-NASP | Fax: (301) 657-0275 | TTY: (301) 657-4155
"Your Point of View" Contest
 
Amount:
$300-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 1
Open to students ages 14-19. Submit essay or video voicing your opinion about what you would change about your education, high school, etc.. Essay should clearly state the problem from your perspective, a brief explanation of your solution to fix the problem and a real-life story to illustrate your perspective. In addition to scholarship awards, winners will be asked to be featured in a documentary.
Contact:
Energize Students.org ( Formerly Transitions To Complete Education) New Hope Charitable Foundation 1125 Linda Vista Dr., Suite 101 San Marcos, CA 92078-3819 Phone 760-591-0719 URL: www.energizestudents.org/ Speak- Your- Mind/ Contest.aspx
"Future of California" Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
November 1 (extended to November 30)
Applicant must be from immigrant family. Financial Need. Community involvement with social issues/human rights issues/immigrant issues. Minimum 2.0. G.P.A. Applicant must commit to a minimum of 10 hours volunteer work with CHIRLA or partnering organization. Social Security is not needed to apply for this scholarship.
Contact:
Maria Rodriguez (213) 201-4450
Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November 1
Open to minority law students planning careers in North or South Carolina. Eligible students must be attending one of the following schools: University of North Carolina School of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Charlotte School of Law.
Contact:
Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship c/o Tushar Chikhliker Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202-2426 diversity@nexsenpruet.com Website: www.nexsenpruet.com