Minority Scholarships

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First 10 minority scholarships:
National Peace Essay Contest
 
Amount:
3 National Awards: First place, $10,000 Second place, $5,000 Third place, $2,500 53 State Awards First place, $1,000 National Awards include State Award amounts.
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Feb 03
Students in 9th through 12th grade who attend a public, private or parochial school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50 states, DC or the US territories. State winners will receive scholarships and will come to Washington for an educational awards program.
Contact:
United States Institute of Peace 1200 17th Street N. W. - Washington, D. C. 20036 Tel: 1.202.457.1700 Fax: 1.202.429.6063 Website: www.usip.org
Kennedy King Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$8000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
Feb 04
Must be African-American, Latino/a, Pacific Islander, Native American descent. Completed 12 units within the last 12 months at CCC, LMC, or DVC. Transferring to 4-year institution for 2014-2015.
Contact:
Kennedy King Memorial College Scholarship Fund, Ltd. P. O. Box 727, Martinez, CA 94553 email: info@kennedyking.org website: www.kennedyking.org
AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3000 per year x 2 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 6
Open to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Applicant must be entering his or her freshman undergraduate year in the fall of 2015 to be eligible to apply. Must be U.S. citizen and attend an educational institution within the U.S..
Contact:
American Meteorological Society 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693 DC Office: 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington DC, 20005-3826 amsinfo@ametsoc.org Phone: 617-227-2425 Fax: 617-742-8718 Contact Person: Donna Fernandez (617) 227-2426 ext. 246
Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000 and a paid summer position in one of the firm's domestic locations
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 6
Scholarship recipie nts must be enrolled in an ABA - accredited la w school in the JD class of 2016 , must meet Finnegan's hiring criteria, and must contribute to enhancing diversity . We define diversity broadly. Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, di sabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.
Contact:
Finnegan Diversity Scholarship Completed Application Form c/o Paul Sevanich, Attorney Recruitment Manager Personal Statement Finnegan, Henderson, Fara bow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. Resume 901 New York Avenue, NW Transcripts Washington, DC 20001 - 4413 Letter of Recommendation (optional) Or email ed to: diversityscholarship@finnegan.com
Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
A paid position in the summer associate program and a $5,000 scholarship.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 7
Diverse background, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disabilities. Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school. A record of achievement that demonstrates great promise for a successful legal career. A high level of work intensity and aspire to practice law in a highly focused but collegial setting. Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and academic achievement.
Contact:
Shannon Williams Director of Legal Talent Management 100 South Ashley Drive Suite 400 Tampa, Florida 33602-5300 direct 813.229.4172 fax 813.229.4133 swilliams@carltonfields.com
Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA)Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 7
1. Applicant must be a first generation student, or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, and/or show financial need. 2. Applicant must be a resident of the State of Colorado. 3. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior during the spring of 2014, from a Colorado high school. 4. Applicant must enroll at a 2 or 4-year Colorado college or university in the fall of 2014 and take a minimum of 6 credit hours. 5. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.80 on a scale of 4.00. 6. Applicant will be selected by, but not limited to, the following criteria: leadership and community service-particularly within minority communities, past academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments, personal attributes special abilities, academic goals, and financial need.
Contact:
If you have any questios, please contact Kim Medina at 303-256-9785 or kim.medina@jwu.edu Website: www.cesda.org
MEA Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 10
Applicant must be or will be a graduate of public schools. Must plan to attend a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions are also eligible: Baker College Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit Mercy; Davenport University Eastern Region Campus; Adrian College; Finlandia University; Albion College; and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.)
Contact:
MEA Scholarship Fund Michigan Education Association Legal Services Division P. O. Box 2573 East Lansing, MI 48826-2573 Phone: 800-292-1934 Website: www.mea.org
AMS Industry Minority Graduate Fellowships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 11
AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Applicants must be entering their first year of graduate school in the fall of award year and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. No age restriction exists.
Contact:
AMS Scholarship Program 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108 Contact: Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 246, dFernandez@ametsoc.org
AISES Google Scholarship
 
Amount:
10000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 15
The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in computer science and computer engineering. Must have minimum 3.5 GPA, Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited 4-year college or university or in their second year at a two-year college leading to a 4-year degree. Eligible fields of study are computer science and computer engineering. Other fields of study will be considered if the applicant has a strong academic record and has taken several computer courses/training and/or computer science research. Must be a member of an American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian tribe or have 1/4 American Indian blood or 1/4 Alaskan Native blood or considered to be Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group. Must be member of AISES. Contact to become member.
Contact:
American Indian Science and Engineering Society P. O. Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM, 87119-9828 Phone: 505-765-1052 Fax: 505-765-5608 Website: www.aises.org
Women in Focus - Miss Annie Mae McClain Scholarship (Wisconsin area)
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 15
Open to students of color. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating Madison-area high school seniors with the exception of Miss Annie Mae McClain scholarship candidates who may be older or continuing students.
Contact:
Mail completed application to: Scholarship Review Committee, Women In Focus, Inc., c/o Carol Lobes, 5103 North Autumn Lane, Mc Farland, WI 53558 Address questions to: Carol Lobes, 608-838-7491, Scholarship Committee Co- Chair www.womeninfocus.net