Minority Scholarships

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First 10 minority scholarships:
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 25
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
TheDream.US Scholarship
 
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/
The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
 
Amount:
$30000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 31
Must be a person of color (African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latino(a), Native American) in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation; be nominated by an eligible nominating institution; demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals; have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; expect to attain a bachelor's degree by June 30; have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale); are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
Contact:
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5281 Princeton, NJ 08543-5281 Street Address: 5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300 Princeton, NJ 08540-6313 Note: Please use this address for any materials sent via express delivery or courier service. Telephone: (609) 452-7007 For individual staff telephone extensions and emails, see our staff directory. Fax: (609) 452-0066 Website: www.woodrow.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
"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
 
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
Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP)
 
Amount:
Tuition/Stipend Support: $8500 Tuition Offset Annual Stipend $22,000 Ph.D. Fellows, $16,000 Masters Fellows * Center-based Research Experience: $7000 stipend for 10 week research experience * Professional Development Annual Symposium Leadership Development Training * Cohort Collaborative Community Networking Peer-to-Peer Mentoring o Alumni Advocacy
Awards:
20
Deadline:
November 9
Open to U.S. citizens, including residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories. Note: Permanent residents and non-US citizens are ineligible for the JPFP.Eligible Institutions: Accredited, U.S. Institution (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Majority Institutions, and Other Minority Serving Institutions). Minimum 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale * Must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. Note: Detailed ethnicity definitions are posted on FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the UNCFSP Registration System. * Must either be within the first 3 years of a graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program. Note: Persons who have advanced to doctoral candidacy are in-eligible.Non-Degree or special status students who are enrolled in masters or doctoral level courses are ineligible. * Cannot participate in any other federally-funded fellowship or scholarship program. * Fellows are required to be enrolled as a full-time student. Although the fellowship is not renewable during the three-year period, the availability of support for subsequent years is 1) subject to availability of funds and 2) contingent upon certification to NASA by the fellows institution that the fellow is making satisfactory academic progress toward an advanced degree
Contact:
UNCF Special Programs, Corporation Attn: Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral 6402 Arlington Blvd., Suite 600 Falls Church, VA (703) 205-7625 sheryl.karpowicz@uncfsp.org uncfsp.org/jpfp
ADA Underrepresented Minority Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
54
Deadline:
November 14
Open to underrepresented African American, Hispanic and Native American minority students. Must be U.S. citizen. Must be entering second year of dental school at time of application. Must be full-time student (12 credit hours) at an accredited dental school and demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. needed. Two recommendation forms from dental school personnel must be included with application.
Contact:
American Dental Association 211 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-2678 Phone: (312) 440-2500 Website: www.adafoundation.org
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