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This is the prestigious "rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a 3 month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA).
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Go to website for GPA requirements and details.
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
The MFP objective is to increase the number of ethnic minorities who complete doctoral degrees in psychology and to improve the quality of mental health treatment and research on issues of concern among ethnic minority populations.
American Sociological Association Graduate funding
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1 or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB Minority Fellowships in Academic Medicine
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
This is a major competition with hundreds of over 250 awards going to "scholars," with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply on-line. The deadline is October 31.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has developed one of the most complete and concise collections of Hispanic-specific financial aid information currently available. By calling toll free, 1-800-EXCEL DC, students have access to more than 200,000 resources. CHCI assembles a comprehensive college financial aid strategy, based on the student's particular field of interest. There is no charge for this service and bilingual assistance is available. CHCI's Clearinghouse Coordinator provides individual counseling and assistance to all CHCI summer interns and fellows.
Development Fund for Black Students in Science Scholarship
Executive Leadership Foundation 2002 Award National Essay Competition Executive Leadership Foundation - $1000.00 - $7000.00
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The scholarships pay the difference between any financial aid the recipient may get from their college or university, and the total for their tuition, books and housing. The scholarships will be renewed yearly if recipients maintain a 3.0 grade average. Principals, teachers, guidance counselors, and other professional educators are invited to nominate students for the award. Nomination information and materials are available at the program's Web site and may be submitted online or via regular mail. For more, contact: The Gates Millennium Scholars; Tel: (877) 690-GMSP (4677); E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A "nomination" package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1st. Go to website for details.
Hispanic College Fund, Inc., Scholarships
The mission of the Hispanic College Fund is to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. HCF accomplishes this mission by securing the funds necessary to award f financial assistance to deserving Hispanic students seeking an undergraduate degree in academic disciplines leading to careers in business. This enables them to meet the career demands of today's job market and entrepreneurial arena. Follow the links for more information about the scholarship opportunities.
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships for Minority Youth
JRF awards four-year scholarships of up to $6,000 per year so students may attend the four year, accredited college or university of their choice. (Last checked 10/19/01)
Marine Corps Scholarships
Minority Health Program
Minority Scholarships (doctoral students in accounting)
National Association of Hispanic Journalist
Awards from $1000 - $5000. Students interested in journalism as a career can apply. Deadline is Feb 28th. See web site for application and information.
National Scholarships at all levels
NBLSA Fellows Program
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Persons from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Ron Brown Scholarships
The award: Leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is unusually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive. Details at site.
Rose Butler Browne Award
The Rose Butler Browne Award was established in 1976 by friends and admirers of Dr. Browne, a 1919 graduate of Rhode Island College, who during her lifetime demonstrated outstanding leadership in professional and community affairs. The $250 award is funded by an endowment within the Rhode Island College Foundation.
Dr. Rose Butler Browne was born in Boston, Mass. In 1897, she moved with her family to Newport, Rhode Island where she grew up. While working as a live-in domestic she earned a bachelor's degree at Rhode Island State College, now the University of Rhode Island. She went on to earn her master's degree at Rhode Island College and then to Harvard University where, in 1939, she became the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in education. In 1950, she received an honorary degree from Rhode Island College, and in 1969 a seven-story Rhode Island College residence hall was named in her honor.
Doctorates in hand, Dr. Browne went south and served on the faculties of Virginia State College, West Virginia State College and Institute, and Bluefield State College in West Virginia. She then transferred to the faculty of North Carolina where she served as chairman of the Education Department. A crusader for black rights, Dr. Browne once refused to send students into teaching jobs in West Virginia as long as State's Board of Education continued paying black teachers less than white teachers. The publicity and subsequent shortage of teachers forced the board to end its discrimination. After retiring in 1963, Dr. Browne operated a day care center for children at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Durham where her husband was the pastor. Later, upon returning to Rhode Island, she operated a summer school aimed at the culture gap faced by black children, and later worked with senior citizens.
In her 1969 autobiography, Love My Children, Dr. Browne attributed most of her motivation to the influence of her great-grandmother, Charlette Ann Lindsay, named the "High Priestess" by her family. The daughter of an American Indian chief, she married a southern slave, worked six years to buy his freedom and later, in hope of bettering her children, migrated to a Boston ghetto. The "High Priestess" convinced Dr. Browne as a child that she, too, must overcome obstacles to better herself and her family. Rose Butler Browne passed away in 1986 at the age of 89. The Rose Butler Browne Award was established in 1976 by friends and admirers of Dr. Browne. The Award is funded by an endowment within the Rhode Island College Foundation.
The Rose Butler Browne Award recipient must be a graduating senior enrolled at Rhode Island College with a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Nominees are expected to have completed at least 100 hours of voluntary or paid service to a disadvantaged population during the preceding year in a community agency or activity; for example, the Urban League, a rehabilitation center, or community recreation center. They are expected to have demonstrated their leadership potential through effective, current performance in a leadership role and through recognition of leadership skills by their peers or supervisors. Most importantly, recipients are expected to have a commitment to developing their leadership potential. The award is presented at the Cap and Gown Convocation in May.
As part of the selection process, applications are required to be accompanied by a letter of reference from their immediate supervisor and a completed personal statement in order to be considered.
About the Application Process
- be a RI College graduating senior
- have a GPA of 2.5 or better
- have contributed at least 100 hours of voluntary or paid service (excluding required skilled work or internship) to a disadvantaged population during the previous calendar year.
- Provide a letter of support from a service project supervisor
- have demonstrated leadership potential through effective, current performance in a leadership role and through recognition of leadership skills by their peers or supervisors
- possess a commitment to developing his/her leadership potential
- provide a personal statement for the application process
- Available in the Unity Center, Welcome and Information Center or
click here to download the application.
- Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 23, 2013
- Submission Location: Antoinette Gomes, Director, Unity Center, DDC Lower Level room 14 (456.8791)
Sallie Mae's free Online Scholarship
Scholarship News: Scholarships for African Americans
Scholarship News: Scholarships for All Minorities
(Last checked 05/20/04)
Scholarship News: Scholarships for Hispanics
(Last checked 05/20/04)
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities
Minorities covered include: African Americans, Hispanics (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, South & Central Americans), Native Alaskans (Eskimos or Aleuts), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians). A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Significant Opportunities for Atmospheric Research and Science Fellowships
A partnership of several federal agencies and programs to improve minority representation in the atmospheric sciences.
Student Inventors Scholarships
Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate Minority Students
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate Scholarships (National Institutes of Health Scholarships)
UNCF MERCK Science Initiative
United States Institute of Peace
National Peace Essay Contest
USA Funds,a leading nonprofit education-loan guarantor, has announced the availability of $3.5 million in scholarship
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Xerox Scholarships for Students - Technical Minority Scholarship Program