Scholarship Information

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The Minority Scholars Award presented by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation and the AMA Minority Affairs, is now open. Presented annually to 10 medical students from minority groups historically underrepresented in the medical profession, the $10,000 awards are offered with support from the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.  For more information, please visit the website.

Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship. 

Graduate from high school with a B average or better and become  a Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholar at The City  University New York. You’ll save up to $1,250 per year in tuition. Visit the 
City University of New York website for more information.

Riviana Foods Inc. parent company of Carolina Rice, recently announced it will continue its longstanding commitment to education by providing $2,000 scholarships to outstanding New York/New Jersey high school seniors. For more information visit Carolina Rice Scholarship Program website. The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) has a vision to see that all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who wish to pursue higher education have that opportunity, regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means. For more information visit APIASF website to begin the application process.

Historically black Knoxville College, in east Tennessee, has reduced its tuition from $5,000 to $1,400 per student including room, board, and books! The program is funded by corporate sponsors and guarantees a college education where students graduate debt free. Enrollment requirements include a high school diploma and a 2.0/4.0 scale. If a student has below a 2.0, they may be considered provided they get three letters of recommendation. 

All interested students must contact the admissions office at Knoxville College by dialing 1-800-743-5669
or by applying on line at Knoxville College website.

The Multicultural Advantage Scholarships and Fellowships  Update is a monthly mailing of scholarships, fellowships,  grants awards and other opportunities for undergraduates,  graduate students, professional students and Phd candidates  from diverse backgrounds seeking to continuing education  and other opportunities for career advancements. For more information on scholarships visit the
  Multicultural Advantage website.

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program:

Formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program,  this 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 (National Security Agency). NSA currently recruits students from all over the country who plan to major in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Foreign Language – Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, or Korean. For more information visit the  National Security Agency website.

State Farm Insurance National Merit Scholarship:

One-time, nonrenewable awards made to high school seniors who qualify as top finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship  Corporation chooses scholars based on PSAT/NMSQT  scores and other criteria.

Achievement Scholarships are awarded to African-American high school seniors selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation based on: PSAT/NMSQT scores, Academic distinction,  Personal achievement, and Leadership abilities. For more information visit the State Farm Insurance website.

United States Institute of Peace Grant Awards:

The Institute offers financial support for research, education and training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. The Institute may provide grant support to nonprofit organizations and individuals-both U.S. and foreign-including the following: institutions of post-secondary, community, and secondary education; public and private education, training or research institutions, and libraries. For more information visit the United States Insitute of Peace website.

Scholarship for African American Single Mothers

The Sister Thea Bowman Foundation has four scholarships for African-American single of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. The Foundation will grant $30,000.00 over a period of four years to the College of St. Mary on behalf of each student.  In return the College of St. Mary  will match that grant with an additional $24,000. The student must be an African-American  single mother who has completed high school. She must be from low income housing. She must be able to gain admission to College of St. Mary. She need not be  Catholic. Each student will have an  African-American mentor during her course of study at the College of St. Mary.  Each student will also have an African-American  host family from Omaha who will also serve  as mentor. Each mother may take up to two children with her to the College of St. Mary. The cut off age for the child is nine. Each mother will live in a dorm with other single mothers and their children. This dorm has been especially renovated to accommodate mothers and their children. Their are special facilities in the dorm, such as playrooms, kitchens and baths built especially  to facilitate living with children in a dorm. Each student will have to fill out an application  for both The Sister Thea Bowman Foundation and for the College of St. Mary.

PLEASE NOTE. THIS IS NOT A FULL SCHOLARSHIP. EACH STUDENT MUST  QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND LOANS.

Scholarships for Latino/Undergraduates Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)  Citigroup Fellows Program

Available to current sophomores who will be enrolled full-time as juniors the following  academic year, and who are pursuing degrees  in selected fields at selected universities or target areas.

Health Student Grants – Special Olympics

Deadline: Rolling The Special Olympics is offering Health  Student Grants for health professions students. The purpose of this program is to engage health professions students to work with persons with  intellectual disabilities as a way of filling in a gap that exists in most health program curricula. The program promotes short-term projects  exploring issues that impact the health and well-being of all persons with intellectual disabilities, including, but not limited to, Special Olympics athletes. Projects may include: (1) health promotion projects,  (2) data collection and analysis on issues impacting  persons with intellectual disabilities, (3) measurement  of attitudes, opinions and behaviors of health professionals, coaches, family/caregivers and athletes, or (4) follow-up assessments of existing programs. Health professions students at the Bachelor, Master, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate levels from accredited  institutions or programs in the United States or  other countries are eligible to apply. A project may be funded for up to $3,500 per year. For complete program information and application guidelines,
 click here.

 
Plum Youth Grants – Do Something Deadline: Rolling

Do Something’s Plum Youth Grants are available  to provide funding to sustain and further the growth of a recently created project, program,  or organization. Plum Youth Grants are given out weekly. Applicants must be 25 years of age or younger
and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. All awards are for $500. For program information and application guidelines, go to:

http://www.dosomething.org/page/applying-a-plum-grant

William Randolph Hearst Endowed  Fellowship for Minority Students 

Deadline (for Summer 2014 interns): Feb. 28, 2014 The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program  (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC,  offer the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both  undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with NSPP. Through this fellowship, NSPP seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program seek to improve the  effectiveness of nonprofit organizations  and philanthropy through research, leadership,  and communication initiatives. In his or  her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes general research and program support for the  Fund’s grant making and outreach efforts. The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community….The student must be able to intern for 10-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. We generally expect that Fall and Spring internships will be  part-time (10-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.  A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

For more information about the program, click here.