The Pew Research Center reported that the foreign-born population living in the USA has increased rapidly within the last several years. By 2025, this group is estimated to reach a record of almost 15 percent of the population. Even today, there has been an increase in minority and ethnic student college enrollment. Acknowledging this trend, Scholarships.com offers a variety of different scholarships to students of different ethnic backgrounds, race, and legal status. Whether you are of Asian descent or Native American origin, there are specific organizations, schools and unions dedicated to helping fund your college education. Criteria for ethnic-based scholarships varies - while some may require you to have been born in another country, others may only require you to have a mom or dad of that heritage. Don't forget that ethnicity may not be the only criteria required for winning a scholarship - you may need to have a certain GPA or set of extracurricular or community involvement. Your family heritage is valuable and having an ethnic background can help you earn more money towards your college education.
Since the U.S. is a melting pot of multiculturalism, there are plentiful scholarships that honor diverse ethnicity. Some scholarships may be broader regionally while others may be available to a specific country or region. Additionally, there may be scholarships offered to a specific ethnic group within a specific state. Different ethnicities may encompass different races, which further diversifies certain individuals. To see what scholarships you qualify for based on your ethnicity, conduct a scholarship search and check out some of our ethnic-based scholarships.
The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be pursuing a career in [...] More
To be eligible for the Betty Hansen Continuing Education/Cultural-Heritage Grant, applicants must be enrolled less than half-time at one of the following: an educational, accredited, or approved school; in a course, workshop, or seminar; or, in a seminar or language class relating to our Danish culture/heritage. The two deadlines for the scholarship are January 31 and August 31. For more [...] More
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. Applicants must be high school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian) with a minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need. Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university in [...] More
The CAMS Scholarship program is open to all Chinese American first, second and third year medical or dental students. Students must be in good standing at an accredited U.S. medical or dental school in the USA at the time of application. Students that have just been accepted into medical school or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be current or [...] More
CCAPW scholarships provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women pursuing higher education who are from the following California counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tulare.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: first generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to API community, and ethnic [...] More
Since 1963, the CINTAS Foundation has awarded over 24 fellowships in music composition. In addition to supporting Cuban artists, many early in their careers, the CINTAS Foundation also maintains a growing collection of works by past awardees and other esteemed Cuban artists. All creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage who are not researchers, students or professional performing [...] More
Candidates in the fields of architectural design, interior design, urban design and urban planning may submit applications for the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture. For the purpose of historical value and documentation, architectural award recipients are encouraged to submit architectural drawings (i.e., representative samples of their work) to be added to the CINTAS Fellows [...] More
Candidates may submit proposals in the field of creative writing for the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing. For the purpose of historical value, the winner is expected to submit a signed and dated manuscript to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection. To be eligible, applicants must have either Cuban citizenship or direct lineage. Applicants engaged in research, students, or [...] More
CINTAS Foundation is offering a fellowship in the visual arts. Artists may submit a maximum of 10 digital images. The panel WILL NOT consider work samples that exceed the maximum. Images submitted without a detailed image list will not be considered. Installation work may be accompanied by a video. To be eligible, applicants must either have Cuban citizenship or have direct lineage. Applicants [...] More
The Annual Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen Pageant selects an ambassador to represent the diverse Hispanic community and culture for the Colorado State Fair and provides scholarships to select highly qualified young women who will act as the Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen and her Court.
The Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to the Fiesta Queen, [...] More
Many students want to know – are they eligible for scholarships at Manor College? The answer is often yes – and students are considered automatically for most scholarships, once their full application has been submitted. Partial scholarships cover partial tuition costs for the freshman year. Renewable for the length of the full-time program as long as the specific credit and GPA requirements are [...] More
To be eligible for the Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be a post- high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical professions. A person can only receive this award once. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship is awarded to a South Asian student enrolled full-time in his/her second, third, or fourth year at a Pennsylvania medical school. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Applicant must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
The Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship is offered to first generation Asian Americans who have a demonstrated interest in business (business major not required). Eligible applicants must be an incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college/university with a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Must also be a resident of Alameda, Contra [...] More
FTE offers financial support for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies at an American or Canadian institution. Eligible applicants must: be Hispanic, Asian, or of indigenous descent enrolled or admitted full time; must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year; and, [...] More
Partial scholarships cover partial tuition costs for the freshman year. Renewable for the length of the full-time program as long as the specific credit and GPA requirements are met. All scholarships are competitive. Partial Tuition Scholarships are given out on a first come first serve basis so applying to Manor College as early as possible is best. A scholarship application is required and is [...] More
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study in the United States combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment. Eligible criteria include: be at least 18; be a citizen of a UGRAD participating [...] More
To be eligible for the Achille & Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship, students must be of Mexican heritage, reside in Kent or Ottawa counties, be attending an accredited college/university for undergraduate studies, have financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship will award two scholarships to students in the United States who are seniors in high school or current college students who will be actively enrolled in college in fall of the upcoming academic year. The student must be of Indian origin, and must demonstrate academic and personal excellence. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia -Undergraduate Scholarship is for students who are of Greek descent OR majoring in Greek Studies , and U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery or Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem Counties in New Jersey. [...] More
Graduate applicants must be currently enrolled, or accepted for enrollment in professional study in one of the helping professions for the Benton Bernstein Scholarships, or a graduate level program for the graduate scholarships in general. Applicants must be a Jewish immigrant to the United States who immigrated with his or her family with the assistance of HIAS Chicago or A U.S. born child or [...] More
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago (HIAS Chicago) began in the hearts and deeds of the Chicago Jewish community around 1900. In order to apply, you must be a Jewish immigrant to the United States who immigrated with his or her family with the assistance of HIAS Chicago; a U.S.-born child or grandchild of a Jewish immigrant to the U.S. who was assisted by HIAS Chicago and have applied for [...] More
The Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship was established in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University.
Applicants must be a graduate student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the coming fall who is pursuing a graduate degree in the social sciences and economics. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in economics and [...] More
The Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) provides scholarships to students of Iranian descent in the United States who demonstrate exceptional academic promise, significant financial need and a dedication to community service. Eligibility: be enrolled or accepted at a four-year accredited university in the United States; demonstrate financial need; have participated in community service and [...] More
The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund provides assistance to students of Iranian heritage demonstrating academic excellence, financial need, and a commitment to community service.
Applicants must have verifiable Iranian heritage, be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (excluding freshmen) or graduate student (excluding PhDs) at an accredited [...] More
The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship was created to honor Arab American students who excel in media studies. Applicants must be: currently enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student; majoring in journalism, radio, television and/or film; have a 3.0 GPA; and, be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
To be eligible for the JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship, applicants must: be students of full Italian ancestry or who are 50% Italian ancestry; must be either an undergraduate in journalism or communication or a college student who has been accepted into college with the intent of establishing a major in journalism or media communications; and, must be a resident of the Chicago Metropolitan area. [...] More
The JSS helps Jewish high school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or technical school with demonstrated financial need. Eligible applicants must be bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties for 2+ years (residents of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, or Venango counties are only eligible to apply for the Sarah and [...] More
Clark County school district male seniors who are of European descent may apply for the Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college or university majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Applicants must write a 400-500 essay on questions such as: "What do you find most [...] More
The Joseph Potochny Scholarship is made possible by a bequest of Joseph Potochny in 1963, and is granted to needy and deserving students of Ukrainian descent who attend Youngstown State University. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served [...] More
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals).
Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A [...] More
To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (or a student from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Northeastern region states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) during [...] More
To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (or a foreign student from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Southern region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee) during the upcoming school year. For more [...] More
To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southwestern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (including foreign students from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Southwestern region states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas) during the upcoming school year. For [...] More
Applicants of the Korean University Club Scholarship must be residents of the State of Hawai’i who can demonstrate financial need, attend an accredited, two-year or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories). Must attend as a full time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office) with a minimum 2.7 GPA and must be of Korean ancestry. For more [...] More
To be eligible for the LCC Ukrainian Home Society Scholarship, recipients must be enrolled in a program at Lansing Community College with a minimum enrollment of 12 credits and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Recipients who are Ukrainian or Eastern European will be given preference. Must have both an incoming GPA and a maintenance of a 2.0. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More
The Lithuanian Foundation believes that students who are active in their community are developing leadership skills that will benefit them and those around them in the future. Applicants must be full-time students of Lithuanian heritage pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Priority is given to students studying outside the borders of Lithuania, especially to those who are members of the [...] More
MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. A personal statement of up to 750 [...] More
The Malko Family established this partial scholarship in honor of John and Helen Malko, in 1993. The applicant must meet all requirements for partial scholarships (competitive), have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum SAT of 900. Preference is given to a student who can demonstrate they are of Ukrainian descent and in financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
The Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance scholarship honors the memory of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, for his dedication to public service, active involvement in state politics, and direct impact he had in opening up opportunities for Asian Americans in the public finance industry. Applicants must be an incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year [...] More
To be eligible for the Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship, students must have a 2.5 GPA and be a high school graduate enrolled in a technical (vocational) educational program leading to a certificate, diploma, associate's degree, or higher. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
To be eligible for the OCCACC Scholarship, applicants must: have at least one parent who is of Chinese descent; demonstrate financial need; be graduating from a high school in Orange County or Los Angeles County; prove enrollment in a community college, college or university; and, have either an ACT of 27 or an SAT of 1200, as well as a 3.0 GPA. Winners will be announced in the beginning of May. [...] More
The Pacific Gas & Electric Company Samahan ERG Scholarship promotes social and educational aspects of Filipino-American culture and heritage among its members and to all PG&E employees. All majors eligible. Eligible applicants must have a residence that is a PG&E customer in California for at least 6 months, be a high school senior, and have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's scholarships and educational programs are available to undergraduate students of Hellenic descent from all 50 United States. In order to apply, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident living in the United States and be of Hellenic descent and have at least one great-grandparent with Hellenic roots. A minimum 3.5 GPA is also required, [...] More
The Alpha Omega Council honors its late founder Peter Agris by presenting the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships annually to several young Greek-Americans pursuing studies in the fields of journalism or communications. The Scholarship program, conducted in cooperation with the Agris family, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017 and since its inception has provided more than a half a million [...] More
Applicants of the Polish-American Arts Association must be an American citizen, either by birth or naturalization. Consideration will also be given to 10-year green card permanent residents looking to become citizens. Applicant must be of Polish or Polish-American descent and demonstrate their descent with a family tree, and must be a legal resident of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, OR be [...] More
Every year, the San Diego Chinese Women's Association awards scholarships to selected outstanding students of Chinese descent who are attending high school in San Diego County. Scholarships are open to applicants of at least one-quarter Chinese descent. Two types of scholarships are available: A one-time $1500 scholarship for use at a four-year university (to be eligible, an applicant must be a [...] More
The SEED Foundation's SEED Scholar Program is proud to support Indian youth with scholarships for higher education. Applicants must be of Asian-Indian heritage with at least one parent of Indian ancestry; a graduating U.S. high school senior; have a minimum G.P.A of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a U.S. university in the fall of the year the scholarship is [...] More
TCA is a fully independent 501(c)(3) public charitable organization that receives no funding from either the U.S. or Turkish government. It is funded entirely by Turkish Americans who believe in a strong U.S.-Turkey relationship and who are proud of their Turkish heritage and by others who share these ideals. TCA is not affiliated with any other organization. TCA is committed to building [...] More
The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas.
Fulbright eligibility requirements vary by program and country of citizenship. For specific contact information, eligibility requirements and limits on the number of [...] More
Pace Law offers a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, leadership and work experience, and community service. Each year, a number of first-year students are awarded these merit scholarships in the range of $5,000 to full tuition. Although students are automatically considered for these awards based on their application for admission, some awards have [...] More
The Korean Ancestry Grants is awarded to students of Asian ancestry with at least one Asian grandparent. There is a strong preference for applicants of Korean ancestry. The grant is for undergraduate study at a well-accredited college or university in the United States. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are for up to two years graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the United States. The prestigious Fellowships are funded by a trust established by Paul and Daisy Soros. In order to apply, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline; must be a [...] More
The Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established to give financial assistance to students of Polish descent. Eligible applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student, must have lived for a minimum of two years in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, or Oswego counties, and must have been accepted for admission as a full-time student at any accredited college, university, or training [...] More
The Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship encourages Yale undergraduates and recent graduates to become involved in community service through summer internships. Winner(s) will earn a 10-week internship opportunity at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian American community. Applicant must be a Yale undergraduate or recent graduate; be of Asian ethnic heritage and demonstrate [...] More
The foundation, and Udall Scholarships, honor the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, brothers who both served in the U.S. Congress. Morris Udall is best known for the impact he made on the environment, public lands, natural resources and tribal self-governance. In addition to serving in Congress, Stewart Udall served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1961-69) and worked as an [...] More
Upakar was founded to support the educational and career aspirations of the Indian-American community. To be eligible for the Indian-American Scholarship, applicants must: have either been born or have one parent born in India; be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (Green Card) holder; have a prior year Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the IRS form 1040 of less than $90,000; and, be a [...] More
The Vincent and Catherine Sansalone Scholarship recipient is selected by the College of Science and Technology and must be majoring in a math or science discipline with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students of Italian American heritage. Students may be required to submit a paper describing the influences of their heritage and culture in their life. To be considered you [...] More
College is a big commitment and burnout is easy if you don’t pace yourself. That said, taking a semester off is a normal thing to do while pursuing your degree. Whether you need a quick break for personal reasons or exciting opportunities, like a once-in-a-lifetime trip or work experience, here’s what you need to know about your scholarship money before taking time off.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid — more commonly known as FAFSA is the key to funding your college education. Not only can the FAFSA connect you to grants, scholarships, and work-study opportunities, but filling out the form is
also the first step to applying for federal student loans. Even though filling out the FAFSA is simple and straightforward, several misconceptions still fly around it. Here are the top FAFSA myths you need to stop believing. [...]
Everyone wants to win a full-ride scholarship and enter their freshman year without financial stress. However, the reality is that you have a greater chance of winning smaller scholarships to aid your degree goals. Get a head start on your scholarship game this summer, so that you can head into your senior year closer to funding your college goals. [...]