Ethnicity Scholarships

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.

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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 incoming freshman [...] More

Betty Hansen Continuing Education/Cultural-Heritage Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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 for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship must be high-school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian); must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the [...] More

CAMS Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • CCAPW scholarships provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women pursuing higher education who are from Fresno County in California. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: first generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to API community, and ethnic diversity. Applicants must be an entering/continuing undergraduate, [...] More

CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture & Design

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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 Fellowship in Visual Arts

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

Dr. and Mrs. Volodymyr and Lydia Bazarko Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Dr. Volodymyr and Lydia Bazarko established this partial scholarship in 2001. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must meet all Manor College requirements for a competitive partial scholarship with preference given to a new freshman or transfer student (with less than 11 credits) who can demonstrate that he or she is of Ukrainian descent. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a [...] More

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $850
  • 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

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions. Applicants must reside within the selected cities and surrounding areas, be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or [...] More

Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

George & Jaroslava Rybak Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Established in 2002, this competitive, partial scholarship will be awarded to a student or students studying in a Business-related program, who is/are of Ukrainian heritage. Part-time student recipient(s) must complete 18 credits with a 3.0 GPA to renew this scholarship. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

GRCF Achille & Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/12/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia -Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia -Undergraduate Scholarship is for students who are of Greek descent OR majoring in Greek Studies regardless of heritage, 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 [...] More

HIAS Chicago Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Career Enhancement scholarships. 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

HIAS College & Young Adult Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/11/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 also [...] More

Hyundai Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Hyundai Scholarships of up to full tuition (fees excluded) are awarded for the period of one academic year for J-1 or U.S. citizens that are incoming and studying full-time at the PhD or Master's level at GWU in the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the School of Business. Awards are made annually to both South Korean and U.S. citizens. Korean Applicants are expected to return to Korea [...] More

Iranian Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Iranian-American Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To be eligible for the JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship, applicants: must be male 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 [...] More

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Central Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/9/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Tena [...] More

John and Helen Malko Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

Joseph Potochny Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Western Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To qualify for the Korean American Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter, students must be of Korean heritage studying in the United States, regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Full-time enrollment at a school in one of the designated Southwestern region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) is required. A [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Korean University Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/18/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

LCC Ukrainian Home Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Leon Bradley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program was established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) believes that it is beneficial for all students to experience diversity among the educators who serve as role models for our students. Thus, AASPA will annually award two [...] More

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 Law School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

OCCACC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Samahan ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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, you 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. Twenty [...] More

Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Greek-American descent, currently enrolled full-time as a journalism or communications major at an accredited college or university in the U.S, [...] More

Polish-American Arts Association

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 a [...] More

San Diego Chinese Women's Association Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

SEED Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Turkish Coalition of America's scholarship program is designed to encourage exchanges between Turks and Armenians, while enabling the shared history of both cultures to resurface through mutual dialogue and understanding. To be eligible, applicants must: be US citizens of Armenian descent; either be undergraduates or graduate students; and, be accepted to a Study Abroad program, language [...] More

The Fulbright Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 awards by [...] More

The Honorable James R. Caruso Pace Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Pace Law School offers a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, leadership and work experience, and community service. The Honorable James R. Caruso Pace Law School Scholarship is awarded to a second-year day or third-year evening student of Italian heritage. The award is based on first-year scholastic performance and financial need. It is maintained [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. [...] More

The Korean Ancestry Grant

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established to give financial assistance to students of Polish descent. The PSF has awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships and has helped about four hundred students. Eligible applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student, must have lived for a minimum of two (2) years in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, or Oswego counties, and must [...] More

Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

Udall Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2021
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Applicants must be Native American or Alaska Native. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Upakar was founded to support the educational and career aspirations of the Indian-American community. In addition to the financial award, Upakar provides a mentoring program for our scholarship recipients. Upakar has been awarding scholarships for over 20 years and is the longest running Indian American scholarship organization.

    To be eligible for an Upakar scholarship, you must:
    - Have [...] More

Vincent and Catherine Sansalone Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

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October 20, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Getting a college degree is part of the American Dream. College graduates generally earn more money and have a better quality of life. So it’s not surprising that students from immigrant families or who are immigrants themselves are making up an increasingly larger percentage of associate’s, bachelors and masters-seeking students in America. [...]

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