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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.

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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.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Samahan ERG Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline February 23, 2024

Employee Resource Groups not only help bring our employees together, but provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age, gender or other defining elements. As part of the support these groups provide to the communities we serve, ERGs offer scholarship opportunities for those pursuing higher education. PG&E and its employee groups offer a wide range of ... Read more

Distinguished Raven FAC Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline February 29, 2024

Several Distinguished Raven FAC Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to qualifying descendants (e.g., natural/adopted children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, etc.) or legal wards of a Lao or Lao-Hmong individual who served in the Royal Laotian Military or Hmong forces in defense of the Kingdom of Laos between 1960 and 1975. This scholarship program is sponsored and administered by the ... Read more

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline March 4, 2024

Our mission is to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area by increasing philanthropy and supporting the organizations that serve our most vulnerable community members. We envision a thriving Asian and Pacific Islander community with presence and impact. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria ... Read more

Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships

  • Amount $4,000
  • Deadline March 22, 2024

All graduating high school seniors, who are biological or adopted children of Roma Lodge members, are eligible to apply for the Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships. An applicant’s father must be a member in good standing as of January 31st of the calendar year that application for the scholarship is made. The recipient’s father must continue to be a member in good standing for the duration of the ... Read more

Russell and Helen Missureli Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline March 22, 2024

All graduating high school seniors, who are biological or adopted children of Roma Lodge members, are eligible to apply for the Russell and Helen Missureli Scholarship. An applicant’s father must be a member in good standing as of January 31st of the calendar year that application for the scholarship is made. The recipient’s father must continue to be a member in good standing for the duration ... Read more

GRHS Youth Essay Contest

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline March 31, 2024

An International GRHS Essay Contest, sponsored by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, will be held to encourage students to learn about the history and culture of the German-Russians, people who emigrated from Germany into Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, in the USA, Canada and other countries in the Western Hemisphere, these people have become known as Germans from Russia. ... Read more

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline April 1, 2024

To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following: Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are ... Read more

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Women’s Division

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 5, 2024

To be eligible for the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Women’s Division Scholarship, applicants must: be a resident of Illinois; be a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled full-time in a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university or an accredited vocational/technical school; have at least a 3.0 GPA; have at least one parent of Italian descent; and be present to accept the ... Read more

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline April 12, 2024

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is offering scholarships for Arab American undergraduates who excel in media studies. Undergraduate juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students majoring in journalism, radio, television, and/or film are eligible to apply. For those interested in applying, please submit the following: a one-page statement explaining why you merit the ... Read more

KYTESOL ESL/LEP Student Scholarship Opportunity

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

Investing in the Educational Journey of ESL/LEP Graduates KYTESOL (Kentucky Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity for ESL/LEP students graduating from Kentucky high schools. This scholarship, valued at $1,500, is designed to support deserving students in their pursuit of post-high school education. The funds will be dispersed in two ... Read more

Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California (VPANC) Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 17, 2024

The Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California (VPANC) is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Scholarship Awards Program for outstanding Vietnamese high school seniors. Each award given will be $2,000. We encourage all Vietnamese students meeting the requirements to apply. To qualify, applicants must: Be of Vietnamese descent; Be a high school senior currently living in Northern ... Read more

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount $8,000
  • Deadline April 30, 2024

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 ... Read more

John Fischetti Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 30, 2024

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) is proud to offer the John Fischetti Scholarship, awarded to students who are of 50% or more of Italian ancestry and have been accepted into or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program majoring in journalism or media communications. Competitive applicants must be of 50% or more of Italian ancestry, pursuing a degree in journalism or ... Read more

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture & Design

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

Candidates for the CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition must submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 recordings, two of which should be recent works. Recordings must accompany scores. Scores must be digitally scanned in PDF form. A list of all works (including the date of each) must be provided, showing which works have been performed or read. All recordings should be ... Read more

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

Candidates of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition must submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 recordings, two should be recent works. Recordings must accompany scores. For the purpose of historical value, the winner is expected to submit signed and dated bounded scores and an accompanying CD to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection. To be eligible, applicants must either ... Read more

Indian Cultural Center of South Jersey Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

The Scholarship Committee of the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) of South Jersey, formerly known Asian Indian Professionals, Inc. (AIP), is pleased to announce the availability of 15-20 scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $2,500 for college students who have a parent or grandparent of Asian Indian descent. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are ... Read more

The NASRA Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

The NASRA Foundation provides college education scholarships for worthy students in need. The foundation's goals are to help the next generation of hard working students reach their full potential by assisting in the funding OF college expenses. We welcome interested prospective college students of Indian descent to apply for consideration for a NASRA Foundation scholarship. Each application ... Read more

Tony V. Grey Legacy Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline May 15, 2024

To be eligible for the Tony V. Grey Legacy Scholarship, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior from a school located in Ventura County; have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0; be a resident of Ventura County; and have at least a minimum Filipino heritage of 50%. Besides completion of the application and an essay, applicants are also required to submit letters of ... Read more

Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship Award

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline June 1, 2024

Two scholarships will be awarded to students in the United States who are seniors in high school or current college students, who are actively enrolled in college as of September. The student must be of Indian origin and must demonstrate academic and personal excellence. Gunvant & Bharati Parekh immigrated to the USA in the late 60s. With hopes for a better future, they believed in the core ... Read more

Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship Fund

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 1, 2024

Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship Fund is a program designed to help the next generation of Hispanic students achieve their post-secondary education goals. The scholarship program is open to exemplary High School Seniors of Hispanic descent residing in Metro Atlanta or Metro Phoenix who’ve overcome extraordinary challenges in order to achieve academic success. Eligibility: Must reside in the ... Read more

DMA Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline July 15, 2024

A highly educated Indian Malayalee population is vital for the prosperity of the US Indian community within the state of Michigan. In order to motivate the students, DMA will provide educational scholarships to those who have close social and cultural ties to the Malayalee community in the state. Students who demonstrate either Academic merit or active community involvement or other notable ... Read more

LASF Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline July 17, 2024

To be eligible for the LASF Scholarship, applicants must: be of Laotian descent who has graduated from high school for the current year; have applied to and will be attending a college, university or trade school; and reside within Western New York State. The application review criteria will include completeness of application, quality of essay, and high school achievements at both the academic ... Read more

Essay and Art Contest on Civil and Human Rights

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline August 15, 2024

Are you passionate about social change and have a talent for writing or art? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Hindus for Human Rights and Dalit Solidarity Forum are hosting an art and essay contest on the topic of "Which South Asian social justice activist do you admire and why.” Applicants can submit either a piece of art or an essay to demonstrate their creativity. Artwork must consist ... Read more

American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarships

  • Amount $10,000
  • Deadline August 18, 2024

The American College of Surgeons takes pride in offering International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries outside the United States or Canada. These scholarships are designed for individuals who have showcased a strong commitment to teaching and research. Valued at $10,000 each, these scholarships provide a unique opportunity for scholars to immerse themselves in clinical, ... Read more

Dorothy Dubois Walker Beach Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2024

Historic Huguenot Street promotes outstanding research and scholarship among students in such topical areas as decorative arts, Indigenous history and culture, the African American experience in the Hudson Valley, and Huguenot history and culture. The scholarships are offered to eligible undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with Historic Huguenot Street and the Hasbrouck Family ... Read more

Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2024

The Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, offered by Historic Huguenot Street and administered jointly with the Hasbrouck Family Association, is a $1,000 award that may be divided if necessary. Applicants must be undergraduates (sophomores-seniors) studying historic preservation, architecture, the conservation of artifacts and manuscripts, and/or the education of the public about local ... Read more

Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Sr. History Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2024

The Kenneth E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, administered jointly with the Hasbrouck Family Association, is a $1,000 award that may be divided if necessary. Applicants must be undergraduate students studying historic preservation, architecture, the conservation of artifacts and manuscripts, and/or the education of the public about local history in accordance with HHS’ mission. Additional ... Read more

Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2024

The Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships are four annual awards of $3,500 each, awarded independently by the Hasbrouck Family Association. Additional scholarships may be awarded by the Hasbrouck Family Association under appropriate circumstances. Applicants must be of documented New Paltz Huguenot descent, and are required to submit an ancestry form. In order to be considered for a ... Read more

Lucille Stoeppler Baker Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline August 31, 2024

Historic Huguenot Street promotes outstanding research and scholarship among students in such topical areas as decorative arts, Indigenous history and culture, the African American experience in the Hudson Valley, and Huguenot history and culture. The scholarships are offered to eligible undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with Historic Huguenot Street and the Hasbrouck Family ... Read more

Italian American Executives of Transportation Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline August 31, 2024

To be considered for an IAET Scholarship, the application must be filled out completely. A digital picture, head shot, of at least 800 pixels must be submitted via email. If selected, you must attend the Dinner Dance in November. If selected, you must be willing to stand in respect for our US National Anthem, with hand on heart, as is protocol. If selected, You will dress respectfully for a ... Read more

The Frank Annunzio Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline September 15, 2024

In order to be given priority consideration for the Frank Annunzio Scholarship, the applicant is required to: be of 50% or more of Italian extraction; have demonstrated leadership and community service experience; have high academic achievement and a resident of Illinois; and be enrolled or admitted into an accredited institution of higher education and show proof of their acceptance/enrollment. ... Read more

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline September 30, 2024

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). Drs. Jitendra M. and Saryu J. Desai established the ... Read more

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $7,500
  • Deadline October 1, 2024

The Lithuanian Foundation, Inc. is a registered Illinois not-for-profit foundation dedicated to preserving and fostering Lithuanian culture and traditions in the United States, Lithuania and Lithuanian communities worldwide. Since its inception in 1962, the Lithuanian Foundation has advanced its goals by awarding $25,000,000 in grants and scholarships. This includes a special, one-time capital ... Read more

WSU Hungarian Ancestry Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline October 6, 2024

Wright State University is pleased to announce that scholarships are now available to students of Hungarian descent to attend Wright State. Students must write a one-page to two-page page essay on their academic and professional goals, provide proof of Hungarian ancestry, and give a copy of their most current academic record as part of the application process. Students are required to have a 3.0 ... Read more

John Pirelli Lodge Italian American Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline October 13, 2024

The partnership between Wright State University and the John Pirelli Sons of Italy Lodge is dedicated to help preserve and promote Italian culture in the region, and to provide financial assistance to students of Italian descent at Wright State University. Eligible applicants must: be of Italian descent; be a full time undergraduate student; and have a 3.0 GPA. In addition, applicants must also ... Read more

Nick & Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $6,500
  • Deadline November 1, 2024

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) is proud to offer – from the Nicholas and Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship Fund-- scholarships that are awarded to persons of Italian parentage for assistance in music or education for college students who are orphans or who were raised in foster homes. Preference for scholarship awards may be given to students studying music in college ... Read more

Frank J. Vigilante Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline November 1, 2024

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) is proud to offer – from the Frank J. Vigilante Scholarship Fund – scholarships that are awarded to students of Italian extraction demonstrating financial need and high academic achievement. Competitive students must be of Italian extraction, demonstrate financial need, and must have high academic achievement. The award amount is for a ... Read more

Joseph U. Bottalla Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline November 1, 2024

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) is proud to offer the Joseph U. Bottalla Scholarship – from the Joseph U. Bottalla Scholarship Fund - awarded to students who are Illinois residents of 50% or more of Italian extraction, have studied Italian language for at least two years or currently enrolled in an Italian language course, either in high school or college, and are admitted ... Read more

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

  • Amount $100,000
  • Deadline December 1, 2024

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master's and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia (including Russia), the Pacific, and the United States (including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands) to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the ... Read more

Ohio Dominican University Vietnamese Academic Excellence Award

  • Amount $8,000
  • Deadline Varies

Ohio Dominican University is committed to international education, and we will do everything we can to make earning your degree at ODU affordable. International students admitted to Ohio Dominican University for undergraduate study may be eligible for merit scholarships, on-campus jobs, and more to help pay for tuition and housing. Throughout their generosity, Ohio Dominican University offers ... Read more

ACBH Stipend Program for an Internship on Capitol Hill

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline Varies

The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). ACBH advocates for a democratic, multi-ethnic and indivisible BiH and one of our primary goals is advancing the integration of BiH into the EU and ... Read more

Bosnian-American Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline Varies

The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). ACBH advocates for a democratic, multi-ethnic and indivisible BiH and one of our primary goals is advancing the integration of BiH into the EU and NATO, ... Read more

The Honorable James R. Caruso Pace Law School Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline Varies

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 ... Read more

Latin American-Caribbean Scholarship

  • Amount $4,000
  • Deadline Varies

Full-time students who are a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean country (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and who receive scholarships from the federal or state government shall be classified as residents for tuition purposes. This provision of the law provides an opportunity to encourage the continued internationalization of UF and to attract more high-quality students ... Read more

Last Reviewed: December 2023