Minority Scholarships

A large percentage of the U.S. college population is comprised of minority students from various backgrounds and races, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic and Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and so forth. To qualify as minority student, you don't need to be a first generation immigrant or the first person in your family to go to college. Specific organizations qualify women or LGBTQ students as minorities.

Scholarships for minority students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Typically, multi-ethnic students may qualify for at least one of the listed minority scholarships. Make sure to see if you qualify for more than one type of minority scholarship by conducting a free scholarship search. Minority scholarships are not limited to United States residents. Students outside the United States may apply as well, whether they are studying at home or abroad. Some scholarships may not even require U.S. citizenship, so be sure to check the official rules carefully when applying for scholarships.

The types of scholarships for minority students vary from academic merit scholarships to athletic scholarships to need-based scholarships. When searching for financing opportunities, take into consideration your skills, talents, and areas of need. Scholarships are not limited to college institutions either - there are specific charitable organizations, corporations, professional associations, and minority advocacy groups that are dedicated to serving underrepresented student populations.

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Explore some of these scholarship opportunities by clicking on the links below and be sure to conduct a free college scholarship search to find more scholarships that may be available to you.

African American Scholarships

A common category for scholarships is ethnicity, along with other classifications for "minorities," since they tend to be underrepresented in many areas of society. Colleges and universities, along with many philanthropic organizations, seek ways to support students in their pursuit of higher education. However, ethnic background may not be the only factor required when applying for such scholarships. Many scholarships many not focus on ethnicity at all. Popular organizations that award African Americans include the United Negro College Found and the National Assistance for the Advancement of Colored People. Historically black colleges will also award students of African American heritage based on a variety of criteria. Therefore, we encourage you to conduct a free scholarship search to find all the scholarships in our database that you may qualify for.

Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

Some well-known organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities or the ¡Adelante! Fund are dedicated to assisting Hispanic and Latino students when it comes to paying for college. Though Hispanic and Latino scholarships are numerous, ethnicity should not be the singular feature highlighted when searching for a scholarship. Whether it is ethnicity, a sport at which you excel, or a musical instrument, strong academics are always encouraged. Many factors contribute to winning a scholarship, and chances in winning can be increased when combining and adding more appealing elements. That is why we encourage students to conduct a free scholarship search to find all the scholarships in our database for which you qualify.

American Indian/Native American Scholarships

Since there are fewer Native Americans than there are Latinos, Hispanics, and African Americans, there is less competition when it comes to Native American scholarships. Native Americans have been historically underrepresented in higher education and with colleges' initiatives to help provide funding for this group, many scholarships are subject-specific to encourage growth in underrepresented fields. Some scholarships require post-college work in certain regions as well, such as Native American communities and tribes. Conducting a free scholarship search will show you what scholarships you qualify for based on a number of criteria.

Native American-specific scholarships will typically require documentation and proof of Native American descent and lineage. Also, certain scholarships may be limited to a specific tribe, such as the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, or Seminole tribes. Always be sure to read the rules and eligibility carefully before applying. It is most efficient to utilize our free scholarship search service, since you can never be certain as to how you can qualify for a particular scholarship. By filtering out many scholarships, we cater to your individual profile, and can supply you with the most appropriate, individual-specific scholarships.

Asian/Pacific Islander Scholarships

Just as there are scholarships specifically targeted towards Latino, Hispanic, African American, and Native American minority students, there are scholarships solely for Asian or Pacific Islander students. It is misleading to categorize together all Asian and Pacific Islander populations since they not only differ regionally, but culturally as well. Asian American and Pacific Islanders, just as Latinos and Hispanics, are fast-growing populations in U.S. colleges and universities. When it comes to scholarships, there are organizations that may be looking specifically for either Asians or Pacific Islanders - and some may want both. For example, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education through their scholarship program. AAPI students may need to prove interest in a specific field, demonstrate academic success or community leadership. Conducting a free scholarship search will show you what scholarships you qualify for based on a number of criteria.

AAIA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Association on American Indian Affairs has been providing Native American student scholarships since 1947 and provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Native American students who are citizens/ members of their Tribal Nation – whether or not their Nation is recognized by the federal government.

    The Association’s scholarships are funded by an endowment from the Elizabeth and [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay discussing the role they [...] More

ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. The ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses. Offered annually, the [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (excluding Asian) or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Seniors can [...] More

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. Scholarships [...] More

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Applicants of the Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship must be a graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school and must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina. Applicants must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and be an [...] More

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.

    The scholarship awards $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees. [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting Ph.D. scholars who [...] More

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program (AINS) was started by the NSCDA in 1928 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing or anything health-related. The students are expected to return to work among their people to help improve health care. Some students work on reservations, and others find employment in hospitals in areas largely [...] More

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship , applicants must: be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada; be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander; and, must attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or [...] More

AMS Minority Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall. To be eligible, students must [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is offered to women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to [...] More

APIASF General Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Applicants must register for a free account on the scholarship provider's website to complete the application. Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined [...] More

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. Eligible applicants must: be a racial minority; be a US citizen, US national, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred [...] More

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. The Fellowship includes designated cohort programming at the ASA Annual Meeting, travel support for scientific conferences, and the opportunity to become part of a distinguished network of [...] More

Augustana University Diversity Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Augustana University Diversity Scholarships are for full-time domestic students of color and are awarded to students based on their application for admission. No other application is necessary and students can verify their eligibility with the Office of Admission or Financial Aid. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • 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 pursuing a career in [...] More

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/27/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in our law schools. Applicants must be attending eligible law schools in the Bay Area, and must demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We also offer a $5,000 Minority Scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.

    Applicant must be a United States citizen or [...] More

California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Orange County (OC) Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund (HEEF) serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California only. HEEF offers competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who qualify for need based financial aid and who enroll at a 4-year college or university. For more information or to [...] More

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people by providing scholarship funds to Native college students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. The [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $24
  • For more than three decades the CBCF in partnership with CBC Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students. Each year, we award more than 300 scholarships to students that demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.

    Applicants [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship is for full-time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.

    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is preparing to pursue, or is currently pursuing, an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral [...] More

CCI Hispanic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Community Council of Idaho's Hispanic Scholarship is awarded to nine deserving, low-income high school students or first time collegiate bound Idahoans. Applicants must be residents of Idaho, be of Hispanic origin, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursue an academic major and be enrolling as a college freshman in the fall of the year the award is offered.

    This year we ask that you to write an [...] More

Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare.

    Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be an African-American [...] More

Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • As the Cherokee Nation continues to grow, education and opportunities for tribal citizens remain a strategic priority. Education services provide educational, history, cultural, language, scholarship and youth leadership opportunities for eligible Cherokee Nation citizens. For those citizens who wish to pursue higher education degrees, Cherokee Nation offers a variety of scholarships for both [...] More

Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Chickasaw Nation is pleased to offer its students funding assistance for college The higher education grant may be awarded to undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students who maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher each semester. Must attend at least three credit hours per semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Chips Quinn Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. The program's aim is to provide training and support that will open doors to news and information careers and bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the U.S. College juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with majors in journalism or career [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust targets disadvantaged high school and post high school graduates across the State of Arkansas, under age 25 and eligible applicants with funding resulting from the Mauldin vs. Arkansas State Hospital Consent Decree, United States District Court No. LR-C-8777. To be eligible to apply, applicants must: be African-American; demonstrate financial need; have [...] More

CUNY Becas Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Are you a graduate student or mid-career professional seeking to develop and strengthen your leadership skills and broaden your public policy knowledge? Are you committed to positive social change and to advancing the well-being of all New Yorkers? If so, the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society invites you to apply to its Fellowship on Women & Public Policy program. Since 1983, the [...] More

Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Spirit of Achievement Scholarship was named to honor Dr. Odom-Wesley for her commitment and passion for education and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha. Scholarship applicants must be African-American female high school seniors currently attending classes in the Tarrant County area. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology [...] More

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To apply for the Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must be an African-American female; a graduating high school senior or GED recipient who has been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university, or a past Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship recipient who is currently enrolled in college, and a 2.5 GPA. Must have a permanent address in Winnebago County or is a [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Elms College Elm STEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time. In order to apply, you must be a prospective full-time, first-year student at Elms College; be a prospective major in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics, except for clinical [...] More

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • 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

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is [...] More

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship is to provide educational resources for African-American males to pursue higher education. Applicants must be a graduating senior from a Rockford public high school with a minimum 2.9 GPA. Students must have been involved in community service and volunteerism and share values including the importance of family, service to one's community [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum [...] More

Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2023
  • 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 Doctoral Students of African Descent

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • 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. Applicants must be of African descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies and be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year. [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • 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 A. Strait Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. To apply for the George A. [...] More

Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund at Georgia State University is offered to incoming freshmen of Hispanic or Latino heritage who have demonstrated ongoing leadership and service to their communities.

    Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

GRCF Achille & Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is open to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university in West Michigan majoring in fine arts, including all visual and performing arts. Applicants must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 [...] More

GRCF Black Men Building Resources Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Black Men Building Resources Scholarship, students must be African American students with financial need residing in Kent County, who graduated or received a GED from a Grand Rapids area high school. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Hackett Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at, or have graduated from any Grand Rapids public high school in Grand Rapids Michigan and will be an undergraduate student attending an accredited college/university or skilled trade school of their choice. Preference is given to women of color. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship is awarded to students of color with a permanent residence in Michigan or attending a Michigan law school. Students must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) opens gateways so students can reach their full potential. By eliminating traditional barriers to higher education and professional success, HSC cultivates leaders ready to meet our community’s most critical needs. What began as a small collaboration committed to scholarship is now a synergistic organization focused on the academic, leadership, [...] More

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/16/2023
  • 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 [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship during the summer prior to the academic year the scholarship is awarded. Eligible applicants must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents [...] More

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college.

    Each spring, the Italian Catholic Federation receives nearly 400 applications for its yearly scholarship awards. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, [...] More

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Western Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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: 6/30/2023
  • 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 University Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/18/2023
  • 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

LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • Amount: $3,750
  • Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. Eligibility: -Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident -Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, [...] More

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to NYC where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception.

    Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group and be a full-time student at a four-year [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic [...] More

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund's mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. They are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and healthcare related fields. Applicants must be African American graduating High School Seniors from anywhere in the [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/9/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarters of the time and graduate students enrolled at least half-time.

    Applicants must: [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Minority teacher education scholars program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students. The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have teacher education programs.
    Applicants must be a resident of the State of [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE act, be a resident of Illinois, be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, be a high school graduate or hold a GED, be enrolled or [...] More

NAAAP Philadelphia Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Asian American Professionals Philadelphia's Chapter scholarship program benefits graduating high school seniors and current college students who are Asian/Asian American. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and currently attend a Greater Philadelphia high school, or be a college undergrad with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who is currently attending a Greater [...] More

National Hispanic Business Women Association Educational Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the National Hispanic Business Women Association Educational Scholarship, applicants must: be a student with home residence in California; involvement in some form of community service; demonstrate financial need; have a 3.0 GPA; and, attend a college or university in the US. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism encourages further diversity in journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year, and a first-year stipend of $500 for book purchases. Applicants must be high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who are preparing to [...] More

Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is available to Osage students pursuing post-secondary education at the associate level or beyond. A wide range of educational choices is supported, including associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs at accredited schools. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.0 and be in good standing to remain eligible for scholarship [...] More

Page Education Foundation Grants

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant's attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need. You must be enrolled [...] More

Pauahi Foundation Public Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/23/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions. Scholarships are available to the general public, including students who are not graduates of Kamehameha Schools.

    However, [...] More

Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce offers awards to Hispanic students in Greater Pittsburgh.
    To be eligible to the program, the student must: be attending or accepted in an accredited post-high school educational institution including 2 or 4 year college/university or vocational school, in the United States or its territories (full-time); have a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) realizes the substantial rewards of giving a way into educational opportunities to eager Hispanic students. PMAHCC supports scholarship funds of the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh and continues to give time and effort in the accumulation and security of their resources to benefit the continuous rise of the number of [...] More

Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • At the core of our mission is the vision of our patron, Prince Kuhio, for the upward mobility of the Hawaiian people through education. With this in mind, we make a commitment to fund scholarship recipients for their two or four years of higher education. Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry and members or member [...] More

Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/9/2023
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) is a selective scholarship program available to high school senior to advance higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in [...] More

RTDNF Carole Simpson Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Carole Simpson Scholarship was established to encourage and help minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism. Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded and be pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism. Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing [...] More

RTDNF Ed Bradley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent. Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000 recognizing his lifetime commitment to RTDNA and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in 2006.

    Bradley [...] More

Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is only for African American Colorado high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall (must have lived in Colorado for at least five years). Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/27/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program is for Sault Tribe members attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or university full-time (12 credit hours or more).

    Grants are based on unmet financial need as determined by the individual college in which the student is enrolled. Applicants must be attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or [...] More

Scholarship Program For a Better Life

  • Application Deadline: 9/25/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Scholarship Program For a Better Life is offered to Hispanic students residing in the Piedmont-Triad area, and who are attending a North Carolina college/university. Eligible applicants must: be a high school senior or have an HSE diploma; reside in eligible counties (see website for details); be under 22 years old; and, be bilingual. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

SEED Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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

Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college/university in the upcoming academic year are eligible to apply for the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship. Applicants must be a student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant and demonstrate community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, [...] More

SME Education Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The SME Education Foundation annually awards millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing two-year, four-year or advanced degrees in manufacturing or engineering. Applicants for any scholarship must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States, have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be on the path towards an associates, [...] More

SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship is open to minority female high school seniors who participate in the performing arts and are North Carolina residents in Mecklenburg County, with a minimum 3.2 GPA, and have been accepted into a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is offered. Applicants are required to write a two short answer essay questions and [...] More

Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. This award is for students who are pursing a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.

    To be eligible, applicants must: be a minority Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen; be classified as a college junior, senior, or graduate [...] More

The AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship service supports educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Applicants must be full-time undergrad students attending a 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school. Preference is given to students with a GPA between 2.0-3.5 and an ACT score of 14 or above, but all [...] More

The Gates Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2022
  • Amount: $160,000
  • The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid [...] More

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree. Students who are interested in applying for the Herbert Lehman Scholarship are strongly encouraged to review the [...] More

The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent

  • Application Deadline: 11/4/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent is offered once annually to applicants during the winter residency/spring semester. Awards must be applied toward the winter residency/spring semester directly following acceptance; fellowships cannot be deferred or applied toward a summer residency/fall semester start. For more information or to apply, [...] More

The Korean Ancestry Grant

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • 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: 10/27/2022
  • 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 Pickard Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Pickard Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2004 to assist African-American male students in Dallas County. Dr. Pickard was an optometrist and founder of the Pickard Eye Clinic. Called “Magnum” by his patients, he believed that if you do something nice for someone and they do something nice for someone else, you can affect the lives of many people. This scholarship [...] More

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM Racial-Ethnic Specific Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies. GBHEM offers Racial-Ethnic scholarships to minority racial or ethnic members of the United Methodist Church. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $8,000
  • 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

Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • A highly-educated American Indian population is vital for improving the economic sufficiency and prosperity of American Indian communities located within the state of Washington. To this end, Washington State, in collaboration with the American Indian Community and other private sector partners, established the American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES). This program provides educational [...] More

WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Summer Student Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and [...] More

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is a scholarship for minority students (defined as Black and Hispanic/Latinx individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Students must agree in writing to apply for a teaching position in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. To renew the scholarship for subsequent academic [...] More
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