AMS Minority Scholarships


February 24, 2023

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  • Scholarship Description
  • 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 plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences (marine Biology is not eligible). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Anisha Taveras  on 1/3/2023 9:24:10 PM

As a Hispanic child of immigrants, I believe that I should get this scholarship because I promised to my grandmother, who passed away back in 2016, that I would be a doctor and start helping her and others. Even since I was a little girl, I always helped others. I genuinely like helping others in need, not because of money, not to earn something out of it-it makes me happy. I remember that I would always visit my parent's home country, the Dominican Republic, and we would always go to the poorest neighborhoods to give away food, clothing, toys, and many other items.Seeing the smiles on their faces just made my heart warm and jumpy. I will forever and always give away to others in need. Not for money, not for fame, but out of love. Becoming a doctor will make me feel great because I will have finally achieved my dream, but also have kept my promise to my grandmother.

Kiana K  on 2/11/2021 7:06:12 PM

This scholarship will help me so much while I am trying to achieve my degree at The University of Alabama. Studying in the science field has always been a dream of mine since I was a little child and now I am so close to achieving that dream. As a afro-indigenous girl I did not have it easy growing up. I felt as if I did not really fit in anywhere. I did not really know my purpose in live until I felt in love with the field of science.

Nayelis E  on 2/9/2021 1:38:51 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I come from a low income family, and my minimum wage job wont cover all of the expenses, especially during times like this. I don't want to be deep into dept and would take anything that helps.

Gustavo Cardenas  on 2/8/2021 6:32:46 PM

As a latino student I am determined to succeed at my academic best to achieve the success I know I deserve. It is hard sometimes understanding the discrimination in this world, but I believe we are all equal and deserve the best for each and every one of us. For the upcoming academic year, funding will be harder. My parents both lost their jobs when covid happened. I work full time and am a full-time student. I pay all the bills on my own and try to keep going everyday with a positive attitude. I work hard and study hard. My GPA for last semester was a 3.5 and I plan on maintaining that. Life is not easy but it is doable with a positive mindset. I will be paying for my tuition next academic year with no help. Paying everything on my own is very hard and makes me live paycheck to paycheck. If anything went wrong with my car I have no money to pay for it, therefore have no transportation. I try to save money but it goes to tuition, books and bills. I will look at my next academic year as a positive and try my best to continue working hard for what I believe in!

Gustavo Cardenas  on 2/5/2021 8:57:59 AM

I am a latino/white young adult who strives for excellence. For the upcoming academic year, funding will be harder. My parents both lost their jobs when covid happened. I work full time and am a full-time student. I pay all the bills on my own and try to keep going everyday with a positive attitude. I work hard and study hard. My GPA for last semester was a 3.5 and I plan on maintaining that. Life is not easy but it is doable with a positive mindset. I will be paying for my tuition next academic year with no help. Paying everything on my own is very hard and makes me live paycheck to paycheck. If anything went wrong with my car I have no money to pay for it, therefore have no transportation. I try to save money but it goes to tuition, books and bills. I will look at my next academic year as a positive and try my best to continue working hard for what I believe in!

Ethan F  on 2/2/2021 5:49:43 PM

I have always been dedicated to my studies and strived for excellence in school and outside of school as well with my multiple community service activities. My family is from Puerto Rico and I will be first generation going to college to ultimately pursue my dream of becoming a physician. Unfortunately despite maintaining a 4.0 GPA ,finances are a limiting factor in the Universities I can attend. I am hoping that a scholarship will open the options attainable for me and help me achieve my dreams .

Daniel McPherson  on 1/26/2021 11:09:39 PM

Obtaining high school education is a great achievement although at times I felt like giving up as the journey was at times hard but I persisted. The world is constantly changing and as a result of the competitiveness of our society my drive to be pushed to complete my education to be able to advance as our economy grows. Acquiring this scholarship will help me tremendously as a minority student. Not only will it help me but it will alleviate some of the financial burden my mother is facing and will face during my college years. With the constant push from my mother wanting me to be successful in life I am more than happy to start this journey and can't wait to see the joy on my mother and other family faces on graduation day. As such any financial gratuity will be well appreciated and received.

Zavier H  on 1/22/2021 3:50:07 PM

I applied for this scholarship because as my senior year ends, I find it harder and harder to find minority scholarships;)

Angel H  on 1/20/2021 6:40:54 AM

I am the first son in my family to get excepted into University NYU. This money will help for my finances. Even with all the grants and financial aid I am still short. I have applied for many different scholarships in the hopes that I will not have to take out to big of a loan. My mother works very hard as an essential worker in the ER dept and I want to make finances easier for her while I am away at school.

Cithaly Rodas  on 1/5/2021 6:17:31 PM

Scholarships help provide financial freedoms for students to follow their academic goals which in turn would provide more opportunities to less privileged students. This is exactly how scholarships would help me. My dream has always been to work in the medical field helping people. I have been a CNA for the past 5 years and I love the ability to make a difference in people's lives. With the assistance of donors and their scholarships I could focus more on my schooling and take my career further in the medical field with a nursing degree, allowing me to help more people at all stages of care.

Nathaniel W  on 1/4/2021 7:20:02 PM

Your scholarship will help me inspire others. My father is of the Boarding School generation, a kind description of Culture reeducation. My Mother and Father made the best outcome of the situation they both were put in. I want to honor both my parents and all the young Native Americans that had to be re-educated. I want to be the example, I am Dine, I am American, I am a Marine. I Love the Creator and all the Creator's creation. I appreciate this opportunity that you have given me to express myself, Ahh-Hee-Hyat

Samuel Oduwole  on 12/16/2020 12:13:33 PM

This scholarship will help me achieve my educational and career goals. I have been working hard by doing every little thing I can in order to save up for college, but the extortionate cost of my tuition hasn't been enough. I am planning to work during my undergraduate degree, but I do wish to focus a lot of time on my studies. It is a long way to realize my dream, and it certainly will be another long way to go actualize it. I was always anxious that the family’s budget would cause me some difficulties in pursuing my dreams which makes the scholarship more significant to me. If I am given the scholarship, I can focus and further my education without having to worry about my family's financial problems, and more importantly, I will be able to stand a chance which is to take a step closer to success.

Elias L.  on 12/9/2020 8:22:06 PM

I am eager to study in the field of science and to pursue my Cross Country and Track opportunity at Thomas University. They are willing to give me an athletic scholarship yet it won't cover the entire cost, and i want to be in little to no debt as possible.

Tanaja Harrison  on 12/4/2020 12:53:05 AM

I'm excited to complete my degree. I always dreamed of walking college hallways staying up all night writting papers. Although this has been an amazing experience not has been a bit rough as a mother and wife. Jobs have been cut kids are not at home and funds seem to be lower than ever. This financial assistance will really help me in so many ways. Books schools supplies gas and food for the semesters. Thank you for your time

Ivette Rocha  on 12/2/2020 4:20:21 PM

This scholarship would be a huge help for college expenses and books and I am looking forward to become a nurse .

Ximena G.  on 12/1/2020 12:45:25 PM

I am Mexican American, First generation to go off to college, and this scholarship would help me and family a lot with being able to buy books and supplies.

Avaun A.  on 11/30/2020 12:55:09 AM

Not only will this scholarship benefit me throughout my college years it will allow me to pay rent so that i can further more eliminate certain stress factors in my life so that i can prepare myself for a successful foreseeable future by being more indulgent with my studies rather more so than working.

Josephine G  on 11/20/2020 6:04:17 PM

I am Mexican American and this scholarship would help me with my financial situation. I come from a low income family and obviously college didn’t seem like an option but I’m looking for opportunities like these .

Mohammad Imran  on 11/20/2020 1:35:57 PM

I am the first member of my family going to college. This scholarship will really help me to achieve goals for college.

Cam'Ron S.  on 11/16/2020 7:23:44 AM

This scholarship would help me out tremendously as I try to further my education at a four year university. I am from a very rural area where opportunities are limited and funding is needed. This would help me in achieving my goals.

Isaias B  on 11/14/2020 7:27:39 PM

IT was be an honor if I could get this scholarships it would really help me reach my goal

Christian S  on 11/13/2020 6:55:02 PM

I am a Mexican American and I wish to apply for this scholarship. I am going to be pursuing my bachelors degree program as a cyber security specialist at Western Governors University.

Anwar S  on 11/9/2020 1:55:51 PM

This scholarship will help a lot in pursuing my goal of becoming a dental hygienist. It'll help me cover the expensive costs of my books and courses

Kathleca Cater  on 11/7/2020 6:35:54 PM

I am an African American woman and I am striving to attain a Masters Degree in Social Work, to further my career, so I can build a better life my family.

Kofi amankwah  on 11/5/2020 4:14:18 AM

This scholarship will help me out so much in school I really need it and I pray i get it it’s can help me get to pay for school which is so hard for me to do but even if I don’t win God bless the person that do !

Kofi amankwah  on 11/4/2020 12:00:54 AM

This scholarship will get me out the hood ! I really need this and would do anything for it to further my education I need it !

Yeral couvertier  on 11/3/2020 9:57:42 PM

This scholarship can help me college because our family earnings aren’t that great and I only live with my mom and sister

Paloma F.  on 10/29/2020 9:48:50 AM

I am Dominican American I need this scholarship to help me complete my nursing program at a state school or community college.

Marc Foster  on 10/27/2020 9:27:35 PM

I'm 18 I have already completed 2 years of college. Please help me complete 2 more so I can get my bachelor's in Actuary Sciences

Sam P  on 10/26/2020 7:39:08 PM

I am a junior in high school who is Chicano and this scholarship will help me pursue a career in Zoology.

Kevin A.  on 10/23/2020 9:19:41 AM

I am a first generation Mexican American living the dream my parents had for me and my siblings, and I just wish to get help on being the first member in my family going to college.

Kathlee D.  on 10/22/2020 3:25:37 PM

I am trying to apply to scholarships to help me pay for school so that I can be a Radiology Technician. So if I am blessed with this one I would appreciate it.

Ashley Hargrove  on 10/21/2020 3:38:29 PM

Scholarship will be able to help me reach my goals in like.I want to become a doctor or a nurse and my family does not have enough money to make my dreams come to so I want to rely all the scholarship money I can get to reach my goals

Melisa R  on 10/18/2020 12:54:14 PM

This scholaship will help me cover the fees for nursing school books.

Joycelin Obeng  on 10/14/2020 8:49:04 PM

This scholarship will help me pay for my books during college

Miles Jemison  on 10/13/2020 3:54:28 PM

Just commenting to say I'm excited for the future. My parents have made me aware that they're relying on me to get scholarships for college, so I'm trying to do that.

Najabi G  on 10/13/2020 3:36:09 PM

I hope study forensics/ criminology I believe that this scholarship will help me in completing the required class for dream career.

Macarena Alameda  on 10/9/2020 9:24:15 AM

I am a Hispanic that would like to have the help of this money to help me and my family pay for college. It would mean a lot to be able to have this opportunity.

Chelsey wilkes  on 10/5/2020 8:14:37 PM

This scholarship will help me pay for college and books for these college classes very interesting

Jacqueline R.  on 10/2/2020 8:02:53 AM

I am a Mexican american and I'm applying for finanical aid so I can be nurse or a Dermatologist assistant and I think this scholarship will help me since I'm a senior.

David S.  on 9/29/2020 8:31:38 PM

The scholarship would give me a path to further my education.

Jesus S.  on 9/23/2020 8:25:38 PM

This scholarship would help me out so much. I cannot afford to buy books or any supplies. This will not only help me financially but help me achieve my goals and continue my education. Hopefully I get chosen. This will make a huge impact in my life.

Elizabeth G.  on 9/22/2020 9:18:59 PM

I hope to study Microbiology and pursue a career in Infectious Diseases, I am very interested in this scholarship.

Kinsley S.  on 9/22/2020 1:58:42 PM

This scholarship would help me further my academic and athletic career at UNCP. I have verbally committed to pitch at UNCP and this scholarship would allow me to go without the worries of a financial burden when I graduate.

Mia Y.  on 9/17/2020 5:55:25 PM

I am planning to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, then complete a PGY1 and PGY2 residency. I am looking for opportunities to help me reach my goal of serving as a role model for other African-American children who need it.

macayla k  on 9/16/2020 11:04:47 AM

this scholarship would help me a lot with my financial situation.

Tyreese S.  on 9/14/2020 12:57:23 PM

This scholarship would give me a great deal of financial support

Tijuana Smith  on 9/8/2020 12:29:44 PM

I am very interested in this scholarship for undergraduate degree.

Lyndsie H  on 8/12/2020 4:16:39 PM

This scholarship is a very interesting and beneficial scholarship.

Amari E.  on 8/12/2020 9:40:01 AM

I'd like to go into Psychiatry I think this scholarship would really help out a lot especially with be graduating in May with the class of 2021!

Samantha F  on 7/28/2020 10:53:55 PM

I'm very interested in this scholarship!

Liza-esseau L  on 7/9/2020 10:13:53 PM

I'm really interested in applying for this scholarship to continue my higher education

Tiger S  on 6/25/2020 11:59:53 PM

I did, because making an attempt doesn't affect me at all but if I were to win now that does.

Kelvin Alvare  on 6/7/2020 8:04:40 AM

The purpose of me applying for the this scholarship, is because I come from a low-income family, and I am making my parents very proud, because I will be the first one from my family to assist college studies.

Satorria Williams  on 5/15/2020 1:17:34 PM

I am very interested in this scholarship

Melat Said  on 4/22/2020 2:48:34 PM

This is an interesting scholarship. Good luck everyone!

Jordan M  on 4/21/2020 2:10:38 PM

I believe this scholarship will be useful as I try to purse neurology

Samantha J  on 3/10/2020 11:49:12 AM

Is nursing included in this scholarship?

Madison Holmes  on 3/5/2020 8:02:03 PM

Very interested in applying for this scholarship

Julissa C  on 2/29/2020 1:03:05 AM

I think this is an interesting scholarship

Matthew Longoria  on 2/12/2020 10:03:59 AM

Can someone pursuing a BioMedical Engineering degree apply for this scholarship?

zahra A  on 2/4/2020 11:25:21 AM

Does speech and hearing sciences count for this scholarship?

Amy A  on 1/25/2020 8:04:15 AM

My question is if Neuroscience counts towards this scholarship?

Jessalyn G  on 1/17/2020 5:50:07 PM

does this scholarship include veterinarian science, I am looking into being a vet for aquatic animals

Pedro Gonzalez  on 1/17/2020 12:21:26 PM

Do stem degrees apply?

Eduardo P  on 12/9/2019 10:43:05 AM

Does this scholarship include environmental engineering?

GM  on 10/28/2019 2:24:11 PM

Is community service required ?

Daisha Samuel  on 10/1/2019 2:11:18 PM

Does this scholarships include social sciences?

Azsa H  on 9/11/2019 8:57:54 AM

does this scholarship include Veterinarian Medicine

Mackenzie m  on 6/20/2019 8:39:08 AM

Does this provide for mixed race students as well?

Adam L  on 5/15/2019 5:25:30 PM

looking to get a certificate in water treatment and the study of water in that sense. does this scholarship allow for this subject of study?

Malia M.  on 5/11/2019 2:19:14 PM

Does this scholarship include animal sciences?

Maria  on 12/5/2018 1:38:48 PM

Does this scholarship apply to the psychology field? If not, do you guys have any available for it?

Reginald S  on 12/7/2015 2:14:07 PM

There is an online program at Penn State for a certificate of Meteorology, would this scholarship qualify for the certificate, the program consist of 4 courses 3 credit hours a piece, and will earn a certificate of Meteorology, which would help my forecasting with all the tools I have now.