2011 Scholarship List for Students of Color

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The award: $6,000 per year. Number of winners about 100. It’s renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline is usually in April.

United College Fund Scholarship
The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements. Deadlines vary.

Kodak Scholarships
Number of awards: Amounts varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Awards from $1000-$5000. Students interested in journalism as a career can apply. Deadline is Feb 28th. See web site for application and information.

National Association of Black Journalists
NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $25,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.

MinnesotaJobs.com Scholarships
Website awards $1,000 each quarter to students attending 2- or 4-year undergraduate programs in Minnesota.

National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Amounts up to $20,000, many awarded. Must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February. Go to website for details, or contact college financial aid officials.

Gates Millennium Scholarships
Promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarships
Amounts generally range from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE. Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary.

ARMY ROTC Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges
Students looking to enroll at a HBCU must enroll in the Army ROTC. Award amount to full-tuition. Many awards. Must have minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. Deadline is November 15.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually.

Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
$2,000, can be renewable, several scholarships granted. This is for science or engineering students at HBCUs. Deadline is June 15.

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
This is a major competition with hundreds of over 250 awards going to “scholars,” with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply online. The deadline is October 31.

Ambassadorial Scholarships
This is the prestigious “Rotary” organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the “host” country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a 3 month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.

Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund
Students must be studying at a HBCU which is a member of the UNCF. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition. Approx. 60 students are selected. The deadline is April 1.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A “nomination” package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1st.

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: March 1

Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1 or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).

Society of Women Engineer Scholarships
These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amount are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. The deadline for students already in college is February 1st but is May 15 for high school seniors entering an “accredited” program.

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