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Comprehensive List of Scholarships
Minority Teaching Fellows Program
The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee.
The award is $5,000 per year for students who pursue a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.
Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
National Urban League, Inc.
$5,000 annual scholarship open to minority college juniors and seniors majoring in engineering, sales, marketing, and business administration. Applications due in mid-March.
Southern Baptist Convention
Black Church Extension Division Scholarship
4200 North Point Parkway, Chicago, IL 60637, 770.410.6000
Scholarship available to African Americans pursuing Christian vocations.
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$12,000 awards to underrepresented students and students with disabilities who are interested in a career in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering. Applicants must be United States citizens in good academic standing with no more than 32 hours of credit by the end of the academic school year. Application deadline, Apr. 26.
Organization of Chinese Americans
For over 10 years, OCA has provided assistance to deserving APA students achieve the ultimate dream of a college education. A diverse group of scholarships are based on factors such as achievement and financial need
American Chemical Society
Scholarships up to $2,500 for African American, Hispanic, Native American and Eskimo undergraduate students
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Indian, black, or Hispanic minority students are eligible for awards of up to $,5000/yr.
Must be an undergraduate accounting major, full-time, with academic achievement and financial need.
American Physical Society
$2,000 awards available to African American, Hispanic, or Native American high school seniors and to college freshmen and sophomores majoring in physics. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
One hundred four-year scholarships up to $5,000 per year for students interested in careers in postsecondary education. Must be member of an ethnic minority group, a U.S. citizen, and accepted into a four-year college or university. Apply by March 1.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Financial assistance for Hispanic nursing students in good academic standing and who demonstrate financial need.
National Alliance for Black School Educators
Financial aid awarded to students pursuing careers in education.
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
Scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate accounting students with a 3.3 GPA in accounting and/or overall. Approximately $3 million in scholarships have been awarded on the local, regional, and national levels to date.
National Institutes of Health
Renewable undergraduate scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds are available for up to $20,000. Must be a major in biomedical or behavioral sciences. For each year awarded, recipients are required to work for NIH for a year. Applications are accepted all year.
National Society of Black Engineers
Offering multiple scholarships (Seagate=$2,000; Ernst & Young LLP Scholarship=$2,500; IBM Student Research Scholarship=$2,500; NSBE Fellows Scholarships=$2,500 or $1,500 cash awards; Microsoft Corporation Computer Science Scholarship=$2,500; and Technical Scholarships=$2,000; Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship=Amounts TBD)
Native American Journalists Association
Scholarship up to $4,000 to Native American graduate and undergraduate students in journalism, communications, photography, radio, television, and new media. Apply by March 31.
Public Relations Society of America
$1,500 scholarships offered to full-time minority communications students. Must be a junior or senior at the time scholarship is used.
Asian American Journalists Association
Scholarships for up to 2,000 will be awarded to students pursuing career in broadcasting, print, or photojournalism.
Asian Pacific Women’s Network
P.O. Box 86995
Los Angeles, CA 90086
Scholarship of $1,000 are available to women of Asian or Pacific Island ancestry and residents.