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The Airport Minority Advisory Council Educational and Scholarship Program Website: http://www.amac-org.com/ AMACESP distributes approximately 12 scholarships per semester valued at $2,000.00 each to women and minorities pursuing a degree in the aviation industry (i.e. engineering, construction, business, etc). The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is the only national, non-profit, trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (M/W/DBEs) in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in employment.
The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program Website: http://www.alliancescholars.org/ Two types of scholarships are available: the College STEM Majors $2,000 one-time scholarship, and the High School Seniors $42,000 scholar package. Students can apply online. Visit the website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
American Institute of CPAs Website: http://ceae.aicpa.org/Resources/Scholarships+and+Awards/ The Accounting Education Center page on the AICPA website offers student resources for accounting majors.
AmeriCorps Website: http://www.americorps.gov/ AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage Americans in intensive service to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps offers benefits including an education award, which can be applied to college tuition or student loans.
Boettcher Teachers Program Website: http://www.boettcherteachers.org/ Established in 2003, the Boettcher Teachers Program is a dual licensure and master’s degree fellowship designed to prepare a highly-skilled workforce of professional educators who make a difference in the individual lives of low-income students and communities and the schools that serve them. Boettcher Teaching Fellows are specially trained and endorsed to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and earn a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver, as well as a Colorado teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Website: www.buickachievers.com The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program awards 100 renewable scholarships for up to $25,000 per year and 1,000 one-time scholarships for $2,000. The program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduate students who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs. Applications will be accepted starting early January. Visit the website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
CPAexcel Website: http://www.cpaexcel.com/students/scholarship.html The CPAexcel college scholarship program awards 50 prizes in an annual drawing. Prizes include: 1 Grand Prize: $5000 Cash + Video Gold Medal Course (value: $1,690); 5 First Prizes: Video Gold Medal Course; 50 Second Prizes: Online Self-Study Courses (value $1,335 each).
Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students Website: http://www.beanactuary.org/ The purpose of the Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students program is to provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for students interested in pursuing actuarial careers. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit and financial need and are renewable.
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Website: http://www.cleoscholars.com/ CLEO is a non-profit project of the American Bar Association (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program Website: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/ The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.
ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Website: http://www.hispanicheritage.org/ ExxonMobil has collaborated with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. Students selected will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature-mentoring program. Each student will be paired with ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting. For application and more information, visit their website and select the LOFT tab.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Institute of International Education (IIE) 1800 West Loop South, Ste. 250 Houston, TX 77027 Tel: 713-621-6300, ext 25 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.iie.org/gilman The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $8,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. To be eligible applicants must be receiving federal Pell Grant funding and participating in a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks during the fall, spring, summer or academic year. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Application deadline: April for Fall semester/Academic Year and October for Spring semester study abroad programs.
Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Scholarship Program Website: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/ The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their nurse training. In exchange for the scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work at these facilities for at least 2 years.
Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) 1301 K Street, NW Suite 450-West Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: 1-800-644-4223 or 202-296-5400 Fax: 202-296-3774 Website: http://www.hispanicfund.org/ HCF awards scholarships and/or internships to deserving Hispanic seeking higher education leading to business careers.
Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) of the Orange County Community Foundation provides three avenues of community support throughout the year. Student Scholarships; Corporate Partnerships and Recognition of K-12, community college and university Teachers and Educators. Scholarships are provided for Orange County Hispanic elementary and middle school students, graduating high school seniors, community college transfers, Law School admits, or participants in specialized HEEF programs. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. HEEF also provides a limited number of renewal awards to previous scholarship recipients. For more information, visit http://www.heef.org/ or http://www.heef.org/scholarships/index.htm
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund Website: http://www.lnesc.org/ LULAC offers scholarships for high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students through its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. Refer to the “Programs” link when you access this web site. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with written requests made by mail.
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) Website: http://www.asee.org/ndseg This fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 for third year fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included as part of the program.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program Website: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ This fellowship program provides students with three years of financial support including a $30,000 annual stipend and $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of research-based graduate studies in the Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences fields are eligible to apply.
Peace Corp Website: http://www.peacecorps.gov/ Since 1960, nearly 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
Rey Feo Scholarship Program Website: http://www.reyfeoscholarship.com/ The Rey Feo Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage students in completing and advancing their college education. The program is directed specifically to San Antonio and Texas Education Service Center Region 20 school district students. The award is for $1,500 and the application deadline is March 31 every year. As long as you apply by March 31, they will work with you if there is any information missing. For more information visit their website.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) Website: http://www.asee.org/seap SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories for high school students who have completed at least grade 9, and are at least 16 years of age (for most Laboratories), and a U.S. citizen. A graduating Senior is eligible to apply. The stipend for the summer program is $1,500 for new students; $1,550 for returning students.
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Education Program Website: http://www.asee.org/smart This education program provides scholarships and fellowships to students including an annual salary, full tuition, and other normal educational expenses. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART Education Program is open only to citizens of the United States, and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There is an employment obligation to DoD with this education program.
Share Your Story Website: http://www.shareyourstoryessays.com/ Share Your Story is a combination scholarship competition and compilation book of low-income students’ college application essays. Once we have received a sufficient number of essays, a selection panel will choose the single top essay from each of 8 common college essay topics to receive a $1,000 college scholarship, and the best overall essay for a $5,000 scholarship. Additional top essays will be included in the publication of a book: Share your Story.
Southwest Airlines Travel Award Program Through “Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight To Your Success,” Southwest Airlines will provide round trip tickets to students with socioeconomic need who travel away from home to pursue a higher education. Students must submit a transcript and certificate of enrollment from the university that they are attending. More information regarding the online application, eligibility criteria and deadlines for the travel award program is now available on HACU’s website at http://www.hacu.net/hacu/lanzate.asp. For more information, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Teach For America Website: http://www.teachforamerica.org/ Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals – of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children. Each year, Teach For America selects a diverse, highly selective corps of individuals who have the leadership skills to change the prospects of students growing up today, and ultimately to effect fundamental change from a variety of sectors, including education, policy, law, business, medicine and the sciences.
Through the Looking Glass Website: http://www.lookingglass.org Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families offer scholarships for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. Scholarship information and applications are available at their website.
USA Funds Website: http://usafunds.org/ USA Funds offers a scholarship award and other college resources. From the home page, select the Planning for College link.
United States Army ROTC Scholarships Website: www.armyrotc.com Army ROTC provides unmatched leadership development opportunities in addition to full-tuition scholarships at more than 700 schools nationwide.
United States Coast Guard Academy Director of Admissions U. S. Coast Guard Academy 31 Mohegan Ave. New London, CT 06320-8103 Tel: 1-800-883-8724 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cga.edu The Coast Guard contributes to America’s safety, security, and economic well being by performing missions involving search & rescue, illegal drug & migrant interdiction, fisheries protection, aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection. The Academy provides preparation to serve as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Coast Guard. Full-four year scholarships are available covering room and board, a PC laptop, and a monthly stipend for textbooks, uniforms and other expenses.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program Website: http://www.hsi.usda.gov/ The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a challenging internship opportunity combined with a scholarship. The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Upon successful completion of program and degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA. Please visit their website for more information.
Federal Student Aid Information Center P.O. Box 84 Washington, DC 20044 Tel: 1-800-433-3243 Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov This center is contracted by the U.S. Department of Education. A telephone representative can assist you with general information on eligibility for federal scholarships, grants and loans. Also, ask for the free publications “College is Possible” and the “2000-2001 Student Guide.” These publications will generally take 10-14 days for delivery.
Scholarship Search Websites
DFW International Website: http://www.dfwinternational.org/
This Dallas-based organization has an extensive scholarship list. To navigate to the scholarships page, under the Guides and Reports drop down box, select Reports. Next, select Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities.
Fastweb.com Website: http://www.fastweb.com/
Free Scholarship Search and Information Service Website: http://www.freschinfo.com/
Latino College Dollars Website: http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/ This site offers a scholarship search directory for high school and college students compiled by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Website: http://www.maldef.org/ The MALDEF scholarship page has a link to General Scholarships where students can access the annual MALDEF Scholarship List / Lista de Becas.