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United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
This ancient organization offers black scholarships and internships to African American students.


Thurgood Marshall Fund
This fund donates thousands every year in black scholarships to those who attend historically black colleges.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation
This organization offers black scholarships to high school students seeking to attend any college.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.
www.aicpa.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Scholarship
Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.
www.akaeaf.org

American Political Science Assoc. Minority Fellows Program
Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.
www.apsanet.org/section_427.cfm

Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship
Provides opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.
www.onecaribbean.org

Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech
An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com

Dream Deferred Essay Contest on Civil Rights
This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States.
www.hamsaweb.org/essay/

Education is Freedom National Scholarship
Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need.
www.educationisfreedom.com

Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media
A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.
www.emmabowenfoundation.com

Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Scholarship
The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships.
www1.ncaa.org

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program
Girls Going Places, Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian's annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18.
www.guardianlife.com

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarships
$500 scholarship available to women and girls who have a passion for writing. Offers two scholarship including the Unpublished Writer's Award and Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship.
www.goongirl.org/Events/scholarship

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships
$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who's interested in studying in another country through an exchange program.
www.iesabroad.org

Helen T. Carr Fellowship Program
Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates.
www.asee.org

HIV/AIDS Story Writing Contest
A contest open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 22. Must write a story featuring a character with HIV.
www.hearmeproject.org

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers
Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.
www.hurston-wright.org

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.
www.jackandjillfoundation.org

Jeanette Rankin Foundation Grants For Low-Income Women
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older.
www.rankinfoundation.org

Luster Products Cosmetology Scholarship
Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.
www.lusterproducts.com/scholarships.htm


Mercers Diversity Scholarship Program
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students.
www.mercerhr.com/diversityscholarship

Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Competition
The award-winning Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series was launched to respond to the needs of adults ages 21 and older seeking to achieve economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.
www.millerurbanentrepreneurs.com

Minority Dental Student Scholarship
Award for minority students who are U.S. citiziens and are interested in pursuing a career as a dentist.
www.ada.org

NAFEO "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition
The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition.
www.nafeo.org/wop_2008.php

National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship
Has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions.
www.nabainc.org

National Fellowship of Black College Leaders Scholarship
Strengthens and supports Black student leaders at historically black colleges and universities by fostering and preserving positive relationships through scholarships and mentoring opportunities.
www.nfbcl.org

Nelly's P.I.M.P Scholarship Contest
Scholarship essay contest presented by rapper and Hip-Hop artist Nelly, who owns an energy drink called Pimp Juice.
www.letitloose.com

Paul Zindel First Novel Award
Students must submit an original work of fiction that is between 100 and 240 typewritten pages and is appropriate for an audience of children ages 8 to 12.
www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com

Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities
Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students.
www.the-aps.org/awards/student.htm

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
www.uncf.org

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives.
www.thephillipsfoundation.org

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program.
www.asrt.org

Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty.
www.independent.org/students/essay

Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship
For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school of library or information science.
www.sla.org

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree.
www1.talbots.com/about/scholar/

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
The premier organization in Black Higher Education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni.
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

Tri-Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
The Tri Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year.
www.tridelta.org

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minorities
Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.
www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields.
www.xerox.com

Go to:www.RonBrown.org

The award: $10,000 for 10 to 20 students. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is usually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships, and it's very, very competitive. Details at site.

(2) Jackie Robinson Foundation
Scholarship

Go to:www.JackieRobinson.org

JRF annually awards selected applicants four-year scholarships of up to $7,200 per year to attend a four-year accredited college or university of their choice. In addition, the Foundation provides access to valuable workshops, seminars, mentoring and internship opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.www.jackierobinson.org.

Daniel A. McNeal
Program Coordinator
Education and Leadership Program Development
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
3 West 35th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

[email protected]

www.jackierobinson.org
(212) 290-8600 (ph)
(212) 290-8081 (fax)

(3) Project Excellence Scholarships

Go to:www.project-excellence.com

The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline: Feb. 1. Details at site.

4)Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

5)Black Students Scholarship Fund

(6) NACME Scholarships

(National Action Council for Minorities
in Engineering)

Go to:www.nacme.org/

The awards go up to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is
usually in February. Go to the Website for details, or contact aid officials at your college.

(7) Gates Millennium Scholarships

Go to:www.gmsp.org/SOW4/

The goal of Gates Millennium Scholarships is to promote academic excellence and to provide an
opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship covers room, board, and tuition for at least 1,000 high school
students a year. Nomination material for 2002-2003 will be available November, 2001. Go to Website for details. Deadline: March 15.

(8)Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship

(9) ARMY ROTC Scholarships
(for Historically Black Colleges)

Go to:

www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.jsp

Students looking to enroll at an HBCU must enroll in the Army ROTC. Award amounts to full tuition. Many awards. Must have minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. Deadline is November 15. Details at Website.

(10) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)

Go to:www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm

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. Deadline is in July. Go to Website for GPA requirements and details.

(11) Bonner Scholar Scholarships

Go to:www.bonner.org/

Award amount: $4,000 and renewable till graduation. Community service is pivotal, as well as need. Your college must be a participating college. Approx. 1,500 awards granted. Deadline varies. Go to Website for
details.

(12) Developmental Fund for Black
Students in Science and Technology Scholarships

Go to:ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dlhinson/dfb_sch.htm

Award amount: $2,000 and renewable. Several scholarships granted. This is for science or engineering students at HBCUs. Deadline is June 15. Go to Website for details.

13) Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships

Go to:
www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/jsp/scholars/Index.jsp

This is a major competition with 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 on-line. The deadline is October 31. Go to the site for details.

(18) Coca Cola Scholarships

(20) National Alliance for Excellence
Scholarships

Go to:www.excellence.org

The student competitors can be high school seniors or already in college. They must submit an application
that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing. Go to the Website for details.

(21) Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Go to:www.truman.gov

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 1. Go to Website for details.

(22)Ayn Rand

(23) Arts Recognition and Talent Search
Awards

Go to:www.artsawards.org

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. Awards from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1, or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).