The award: 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.
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. Details at site.
Project Excellence Scholarships
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.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of
varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and
requirements Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually
December. Details at site.
The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For
those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges. Details at site.
Intel Science Talent Search
The award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in
thisprestigious competition. You must present a scientific research
project. Deadline: December. Details at site.
NACME Scholarships---(National Action Council For Minorities in
The award amounts 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 from aid officials at your college.
Gates Millennium Scholarships
The Gates Millennium Scholarship is to 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. Nomination
material for 2002-2003 will be available November 2001. Go to website
for details. Deadline: March 15.
NSBE Scholarships---(National Society of Black Engineers).
Award amount: 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. Details at
ARMY ROTC Scholarships---(for Historically Black Colleges).
www.usarotc.com/index.htm. 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. Details at website.
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA).
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.
Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
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.
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
www.coca-colascholars.org/. 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 on-line. The deadline is October 31.
www.rotary.org/foundation/education/amb_scho/. 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.
www.mcdonalds.com/countries/usa/community/education/scholarships/index.html. 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. Go to website for details.
Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship
www.xerox.com and type in "Scholarship" in the search engine. This is a good scholarship for strong minority scholarships for students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and "tech" areas. The award amount is up to $4,000 for undergraduates and more for graduate students. The deadline is Sept. 15. Go to web location for details.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships
www.akaeaf.org/scholarshipprogram.html. The above link is to the Chicago headquarters and that gateway of scholarships. Note that there are over 700 AKA Chapters, and you would be wise to contact sorors in your local vicinity. Scholarship opportunities abound. The deadline at AKA headquarters is Feb. 15. Applications (at the website) must be sent between Dec. 1st and January 30th each year. *Note: all of our Greeks (listed in our BlackExcel college guide) offer scholarships, and you should contact your local chapters.
NCAA Scholarships--(National Collegiate Athletic Association)
www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html This is the major NCAA sports association with which student-athletes are associated. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports-related study (such as sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.
National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
www.excellence.org/programs.html. The student competitors can be 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.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
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 1st. Go to website for details.
National Association of Hispanic Journalist
www.nahj.org/student.html. 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
www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html. NABJ offers 10 scholarships. It's a $2,500 award. Students should be attending a four-year University. They must present three letters of recommendation from a school adviser, dean or a faculty member. Also, a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist must be presented. A gradepoint average of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism-print, photography, radio or television. One of those should be a career goal. Deadline is March 31. Go to website for details.
National Association of Black Narcotic Agents
Awards from $500 $5000. For Criminal Justice Majors.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
hispanicfund.org/hcf-scholar.html. 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: April. Go to website for details.
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
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. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1 or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).
Society of Women Engineer Scholarships
www.swe.org/SWE/StudentServices/Scholarship/brochure.htm. 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.
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
www.e-rchitect.com/institute/scholar.htm. This is a scholarship for minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to $3,000. Generally 20 students are selected. Deadline is December 6.