"In a generous America you don't have to be rich to achieve your potential"
Coca-Cola Scholarships are awarded based on character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Applications are accepted between October 31.
Washington University John B. Ervin Scholarshipsadmissions.wustl.edu
The Ervin Scholars Program is competitive; awards are based on merit, leadership, and service. African-American students who apply for freshman admission and who have records of academic excellence, leadership skills, and community service during high school are invited to apply. *All applicants to the Ervin Scholars Program will also be considered for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Scholars Program, made possible by a generous contribution from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company. For more information, or for answers to specific questions, please call (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000.
Ron Brown Scholar Programwww.ronbrown.org/home.aspx
The Ron Brown cholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.
Gates Millennium Scholarshipswww.gmsp.org
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:
- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American,
- Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States,
- Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination.
- Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree-seeking freshmen
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and
- Meets the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
- This is a highly competitive and involved process, and students are urged to submit their nomination packet as soon as possible to ensure that their packets are complete and meet all requirements.
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarshipswww.aynrand.org
Select your choice of three possible topics (listed on website) for an essay on Ayn Rand’s book, The Fountainhead. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fundwww.thurgoodmarshallfund.org
The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) is the only national organization that provides scholarship, programmatic and capacity building support to Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We have a variety of scholarship opportunities available-some supporting specific areas of interest. All TMSF Scholarships are awarded through the 45 member schools. Students interested in a TMSF scholarship should contact a scholarship coordinator at any member college or university and apply through the school. TMSF Scholarship Awards are up to $2200 per semester and are based on demonstrated financial need. Award amounts are based on the costs of and are restricted to payment of tuition, room, board, books and fees. All awards are sent directly to the school.
Easley National Scholarship Programwww.naas.org
National Academy of American Scholars 15th (XV) annual sponsorship of merit competition. For American high school seniors whom exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership, merit, integrity, and outstanding character. Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicant must be enrolled in either a public, private, charter, Magnet, or parochial, or Bureau of Indian Affairs School, or Department of Defense Dependents School, as a high school senior;
- Applicant must possess a cumulative G.P.A. of at least a "C" or higher at time of application; Applicant must plan on using funds for an educational, humanitarian, scientific, and/or theological endeavor.
- Applicant must take either the S.A.T. and/or A.C.T. test;
- Applicant must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident;
- Closed Competition standard. (*Requires Invitation)
School must be an NAAS member -- http://www.naas.org/site.htm -- will give you details on this.
Actuarial Scholarships For Minority Studentswww.beanactuary.org
What is an Actuary? The future is full of uncertainty. Some of the events that can happen are undesirable. "Risk" is the possibility that an undesirable event will occur. Actuaries are experts in:
- evaluating the likelihood of future events,
- designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events,
- decreasing the impact of undesirable events that do occur.
The Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries scholarship program is available to the following groups that are under-represented in the actuarial profession: African American, Hispanic, and Native North American. A scholarship applicant should have taken either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the ACT Assessment. Applicants must be admitted to a college or university offering either a program in actuarial science or courses that will serve to prepare the student for an actuarial career. An applicant must have demonstrated mathematical ability and an understanding of and an interest in an actuarial career.
The Roothbert Scholarship Fundwww.roothbertfund.org
The Roothbert Fund makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.
The American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship Programwww.aabe.org/index.php?component=pages&id=4
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans and other under-represented minorities* in energy related fields. By doing so, AABE helps our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
The American Chemical Society Scholars Programwww.acs.org/scholars
The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified applicants based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program - awards scholarships to African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences.
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Programwww.afsascholarship.org/information.htm
The AFSA Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors in the United States who plan to further their education at a college/university or certified trade school in the United States. The scholarship is not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter.
You must be a high school senior during the 2008-2009 school year who will attend a college/university or trade school in the United States starting with the fall 2009 semester.
Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.
All applicants must read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" (approximately 3,000 words) about automatic fire sprinklers and take a ten-question multiple-choice test. This is an open-book test and you may print out the paper beforehand for reference during testing. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of ten $2,000 scholarships. For each question answered incorrectly, you will be given one more chance at the end of the exam to answer those questions correctly.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Programwww.ars.usda.gov/AboutUs/docs.htm?docid=16042
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
What does a scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provide?
A scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides:
- Full tuition;
- Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation;
- Employee benefits while employed with USDA;
- Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship;
- Room and board for each of the 4 academic years.
What are the eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?Eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are as follows: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate and are starting their first year of college for a bachelor's degree. (Note: Since this program is intended to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines at participating institutions, currently enrolled bachelor-level students in these institutions are not eligible to apply.) Applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen;
- Be an entering freshman;
- Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate;
- Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better;
- Have a combined verbal/math score of 1,000 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT;
- Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions;
- Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines;
- Demonstrate leadership and community service;
- Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice;
- Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature;
- Sign all applications (original signature only);
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarshiphttp://www.rmhc.com/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/
The Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers Scholarship is a competitive award based on merit, leadership and community involvement. This scholarship is for graduating seniors. Application process for the 2014 program will begin October 1, 2013.
Scholarship Databases and Assistance
- Collegenet's Scholarship Database
- Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid - lists scholarship opportunities sponsored by various unions - breakdowns by unions and states
- Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel - list of scholarships
- WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search
- Guaranteed Scholarships - lists guaranteed scholarships for various schools (mostly smaller, lesser known schools) based on things like act scores and gpas.
- College Board Scholarship Search
- Finaid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships
Scholarship & Financial Aid Helpwww.blackexcel.org
Each state has aid sources you should inquire about. These aid sources cover a wide range of programs, sometimes including resident and fee reductions, "incentive awards," grants, scholarships, loans and more. Call or write the appropriate state agencies for information packages and assistance.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0820
State Department of Education
100 Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-5335
(615)741-1346 or (800) 342-1663 (TN residents only)
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarshipshttp://www.tn.gov/collegepays/mon_college/scholarships.htm
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships are merit based awards available for Tennesse residents who have lived in Tenn. for at least 1 year before appling and plan to attend a college or university in Tennessee. Entering freshmen must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests or an overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) to qualify.