1) Ron Brown Scholarships---Go to: http://www.RonBrown.org. 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.
2) Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship---Go to:
http://www.JackieRobinson.org. 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 see site.
3) Project Excellence Scholarships---Go to:
http://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) United College Fund Scholarships---Go to: http://www.uncf.org/programs.
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.
5) Kodak Scholarships---Go to:
The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For those
studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges. Details at site
6) Intel Science Talent Search---Go to: http://www.sciserv.org/sts. The
award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this
prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project.
Deadline: December. Details at site.
7) NACME Scholarships---(National Action Council For Minorities in
Engineering. Go to: http://www.nacme.org/sch_index.html . 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.
8) Gates Millennium Scholarships---Go to: www.gmsp.org/SOW4/. 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.
9) NSBE Scholarships---(National Society of Black Engineers). Go to:
http://www.nsbe.org/scholarships. 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 website.
10) ARMY ROTC Scholarships---(for Historically Black Colleges). Go to:
http://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.
11) American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
(AICPA). Go to: http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm.
For undergraduates studying accounting at an 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.
12) Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
amount: $2,000 and renewable. Several scholarships granted. This is for
science or engineering students at HBCUs. Deadline is June 15.
13) Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships---Go to:
http://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.
14) Ambassadorial Scholarships---Go to:
http://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
15) Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund.
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.
16) Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship-Go to: http://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.
17) Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships-Go to:
http://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 at local
locations. 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. *Editor's note: all of our Greeks (listed
in our BlackExcel college guide) offer scholarships, and you should tap your
18) NCAA Scholarships--(National Collegiate Athletic Association) Go to:
http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html. This is the major NCAA sports
association student-athletes are associated with. Awards are given in all
sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also
available for sports related study (like sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as
do the number of awards each year.
19) National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships-Go to:
http://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 is granted. Applications can be
submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing. Go to the website.
20) Harry S. Truman Scholarship-Go to: http://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
21) National Association of Hispanic Journalist-Go to:
http://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.
22) National Association of Black Journalists-Go to:
http://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
23) Hispanic College Fund Scholarships-Go to:
http://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.
24) Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards Go to:
http://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).
25) Society of Women Engineer Scholarships Go to:
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.
26) American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
Go to: http://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.
100 Minority Scholarships Gateway List: Created by Black Excel
1) Ron Brown Scholar Program (major Scholarships)
2) Scholarships On The Net (1,500)
3) FastWEB Scholarship Search
4) THE HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP SITE
5) THE HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND
6) JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
7) MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS
8) McDONALD'S Education Scholarships (with UNCF)
9) Target Scholarships
10) UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND MERCK SCIENCE INITIATIVE
11) ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
12) Minority Health Program
13) AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC CPA's Scholarships
14) AMERICAN GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE Minority Geoscience Scholarships
15) Minority Scholarships (doctoral students in accounting)
16) AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY
17) Research Program for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences
18) BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB Minority Fellowships in Academic Medicine
19) DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR BLACK STUDENTS IN SCIENCE Scholarship
20) Tylenol Scholarships
21) Coca Cola Scholarships
22) STATE FARM INSURANCE Achievement Scholarships
23) STATE FARM INSURANCE Hispanic Scholarships
24) McNair Scholars Program
25) Undergraduate Scholarships (national Institutes of Health Scholarships)
26) National Scholarships at all levels
27) The ROTC Scholarships
28) Sallie Mae's free Online Scholarshipship
29) Scholarship Search - From FreSch!
30) Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
31) College Fund/UNCF
32) Art, Film, Writing Scholarships/Competitions List
33) Ambassadorial Scholarships
34) NACME Scholarship Program
35) Athletic Scholarships
36) Baptist Scholarships
37) Methodist Scholarships
38) Project Excellence Scholarships
39) Intel Science Talent Search
40) Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships
41) Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
42) United States Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest
43) Scholarships and Grants
44) Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches
45) Gateways to US Government Grants/money
46) Accounting Scholarships
47) American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowships
48) American Sociological Association Graduate funding
50) Minority Scholarships
51) BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES
52) Student Inventors Scholarships
53) Student Video Scholarships
54) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
55) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
(56) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
(57) Brand Essay Competition
58) Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)
59) Xerox Scholarships for Students
60) Sports Scholarships and Internships
61) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
62) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
(63) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
64) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)
65) Presidential Freedom Scholarships
66) Microsoft Scholarship Program
67) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search
68) Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits
69) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
70) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
71) Guaranteed Scholarships
72) BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)
73) ROTC Military Scholarships (Navy, Army, Marines, Airforce)
74) Easley National Scholarship Program
75) Maryland Artists Scholarships
76) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA
students in South Florida)
77) Historically Black College & University Scholarships
78) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
79) International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
80) College Board Scholarship Search
81) Burger King Scholarship Program
82) Siemens Westinghouse Competition
83) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
84) CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
85) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
86) Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways
87) 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
88) Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
89) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
90) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info)
91) Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
92) Scholarships and Fellowships
93) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
94) HBCU "Packard" Sit ABroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
95) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
96) INROADS internships
97) ACT-SO =E2EURoeOlympics of the Mind" Scholarships
98) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
99) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
100) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
101) RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD
102) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund