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  • AISES Intel Scholarship
    $5,000-$10,000
    May 15
    Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    Eligibility: Applicants must be AISES members who are also members of an American Indian tribe, are Alaska Natives or are Native Hawaiians. They must also be enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a four-year academic institution or at a two-year institution working towards an academic degree. Students must major in one of the following fields: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering or material science. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Selection is based upon the quality of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcripts, an essay, two letters of recommendation, tribal enrollment documentation and resume are required.

    2305 Renard Place
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

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  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarships
    $2,500-$20,000
    January 14
    Sponsor: Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, and they must be legal citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. Citizens of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolling full-time as a first-year degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university in the U.S. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher or have earned a GED, and they must apply for federal financial aid.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2025 M Street NW
    Suite 610
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Seattle Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska with demonstrated financial need. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with Japanese or other Asian ancestry.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1200 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 1300
    Seattle, WA 98101-3151

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  • Aura E. Severinghaus Award
    $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be fourth year medical students at Columbia University Medical Center College. Students must be a member of one of the following underrepresented minority groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian, Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only) and Pacific Islander. Applicants must be nominated by the Office of Diversity at Columbia University Medical Center College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    How to apply: Applicants must be nominated by the Office of Diversity at Columbia University Medical Center College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • Blossom Kalama Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry, have at least a 2.7 GPA and must be a college junior, college senior or graduate student.

    How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

    827 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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  • Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000-$2,500
    June 30
    Sponsor: Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a resident of Hawaii, be able to prove Hawaiian ancestry and be a junior or senior enrolled full-time at a U.S. university or college.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written request beginning February 1.

    2270 Kalakaua Avenue
    Suite 1702
    Honolulu, HI 96815

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  • Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship
    $5,000
    April 15 and October 1
    Sponsor: American Institute for Foreign Study

    Eligibility: Students must demonstrate maturity, good character and high academic achievement. Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander college students. While there is no fee to apply for this scholarship, there is a $95 fee to apply for the AIFS study abroad program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    College Division
    1 High Ridge Park
    Stamford, CT 06905

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  • EDSA Minority Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Landscape Architecture Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of an ethnic, cultural or racial minority. They must be landscape architecture students who are in the final two years of their undergraduate degree program or who are graduate students of landscape architecture. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, three work samples, two recommendation letters and an applicant photo are required.

    1129 20th Street NW
    Suite 202
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • ESA Foundation Scholarship Program
    $3,000
    April 27
    Sponsor: Entertainment Software Association Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female or minority students, U.S. citizens and current full-time college students or graduating high school seniors enrolled or accepted in a full-time program at a four-year college or university in the U.S. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    575 7th Street NW
    Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20004

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  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities
    $25,000
    December 10
    Sponsor: Fellowships Office

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in their final year of writing and defending their dissertation. Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. permanent residents.. Applicants must be committed to using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
    500 Fifth Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Forum for Concerns of Minorities Scholarship
    Varies
    May 15
    Sponsor: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    Eligibility: Applicants must be minority students accepted to an NAACLS-accredited Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology program or a Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician program. They must also demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Alpha Mu Tau Scholarship
    Attn: Joe Briden, AMTF Scholarship Coordinator
    7809 S. 21st Drive
    Phoenix, AZ 85041-7736

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  • Franklin C. McLean Award
    $5,000
    April 21
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in their senior year of medical school. Students must be U.S. citizens and must be nominated for this award.

    How to apply: Students must be nominated for this award.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program
    $5,000
    January 17
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of underrepresented minority groups or from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must be currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level nursing or physician assistant program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program
    $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be underrepresented minority student enrolled in an accredited United States medical school. Students must have an interest in pediatric medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and demonstrate outstanding achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • Google Generation Google Scholarship
    $10,000
    December 11 (university), Varies (high school)
    Sponsor: Google Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must either be a graduating high school senior or be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student. Students must be enrolled as computer science or computer engineering majors, exhibit strong leadership skills and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology. Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in computer science such as African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043

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  • Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship Program
    $5,000
    August 3
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be an underrepresented minority student enrolled as a second- or third-year student in a Minnesota medical school. Students must demonstrate leadership and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships

    Eligibility: Applicants must attend an accredited college or university and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must also major in health, science, education, counseling or social work.

    How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

    827 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
    Up to $28,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be minority high school seniors with demonstrated financial need, leadership potential and academic achievement and who have already been accepted to a four-year college or university. Students must also be U.S. citizens and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or composite ACT score of 22.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3 W. 35th Street
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10001

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  • Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award
    Up to $1,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: American Association for Respiratory Care

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited respiratory care education program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must submit an original paper on respiratory care. Preference is given to minority students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9425 North MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Irving, TX 75063-4706

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  • Leadership for Diversity Scholarship
    $1,500
    October 1
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • Louis B. Russell Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Indiana State Teachers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be ethnic minority high school seniors who plan to pursue education in the area of industrial arts, vocational education or technical education at an accredited college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    150 W. Market Street
    Suite 900
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $4,000
    February
    Sponsor: California Teachers Association (CTA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic students pursuing a teaching-related career in public education. Candidates must also be active members of the California Teachers Association or Student California Teachers Association or the dependents of an active, retired-life or deceased California Teachers Association member.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    CTA Human Rights Department
    P.O. Box 921
    Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

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  • Michael Baker Corporation Scholarship Program for Diversity in Engineering
    Varies
    April
    Sponsor: Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female and/or minority (American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, African-American, Latino, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) undergraduates who are studying architectural, civil or environmental engineering. They must be accepted at or enrolled full-time at an Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) member institution. They must be rising juniors and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Employees of Michael Baker Corporation and their family members are ineligible. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal essay are required.

    101 North Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101-1404

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  • Minorities and Women Educational Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Appraisal Institute Education Trust

    Eligibility: Applicants must be women or American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders. Applicants must be full- or part-time students enrolled in real estate courses and working toward a degree, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 W. Madison
    Suite 1500
    Chicago, IL 60606

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  • Minority Fellowship Program
    $18,000
    January 31
    Sponsor: American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in and have completed one full year in a Ph.D. program in Sociology. Students must be members of an underrepresented minority group in the U.S.: African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indians/Alaska Natives. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. The fellowship is awarded for 12 months and typically renewable for up to three years in total. Tuition and fees are arranged with the home department. MFP Fellows are selected each year by the MFP Advisory Panel, a rotating, appointed group of senior scholars in sociology. Fellows can be involved in any area of sociological research, though particular MFP award lines devoted to drug abuse research may be possible contingent on funding.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1430 K Street NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • Minority Scholarship Award for Physical Therapy Students
    Varies
    December 1
    Sponsor: American Physical Therapy Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They must be African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native. They must be in the final year of an accredited or developing professional physical therapist program at the time of award disbursement. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, service to minority affairs and career potential. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal essay and three letters of reference are required.

    1111 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

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  • Minority Serving Institution Grants
    Up to $2,000
    April 1 (summer and fall) and October 15 (winter/spring)
    Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be CIEE Study Center participants. They must be students who are self-identified as being from a group that is underrepresented in study abroad programs. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, financial aid information and an essay are required.

    300 Fore Street
    Portland, ME 04101

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  • National Medical Fellowships Emergency Scholarship Fund
    Up to $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Vietnamese or Cambodian. They must be third- or fourth-year medical students who are in need of immediate, emergency funding for living expenses and/or tuition. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available by request. An application form, two personal essays, financial information and one letter of support are required.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • New York City Trust/NMF Medical Research Scholarships
    $6,000
    June 29
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be minority students at an accredited medical school in New York City. Students must be in their second, third or fourth year. Applicants must be interested in community health research in relation to health inequities in New York City.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program
    $5,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be fourth-year medical students at an accredited U.S. medical school and members of an underrepresented minority group. Students must demonstrate community service and leadership potential.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • OCA-AXA Achievement Scholarship
    Up to $25,000
    December 15
    Sponsor: OCA (formerly Organization of Chinese Americans)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be entering their first year of college and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume, essay, transcript, copy of acceptance letter, summary of college costs and Student Aid Report are required.

    1322 18th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • OCA/UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: OCA (formerly Organization of Chinese Americans)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Asian Pacific Americans who intend to begin college in the fall of the year of application and must demonstrate significant financial need. Applicants must also be the first in their family to attend college and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

    1322 18th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship
    $500-$1,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or current college students from Hawaii. Preference is given to students who have some Hawaiian ancestry and have participated in community service or volunteer work. Studies of Hawaiian language, studies and culture, journalism and education are encouraged. Applicants must enroll full-time at a two- or four-year institution.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    P.O. Box 4728
    Honolulu, HI 96812

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  • RSI Tribal Scholarship
    $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Refrigeration School

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiians who are attending the Refrigeration School.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4210 E. Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

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  • Spectrum Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada who are attending an ALA-accredited graduate program in library sciences or an AASL-recognized school library media program. Students must identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Applicants must maintain a minimum course load of two classes per semester.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    50 East Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • UPS Hallmark Scholarship
    Varies
    May 15
    Sponsor: U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at least 16 years of age who are of Asian or Pacific heritage. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required, and applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, community service involvement and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1329 18th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship
    $7,500
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a second- or third-year underrepresented minority medical student at an accredited U.S. medical school in the Los Angeles area. Students must have a clinical interest in hematology.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • William and Charlotte Cadbury Award
    $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be senior minority medical students at an accredited U.S. medical school. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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