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  • ADVANCE Scholarship Program
    $5,000
    October 15
    Sponsor: ADVANCE Synchrony

    Eligibility: Applicants must identify as African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBT, Native American, People with Disabilities, veterans or women. Students must be current undergraduate sophomores majoring in business, technology, liberal arts or a related field of study with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must have relevant leadership roles in school or community organizations and demonstrate the following Synchrony values: honest, passionate, caring, responsible, bold and driven.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship America
    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

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  • AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
    Up to $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American, Native American, Latino or Asian American students who are majoring in accounting. They must be full-time students who have completed at least 30 credits overall and at least six credits in accounting. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have plans to become a certified public accountant (CPA). Selection is based on academic merit, leadership, volunteer experience and commitment to becoming a CPA.

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

    220 Leigh Farm Road
    Durham, NC 27707

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  • Allen Butler Minority Law Enforcement Scholarship
    $500
    January 15 (application deadline); March 1 (FAFSA deadline)
    Sponsor: Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of African American, Asian, Native American or Hispanic descent. Students must reside in Duluth city for at least three years prior to application. Applicants must submit a FAFSA form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Zeitgeist Arts Building
    222 East Superior Street
    Suite 302
    Duluth, MN 55802

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  • American Society of Criminology Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities
    $6,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Society of Criminology

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Latino or Native American. Recipients must have been accepted into a doctoral studies program. Selection is based on curriculum vitae, college transcripts, financial need, references and letter describing career plans, experiences and interest in criminology.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written request.

    1314 Kinnear Road
    Suite 212
    Columbus, OH 43212-1156

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  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarships
    $2,500-$20,000
    January 11
    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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  • Asian Women in Business Scholarship
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Asian Women in Business

    Eligibility: Applicants must be women of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, demonstrate leadership in the community, demonstrate entrepreneurial success, be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. four-year institution and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript (if applicable) and at least one professional recommendation letter are required.

    42 Broadway
    Suite 1748
    New York, NY 10004

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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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  • BI-LO/SpiritFest Scholarship
    $1,000
    July 25
    Sponsor: ERay Promotions

    Eligibility: Applicants must be minority high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must complete an application which including a 300-word autobiography which highlights volunteer activities, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, work experience, honors and special awards. Three letters of recommendation and an official transcript must also be submitted.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attention: Scholarship Committee
    342 Crepe Myrtle Drive
    Greer, SC 29651

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  • Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire PC

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of an ethnic, racial or other minority who demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity in their community. Students must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and completed at least one semester of medical school classes.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    29000 Inkster Road
    Suite 150
    Southfield, MI 48034

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  • Carole Simpson Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Radio Television Digital News Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship. Preference is given to students of color.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    529 14th Street NW
    Suite 1240
    Washington, DC 20045

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  • CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents, be American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Filipino and be accepted into or enrolled in an American Library Association accredited state library school. The award is based on financial need, and an interview is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    248 E. Foothill Boulevard
    Suite 101
    Monrovia, CA 91016

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  • Consortium Fellowship
    Full tuition and fees
    January 5
    Sponsor: Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African Americans, Hispanic Americans or Native Americans and U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents of other races and ethnicities who fulfill the Consortium’s mission. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, and the degree may be in any academic discipline from an accredited institution recognized by Consortium member schools. The fellowship supports full-time graduate business studies at member schools only. Applicants must submit two references, transcripts, copies of GMAT scores and application fees. All applicants must also interview with a Consortium representative.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5585 Pershing
    Suite 240
    St. Louis, MO 63112-4621

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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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  • Ed Bradley Scholarship
    $10,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Radio Television Digital News Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major as long as their career intent is television or radio news. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    529 14th Street NW
    Suite 1240
    Washington, DC 20045

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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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  • EMPOWER Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin who have been accepted to or enrolled at a college in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on academic achievement, volunteer work, employment history and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Volunteer Services – EMPOWER Committee
    3915 Golden Valley Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55426

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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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  • Ethnic Minority Scholarship
    $500-$900
    March 5
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must belong to one of the following minority groups: Native American, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Pacific Islander. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Students must be currently pursuing their first undergraduate degree at an accredited school in the United States, and they must be attending school full-time with a GPA of at least 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Evelyn Blose Holman Scholarship
    $500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be accepted as full-time students. Students must submit an official high school transcript, a letter of acceptance from a college or university and a letter of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1324 Belmont Avenue
    Suite 401
    Salisbury, MD 21804

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  • Fellowships for Latino/A, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: Forum for Theological Exploration

    Eligibility: Applicants must be finished with coursework by the beginning of fellowship year. Students must be enrolled or admitted to an accredited institution in the U.S. or Canada at time of application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    160 Clairemont Avenue
    Suite 300
    Decatur, GA 30030

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

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior, underrepresented minority student enrolled in an accredited United States 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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  • 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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  • George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
    Varies
    May 15
    Sponsor: American Association of Law Libraries

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of a minority group as defined by U.S. government rules, degree candidates in an accredited library or law school and intend to pursue a career as law librarians. Law library experience is preferred. Applicants must also have financial need and have at least one quarter or semester left after the scholarship is given.

    How to apply: Applications are available online, by mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by fax, by phone or by email.

    105 W. Adams
    Suite 3300
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • George Choy Memorial/Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Scholarship
    Up to $1,000
    June 7
    Sponsor: Horizons Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants should have at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, in the process of applying to or currently attending a college, university or vocational school and reside in one of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano). Preference is given to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who are involved in the LGBT community.

    How to apply: Applications are available by phone.

    550 Montgomery Street
    Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship
    $1,000
    July 31
    Sponsor: Capture The Dream

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year college. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of financial need, leadership potential, academic achievement and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    484 Lake Park Avenue
    Suite 15
    Oakland, CA 94610

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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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  • HANA Scholarship
    $1,000-$3,000
    March 7
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in at least their junior year of college or in graduate school, and they must have at least a 2.85 GPA. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. Students must plan to take on leadership roles in their church and ethnic communities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Holly Cornell Scholarship
    $7,500
    January 11
    Sponsor: American Water Works Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be females and/or minorities who have been accepted to or are current master's degree students in engineering. Applications, transcripts, GRE scores, three recommendation letters, statements and course of study are required. The award is based on academics and leadership.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6666 W. Quincy Avenue
    Denver, CO 80235-3098

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

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a minority in their second or third year of medical school in Minnesota. Students must demonstrate leadership ability and show commitment to serving medically underserved communities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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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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  • 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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  • James B. Morris Scholarship
    Varies
    February 28
    Sponsor: James B. Morris Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens of a minority ethnic status who are either Iowa high school graduates attending any U.S. college or university or non-Iowa residents who are attending an Iowa college or university. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 12145
    Des Moines, IA 50312

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  • Japanese American Citizens League Creative and Performing Arts Awards
    Varies
    March 1 (high school seniors), April 1 (all other levels)
    Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be National JACL members and must be attending a college, university, trade school, business school or any other institution of higher learning. A personal statement, letter of recommendation, academic performance, work experience and community involvement are considered. Professional artists are not allowed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

    1765 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Japanese American Citizens League Entering Freshman Awards
    Varies
    March 2
    Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be National JACL members and must be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school or any other institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level. A personal statement, letter of recommendation, academic performance, work experience and community involvement will all be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available through local JACL chapters, regional offices, National JACL Headquarters and website.

    1765 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Japanese American Citizens League Graduate Awards
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be National JACL members and must attend a college or university at the graduate level. A personal statement, letter of recommendation, academic performance, work experience and community involvement are considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

    1765 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Japanese American Citizens League Law Scholarships
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be National JACL members and must be studying law at a college or university. A personal statement, letter of recommendation, academic performance, work experience and community involvement will all be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

    1765 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Japanese American Citizens League Undergraduate Awards
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be National JACL members and must be attending a college, university, trade school, business school or any other institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level. A personal statement, letter of recommendation, academic performance, work experience and community involvement will all be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available through local JACL chapters, regional offices, National JACL Headquarters and website.

    1765 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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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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  • Judge Isaac Anderson, Jr. Scholarship
    $1,400
    February 10
    Sponsor: Southwest Florida Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have documented financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must demonstrate strong community ties through history of community service and/or extracurricular involvement. Applicants must intend on enrolling at an accredited educational institution.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    8771 College Parkway
    Building 2
    Suite 201
    Fort Myers, FL 33919

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  • Kankakee County Community Services Scholarship
    $1,100
    April 16
    Sponsor: Kankakee County Community Services

    Eligibility: Applicants must be from low-income families and plan to attend a college in the state of Illinois.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    657 East Court Street
    Kankakee, IL 60901

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  • Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
    Up to $1,850
    May 1
    Sponsor: Kansas Board of Regents

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Native Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander or Hispanic. Priority is given to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must have one of the following: a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 990, a minimum 3.0 GPA, a top 33 percent ranking in their high school class, completion of Kansas Scholars Curriculum, selection by National Merit Corporation or selection by College Board as a Hispanic Scholar.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Curtis State Office Building
    Suite 520
    1000 SW Jackson Street
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • Korean Ancestry Grant
    Up to $10,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: William Orr Dingwall Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of Asian ancestry and have at least one Asian grandparent. They must be entering or current undergraduate students. Preference will be given to applicants of Korean ancestry. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal statement and two recommendation letters are required.

    P.O. Box 57088
    Washington, DC 20037

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  • LAGRANT Scholarship Program
    $2,500-$3,750
    February 28
    Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaskan Native. Students must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, AB-540 students or DACA recipients. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. A minimum 3.0 GPA or higher is required. Students must submit an essay with their application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    633 W. 5th Street
    48th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

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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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  • Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
    $15,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: American Bar Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must be entering the first year of law school during the year of application. They must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, two recommendation letters and a transcript are required.

    321 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60654

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  • LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
    $3,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Library and Information Technology Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens and qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Hispanic) who are enrolled in an accredited master of library science program. Students must demonstrate a commitment to automated system usage in libraries and provide a statement of their library experience and anticipated contribution to the field. Applicants must not have earned more than 12 credit hours towards their degree.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    50 East Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

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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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  • Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award
    $5,000
    May 9
    Sponsor: Public Relations Student Society of America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander or Alaska Native ancestry. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who are majoring in journalism, public relations or a related subject and be planning to pursue a career in public relations. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, relevant work experience, writing ability, recommendations and leadership skills.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume and one recommendation letter are required.

    33 Maiden Lane
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10038

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  • Mark Ando and Ito Family Scholarship
    Varies
    April 17
    Sponsor: Far West Athletic Trainers' Association/District 8

    Eligibility: Applicants must be District 8 student members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) who are of Asian descent. They must be enrolled in an undergraduate- or graduate-level athletic training program. Community college applicants and all other applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Non-community college undergraduates must be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer and must have junior standing. All applicants must have plans to pursue a career in athletic training. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, leadership potential and athletic training achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an official transcript and a personal essay are required.

    Ned Bergert, Committee Chair

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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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  • Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 21
    Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors intending to major in journalism. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement, journalistic ability, scholastic ability and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5 Third Street
    Suite 1108
    San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
    $10,000
    June 13
    Sponsor: Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be diverse students entering their first year of law school full-time at an accredited institution. They must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20004

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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
    $500-$1,500
    March 14
    Sponsor: American Political Science Association Humane Studies Fellowships

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first or second-year graduate students enrolled in a political science doctoral program. Students must be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino or Native American. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or granted deferred action status at the time of application. Students must demonstrate an interest in teaching and research in political science.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Institute for Humane Studies
    George Mason University
    3301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 440
    Arlington, VA 22201

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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
    $5,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: Brown and Caldwell

    Eligibility: Applicants must attend an accredited college or university as an undergraduate junior or senior or as a graduate student. Students must also provide two letters of recommendation, official transcripts and complete a 250-word essay on predetermined topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn.: HR/Scholarships Program
    1527 Cole Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Lakewood, CO 80401

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  • Minority Scholarship
    $1,500
    October 15
    Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Hispanic, Asian American or Native American students working toward a graduate degree related to strength and conditioning. Students must be NSCA members for one year before applying and be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

    How to apply: Applications are available with membership.

    1885 Bob Johnson Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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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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  • Minority Student Scholarship
    $5,000
    May 22
    Sponsor: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time minority graduate students. Master's degree candidates must be in programs accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech Pathology, but doctoral programs do not have to be accredited. Transcripts, an essay and a reference form are required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2200 Research Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20850

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  • MLA Scholarship for Minority Students
    Up to $5,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Medical Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander and entering or currently attending an ALA-accredited library school and be no more than halfway through the program. Applicants must also be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65 East Wacker Place
    Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 60601-7246

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  • MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Medical Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students attending accredited library schools who are studying fields relevant to library science and who plan to enter the health sciences information field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65 East Wacker Place
    Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 60601-7246

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  • Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students
    $5,000
    October 20
    Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American or from another underrepresented minority group. They must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees or refugees and must be full-time undergraduate students who have completed 24 or more credit hours (including 18 or more graded hours). They must be pursuing a degree in mathematics or an actuarial-related subject and must have a GPA of 3.4 or more. Applicants must have plans to pursue a career in an actuarial field and must have passed at least one actuarial exam. Scholarship recipients must be willing to complete a summer internship at the Mutual of Omaha offices in Omaha. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, one recommendation letter and a resume are required.

    Mutual of Omaha Plaza
    Strategic Staffing - Actuarial Recruitment
    Omaha, NE 68175

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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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  • NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarships
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: NOAA Educational Partnership Program - Office of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduates who are in the second year of a four-year degree program or in the third year of a five-year degree program. They must be attending an accredited minority-serving institution (MSI), and they must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be majoring in a discipline that is related to environmental, atmospheric or oceanic sciences. Selection is based on relevant coursework completed, stated career goals, recommendations and extracurricular activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two personal essays, two recommendation letters and an official transcript are required.

    Herbert C Hoover Building
    14th Street and Constitution Ave NW
    Room 6863
    Washington, DC 20230

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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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  • Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
    $1,250
    April 30
    Sponsor: Ladies Professional Golf Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Students must also have been accepted to a college or university and plan to play competitive golf at the collegiate level. Selection is based on financial need.

    How to apply: Applications available online.

    100 International Golf Drive
    Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1092

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  • PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
    $1,500
    May 31
    Sponsor: Public Relations Student Society of America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander descent. They must be undergraduates of at least junior standing who are majoring in communications at an accredited four-year institution. They must be full-time students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, essay and one recommendation letter are required.

    33 Maiden Lane
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10038

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  • Rosewood Family Scholarship Program
    Up to $6,100
    April 1
    Sponsor: Florida Department of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time, undergraduate students who attend state universities, public community colleges or public postsecondary vocational-technical schools. Direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the incidents of January 1923 receive preference. The descendants must provide family information on the Florida Financial Aid Application.

    How to apply: Applicants must submit the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Applications online by April 1. Florida residents must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by May 15. Non-residents must submit the FAFSA in time to receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the processor and send a copy of the SAR to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by May 15.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    State Scholarship and Grant Programs
    325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1314
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

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  • Sarah Jackson Award
    500
    June 15
    Sponsor: Western History Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must send their application, vita, a summary of their research project and a letter from their faculty advisor to the members of the scholarship committee. Minority and African American students are given preference. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    605 Gruening Building
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

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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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  • Sutliff & Stout Diversity in Law School Scholarship
    $2,000
    August 1
    Sponsor: Sutliff & Stout Diversity in Law School Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling in or currently enrolled in an accredited law school or paralegal program. Students must write an essay discussing how their law degree will help their community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Post Oak Boulevard
    Suite 530
    Houston, TX 77027

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  • The Vinod Jalan Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    April 1 (College Applicants); May 1 (High School Seniors)
    Sponsor: Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or high school graduates. Students must be current or past residents of Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Preference is given to minority students and/or students intent on pursuing a degree in the sciences.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    34 Walden Street
    Unit 217
    Concord, MA 01742

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  • Thursday Network Whitney M. Young Social Justice Scholarship
    $1,500
    August 23
    Sponsor: Thursday Network

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD, or Prince George's County, MD and have been accepted into a four-year college or university in the U.S. Students must be majoring in a social justice field and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Applicants must be persons of color and U.S. citizens, permanent residents or hold a green card.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2901 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • TL Technology Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 30
    Sponsor: TechLekh Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be living in a region of South Asia pursuing a degree in a technology field as a full-time undergraduate or graduate. Students must be applying for study abroad at an accredited university. Applicants pursuing a master's degree must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Sifal, Ka

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  • Trailblazer Scholarship
    $2,500
    May 8
    Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

    Eligibility: Students must be in an undergraduate or graduate program enrolled in at least six credits per semester, and they must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    100 M Street SE
    Suite 917
    Washington, DC 20003

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  • United Parcel Service Scholarship for Minority Students
    $4,000
    November 15
    Sponsor: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate minority students enrolled in a college in the United States, Canada or Mexico with an accredited industrial engineering program, have at least a 3.4 GPA, major in industrial engineering and be active members. Students may not apply directly for this scholarship and must be nominated. The award is based on academic ability, character, leadership, potential service to the industrial engineering profession and financial need.

    How to apply: Nomination forms are available online.

    3577 Parkway Lane
    Suite 200
    Norcross, GA 30092

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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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  • Warner Norcross and Judd Paralegal Assistant Studies Scholarship
    Varies
    April 1
    Sponsor: Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Michigan residents. They must be minority students who are enrolled in a paralegal or legal secretary degree program at an accredited school. They must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants who are not residents of Michigan may still apply if attending a Michigan law school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

    185 Oakes Street SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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  • William and Charlotte Cadbury Award
    $5,000
    April 21
    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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  • William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship
    $2,750
    April 30
    Sponsor: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted in a professional registered nurse program at an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required. Students must intend on seeking initial licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3333 Burnet Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45229

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  • William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship
    $2,500
    November 15
    Sponsor: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be minority students in engineering. Students must be in their first or second year of study and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    440 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 302
    White Plains, NY 10601

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