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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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  • CESDA Diversity Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 5
    Sponsor: Colorado Educational Services and Development Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either first generation college students, members of underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities or show financial need. They must be Colorado residents who are high school seniors at the time of application. Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and enroll in a two- or four-year Colorado college or university in the fall following graduation. They must take at least six credit hours to qualify.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 40214
    Denver, CO 80204

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  • Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship
    $1,500
    March 31
    Sponsor: Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Chicana/Latina women who have lived in the Northern California counties for at least two years and are attending school at an accredited institution in the same region. Undergraduate applicants must be full-time students who have completed at least 15 semester units and earned a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and community involvement and agree to volunteer at least five years in support of the Chicana/Latina Foundation if they receive the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N
    Burlingame, CA 94010

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant
    $2,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Florida Department of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been born in or have a natural parent who was born in either Mexico or Spain, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America, regardless of race. Students must plan to attend Florida public or eligible private institutions as undergraduate or graduate students, but graduating high school seniors get preference.

    How to apply: Applicants must submit the initial student Florida Financial Aid Application by April 1 and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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