Multicultural & Diversity Student Scholarships

The Multicultural Student Center at NC A&T State University has compiled a broad list of diversity scholarship opportunities that are offered by independent corporations for students to use.  Available scholarships can be applied for by students depending on their needs, ethnicity, gender and race, plan of study, or career interest.  Interested students can obtain the diversity scholarships packet by email, receive a hardcopy, or from the Multicultural Student Center website. 

The compiled list of diversity scholarships below are independent of the state of North Carolina and NC A&T State University; however, students can apply for potential eligibility. If you have questions or need assistance regarding obtaining the information, please contact us at 336-334-7800 or email the Multicultural Student Center at msc@ncat.edu during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Academic Diversity Scholarships
African-American Scholarships
Hispanic/Latino Scholarships
Native-American Scholarships
LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunities
Women’s Scholarships
Corporate Diversity Scholarships
Other Scholarship Resources to Explore

 

Academic Diversity Scholarships

Award Amount: Internship
Awards Available: Varies
Deadline: February 2021 (current)
Scholarship Description: This program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. 
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1200 New York Ave. NW, Room 639
Washington, DC 20005
Email:  mmfellowship@aaas.org
Phone: 202-326-6441

Award Amount: $5,000
Awards Available:  15
Deadline:  March 31, 2021 (New cycle will open on January 1, 2021)
Scholarship Description:  The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of the ACHE. This scholarship provides financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans, and expenses. 
Contact:
Phone:  312-424-9400

Award Amount: $5,000
Awards Available:  Varies
Deadline:  March 21, 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  The American Chemical Society (ACS) awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards are given to qualified students. African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.
Contact: 
ACS Scholars Program
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Email:  scholars@acs.org
Phone:  1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250)
Apply for the ACS Scholars Program!

Award Amount: $2,000
Awards Available:  Varies
Deadline:  March 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a one-year scholarship, with an additional book stipend that is renewable for up to 3 years.
     The competition is open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism. Applicants MUST provide the following information in triplicate (3 copies of all requested information). All information must be included in one package, including recommendations; newspaper articles must be reduced to 8½ by 11 sheets only. Failure to include all information in triplicate, including multimedia formats, will result in disqualification.
Contact:
National Press Club
Attention: Scholarship Department
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
Phone:  202-662-7500
Apply for the National Press Club Scholarship!

African-American Scholarships

Award Amount: $40,000
Awards Available:  10
Deadlines:
August to January: Interested applicants can begin to complete and submit the RBSP scholarship application.
November 1: Early Applicant Deadline - Interested applicants who complete their applications by November 1st will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and will be eligible to have their contact information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarship providers. Students who apply under this deadline must make the appropriate designation on their application. Applicants are still responsible for submitting materials to any colleges, universities, and scholarship programs for which they are interested.
January 9: Final postmarked deadline to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.
Scholarship Description:  The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African-Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year). High school senior applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need. 
Contact:
Ron Brown Scholar Program
485 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Email:  Ron Brown Scholar Program
Phone:  434-964-1588
Apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program!

Award Amount: $20,000
Awards Available:  3
Deadline:  April 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at the Microsoft Corporation. Applicants for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship must be high-school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian); must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). A minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need are required. 
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1200 5th Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
Email: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM)
Apply for Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship!

Award Amount: See Description
Awards Available:  See Description
Deadline:  February 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  FTE offers financial support for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies, or biblical studies.
Eligibility:
  • Be of African descent, enrolled or admitted full-time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies, or biblical studies.
  • Be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year.
  • Applicants at the dissertation stage must be able to write full-time during the fellowship year.
  • To be classified at the dissertation stage, the applicant's dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application.
  • Students enrolled in or applying to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are ineligible for this opportunity.
  • Eligible applicants who have completed the coursework stage but have not yet reached candidacy (ABD) may apply.
  • Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. 
Contact:
Patrick B. Reyes
160 Clairemont Ave. Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30030
Email:  FTE Leaders
Phone:  678-369-6755
Apply for the FTE Fellowship!

Award Amount: $5,000
Awards Available:  See Description
Deadline:  March 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional association composed of African-Americans in the energy industry. Through its scholarship program, the Association seeks to help increase the number of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy-related fields.
      To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in the next semester in an accredited college or university; planning to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematic fields, in preparation for a career in the energy sector; be one of the historically underrepresented minorities in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math-related disciplines.
Eligibility requirements: Will vary by participating AABE chapter. 
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1625 K St. NW, Ste. 405
Washington, DC 20006
Phone:  202-371-9530
Email:  scholarship@aabe.org
Apply for the Blacks in Energy Scholarship!

Scholarship type:  NABJ Scholarships
Classification:  High School, College
Deadline:  Applications coming soon

Eligibility:  

  • Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students).
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
  • Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career.
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript.
  • Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission.
  • A copy of your Resume.
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement, and financial need in 500 - 800 words).
  • Essay on the specified topic (1,000 - 2,000 words).
  • Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website).
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required).
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as "Name, Year, Type of File" (example: JaneDoe.2018.Resume). 

Award information:

  • Scholarship awards are disbursed in one payment to the recipient's school upon proof of enrollment.
  • A scholarship selection committee will select the winners based on NABJ's scoring system and adherence to the application guidelines and requirements.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to re-apply to any NABJ scholarships.
  • Winners will be formally recognized in the convention program book, a press release, and the NABJ website.
Contact:
Phone: 301-405-0248

Apply for the NABJ Scholarship!

Hispanic Latino Scholarships

Award Amount: $6,000
Awards Available: See Description
Deadline: February 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African-American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by donations made by members of the AMS Giving Program. The two-year scholarship is distributed once per year during freshman and sophomore years (second-year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year).
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
  • Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply.
  • Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Marine Biology is not eligible.
Contact:
Donna Fernandez
American Meteorological Society
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693
Email: dfernand@ametsoc.org
Phone:  617-227-2426, ext. 3907

Apply for the American Meteorological Society Scholarships

Award Amount: $1,000
Awards Available: See Description
Deadline: August 2020 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  To qualify for the Mexican-American Dream Scholarship, students must be an AB-540 student or member of a COFEM affiliated federation or club. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required, as well as demonstrated financial aid. Students must be willing to volunteer 25-50 hours serving COFEM.
Contact:
Email: lzarazua@cofem.org
Phone:  213-451-0035

Apply for the COFEM Mexican American Dream Scholarship!

Award Amount: $5,000
Awards Available: See Description
Deadline: Fall Only (Current)
Scholarship Description:  The HSF/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 for college and graduate students. Students must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for-profit, four-year university or graduate school during the fall of the scholarship cycle year; be a U.S. Citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen.
Contact:
Scholarship Director
1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 700
Gardena, CA 90248
Phone:  310-975-3700

Apply for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarship!

Scholarship Type: Scholarship
Deadline: Application will open mid-February 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description: The GE/LNESC Scholarship Program awards $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors. Applicants must be working towards a bachelor's degree at an accredited US college or university and must be classified as college sophomores in the fall. The $5,000 awards will be divided into two equal disbursements made on September 15th and January 31st. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university and deposited in the recipient’s name. The funds will be allocated toward the payment of tuition and academic fees, and the purchase of required educational materials and books. The school is the custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:
  • Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be classified as a college sophomore in the fall semester.
  • Must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Must be a business or engineering major.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Contact:
Email: scholarships@lnesc.org

Apply for the GE LNESC National Scholarship!

Native-American Scholarships

Award Amount: $1,500
Awards Available: See Description
Deadline: May 31, 2021 (Current)
The Acceptance period changes from year-to-year.
Scholarship Description: 
  • Must be enrolled in your tribe.
  • Must be attending an accredited school full-time in both fall and spring semesters.
  • Must be seeking an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Open to high school seniors who will be entering college in the fall, college freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Do not send letters of inquiry to our mailing address.
Contact:
Director of Scholarship Programs
Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 30-A
Rockville, MD 20850
Email: general.aaia@indian-affairs.org
Phone: 240-314-7155

Apply for the American Indian Affairs Undergrad Scholarship!

Award Amount: $4,000
Awards Available: See Description
Deadline: November 1st
Scholarship Description: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African-American, Hispanic, Native North American, and Pacific Islander students.
Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.
  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African-American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or an SAT math score of 600.
  • Actuarial exams will be an important factor in evaluating scholarship qualifications for applicants entering their junior year and beyond. Additionally, exams passed will also be a consideration for previous award recipients applying to renew the scholarship.
Contact:
Email: info@ActFnd.org
Phone:  847-706-3535

Apply for the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship!


Apply for the Actuarial Academic Works Scholarship!

Award Amount: $30,000
Deadline: January 1 - May 32, 2021 (Current)
Scholarship Description:
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at any nonprofit, accredited college, university, or tribal college.
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty.
  • Enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university.
  • Full Circle applicants must be enrolled full-time, must be registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state-recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.
  • Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. Learn how to prove descent or trace Indian ancestry.
  • Must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Your scholarship may require a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. (Students attending TCUs with less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for Tribal College and University scholarships). However, each TCU makes this determination individually.
Contact:
Student Success Services
8333 Greenwood Blvd
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 303-426-8900 or 1-800-776-3863
Email: scholarships@collegefund.org

Apply for the American Indian Full Circle Scholarship!

Award Amount: See Description for the Amount
Deadline: Varies
Scholarship Description:
Our high-priority areas of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. These fields of study are critical to the future of Indian people and the nation, and Native Americans are very underrepresented in these fields. Catching the Dream Scholarship seeks to address this deficiency. Catching the Dream is a national Native American education and scholarship center.
Our strategy is to:
  • Actively seek out Native American high school students with academic potential from all regions and tribes of the United States and help prepare them for college.
  • Encourage and assist Native American high schools to establish college preparatory programs.
  • Establish information-sharing networks and national training sessions for teachers and administrators to strengthen their college preparatory programs.
  • Orient parents, grandparents, and tribal leaders so they can provide effective support for their college-bound students.
Contact:
8200 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 103
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-262-2351.
Email: nscholarsh@aol.com

Apply for the Catching the Dream Program!

LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunities

Award Amount: $1,500 - $3,000
Deadline: June 24, 2020 (Current)
Scholarship Description:  The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support lesbian women in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition.
Submissions are judged on:
  • Academic achievement
  • Outstanding community service and leadership
  • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues
Contact:
Phone: 212-457-1341

Apply for the Rainbow Scholarship!

Award Amount: $25,000
Deadline: (Current)
Scholarship Description:
Awarding a total of $25,000 for up to two years of school, the Levin-Goffe Scholarship provides a measure of financial stability to undergraduate students who are both LGBTQ or intersex and undocumented immigrants, including refugees and individuals seeking or granted asylum.
To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa.
  • Have a current, most recent, or cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
  • Be enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City.
  • Have completed one academic year or at least be a rising sophomore.
Please note that all application information is kept confidential. In addition, applicants do not need to include any information they feel unsafe sharing.
Contact:
Phone: 212-457-1341
Email: scholarshops@stonewallfoundation.org

Apply for the Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants!

Award Amount: $1,000
Awards Available: One offered annually
Deadline:
Closes Annually in February
Scholarship Description:
This scholarship is in support of and to acknowledge the outstanding work of a college student in the LGBTQIA+ community. It is aimed to show recognition to a self-identified masculine-centered lesbian student who has given immensely to the LGBTQIA+ community. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary efforts to be a dedicated scholar, has personal integrity, and has devoted themselves to community service.
Application Requirements:
  • Students must be a self-identified masculine-centered lesbian.
  • An undergraduate freshman or sophomore year in good academic standing.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Made significant contributions to the LGBTQIA+ community within the last 12 months.
  • Completion of an application form.
  • 750 - 1000 word essay.
  • Minimum of one letter of recommendation.
Contact: Tenisha Harris, President
Email: president.opsiq@gmail.com
Email: Omicronpsiomega@gmail.com

Apply for the Tracy 'Cheeko' Fair Scholarship!

Award Amount: $1,000 Annually, Non-Renewable
Awards Available: One offered annually
Deadline:
January 15, 2021
Scholarship Description:
This award is for any openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Application Requirements:
  • Essay
  • Application form
Additional Information: Emphasis in judging will be placed on a goal statement that includes specific information on experience or steps taken toward the goal, persuasiveness (e.g., how past achievements/experiences and future planning increase the probability of reaching his/her goal); include why he/she thinks that he/she will succeed, and will also be judged on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Apply for the Mark J. Glancey and John G. Gray LGBT Scholarship!

Award Amount: $5,000
Awards Available: 2
Deadline:
Application Window: April 1st – the 1st Saturday of June, 11:59 Pacific Time. The 2021 scholarship application cycle opens on April 1, 2021, and closes on June 5, 2021. Incomplete or late application submissions will not be evaluated. Applications submitted via email will not be evaluated.
Scholarship Description:
Award scholarships for LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ-supportive students currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM-related teaching fields. Honor students who support a creative educational community that increases the visibility and the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ and supportive students. Encourage students to be out in their careers and support diversity in the STEM workforce.
Scholarship Awards: Two $5000 scholarships (when funded) will be awarded each Fall for the academic year. One $5000 scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one $5000 scholarship will go to a graduate/professional level student. Students currently enrolled at any accredited U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply.
Special award category for the 2020/2021 academic year: We are pleased to announce the David McLennan Memorial Scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic year. This one-time scholarship gives $2500 to each of two LGBTQ+ undergraduate engineering students. All undergraduate engineering students who apply for the Out to Innovate Scholarship will be considered for this one-time award.
Award Guidelines: Scholarship awards will be paid in the Fall semester/quarter only. Scholarship availability depends on funding, and might not be offered every year. Some years will offer more scholarships than in other years. All awards must be used in support of the recipient’s education or research.
Eligibility:
  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field.
  • Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility students must be eligible for fall term registration and must not be under disciplinary sanction.
Contact:
David Crombecque, Ph.D., NOGLSTP Scholarship Program Coordinator
Email: scholarships@noglstp.org

Apply for the Out to Innovate Scholarship!

Deadline: Application is open November 1st – January 27th
Scholarship Description:
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement.
  • Strong academic achievement.
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.
  • Financial need.
Eligible Applicants:
  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the Fall of 2020.
  • Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program.
  • Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarships].
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 23-25 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.
Contact:
Phone: 323-933-1234
Email: applications@pointfoundation.org

Apply for the Point Foundation's National LGBTQ Scholarship!

Award Amount: $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline: Application opens March 1st and closes May 4th
Scholarship Description:
The Point Community College inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of graduating with an associate’s degree and/or transferring to a four-year college or university. Students accepted into the program will receive between $2,000-$4,800 in scholarship support each year, admissions counseling, coaching, and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles.  They will also have access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed.
Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the Fall of 2020.
  • Must have 1-2 years of community college left AND, (1) intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university for Fall 2021 or Fall 2022, OR (2) graduate with an associate's degree in Fall 2022.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Factors considered when evaluating scholarship applicants include:
  • Financial need or independence.
  • Personal history.
  • Academic achievement.
  • Community involvement and work experience.
Contact:
Phone: 323-933-1234
Email: applications@pointfoundation.org

Apply for the Point Foundation's Community College Scholarship!

Award Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: Applications open in December and are due in March
Scholarship Description:
The Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to celebrating and supporting the continuing education for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and LGBTQIA allied students who exhibit courage and leadership in their schools and communities. The scholarship is funded by individual donations and the PFLAG Greensboro Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship Endowment. We wish to express our appreciation to the Guilford Green Foundation for their initial donation and assistance with starting the endowment and to the many individuals who have donated to the endowment. The PFLAG Greensboro Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship is awarded in amounts of up to $1,000. The money must be used toward educational expenses. Awards will be distributed to the recipient's school upon receipt of a letter of acceptance and verification of enrollment.
Eligibility:
  • Be a resident of Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph, or Alamance County, North Carolina.
  • Be applying to attend, or currently attending a technical/vocational program pursuing certification and/or a college or university pursuing an undergraduate college degree.
  • Be a self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight ally.
  • Have demonstrated service or a desire to serve the LGBTQIA community.
Requirements:
  • A signed and completed scholarship application.
  • Your high school or GED transcript (sent by your school) and/or your most recent college or university transcript.
  • Two letters of reference. References should be from people other than family members.
  • A signed and completed release form (the form is included in the application packet). A parent or guardian must sign if you are under 18 years of age.
Contact:
PFLAG Greensboro
Attention: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 4153
Greensboro, NC 27404

Email: Mac.stroupe72@gmail.com
info@pflaggreensboro.org
Phone:
336-420-0120

Apply for the Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship!

Award Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Scholarship Description:
Out to Protect offers a scholarship award for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender and who are pursuing a career in law enforcement by attending a basic law enforcement training program. This could be a basic police academy, sheriff’s academy, corrections academy, or 9-1-1 dispatcher academy. We believe that one of the best ways of eliminating homophobia in law enforcement is by having positive and visible role models from the LGBT community serving in the ranks of the law enforcement profession. We also recognize the courage required to “come out” and to be “out” on the job as a law enforcement professional. Our scholarships reward those individuals who have the courage and willingness to be visible role models in law enforcement. Scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $1000 and are typically announced in June and December of each year.
Scholarship Requirements:
  • Identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.
  • Be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States (sponsored or self-sponsored).
  • Demonstrate being a visible, positive role model for law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate being able to graduate from a law enforcement training program.
Note: Scholarship applicants can be hired employees of an agency or self-sponsored students. Financial need is not a requirement to apply. Persons related to members of the Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.
To apply for a scholarship award, simply complete our online application form. Applicants may submit letters of recommendation from academy staff or peers. The Board of Directors will review all applications submitted and select the most qualified applicants for further consideration including reference checks. Finalists will be notified before reference checking begins.

Apply for the Out to Protect Scholarship!

Award Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Scholarship Description:
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people face many challenges informing, defining, and maintaining families. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.
Program Goals:
  • Encourage talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research.
  • Advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and family structure diversity.
  • Advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms including sources of support and resilience for family members.
  • Advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT.
Eligibility:
  • Advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor.
  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues.
  • IRB approval must be received from the host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Proposal Requirements: Please include the following in a single document (Not to exceed five pages, one-inch margins, 11-point Times New Roman/Garamond Font, single space):
  • Goals, relevant background/literature review.
  • Methods (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated).
  • Anticipated outcomes, significance, and impact.
Additionally, please submit the following documents:
  • Project timeline (not to exceed one page; typically, APF grants are for one year).
  • Detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page).
  • Abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages).
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor.
Contact:
Phone: 202-336-5843
Fax:
202-336-5812
Email: foundation@apa.org

Apply for the Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant!

Women’s Scholarships Opportunities

Scholarship Type: Scholarships to international women students
Classification: Graduate study
Deadline: Between August 20 and November 20
Scholarship Description: The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants, and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $20,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.
Eligibility:
An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships, or for practical training if not combined with coursework. To qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year. Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants. International students attending Cottey College are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Contact:
Phone: 515-255-3153
Fax: 515-255-3820

Apply for the P.E.O International Peace Scholarship!

Award Amount: $30,000
Awards Available: See Description
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Scholarship Description: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master's/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Phone: 609-771-7100
Email: aauw@applyists.com

Apply for the American Association of University Women Fellowship!

Deadline: Applications are due annually on the first Friday in September and are available a month before the due date.
Scholarship Description: The Artist Enrichment (AE) grant provides opportunities for female artists to further their artistic development to create art for positive social change, the funding also provides assists organizations through its Art Enrichment program. The mission is promoting social change and fostering positive outcomes from women in the arts. Applicants to the AE grant program should show high artistic quality in the work sample and should be able to demonstrate their commitment to feminism and their understanding of the relationship between art and social change.
Contact:
502-562-0046

Apply for the Kentucky Foundation for Women Scholarship!

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 20, 2021
Scholarship Description: The ConnectHER Film Festival provides a powerful platform for young storytellers to highlight critical issues facing women and girls. Students submit original short (3 to 6 minute) films focused on issues such as girls’ global education, ending violence against women, redefining beauty, and girls in tech.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
Email: filmfest@connecther.org

Apply for the ConnectHER Film Festival Scholarship!

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 4, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to those women who are continuing or returning to college/university for their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. Applicants must have completed their freshmen, sophomore, and junior years of college and will attend a New Mexico college/university for a minimum of one semester during their senior year. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 25266
Albuquerque, NM 87176-5266
Phone: 505-883-6240

Apply for the Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women!

Award Amount: See Description for Amount
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has attained a minimum 2.0 GPA and is pursuing a program of study in a business-related field. Preference will be given to female students with dependent children. Students must show financial need. Along with the application, students must write a 500-word essay defining career and educational goals, and the benefits of a college education.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 443-518-1260
Fax: 443-518-4576
Email: finaid@howardcc.edu

Apply for the Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship!

Award Amount: $750
Deadline: December 01, 2020
Scholarship Description: The Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship is an opportunity for young women or gender no-confirming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world. Applicants must be young women of color who are currently enrolled in college/university or will begin college/university in the spring semester and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For the essay, you may write up to 500 words or create an up to 5-minute video. Essay question: "Who are you, and how are you going to change the world?"
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Email: info@nextdayanimations.com

Apply for the Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship!

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 01, 2021
Scholarship Description: Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The Yoji Kondo and Jerry Pournelle scholarships may be awarded to a candidate of any gender, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study. Applicants will need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of several available topics. Winners will be announced on July 7th.
Contact:
Michael Sheffield
3553 Atlantic Ave. #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606
Email: scholarships@heinleinsociety.org

Apply for the Heinlein Society Scholarship!

Award Amount: $8,000
Deadline: Varies
Scholarship Description: The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women studying business at the undergraduate level who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of $2,000 each at the district/region level and 6 international scholarships in the amount of $8,000. Applicants must be female students undertaking a business and/or business-related program at an accredited university/college/institute and must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master's program at the time the application is submitted. Must submit verification of current enrollment with application materials, have achieved an outstanding academic record during their academic studies, including business-related subjects, and must have demonstrated initiative, ambition, and commitment to pursuing a career in business.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 900
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-928-1400
Email: programs@zonta.org

Apply for the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship!

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Red Thread Foundation for Women offers this amazing scholarship for women of an international background, including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who are first-year entrants to a U.S. college or university program in the upcoming fall. There are no GPA or U.S. residency requirements. The application consists of several short-answer questions, two essays, and two letters of recommendation. We require that at least one of your references be an academic reference, such as a teacher or a guidance counselor. Both the application form and the letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the application deadline to be considered. We will select a shortlist of candidates to interview by phone. Interviews will be 30-45 minutes and will take place in May. Tuition money can be used for anything related to your education - tuition, books, a laptop, travel, and living expenses.
Contact:
Scholarship Committee
Email: info@redthreadfoundation.org

Apply for the Red Thread Foundation Scholarship!

Corporate Diversity Scholarships

Scholarship type: Unrestricted GRANT
Deadline: June 2021 (Current)
Classifications:
  • Represent the original idea and work of a student, or team of no more than four students, along with a university advisor.
  • Be submitted by students who meet our full-time eligibility requirement.
  • Individual entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in any U.S. college or university for at least part of the 12-month period prior to entry.
  • Teams must include at least one member who meets this requirement, and all remaining members must be enrolled at least part-time at some point during the 12-month period prior to entry.
  • Be complete, workable, and well-articulated.
  • For example, there must be evidence the invention has been reduced to practice.
  • Prove capable of being reproduced.
  • Be submitted in English.
Qualifications: Undergraduate and Graduate
GPA: N/A
About the Applications:
The application consists of general student information, an essay including a brief description or abstract of the invention, information on the faculty advisor a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor, a literature/patent search and summary, and any relevant supporting or supplemental materials you wish to submit (examples: charts, graphs, CDs or DVDs, slides, samples, etc.). In addition, entrants must fulfill the student status requirements. The entry must be written in English.
About the Scholarship:
The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Invent Now is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. The competition encourages students who actively pursue an invention. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics, and technology studies but the creative invention can emerge from any course of study. The Competition also recognizes the working relationship between a student and his or her advisor. The program was introduced in 1990.
Award Information: Prizes are awarded to the top three entries in each division. Advisors of winning entries receive cash prizes as well.

Graduate Division:
Gold: $15,000 (advisor receives $5,000)
Silver: $12,500 (advisor receives $3,000)
Bronze: $10,000 (advisor receives $2,000)

Undergraduate Division:
Gold: $12,500 (advisor receives $4,000)
Silver: $10,000 (advisor receives $2,000)
Bronze: $7,500 (advisor receives $1,000)
Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Contact:
Phone: 1-800-968-4332
Email: collegiate@invent.org

Apply for the National Inventors Hall of Fame Scholarship!

Scholarship Type: Scholarship is achievement-based.
Deadline: The application will open August 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) for students who will be graduating in the 2020-2021 academic school year and will close Wednesday, October 31, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Classifications: High School
Qualifications: 3.0 GPA
  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools).
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees.
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
About the Application:
Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically but are also actively involved in their school. These leaders are passionate, service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.
About the Scholarship:
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 26th class in 2014, the Foundation has provided over 5,400 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $54 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
Contact:
CCSF Staff
Phone: 1-800-306-2653 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Eastern)

Apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation!

Scholarship Type: Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Classifications: All (High school, Undergraduate, Graduate)
Qualifications: 3.3 GPA
Students are eligible to be considered for a Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program if they meet all the following criteria:
  • Are African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American**, or Hispanic American.
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED.
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form), and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.
About the Application:
  1. Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form).
  2. Educator’s evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form).
  3. Evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form).
Contact:
Phone: 1-877-690-4677

Apply for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program!

Scholarship Type: Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant Program
Classifications: Division III Institutions
Qualifications: The proposed position must be for a full-time, entry-level administrative position at a Division III institution or conference office consisting of a minimum of 20 months of work during a 24-month commitment starting in September in the year they are awarded. The hired intern should be an ethnic minority and/or a woman. As a part of the program, schools and conferences are responsible for identifying a supervisor and a mentor (must be different individuals) and are responsible for hiring, employing, and supervising the intern. Assistant coaching responsibilities are allowed, including strength and conditioning, but the percentage of time focused on assistant coaching should be realistic but be no more than 50 percent of the outlined job responsibilities.
About the Application:
Funding will cover the intern's salary ($20,100) and $3,000 to cover the cost of the intern attending professional development activities (i.e., NCAA Convention, NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, Regional Rules Seminar, conference meetings or NACWAA Convention, NACWAA/NCAA Women's Leadership Symposium, NACADA Convention, NACDA Convention, N4A Convention). The institution or conference office will be responsible for providing an in-kind contribution of at least $3,700 per year. These funds should be applied towards the intern's personal living expenses (i.e., insurance, housing, meal plan, technology allocation, etc.) Please note that taxes are not considered as an in-kind contribution and that the in-kind gift should be sufficient relative to the region's cost of living.
Contact:
Lamarr Pottinger
Associate Director of Leadership Development
Telephone: 317-917-6024
Email: lpottinger@ncaa.org

Apply for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Diversity Grant!

Scholarship Type: USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
Deadline: Current
Qualifications:
Eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are as follows:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate and are starting their first year of college for a bachelor's degree. (Note: Since this program is intended to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines at participating institutions, currently enrolled bachelor-level students in these institutions are not eligible to apply.)
Applicants must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be an entering freshman.
  • Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Have a combined verbal/math score of 1,000 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT.
  • Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service.
  • Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice.
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature.
  • Sign all applications (original signature only).
  • All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 15 and sent to the institution selected by the applicant to attend.
About the Application:
A scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides:
  1. Full tuition.
  2. Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation.
  3. Employee benefits while employed with the USDA.
  4. Education-related Fees.
  5. Books.
  6. Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship Room and board for each of the 4 academic years.
About the Scholarship:
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
Contact:
USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0170
Washington, DC 20250
Telephone number: (202) 720-6350
Email: partnerships@usda.gov or Michael.Dukes@usda.gov

Apply for the USDA National Scholars Program!

Scholarship Type: Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Qualifications:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Attend one of the 47 TMCF Member Schools.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience.
  • Be recommended by a Faculty or Staff member of your current school.
About the Application:
  • Are merit-based and applicants must have a financial need to qualify.
  • Are restricted for the payment of tuition, on-campus room, and board, books, and fees.
  • Are paid directly to the college or university on behalf of the award recipient to be credited to his or her school account.
  • The average award is $3,100.00 per student per semester.
  • Most scholarships are one-year, non-renewable unless otherwise indicated.
About the Scholarship:
Since its inception in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending its member schools. TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are being met and that there is an unmet financial need.
Contact:
901 F Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: 202-507-4851
Fax: 202-652-2934
Email: scholarships@tmcfund.org

Apply for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund!

Scholarship Type: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadline: Current
Qualifications:
Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and have the following:
  1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector.
  2. Excellent research and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrated financial need.
  4. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.
This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. Fall and Spring interns will work part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer interns will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.
About the Application:
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grant-making foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
Contact:
Phone: 202-736-5800

Apply for the William Randolph Hearst Fellowship!

Scholarship Type: Diversity Scholarship
Deadlines: Summer – April 1, Fall/Academic Year – June, Spring/Calendar Year/January Term - November 1
Classifications: Open to students who are currently attending an HBCU, a historically black college or university
Qualifications: Open to students who attend an HBCU that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad consortium and that transfers at least 75% of home school aid to IES. Abroad Students must have applied to and attend an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year, or calendar year program.
  • Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors. Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications.
  • Standard programs only: Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.
    Award Information: Open to students who are currently attending an HBCU, a historically black college, or university.
The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows:
  • $1,500 credit toward the IES Abroad program fee
  • $500 reimbursement toward the purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES Abroad program. You must present a valid, overseas airline ticket receipt to receive the $500 reimbursement.
  • Consecutive term students will receive one $1500 scholarship plus $500 airfare reimbursement.
Contact:
IES Abroad Representative
Phone: 1-800-995-2300
Email: scholarships@IESabroad.org

Apply for the International Education of Students Abroad Scholarship!

Award Amount: $50,000
Number of Awards: 1,258
Scholarship Type: Scholarship
Deadline: Open from October 15th to December 15th of each year
Scholarship Description: The BURGER KING Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children, and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $17.6 million in scholarships and the program continues to grow. Last year alone $2.2 million in scholarships were awarded.
Eligibility:
  • Be living in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico.
  • Be graduating high school seniors (the U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada), or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada.
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year beginning in the fall at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico.
  • Recipients of the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship will be chosen from the general applicant pool (please see provider site for more eligibility requirements).
  • Children of employees and employees pursuing a traditional post-secondary education are also eligible to apply (please see provider site for detailed eligibility requirements).
Contact:
Phone: 507-931-1682
Email: burgerkingscholars@scholarshipamerica.org

Apply for the Burger King Scholars Program!

Scholarship Type: Scholarship
Deadline: The Conference Scholarship application will re-open in 2021.
Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Plus, we will need to see that you're making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics—and that you demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.
Award Information: The benefits are for one academic year. You may receive either a full or partial scholarship for the academic year. Full tuition scholarships will cover tuition for the academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Microsoft will make payments to the designated school, and they're not transferable to other academic institutions. You may use the funds for tuition only—not for other costs listed on your bursar bills, such as room and board.
Contact:
Email: scholars@microsoft.com

Apply for the Burger King Scholars Program!

Scholarship type: Internship
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, however for priority consideration, it is recommended to submit online applications by March 31st. (Current)
Classifications: Any
Eligibility:
  • Attending Accredited College/University.
  • Full-Time Undergraduate College Student with at least 1 summer or 27 credit hours remaining before graduating college.
  • Major or Career Interest in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering (STEM), Supply Chain Management, Computer Science/MIS, Healthcare, Retail Management, and Liberal Arts.
  • G.P.A.: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher. First Semester College Freshman applies with a 0.0.
Documents to Submit:
  • INROADS Internship Application.
  • Professional Resume*** (Microsoft Word formats only) Samples of your resume MUST appear similar to resumes built using Resume Builder which will assist you in creating a professional resume in our preferred format. You can access the Resume Builder from within the Application.
  • Candidate Questionnaire.
  • Official/Unofficial Transcripts.
Internship Application Process:
  1. Submit Application
  2. Process Review Session
  3. Mandatory Prep Session Training
  4. Complete Mock Interviews
  5. Interview with Corporate Partners
  6. Accept Job Offer
Contact:
Phone: 314-241-7488
General Inquiries Email: info@INROADS.org
Applicant Inquiries Email: recruitment@INROADS.org

Apply for the INROADS Internship!

Scholarship type: Fellowship
Deadline: In one package postmarked no later than midnight, January 31, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Announcement of 2021-2022 award recipients will be made approximately April 15, 2021.
Eligibility: Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. The study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.
DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2021 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive a bachelor’s degree in June 2020) are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and master’s degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. The Fund is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City, which awards yearly grants and works to foster fellowship among grant recipients. Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts, and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. On the basis of this interview, the Fund typically selects about 20 new scholarship recipients each year.
Contact:
Judy McClain, Fellowship Secretary
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
P.O. Box 3389
San Dimas, CA 91773
Phone: 909-592-0607
Email: info@dekarman.org

Apply for the Josephine De Karman Fellowship!

Scholarship type: Fellowship
Deadline: The application period for the 2020–21 fellowship cycle has ended. (Current)
Scholarship Description: Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the U of I, she helped to find the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club. Upon her death in 1931, David Kinley created the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in fine arts. This fellowship not only reflected President Kinley's earlier appointment as dean of the College of Literature and Arts but, more importantly, acknowledged Kate Neal Kinley's persistent dedication to the arts on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The first award was made in 1932. Its continuance today is due to Kinley's original gift and to the dedication of family members. The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is also partially funded by the John Robert Gregg Fund at Community Funds, Inc., and The New York Community Trust.
Eligibility: Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
  • High attainment in the applicant's major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed.
  • High attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks.
  • The character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant.
  • An Excellence of personality, the seriousness of purpose, and good moral character.
While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.
Contact:
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Committee
College of Fine and Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
100 Architecture Building
608 E. Lorado Taft Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217.333.1661
Email: faa@illinois.edu

Apply for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship!

Deadline: Submitted by 11.59 pm on January 27, 2021
Scholarship Description: For Wellesley College Seniors and Alumnae. These awards are open to all nationalities. Merit and need will be considered in evaluating the applications. No late applications will be considered.
About the Application:
A complete application includes:
  • Application: The application form includes a 3-page application plus Budget Analysis.
  • Personal Statement: One-page, single-spaced personal statement. Ideally, this would be the essay you submitted in applying to graduate school, updated to reflect any graduate study you have completed.
  • Resume.
  • Letters of Reference: Three (3) letters of reference sent by email from your instructors fellowships@wellesley.edu (See Guidelines). If a recommender cannot meet the application deadline, the reference should be sent by email as a PDF attachment. The committee asks for comment on your past work, future promise, and character. If you are enrolled in a graduate school, ideally at least two of these letters should be from graduate instructors in your major field. If you are a candidate in music, your references should include an estimate of your general qualifications as a musician. We encourage you to obtain letters specifically addressing your plans for graduate study. Please give each recommender an account of your proposed study so that her/his comments may be directed toward the work planned.
  • Transcripts of grades from the institutions you listed in item 7 of the application titled with your name (Last Name, First Name: Wellesley College transcript). If you are currently in school, upload a transcript that includes fall grades as soon as it is available. Wellesley College alumnae and students should upload a copy of their Wellesley transcript and if applicable, transcripts from study abroad and any other institutions. If a transcript is not available by the deadline, you will need to upload a Transcript Placeholder so that your application can be uploaded without it. As soon as the transcript is available please send it electronically to fellowships@wellesley.edu with your name (Last Name, First Name: WCGF) in the Subject line.
  • Supporting Materials: Additional materials are to be submitted separately, but in the same email as your application.
Contact:
Phone: 781-283-2347
Email: fellowships@wellesley.edu

Apply for the Schimke and Shackford Graduate Fellowships!

Scholarship type: Fellowship
Deadline: Artists may apply only once every 24 months. MacDowell will only accept applications for the next deadline. Please refer to the application dates in the column on the left for open application time periods.
Application Periods:
Winter/Spring 2020 - Deadline: September 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - Deadline: January 15, 2021
Fall 2020 - Deadline: April 15, 2021
Scholarship Description:
The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.
Eligibility: The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. MacDowell is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. No one with the AIDS virus or HIV shall be denied admission as long as he/she is otherwise qualified. The Colony offers barrier-free access in all main buildings and some studios.
Contact:
Admissions Office
Phone:
603-924-3886
Email: admissions@macdowellcolony.org

Apply for the MacDowell Fellowships!

Scholarship type: Research Fellowship
Deadline: Current
Scholarship Description:
Information: for scientific research alongside, professional biomedical scientists
Stipend and Benefits: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program award is $5,000 for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing, and meals. Student housing is available starting at around $650 a month.
Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions.
A select number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona. A limited number of NIH-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship positions are available to underrepresented students for research in the fields of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematological diseases.
Applicants who have applied for summer can check their application status online.
Eligibility:
You can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program if you:
  • Are currently a student in your sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.
International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.
Contact:
Glenda Mueller
Email: gmueller@mayo.edu
Phone: 507-284-3862

Apply for the Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program!

Scholarship type: Fellowship
Deadline: October 29, 2020, at 2 pm EST.
Classifications: For seniors or recent graduates
Scholarship Description:
To be eligible for the Class of 2019, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants may apply to the Fellowship while they are applying to graduate school, or after they are already enrolled in graduate school. However, applicants must not have started or passed the third year of the graduate program that they are seeking funding for in the 2021-22 academic year as of October 29, 2020.
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.
Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Apply for the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans!

Scholarship type: Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: (Current)
Classifications: Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.
Scholarship Description:
The JR Program for International Peace awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management, and peacebuilding. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome. Proposals should be consistent with the Institute's mission and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single-case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both. Peace Scholar awards may not be made for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.
Eligibility:
Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed. D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowship begins.
Contact:
Email: JenningsRandolphFellowships@usip.org

Apply for the U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship!

Scholarship type: Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2020 - Application portal opens
Late March/Early April 2021 - Applicants must apply through their local chapter
Chapter deadlines vary and are typically two weeks prior to the national deadline. Check with your chapter.
April 30, 2021 - National deadline
Scholarship Description:
Every year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide.
To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:
  • Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by April 15 of the current year) or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details.
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year. Accredited international institutions are acceptable.
Please note:
  • International students are eligible.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed 10 or more graduate credits on or before April 15 are not eligible.
  • Winners may defer for up to two years, pending approval.

Apply for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship!

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