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Scholarships for Minority Students

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There are scholarships out there geared towards everything from specific majors to your minority status, and they’re worth tapping into. If you’re considered a minority, these scholarships are specifically designed to help you save some money when heading off to college! Take a look and take advantage!


Point Foundation Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 1/30/2018
Description: High school seniors and undergraduate students must be enrolled or enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year institution in U.S. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community and working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community. Demonstrated financial need is required. Finalist must be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

AABE William Grant Pinkard Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 2/3/2018
Description: This scholarship is for African American, Hispanic, or Native American high school seniors planning to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics, or physical science. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in math and science courses.

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Award: $7,000
Deadline: 2/15/2018
Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors who identify as a minority and plan to attend an accredited 4-year U.S. institution. Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership potential, dedication to community service, and financial need. Minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21.

ACS Scholars Program
Award: $2,500
Deadline: 3/1/2018
Description: This scholarship is for an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school senior, or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors, pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.

Maureen L. and Howard Blitman, P.E., Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 3/1/2018
Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors who are members of an underrepresented ethnic minority in the field of engineering: African American, American Indian, or Hispanic. To qualify, applicants must be accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college/university and be US citizens. Scholarships will be awarded based on GPA, internship/co-op experience and community involvement, faculty recommendations, honors/scholarships/awards, and answers to the questions on the application.

Generation Google
Award: $10,000 Renewable
Deadline: 3/2/2018
Description: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related field. To qualify, applicants must belong to an underrepresented group in computer science, defined as follows: 1) African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native American/Pacific Islander; 2) women; or 3) individuals with a disability. Undergraduate and graduate student applications will open in Fall 2017. High school seniors can currently apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Award: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: 3/30/2018
Description: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and college students who are a United States citizens or legal permanent residents and are of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time students in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, or Guam.

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship
Award: $3,000
Deadline: 4/20/2018
Description: This scholarship is for students who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in a field that will lead to a career in the performing arts, including drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a 2.5 GPA, exhibit leadership ability, and participate in community service activities. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
Award: $3,000
Deadline: 4/20/2018
Description: This scholarship is for African American or Black High school seniors pursuing a visual arts degree, which includes architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Applicants must submit an application including resume, photograph, two recommendation letters, official transcript, Federal Student Aid Report, and five original artwork pieces. A 2.5 GPA or above is required.

Randy Falco Scholarship
Award: $10,000
Deadline: 4/26/2018
Description: Awarded to a Hispanic or Latino students pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.

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