Don’t let Minority scholarships go Unclaimed

 

scholarships for minority students

Minority Financial Aid is abundant and to let a minority scholarship go unclaimed would be really too bad, and a shame.

If you are a minoity man or women looking for a college scholarship, you should eventually find one if you don’t stop looking. It may get tough at times because you think there is nothing available for you, but guess what? If you keep on searching you will land some type of a minority scholarship to help offset some of your college bills. If you don’t find anything; you just arn’t looking hard enough.

For instance there is the William Randolph Hearst endowed scholarship for minority students. This minority scholarship is for women as well as men. It’s offered by the Aspen Institut. Located in Washington, D.C. recipients of this scholarship spend the summer serving as student research interns for the Institute. You will be awarded monies of between $2,500 and $5,000. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships for minority students will both be given equal opportunities for this grant.

Are you a women who wants to go into the growing field of national defense? Little known Horizon Scholarships for Females is funded by the Women In Defense (WID) a national security organization. These female scholarships are from NDIA, National Defense Industrial Association.

The National Society of Black Engineers  offers the minority engineering scholarships. Applicants can be awarded up to $5,000.

A Media minority scholarship offered by National Association of Black Journalists  or NABJ for short, offers the NABJ/CNN scholarshipwhich is a $25,000 award to a graduating high school student who has been accepted into a baccalaureate program in broadcast journalism. And the NABJ also has  Newhouse Foundation Scholarship which is for $5,000. Students majoring in print journalism who write for their college newspaper can apply.

Do you like the health fields? Thinking about nursing?  There are nursing scholarships for minorities. The National Black Nurses Association supplies these. If you are a graduate, you have access to  graduate scholarships for minority students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in nursing. This is offered through the American Nurses Association Minorities Fellowship Program.

The HRSA Scholarship for the Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program, launched under the Disadvantage Minority Health Improvement Act is solely to ensure that necessary financial assistance is provided disadvantaged professionals undergoing studies in health and nursing programs. The HRSA Scholarship Program is monitored by the US Department of Health and Human services and has the major objective to make the health and medical studies accessible to disadvantaged students especially the URM (unrepresented minorities). In the year 2008 the total amount distributed for the scholarships for the disadvantaged students (SDS) was nearly $46 million reaching more than 15,000 students. The annual budget focuses on funding health professionals in the region of the country with a shortage in workforce.

There are five main Sallie Mae scholarships for minority students offered by Sallie Mae annually that every minority should look at seriously because this company has many creative ways to pay for college and their products work well for many.

The Indian American Scholarship for College by IASF is a vehicle to help high school students for their college education. The IASF provides scholarships for Indian Americans based on their merit and financial need. IASF has been set-up by the Indian American Cultural Association (IACA) to promote education for the students of Indian community in Georgia.

I can keep on going with the many scholarships offered to minority students. The scholarships for minorities list goes on and on with new ones being offered daily. For instance there are scholarships for hispanics, scholarships for african americans, scholarships for minority women, Native American scholarships and so the scholarship list goes on.

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8 Responses

  1. mike says:

    There are tons of scholarships for minorities out there; from the Microsofts Bill Gates minority scholarships, to the many Hispanic and African American scholarships. Again, the qualifications are fair for all these minority scholarships and should be persued like a vengence (fill out all paperwork required: even if it takes a week to fill out) because it will be well worth it. Scholarship search engines are good if you use a big one that deals with all the schools in the country otherwise you could miss out on some seriuos monies. This website has one in the right hand top area on Home page which is very good and has good results. The main thing is to do whats neccessary to fill out or check online to see what you can get. That’s all it takes sometime.

  2. I am interested in obtaining a Grant. I am currently a Student in the state of Florida at St. Petersburg College. I am in a B,A. program for Public Safety Administration. I have a 3.0 GPA with aspirations of enrolling into a masters program.

  3. admin says:

    Freddie,

    go to unknown scholarships to get some ideas. Also go to student loans without a cosigner as a last resort.

  4. Genesis Laughridge says:

    Excellent web site. Lots of helpful info here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you in your sweat!

  5. tracy helms says:

    Are there any scholarships for the ambidextrous?

  6. admin says:

    tracey,

    I haven’t run across any. I would apply to any scholarship where you match up closely to the scholarship guidelines & qualifications. Read more at: high school scholarships for college and list of scholarships & grants.

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  2. September 8, 2010

    […] Minority scholarships are great, in that they are actually easier to get than other types of scholarships because fewer people are applying. Meeting the criteria to be considered a member of the minority group, however, is not enough to win you a minority scholarship. You must meet additional eligibility criteria as well, which may mean that you have to hold a certain GPA, have been involved in your community, and even that you have contributed in some way to help your minority group. The criteria will be different from one minority scholarship program to the next, but if you work hard, and you look hard, you can essentially find and win enough minority college scholarships to fund your entire college education. […]

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