The list of scholarships available are unusual for minority scholarships, and is quite lengthy. Many of these scholarships for minorities are offered to students based on both academic qualifications and demonstrated financial need. For example, the William Randolph Hearst endowed scholarship for minority students is offered annually by the Aspen Institute, which is located in Washington, D.C. Recipients of this scholarship spend the summer serving as student research interns for the Institute. In exchange, they receive award monies of between $2,500 and $5,000. This is available to both undergraduate and graduate scholarships for minority students.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) offers another scholarship for minorities. These minority engineering scholarships are endowed through a bequest from Gordon Batelle, who desired to increase the presence of minority professionals in the fields of mathematics, engineering, science, and technology. Candidates for this minority engineering scholarship, are high school seniors who are residents of the state of Ohio and members of the NSBE. They must be pursuing a degree in one of these fields at an accredited college or university. Applications for this $5,000 award are available online.
A similar minority engineering scholarship is available to students planning to attend New Mexico State University. These awards provide applicants with $600 to $800 in scholarship money. Only college freshmen may apply.
A Media minority scholarship is also available. For example, the National Broadcasting Company offers graduate fellowships to minority students at Northwestern University. Likewise, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) offers several minority scholarships each year to minority students. For example, the NABJ/CNN scholarship is a $25,000 award to a graduating high school student who has been accepted into a baccalaureate program in broadcast journalism. Candidates must be actively involved in their communities and maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) to be eligible for the award.
Other media minority scholarships offered by the NABJ include a $5,000 Newhouse Foundation Scholarship, awarded to students majoring in print journalism who write for their college newspaper. Five additional scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded to minority scholarship students majoring in print or broadcast journalism. One additional award of $1,250 is presented to recipients who are majoring in visual broadcasting.
For those considering a career in the health professions, nursing scholarships for minorities are also available. A number of groups, including the National Black Nurses Association, endow these. Graduate scholarships for minority students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in nursing are offered through the American Nurses Association Minorities Fellowship Program. Other minority scholarships available in related fields include the Jimmy A. Young award, provided for respiratory therapy students.
Also in the health professions is the HRSA scholarship. The scholarship for disadvantaged students (SDS) program is open for the lawful permanent citizen or resident of the US that belongs to the disadvantaged section. The application for the HRSA scholarship program needs to done online. The funds under this scholarship are awarded to the accredited schools and hence the schools are responsible for selecting the recipients annually. The selection is based on the need and the background verifications, and the scholarship amount distributed to individuals would be limited to the total cost of attendance for the program – including tuition fees, educational expenses and living expenses.
CATCHING THE DREAM (CTD), formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, is a set of Scholarships for Native Americans aimed to provide the Native American tribes, organization and community a chance for higher education to grow and succeed in professional life.
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