A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship (varies) Students must value tolerance, compassion, and respect for all other people in their community and demonstrate their commitment to these values. Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program in a 4-year US college.
The Center for Education Solutions
P.O. Box 208
San Francisco, CA 94104-0208
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives [ALBA] (July) Annual competition for the ALBA George Watt Memorial essay contest. Entries must be at least 5000 words concerning the Spanish Civil War, the global anti-fascist political or cultural struggles of the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936-1938. SUBMIT ON-LINE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Czitrom, Chair
George Watt, Award Committee
Department of History
Mount Holyoke College
S. Hadley, MA 01075
Acenture Foundation Scholarship Program: (November) Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are permanent citizens of the U.S. and in their third year of course work by fall semester as full time students. Students must be in an engineering program, computer science, information systems, decision or management services, or other programs whose curricula are similar to those listed above.
One Scholarship Way
PO Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: (507) 931-1682 or 1-800-537-4180
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students: (varies) Scholarships for students interested in pursuing actuarial careers. Must be African American, Hispanic, or Native American, a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a school with an actuarial program.
Minority Scholarship Coordinator, Society of Actuaries
475 N. Martingale Rd., Ste. 800
Schaumburg, IL 60173-3500
Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund: (July) Combines financial assistance and leadership training for the workplace. Adelante specifically targets Latino junior and senior students attending Hispanic-serving institutions. GPA 3.0. The program helps students who may be in danger of not completing their college education because of financial pressures. Scholarships are offered to students pursuing a degree in business-related fields. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Selected students are invited to a four-day leadership institute.
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 692-1971
Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program: (December) Must be a U.S. citizen, be a full-time student with a GPA of 2.5 cumulative and term, and pass the physical fitness test. Offers a variety of scholarships with a variety of qualifications.
Regional Director of Admissions
2348 Sijan Drive, Suite 2A44
USAFA, CO 80840-8260
Airline Pilots Association Scholarship Program: (July) Scholarships for sons or daughters of medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased pilot members of the Airline Pilots Association. Students must be enrolled in a program that will result in a B. A. Student must write to the Association for application:
Attn: Maggie Erzen
Airline Pilots Association
1625 Massachusetts Avenue
N.W. Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 797-4059
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf: (March) Must be severely or profoundly deaf and use oral communications skills as the customary method of communication. Applicants must have had a hearing loss since birth or before acquiring language. Must be enrolled in a primarily hearing college or university.
3417 Volta Place
N.W. Washington, DC 20007-2778
All-Ink.com College Scholarship: (Dec) Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Apply on line with a 200 word essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life.
American Baptist Church: (May) The Baptist church offers a variety of scholarships and grants to students who are active members of the Baptist Church.
Director of Financial Aid
American Baptist Churches
USA, PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Phone: 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067
American Chemical Society: (March) Scholarship for minority students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science (no pre-med of pharmacy majors) who have at least a “B” average and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be citizens or residents of the U.S.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program-Department of Minority Affairs
1155 16th St.
N.W. Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 872-6240 or 1-800-227-5558
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE): (May) Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program that is relevant to the field of medical management or be a female pursuing a career in either the clinical or business side of health care, or a member of MGMA’s Society for Physicians in Administration who is undertaking a course of study or project at an undergraduate institution.
American College of Medical Practice Executives 1
c/o Scholarship Program Administrators Inc.
PO Box 23737
Nashville, TN 37202-3737
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: (Dec) Several scholarships for students of surveying and mapping. Must be a member of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Three letters of recommendations required.
6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 403
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
American Dental Association Assistance Fund: (varies) Must be enrolled in a dental hygiene program and be in the second year. Student must demonstrate a minimum need of at least $2,500 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The ADA Endowment and Assistance Fund
211 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
Phone: (312) 440-2567
American Dietetic Association: (varies) Various scholarships for those in the fields of health and/or nutrition. See application in folder for details. Scholarship requests may be submitted by phone or e-mail.
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (800) 877-1600
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc.: (April) Must be legally blind or visually impaired and a U.S. citizen. The AFB offers a variety of scholarships, each with their own specific criteria.
AFB 11 Penn Plaza, Ste. 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 502-7661
American Foundation for the Blind R.L. Gillette Scholarship: (March) Must be a woman who is legally blind and enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music. Must be a United States citizen and submit a performance tape not to exceed 30 minutes, or a creative writing sample.
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 232-5463
American Geological Institute: (March) Must be an ethnic minority student who is enrolled in a geosciences major. Student must be full-time student and U.S. citizen who demonstrates financial need. Offers awards to both graduate and undergraduate students.
American Geological Institute
4220 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: (703) 379-2480
American Hotel and Lodging Foundation: (May) A variety of scholarships for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in hospitality management. All eligible students must be enrolled in hospitality programs. Metro Students should contact the Dean’s Office for application.
1201 New York Ave., N.W., Ste 600
Washington, DC 20005-3931
Phone: (202) 289-3181
American Indian Heritage Foundation: (June) Sponsors the Miss Indian USA competition whose winner gains scholarship money for school. To enter, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, Native American (submit a copy of the CDIB card or a letter of sponsorship from a tribe), between the age of 18-26, and a high school graduate. To be eligible for this award, applicants must not have been married or cohabit or have been pregnant.
American Indian Heritage Foundation
6051 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044-2788
Phone: (703) 538-1585
American Indian Science and Engineering Society: (April, June) Several scholarships. See file or visit them online for more information. Applicants must be current members of AISES to apply–see contact information to become a member.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
PO Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Phone: (505) 765-1052
American Institute of Architects: (Dec/Jan) Offers a variety of scholarships in the field of architecture.
The American Architectural Foundation
1735 New York Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20006-5292
Phone: (202) 626-7565
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: (April) Must be a minority student majoring in accounting. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least 30 hours of semester course work. If you are planning to attend school when applying, you must show proof of your acceptance into the program.
Minority Scholarships Program
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the America
New York, NY 10036-8775
Phone: (212) 596-6270
American Institute Of Chemical Engineers (Aiche)-Minority Scholarship Awards (June)
Applicants must be AIChE national student members at the time of application, undergraduates in chemical engineering during the 2007-2008 academic year, and members of a minority group (i.e. African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) that is underrepresented in chemical engineering. The selection of recipients will be based on the applicant’s academic record, participation in AIChE student and professional activities, career objectives, and financial need.
3 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016-5991
Phone: (212) 591-7478
American Meteorological Society: (varies) Offers a variety of scholarships to students in atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Must be a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA and a U.S. citizen. Some scholarships offered by the American Meteorology Society require demonstration of financial need.
45 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108-3693
Phone: (617) 227-2426
American Nuclear Society: (Feb/April) Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited institution and be U.S. citizens or possess a permanent visa. Undergraduate scholarships are available for students who have completed one year of study in a program leading to a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear related field who will be sophomores in the upcoming year.
555 N. Kensington Ave.
LaGrange Park, IL 60526-5592
Phone: (708) 352-6611
American Physical Society: (Feb) Offers scholarships to African American, Hispanic, or Native American U.S. citizens majoring or planning to major in physics. High school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores are eligible.
American Physical Society One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
American Planning Association: (April, Dec) Offers scholarships to African American, Hispanic, or Native American students enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years of undergraduate study in the fields of planning, community development, environmental sciences, public administration, transportation or urban studies. Variety of scholarships available.
The American Planning Association
122 South Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 431-9100
American Sociological Association: (Jan) Fellowship program designed for minority students sufficiently advancing in a Ph.D program. Application must include essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Apply online
American Statistical Association: (varies) Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship for women. Must be a full time student and a U.S. citizen. Women who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistical program by July 1 of the award year or entering the early stages of graduate training (M.S. or Ph.D) are especially encouraged to apply.
Holly B. Shulman, Chai
Gertrude M. Cox, Scholarship Committee
205 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: (610) 690-7331
American Veterans Scholarship: (April) AMVETS annually awards scholarships to the sons, daughters or grandchildren of AMVETS members of deceased veterans who would have been eligible for AMVETS membership. Additionally, a veteran who for membership may qualify his/her children or grandchildren by joining AMVETS and enclosing his/her’s membership application along with the student’s scholarship application. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC, and veterans pursuing a higher education. Scholarships can be download from the web site and sent to
National Programs Department by April 15th.
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders (December) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students in a four-year college or university in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. In addition, at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute
431 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1203
Chicago, IL 60605-1152
Phone: (312) 427-8683
Appraisal Institute Minorities and Women Educational Scholarships: (April) This scholarship is awarded to minority and women college students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields. Eligibility includes minorities identified as a racial, ethnic, or gender group underrepresented in the real estate appraisal profession. Applicants must also be full or part-time students enrolled in real estate courses within a degree granting college/university or junior college/university; have proof of a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and demonstrate financial need. Application can be downloaded on the web site and mailed to:
Attn: Wendy Woodburn, Appraisal Institute
550 W. Van Buren St, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 335-4191
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association: (varies) Offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, physics, and mathematics. Must have a 3.4 GPA and be a member of AFCEA to apply. Contact organization for specific criteria.
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Phone: 1-800-336-4583, ext. 6149
Army Emergency Relief Scholarship: (March) Applicants must be dependent children, stepchildren, or the legally adopted child of Army soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty. Also applicants must be registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System.
Army Emergency Relief
MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund
200 Stovall St., Rm. 5N13
Alexandria, VA 22332-0600
Phone: (703) 428-0035
Asian-American Journalist Association: (No deadline) For students in the field of print, broadcast, on-line or photojournalism. Students must have a commitment to the field and show sensitivity to Asian-American issues.
Contact: Nao Vong-Student Program Coordinator
1765 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 346-2051, ext. 102
Associated General Contractors: (Nov) Offers one scholarship each for sophomores or juniors who are full-time engineering majors and a grant for a student who is a full-time student in a construction, construction engineering, or civil engineering program. Student must email the Associated General Contractors to receive scholarship application.
AGC Education and Research Foundation
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 548-3118
ASM Foundation for Education and Research: (May) Candidates must be citizens of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Must be a declared or intended major in metallurgy/materials. Candidates must have completed one year of college by June 15th. Some scholarships offered by ASM require that you are a member of the organization.
Educational Foundation, Scholarship Program
9639 Kinsman Rd.
Material Park, OH
Phone: (216) 338-5151
Association of Latino Professionals In Finance And Accounting (varies) The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) was the first national Hispanic professional association in the United States. Hispanic Scholarship Fund in conjunction with ALPFA, is providing scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in accounting or finance related fields. Must be of Hispanic heritage, a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; must have a GPA of 3.0. Must be a full-time student with at least 12 credit hours completed.
ALPFA Scholarship Selection Committee
55 Second Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Association on American Indian Affairs: (June) AAIA offers two scholarships, one for American Indians who are displaced homemakers who wish to complete their education. This scholarship is for men or women who are single parents or displaced homemakers. The second scholarship is for American Indian students who display financial need. Send application to:
Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerfound Dr. Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-7155
Association for Women in Science: Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award: (varies) Must be a female student in the sophomore or junior year of college studying physics, including space physics and geophysics or geoscience. Student should excel at her studies as well as outdoor activities, sports, music, or other non-curricular pursuits or other non-academic pursuits or who has overcome significant obstacles. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
AWIS Educational Foundation, Lorentzen Award
7008 Richard Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817-4838
ASTRAEA- National Lesbian Foundation for Justice: (Jan, March, June) Must be a lesbian writer of either fiction or poetry, reside in the U.S., and have published at least one piece of your writing in a newspaper, magazine, journal or anthology. Applicants must not have published more than one book and the submitted writing sample must have some lesbian content.
ASTRAEA National Lesbian Action League
116 E. 16th St. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 529-8021
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest: (Sept) Student must be enrolled in full-time college degree program at the time of entry. Essays are judged on style and content. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest, Dept. W
PO Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619
Jane Austen Society of North America: (May) Students may be part-time or full-time. 6 to 8 page word essay addressing a topic of Jane Austin’s work
Joan Klingel Ray, Professor and President’s Teaching Scholar Chair, Department of English
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 7150,
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150
Automotive Hall of Fame: (varies) Applicants must have a sincere interest in an automotive related field, must be accepted to an accredited college or university or trade school in the U.S.; must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 240-1000
Blinded Veterans Association: (April) Spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Awards to assist them with their higher education tuition. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber scholarships are for one year only but recipients can reapply and receive the award up to four times.
Blinded Veterans Association
477 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2694
Phone: (202) 371-8880
Board of Higher Education and Ministry United Methodist Church: (varies) Applicants must be active United Methodist Church members, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, admittance to full time degree program in an accredited college or university, and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Mail applications to:
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
PO Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 340-7344
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation: (April) Offers a variety of scholarships for women who are U.S. citizens and are 25 or older. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and have established career goals. Preference given to first generation college students who are in a business related field and are graduating within 12-24 months from receiving the scholarship.
2012 Massachusetts Ave.
NW, Washington, DC 20036-1070
Cargill Scholarship Program: (various) Must be a child of an employee or live in a community where Cargill operates. Apply online
Carpe Diem Foundation: (May) Scholarship for students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, exceptional leadership ability and a serious commitment to community service. Priority given to students whose parents are or have been employed in education, government, social service, public health, the administration of justice and the fine arts. Must apply before completion of junior year in college.
Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois
c/o Gordan V. Levine, Executive Director
PO Box 3194
Chicago, IL 60690
Phone: (312) 641-0400
Catching The Dream: (March, April, Sept) Must be an American Indian student of any age from any U.S. tribe and in any U.S. state striving to get an education. All awards based on merit, academic achievement and ambition.
8200 Mountain Rd., N.E. Ste 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 202-2351
Center for Education Solutions: (March) Must be a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the U.S. Essay required regarding goals following college studies.
A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
The Center for Education Solutions, Box 208
San Francisco, CA 94104-0208
Phone: (415) 668-2957
Central Intelligence Agency: (varies) Offers internships and fellowships for high school seniors and college sophomores computer science, electrical engineering, economics, foreign language or foreign area studies.
Recruitment Center, PO Box 12727
Arlington, VA 22209-8727
Chairs Scholars Foundation: (Feb) Available to high school seniors and college freshman, physically challenged (but doesn’t have to be confined to a wheelchair). Have financial difficulties and as a result, wouldn’t be able to attend college without this financial aid. Students must have satisfactory academic performance and also show some form of community service or social contribution in the past.
16101 Carencia Lane
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: (813) 920-2737
The Christophers’ Video Contest: (Dec) College students are invited to interpret the Christopher belief that each of us has the ability and opportunity to shape our world! Whether acting alone or with others, one person can make a difference. Using any style or format, express this theme in up to five minutes. Entries must be submitted in standard, full-sized VHS format. Entries that run over five minutes cannot be considered.
12 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: (Oct/March) Must be a certified member of the Choctaw Nation working toward an Associate Degree or higher. Award amount varies according to GPA.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Drawer 1210
Durant, OK 74702-1210 ext. 2224
Christian Record Services, Inc.: (varies) Must be legally blind and in an undergraduate program.
Christian Record Services
4444 S. 52nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68516-1302
Phone: (402) 488-0981
Civitan International Foundation: (Jan) Must be a Civitan or a Civitan’s immediate family member, full time undergraduate or part time graduate student, demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement, financial need and professional objectives.
PO Box 130744
Birmingham, AL 35213-0744
Phone :(205) 591-8910
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc. (Oct) Scholarship awards are based on character, personal merit, and commitment to community service. Scholarship is only available for high school seniors.
COLAGE Lee Dubin Memorial Scholarship: (varies) Must be a child of a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender parent. Must be enrolled in an accredited post secondary institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Applicants are encouraged to be willing to be named publicly in association with the Family Pride Coalition, COLAGE, and the Lee Dubin Scholarship. Applicants with economic need are encouraged to apply.
COLAGE Scholarship Committee
3543 18th St, #1
San Francisco, CA 94110
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP): (May) Freshman students from migrant or seasonal farm working background working in agricultural activities directly related to the production of crops, dairy products, poultry, or livestock; the cultivation or harvesting of trees; or fish farms. Verification required. Must attend a CAMP campus.
CAMP Central Washington University
Hertz Hall, Rm 201
400 E. University Way
College Photographer of the Year: (Sep) Photography competition for undergraduate and graduate students with scholarship funding for the winner. There are also 6 scholarships for different photography categories. One must demonstrate potential in photojournalism, financial need and academic achievement.
Missouri School of Journalism
105 Lee Hills Hall
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-4472
College Scholarships for Minority Students: (Various) Many different types of scholarships are available to minorities, LGBTQ, and women. These scholarships can be used as a supplement to financial aid or to assist students who are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. Minorities can receive more than one scholarship, so it may be worthwhile to investigate the different organizations having scholarships available. In this section, we take a look at scholarships offered through these groups, including charitable organizations, corporations, institutions, advocacy groups, government and professional associations. We can’t cover them all, however, so look to our scholarship list for more ideas.
Collegiate Inventors Competition: (June) Recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics and technology studies, but creative invention can emerge from any course of study. The competition also recognizes the working relationship between a student and his or her advisor. Cash award for student and for advisor.
Ray DePuy, The Collegiate Inventors Competition
c/o The National Inventor Hall of Fame
221 S. Broadway St.
Akron, Ohio 44308-1505
Phone: (330) 849-6887
Concerned Media Professionals: (varies) The Tony Villegas Scholarships for Hispanics is open to university or college juniors who are majoring in print or broadcast journalism.
P. O. Box 44034
Tucson, AZ 85733
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (April) Must be a Latino full-time student and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must demonstrate financial need, be active in public service-oriented activities and have good writing skills.
504 C Street. NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars: (June) Education or social work students enrolled in a degree program who are planning to work on a reservation are eligible. Preference is given to students with junior status with a minimum GPA of 3.0
206 Springdale Dr.
La Grange, GA 30240
Daughters of the American Revolution: (varies) Several scholarships related to history and nursing. Must obtain letter of sponsorship through local chapter.
Office of Committees, NSDAR Scholarships
1776 D. Street
NW Washington, DC 20006-5392
Daughters of Penelope: (March) Must be an immediate family member of a Daughter of Penelope.
Daughters of Penelope National Headquarters
1909 Q St. N.W., Ste, 500
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 234-9741
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: (April) Aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the university level and who are active in the progressive movement.
PO Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund: (varies) Offers summer internships for college juniors, seniors and graduate students to work as copy editors at daily newspapers. Students receive scholarship money after their internship.
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc. PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
Phone: (609) 452-2820
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: (varies) Pursuing a degree in accounting; aptitude for accounting/business; financial need; clear evidence that the candidate has established goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both professional and personal.
PO Box 1925
Southeastern, PA 19399-1925
Phone: (610) 407-9229
Epilepsy Scholarship Award: (varies) Applicants must be under physician’s care for epilepsy. Be a high school senior; applying to college; college freshman, sophomore, or junior or a college senior who is applying to graduate school. Also applicant must excel in academic and extracurricular activities.
Intramed Educational Group
230 Park Ave., South, 10th Floor
New York, New York, 10003
E-MAIL: into@ epilepsy-scholarship.org
Entomological Society of America Undergraduate Scholarship: (July) Undergraduate students in entomology, zoology, biology or related science. Preference given to students with financial need. Electronic submission only. No paper applications accepted.
Entomological Foundation Headquarters
9332 Annapolis Road, #210
Lanham, MD 20706
ESA Foundation: (varies) Must be a woman currently enrolled in college or university who is dependent on continuing education to acquire new skills or update present skills. 3.0 GPA. Multiple scholarships available.
ESA Foundation, P.O. Box 270517
Fort Collins, CO 80527
Phone: (970) 223-2824
Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund: (March) Must be civilian federal or postal employee with three years of federal service or a dependant family member. Applicants who are dependants must be full-time students. Applicants who are federal or postal employees may be part-time students. Grade point average 3.0. Applications are available Jan-March each year.
8441 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 200,
Littleton, CO 80123-9501
Phone: (303) 933-7580
First Data Western Union Foundation Scholarship Program: (varies) This Foundation is especially interested in assisting individuals who feel they might be overlooked by traditional college assistance programs. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and must currently be living within the U. S. Individuals who exhibit an ability to accept and deal with personal challenges and have a commitment to learn and work hard are encouraged to apply.
First Data Western Union Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Program
3300 S. Parker Rd., Suite 305
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (720) 748-7738
Fleet Reserve Association & Ladies Auxiliary FRA: (April) Several scholarships. Applicant must be dependant child or spouse or grandchild of active or deceased member of the Fleet Reserve Association.
Fleet Reserve Association
125 N. West Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314-2754
Phone: (703)-683-1400 OR 1-800-372-1924
Foundation of Research and Education: (March, Sept) Offers various scholarships to students who are members of American Health Information Management Association, GPA of 3.0 or higher, full-time students, and U.S. citizens. Must be accepted to program in HIM, HIT, or to IDP of American Health Information Management Assoc.
233 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5519
Phone: (312) 233-1100
Freedom from Religion Essay Contest: (June) A 5-6 page essay on the experiences that made you a free thinker: (atheist, agnostic). First prize-$2000; Second prize-$1000; Third prize-$500; Honorable mention-$100
FFRF, Inc. PO Box 750
Madison, WI 53701
Phone: (608) 256-8900
Freedom Scientific Technology Award: (April) Must be blind or visually impaired student planning to continue their education. Scholarship awards will be in the form of vouchers to be applied toward the purchase of any Freedom Scientific’ products to obtain technology for education and/or career.
AFB 11 Penn Plaza, Ste. 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 502-7661
Dale E. Fridell (June) Must be a undergraduate student who is not already receiving a full-tuition scholarship from another source. International students may apply. An essay of 500-2000 words demonstrating an exceptional work ethic and a demonstrated commitment to excellence is required. No application form required.
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
8088 N. 110th Drive
Peoria, AZ 85345
Gates Millennium Scholarship Foundation: (Jan) Scholarships available for minority students who display financial need, have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Students must demonstrate leadership ability through extracurricular activities, community service or other areas. Scholarship applicants must be nominated by a teacher, peer, or some other person who knows you. Scholarships are available for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Gates Millennium Scholars
PO Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031
Glamour Magazine: (July) Must be a full-time, female student in their junior year. Candidates are evaluated on their leadership experience, involvement in community and campus affairs, and academic excellence. The cash award is $3,000.
Glamour’s Top Ten College Women Competition
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Barry Goldwater Foundation: (Jan) Must be nominated by the Dean. Must be a junior or senior majoring in mathematics or natural sciences with at least a 3.0 GPA.
6225 Brandon Ave. Ste, 315
Springfield, VA 22150-2519
PHONE: (703) 756-6012
Government Finance Officers Association: (Feb) GFOA offers two scholarships for students in an accounting program. The first is the Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship: applicants must be a full-time senior preparing for a career in state and local finance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be recommended by an academic advisor or department chair. The second scholarship is the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship: applicants must be full-time, upper division students in public administration, (governmental) accounting, political science, economics, or business administration and should belong to a minority ethnic group and be a U.S. citizen.
Government Finance Officers Association, Scholarship Committee,
180 No. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601-7476
PHONE: (312)-977-9700 ext. 254
John Gyles Education Fund: (Dec) Applicants must send a SASE for a copy of the application at least a month in advance of the deadlines. Must be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada and have a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Attn: The Secretary
PO Box 4804, 712 Riverside Dr.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada E3B 5G4
PHONE: (506) 459-7460
Hemophilia Health Services: (May) Applicants must be U.S. citizens with hemophilia, high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, and apply between January 1st to May 1st. Application is available online or contact:
Sally Johnson, Special Program Coordinator
Phone: (615) 850-5175
The Heritage Foundation-Lawrence Wade Journalism Fellowship: (varies) Must be full time students working toward a degree. Course work may be in other fields if student works in journalism outside of school. The fellowship is for excellence in journalism and preference is given to African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian students.
214 Massachusetts Ave.
N.F. Washington, DC 20002
PHONE: (202) 546-4400
Hispanic College Fund, Inc.: (March) Must be a full-time student majoring in an academic area that will lead to a career in business. Applicant must be of Hispanic origin, show financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The Hispanic College Fund accepts only online applications.
One Thomas Circle, NW, Ste 375
Washington, D.C. 20005
PHONE: (202) 296-3774
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: (varies) Must be Hispanic, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and show financial need. Variety of scholarships.
55 Second St., Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
PHONE: (415) 445.9930
Hopi Education Endowment Fund: (July) Offers a variety of scholarships for members of the Hopi Tribe. Contact the organization for specific criteria.
P.O. Box 123,
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
PHONE: (800) 762-9630
Horizons Scholarship Foundation: (Nov/July) This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women. Applicants must be U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas, graduate or undergraduate with junior standing, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Mail application to:
c/o National Defense Industrial Association
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 247-2552
HSF/ALPFA Scholarship Program: (June) The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting provide scholarships for Hispanic heritage students pursuing a degree in an accounting or finance-related field. Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must have earned at least 12 undergraduate units in the US or Puerto Rico. Must be full-time student in college or university.
HSF/ALPFA Scholarship Selection Committee,
55 Second St, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
IHS Film and Fiction Scholarship: (Dec) The Institute for Human Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. To apply, visit the application web site and complete the online application. Students will need official score reports from the most recent standardized test (GRE, LSAT, ect.), formatted resume, recommendation letters, and a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
Immune Deficiency Foundation: (March) Open to individuals with a diagnosed primary immune deficiency as classified by the World Health Organization. Only students attending or entering an undergraduate program may apply.
40 W. Chesapeake Ave
PHONE: (800) 296-4433
Indian Affairs-Displaced Homemaker Scholarship: (June) The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Displaced Homemaker Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to those men and women who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities. This scholarship is for older students who have put off college to raise their children, students who are entering or are returning to college when their children enter school, men or women who have been divorced and had to leave college to care for their children and are now returning, ect. Funds may be used to assist with childcare, transportation, and basic living. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis. Essay required.
Phone: (240) 314-7155
Indian Health Service: (varies) Must be an American Indian student attending a health care preparatory or professional program.
Indian Health Service Scholarship Branch,
Twinbrook Metro Plaza,
12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Ste. 100
Rockville, MD 20852
PHONE: (301) 443-3396
Institute for Humane Studies: (Dec) Must be full-time student with junior or senior standing. Must have a clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies with an interest in applying the principles of this tradition to a career.
HIS, George Mason University
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201-4432
PHONE: (800) 697-8799
International Association of Fire Fighters: (Feb, July) Must be a son, daughter or legally adopted child of fire fighters who was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and died in the line of duty.
Office of the General President, IAFF,
1750 New York Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-5395
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers: (varies) Must be an IAM member or a child of an IAM member in good standing. Begin accepting applications in August for awards available the following fall.
IAM Scholarship Program
Room 117, 9000 Machinists Place
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers: (March)
Must be a high school senior and a child or grandchild of an IFPTE member in good standing. Must be planning to attend an accredited two or four year accredited college or university or trade school.
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
International Food Service Editorial Council: (March) Full-time student pursuing degree in area of editorial, public relations or related aspect of communications in the food service industry. Applicable majors include journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, marketing, photography, graphic arts, hospitality management, nutrition, food science and technology.
P.O. Box 491
Hyde Park, NY 12538
International Society of Women Airline Pilots: (Dec) Offers a variety of scholarships and grants for women pursuing a career as an airline pilot. Must meet ISA flight hour requirements.
Attn: Cheryl Konter
2250 Tropicana Ave., Suite 19-395
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 89119-6541
International Students Scholarship: (varies) Database listed by country of origin and area of interest.
Iota Sigma Pi National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry: (Feb) Must be female and be nominated by members of the institutions faculty.
Vicki Grassian, Dept. of Chemistry
University of Iowa
Iowa Cith IA 52242
IREM Foundation-Institute of Real Estate Management: (March) Variety of scholarships relating to real estate. Applications available online to download. Must be studying either property management CPM designation/ARM certification, or minority students who plan to enter real estate management. Mail applications to:
IREM Foundation Administrator
430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 329-6008
Japanese American Citizens League: (March & April) Various undergraduate and graduate scholarships available to members of the JACL. To find out about membership, contact the organization.
1765 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
PHONE: (415) 921-5225
Jaycee War Memorial Fund Scholarship Program: (Feb) Scholarships for students who possess academic potential and leadership traits and demonstrate financial need. Must be a U.S. citizen. Send a SASE and $10 application fee between July 1 and February 1 to receive application.
Jaycee War Memorial Fund
PO Box 7
Tulsa, OK 47102-0007
Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship: (March) Available to students with disabilities. Application available online. Applicant must submit essay describing how the applicant has met the challenges of their disability; a description of the severity must be included as well as one page of supporting documentation. Mail applications to:
New Outlook Pioneers Scholarships
930 15th Street, 12th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
John Gyles Education Awards:(June) Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. Students must be full-time students, enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Applications should be mailed to:
John Gyles Education Awards
Attn: R. James Cougle, Administrator
PO Box 4808, Station “A”
259-103 Brunswick St.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3B 5G4
Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship: (Feb) Must be a migrant farm worker student who is pursuing a career in teaching. Must have a recent history of migration for agricultural employment; show financial need and scholastic achievement.
BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Ave
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
PHONE: (800) 245-5681
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: (Jan) The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Five scholarships of up to $10,000 may be awarded annually. In order to be eligible the applicant must have lost a parent to breast cancer, reside within the service area of an established Komen Affiliate that is participating in the Scholarship Program, be a high school graduate or GED, must plan to or attend a state-supported college or university, have a GPA of 2.8, be no older than 25, and a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Attn: Grants Dept.- College Scholarship
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite #250
Dallas, TX 75244
PHONE: (972) 855-1613
Korean-American Scholarship Foundation: (May) Scholarship for full time student of Korean descent enrolled in at least the second year of college located in the western region of the country.
KASF Scholarship Committee
3435 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90010
The Kosciuszko Foundation: (varies) This scholarship supports semester and year long Polish language studies with funding from the Polish Ministry of Education and Sports and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Studies take place at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World, Jagiellonian University, Cracow. The scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver, and a stipend for housing and living expenses. Airfare is not included. Students must be U.S. citizens, of Polish decent, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be involved with the Polish community.
Lagrant Foundation: (Feb) Scholarship available to undergraduate and non-graduating seniors with full-time status at a four-year accredited institution; with GPA of 2.75; and majoring in a field of study with an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising, or must minor in communications with a desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing, or advertising. Applicants must write a two-page essay outlining his/her career goals and what steps he/she will take to increase the lack of ethnic representation in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. Applicants must be members of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic, or Native American/Alaska Native.
The Lagrant Foundation
626 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Landscape Architecture Foundation: (Jan & Feb) Various scholarships geared toward students studying landscape design, landscape architecture, residential design, lighting design or landscape studies. Some scholarships are specifically for women and/or minorities.
636 Eye St.
NW Washington, DC 20001-3736
PHONE: (202) 216-2356
LEAGUE Foundation: (April) LEAGUE Foundation scholarships are awarded to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender students who will be attending accredited two- or four-year colleges and universities. Each year, awards are made to those applicants whose combined academic histories, personal plans and community service records are deemed to show leadership and concern for others. Qualifications for applicants include being a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S., current high school senior already accepted for a full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college, identify oneself as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender person, GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (in high school), actively and substantially involvement in community service, recent letters of recommendation and support from three sponsors about your abilities and accomplishments, copy of your high-school transcript, copy of your college or university acceptance letter, and two personal essays. Mail applications to:
Attn: Charles Eader, President
LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation
One AT&T Way, Rm 4B214J
Bedminster, NJ 07921
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC): (varies) Must be Hispanic student enrolled in accredited college or university. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Must have GPA of 3.5 for National Scholastic Achievement Award or a GPA of 3.25 for an Honor Award.
Denver Colorado Office
715 Galapago Street, Suite 1
Denver, CO 80204
PHONE: (303) 893-0100
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship: (Feb) Must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective disorder and currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up. Must be working toward an undergraduate degree.
Lilly Secretariat, PMB 327
310 Busse Highway
Parkridge, IL 60068
Liquitex Excellence in Art Award: (May/Dec) Award available to residents of the United States and Canada. Mail application and your submission to:
Liquitex Excellence in Art Purchase Award Program
PO Box 1396
11 Constitution Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08855
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund: (Jan) Must be a woman at least 25 years of age who is a national of a developing country and not a U.S. green card holder. Must demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of women and children in their home country. Must reside in the U.S. at the time of application with plans to return to home country in two years; demonstrate financial need; and enrolled in an accredited U.S. educational institution. Eligible countries determined by the World Bank Group.
1818 H Street, NW, Room H2-204
Washington, DC 20433
Phone: (202) 473-8751
Marine Corps Scholarships: (Mar) Applicants must be the son or daughter of: an active duty or reserve U.S. Marine, a U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corp, a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Student must be a high school graduate or undergraduate attending an accredited college or post secondary vocation with a 2.0 GPA. Mail application to:
PO Box 3008
Princeton, NJ 08543
Gloria & Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children: (on going) Must have a history of movement for agricultural employment, as well as scholastic potential and financial need. Priority will be given to interstate migrant youth. Must be enrolled in or accepted in an accredited college, technical or vocational school or a dropout or potential dropout from high school showing promise of ability to continue schooling. No deadline, applications are viewed on a case by case basis
BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Ave.
Mount Morris, N. Y. 14510-1096
Phone: (800) 245-5681
Mexican American Grocers Association Foundation: (July) Students need to request an application before July 15. Must be a Hispanic student majoring in business administration or a business related field with a minimum 2.5 GPA and no less than sophomore status. Must demonstrate financial need.
1101 17th Street NW
#803, Washington, DC 20036
(Must send SASE to receive application)
Microsoft Scholarship Program: (Feb) Must be enrolled full-time with a 3.0 GPA. Recipients required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Student must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as math or physics. Microsoft encourages students from groups currently underrepresented in the field of computer science. Female and underrepresented minority students (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) are encouraged to apply. International students who meet the eligibility specifications may apply.
Microsoft Scholarship Program,
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-8303
Migrant Farm Worker Baccalaureate Scholarship: (Various) Must have a recent history of migrating for employment in agriculture. Must have successfully completed one year of college, show scholastic achievement and demonstrate financial need.
Attn: Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship Committee
Geneseo Migrant Center, Inc. P.O. Box 549
Geneseo, New York 14454-0549
Phone: (800) 245-5681
Military Order of the Purple Heart: (Feb) Must be a child, grandchild, or spouse of a MOPH member, be a U.S. citizen, be a graduate of an accredited high school, be enrolled full time, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5
5413-B Backlick Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151-3960
Mile High Youth Corps: (contact organization for deadline) Paid internship for individuals between the ages of 17-24. Individuals will work for AmeriCorps state through Mile High Youth Corps. Members of this AmeriCorps program will have the opportunity to help make a difference in the areas of environment, domestic violence, hunger, and homelessness issues. AmeriCorps members make an 11 month commitment and receive a living allowance of $9,050, health insurance, and education award up to $4,725 upon completion of program. Apply on-line.
Phone: (800) 9422677
NAACP: (Varies) Several scholarships awarded in field of education, mathematics, or engineering. Membership and participation highly desirable.
United Negro College Fund
Scholarships and Grants, Administration, Kimberly Hall
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
National Association for Campus Activities – Regional Council Student Leader Scholarship: (May) Must be an undergraduate student in good standing at time of application. Applicants must hold significant leadership positions on their campuses. Must have made a significant contribution to their campus communities, and demonstrated leadership skills and ability.
National Association for Campus Activities Educational Foundation
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.: (Jan) Must be an ethnic minority who is currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior or a full time graduate student enrolled in finance, business, Masters level accounting, or taxation. Must be a member of NABA and membership dues are required. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the TDC scholarship and a 3.5 for all other scholarships. Scholarships presented at NABA’s Annual National Convention.
7249-A Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: (301) 474-6222
National Association of Black Journalists: (Varies) Must be an African American student who is currently attending an accredited four-year institution and majoring in journalism. Variety of scholarships with separate criteria. Must be a NABJ member.
Phone: (301) 445-7101 x 108
National Association of Hispanic Journalists: (April) Must be a full time Hispanic student pursuing a career as a print, photo, broadcast, or on-line journalist.
1193 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045-2100
Phone: (202) 662-7144
National Association of Women in Construction: (March) Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a construction related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the state of Colorado. Must be committed to a career in a construction related field.
327 S. Adams
Fort Worth, TX 76104
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)/Research & Education Foundation: (Feb) Students must be members of NATA by November of the year proceeding the scholarship deadline. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and be enrolled in a NATA approved curriculum (see folder for info.) Applicants should apply in their junior year and should have intentions to have a career in athletic training.
NATA Research and Education Foundation, Inc
2952 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
National Council for Geographic Education: (April) Must be a woman enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program that will lead to a career in geographic education. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a geography GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
NCGE Central Office
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
16A Leonard Hall, 421 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705
PHONE: (412) 357-6290
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum: (Feb) For artists between the ages of 18 and 35. Must be a US citizen. Must be dedicated to fostering high standards in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture. Must submit digital images on a disk representing the best examples of your work.
Stacey Scholarship Fund, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 Northeast 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
National Federation of the Blind: (March) Must be legally blind and pursuing an undergraduate degree. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need. A variety of scholarships are available.
Peggy Elliott, Chair
805 Fifth Avenue.
Grinnel, IA 50112-1653
Phone: (641) 236-3369
National Federation of Music Clubs: (various) A variety of scholarships for music students. Many different scholarships with different criteria, please contact organization for details.
Attn: Dr. George Keck, Chairman
421 Cherry Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (317) 638-4003
National Federation of Republican Women: (June) National Pathfinders Award is for undergraduate women who are sophomores, juniors or seniors or women who are enrolled in a Masters program. Betty Rendel Scholarship is for undergraduate Republican women who are majoring in political science, government or economics. Must have completed at least two years of college and be a U.S. citizen.
Attn: Scholarships and Internships
124 North Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 548-9688
National Federation of State Poetry Societies: (Feb) Students will be judged on the submission of ten original poems (see the application for the requirements of these poems). There are two scholarships offered, each for $500.
Attn: N. Colwell Snell
P.O. Box 520698
Salt Lake City, UT
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force-Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship: (varies) Must be a self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender high school senior or college undergraduate attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year college. Must be pursuing a degree in journalism and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Must be a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Can register on line for a membership fee of $20.
1700 Kalorama Rd.
N.W. Washington, DC 20009
National Health Service Corps: (June) Scholarships available for U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school, nurse practitioner or nurse-midwifery program or bachelors’ or master’s degree physician assistant program. Must be a U.S. citizen.
c/o IQ Solutions
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 851
Rockville, MD 20852
National Hemophilia Foundation: (May) Several scholarships for persons with hemophilia or Von Willebrand disease. Please refer to file for specifics.
116 W. 32nd Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10001
Phone: (212) 328-3700
National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees: (May) Must be a minority or woman accepted at or attending an accredited college, university or vocational or trade school at the time scholarship is awarded.
PO Box 20663
San Juan, PR 00928
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Scholarship: (March) Awarded to mature African American women (at least twenty-five years of age and older) who are returning to college without the support of a spouse. These candidates may have dropped out of college to seek employment or care for their children. The eligibility requirements are outlined in the current annual application.
National Hook-up of Black Women Inc.
1809 E. 71st St. Suite 205, Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 667-7061
National Institute for Labor Relations Research: (Dec) Must be majoring in journalism and demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need. Must demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of the Right to Work principle.
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (703) 321-9606
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program: (Feb) Scholarships for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are studying biomedical, behavioral and social science health related research. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
2 Center Drive, Room 2E20 (MSC 0230)
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0230
National Italian American Foundation: (March) Several scholarships available for Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.
Must apply on-line. http://www.niaf.org/scholarships/about.asp
National Press Photographers Foundation: (April) NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college. Must demonstrate potential in photojournalism, financial need and academic achievement.
James W. Brown, Ph.D.
10710 Pine Bluff Drive
Fishers, IN 46037
National Restaurant Association: (Aug) Must major in a food service/hospitality program, be a full-time student, have 1,000 hours of work experience in the food service /hospitality industry, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0
250 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60606-5834
National Sculpture Society: (June) Various scholarships for students majoring in the medium of sculpture.
Scholarships National Sculpture Society
237 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 764-5645
National Society of Professional Engineers: (varies) Offers a variety of scholarships for students majoring in engineering. Applicants must be sponsored by a NSPE/PEI member. Students who are children, dependents, or relatives of NSPE members are given preference in the scholarship selection process.
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 684-2800
National Society of Accountants: (March) Must be a full-time student, majoring in accounting with at least a “B” grade average. Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen attending an accredited college or university.
1010 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1574
Phone: (703) 549-6400
National Student Nurses’ Association: (Jan) Several scholarships open to nursing or pre-nursing students pursuing a degree.
555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 581-2215
National Urban League: (Jan) Offers a variety of scholarships for African-American students. Criteria vary from scholarship to scholarship.
120 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
Native American Journalist Association: (June) For Native American students majoring in print, broadcast, photojournalism, or journalism. Must have a FAFSA on file. Must be a member of NAJA (only a $20 fee to do this).
Phone: (605) 677-5282
Navajo Nation Finance and Accounting Scholarship Project: (June) Must be a member of the Navajo Nation majoring in finance and accounting. Must be a full-time student with a B average or better. Scholarship is based on academic accomplishment and not financial need. Participants are strongly encouraged to return to the Navajo Nation to work within the Navajo Nation Government. Contact the Navajo Nation for application.
Office of the Controller, P. O. Box 3150
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: (928) 871-6126
Non-Commissioned Officers Association: (NCOA) (March) Must be the spouse or child (under the age of 25) of a non-commissioned officer and be a member of NCOA.
NCOA International Headquarters, PO Box 33610
San Antonio, TX 78265
Orphan Foundation of America: (March) Students must be under 25 years of age, have been accepted into an accredited post-secondary school or program, have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 months at the time of their 18th birthday, and not have been adopted following foster care. Several scholarships available. Must apply online and by mail.
OFA Scholarship Program, Tall Oaks Village Center
12020-D North Shore Drive
Reston, VA, 20190-4977
Osage Tribal Education Committee: (varies) Must be Osage Indian with a certificate of degree of Indian blood (DCIB);
4149 Highline Blvd, Suite 380
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 605-6051
Presbyterian Church-Programs for Higher Education: (June) Variety of scholarships for members of a Presbyterian church.
Judith Siegel Pearson Award: (Feb) An annual prize for the best creative or scholarly work on a subject concerning women.
English Dept. Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Ave., Ste. 9408
Detroit, MI 48202
The Leonard M. Perryman Communication Scholarship for Ethnic Minorities: (March) Must be a U.S. citizen who is an ethnic minority and intends to pursue a career in religious journalism and mass communication. Must be a United Methodist member. To receive an application packet contact:
Perryman Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Peyton Tuthill Scholarship for Survivors of Homicide: (May 15) The Peyton Tuthill Scholarship is a memorial scholarship for immediate families who have lost a loved one to homicide and are striving to rebuild their lives and attain their dreams.
Peyton Tuthill Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
P.O. Box 3144
Tallahassee, FL 32303
PFLAG National Scholarship Program: (April) PFLAG is proud to support articulate, accomplished scholars with great promise for future contribution to our society in general and to the cause of rights and recognition for LGBT people in particular. You are eligible if you self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or as a straight ally, you demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community and you have applied to an accredited higher education institution.
Please send all materials in one package to:
1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phi Delta Kappa International: (varies) Variety of scholarships for students majoring in education or Phi Delta Kappa members wanting to participate in the International Travel Program.
Point Foundation: (Feb) Must be either an active member of the LGBT community or a contributor to the LGBT community in the form of leadership and dedication. Must be a US citizen. Apply on-line.
PO Box 261111
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: (866) 337-6468
Print and Graphics Scholarship Program: (April) Student must be pursuing a career in graphic communication, printing or publishing. Student must be enrolled in a two or four year accredited graphics or printing program at a technical school, college or university. Also, must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA. of 3.0.
200 Deer Run Rd.
Sewickley, PA 14143-2600
Public Relations Society of America – PRSSA Multicultural Affairs Scholarship: (varies) Scholarships available for minorities in the field of communications attending a four-year accredited college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all courses.
33 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003-2376
Phone: (212) 995-2230
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund: (March) Must be a Latino student attending law school. Applicant must show commitment to the community and display financial need.
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013-2815
Phone: (212) 219-3360
Radio and Television New Directors Foundation: (May) Must be officially enrolled at an accredited college and have at least one full academic year remaining. Must have at least sophomore standing. Various scholarships available for those interested in radio and/or television broadcast.
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 467-5218
Ralph K. Hillquist Honorary SAE Scholarship: (Jan) Eligible applicants will be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time as a junior in a U.S. university as of October 1st of the academic year. A minimum 3.0 GPA with significant academic and leadership achievements is required. The student must also have a declared major in mechanical engineering or an automotive-related engineering discipline. Apply online.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation: (March) Must be female, 35 years or older, a U.S. citizen, and be accepted or enrolled in a vocational training or an undergraduate program. Applicant must be pursuing their first degree. Critical financial need is the main criteria for selecting awardees.
P.O. Box 6653
Athens, GA 30604
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: (March) Apply online. Must be legally blind, member of RFB&D for one year prior to applying, a college senior, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. presented to Learning Ally members who are blind or visually impaired and have received, or will be receiving their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. The awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and service to others. Application includes a 1000 word essay, two letters of recommendation, and your official transcripts. Mail materials to:
54th NAA Awards
Anna Maria Mindish
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Rotary International: Several Scholarships and international travel/education programs.
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 866-3000
Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation: (varies) Provides scholarship assistance to African American students who need aid as a supplemental to financial aid awards and loans and/or are in an emergency situation where unforeseen circumstances may interfere with the student’s ability to attend school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Students must request application by May 31st
250 Cambridge St., Ste. 701
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 742-1070
WM. B. Ruggles Right to Work: (Dec) Applicants must be either graduate or undergraduate students majoring in journalism or a related major. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the work of the Institute. The scholarship will be paid to the institution of higher learning which the recipient plans to attend, and the recipient will be required to provide a copy of his/her transcript from that institution at the end of the academic year. Applicants must complete the formal application, submit most recent transcripts, and write a 500 word essay clearly demonstrating an interest in, and knowledge of, the Right to Work principle. Mail application material to:
William B. Ruggles Scholarship Selection Committee
National Institute for Labor Relations Research
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (703) 321-9606
J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund: (March) $1, 500 offered to graduate and undergraduate students working in public service fields. The award is meant to enable students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a low paying or no pay job internship by supplementing their income. Preference given to students who already have an internship lined up. Please check online for application details and instructions.
1524 31st St.
N.W. Washington, DC 20007
Leopold Schepp Foundation: (on-going) Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award is based on character, ability, and financial need. Undergraduate age limit is 30. To receive an application the applicant must write the Leopold Schepp Foundation. A personal interview in New York is part of the application process. No funds are provided for travel. For a brochure with more details, write:
551 Fifth Ave. Ste. 3000
New York, NY 10176-2597
Sertoma: (May) Student must have a clinically significant bilateral hearing loss. Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a 3.2 GPA.
Attn: Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship Program
1912 East Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Service Employees International Union: (March) Must be a spouse or child of a SEIU member in good standing. Offers a variety of scholarships for full-time students attending an accredited college, university or trade school.
1313 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
The Charles Shafae’ Scholarship Fund: (varies) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or an international student with a valid visa. Age 18-22 with GPA 3.2 or more. A minimum 1000 word essay is required.
Sigma Alpha Iota: (varies) Various awards available for Sigma Alpha Iota members.
7 Hickey Drive
Phone: (508) 872-0735
Society of Exploration Geophysicists: (March) Offers scholarships for students studying geophysics
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170-2740
Phone: (918) 497-5500
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: (April) Offers scholarships for Hispanic engineering students.
5400 East Olympic Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (213) 888-2080
Society of Manufacturing Engineers: (Feb) Full-time students studying manufacturing engineering, manufacturing technology or a related field may apply for various scholarships based on what state you attend college in. Please refer to website for specific criteria for each scholarship.
Phone: (800) 733-4763
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists: (MAES National) (Sep)
Offers a variety of scholarships to its members.
P.O. Box 6650
Torrence, CA 90504
Phone: (310) 988-6585
Society of Women Engineers: (varies) Offers numerous scholarships for women engineering or computer science majors who are currently in the specified year that the scholarship asks. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
120 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3902
Phone: (212) 509-9577
Soroptimist International: (Dec) The Women’s Opportunity Award is open to female heads of household who demonstrate financial need and are motivated to achieve educational and career goals. Must be attending college. Must be a club-level receipt to be eligible for additional awards. Note: This is a monetary award that is taxable.
Spina Bifida Association of America: (March) Applicant must have spina bifida, must be a high school graduate or possess a GED, and applicant must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, junior college, vocational school, or business school. Application can be downloaded on the website and mailed to:
4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
Phone: (202) 944-3285
Study Abroad Scholarship: The National Italian American Foundation: (March) Students either of Italian decent who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; or student from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies, or a related field. Must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher learning for Fall; have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Application are to be submitted only online.
Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund: (Jan) Must be a woman, currently residing in the U.S. who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.
Attn: Talbots Scholarship Fund
One Scholarship Way, PO Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56062
Phone: (507) 931-1682
Third Wave Scholarship for Young Women: (varies) For full or part time students age 30 or younger who are enrolled at or have been accepted to an accredited college, university, or community college. The primary criterion for this scholarship is financial need. Students should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.
25 East 21st St.
New York City, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 228-8311
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship: (Feb) For graduating seniors or recent graduates. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher and must be interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. They must begin their master’s degree program in the fall of the next academic year. Application available online.
P.O. Box 5281
Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Scholarship: (April) Student must have a verified physical or sensory disability, be entering a post-secondary education with a 2.5 GPA. Student must contact organization to receive scholarship application.
585 Washington Street
Canton, MA 020241
The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship Stonewall Community Foundation: (April). Applicants are judged on one or more of the following criteria: academic excellence, outstanding community service, and commitment to impacting the LGBT issues. Leadership, merit, professional and personal goals will all be considered. Applicants must be lesbian-identified and either high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students.
Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 367-1155
Harry S. Truman Foundation: (Feb)
Must be nominated by the college and be a junior or senior working toward a career in government or public service and show an exemplary community service record.
712 Jackson Place
NW Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 395-4831
Tylenol Scholarship Fund: (April) Many scholarships available for graduate and undergraduate level study at an accredited two or four year college or university or a vocational-technical school. Selection based on academic record, leadership responsibilities in school and community, those who are majoring in a health related course of study, and a clear statement of education goals.
One Scholarship Way
St. Peter, MN, 56082
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (April) Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship supports the financial needs of college students who are battling, or have overcome cancer and who display financial need. Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship supports the financial needs of college students who have a parent who has cancer or is a survivor of cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer and who display a financial need.
4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Union Plus Scholarship: (Jan) Must be a spouse or dependant of a union participating in the Union Plus program. Participating union members from Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam and Virgin Islands and U.S. citizens are eligible.
1125 15th St., N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
United Negro College Fund: (Dec) Must be African American student in junior year 2002-2003, majoring in the life or physical sciences and interested in biomedical research. Must have a GPA of 3.3 and be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.
Jerry L. Bryant, Ph.D.
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511
Unity Journalist of Color, Inc.: (varies) Must be a Unity member. Also must be a college junior or seniors majoring in journalism or mass communications at an accredited college or university.
Phone: (703) 469-2100, EXT. 99
USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team: (varies) Twenty students will be named to the All-USA College Academic First Team; they’ll be featured in a two-page color presentation in the nation’s newspaper in February. Each will receive a trophy and a $2,500 cash award. Students must register electronically and be screened for eligibility. The completed nomination file must be mailed to USA Today by Nov. 30. Applications are available online in a PDF format. Winners will be notified by mid January.
Western Union Foundation’s Family Scholarship Program: (March) This Foundation is especially interested in assisting individuals who feel they might be overlooked by traditional college assistance programs. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and must currently be living within the U. S. Individuals who exhibit an ability to accept and deal with personal challenges and have a commitment to learn and work hard are encouraged to apply.
First Data Western Union Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Program
3300 S. Parker Rd., Suite 305
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (720) 748-7738
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: (varies) Must be a full time student in junior or senior year enrolled in an accredited college or university in the US or Canada. Essay of 3,000-4,000 words must be student’s original, unpublished work.
Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Ave, 20th Floor
New York City, NY 10022
Thomas Wolfe Student Essay Prize: (Jan) All essays must be related to Thomas Wolfe or his works. Recipient will receive an invitation to read the winning entry at the annual meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society, as well as publication of the winning entry in The Thomas Wolfe Review.
Dr. James Clark, Jr.
809 Gardner St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Women Band Directors International: (Dec) Scholarships for women enrolled in a music program with the intention of being a band director. Apply online.
Department of Bands, School of Music
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Women In Aviation: (Nov & Dec) Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in Women In Aviation Program and must not apply for no more than two scholarships. Applicants must reference individual application for specific qualifications.
Women In Aviation, International Scholarship
P.O. Box 11287
Daytona Beach, FL 32120
E-MAIL: Mary Ann Eiff, email@example.com
Women In Defense: (varies) Must be a U.S. citizen and obtained junior year status in an accredited university. Must be pursuing a career in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Business, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Research, or Economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Minimum required GPA of 3.25
c/o National Defense Industrial Association
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3061
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America: (ELCA) (April) The Dr. George and Emma J. Torrison Scholarship Fund provides grants for men and women who intend to pursue careers in medicine and have been accepted in a medical school. The donors had a particular concern to encourage persons whose careers would lead them toward working to alleviate currently incurable diseases.
8765 W. Higgins R.
Chicago, Il 60631
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. through the Sunshine Lady Foundation: (on-going) Must be a woman who has survived domestic (partner abuse) violence. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S., exhibit financial need, and have a desire to upgrade skills for career advancement or reenter the job market. Officially accepted in an accredited U.S. college/university.
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Women’s Research and Education Institute: (May) Offers a fellowship to enable women graduate students to work in the field in a congressional office. This is not a loan program.
Congressional Fellowship Program
Women’s Research & Education Institute (WREI)
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Women’s Sports Foundation Journalism Awards: (Dec) Scholarships for female students majoring in either Physical Education, Sports Management, Sports Psychology, or Sports Sociology with means to attend graduate school.
East Meadow, NY 11554
World Studio Foundation: (April) Provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines. Recipients are selected for ability and need and for demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.
225 Varick St., Ninth Floor
New York, N.Y. 10014
Phone: (212) 366-1317
Writers of the Future: (Oct, Jan, April, July) New and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. Original, unpublished prose up to 17,000 words. No works intended for children. May submit quarterly.
L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest
P. O. Box 1630
Los Angeles, CA 90078
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship: (Sept) Scholarship for minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident visa.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
150 State Street, 4th Floor
Rochester, NY 14614S
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: (Feb) Offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate scholarships for women, both members and non-members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Areas of study include medicine, education, counseling, and anthropology.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire Avenue
NW. Washington, DC 20009
Zonta International/Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: (April) Must be a woman pursuing business degree at the undergraduate level. International scholars will be chosen from the district recipients. Women of any nationality are eligible. Must be eligible to enter the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program. Must have achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrate intent to complete a program in business. To apply, please contact the Zonta Club nearest you or e-mail your name and contact information to Zonta International Headquarters. The local Zonta Club must nominate applicants.
557 West Randolph Street
Phone: (312) 930-5848