SCHOLARSHIPS

Fuel your future with scholarships to fund your continuing education. Opportunities and deadlines change regularly throughout the year, so please check back often.

  • TMCF | Lowe's Scholarship

    The Thurgood Marshall College Fund in partnership with Lowes is pleased to provide financial assistance scholarships to undergraduate college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at TMCF member-schools who are in good academic standing who are at risk of not returning to school or graduating due to an outstanding financial need and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial crisis. Qualified applicants must have an unmet financial need ranging from $500 to $7,500.

    Eligibility
    •    Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2019-2020 academic school year
    •    Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher
    •    Have an unpaid school balance between $500-$7,500
    •    Able to demonstrate leadership abilities
    •    Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
    •    Must not currently have a 2019-2020 TMCF Scholarship
    •    Must not have previously received the Lowe’s Scholarship

    How to Apply
    •    Provide a resume that demonstrates community service and leadership abilities.
    •    Provide your school’s account balance statement, which must be between $500- $7,500.
    •    Provide a transcript (official or unofficial) for your most recently completed academic term, which includes your final Fall 2019 grades and a cumulative GPA
    •    Provide an email address for your recommender to complete a reference form where he/she will be required to answer three questions regarding your character.
    •    Answer the following questions: (Maximum of 500 words per question): Tell us about your intended career path. How will your major and coursework help you to gain an internship or career opportunity?

    Application Dates:
    This application opens December 23, 2020 and closes February 3, 2020 (11:59 PM EST).

  • APIA Scholarship Program

    APIA Scholars vision is to see that all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.

    APIA Scholars mission is to make a difference in the lives of APIA students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success and contributions to a more vibrant America.  The APIA Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. 

    Scholarship Eligibility:
    APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:
    •    Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    •    Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
    •    Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    •    Are the first in their families to attend college;
    •    Are representative of the APIA community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    •    Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
    •    Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. 
    •    Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
    •    Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    •    Submit one letter of recommendation online.

    Application Opens: Tuesday, September 4, 2019

    Application Closes: Thursday, January 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

  • Geography Student Scholarship

    The Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM) accepts applications online for the John Cowan Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students within the State of Kansas pursuing a professional career in the field of Geography attained through a geographic-focused education.

    The successful applicant must:
    1. Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a post-secondary educational institution within the State of Kansas.
    2. Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in a Geography-based profession.
    3. Be able to show the intent to make Geography or a Geography-related career the major focus of your higher education.

    A maximum scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded once proof of enrollment has been received by the Treasurer of KAM.

    K. John Cowan, one of KAM’s most respected members, passed away in February 2010 after a battle with cancer. John was passionate and outgoing about the importance of geographic knowledge, and this scholarship seeks to symbolically carry on John’s passion by providing financial assistance to those with a desire for a higher education in geography.

    Apply online at www.kansasmappers.org/JCM

    Application period is January 1 through April 15, 2020.

  • College Coaching Network

    YE has partnered with College Coaching Network to offer the YE Scholarship app on iOS and Android. It is designed to help students find scholarships for college, learn more about grants and endowments, career assessment testing, college selection, networking and internships. College Coaching Network gives students necessary tools to succeed. The app is available for download from the Apple and Google Play store. Search "YE Scholarships" to download it now. 

     

  • Oracle Corporate Scholars Program 2020

    The Oracle Corporate Scholars Program provides extended learning experiences at Oracle headquarters during the summer of 2020. The program includes scholarship support for African American, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans who are currently pursuing a major in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Marketing, or Human Resources and related majors. 

    Candidates must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. They must have attended a high school in the U.S. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, African American, Native American or Hispanic college student.  Students must be a sophomore or junior at time of the application and attend a four-year, accredited college or university located in the U.S by the time of application. 

    Successful candidates will be offered internships during the summer of 2020 and subsequent scholarship awards for academic year 2020-21.

    To be considered, candidates must submit the online application for the Program, complete with a letter of recommendation, a one-page personal statement of career interest, resume and current transcript. All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

    Application Deadline: February 17th, 2020

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    Submission Deadline: February 17, 2020

  • UNCF STEM Scholars Program 2020

    The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is an initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
    The program enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen in fall 2020. The program awards 100 scholarships on an annual basis. 
    Eligibility Criteria
    Applicants must:
    •    Be African American
    •    Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States
    •    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
    •    Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including pre-calculus
    •    Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university
    •    Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics
    •    Complete all the application essays
    •    Arrange for a letter of recommendation to be submitted via the UNCF application portal
    •    Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college or university (except for students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student

    PROGRAM BENEFITS
    Tiered tuition scholarship with funding up to $25,000:
    •    Up to $2,500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year.
    •    Scholarships are renewable for five undergraduate years, contingent upon:
    •    Maintenance of a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA + continued full-time enrollment to a degree in an eligible STEM major
    •    A $5,000 stipend based on a STEM-related project/internship of the student’s interest
    •    Academic support and mentoring
    •    Access to online academic support services and resource platform, as well as other STEM-discipline support services

    All recipients MUST participate in:
    •    STEM Scholars Summer Orientation  
    •    UNCF Student Tech Empowerment Workshop


    Career-development support:
    •    Mentoring, training, and education
    •    Access to entrepreneurial training in launching new tech ventures through competitive venture accelerator program and high school/pre-college STEM summer leadership institute

    APPLICATION PROCESS
     Submission of one letter of recommendation submitted:
    •    A high school STEM teacher or a STEM program sponsor/mentor (an individual who has engaged the student in a STEM program during the school year and/or summer, and who can provide insight into the student’s academic performance and potential for success in pursuing a STEM degree)
    •    Completion of all essays
    •    Completion of the application form to include demographic information and student record of leadership and community service record

    APPLICATION DEADLINE/LINK
    Complete and submit the application by the deadline of Thursday, March 19, 2020

    https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/1db5d542-4b11-42b1-adee-c142fc0dea43

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    Submission Deadline: March 19, 2020

  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing the people who understand the importance of personal responsibility, delayed gratification, a positive attitude, and, of course, work ethic. These are the folks we consider rock stars, and we want to reward them. 

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    Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020