Minority/Specialty Scholarships

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
•    $6000 per year
•    Number of winners: about 100
•    Renewable
•    For academic merit, leadership, and community service
•    All fields of study

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
•    The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways
•    The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
•    The award amounts to $20,000, and many are awarded!
•    This is our major engineering scholarship gateway
•    You must be an engineering student
•    The deadline is usually in February

Gates Millennium Scholarship
•    For outstanding students with significant financial need
•    The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year
•    Must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarships
•    Award amount: Generally range from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE
•    Number of awards varies
•    Primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines

Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
•    Award amount: $2,000 and renewable
•    Several scholarships granted
•    This is for science or engineering students at HBCUs

Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund
•    Students must be studying at an HBCU that is a member of the UNCF
•    The award is from $1,000 to full tuition
•    Approx. 60 students are selected

Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship
•    For students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and “tech” areas
•    The award amount is up to $4,000 for undergraduates and more for graduate students

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
•    Awards from $1000 – $5000
•    Students interested in journalism as a career may apply

National Association of Black Journalists
•    Offers 10 scholarships
•    $2,500 award
•    Students should be attending a four-year University
•    They must present three letters of recommendation from a school adviser, dean or a faculty member
•    Also, a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist must be presented
•    A grade point average of 3.0 is desirable
•    Eligible students must be majoring in journalism-print, photography, radio or television

Academic Scholarships

Women in Defense Horizons Scholarship Foundation
•    Part-time or full-time graduate or undergraduate (junior/at least 60 credit) female pursuing  a career related to national security or defense
•    Must have 3.25 GPA
•    Must be a U.S. citizen

Kodak Scholarships
•    Must be seeking a degree or diploma program in film, film production, or cinematography
•    Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student
•    Must be planning on enrolling in the preceding year of scholarship year

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships
•    Various scholarships available at website

Ambassadorial Scholarships (Rotary International/The Rotary Foundation)
•    For students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the “host” country of that language

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Scholarships
•    The NCAA administers a variety of internship, scholarship, and leadership-development programs to enhance the educational opportunities that student-athletes receive on campus.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
•    Must be full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing, have senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment
•    Must want to work in government, education, the non-profit sector, or the public interest/advocacy
•    Must have participated extensively in two or more of the following sets of activities: student government and/or campus-based extracurricular activities; community service-related activities that were not organized by the school or a fraternity/sorority; government internships, commissions, or boards, advocacy or interest groups, non-partisan political activities, or military/ROTC; partisan political activities and campaigns
•    Must be a U.S. citizen

Young Arts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
•    For students who excel in literary, visual, and performing arts, including dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing

Military Dependent Scholarships


Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Disabled or Deceased Veterans and Servicemembers
•    For dependent children or un-remarried spouses of Florida Veterans who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty, or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities

American Legion Legacy Scholarship
•    Dependent of military personnel who died while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
•    Must be planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student
•    All loans, grants, and scholarships are for students seeking their first undergraduate degree

Pat Tillman Foundation
•    Dependents of service members (children between the ages 19-28, or spouse)
•    Those whose benefits are not transferable from their mother/father/husband/wife
•    Those who are survivors of a service member
•    Those whose transferable benefits are not sufficient

Scholarships for Military Children
•    For students whose parent is active, retired, or deceased
•    Must have military dependent I.D. and be planning to enroll full-time

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)
•    Must be a U.S. citizen
•    Must attend an accredited college or university in the U.S.

Gamewardens of Vietnam Association Scholarship Fund
•    Need based
•    Must be son, daughter, or grandchild of a member of Gamewardens

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association
•    Awarded to the female candidate chosen from daughters and granddaughters of Naval, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel, active Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, retired with pay, or deceased

Army Emergency Relief 
•    “64 Years of Helping the Army Take Care of Its own”
•    Scholarships for spouses and dependent children of Active, Retired, or Deceased soldiers

Vice Admiral E.P. Travers Loan Program
•    Can provide sponsors of eligible students with a loan ranging from $500 up to $3,000 (for an academic year)
•    Provided to: Children of Active Duty Sailors and Marines (including Reservists while on active duty over 90 days), Children of Retired Sailors and Marines, and Spouses of Active Duty Sailors and Marines residing within the 50 United States

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Scholarship
•    Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel and their families are eligible
•    Students must be full-time
•    Students must be U.S. citizens

Fraternal Order UDT/SEAL Education Grant
•    Sons/daughters of regular members in good standing

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
•    To assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard, or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college
•    Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice

Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program (Blind Veterans Association)
•    For children/spouses of legally blind veterans

Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund Scholarship
•    Must be a dependent child of a member or deceased member of the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Association/Coast Guard Enlisted Association (USCG CPOA/CGEA)
•    Applicant must be under the age of 24 by March of the award year

Commander William S. Stuhr Scholarship Fund for Military Sons and Daughters
•    Must be dependent of an active duty or retired career officer/enlisted person
•    Must include photo and copy of military ID card (any branch)

U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
•    One year, renewable scholarships for the children of active duty and retired marines

ThanksUSA
•    Dependent children age 24 and under of spouses of U.S. military service personnel

Gallagher’s Army & General Steel Corporation Educational Assistance Fund
•    “Helping the Children of Our Fallen Heroes”

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program
•    for eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation

Military Scholarships

Heroes at Home
•    Scholarship for women Veterans
•    4 scholarships of up to $2500 each are available
•    email fraternalservices@royalneighbors.org to receive more info

Military Order of the Purple Heart
•    Sons, daughters, grandchild, or member
•    No due date

Smart Scholarship (Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation)
•    students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines

Pat Tillman Foundation
•    Veteran and active service members of both pre- and post-9/11
•    Service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education
•    Those whose benefits have run out or do not meet their needs
•    Those enrolled as a full-time student at a U.S. institution of higher learning
•    Service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve
•    Service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, 2-year, 4-year, public private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications

FRA Scholarship Program
•    FRA is proud to support America’s future leaders by awarding more than $100,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students
•    FRA scholarships are awarded to FRA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren

Alaskan Sea Service Scholarship Fund
•    Applicant must be a legal resident of the State of Alaska

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Programs
•    Candidates must be in final one/two years of full time or co-op undergraduate or one year graduate program in engineering or physical science
•    must be a U.S. citizen

Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) Scholarship Program. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
•    Full-time students with exceptional financial need pursuing a degree in medicine, dentistry, or osteopathic medicine
•    for more information call (301) 443-4776

AFCEA Educational Foundation
•    Awards for military personnel seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees
•    Scholarships also available for veterans of Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom