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Scholarships:

AGI Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarship
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Financial Assistance Scholarships
Alpha Kappa Alpha Merit Scholarship
Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships
APA Fellowships
APS Minorities Scholarships Program
College-Sponsored Achievement Scholarship Program For Outstanding Negro Students
Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Eloise Geary Fellowships / Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowships
Financial Need / Culturally Disadvantaged Scholarship
Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund
Herbert Lehman Scholarships For African American Students
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund
National Association of Black Women Attorneys
National Society of Black Engineers Scholars Program
NBNA Scholarship Program
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Vanguard Scholarship Program

 

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AGI Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarship
Must be a U.S. citizen, with a minimum 2.8 GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA in science.) Award is based on academic excellence, financial need and potential for professional success. Three letters of recommendation required. 
   
Deadline: February 1
   
Amount of Scholarship: $10,000
   
Additional Information: www.agiweb.org/mpp/
   
Contact: American Geological Institute
Director of Education and Human Resources
4220 King St.
Alexandria,VA 22302-1507
 
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Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Must be a Black U.S. Citizen. This award is need-based and renewable. Three letters of recommendation, transcripts and evidence of full time enrollment required
   
Deadline: April 30
   
Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
   
Additional Information: www.naacp.org
   
Contact: National Assistance for Advancement of Colored People
Education Department
4805 Mount Hope Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215
   

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Financial Assistance Scholarships
To be eligible for this one-year one-time only award, the applicant must: be a full-time, sophomore or beyond; be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average); demonstrate community service and involvement.
   
Deadline: April 15th 2013
   
Amount of Scholarship: Varies
   
Additional Information: www.akaeaf.org
   
Contact: Andrea Kerr
E.A.F. Program Coordinator
5656 South Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
 
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Merit Scholarship
To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must: be a full-time, sophomore or beyond; be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution; have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average); demonstrate community service and involvement.
   
Deadline: April 15th, 2013
   
Amount of Scholarship: Varies
   
Additional Information: www.akaeaf.org
   
Contact: Andrea Kerr
E.A.F. Program Coordinator
5656 South Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
African American high school seniors who are U.S. citizens accepted by an accredited college/university (including 2-year institutions) interested in preparing for a career in law enforcement
   
Deadline: May 1
   
Amount of Scholarship: $500 stipend
   
Additional Information: www.blackpolice.org
   
Contact: National Black Police Association
3251 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20010-2103 

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American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Awarded to high school seniors or college freshman through junior levels who are pursuing a career in a chemically related field-Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. 
   
Deadline: February 28
   
Amount of Scholarship: $2,500 - $5,000
   
Additional Information www.acs.org
   
Contact: American Chemical Society
1155 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships
Candidates must be US citizens. Undergraduate students should be sophomores, juniors or seniors studying accounting with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
   
Deadline: July 1
   
Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
   
Additional Information: http://www.aicpa.org
   
Contact: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775

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APA Fellowships
Awarded to minority graduate students enrolled in an accredited planning program. Must be able to document need for financial assistance.
   
Deadline: May 15
   
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000 - $4,000
   
Additional Information: www.planning.org/scholarships/apa/index.htm
   
Contact: American Planning Association
ATTN: Asst. for Div. and Students Services
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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APS Minorities Scholarships Program
Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.
   
Deadline: February 2
   
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
   
Additional Information: www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/
   
Contact: American Physical Society
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

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College-Sponsored Achievement Scholarship Program For Outstanding Negro Students
After recipients of National Achievement Scholarships and Corporate-Sponsored Achievement Scholarships have been chosen, the remaining African American finalists are contacted and asked to report their current college of choice. College officials calculate each winner's stipend (based on financial information reported directly to the college) which ranges from $250 to $2600 per year.
   
Deadline: Contact Agency
   
Amount of Scholarship: $250 - $2,600
   
Additional Information: www.nationalmerit.org
   
Contact: National Merit Scholarship Corporation
ATTN: National Achievement Scholarship Program
1560 Sherman Ave.
Suite 200
Evanston, IL 30201-4897
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Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship
 
Black nursing students currently enrolled in B.S.N., A.D., diploma or L.P.N/ L.V.N. programs are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate academic excellence, professional commitment, personal integrity, active involvement in the African American community, and participation in student nurse activities. Applicants must belong to a chapter of the National Black Nurses' Association. The initial screening is done on the local level. 
   
Deadline: April 1
   
Amount of Scholarship Contact Agency
   
Additional Information www.nbna.org
   
Contact National Back Nurses' Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1823
Washington, D.C. 20013-1823
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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Must be a US citizen and a high school senior intending to pursue a four year degree on a full-time basis. Application form may be obtained from your local Elks Lodge or download it from the web site
   
Deadline: January 15
   
Amount of Scholarship: $7,500
   
Additional Information:

www.elks.org/enf/scholars/MVS.cfm

   
Contact: scholarship@elks.org
 

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Eloise Geary Fellowships / Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowships
For female students in the fields of mathematics, natural, environmental, computer, physical and life sciences.
   
Deadline: December 1
   
Amount of Scholarship: $4,000
   
Additional Information: www.fs.fed.us/people/gf/gf4.htm#sde1
   
Contact: Sigma Delta Epsilon / Graduate Women in Science, Inc
P.O. Box 19947
San Diego, CA 92159

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Financial Need / Culturally Disadvantaged Scholarship
A combination of factors are taken into consideration such as financial need, cultural disadvantages, academic service, and a biographical essay.
   
Deadline: March 1 
   
Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
   
Additional Information: www.nas.edu/nrc
   
Contact: Scholars Program
P.O. Box 2534
Lafayette, LA 70502-2534

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
Must be a US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs.
   
Deadline: November 14 
   
Amount of Scholarship: $14,000
   
Additional Information: www.nas.edu/nrc
   
Contact: The National Research Council 
The Fellowship Office
2101 Constitution Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20418

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Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Must be US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, the humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs.
   
Deadline: January 4  
   
Amount of Scholarship: $30,000 tuition; $3,000 travel; $2,000 research
   
Additional Information: www.nas.edu/nrc
   
Contact: The National Research Council 
The Fellowship Office 
2101 Constitution Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20418

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Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund
Black American students who are US citizens with a 2.0 GPA and have completed one semester of post-secondary education. A member of the National Association of colored Women's clubs must nominate candidates.
   
Deadline: March 1
   
Amount of Scholarship: does not exceed $1,000 per year
   
Additional Information: www.nacwc.org/programs/scholarships.html
   
Contact: National Association of Colored Women's Clubs
5808 16th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20011-2898

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Herbert Lehman Scholarships For African American Students
African American high school graduates who are planning to attend colleges and universities where African Americans are significantly underrepresented are eligible to apply if they are U.S. citizens. Selection is based on academic potential (as evidenced by high school records, test scores, and personal essays), character, the applicants' understanding of their educational goals and academic abilities and community and school involvement
   
Deadline: April 1
   
Amount of Scholarship: Varies
   
Additional Information: www.naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=32
   
Contact: Herbert Lehman Education Fund
99 Hudson St.
Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013
 
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Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund
Scholarship open to African-American Students enrolled in any Graduate Business Degree Program. Students must have at least 12 semester credit hours with a minimum 3.3 GPA, with a minimum of 3 credits earned in the 2012-2013 academic year. Students must plan to pursue professional careers in South Florida.
   
Deadline: February 1, 2013
   
Amount of Scholarship: $1,200
Contact: The Miami Foundation
Development Officer Janell Benzaquen Kaplan
(305) 371-2711
j.benzaquen@miamifoundation.org
 
National Association of Black Women Attorneys
Must be a Black, female graduate in Law. 
   
Deadline: Contact Agency
   
Amount of Scholarship $1,000 - $3,000
   
Contact National Association of Black Women Attorneys 
3711 Macomb St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
 
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National Society of Black Engineers Scholars Program
Must be NSBE members enrolled as graduate/undergraduate students in engineering programs. NSBE advisor, minority engineering program director, or dean must endorse applications.
   
Deadline: December 1 
   
Amount of Scholarship Contact Agency
   
Additional Information http://nsbe.org/
   
Contact National Society of Black Engineers
Scholars Program
344 Commerce St.
Alexandria, VA 22314 
 
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NBNA Scholarship Program
 
Description:
  •  NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarship for students.
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  •  Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities. Please review the Scholarship Application for carefully. Remember, to submit ALL required documents with your application.
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    Deadline: Varies according to the scholarship program applied to.
       
    Amount of the Scholarship: $500 - $2,000
       
    Additional Information:

    www.nbna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:nbna-scholarship-program&catid=43:membership-information&Itemid=133

       
    Contact: National Black Nurses Association
      Scholarship Committe
    8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    Ron Brown Scholar Program
     
    Criteria:
  •  African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.
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  •  The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
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  •  Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.
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  •  Current college students are not eligible to apply.
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    Deadline: November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.
       
      January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.
       
    Amount of the Scholarship: $10,000 annually for four years
       
    Additional Information:

    http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply/EligibilityRequirements.aspx

     

    http://www.ronbrown.org/home.aspx

       
    Contact: Ron Brown Scholar Program
      1160 Pepsi Place Suite 206
      Charlottesville, VA 22901
      Phone: (434) 964-1588

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    The Vanguard Scholarship Program
     
    Criteria:
  •  Be entering their senior year of college in the fall of 2010
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  •  Be a member of a racial minority.
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  •  Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
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  •  Be pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology or the liberal arts.
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  •  Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
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  •  Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
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  •  Children of Vanguard employees are ineligible to apply to this program.
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    Deadline: November 30, 2010
       
    Amount of the Scholarship: Up to $10,000
       
    Additional Information:

    http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/vanguard/

     

    http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/vanguard/guidelines.pdf

       
    Contact: The Vanguard Scholarship Program
      Scholarship Management Services
      One Scholarship Way
      Saint Peter, MN 56082
      Phone: 1-800-537-4180 (Ask for the Vanguard Scholarship Program manager)
       
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