College Scholarships Database

Scholarships can help reduce the overall cost of your college education. Search through our directory of scholarships for financial aid opportunities.

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  1. Regents Health Care Scholarship for Medicine and Dentistry

    Location
    Scholarships and Grants Administration Unit
    Education Building Addition, Room 1078
    Albany, NY 12230
    Contact Info
    (518) 486-1319
    Application
    Applicant must be a United States citizen, national, permanent resident, or selected refugee who is a legal resident of New York State for at least one year immediately preceding the effective date of the award; and must be enrolled in, or be a candidate for admission to, an approved medical or dental school in New York State. Priority is given to applicants in the following order: economically disadvantaged and a member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the professions (i.e., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native); member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the professions; enrolled in or is a graduate of the following State-sponsored opportunity programs: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK), or College Discovery. Award amount varies. Approximately 100 scholarships are distributed, 80 in medicine and 20 in dentistry.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: May 31
    Study Areas: dentistry and medicine
    Enrollment Level: Doctoral-level study
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black
    Renewable: Y
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  2. Reverend Rufus S. Tarrant Grant

    Location
    1 College and Main
    Columbus, OH 43209-2394
    Contact Info
    (614) 236-6511
    Application
    Applicant must be a minority student. Selection is based upon academic performance as measured by school record and standardized test scores.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: August 1
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  3. Charles Winter Wood Scholarship

    Location
    700 College St
    Beloit, WI 53511
    Contact Info
    (608) 363-2500
    Application
    Applicant must be a student who is traditionally underrepresented in American higher education (low income, first generation, and/or domestic minority status). Selection based upon record of strong academic achievement, leadership, and service.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: January 15
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  4. Diversity Scholarship

    Location
    1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
    Ashland, OR 97520
    Contact Info
    Application
    Applicant must be of ethnically/racially/culturally diverse background.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  5. Thomas R. Dargan Minority Scholarship

    Location
    2153 N.E Sandy Boulevard
    Portland, OR 97232
    Contact Info
    (503) 231-4222
    Application
    Applicant must be a minority citizen of the U.S. who is at least a sophomore enrolled in broadcast, communications, or multimedia curriculum at a four-year college or university in Oregon or Washington or as a permanent resident of Oregon or Washington attending an out-of-state institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: April 30
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: broadcasting, communications, multimedia
    Enrollment Level: College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  6. Edward S. Roth Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship

    Contact Info
    (313) 425-3300
    Application
    Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current full-time graduate or undergraduate student seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in manufacturing engineering. Preferences will be given to students demonstrating financial need, minority students and students participating in a co-op program. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 1
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: manufacturing engineering
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, White, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  7. Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship

    Location
    200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Contact Info
    (612) 492-7000
    Application
    Applicant must be a minority student who is currently enrolled in the first year of law school.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 31
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  8. King/Chavez/Parks Award

    Location
    Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
    020 Chubb Hall
    Athens, OH 45701
    Contact Info
    (740) 593-4141
    Application
    Applicant must be a member of an underrepresented group. Selection is based upon academic qualifications and talent.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 1
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  9. Templeton Scholars

    Location
    Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
    020 Chubb Hall
    Athens, OH 45701
    Contact Info
    (740) 593-4141
    Application
    Applicant must be a member of an underrepresented group. Selection is based upon academic qualifications, talents and leadership.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 1
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  10. Harold Conner Scholarship

    Contact Info
    (731) 881-7032
    Application
    Applicant must have a minimum 21 ACT, 3.25 GPA, and graduate from a Tennessee high school. Special consideration will be given to applicants with financial need, from underrepresented groups, and first generation college students.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 1
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  11. Earl G. Graves Scholarship

    Location
    4805 Mount Hope Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21215-3297
    Contact Info
    (410) 580-5760
    Application
    Applicant must be a junior or senior business major enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States; or a graduate student enrolled or accepted to a master's or doctoral program within a business school at an accredited college or university in the United States (applicant may apply during their sophomore year). Applicant must be in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicant must be in the top 20% of his/her class and be a full-time student without financial need.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 31
    Study Areas: business
    Enrollment Level: College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander
    Renewable: N
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  12. Community Service Scholarship for Multicultural Students

    Location
    Scholarship Program
    2 LAN Drive, Suite 100
    Westford, MA 01886
    Contact Info
    (978) 842-2767
    Application
    Applicant must be from a multicultural background who will be a college freshman beginning in the fall. Application and essay about their community service involvement are required; the essay should not exceed 1,000 words. Selection based upon academic merit (as reflected in transcript, class rank, and GPA) and service to their community.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: April 1
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  13. Fisher Communications, Inc. Minority Scholarship

    Location
    140 4th Avenue North, Suite 500
    Seattle, WA 98109
    Contact Info
    (206) 404-7000
    Application
    Applicant must be involved in broadcasting, broadcast technology, marketing, or journalism courses. Applicants must be of non-white origin and must be at least a sophomore (by fall term of scholarship year) enrolled in the following: a broadcast, broadcast technology, marketing, or journalism curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year college or university. A broadcast curriculum at an accredited community college, transferable to such a four-year baccalaureate degree program. A broadcast curriculum at an accredited vocational-technical school. If you are a permanent resident of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, or Montana tuition may be applied to an in-state or out-of-state school. If you are not a permanent resident of the above-mentioned states, tuition must be applied to a school in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, or Montana.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: May 31
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  14. AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

    Location
    1625 L St. NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Contact Info
    (202) 429-1025
    Application
    Applicant must attend a four year college or university and must hold a valid driver's license.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 28
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College sophomore, College junior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  15. Outreach Grant

    Location
    138 North Lucretia Street
    Oakland City, IN 47660
    Contact Info
    (812) 749-4781
    Application
    Applicant who are new and transferring and are African-American, Hispanic or Native American with a 2.75 GPA.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: None
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black
    Renewable: N
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  16. F. Armstrong Scholarship

    Location
    600 First Street, SW
    Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
    Contact Info
    (800) 747-1112
    Application
    Applicant must contribute to the cultural diversity of the Cornell community; such applicants would include ethnic minority and international students as well as first generation Americans. Leadership, involvement, and ability to contribute to the college's community are also considered.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 1
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  17. BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships

    Location
    350 Victoria Street
    Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
    Contact Info
    (416) 979-5000
    Application
    Applicant must be an international student, racial minority, aboriginal, or a women student with a disability. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate program and have a minimum 1.0 GPA. Financial need is required. Award amounts vary depending on GPA.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: October 1 (first year students); March 1 (second, third, or fourth year students)
    Minimum GPA: 1
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  18. Gates Millennium Scholars

    Location
    2800 West Gore Boulevard
    Lawton, OK 73505
    Contact Info
    (580) 581-2200
    Application
    Applicant must be a U.S citizen who is a minority with a minimum 3.3 high school GPA. Applicant must demonstrate leadership skills through participation in community service or extracurricular activities.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: January 24
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  19. Minority Student Scholarship

    Location
    150 Caldecott Lane
    # 8
    Oakland, CA 94618
    Contact Info
    (888) 501-9050
    Application
    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen currently attending a post-secondary institution full-time. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. For this scholarship, 'minority' is defined as someone of the following ethnicities: Black, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: December 24
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  20. Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

    Location
    ASRT Education and Research Foundation
    15000 Central Avenue South East
    Albuquerque, NM 87123
    Contact Info
    (800) 444-2778
    Application
    Applicant must be a minority U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident enrolled in an accredited magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiography, or sonography program, who will finish the degree or certificate program after September 1, 2012. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 30
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiography, sonography
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  21. Allen Butler Minority Law Enforcement Scholarship

    Location
    Zeitgeist Arts Building
    222 East Superior Street, Suite 302
    Duluth, MN 55802
    Contact Info
    (218) 726-0232
    Application
    Applicant must be a high school senior in a Duluth public school with three years residency. Applicant must plan to pursue law enforcement at any college or university. Minimum 2.0 GPA and FAFSA required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: January 15 (application deadline); March 1 (FAFSA deadline)
    Minimum GPA: 2
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, High school senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
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  22. Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

    Location
    Springer Publishing Company
    11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10036
    Contact Info
    Application
    Applicant must be enrolled in either the third or fourth year of an accredited B.S.N. program in the United States, an accelerated program leading to a B.S.N. degree (such as R.N.-to-B.S.N. or B.A.-to-B.S.N.), or accelerated master's entry program in nursing for students with bachelor's degrees in fields other than nursing (such as B.A.-to-M.S.N.). Applicant must be racial or an ethnic minority with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Graduate students who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing are not eligible.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 1
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: nursing
    Enrollment Level: College junior, College senior, Master's-level study
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  23. Law School Diversity Scholarship

    Location
    25800 Northwestern Highway, Suite 890
    Southfield, MI 48075
    Contact Info
    (248) 569-6737
    Application
    Applicant must be a United States citizen attending an accredited law school in the United States, having completed at least one semester of classes with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: May 31
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  24. NORMAC, Inc. Scholarship

    Location
    P.O. Box 1108
    Hendersonville, NC 28793
    Contact Info
    (828) 697-6224
    Application
    Applicant must be a minority student who is a graduating senior or graduate of a public, parochial, or private high school in Henderson County, planning to pursue or currently pursuing a college education. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 3
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, High school senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
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  25. The Helen and Allen Brown Scholarship

    Location
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Contact Info
    (615) 340-7344
    Application
    Applicant must be an undergraduate racial/ethnic minority student from either the Nashville District of the Tennessee Annual Conference or the New Orleans District of the Louisiana Annual Conference. Must be a member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Financial need must be demonstrated.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 5
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  26. The Journey Toward Ordained Ministry Scholarship

    Location
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Contact Info
    (615) 340-7344
    Application
    Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate racial/ethnic minority student who is at least 30 years old that is pursuing a career in ordained ministry. Must be a member of the United Methodist Church for at least 2 years and currently attending a United Methodist related institution. Minimum 2.85 GPA required for undergraduate; minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 5
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: ordained ministry
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  27. The Richard S. Smith Scholarship

    Location
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Contact Info
    (615) 340-7344
    Application
    Applicant must be a racial/ethnic minority incoming freshman student who is pursuing a church related career. Must be an active member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Minimum 2.5 GPA and full-time enrollment status required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: March 5
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  28. CESDA Scholarship Program

    Location
    P.O. Box 40214
    Denver, CO 80204
    Contact Info
    (303) 256-9785
    Application
    Applicant must be a Colorado resident who is a first generation student or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority with financial need. Must be enrolled in a two or four year Colorado college with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Essay under 1,000 words required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: February 7
    Minimum GPA: 3
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
    See Scholarship
  29. Winn & Elaine Newman Scholarship

    Location
    Academic Services
    10000 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20903
    Contact Info
    (301) 628-4859
    Application
    Applicant must be a woman, minority student entering into a bachelor degree program at the National Labor College. Minimum 2.0 GPA required.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: December 16
    Minimum GPA: 2
    Study Areas: general
    Enrollment Level: High school senior
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: N
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  30. Moss Adams Undergraduate Scholarship

    Location
    136 South Keowee Street
    Dayton, OH 45402
    Contact Info
    (937) 424-3391
    Application
    Applicant must a woman who is either a minority or returning to school as a junior or senior pursuing a Bachelors degree in accounting.
    Additional Information
    Deadline: April 30
    Study Areas: accounting
    Ethnicity Preference: Other Racial/Ethnic Group, American Indian or Alaskan Native, South American, Latin American, Central American, or Hispanic/Latino, African American or Black, Mexican/Mexican American, Asian/Asian American or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican
    Renewable: Y
    See Scholarship
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Additional Scholarships

Scholarships are similar to grants in that money can be awarded to a student for academic achievement or success, such as being an honor student, winning essay contests, or participating in a certain number of hours in community service projects. Typically, scholarships are given by institutions, organizations, companies, or on behalf of prestigious people based on the student’s academic merit as determined by the standards for each scholarship. The eligibility requirements for scholarships vary, but in most cases, students will follow the same general process: They will usually complete an application, provide financial and background information, and submit proof of certain academic achievement.

Scholarships do not have to be repaid, and are usually paid directly to the student’s school. There are typically restrictions on what a scholarship can help cover. For example, scholarships may be applied towards tuition costs, but usually cannot be used for textbooks or other outside expenses related to schooling.