Minority Scholarships

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Accenture American Indian Scholarship

American Chemical Society (Minority Scholarship)

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship

DRI Diversity Scholarship

Home Depot Most Promising Minority Student

James B. Morris Scholarship

Lily Reintegration Scholarship

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

National Association of Hispanic Journalists - General Scholarships

National Federation of the Blind

Principal Scholars Program

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

 

Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: Annual
Award:
  Not Disclosed

Eligibility: Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess a degree of federally recognized Indian blood. Must demonstrate involvement with or measurable interests in Native American activities or affairs. Must be a full-time graduate student with a cumulative average G.P.A. of 3.25 seeking a degree in the high technology and business fields.

Apply: More information and applications can be found at www.aigcs.org

Contact: email: marveline@aigcs.org, phone: (505) 881-4584 ext 111

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American Chemical Society (Minority Scholarship)
Deadline: March (Annually)
Award:  Up to $3,000 (Approx. 100 awards)

Eligibility:

  • Must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian.
  •  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited college, university, community college, or high school
  •  Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, "B" or better).
  •  Must be able to demonstrate financial need according to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Must be a graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science OR intending to or already pursuing a degree in chemical technology.
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences

Apply: Applications can be downloaded off of the website:www.chemistry.org/scholars

Contact: Robert J. Hughes, Phone: 1-800-227-5558, ext. 6250, Email: scholars@acs.org

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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

Deadline:  April 1, 2011
Award: Varies

Eligibility:

Have earned a Master's Degree and/or completed at least three years full-time experience in the practice of accounting, be a CPA or plan to pursue the CPA credential, agree to attend school on a full-time basis while attaining one's doctoral degree

Apply: Scholarship applications can be download the application from: www.aicpa.org/diversity

Contact: Visit: www.aicpa.org/diversity Email: MIC_programs@aicpa.org Phone: 888-777-7077 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036

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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
Deadline:  March (Annually)
Award:  Up to $5,000

Eligibility:

Undergraduate Students: A declared accounting major with an overall and accounting grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 on a four-point scale. A minority student who has satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, equivalent college work including at least six (6) semester hours in accounting. Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent) unless you are completing your final semester of study, at a four-year or upper division institution. Students who will be attending a four-year school for the first time must include an acceptance letter from the school.

Graduate Students: A minority student who is enrolled in the final year of a five-year accounting program or an undergraduate accounting major who is presently accepted or enrolled in a master-level accounting; business administration, finance or taxation program, or who had any undergraduate major and is presently accepted in a master-level accounting program. Enrolled as a full-time graduate student (nine semester hours or equivalent), unless you are completing your final semester of study.

NOTE: For the purpose of this program, the AICPA defines minority students as those of Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, or Pacific Island races, or of Hispanic ethnic origin. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.***

Apply: Scholarship applications can be download the application from:www.aicpa.org/diversity

Contact: Phone: (212) 596-6270

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Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship

AWARD: $5,000

DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2013

$3,900 will go towards the student’s college education.$1,100 will go towards travel, lodging and registration costs for the student to attend AAJA’s national annual convention in August 2013 in
New York as a Voices student news project participant.Depending on the winner’s area of study, the student will also be paired with a professional print, online or broadcast mentor at the
convention to help them network.

PURPOSE

To encourage students to pursue journalism as a career.

To increase students’ critical thinking skills and abilities to research, learn and give an opinion on a topical news item and to take a stand on this particular issue.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission. Applicants must
be college freshmen going into their sophomore year. AAJA membership
is not required to apply, but if the student is awarded the scholarship
he/she must become an AAJA student member.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Candidates must submit a complete application following all instructions and will be selected on the basis of:

Academic achievement

Demonstrated journalistic ability

Commitment to the field of journalism

Sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues

 CONTACT: For more information, go to
www.aaja.org/anna-chennault-scholarship/

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DRI Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: May (Annually)
Award: $10,000 (2 available)

Eligibility: Applicant must be incoming second-year or third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American law students. Second-year and third-year female law students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity.

Apply: Applications can be done online at: www.dri.org

Contact: Katrina H. Holland, (312) 698-6207, kholland@dri.org

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Home Depot Most Promising Minority Student
Deadline: 
January 27, 2012
Award: 
$5,000

Eligibility:

  • Minority studnt (African, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Island descent)
  • Majoring in advertising, marketing, or communications
  • College sophomore or junior at the time of application deadline
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • US citizen
  • Include in application: resume, official college transcript, recommendation letter, essay addressing the following in 250 words or fewer: What does "Multicultural Marketing" mean to you? Is it still relevant? Should advertisers market differently to different segments? Why or why not?

Contact:http://www.aaf.org/images/public/aaf_content/images/mpms11/F_8211_MPMS_ScholarshipKit.pdf

Additional Information: See website for application

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James B. Morris Scholarship
Deadline:  March 11, 2013
Award:  Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined
by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have a social security number as well
as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates or May 2013 graduates and residents of
Iowa who are, or will be, attending any U.S. college or university; or (2)
Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.

Apply: Online at https://www.morrisscholarship.org/index.php/application

Contact: Randi Malone 515-282-8192

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The Lily Reintegration Scholarship
Deadline:  January (Annually)
Award: Not specified

Eligibility: Applicants must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreiform, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder.  Applicants must be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up.  Applicants must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment.

Apply: Applicants must complete an application package that includes an application form essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements.  For more information, please see this scholarship folder in the Office of Student Financial Planning located in Carnegie Hall.  Or visit the website at http://www.reintegration.com to download the application.

Contact: Phone: (800) 809-8202, Email: lillyscholarships@reintegration.com

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Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Deadline: Annual
Award: $5,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.  The applicant must be a full- or part-time upper-level undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).  The applicant must be a minority.  The student must not be a past winner. 

Apply: More information can be found at the website www.gfoa.org.  Or see the scholarship folder in the Office of Student Financial Planning located in Carnegie Hall.

Contact: Phone: (312) 977-9700, Mail: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601-1210

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National Association of Hispanic Journalists - General Scholarships
Deadline: Various (Annually)
Award: $1,000-$5,000

Eligibility: You must be Hispanic. You must plan to attend a college or a university as a full-time student for the entire academic year in order to be eligible for an NAHJ scholarship. Only students who attend or plan to attend schools within the United States or Puerto Rico are eligible for NAHJ’s scholarships.

Apply: Scholarship applications can be downloaded off of the following website:www.nahj.org/

Contact: Nancy Tita, Email: ntita@nahj.org

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National Federation of the Blind
Deadline:  March (Annually)
Award:
  Between $3,000 and $12,000 (There are 5 types of scholarships available with their own restrictions---please see the application for details)

Eligibility: Student must be legally blind. Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a Full-Time postsecondary course of study in the 2009 academic year, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a Full-Time employee also attending school part-time

Apply: Applications can be found on the following website: http://nfb.org/nfb/scholarship_program.asp

Contact: Mrs. Peggy Elliott, Phone: (641) 236-3366

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Principal Scholars Program
Deadline: November (Annually)
Award:  $5,000 (Paid Summer Internship Required)

Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaskan Native. Must be a U.S. citizen. Student must have current status of sophomore or above with minimum grade point average of 3.0. Student must be pursuing industry-related majors, which include liberal arts, business, information systems, finance, and/or accounting. Employees, agents and family members of employees of the Principal Financial Group and its subsidiaries are not eligible. 

Apply: Applications must be done online at the following website: www.principal.com/careers/student/scholarships.htm

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The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program
Deadline: February (Annually)
Award:  Need based aid for students with who meet the following eligibility requirements.

Eligibility: Must be Jewish. Graduate, undergraduate, and vocational students are eligible. Studying full-time toward a degree in a “helping profession”. (See website for details.) Must have legal domicile in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, Cook County or Northwest Indiana. (See website for details.) A

Apply: Applications can be downloaded from the website:  www.jvschicago.org/scholarship/

Contact: JVS Scholarship Secretary, Phone: (312) 673-3457, Email: jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org

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Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Award:
 Varies

Eligibility: Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. Must be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology, and human resources). Must be a college junior or senior or a  graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time or degree seeking with a cumulative average G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

Apply: More information and applications can be found at www.aigcs.org

Contact: email: marveline@aigcs.org, phone: (505) 881-4584 ext 111

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