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Gates Millennium Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship is open a student who has not yet attended college after high school or GED completion, is Pell Grant eligible, and demonstrates leadership abilities. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and will be an entering freshman in an accredited college or university Fall 2005. The GMS is renewable for up to 9 years.

Deadline: Janurary 14, 2005 at Midnight (EST)

Web address: http://www.gmsp.org

Open to:
• Native Americans
• African-Americans
• Asian-Americans
• Hispanic-Americans

Ron Brown Scholarships

Offered to high school seniors for full-time college pursuits.

Amount: $40,000 over 4 years

Deadline: November 15 and January 9

Web address: http://www.ronbrown.org/

Mailing Address: None Available

Open to:

• African-Americans

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

For minority high school seniors accepted to a 4-year college or university. Based on academic record, financial need and leadership potential.

Amount: $28,000 over 4 years

Deadline: April 1

Web address: http://www.jackierobinson.org

Open to:

• Native Americans
• African-Americans
• Asian-Americans
• Hispanic-Americans

NSA Undergraduate Training Program

Program for high school seniors (particularly minorities) who are interested in studying computer science, eletrical or computer engineering. Program offers full tuition, books, and a salary during the undergraduate years, as well as a job in the summer. Applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.0, an ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1200, and be a US citizen.

Amount: See website

Deadline: November 30, 2004

Web address: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_4.cfm

Mailing Address: National Security Agency Manger, Undergraduate Training Program 9800 Savage Rd. #68640 Attn: S232R (UT) Ft. Meade, MD 20755

Open to:

• Native Americans
• African-Americans
• Asian-Americans
• Hispanic-Americans

Health Professions Preparatory Scholarships

Applicants must be American Indians or Alaska Native; be high school graduates or the equivalent; have the capacity to complete a health professions course of study; and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a compensatory or preprofessional general education course or curriculum. The qualifying fields of study include pre-medical technology, pre-dietetics, pre-nursing, pre=pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-social work. Recipients must intend to serve Indian people upon completion of professional health care education as a health care provider in the discipline for which they are enrolled at the pregraduate level.

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Mailing Address: Indian Health Service Attn: Scholarship Program Twinbrook Metro Plaza, Suite 100 12300 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: (301) 443-6197
Web Address: http://www.ihs.gov/

Open to:

• Native Americans

Al-Ben Scholarship

African American students who have demonstrated their commitment and ability to succeed through academic accomplishments, future goals, and financial needs. This scholarship is open only to high school students and offers four $1,000 and five $100 scholarships.

Amount: varies

Deadline: January 2005

Web address: http://www.lablackengineers.org/index.html

Mailing Address: Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (LACBPE) Attn: Al-Ben Scholarship Committee PO Box 881029 Los Angeles, CA 90009

Open to:
• African-Americans

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

This scholarship programs is to encourage African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident who is a full time student at an accredited college, university or community college and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Student must be able to demonstrate evidence of financial need according to FAFSA. A high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemistry related science (Note: students planning careers in medicine or pharmacy are not eligible for this program).

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=minorityaffairs%5Cscholars.html

Mailing Address: Phone: (800) 227-5558 ext 6250 email: scholars@acs.org

Open to:

• Native Americans
• African-Americans
• Hispanic-Americans

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Scholarships

The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. This scholarships offer students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts a one-time award. Eligibility require all applicants to be National JACL members. Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2001. Deadline for entering Freshman is March 1, 2002 and all other applicants is April 1, 2002

Amount: varies

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.jacl.org/

Mailing Address: JACL Scholarship Program, 1765 sutter Street, San Fransico, CA 94115

Open to:

• Asian-Americans

"My Turn" Essay Competition

Sponsored by Kaplan Inc. and Newsweek. High school students nationwide may compete for a $5,000 scholarship. Students need to write a 500 to 1000 words essay describing personal experiences that have made a difference in their lives. Judges will select 10 finalists. The second place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship and eight runners-up will receive $1000 scholarships. In addition to the scholarship, a winning essay may be published in Newsweek magazine.

Amount: see description

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.kaptest.com/oneoff/essay/index.jhtml

Mailing Address: For guidelines and entry forms call 1-800-527-8378

Open to:

• Native Americans
• African-Americans
• Asian-Americans
• Hispanic-Americans
• Women

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation

For Hispanic engineering and science students, these scholarships are awardedon the basis of academic achievement, financial need, involvement in school and community activities, career goals, and counselor recommendations. Open to undergraduate students (including high school students entering college in the fall) and graduate students.

Amount: varies

Deadline: see website

Web address: http://www.shpefoundation.org/

Mailing Address: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation 5400 East Olympic Boulevard, Suite 210 Los Angeles, CA 90022 Phone: (323) 888-2080

Open to:

• Hispanic-Americans

The Ford Scholars Program

Each year 100 new Ford Scholars are selected in Oregon, with additional Scholars selected from Siskiyou county, California. The scholarship is not for a set amount, but is calculated to cover 90% of each student's college costs that are not covered by other grants and scholarships. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. All applicants must have high school diplomas or GED certificates or be about to complete high school. Or they must have completed or be completing two years at an accredited public or private two-year college in Oregon. --- For Graduate Study: Students who are selected as for this scholarship as undergraduates and who successfully complete their baccalaureate degrees as members of the Ford program can apply for up to two years of additional funding at the graduate level. --- Students must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 during their undergraduate years. Awards is based on leadership roles in school or community activities, community services, work experience, GPA of 3.0 or better, satisfactory SAT or ACT scores, and personal statement.

Amount: varies

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.osac.state.or.us/

Mailing Address: Oregon Student Assistance Commission Grant Division 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100 Eugene, OR 97401-2146 Phone: (800) 452-8807 ext 7395

Open to:

• All Groups and Ethnic Backgrounds

The Ford Opportunity Program

This program is to assist college students who are single parents and living in Oregon. Each year, 50 students are selected in Oregon to receive this scholarships. The scholarship is not a set amount, but is calculated to cover 90% of each student's college costs that are not met by other resources. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Applicants must be residents of Oregon who are single parents and also heads of households. All applicants must have high school diplomas or GED certificates or be about to complete high school, or be continuing college students. --- For Graduate Study: Students who are selected as for this scholarship as undergraduates and who successfully complete their baccalaureate degrees as members of the Ford program can apply for up to two years of additional funding at the graduate level. --- Awards is based on leadership roles in school or community activities, community services, work experience, GPA of 3.0 or better, satisfactory SAT or ACT scores, and personal statement.

Amount: varies

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.osac.state.or.us/

Mailing Address: Oregon Student Assistance Commission Grant Division 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100 Eugene, OR 97401-2146 Phone: (800) 452-8807 ext 7395

Open to:

• All Groups and Ethnic Backgrounds

NASA Undergraduate Student Researchers Program

Entering freshmen with financial need; who are US citizens; underrepresented minority, or person with disability; minimum of 3.2 GPA for high school students; and 3.0 GPA for college students; 1000 SAT minimum; Science, Engineering, Math or Computer Science majors only.

Amount: see website

Deadline: January 26, 2005

Web address: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/Menu3_1_3.htm

Mailing Address: NASA Headquarters, Code EU 300 E. Street, SW Washington DC, 20546 Phone: (202) 358-0970

Open to:
• Native Americans
• African-Americans
• Asian-Americans
• Hispanic-Americans

Sealaska Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program

Shareholders, one quarter Alaska Natives or direct descendants of share-holders. Other scholarships for some non-shareholders/descendants; contact agency for more details

Amount: varies

Deadline: March 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/programs/scholarships.html

Mailing Address: Sealaska Heritage Foundation One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400 Juneau, Alaska 99801-1276

Open to:

• Native Americans

SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship Program

Upper division stduents who are members of the Navajo Tribe with minimum 3.0 GPA

Amount: varies

Deadline: January 1, 2005

Web address: http://www.srpnet.com/community/education/navajo.asp

Mailing Address: Navajo Generating Station Salt River Project Attn: Jim Kindred PO Box W Page, AZ 86040 Phone: (602) 645-8811 ext 365

Open to:

• Native Americans

Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship / Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

Alaska Native/Native American students pursuing a degree in pre-professional areas such as pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-dentistry, pre-engineering, pre-pharmacy and pre-physical therapy; minimum 2.0 GPA

Amount: varies

Deadline: April 15, 2005

Web address: http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/Scholarship_index.asp

Mailing Address: Alaska Area Native Health Services 250 Gambell Street Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 257-1408

Open to:

• Native Americans

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Higher Education Program

Students who are enrolled citizens of Sitka Tribe of Alaska or other recognized tribes by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; contact agency for GPA.

Amount: varies

Deadline: April 15, 2005

Web address: http://www.sitkatribe.org/depts/edu/heapplication.pdf

Mailing Address: Sitka Tribe of Alaska 456 Katlian Street Sitka, AK 99835 Phone: (907) 747-3207

Open to:

• Native Americans


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