PurdueGlobal: Scholarships for Minority Students


Note: The following list of scholarships was excerpted from PurdueGlobal’s online resource, edited for applicability to students in the college.

Scholarships for All Minority Students

  1. EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program This scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to minority students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that directly support the mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  2. Gates Millennium Scholars Program This program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers minority students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.
  3. Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship Next Day Animations sponsors this scholarship opportunity for minority young women or gender non-conforming individuals “who are actively working to change the world.”
  4. Leon Bradley Scholarship Program The American Association of School Personnel Administrators sponsors this scholarship to encourage more minorities to enter teaching and school leadership roles.
  5. Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program This program from Morgan Stanley offers minority students a financial scholarship for exceptional academic achievement after acceptance of a summer internship.
  6. United Methodist GBHEM Racial-Ethnic Specific Scholarships These scholarships are offered to minority members of the United Methodist Church.

Scholarships for African Americans

  1. NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. These scholarships from the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund are intended to help students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.
NOTE: At the moment, the only scholarship from the NAACP that might apply is the Herbert Lehman Scholarship. However, I’m told the PurdueGlobal page is updated frequently.

Scholarships for Asian Americans

  1. APIA Scholars The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars program offers awards to Asian Americans who are the first in their families to attend college.
  2. Asian Pacific Fund This group offers 10 scholarships to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals.
  3. Korean Ancestry Grants These grants from The Dingwall Foundation are intended for Asian Americans, with a preference for those of Korean ancestry.

Scholarships for Latino Students

  1. Café Bustelo El Café Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest This contest is for Latino students students in all majors. College students with a passion for community involvement and furthering their education are given priority.
  2. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute This organization offers several fellowships and internships for college students.
  3. Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program This program is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Several scholarships are available.
  4. Hispanic Scholarship Fund This scholarship is available for high school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students transferring to four-year universities, and graduate students.
  5. McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship Program This program offers aid to students eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study.
Scholarships for Native Americans
  1. AAIA Scholarships These scholarships from the Association on American Indian Affairs are available to students enrolled with their respective tribe, whether federally recognized or non-federally recognized.
  2. AIEF Scholarship Programs The American Indian Education Fund offers scholarships for graduate and undergraduate American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
  3. American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship This organization provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.
  4. American Indian Services Program This program offers scholarships to students who are at least a one-quarter enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American tribe.
  5. Catching the Dream Program This group offers scholarships to Native American students, especially those who intend to return to their communities to help others.
  6. Cherokee Nation College Resource Scholarships The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center offers several scholarships to tribal citizens who have permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation or contiguous areas.
  7. Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grant The Chickasaw Nation provides grants and scholarships to Chickasaw citizens and full-time employees.
  8. Intertribal Timber Council Scholarships This organization offers several scholarships, with differing requirements for Native American residents.
  9. Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship This award is offered to Osage students entering post-secondary education for an associate degree and beyond.
  10. SAA Native American Scholarship The Society for American Archaeology scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Indigenous Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians.
  11. United South and Eastern Tribes Scholarships These scholarships are for USET area Indian students who are enrolled members of one of the 30 USET Member Tribal Nations.
  12. Zuni Tribal Scholarship This need-based scholarship is intended for enrolled members of the Zuni Tribe and can be renewed.
Scholarships for Additional Minority Students
  1. Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund This scholarship is for those of at least 50% Filipino heritage pursuing degrees in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental, or physical science.
  2. SEED Foundation Scholarship This scholarship is for students of Asian-Indian heritage with at least one parent of Indian ancestry.

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