SCHOLARSHIP WEB-SITES:College Now ~
Weird Scholarships ~ Designed to help college students find unique scholarship opportunities. The goal is to help students avoid student loans through smaller scholarship opportunities. Too many smaller scholarships go unnoticed, I am working to bring them in front for students!
- College Now (formerly Cleveland Scholarship Programs) provides Greater Cleveland students with guidance and access to funds to prepare for and graduate from college.
- For nearly 50 years, our goal has been to help students pursue educational opportunities that empower them to embark on rewarding careers and strengthen our community
This list could help you offset some of your college costs. There are literally thousands of scholarships out there, so we decided to cherry pick some of the better, and yes, some of the more unusual, lesser-known ones. MEET DEADLINES for your BEST chance. Good luck!
- Ron Brown Scholarships
The award: $10,000 for 10 to 20 students. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is usually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships, and it's very, very competitive. Details at site.
- Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
- Go to: www.JackieRobinson.org
JRF annually awards selected applicants four-year scholarships of up to $7,200 per year to attend a four-year accredited college or university of their choice. In addition, the Foundation provides access to valuable workshops, seminars, mentoring and internship opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.www.jackierobinson.org.
Daniel A. McNeal
Education and Leadership Program Development
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
3 West 35th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(3) Project Excellence Scholarships
Go to: www.project-excellence.com
The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline: Feb. 1. Details at site.
- United College Fund Scholarships
The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually December. Details at site.
- Kodak Scholarships
The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges. Details at site.
- Intel Science Talent Search
The award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project. Deadline: December. Details at site.
(In one news story, we read an inspiring story about an AA student who was a semi-finalist for her cancer- related research. Students who do well here usually have strong school support and one-on-one mentoring.)
- NACME Scholarships
Go to: www.nacme.org/
The awards go up to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is
usually in February. Go to the Website for details, or contact aid officials at your college.
- Gates Millennium Scholarships
The goal of Gates Millennium Scholarships is to promote academic excellence and to provide an
opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship covers room, board, and tuition for at least 1,000 high school
students a year. Nomination material for 2002-2003 will be available November, 2001. Go to Website for details. Deadline: March 15.
- NSBE Scholarships
Got to: www.nsbe.org/scholarships
Award amount: generally from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE. Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary. Details at Website.
- ARMY ROTC Scholarships
Students looking to enroll at an HBCU must enroll in the Army ROTC. Award amounts to full tuition. Many awards. Must have minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. Deadline is November 15. Details at Website.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Go to Website for GPA requirements and details.
- Center for On-line Education ~ Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students: click HERE to find resources and scholarships designed specifically to help minority students earn degrees.
- goodcall.com ~ easy to use, useful site in finding scholarships
2) Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
3) Student Video Scholarshipshttp://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships http://www.coca-colascholars.org/programs.html
5) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
6) Brand Essay Competitionhttp://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
7) Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
8) Sports Scholarships and Internshipshttp://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
9) National Assoc. Of Black Journalists Scholarships http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
10) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr%20/jobs/stw.HTML
11) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fundhttp://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
12) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)http://www.finaid.org/
13) Presidential Freedom Scholarshipshttp://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships
14) Microsoft Scholarship Programhttp://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
15) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope
16) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
17) Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
18) Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/
19) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida ) http://www.jackituckfield.org/
20) Historically Black College & University Scholarshipshttp://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
21) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Studentshttp://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
22) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/
23) Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundation.org/
24) GE and LuLac Scholarship Fundshttp://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html
25) CollegeNets Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
26) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aidhttp://www.aflcio.org/scholarships/scholar.htm
27) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
28) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
29) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
30) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Studentshttp://www.back2college.com/
31) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
32) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunitieshttp://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
33) INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/
34) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarshipshttp://www.baeo.org/
35) ScienceNet Scholarship Listinghttp://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html