Scholarships for Ethnic Minorities

There are a variety scholarships available to ethnic minorities in the U.S. Many of these scholarships are sponsored by foundations, advocacy groups, charities and corporations. One of the main sources of funding for scholarships for African-American students is the United Negro College Fund. Many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) also provide scholarship programs. For Hispanic/Latino students, corporations and foundations partner with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to fund scholarships. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities also offers scholarships. Professional associations such as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Society of Black Engineers, among many others, sponsor scholarship programs. Eligibility requirements vary, but applicants often must meet a minimum GPA and may need to demonstrate financial need. Learn more about the many scholarships available to ethnic minorities by taking a look at the list below.

Showing 1-20 of 20 scholarships
View Details Colonial Bank Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • School (K-12): |Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, West Palm Beach, FL|Santaluces Community High School, Lantana, FL|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|Vocational School|
background
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding graduating senior of Palm Beach Lakes or Santaluces High School who are a minority student and planning to attend an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 8,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • School (College): |U.S Institution|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Computer Engineering|Materials Science|
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This internship was established by the American Physical Society and IBM to benefit underrepresented minority students with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university. This was designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Students must be studying in the field of chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Minority Student Scholarship American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • Major: Study |Clinical Audiology|Audiology|Speech Pathology|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Sponsored by ASHFoundation, the scholarship is available to racial/ethnic minority students who are U.S. citizens and who are accepted for graduate study in audiology or speech-language pathology.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Military: |Military Veterans|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship is a $3,000 fund given to women and minority student at the graduate level. The scholarship aims to support students pursuing a STEM major that is related to the mission of AFCEA.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students who demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Membership in a college preparatory program is a plus.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • School (College): |University|Community College|Vocational School|Technical School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The Minority Scholarships is offering a scholarship to a college student who is a member of racial or ethnic minority groups. The award may use the money not only toward tuition but books, living expenses, etc.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details B. Jae Clanton Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The B. Jae Clanton Scholarship was established to benefit minority students. This scholarship was administered by the Urban League.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The Prevention Research Centers Minority Fellowship is awarded to doctoral-level students of ethnic or racial minority origin. The Student is mentored by academic researchers and community participants as they conduct research with the PRC's partnering community.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Michele Clark Fellowship The Radio Television Digital News Association
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Career: |Digital Journalism (Industry)|Broadcast Journalism (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Mid-Career Professional|
background
This fellowship is named for Michele Clark, the CBS News correspondent who was killed in a plane crash while on assignment in 1972. The award was designed to benefit young, promising minority professional in television or radio news.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Costco Wholesale Scholarship Independent Colleges of Washington
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • Character Trait: Show |Underrepresented|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit college students from an underrepresented minority group. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Goldsmith Family Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • School (K-12): |East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Aurora, IL|Kendall, IL|Southern Kane, IL|
background
The scholarship provides financial assistance to minority students who are graduates of East Aurora High School or West Aurora High School and will attend an accredited institution of higher education within the United States of America on a full-time basis.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Award National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Inc.
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Construction|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|
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This program was established to encourage and award high academic achievement of students who wish to pursue a career in a construction-related engineering discipline.Internship and mentoring opportunities are also included with this award. Students to be eligible must be college juniors. This award is for up to two years.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Cuban|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • School (K-12): |DeKalb High School, Dekalb, IL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in honor of Howard and Mildred Eychaner, long time residents of DeKalb, Illinois who became dedicated proponents of inclusion and diversity, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical condition. This scholarship was designed to continue Howard and Mildred's life's work and provide opportunities for minority students graduating from DeKalb High School.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Inc.
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College freshman|College sophomore|
background
This fellowship was established through the support of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Two underrepresented minority students in either the first or second year in engineering studies will be selected.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Ladies Professional Golf Association
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  • 1,250
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Athletics: |Golf|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational support to a high school senior who is recognized as minority student and are planning to play golf at a collegiate level.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 26,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Disability: |Disabled|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Biomedical Science|
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The Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for Undergraduate Students (NHLBI) is awarded to students with disabilities or students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Applicants must be pursuing a master or doctoral degree in one of the biomedical or behavioral science.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Residence: Live in |Union|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Science|Chemistry|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Richard S. Smith Scholarship General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Organization: Bethesda United Methodist Church (Church Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
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The scholarship is for the members of United Methodist Church who are graduating high school seniors who want to pursue a church-related career.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Helen and Allen Brown Scholarship General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 500 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • Organization: Associated with the |United Methodist Church|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
background
This scholarship is for the members of United Methodist Church who is racial-ethnic minority undergraduates.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Edward S. Roth Scholarship Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • School (College): Attend |California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA)|California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)|University of Miami, Coral Gables (FL)|Bradley University, Peoria (IL)|Central State University, Wilberforce (OH)|Miami University, Oxford (OH)|Boston University, Boston (MA)|Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester (MA)|University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)|St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud (MN)|The University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg (TX)|Brigham Young University, Provo (UT)|Utah State University, Logan (UT)|
  • Major: Study |Manufacturing Engineering|
background
The Scholarship is awarded to deserving graduating high school senior, current full time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in manufacturing engineering in the United States.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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