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List of Scholarships for Minority Students

  • Publish Date : 2019/01/31 - (Rev. 2019/08/08)
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Synopsis: These scholarships can be used as a supplement to financial aid, or to assist students currently not eligible for U.S. federal or state financial aid or grants. A large percentage of the U.S. college population is comprised of minority students from various backgrounds and races. A minority group refers to a category of people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group.


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To help promote diversity on college campuses and make higher education possible to all students, many scholarship providers including companies and individuals are now offering scholarships to assist minority students. These individual scholarship awards range from a few-hundred to several-thousand dollars per year.

The scholarships listed can be used either as a supplement to financial aid, or to assist students who are currently not eligible for federal or state financial aid or grants.

A large percentage of the U.S. college population is comprised of minority students from various backgrounds and races. Minorities can often receive more than just one scholarship, so it pays to investigate the various different organization scholarships currently available both online as well as offline.

What is Meant by "Minority"?

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A minority group refers to a category of people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group.

Minority group membership is typically based on differences in observable characteristics or practices, such as: sex, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Minority students - those who do not belong to a region's or nation's majority racial or ethnic group - may be subject to discrimination, whether sanctioned or passive, that can affect their educational achievement.

Some of the scholarships for minority groups we list below include:

  • Asian Scholarships
  • Women Scholarships
  • Hispanic Scholarships
  • Native American Scholarships
  • African American Scholarships
  • Multi-racial or multicultural Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Scholarships

List of Scholarships for Minority Students

  • A Better Chance Scholarships - www.abetterchance.org/abetterchance.aspx?pgID=1078
  • AES Engineering Scholarships Essay - www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
  • African American College Grants - www.collegescholarships.org/grants/african-american.htm
  • African American Scholarships - www.littleafricacom/scholarship/
  • African American Scholarships various areas - oedb.org/scholarship/african-american
  • AFROTC High School Scholarships - www.afrotc.com
  • Alger Association Scholarships Horatio - www.horatioalgerorg/scholarships
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships - www.akaeaf.org/programsandinitiatives/
  • Alphabetical Index to Scholarships and Aid - www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/aid/faidalpha.html
  • Alphabetical List of Scholarships by Field of Study - www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/subject-specific.htm
  • Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship - www.afateens.org/about_new.html
  • American Assoc. of University Women - www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/index.cfm
  • American Chemical Society Scholarships - www.cnetweb.org/american_chemical_society_scholarships.htm
  • American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Contest - www.afsascholarship.org
  • American Nuclear Society Scholarships - www.ans.org/honors/scholarships/
  • Americanism Essay Contest - www.fra.org/Content/fra/AboutFRA/EssayContest/default.cfm
  • Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest - us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/services-academic/essayhome.html
  • APS Minority Scholarship - www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/
  • Art and Writing Awards - www.artandwriting.org
  • Asian American Journalist Association - www.aaja.org
  • Asian American Scholarships - www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/asian.htm
  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - www.astronautscholarship.org
  • Ayn Rand Institute - www.aynrand.org/contests
  • Best Buy Scholarships - www.bestbuyinc.com/community_relations/scholarship.htm
  • Black Excel Scholarship Gateway - www.blackexcel.org/link4.htm
  • Black Excel Scholarship Gateways - www.blackexcel.org
  • Bowling Scholarships - www.bowlingmembership.com/PDF/smart_colleges.pdf
  • Burger King Scholars - www.swwhs.org/index.php/scholarships/230-burger-king-scholars
  • Chicana/Latina Foundation - www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html
  • Civil Rights Defense Fund - www.nradefensefund.org/writingcontest.aspx
  • Coca-Cola Scholarships - www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/
  • College Board Scholarship Search - appscollegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
  • College Board Scholarship Search - cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
  • College Connection Scholarships - www.collegescholarships.com
  • College Net Scholarship Search - mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
  • College-Bound High School Seniors - Scholarships - scholarships.fatomei.com/scholar13.html
  • Collegiate Inventors Competition - www.invent.org/collegiate/
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - www.chci.org
  • Courageous Persuaders Scholarships - www.courageouspersuaders.com/
  • Coveted National Scholarships - scholarships.fatomei.com
  • Davidson Fellow Scholarships - www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows/
  • Disabled War Veterans Scholarships - www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/DisabledVeteranScholarship.asp
  • Dream Deferred Essay Contest - www.hamsaweb.org/essay/
  • Edison International Scholars Program - sms.scholarshipamerica.org/edison/index.html
  • ELA Foundation Scholarships disabled - www.elaorg/scholarships/scholarships.html
  • Elks National Foundation Scholarships Over 500 - www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.Cfm
  • Engineering School Scholarships - www.engineeringedu.com/scholars.html
  • FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Family Dollars Scholarships - www.scholarshipamerica.org/familydollar/
  • FastWEB Scholarship Search - www.fastweb.com
  • Federal Scholarships and Aid - www.fedmoney.org
  • Federal Student Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Federal Student Aid Portal - studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp
  • Federation of Musicians Scholarships - www.afm.org/young-musicians/scholarships
  • FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships - www.finaid.org/scholarships/
  • First Generation Student Scholarships - telacu.com/site/en/home/education/applications.html
  • Gates Millennium Scholarships - www.gmsp.org
  • Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches - www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
  • Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship - www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships - www.google.com/anitaborg/first-years/
  • Guaranteed Scholarships - www.guaranteed-scholarships.com
  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - www.hispanicheritage.org/youth_int.php?sec=193
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund - www.hsf.net
  • Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest - holocaust.hklaw.com/
  • Hope Scholarships and Lifetime Learning Credits - www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html
  • Intel Science Talent Search - www.sciserv.org/sts
  • International Students Help and Scholarships - www.iefa.org
  • International Students Scholarships & Aid Help - www.iefa.org
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships - www.jackierobinson.org
  • Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships - www.jacl.org/edu/documents/2010ProgramGuidelines_toChapters_.pdf
  • Jeanette Rankin Grant/Scholarship For Low-Income Women over - www.rankinfoundation.org
  • Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship Baseball Essay www.JoshGibson.org
  • KFC Colonel's Scholars Program - www.kfcscholars.org
  • Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarships - www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp
  • Lagrant Scholarships: Minorities, Public Relations & Other - www.lagrantfoundation.org/site/?page_id=3
  • LasikPlus "My Vision" Scholarship" - https://www.lasikplus.com/scholarship/
  • Law Enforcement Scholarships Every Three Months - www.straightforwardmedia.com/law-enforcement/
  • LULAC - National Scholastic Achievement Awards - mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/GetScholar?page=10177
  • MacDonald Scholarships - www.mcdonalds.com/usa/good/people/scholarship.html
  • Major Scholarships and Fellowships - www.uaa.alaska.edu/ours/scholarships/index.cfm
  • Marine Corps Scholarships - www.marine-scholars.org
  • Martin Luther King Scholarships - www.sanantonio.gov/mlk/?res=1024&ver=true
  • Master List of Scholarships - www.consumerfraudreporting.org/ScholarshipGrantList.php
  • McDonald's Scholarships - www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com
  • Mensa Scholarship Essay Scholarship - merf.us.mensa.org/scholarships/zipfinder.php
  • Microsoft University Careers Scholarships - careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegescholarship.aspx
  • Minorities & Disabilities Scholarships - www.proyectovision.net/english/opportunities/scholarships.html
  • Minority Nurse Gateway of Scholarships - www.minoritynurse.com/scholarships
  • Minority Scholarships - www.free-4u.com/minority.htm
  • Minority Student Scholarships 55 Listed - www.guidetoonlineschools.com/financial-aid/scholarships/minorities
  • Minority Undergraduate Fellows Program - www.naspa.org/resources/mufp/
  • Miss America Scholarships - www.missamerica.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory.aspx
  • Multicultural Scholarships and Opportunities - www.multiculturaladvantage.com/scholarship.asp
  • NAACP Scholarships - www.naacp.org/youth/scholarships/?gclid=CIL2puLV2J8CFRghnAodPkGMHw
  • National Association of Negro Musicians Scholarships contact branches - www.nanm.org/Scholarship_competition.htm
  • National Federation of The Blind Scholarships - www.nfb.org/nfb/default.asp?SnID=807950602
  • National Merit Scholarships - www.nationalmerit.org
  • National Scholarships at All Levels - scholarships.fatomei.com/
  • National Society of Arts and Letters Scholarships - www.arts-nsal.org/scholarships.html
  • Native American Scholarships - www.indianeducation.spps.org/Scholarship_Information.html
  • New York Women in Communications Foundation Other States - www.nywici.org/foundation/scholarships
  • Newspapers of America Fellowships - www.naa.org/Resources/Articles/Diversity-NAAMinorityFellowships/Diversity- NAAMinorityFellowships.aspx
  • Nursing Scholarships - www.blackexcel.org/nursing-scholarships.html
  • Nursing Scholarships Opportunities - www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/financialaid.htm
  • Online Associate Degree Scholarship - degreedirectory.org/pages/Online_Associates_Degree_Scholarship.html
  • Orphan Foundation of America - www.orphan.org
  • Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarships - www.hydro.org/Scholarship.php
  • Peterson's Aid and Scholarships Help - www.petersons.com/finaid/
  • Presidential Freedom Scholarships - www.nationalservice.org/scholarships
  • Princeton Review Scholarships & Aid - www.princetonreview.com/college/finance
  • Private Scholarships For Seniors - www.phs.d211.org/stsvc/college/scholarships.asp
  • Questbridge College Prep Scholarships - www.questbridge.org/cps/info.php
  • Recession Relief Scholarships - www.straightforwardmedia.com/debt/debt-scholarship.htm
  • Red Cross Presidential Intern Program - www.redcross.org/images/pdfs/PIP_Fact_Sheet.pdf
  • Ron Brown Scholarships - www.ronbrown.org
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships - www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/ridefault.aspx
  • Sachs Foundation Scholarships - www.sachsfoundation.org
  • Sallie Mae Grants and Scholarships - www.salliemae.com/parent_answer/decide/explore_alternatives/grants.html
  • Sammy Scholarships--Body by Milk - www.bodybymilk.com/sammy_scholarship.php
  • Scholarship & Financial Aid Help - www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
  • Scholarship News - www.free-4u.com
  • Scholarship of the Month - www.collegescholarships.com/scholarships.html
  • Scholarship of the Month www.collegescholarships.com/scholarships.html
  • Scholarship, Loan, Tuition Help - www.findtuition.com
  • Scholarships by Category - www.financialaidfinder.com/student-scholarship-search/
  • Scholarships by State - www.schoolsintheusa.com/scholarships.cfm
  • Scholarships For Hispanics - www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org
  • Scholarships for Military Children - www.militaryscholar.org
  • Scholarships for Military Children - www.militaryscholar.org/pdf/SFMC2010application.pdf
  • Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students - wwwaicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm
  • Scholarships for Single Mothers - www.collegedegrees.com/financial-aid/scholarships/specialty/scholarships-for-single-mothers/
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities - www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/
  • Scholarships for Students with Epilepsy - www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com
  • Scholarships for Students Working for Peace and Justice - www.davisputter.org
  • Scholarships for Study Abroad - www.iie.org//Content/NavigationMenu/Programs7/Gilman_Awards/Home8/Home.htm
  • Scholarships for Women - www.collegedegrees.com/financial-aid/scholarships/specialty/scholarships-for- women/
  • Scholarships from Kitchen & Bath Association - thedecoratingdiva.com/20000-in-scholarship-awards-for-2010-nkbage-charette-competition/
  • Scholarships in Criminal Justice & Related Fields - criminaljusticeonlineblog.com/archives/10-scholarships-and-awards-for-criminal-justice- majors/
  • Scholarships List and Search - www.adventuresineducation.org/sbase/
  • Scholarships on the Net 1500 Links - whatsonthe.net/scholarmks.htm
  • Scholarships Pathways - scholarshipssite.blogspot.com
  • ScienceNet Scholarship Listing - www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
  • SEIU Lottery Scholarship Program - www.seiu.org/a/members/seiu-scholarship-program-offers-48-scholarships- yearly.php
  • September 11th Scholarship Funds - www.nasfaa.org/publications/2001/ARScholarshipFundsDetailed110701.html
  • Shell Oil Scholarships - www.shell.us/home/content/usa/aboutshell/careers/students_and_graduates/develop ment/scholarships/scholarships.html
  • Siemens Foundation Competition - www.siemens-foundationorg
  • Siemens Westinghouse Competition Now College Board - www.collegeboard.com/siemens/eligibility.html
  • STATE FARM INSURANCE Hispanic Scholarships - www.statefarm.com/foundati/hispanic.htm
  • Student Inventors Scholarships - www.invent.org/collegiate/
  • Student Loan Consolidation read Info - www.studentloanconsolidator.com
  • Students With Autism Scholarships - www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=asa_awards
  • Students With Disabled Parents Scholarships - www.lookingglass.org/scholarships/index.php
  • Students With Epilepsy Scholarships - www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com
  • Super College Scholarships - www.supercollege.com
  • The "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation - www.negrospiritual.org
  • The Big Sun Scholarships Students on Sports Teams - www.bigsunathletics.com
  • The Elks National Foundation Scholarships - www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ourscholarships.cfm
  • The National Society of High School Scholars - www.nshss.org/scholarships/
  • The Roothbert Fund Scholarships - www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund - www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/
  • Union Plus Scholarship Database - www.aflcio.org/familyfunresources/collegecosts/scholar.cfm
  • United Negro College Fund - www.uncf.org
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarships - www.uncf.org/scholarships/uncfscholarship.asp
  • Urban League Scholarships - www.nyul.org/nyul_scholarships.html
  • Urban League Scholarships with Gillette - www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=12377
  • USA Access Education Scholarships - www.usafunds.org/planning/access_to_education_scholarship/index.html
  • Will To Win Scholarships - www.schering-ploughwilltowin.com
  • William A Lee Memorial Scholarships Chicago - www.chicagolabor.org/images/stories/documents/academic%20application%202010.pdf

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