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Black History Month Scholarships




Happy Black History Month! February is a time for celebrating the history and achievements of African-Americans. Since it’s also financial aid awareness month, we thought we’d do what we do best, and give you the inside scoop on scholarships looking to help black and other minority students this season. Here are our top picks.



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This program provides scholarships to high school students applying to a Historically Black College and University for a STEM-related degree. If selected, the student will receive a $40,000 scholarship award. This award will be disbursed in the amount of $10,000 per year, for four (4) years, and will go directly to the institution in which the student is enrolled. Selected students will also receive internship preparation and placement, leadership training, mentoring and access to the AIChE student networking opportunities.


Deadline: Feb 15, 2024

Amount: $40,000


Eligibility:

1. Applicant must be a high school senior

2. Applicants must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

3. Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at a college or university for the upcoming academic semester.

4. Applicants must plan to pursue studies at a historically black college or university (HBCU).

5. Applicants must plan to pursue studies in a field associated with STEM, MIQA, technical or operation manufacturing.

6. Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.




The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Program is to build a pipeline of Black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of Black college students.


The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) scholarship program offers high-performing Black college students scholarships awards, internships, mentoring and unique access to ELC members, their companies and our strategic partners.


Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. In addition to receiving a scholarship award, selected recipients are invited to participate in The ELC’s Honors Symposium, a multi-day professional development experience offering exclusive career development and networking opportunities.


Deadline: February 15, 2024

Amount: Ranging from $8,000 to $20,000


Eligibility

1. Identify as Black, African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, or from other African descent.

2. Be eligible for financial aid, according to the FAFSA.

3. Be a US citizen residing in and attending school in the US.

4. Be currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college.




Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA’s desire to break through the economic barriers students of color often experience, as we as NABA’s mission to create a pathway for future Black Business Leaders, NABA offers an average of 150 scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.


Amount: $10,000

Deadline: February 23, 2024


Eligibility:

1. Identify as Black, African American or of African descent

2. Be an active NABA student member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA’s National Office

3. Display overall academic excellence




Know how to make a sell? The Lagrant Foundation is dedicated to increasing minority representation in marketing, advertising, and PR. 30 lucky undergrads and 20 lucky grads with a passion for the field will be selected as scholars in this program. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and answer 3 essay questions as a part of their application.


Undergraduate scholarship recipients will receive a trip where they will participate in career building activities, including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, three daylong career development & professional workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.


Amount: $3,750 for grad students; $2,500 for undergrads

Deadline: February 28, 2024

For: Minority students looking to work in advertising, marketing and public relations


Eligibility:

Undergrads


1. Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient

2. Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian

3. Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter

4. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)

5. MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, public relations

6. MUST have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2024

7. Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities in May 2024.


Graduate & Ph.D.


Graduate and Ph.D. scholarship recipients will receive a trip where they will participate in career building activities, including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, three daylong career development & professional workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.


Graduate & Ph.D. student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $3,750.


Eligibility:


1. Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient

2. Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian

3. Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 9 units or more per semester/quarter

4. Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)

5. MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, public relations

6. MUST have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2024. Summer semesters DO NOT count

7. Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities in May 2024. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF scholarship activities as noted at top of page to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support




The Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity is designed to encourage students of color, especially those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field, to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice, and to facilitate the completion of their degrees.


This one is for our social justice warriors. Named after Ruth D. Peterson, a professor of sociology at Ohio State University – whose research focuses on ethnic inequality in crime and consequences of criminal justice policies for racial and ethnic minorities – the fellowship hopes to alleviate underrepresentation in the field by helping students of color complete their degrees. There are 3 awards up for grabs. They want to know everything: a resume, a personal statement, a statement of need, your career plans and passion for the subject, and 3 reference letters.


Award: $6,000

Deadline: March 1, 2024

For: PhD Minority criminal justice and criminology students


ELIGIBILITY

1. Applicants are to be from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field, including but not limited to, Asians, Blacks, Indigenous peoples, and Latinas/os.

2. Applicants need not be members of the American Society of Criminology. Individuals studying criminology or criminal justice issues are encouraged to apply. 3. Recipients of the fellowships must be accepted into a program of doctoral studies.

4. Applicants must be affiliated with a recognized academic or research institution.

5. Fellows are required to reside in Vienna during their fellowship tenure.

6. All application materials must be submitted in English.




The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology, and chemical technology. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply.


The ACS Scholars Program was established in 1994 to attract African American, Hispanic, and Native American students considered underrepresented in the chemical sciences by the National Science Foundation to pursue careers in the field. The program also aims to help build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and assist students in acquiring skills and credentials needed for success.


Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2024

For: Minority high school senior and undergraduate chemistry nerds


Eligibility:

1. U.S. citizens or a legal permanent U.S. residents (please inquire via email if you have questions regarding asylum or DACA status)

2. African descent or Black, Hispanic or Latina/Latino/Latinx, or Indigenous (e.g. Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native) (please see below for more details)

3. Graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.

4. Those intending to major or are already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND planning to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details)

5. Full-time students at a high school or an accredited college, university, or community college

6. Those demonstrating high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)




Spectrum Scholars is an educational program for eligible rising college juniors with financial need. The annual program awards college students $20,000 each, half during their junior year and half during their senior year. In addition, students are paired with a Charter mentor and have the opportunity for a paid internship with the company.


Amount: $20,000

Deadline: March 1, 2024


Eligibility:

1. To be considered, applicants must:

2. Be a rising college junior pursuing a Bachelor's degree

3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

4. Demonstrate financial need

5. Identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and/or Native American

6. Reside within 50 miles of a Charter corporate office in Stamford, CT, Charlotte, NC, St. Louis, MO, Denver, CO, Austin, TX or be willing to relocate

7. Have authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for employer sponsorship




TMCF Scholarships are designed to relieve the financial burden of students attending a TMCF member school or other eligible accredited colleges or universities. The scholarship process is highly competitive. Most scholarships are one-time, non-renewable scholarships unless otherwise indicated.


Scholarships are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.


TMCF Scholarships are designed to relieve the financial burden of students attending a TMCF member school or other eligible accredited colleges or universities. The scholarship process is highly competitive. Most scholarships are one-time, non-renewable scholarships unless otherwise indicated.


Scholarships are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.


Amount: $10,000

Opens: January 16, 2024

Deadline: March 8, 2024


Eligibility

1. Be enrolled full-time as a freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2024-2025 academic school year.

2. Preference will be given to students who attend these institutions: Albany State,

Fort Valley, Savannah State etc

3. Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

4. Able to demonstrate a financial need.

5. Submitted the 2024-2025 FAFSA to your selected university/college.

6. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.




The Black Winemakers Scholarship Fund serves to build diversity in the wine industry, bring awareness to present day Black winemakers, and provide financial assistance to African American students pursuing careers in the wine industry.


Undergraduate students must be majoring in viticulture or enology. Graduate students must be pursuing an advanced degree in agriculture and environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, ecology, food science, integrative genetics and genomics, horticulture and agronomy, microbiology, plant pathology, soils and biogeochemistry, or viticulture.


Amount: $5000

Deadline: March 10, 2024


Eligibility:

1. Be a U.S. Citizen

2. Be high school seniors, freshman or sophomore undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.2

3. Be majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

4. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year

5. Demonstrate financial need

6. Be willing to consider internship opportunities with Lockheed Martin




The Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) scholarship was founded in 1998 to support the growth and development of black employees and to encourage students to pursue a career in technology. This year, BAM will award five scholarships in the amount of $5,000 and 45 scholarships in the amount of $2,500. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible Black/African American high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology.


Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 13, 2024.


Eligibility

Applicants to the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship Program must:

1. Be a high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, Ethiopian, etc.)

2. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or one of the following Business programs – Business Administration, Finance, or Marketing at an accredited four-year college, university, in the United States, for the entire upcoming academic year

3. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent

4. Employees and children of employees of Microsoft are ineligible.




The A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal Scholarship aims to provide scholarships for African American vocal students who are U.S. citizens and pursuing graduate-level study in vocal performance or music education with an emphasis on voice. Candidates must be committed to preserving the art form of Negro spiritual singing as exemplified by Roland Hayes, Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, and others. The primary purpose of this award is to perpetuate the singing of the Negro spiritual through performance and/or teaching, so that this art form, created by African American slaves in the Diaspora, will remain alive.


Award: $10,000

Deadline: March 13th

For: African-American graduate/doctoral vocal students


Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. 2.0 minimum GPA

2. U.S. citizen

3. African American

4. Pursuing graduate-level studies in vocal performance or music education, with an emphasis on voice

5. Committed to preserving the art of the Negro spiritual through performance and/or teaching

6. Must be enrolled/enrolling full-time at an accredited public or private nonprofit educational institution




The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is dedicated to excellence in education and are known supporters of continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals. Every year, the association provides scholarship opportunities and funding options for continuing education students. This funding empowers nurses, mostly women, so that they can develop and better contribute their talents to the healthcare industry in urban communities.


The National Black Nurses Association provides scholarships to students at all levels (LPN to Doctorate). You MUST be an NBNA member to apply. Join Now!


Amount: $1,000 - $15,000

Deadline: March 15, 2024


Eligibility

1. Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If a chapter does not exist within a 50- mile radius of your location you may join NBNA as a Direct Member.

2. Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (LPN/LVN, ADN, RN-BSN, Generic BSN, Masters, Doctorate) and in good scholastic standing at the time of application.

3. Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining.




The Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship application is available to Colorado High School seniors planning to pursue their undergraduate degree beginning in the autumn of 2024. Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship grants are typically awarded in the amount of $10,000 to $12,500 per year for four years of study ($40,000 to $50,000 total award) and can be applied to any accredited institution where a student is enrolled full-time.


Award: $10,000 per year

Deadline: March 15, 2024

For whom: Black high school seniors in Colorado


Eligibility:

In order to apply for a Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must fit the following, qualifying criteria:

1. A Black high school student in their senior year

2. A full-time Colorado resident for a minimum of three years. Residence due to military orders to Colorado may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

3. The Sachs foundation sponsors talented college-bound high school students in the state of Colorado. If you have a 3.0 GPA, and are in need of financial aid, this general scholarship is perfect for you.




The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.


The Helping Project Corp is dedicated to creating diversity in the field of engineering and further dismantling institutional racism toward Black Americans in STEM careers. With only 7% of STEM programs comprised of Black Americans and 9% of engineering degrees awarded to Black Americans, the need to provide opportunities and level the playing field is vitally important—especially since diverse teams are 21% more likely to outperform competitors and 33% more likely to create industry-leading profitability.


Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for funding for up to four years. The goal is to provide a pathway to achievement for Black Americans pursuing careers in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering. Selected candidates receive substantial assistance that is designed to close the financial gap left after the Pell Grant is used for tuition. Scholarship funding can be applied to school expenses like tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Scholarship recipients also participate in a mentorship program designed to support their professional success.


Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 18, 2024.


Eligibility:

To apply, students must be:

1. Black American

2. Incoming college freshman/current high school senior, or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program

3. Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding

4. Able to show proven financial need

5. A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

6. In good academic standing

7. Enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution

8. Pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines




The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund was started in 1985 by a small group of neighbors in Seattle’s Mount Baker community and is a sponsored activity of the Mount Baker Community Club. The fund was intended to capture the spirit and vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to ensure that his dream lives on in all of us.


The scholarship is renewable for all four years of college. Students attending four-year colleges will receive $4,000 per year for four years. Students attending two-year colleges will receive $2,000 per year for two years. If they transfer or transition to a four-year college, they will receive $4,000 per year for their final two years.


The goal of this scholarship is to help deserving students achieve the dream of a higher education. The scholarship seeks out students who show financial need and academic promise, have overcome obstacles, and who contribute to their community. The scholarship is limited to students from ethnic or racial groups that are underrepresented in higher education.


Amount: Up to $4,000

Deadline: March 22, 2024.


Eligibility

To be considered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, students must:


1. Be a high school senior who is a resident of or attending school in one of the following zip codes and be on track to graduate by June 2025: 98104, 98108, 98118, 98122, 98134, 98144; (Franklin, Garfield, NOVA, interagency sites, Rainier Beach, South Lake, Cleveland and independent schools in these zip codes are all eligible).

2. Be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in higher education: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Vietnamese, African or Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Multi-racial

3. Have a family income for 2024 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.

4. Have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 through fall 2024 term. An ideal candidate will have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.6.

5. Plan to enroll at a not-for-profit, accredited college or university in the United States starting in fall 2024.

6. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)


Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.




The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and McDonald’s are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Sixty-Three (63) scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $15,000 for the 2024-2025 academic school year ($7,500 per semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.


Scholarship recipients will also receive access to additional tools to support their educational goals and career aspirations, including the CliftonStrengths ® assessment and the McDonald’s Learning Management System online learning content to support professional and emotional development, such as resume building, interview practice, and communication skills.


McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program also has a partnership with Alkeme Health, a Black wellness community focused on eliminating disparities within the healthcare system. The HBCU Mind for Gold initiative is an effort to promote, educate and provide access to culturally centric health & wellness information, tools, and resources for the HBCU community. Alkeme will provide lifetime subscriptions to its Alkeme Gold platform to Black & Positively Golden Scholarship recipients for the 2024-2025 academic school year at no charge. Additionally, Alkeme will provide the first 1250 Black & Positively Golden Scholarship applicants with 1-year subscriptions to the Alkeme Gold Platform for the 2024-2025 academic school year at no charge.


Amount: $15,000

Deadline: March 27, 2024


Eligibility:

1. Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior attending HBCU during the 2024-2025 academic school year.

2. Current cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

3. Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.

4. Able to demonstrate a financial need.

5. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.




If you’re a minority student from Illinois with a passion for education, this program is for you. MTI will sponsor minority students who want to teach in any capacity. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to an institution of higher learning and maintain a 2.5 GPA to keep the scholarship.

If you plan to become a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher and are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, you may qualify for up to $5,000 per year as part of the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight semesters or twelve quarters.


Award: $5,000 per year

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For: Minority undergrad and grad students who want to be teachers


Eligibility:

1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen

2. Be a resident of Illinois

3. Be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin

4. Be a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Development (GED) certificate

5. Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as an undergraduate or graduate student

6. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an Illinois institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies you to be certified as a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher by the Illinois State Board of Education, including alternative teacher certification

7. Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale




MAE & MARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND is dedicated to advancing Black and African Americans in the medical and healthcare profession. Its mission is to financially assist exceptional students who have demonstrated commitment, perseverance, and enthusiasm in continuing their education despite hardships in their lives.


MAE & MARY CARES represents a healthier lifestyle initiative promoting health education, eliminating health disparities, and improving overall wellness awareness within the Black and African American community.


Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2024


Eligibility

1. Applicants must be African American students

2. Applicants must be graduating High School Seniors

3. Students from anywhere in the United States can apply

4. Applicants must attend a two/four year university or technical school

5. Scholarship awards must be used for tuition, books, fees or other need while attending the institution




This award is for full-time Black scholars pursuing a degree in performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.


Amount: $5000

Deadline: March 31, 2024.


ELIGIBILITY

1. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

2. Be preparing to pursue, or currently pursuing, an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree full-time at an accredited college or university. Current high school seniors are also eligible to apply.

3. Be pursuing a career in the performing arts with an eligible major

4. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale

5. Exhibit leadership and be active in community

6. Selected applicants must identify as Black or African American




This award is for full-time Black scholars pursuing a degree in visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.


Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2024.


Eligibility

1. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

2. Be preparing to pursue, or currently pursuing, an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree full-time at an accredited college or university. Current high school seniors are also eligible to apply.

3. Be pursuing a career in the visual arts with an eligible major

4. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale

5. Exhibit leadership and be active in community

6. Selected applicants must identify as Black or African American




In 1990, Vinson & Elkins created the V&E Scholars Program to defray the costs of a college education for students with strong academic credentials, an interest in the legal profession, and financial need. The Program awards seven scholarships each year to high school students in Houston, Dallas, and Austin.


In addition to receiving a $10,000 scholarship, each V&E Scholar is offered summer internships at Vinson & Elkins if the Firm hosts an intern program that summer, mentoring from V&E attorneys, and reimbursement for an LSAT preparatory course.


V&E Scholars have gone on to the nation’s most prestigious universities, and many have attended top law schools. Whether our Scholars are in law school, the State Department, or at major corporations, V&E continues to be extremely proud of our recipients’ accomplishments and excited for their futures. In total, V&E has awarded 189 scholarships to high school seniors.


V&E’s Scholarship application is open to all high school seniors, regardless of race/ethnicity, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.


Amount: $10,000 plus an internship

Deadline: April 1, 2024

For: Minority Texas high school seniors looking to pursue legal studies


ELIGIBILITY:

1. Law student

2. Attend an American Bar Association accredited law school in the U.S.

3. Good academic standing

4. Demonstrated interest in working at Vinson & Elkins, joining the firm as a Summer Associate, and advancing the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

5. Have a strong high school record;

6. Demonstrate interest in working in a law firm setting;

7. Have a financial need;

8. Be in the top 20% of their class;

9. Have a minimum of 1100 SAT combined score or a minimum of 22 ACT score;

10. Have a valid Social Security Number




The American Bus Association Diversity Scholarship provides financial assistance for college to members of traditionally underrepresented groups who are preparing for a career in the transportation, travel, hospitality, or tourism industry.


The American Bus Association wants more minority students in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. If transportation gets you rolling (excuse the pun), tell the ABA how you hope to participate in the future of transport, motor coach, travel, or tourism or hospitality in a 500-word essay.


Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 4, 2024

For: Undergraduate minority students studying fields related to travel and tourism


Eligibility

1. This program is open to members of traditionally underrepresented groups who have enrolled at an accredited university.

2. Underrepresentation may be based on varying cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, nationality, minorities, age, race, or ethnicity.

3. Applicants must be working on a degree in a course of study related to the transportation, travel, hospitality, or tourism industry.

4. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Selection is based on academic achievement, character, leadership, financial need, and commitment to advancing the transportation, travel, hospitality, and tourism industry. Additional consideration is given to applicants who are affiliated with a company that is a member of the American Bus Association (ABA).





This is a ten-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.


The program enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as college as first time freshmen in fall 2020.


The STEM Scholarship then provides funding up to $2,500 each academic year for freshman and sophomore years and $5,000 for junior and senior years. A $5,000 stipend is available for an approved STEM related internship.


Amount: $2,500 - $5,000

Deadline: April 17, 2024


ELIGIBILITY

To qualify, applicants must:

1. Be African American

2. Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States

3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale

4. Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including pre-calculus

5. Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university

6. Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics




As an advocate for leaders everywhere, alliantgroup is proud to help light that spark for the next generation of Black engineers, scientists, and finance professionals by developing the Alliantgroup Black Collaborative (aBC) STEaM (science, technology, engineering, accounting, and math) Scholarship Program.


STEaM = science, technology, engineering, accounting & math


The aBC’s mission is to promote Black Excellence through engaging in our Houston-area community, empowering Black alliantgroup professionals to reach their leadership goals, and expanding alliantgroup’s search for talented professionals to include dedicated recruiting efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


With the growing need for technical and finance talent within the country, coupled with the underrepresentation of Black professionals in STEaM fields, alliantgroup and the alliantgroup Black Collaborative have created a program to incentivize Black students who are entering higher education to pursue careers in STEaM and become the leaders of tomorrow.


Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 23, 2024


Eligibility:


• This scholarship is open to Greater Houston Area high school seniors, college freshman and sophomores with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

• Eligible students must be enrolled in a two to five year institution by the Fall 2024

• Eligible students must plan to pursue a degree in a STEM or accounting field

• Previous alliantgroup STEM scholarship winners are not eligible

• Previous alliantgroup scholarship applicants must re-apply




GoodRx Helps is committed to reducing barriers to higher education for Black students pursuing a medical career. If you are a Black or African American student pursuing a medical career, apply for a chance to receive $5,000 toward your medical degree or certification.


Amount: $5,000

Deadline: July 7, 2024


Eligibility

1. Be a current or recently graduated Black medical (MD, DO) physician associate (PA) student

2. Recent graduates must have completed their last semester no earlier than Spring 2024

3. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

4. Self-identify as a Black or African American student in the healthcare field



Happy Black History Month and happy applying!








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