Scholarships

Preparing for college can seem very tedious, because there are so many dates, deadlines, and requirements. Many students do not apply for the numerous scholarships that exist. It is important that students take time to apply for scholarships. Applying for scholarships in conjunction with federal funding, will enable students to have an abundance of opportunities, and the financial support they need for college. This page will serve as a foundation for Upward Bound students who are interested in applying for scholarships. You can find scholarship information and opportunities listed below.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Scholarship

Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning. Learn more.

American Political Science Assoc. Minority Fellows Program

Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession. Learn more.

Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship

Provides opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training. Learn more.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech

An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn more.

"Dream Deferred" Essay Contest on Civil Rights

This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States. Learn more.

Education is Freedom National Scholarship

Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need. Learn more.

Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media

A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development. Learn more.

Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Scholarship

The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships. Learn more.

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program

Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian's annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Learn more.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarships

$500 scholarship available to women and girls who have a passion for writing. Offers two scholarship including the Unpublished Writer's Award and Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship. Learn more.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships

$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who's interested in studying in another country through an exchange program. Learn more.

Helen T. Carr Fellowship Program

Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates. Learn more.

HIV/AIDS Story Writing Contest

A contest open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 22. Must write a story featuring a character with HIV. Learn more.

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers

Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States. Learn more.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States. Learn more.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation Grants For Low-Income Women

A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older. Learn more.

Luster Products Cosmetology Scholarship

Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.

Mercer's Diversity Scholarship Program

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students.

Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Competition

The award-winning Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series was launched to respond to the needs of adults ages 21 and older seeking to achieve economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. Learn more.

Minority Dental Student Scholarship

Award for minority students who are U.S. citizens and are interested in pursuing a career as a dentist.
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NAFEO "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition

The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition.

National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship

Has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions. Learn more.

National Fellowship of Black College Leaders Scholarship

Strengthens and supports Black student leaders at historically black colleges and universities by fostering and preserving positive relationships through scholarships and mentoring opportunities. Learn more.

Nelly's P.I.M.P Scholarship Contest

Scholarship essay contest presented by rapper and Hip-Hop artist Nelly, who owns an energy drink called Pimp Juice. Learn more.

Paul Zindel First Novel Award

Students must submit an original work of fiction that is between 100 and 240 typewritten pages and is appropriate for an audience of children ages 8 to 12. Learn more.

Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities

Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students. Learn more.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Learn more.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship

The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives. Learn more.

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program. Learn more.

Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest

Encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Learn more.

Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship

For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school of library or information science. Learn more.

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

The premier organization in Black Higher Education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni. Learn more.

Tri-Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

The Tri Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year. Learn more.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minorities

Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. Learn more.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields. Learn more.