This award is for leadership, community service, and other fields.
The deadline is usually in January. This is one of the most prestigious scholarships and is therefore very competitive.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
This award is for $6,000 per year. There are usually about 100 winners. It is a renewable scholarship. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields are all taken into consideration. Deadline is usually in April.
United Negro Scholarship Fund
The UNSF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are made of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually December.
Intel Science-Talent Search
This award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40
awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project.
The Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for 1,000 high school students a year. See website for deadlines.
Army ROTC (for Historically Black Colleges)
Students looking to enroll at a HBCU must enroll in the Army ROTC. The award amount is up to full-tuition. Applicant must have a minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. The deadline is November 15.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
This aware is 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
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
This is a major competition with hundreds of awards going to “scholars,” with academic leadership and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply on-line. The deadline is October 31.
This is the prestigious “rotary” organization’s scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the “host” country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for 3 months to a full year when studying abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college.
Xerox Technology Minority
This is a good scholarship for strong minority students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and “tech” areas. The award amount is up to $4000 for undergraduates and more for graduate students. The deadline is Sept 15.
This is the major NCAA sports association student-athletes are associated with. Awards are given in sports categories,
amounts from $3000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports related study (like sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
This is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. Must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A “nomination” package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. Deadline is February 1st.