Check out these 45 scholarships for women of color in different studies and in different stages of their lives:
1) ¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships www.adelantefund.org Application Deadlines: May 25, Annually Adelante’s Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development Adelante!
2) Stan Beck Fellowship Appplicants for the Stan Beck Fellowship must be graduate or undergraduate students in entomology or related disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. They should also have some sort of need, either based on physical limitations or economic, minority, or environmental conditions
3) Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We’ve also set up the Minority Scholarship Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry.
4) Catharine Lealtad Scholarships Application Deadlines: Varies Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are awarded to African American, Latino, and Native American students who have a strong high school record. The award is $3,000. Students who are National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship Finalists and who have a strong high school record will receive an annual award of $5,000.
5) TELACU Scholarship Program Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually Each year, the TELACU Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to students in California, Texas, Illinois and New York. To apply for a scholarship, download the application from our website and return it, with required attachments, to the office indicated on the application.
6) Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually Established in 2003, the Surety Industry Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety underwriting as a career choice. This program is administered by The Surety Foundation.
7) Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually Hispanic college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are invited to apply for more than $2 million in scholarships through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
8) The Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually In 1988, Hyatt established this fund through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) to provide financial aid to minority students pursing a degree in hotel management.
9) Smithsonian Minority Student Internship Application Deadlines: Varies Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are available for students to participate in research or museum-related activities for periods of 10 weeks. U.S. minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply. The appointment carries a stipend of $350 per week and travel allowances may be provided.
10) Smithsonian Institution James E. Webb Internship Application Deadlines: Varies Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are offered to minority junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in Business and Public Administration. This program is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural institutions. Appointments are for a period of 10 weeks and carry a stipend of $550 per week and a travel allowance.
11) Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers Application Deadlines: January 21, Annually Local Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald’s Corporation (McDonald’s®), offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. These scholarships are part of the charities’ ongoing commitment to education.
12) ASA Minority Fellowship Program Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs.
13) ABA Diversity Scholarship Application Deadlines: Varies The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.
14) AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program.
15) APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors Application Deadlines: February 07, Annually The American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Students Physics Majors consists of $2,000 per year for new recipients and $3,000 per year for renewal recipients to be used for tuition, room & board and educational materials.
16) APSA Minority Fellows Program Application Deadlines: Varies The APSA Minority Fellows Program, which was established in 1969 as an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline, has designated more than 300 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 70 individuals.
17) Diversified Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually The Diversified Scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA or MSN).
18) Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in honor of Elliott C. Robert’s, Sr., one of the nation’s leading public hospital administrators.
19) Fellowship on Women and Public Policy Application Deadlines: September 01, Annually The Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is a premiere, intensive leadership development, skill building and educational program designed to encourage highly qualified graduate and post graduate women to pursue careers in public policy. More than 300 women have now completed the program and form an extensive alumni network that stretches across New York State, the United States and around the world.
20) Gates Millennium Scholars Program Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential.
21) GE-NMF Global Health Fellows Program Application Deadlines: September 24, Annually The GE-NMF Global Health Fellows Program provides a two-month mentored clinical experience in the provision of primary healthcare in Ghana and Kenya. This program provides opportunities to learn about the management of acutely ill patients.
22) HSF/Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship Application Deadlines: January 20, Annually The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The award amount is $2,500.
23) Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually The IFA Educational Foundation and Choice Hotels International have partnered to sponsor the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program. The purpose of the scholars program is to recognize and support minority students who are enrolled in the Hospitality course of studies complete their academic programs by providing scholarship assistance. A competitive award of $2,000 will be presented.
24) The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent Application Deadlines: September 13, Annually The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent is offered once annually to a writer of African or Caribbean descent starting the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program during the winter residency/spring semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a $1,000 award toward their first semester’s tuition.
25) Kenai Natives Association Scholarship and Grant Fund Application Deadlines: Varies The Kaplan Educational Foundation is seeking a select group of students for its Kaplan Leadership Program. This is a unique and comprehensive scholarship program designed for promising students who have a financial need and are pursuing an associate’s degree in the New York City metropolitan area.
26) The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually The LAGRANT Foundation annually provides 15 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Undergraduate – current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors- ONLY.
27) Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.
28) Mae & Mary Scholarship Application Deadlines: Varies The Mae & Mary Scholarship is made possible by Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation, Inc. We are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and health care related fields. Our mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education.
29) Minority Access Internship Program Application Deadlines: Varies The Minority Access Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.
The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS seeks high performing Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American Indian students for internship opportunities with some of the nation’s largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit to excellence and raise the bar on your personal expectations.
31) Charles Shelton Veterinary Medicine/Technology Scholarship Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually The mission of the Charles Shelton Foundation is to increase participation of African-American post-secondary education. Candidates must be a graduating senior, current college student or returning adult student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Technology.
32) National Hispanic Business Women Association Educational Scholarship Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually The National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) is a non-profit organization in Orange County, California established in 1997. NHBWA’s purpose is to empower and encourage women and business owners to develop and increase their business through educational seminars and speakers, by offering mutual support, the sharing of information, business referrals and networking.
33) National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend.
34) National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship Program Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, which exists “to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development,” has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. Scholarships are offered each year for full- and part-time study at an accredited (AACSB) institution of the student’s choice.
35) The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans Application Deadlines: November 01, Annually The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are for up to two years graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the United States. The Fellowships are funded by a trust established by Paul and Daisy Soros and were created in recognition of the contributions of New Americans to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded to the donors and their families.
36) Chips Quinn Scholars Program Application Deadlines: Varies The program, sponsored by the Freedom Forum, provides internships, training and $1,000 scholarships to college students of color who are pursuing careers in print journalism. Internships are offered in Spring and Summer. College juniors, seniors or recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in newspapers are eligible.
37) Omega Phi Beta – Reach for the Gold Scholarships Application Deadlines: May 26, Annually The Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship recognizes academic and benevolent achievement among young women of color, and supports continued success through the first year of college. The Alumnae Association of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated awards one scholarship recipient annually.
38) Ron Brown Scholar Program Application Deadlines: January 09, Annually The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.
39) SanDisk Scholars Fund Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually The SanDisk Scholars Fund supports the educational goals of women, Latino and African-American students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Scholarships of up to $10,000 per student will be awarded to graduating high school seniors, community-college students, or students already enrolled in a STEM-related course of study.
40) Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually This award is presented in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to commemorate his belief that progress is best achieved through cooperation rather than conflict, participation rather than partisanship, and compassion and understanding rather than hatred and prejudice. The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an educational mission toward a college education or graduate training related to a career in the criminal justice field.
41) Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Application Deadlines: April 16, Annually This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of: - $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study - $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree - $1,000 to pursue an associate degree
42) Allison E. Fisher Scholarship Application Deadlines: Varies This scholarship is open to any African American student who is currently attending an accredited four-year University. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student and exhibit the following: -Majors in Broadcast journalism -Maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0 -Demonstrates community service.
43) Herman J. Neal Scholarship Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually This scholarship program supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. This year, the Herman J. Neal Scholarship program will provide up to 3 scholarships of up to $4,000 each to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need.
44) Sallie Mae Fund Sallie Mae Fund offers scholarships to Hispanic women who are the first generation in their families to attend college. These scholarships are based in part on financial need, as well.
45) HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, or HACU, offers a scholarship program supported by corporate foundations and interests.