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Private Scholarships: Minority Specific

Minority Specific
Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program
Offers scholarships to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for high school seniors and college STEM majors.
American Indian College Fund
Offers scholarships and internships to American Indian students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in either tribal colleges or selected mainstream colleges or universities.
American Indian Graduate Center
Offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate American Indian students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Follow "Undergraduate Scholarships" link or "Graduate Scholarships" link for information about scholarships and graduate fellowship programs.
Armenian Educational Foundation
Offers five $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate students of Armenian descent, attending an accredited U.S. university or college, with a 3.0 minimum G.P.A.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Offers scholarships to Asian and/or Pacific Islander Americans attending college for the first time. Must enroll full-time in a two or four-year program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Follow "Scholarship Application" link for application instructions.
Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund
Offers six $2,500 scholarships to Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship, are enrolled full-time, and carry a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. from an accredited four year undergraduate program in the U.S.
Black Excel: The College Help Network
Scroll down to "Go Express to..." section and follow "Scholarship Gateway" link or go to the Scholarship Gateway page.
Brown Foundation
Offers scholarships of $1,000 per year for two academic years to minority students entering their junior year of college in teacher education programs.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program
Offers 10 four-year scholarships to outstanding African-American high school seniors. Program sponsored and funded by the CAP Charitable Foundation.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Offers scholarships to students pursuing full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees residing in or attending a college or university in a congressional district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Member. Also offers fellowships to graduate and professional students with an interest in either public health policy or in public policy with a commitment to black political empowerment.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Offers scholarships, internships and fellowships to promising Latino students with backgrounds in community service. CHCI's goal is to develop young Latinos into effective professionals and strong civic-minded leaders.
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
Offers scholarships of $500-$2000 per year to students attending a HACU Member or Partner college or university, that meet all additional criteria for the program to which they are applying. HACU Program criteria varies based on the requirements of the funding organization, e.g., specific major, level of study, college/university, region of the country, etc. Scholarship amounts also vary depending on the program.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers a variety of scholarship programs to Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship award amounts range from $1,000-$15,000.
Jewish Children's Regional Service
Offers scholarships to undergraduate Jewish students residing in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, who are under the age of 25. Graduate students may also be considered.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Offers various scholarships from $1,000 to Korean American students in fields specified by individual and corporate donors.
La Unidad Latina Foundation
Offers scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000 to Hispanic students currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor'ís or master'ís degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.
Latin American Educational Foundation
Offers scholarships to Colorado residents who are of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community.
LULAC National Educational Service Centers
Offers scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities. Under "Our Programs", follow "Scholarships" link.
MassMutual Scholars Program
Offers scholarships to high achieving college students interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. MassMutual is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation.
Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students
Offers a $5,000 scholarship award to undergraduate minority students preparing for actuarial careers. The award is paid in equal installments during the school year ($2,500 per semester) and is contingent upon the recipient's continued satisfactory preparation for an actuarial career.
Pan American Round Table of Austin
Offers three $2,000 scholarships to 1) a Hispanic woman residing in Austin who has shown determination in overcoming barriers to accomplish her educational goals, 2) an outstanding Latin American undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin, and 3) a graduate student for outstanding achievement in Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Paymaster: Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship
Offers a fall term/semester scholarship to a student of African-American descent who is pursuing higher education. Applicants must submit a 550-800 word essay and must agree to allow Paymaster to post the winning essay, along with biographical information, online.
Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students (SFIISP)
Offers 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/fidelity underwriting as a career choice.
Morris K. Udall Foundation
Offers eighty scholarships of up to $5,000 and fifty honorable mentions to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
United Negro College Fund
Administers over 400 scholarship and fellowship programs with varied criteria, deadlines and requirements that support students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Apply online.
Students in search of scholarships to pay for college may find some of the links here useful. This information is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement. Neither the Office of Student Financial Services nor The University of Texas at Austin can guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at any of the links above. It is critical that students verify information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.