Minority Scholarships

Scholarships for Disable Children – A Great Opportunity to Fulfill Your Dreams

There are various types of impairments and so scholarships for disable children also differ in types and amount as well. Some disabilities are specific like visual and hearing impairment while some are more commonly seen as well. Remember that your disability matters here and you will be offered financial support only when that matches with the requirements of the particular scholarship program. (more…)

Scholarships for Descendents of Native Americans

Every year the cost of education is rising and more and more students find it difficult to fund their education without any financial help. This is the reason why there are different types of financial aids available and availability of scholarships for descendents of Native Americans is one of them. (more…)

Scholarship in Denmark – For Highly Qualified and Motivated Students

Scholarship in Denmark is available for academically excellent students and is sponsored by Danish Ministry of Education. The scholarship award money is being given as full or partial tuition fee. There are some scholarships that can even help you cover other living costs too along with educational expenses. (more…)

HSF Scholarship Opportunities Open for You

HSF scholarship programs are administered, managed and funded by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, a non profit organization. The HSF has funded more than $250 million in scholarships. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a well know Hispanic organization in the country. (more…)

Harvard Scholarships – Among the Prestigious African American Scholarships

Harvard scholarships are designed for African American students and the award money has helped many students complete their studies. Scholarships for African American students are in abundance and depending on the financial condition, educational and family background and financial condition the students decide which one is suitable for them. (more…)

Dyslexia Scholarships – Financial Aid for Students with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not a visual disorder but it is a disorder that is caused by the brain and the child is unable to recognize symbols. This problem has different types of symptoms and effects on people of different age. Dyslexia scholarships are available for those students who suffer from this disease (more…)

College Scholarships for Hispanics – Fulfill the Criteria

There are many college scholarships for Hispanics available for those who want to pursue higher education by attending college. College costs are high and so there is a need for additional funding for almost all of the students. Hispanics are one of the fast growing communities and so the government is taking interest in providing facilities to this group so that they flourish and develop in every field. (more…)

HBCU Scholarships

HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU are institutions of higher education that were established mostly before 1964 and aim to serve the black community of America. There are currently 105 HBCUs in the United States. These scholarships are available for black minorities of the US but in some cases people from non minority classes who are going to attend a HBCU are also eligible. One example of a HBCU scholarship is the one provided by the HBCUCONNECT.com. This scholarship makes available an amount of $1,000 for up to 4 minority applicants. This scholarship is available for students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a HBCU. It is only available for African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. The current deadline for the application process has passed long ago (June 1st 2010) but the applicants can keep this scholarship in mind for the next academic year. This scholarship requires the applicant to write a 350 word essay on topics related to the black community or black personalities or history, etc. Another opportunity is provided by the US Air Force ROTC to college students of any major. This scholarship is open for non-minority applicants as well who are attending a minority institution. The good thing about this scholarship is that if an applicant meets the eligibility criteria he is sure to get the scholarship money. The applicants apart from being US citizens should pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying test and the Air Force Officer ROTC Physical Fitness Test. The applicant must not be taking advantage of a scholarship opportunity already and should also pass the age, moral and certain other eligibility requirements for the scholarship. The HBCU ‘PACKARD’ Sit Abroad Scholarships are also available for minority students who plan to study in programs outside the US. This was a review of the various HBCU scholarships that are available. The applicants have a variety of other minority scholarships available other than specific HBCU scholarships. The applicants should carry out an extensive search on the internet or consult local listings. Belonging to a specific scholarship worthy group can be quite advantageous towards the procurement of some scholarship money. It is also advised to gather information about the eligibility criteria and deadlines before applying for a scholarship. The application forms should be retained for future reference. The applicants must also not underestimate the importance of community service which could help distinguish them from other applicants.

Italian American Scholarships

Italian American students belong to a minority group and are eligible for minority scholarships. There are a number of Italian American scholarships available for such students. These include scholarships for school level to college level. The students who display excellent academic achievement and deserve financial assistance are strong candidates for receiving such scholarships. Let us take a look at some of the Italian American scholarships.

  • Italian American undergraduates and college students majoring in Italian studies or a related field are eligible for the scholarship provided by the National Italian American Foundation. Application process is entirely online and this is a need based scholarship. Eligibility criteria include a minimum CGPA of 3.5. The amount ranges from $2,000 to $12,000.
  • Italian American undergraduates and graduates are also eligible for merit based scholarships provided by the Order Sons of Italy in America. This scholarship is for general study or for those students interested in studying abroad. The amount ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.
  • High school seniors of Italian American descent who are planning to get enrolled at an accredited college of university are eligible for the Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarships. The candidates must not have a household income exceeding $25,000. Residents of only some states are eligible. Further information about eligibility can be obtained from columbuscitizensfd.org/scollege.shtml. The amount of scholarship money varies.
  • Third year Italian American law students who are residents of Philadelphia are eligible for the Justinian Foundation Scholarships. This is a need based scholarship and the candidates must be member of their local Justinian Society Law School Chapter.
  • Children and grandchildren of the members of the Italian American Society of Peoria are eligible for the Robert L. Facker Memorial scholarship. The amount is varied and the funds can be used at the college of choice of the candidate.
  • Another need based scholarship for candidates of Italian American descent is the Italian Catholic Federation scholarship. The scholarship is offered to the residents of California, Arizona, Nevada and Illinois. The candidates must belong to the catholic faith. Scholarship money ranges from $400 to $1,000.

This was a review of some of the many Italian American scholarships that are available. It will be a good idea to search further on the internet and contact the various Italian American societies. With a little research, the candidates are sure to find success. As they say in Italian ‘Chi cerca trova.’

Scholarships for Latinos-The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) was founded in 1975 as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. The aim of HSF is to strengthen the US by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans by doubling the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees. For this purpose the fund provides more scholarships and educational outreach support compared to any other organization in the country.  Given below are descriptions of two of the scholarship for Latinos available through HSF.

HSF/ General College Scholarships

Program Description

HSF/ General College Scholarships are provided to Hispanic students looking to earn a college degree.  Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: graduating high school seniors; community college students; community college transfer students; undergraduate students; and graduate students. The scholarship awards usually range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship you must: be of Hispanic heritage; have US citizenship or legal permanent residency with a permanent resident card or a valid passport stamped I-551; have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0; be looking to enroll in a full-time degree-seeking program at a two- or four-year institution accredited by the U.S.. the institution can be located in the US, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam [these requirements are for enrollment during the 2010 to 2011 academic year]; must submit an application for federal financial assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) [check FAFSA website for details]; and be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.

HSF/Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program

Program Description

HSF/Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program provides scholarship to outstanding Latinos who are heirs of the Atrisco Land Grant of New Mexico. Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students from all over the nation can apply for this scholarship. The award amount to be disbursed in fall 2010 is $2,000.

In order to access your application, you will first need to contact the Atrisco Companies to verify heirship.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements are the same as the HSF/ General College Scholarships, with the exception of the required grade point average, which is 2.0 out of 4.0 for this scholarship.

There are several sources for finding scholarships for Latinos. You can search online to find scholarships that you may be eligible for. More information about HSF/Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program, HSF/ General College Scholarships and other HSF scholarships is available on ww.hsf.net.