Scholarships for African American Women, 2014
Scholarships for African American Women to pursue their Undergraduate, Graduate, Master’s and Doctoral Degree
Scholarship programs are specially drafted to help students who are desirous of studying and to support them in complete their studies. All kinds of scholarship programs are in existence that help students to go back to school /colleges to finish their degree and move on with their life and career.
There are certain scholarships that only targets specific groups such as scholarships for African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. By availing these scholarships the specific minority people can also come into the race and move towards their further studies. These scholarships provide them the opportunities which they lack somewhere somehow.
In this article, you can explore some of the scholarship options for Afro-American women students:
APS Minority Scholarship: Each year, American Physical Society Sites (APS) offers scholarships for African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American US citizen or permanent resident of USA who are high school senior, college freshman or sophomore. These scholarships are awarded for pursuing degree program in physics, Engineering physics and applied physics. The application process for the APS Minority Scholarship opens every fall on November 1. The next application period will be November 1, 2013 to February 7, 2014.
The Jeannete Rankin Foundation: This is also an amazing program that grants scholarships to women with lower income. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how obtaining education will help them better their and their families’ life. This scholarship is awarded without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or disability. Applicants must be 35 or older. The application for the 2014 school year will be available on November 1, 2013.
The Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program: These are merit based scholarships worth of $10,000 which may be used towards for tuition, fees, books and supplies. These scholarships are given to minority students entering their junior or senior year of college during the school year for pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, or accounting. Since 2004, Vanguard has awarded approximately $450,000 to deserving college students. For 2014 year, application will open in mid-August 2013.
Go Red Multicultural Scholarship: Sixteen scholarships of $2,500 each are available for women who are currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, health care institution or program in USA. Applicants must be Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin to be eligible for these scholarships. Scholarships are provided in healthcare discipline. Applications should be submitted till November 30, 2013 for fall 2014.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program: This scholarship provides funding to minority students who are US citizens and permanent residents of USA. Scholarship awards between $1,000 and $10,000. Scholarship is offered to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. September 30, 2013 is application deadline.
Minority Teacher Education Scholarship: The annual amount of this scholarship is $4,000 which is disbursed during the fall and spring semesters, in the amount of $2,000 per semester. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be residents of the state of Florida and a member of one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. This scholarship is awarded for pursuing baccalaureate degree in Education at any of FFMT’s participating universities/colleges. The deadline for fall semester is August 1 and for spring semester is November 15.
The AIChE Minority Scholarship Award: Approximately 10 AIChE Minority scholarships are awarded to undergraduates in chemical engineering annually. To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and Alaskan Native. Apart from this, applicants who will complete their baccalaureate degree requirements in mid-academic year (i.e., after one semester of one or two quarters) will receive prorated awards and outstanding scholastic achievement award which consists of a certificate and honorarium subject to satisfying eligibility criteria. The application deadline is July 1, 2013.
Stan Beck Fellowship: The Entomological Foundation awards fellowships to needy, minority and students who are suffered from physical limitations or economic and environmental conditions. These fellowships are offered for graduate or undergraduate studies in entomology and related disciplines at a college or university in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. The amount of award is based on the earnings from the investment which is presented at the ESA Annual Meeting. The deadline for submission of complete application package is July 1.
Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust: This scholarship is available for black and disadvantaged high school and post high school graduate students. Applicants must be US citizen, under age 25 and must have a plan to attend a major college or vocational school to be eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on academic standing, financial need and availability of funds. June 30th is application deadline.
NBMBAA® Scholarship Program: The National Black MBA Association provides scholarship program to identify and increase the pool of Black talent for business, public, private and non-profit sectors. This program is supported by donations from corporate and educational partners and members. This scholarship program awards talented undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in business, academia and related professions. Generally, the value of scholarship range from $1,000 to $20,000 however award amounts are contingent upon funding for the current year. Applications are accepted from May 15th till June 30th.
Spouses Education Scholarship: This award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time or are current full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. To be eligible, applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5, exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. The application deadline is 06/06/2013.
CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program: This award will be given to 10 students who plan to enroll or are already enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school during the 2013-14 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be studying a health-related field, and be a U.S. citizen or legal/permanent U.S. resident. The application deadline is 05/03/2013.
Above mentioned programs are some excerpts of scholarship programs available for African-American women. The eligibility criteria differs for each scholarship so students should go through all and choose the one which suits her best.
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