Minority Scholarships

AABE (American Association of Blacks in Energy) Scholarship


  • Be resident of Indiana
  • Have a minimal 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
  • Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented om the sciences, technology, engineering, or math related disciplines.

Amount: $1,000

DEADLINE: March 14

For more information, please visit the Urban League's website.

Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Scholars Program

Open to high school seniors of Hispanic Heritage who meet certain eligibility criteria:

1. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75
2. Intention to apply or has already applied for full-time postsecondary study
3. Commitment to a STEM major
4. Attendance at a high school in Brownsville, Texas; Elizabeth, New Jersey; or Los Angeles, California

Amount: up to $20,000 disbursed over 4 years of college
DEADLINE: February 15

For more information and application, please visit www.alliancescholars.org.


BestColleges.com Minority Scholarships

This site provides scholarship opportunities for African Americans, Hispanic and Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and undocumented students.

Ciencia National Scholarships

Open to current STEM majors of Hispanic heritage meeting eligibility criteria:

1. Good academic standing
2.A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75
3. Full-time enrollment in accredited college or university
4. Pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field
5. Residence in the 50 U.S. states; Washington, D.C; U.S. territorires; or Puerto Rico.

Amount: one time scholarship of $2,000
DEADLINE: February 15

For more information and application, please visit www.alliancescholars.org.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Program Scholarships

Students must

1. Be Hispanic
2. Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
3. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
4. Reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
5. Be a current or rising undergraduate (some programs accept grad. students) student or a high school senior enrolling at a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
6. Demonstrate financial need

Some HCF Programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study. Students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy and Nursing are highly encouraged to apply.

Amount: varies per scholarship
DEADLINE: varies per scholarship

For more information and application, visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/.

Indiana Minority Teacher Scholarship

An individual is eligible for the Scholarship if the individual:

(1)   is a minority student;

(2)   is admitted or already attends an eligible institution as  full-time student;

(3)   intends to pursue or is pursuing a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana;

(4)   agrees in writing to apply for a teaching position in an accredited school in Indiana following that student’s certification as a teacher and, if hired, to teach for at least three years; and

(5)   meets other minimum criteria established by the Commission for Higher Education. 

Amount: varies

DEADLINE: October 4

For more information and application, please visit the State's website.


Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Be aged 16 years or older
  • Have a mobility disability who uses a wheelchair or theory mobility device on a regular basis
  • Maintain a cumulative G.P.A of 2.5 or higher

Amount: $500

DEADLINE: September 1

For more information and to apply, please visit their website.

La Bella Latina Scholarship

Presented by the Alpha Psi Lambda Epsilon Chapter

Applicant must:

-Be female between the ages of 18-25

-Must be f Latin America Origin by birth or ancestry and residing in the U.S.

-Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours

-Must be of good character

-Must be a resident if Indiana

-May not be a member of Alpha Psi Lambda

Amount: up to $500

DEADLINE: April 21

For application, please visit the Financial Aid Office or contact apLepsilon.pageant@gmail.com with any questions.

Mass Mutual Scholars

-Open to students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic decent

-Must show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

-Have minimum G.P.A. of 3.0

-Degree seeking and full-time

-Will be sophomore, junior, or senior

Amount: $2,500 to $5,000

DEADLINE: open from January 3 to May 3

Apply on-line at Mass Mutual's website.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship


    *  Currently a full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).
    *  Belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino.
    *  Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
    *  Recommendation by student's academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students).
    * Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Amount: $7,000
DEADLINE: February 20

For more information and application, please visit www.gfoa.org and go to "Student Opportunities."

Native American Scholarships

The following are links available to Native American students of scholarship opportunities.

American Indian College Fund: http://www.collegefund.org

U.S. Department of the Interior:  http://www.doi.gov/

Indian Affairs: http://www.doi.gov/bia/

Finaid: http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml

American Indian Higher Education Consortium: http://www.aihec.org/

Gates Millennium Scholars: http://www.gmsp.org

New Futuro Scholarships

An on-line database of scholarships for Hispanic students.


Northwest Indiana Scholarship Program

Northwest Indiana Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 need based scholarship awards to selected applicants from Northwest Indiana region. Students who are permanent residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter Counties are eligible for this scholarship. Students who have received this scholarship in the past MUST re-apply for consideration.

Candidates for this scholarship are expected to be involved in school and community leadership and have exhibited qualities of high character and integrity.

Amount: varies per scholarship

DEADLINE: May 30 and May 31

To apply and review scholarship opportunities, please go to UNCF website.

Other Minority Scholarships

For more information about additional minority scholarships, internships, and grants, please visit the Office of Multicultural Programs website.

Onlineschools.org has additional minority scholarships for African Americans, Hispanics, women, and other minority groups.

Sociedad Amigos De Colombia (SADCO) Scholarship

*Need Scholarship* Eligibility:

1. Hispanic of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation
2. Indiana resident
3. Freshman, sophomore, or junior in college
4. Pursuing Associates or Bachelor degree
5. G.P.A. 3.0 or above
6. Demonstrate need
7. List community service
8. Explain need

Amount: $2,500
DEADLINE: April 15

For more information or application, please visit www.sadco.org.

*Achievement Scholarship* Eligibility:

1. Hispanic of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation
2. Indiana resident
3. Freshman, sophomore, or junior in college
4. Pursuing Associates or Bachelor degree
5. G.P.A. 3.7 or above
6. Demonstrate need
7. List community service
8. Explain need

Amount: $1000
DEADLINE: January 31

For more information or application, please visit www.sadco.org.

Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

Offers a ‘full ride’ scholarship for a student planning to attend a Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in the fall of 2010. Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover room and board (on-campus only) and books up.)

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. A United States Citizen
  2. Current high school seniors attending school in the United States
  3. Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 1300 – combined math and verbal score/ or ACT score of 28.
  4. Applicants must have applied and accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2010.
  5. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

DEADLINE: January 15

For more information and application, please visit http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=tjfoundation