Minority Scholarships

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.


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/.

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: $5,000
DEADLINE: February 15

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

Other Minority Scholarships

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

Sociedad Amigos De Colombia (SADCO) Scholarship


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: $1500
DEADLINE: April 30

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