Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

The above link is to the Chicago headquarters and scholarship gateway. Note that there are over 700 AKA Chapters, and you would be wise to contact sponsors at local locations. Scholarship opportunities abound. 

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarship support directly to each tribal college annually. We also administer several scholarship programs offered to American Indian students attending both tribal colleges and selected mainstream universities as well.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)

The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars.

Bonner Scholar Scholarships

Award amount: $4,000 and renewable till graduation. Community service is pivotal, as well as need. Your college must be a participating college. Approx. 1,500 awards granted. Deadline varies.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The mission of CHCI’s Scholarship program is to provide critical financial assistance to increase graduate rates among Latino students in post secondary education. This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. 

Gates Millennium Scholarships

The goal of Gates Millennium Scholarships is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship covers room, board, and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year. 

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships

These scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

This is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A “nomination” package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally, about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s preeminent organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.

Intel Science Talent Search

The award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project.

NACME Scholarships (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

The awards go up to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February.

National Association of Black Journalists

The NABJ offers 10 scholarships. It’s a $2,500 award. Students should be attending a four-year university. They must present three letters of recommendation from a school adviser, dean, or a faculty member. Also, a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist must be presented. A grade point average of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism—print, photography, radio, or television. One of those should be a career goal.

National Honor Society

This is a scholarship for National Honor Society members in their senior year. Your chapter/school nominates you. Award amount is $1,000 for about 200 students nationwide. 

State Farm Scholarships

The State Farm Companies Foundation contributes to national, established scholarship programs, it does not provide scholarships directly to individuals. The Foundation provides funding to scholarship programs that are administered by the American Indian College Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

United College Fund Scholarships

The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

This scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.