TYPE: Opportunities for everyone. A variety of scholarships are given based on your particular major, athletic ability, scholastic ability, religious affiliation, race, or social activities.
ONLINE: http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship USA GROUP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ONLINE: http://www.gavilan.edu/finaid/scholarships/documents/TheUSAGroupScholarshipProgram.pdf VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
ONLINE: http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=150 WAL-MART FOUNDATION- SAM WALTON COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW), EDUCATIONAL
FOUNDATION CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
ELIGIBILITY: These grants are awarded to women who, through higher education, are reentering the work force, making a career change, or advancing their current career. Special consideration is given to qualified AAUW members, women of color, women pursuing their first terminal degree, and women pursuing degrees in fields that are nontraditional for women. These grants are one-time-only awards. Career Development Grants are open to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold a baccalaureate degree and who received their most recent degree on or before the onset of the fellowship year. Applicants must plan to pursue course work at a fully accredited two-or-four-year college or university or at a technical school that is licensed, accredited, or approved by the federal Veteran's Administration and enroll in courses that are prerequisites for professional employment plans. Funds are provided for tuition, fees, books, transportation, and dependent care. Candidates who fulfill eligibility requirements for other fellowship programs offered by the AAUW Educational Foundation will not be considered for these grants and should apply to the appropriate program.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Award range IS $2,000-$8,000.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications available August 1-December 15; postmark deadline is January 15.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Career Development Grants; AAUW Educational Foundation; P.O. Box 4030; Iowa City, IA 52243; (319) 337-1716; FAX (319) 337-1204.
ONLINE:http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW), EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS
ELIGIBILITY: These grants provide seed money to AAUW branches or divisions or individual women for non-degree research or other projects that address the contemporary needs of women and girls or provide information to educate and benefit the public on those issues. Funded activities and/or research must support the advancement of education and equity for women and girls. Applicants conducting non-degree research or preparing literary work for publication that is in the public interest are also eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; project directors must hold a baccalaureate degree; the proposed activity must have direct community or public impact; proposals from AAUW branches and divisions must be approved and signed by the branch or division president.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Award range is $5,000-$10,000.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications available August 1-January 15. Postmark deadline is January 15.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Community Action Grants; AAUW Educational Foundation; P.O. Box 4030; Iowa City, IA 42243-4030; (319) 337-1716; FAX (319) 337-1204.
ELIGIBILITY: This grant is intended to aid undergraduate students who qualify on the basis of financial need. Any U.S. citizen may apply who will be enrolled in an eligible program at an eligible institution and who has not previously received a baccalaureate degree. Applicants should contact university/college of choice, if not attending the University of Wyoming.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Range from $400-$2,700.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: High School Guidance Office or Office of Student Financial Aid; University of Wyoming; P.O. Box 3335; Laramie, WY 82071-3335; (307) 766-2525.
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (FSEOG)
ELIGIBILITY: Available to undergraduates with significant financial need who have been determined to be eligible for a Pell Grant. The amount of FSEOG depends upon the applicant's need, taking into account his/her financial resources, those of his/her family, and the cost of his/her education. Eligible students may receive an FSEOG for the period of time needed to complete the first baccalaureate course of study.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Up to $4,000 per year, but limited to a maximum of $800 per student per year at UW.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Contact the university/college of your choice.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Office of Student Financial Aid; University of Wyoming; P.O. Box 3335; Laramie, WY 82071-3335; (307) 766-2116. Applicant should contact university/college of choice, if not attending the University of Wyoming.
HEADLANDS INDIAN HEALTH CAREERS GRANTS
TYPE: Health career preparation for high school seniors or college freshman.
PURPOSE: To increase the science and mathematics background and communication skills of Native American students who are interested in preparing for careers as health professionals (in medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, biomedical sciences, nursing, pharmacy, health, and allied health professions).
SPECIAL FEATURES: The program provides a science and mathematics enrichment and reinforcement program, consisting of mini-block courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and calculus. Additional sessions are directed at improving study skills, reading comprehension, and communication skills. The program is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center and is funded by the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health Resources.
ELIGIBILITY: Native American students interested in health careers are eligible to apply for this program if they are presently in their senior year of high school or freshmen year of college, and have completed at least 2 years of algebra and 2 science courses.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: The number awarded varies; approximately 50 each year. Each participant is provided with free room, board, and tuition during the 8-week program, as well as roundtrip air transportation. In addition, participants receive a $500 stipend.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Headlands Indian Health Careers BSEB-200; P.O. Box 26901; Oklahoma City, OK 73190; (405) 271-2250.
ONLINE: http://headlands.ouhsc.edu/ ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (AAJA) BROADCAST NEWS
TYPE: Grants for summer internships at broadcast news outlet.
ELIGIBILITY: AAJA Broadcast News Grants support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders pursuing journalism careers in broadcasting, an industry where AAPIs continue to be underrepresented.Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission. Applicants must have a serious interest in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and full-time college students or recent college graduates who earned their degrees in te past year. Applicants must have already secured a summer internship at a broadcast news outlet before applying for this internship grant.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: $500-$1000
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: 5 Third Street; Suite 1108; San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-346-2051; firstname.lastname@example.org
ELIGIBILITY: Assists Hopi students to obtain professional degrees with hopes that they will return to the reservation to provide care and expertise to the Hopi people. Minimum GPA: 2.0 cumulative for grant and 3.0 cumulative for scholarship.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Varies
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1 (Fall semester); December 1 (Spring); April 1 (Summer session).
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarship Program; P.O. Box 123; Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039; (520)734-3533 or (800)762-9630; TLomakema@hopi.nsn.us or NYaiva@hopi.nsn.us
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a woman 25 years or older and must be studying in one of the health care fields. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, graduating within 12 to 24 months from September 1, must be officially accepted into an accredited program or course of study at a U.S. institution (including institutions in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), demonstrate critical need for financial assistance (annual gross income for family of four $25,000 or less), have definite plans to use the desired training to improve chances for advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or re-enter the job market.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: $500 to 1,000 to cover tuition, fees and school related expenses such as childcare and transportation.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15. Applications are available only from October 1st to April 1st. These scholarships are awarded for full-time or part-time programs of study and may cover academic, vocational, or paraprofessional courses.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Civitan International Foundation; P.O. Box 130744; Birmingham, AL 35213-0744.
ONLINE:: http://www.newyorklife.com PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANT
ELIGIBILITY: Low income women 18 years old or older, in the pursuit of education training, from ESL and skills training to GED, associates, and bachelor’s/master’s doctoral degrees.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Up to $2,000.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: email@example.com
ONLINE: http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/index.html PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION GRANT
ELIGIBILITY: For Alaska natives and Native Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to Presbyterian Church (USA) members. One semester/quarter of work completed. Demonstrate financial need.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: $200-$1,500.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Office of Financial Aid for Studies; Attn: Native American Education Grant; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); 100 Witherspoon Street; Louisville, Kentucky 40202-1396; (888) 728-7228; firstname.lastname@example.org.