Category Archives: Association & Foundation Scholarships

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

Archaeological students who plan to have their Archeological Doctorate Degree (PhD)and can complete it within five years may apply to the Olivia James Traveling Fellowship provided by the Archaeological Institute of America. This travel scholarship awards $25,000 which can be used by the scholar to travel and study in any of the following places: modern state of Greece , Aegean Islands,  Cyprus, Sicily, Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Turkey, Iraq or Syria.

Qualified applicants for Olivia James Traveling Fellowship are those with United States citizenship and currently engaged in their dissertation research. Applicants must not hold other major fellowships during the requested tenure of the Olivia James award.

Likewise, this travel scholarship is not intended for field excavation projects and the scholar recipient must submit a report on the use of the stipend to the Chair of the AIA Fellowships Committee and should submit an abstract to the Program Committee within two years after the completion of their fellowship. This is for the scholar to be considered for participation in the AIA Annual Meeting.

The application for Olivia James Traveling Fellowship is ongoing until November 1. Winner of this scholarship will be announced by February 1 next year. For more information, please visit this site.

MLK Essay Scholarship Contest

The MLK Essay Scholarship Contest is offered by the Clarksville Area Ministerial Association and for this year, they are proud to announce that they will be offering three academic scholarships for the year 2009 – 2010 (two from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarships and one from Dr. William H. Corley scholarship). The scholarship award for this year is worth five hundred dollars.

To join in this contest, applicants must be in their high school senior year and should be accepted by a college or university. Students must submit an essay about “Dr. King’s Dream For America” in order to join. The length of essay should be three pages long and the essay submitted should be original because any form of plagiarism will be automatically disqualified.

Winners for this scholarship will be based on the merit the essay submitted particularly on the participant’s ability to express his or her understanding about Dr. King’s ideas and principles and connect these with today’s ever changing world.   The essay should be mailed at Clarksville Area Ministerial Assn, 731 Windermere Dr, Clarksville, TN on or before April 30, 2009.

Engineering Technology Scholarships

Students who are taking up engineering programs (bachelor’s degree or associate program) may apply to the so-called Engineering Technology Scholarships sponsored by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. This scholarship program awards a one $3,000 Bachelor Engineering Technology Scholarship and two $3,000 Associate Engineering Technology Scholarships.

Qualified students are those with cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 or those with highest class ranking of no less than the top 30% evidenced by an official transcript of grades or certification from their school administrator.

And since this scholarship is sponsored by ASHRAE, it is very necessary that the course of study of the applicant is adapted or in-line with the preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession and is accredited by any of the following: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or an agency outside the USA that has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET or is a signatory of The Dublin or Sydney Accord.

Deadline of application for this year is on May 1. To obtain the scholarship application form, please proceed to this link.

Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma & Mexico Engineering And Architecture Scholarships

Engineering and Architecture students who are studying in accredited college within the geographic boundaries of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico may apply for the so-called ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship.

This scholarship awards a one-year $3,000 scholarship fund to a qualified undergraduate engineering or architecture students from the said region.  The scholars use the scholarship beginning the fall semester and he or she may renew the scholarship for the following year if he or she can meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualified Engineering and Architecture students are those with cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (where 4.0 is the highest) or have a class standing of no less than the top 30%  as stated in the student’s Official Transcript or based on certification of the student’s school administrator.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation from a faculty professor, a current or past employer or any other significant individual who can provide character reference to the applicant.  Completed application and necessary attachments should be mail at Lois Benedict – Scholarship Administrator, ASHRAE, Inc., 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Deadline of application is on May 1, 2009.

To obtain the application form, please click here.

Children of Persia Scholarship Program

The Children of Persia Scholarship Program is created to provide financial assistance to college level students in the United States with Iranian descent. The COP aims to help these financially restricted students develop their ability to help themselves and subsequently help others through their success.

In order to qualify for this scholarship program, the Iranian descent students who are studying in the United States must be U.S. citizens or be lawfully residing in the United States. They must be currently enrolled in any accredited American college or university as full-time undergraduates. Students should also demonstrate excellence in their academic performance and has an active participation in community service.

The Children of Persia Scholarship Program usually awards $2,000  scholarship money that be used by the scholars towards any accredited college or university of their choice within the United States to pursue any academic discipline. The scholarship fund can be also used to other school related expenses such as other fees, room, and board.

To apply, simply complete the application form, attach two letters of recommendation (one should be from a school professional), Official Transcript of Records with school seal, and one page essay about the applicant’s dreams and aspirations. Send the said documents by mail at COP Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 2602, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 on or before April 20, 2009.

Scholarship Opportunity From Arkansas Alumni

If you are a R.E.A.L. Razorback member of University of Arkansas, you may be qualified to apply for the R.E.A.L. Scholarship Program created by the Student Alumni Association of the University of Arkansas. This alumni association offer seven $500 scholarships every year from the two dollars they get from each of their members.

Aside from the current membership status, applicant for this scholarship must have be a full-time student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Likewise, the applicant must indicate a financial need and should write a two page, double-spaced essay reflecting his or her thought on the following:

* Why you think you need and deserve this scholarship.
* Your involvement on campus and/or the community.
* How you can ‘give back’ to the UA community upon graduation.

Essay should be saved in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or Rich Text (WordPad). Then, log-in to begin the application process. Deadline for application is this coming Friday, April 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm. Scholarship recipients will immediately announce in spring 2009. The scholarship fund will be awarded in the students in the amount of $250 each for two semesters.

The NSHMBA Scholarship Program For Hispanic Heritage

There is an ongoing scholarship program from the NSHMBA which is specifically designed to all citizens or or legal permanent residents of United States with Hispanic heritage. Qualified applicants are those students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master’s Degree program in Management or Business at any college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The college or university must be duly accreditted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

The minimum grade requirement for this scholarship is 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale or 2.75 on a 4.0 scale if the applicant has a at least two years of full-time work experience. And because this program is sponsored by National Society of Hispanic MBAs, it is also required that applicants must be current NSHMBA members; if not, they should join NSHMBA during their period of application.

The awards of this scholarship are a combination of scholarship funds and travel reimbursement for attending the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo. The amount of scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 for full time study and $2,500 scholarship fund for part-time study.

Deadline of application as well as the last day of submission of requirements is on April 30, 2009. Fore more information, please visit this site.

Graduate Scholarship For Library Studies

The Palm Beach County Library Association is offering a scholarship opportunity for students who would like to pursue advance degree in librarianship such as Masters degree or Ph.D. degree or for post-MLS study. The chosen scholar will receive a $1000 scholarship that can be used in ALA accredited school of library or information science.

To be eligible to apply for this graduate scholarship, applicant needs to be a member of Beach County Library Association (and pay the $10 membership fee annually). Likewise, the applicant must submit an essay reflecting her or his thought about “How Libraries Can Prepare for Changing Economic Conditions.” The essay must be around 700-word typed in double space using an 11 pt. font with end or foot noting.

Interested applicants are also required to submit a letter of reference from a librarian or information professional and a copy of the acceptance letter from the school they are attending. Deadline of applications and submission of requirements is before May 15, 2009. Applicants must send in at Palm Beach County Library Association, P. O. Box 22348, West Palm Beach FL 33416.

The application form can be downloaded over here. For more details, you may read more here.

Scholarship Program For Blind Students

The National Federation of the Blind is offering a scholarship program to help deserving blind students in their college studying. The 2009 Scholarship Program provides both financial assistance and an excellent opportunity for high level networking with other active blind persons in various professions and occupations.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be confirmed blind in both eyes and should be willing to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at any educational institution in United States. Applicants must also be a citizen of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Scholars are likewise required to join in all NFB national conventions and other scheduled scholarship program activities. Interested applicants may apply online through this link.  All required documents should be submitted on or before March 31, 2009.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program, you may visit their FAQ Page.

University of Minnesota Offers Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

University of Minnesota through Robert and Gail Buuck Family Fund for Disability Services is offering scholarship program for deserving students with disabilities. The scholarship provides students with disabilities a way to pursue their higher education and a chance to enhance and support their learning to develop their self advocacy and leadership.

The scholarship fund can be used by students to partially or fully pay their educational expenses. Selection of scholars is conducted by Disability Services according to certain established criteria. Eligible applicants are those having physical disabilities in mobility, hearing, vision, or systemic conditions who are currently enrolled as undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota.

Applicants should also be in good academic standing and if the scholars were able to attain a satisfactory academic progress, The Robert and Gail Buuck Family Fund for Disability Services may grant them another year of scholarship funding.

The Disability Services Scholarship Application Form can be downloaded here. Applicants must complete and submit the form and required documents on or before June 6. For more information, you may read the latest Robert and Gail Buuck Family Fund brochure.