Category Archives: Minority Scholarships

Coca−Cola Scholars Program Application This Coming August

For those students seeking for another possible source of college scholarship, you should try applying to the Coca−Cola Scholars Program. This year’s application for scholarship will open this August 2009 and they will only accept applicants until October 31, 2009; hence, preparing as early as now is recommended.

The Coca−Cola Scholars Program caters for seniors in high schools throughout the United States who need financial assistance for their college education.  Eligible seniors are those carrying at least 3.0 GPA and anticipating a high school diploma at the time of application. Even home schooled students are welcome to apply.

Unlike other scholarship programs, the Coca−Cola Scholars Program only requires essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation when applicants qualify as semi-finalists. Likewise ,this scholarship is not limited for  citizens, nationals of permanent residents of  United States because even students  bearing  status as Temporary Residents, Refugees,  Asylees,  Cuban-Haitian Entrants and Humanitarian Parolees are not discriminated to apply for this scholarship.

Coca-Cola awards a total pf 250 four-year achievement-based scholarships! So, imagine how big your chance is in winning one of the 250 scholarships that you can use for 4 years. The amount of Coca−Cola scholarships is $20,000 each for the 50 students who will be awarded as National Scholars and $10,000 each for the 200 students who will be designated as Regional Scholars.

For more information about the Coca−Cola Scholars Program, please visit their scholarship website.

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.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications for 2009-2010 academic year. This scholarship is sponsored by Xerox to provide finacial assistance for deserving students who belong in minorities and who are US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas.

The scholarship amount ranges from $1000 to $10,000 and it can be used by the scholars toward completing a bachelor degree or graduate degree in technical studies.Applying for Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program is easy, simply download the application form and cover letter and mail them along with other document requirements at Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program, 150 State Street; 4th Floor; Rochester, NY 14614 on or before September 30, 2009.

However, spouses and children of Xerox employees are not eligible for this scholarship opportunity. And to be sure that your application will be considered, see to it that you accomplished the application form completely and you attached your most current resume.

To learn more about the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program, please proceed to the scholarship page of Xerox.

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.

Marriott Scholarship Program Is Now Open

As early as this month, the application for Marriott Scholarship Program is now open. This scholarship is under the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and is intended for women and minority students (Hispanic or African American) who are taking up hospitality management program such as hotel management, culinary or food degree programs.

Marriott Scholarship Program awards $10,000 annual tuition assistance per scholar and this may be renewed if the scholars maintain their good academic standing. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any accredited four-year college or university and must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Interested applicants may apply online through the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Women who are taking up hospitality management or culinary arts in Lexington College may also apply for Marriott Scholarship Program.

The Accenture Scholarship Program

The Accenture Scholarship Program is intended for minority students such as African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American who are taking up degrees in degrees in engineering, computer science and other degree of studies that are related in information systems or management sciences.

Accenture awards $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time students in at least the third year of course work by the fall semester. Likewise, scholars are selected according to their major, GPA and involvement in extracurricular activities.  This scholarship however, is not based in financial needs.

To improve the chance of applicants to be selected as scholars, they must do well in their essays since Accenture through its scholarship administrator (Scholarship America) looks for overall content and originality of the student’s writings.

The Accenture Scholarship Program for 2009 just opened up and will only accept applications until January 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Page or read the guidelines here. Students  may also call 507-931-0472 for assistance or send your inquiry at Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities Scholarship America – Susan Busse: One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082.

Microsoft Scholarship Is Now Available

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in computer science and related technical disciplines may now apply for the 2009-2010 Technical Scholarships that are being funded by Microsoft Corporation.  Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships namely General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Qualified applicants are those who are currently attending a full time Bachelor’s degree program at any college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Students with different nationality can apply as long as they are studying in the aforementioned locations. Aside from this, other factors that may affect application include the students’ interest in the software industry, leadership commitment and financial needs.

To apply, applicants need to answer briefly the following essay in just one page of paper:
•    Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom.
•    Describe the toughest technical problem you’ve worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome.
•    Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond.
•    Describe how you are currently funding your college education.

Submit the said one-page essay along with the Printed Confirmation Page from Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program, resume, transcript and letter of referral at Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303.

Deadline for the 2009-2010 Microsoft Scholarship application is on February 1, 2009.  To know more about the application process, please visit the Microsoft Scholarship FAQ Page.

Athena Group Scholarship For Finance Students

The Athena Group, L.L.C. is a real estate investment and development company in New York that provides scholarship opportunity for female undergraduate sophomore and undergraduate junior students who are majoring in Finance.  The scholarship amount is $7,000 and is usually awarded after the successful summer internship of the students in their company.

The Athena Group Scholarship can be applied by students living in the United States but preferences are given for students who are residing around New York Metropolitan Area or Northern New Jersey Region. The applicants must also meet the 3.0 minimum GPA requirement and must be studying in HBCU Schools or UNCF Member Colleges and Universities.

The deadline for Athena Group Scholarship application is this coming November 07, 2008. For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please proceed here.

Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program For Minorities

The Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program is open to sophomore students who are taking up engineering degree or Geology, Geophysics, Accounting, Marketing, Energy Management or Petroleum Land Management or Transportation & Logistics. Applicants must be US Citizens who come from Hispanic American, African American , Asian Pacific Islander American, or American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage.

This scholarship offered up to $10,000 per year or a maximum of $20,000 scholarship money for scholars who will be selected for two academic years. Aside from the scholarship money, the Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program also provides its scholars an opportunity to be included in a paid 8-10 week summer internship at various Marathon Oil Corporation locations. Scholars will also be paired with a Marathon Oil Corporation employee who will serve as their professional mentor.

The student applicant must have at least 3.00 cumulative grade point average and he or she must apply for federal financial aid. For this year, the deadline of application is on November 1, 2008. For more details on how to apply, you can download the scholarship catalog.

AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award For Medical Students

The AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award is offered to minority students who are pursuing degrees in Medicine. Every year, the AMA Foundation through the Minority Affairs Consortium and support from the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative awards Ten Minority Scholarship amounting to $10,000 each.

The scholars are selected through nomination wherein applicants must be current freshmen or sophomore college students and permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. And of course, since this is a minority scholarship, eligible nominees are only those with minority background such as African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino.

Deadline of application is on April 2009. Please click here for more information.