Category Archives: Need-Based Scholarship

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

The Wellstone Fellowship awards one an annual stipend of approximately $35,000 and excellent health care benefits to the lucky social justice fellow every year. This fellowship is designed to help black/African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Native American social justice leaders who are interested in health care policy.

This grant does not have any GPA requirement or a specific academic discipline preference to its applicants as long as they have a college degree and demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice work following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. Applications is open until January 15.  Click here to download the application form.

To see all the details for Wellstone Fellowship, you can visit this page or contact Melissa Rosenblatt at 202-628-3030.

Scholarship Program For Women Who Graduated In High School 10 Years Ago

There are actually many financially restricted women who were unable to enroll in college or any vocational courses after they graduated in high school because of high cost of education. But now these women who graduated ten years ago or more (on or before September 1998) can finally have a chance to study in college or take a vocational or technical program because the Talbots Charitable Foundation has a special scholarship program for them.

The Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund, will give away award a total of $100,000 in scholarships to women who are determined to finally get their college degree. Five women scholars will each receive $10,000 scholarships to pursue a 4 year degree program while 50 $1,000 scholarships will be given to women seeking vocation courses.

Even women who have GED can apply for this scholarship as long as they earned it at least ten year ago. To get a copy of the application form, please click here. Deadline for submission is on January 2, 2008 or until the 1,000 applications has been achieved.

Study Abroad Scholarship For International Business Students

Students of International Business degree programs who wish to study abroad may apply for the John T. Petters Foundation Scholarship to get extra $5,000 money that can be used to pay for the scholars’ tuition, travel fees or lodging expenses on their year long, semester or summer study abroad programs.

Eligible International Business undergraduate students are those who have US citizenship and have financial needs to support their studies especially those working students, currently on loans or students who came from family with low income.

Other important criteria to be one of the 24 to 40 scholarship winners are the applicant’s personal essay that reflects his passion for education, academic performance and recommendation letters. Special attention will be extended to those who do not have any international experience yet and those students that plan to use their scholarship for programs that focus on cultural immersion and program with duration of three weeks of more.

The deadline this year’s application is this coming December 15, 2007. Click here to download the application form or you may go to the FAQ page of the foundation scholarship to learn more about this program.

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

Do you belong in a family with heavy financial burden but still wanted to pursue a college degree in any health related degree program? If you answered yes, then you may be qualified to apply in Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students that are given by Bureau of Health Professions under the US Department of Health and Human Services.

This scholarship is given to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, veterinary medicine, chiropractic and other allied health programs such as medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology and even programs in physician assistants training.

The Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students provides tuition and allowances for reasonable educational expenses and living expenses. This scholarship preferred those US citizen students with heavy financial need and disadvantaged backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the above stated programs. To apply for this scholarship, students must see the financial aid office of the school where they are enrolled or planning to apply.

Samsung Scholarship For Descendants Of US Wartime Veterans

Samsung, a leading electronics manufacturing corporation from Korea is providing a total of $5 Million scholarship fund to show their appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during their struggle against communist forces during the Korean War.

The Samsung scholarships  are administered by the American Legion and are intended for direct descendant (child, grandchild, great grandchild or a legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran. Qualified applicants are those in high school junior who participate in or completed the American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.

The Samsung scholarship awards $1000 to $20000 per scholar. The scholarship can only be used for undergraduate studies but may be spend to pay for tuition, books, fees and lodging. Scholars are selected based on their academic record; extra curricular activities at high school; involvement in community services; and financial need. Descendants of US veterans of the Korean War get additional points toward winning the scholarship.

Application form can be found here.

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a program for uplifting the education future of the children of active duty United States military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

This program is open to the above said children who are already in their high school seniors. They can use the American Legion Legacy Scholarship for any undergraduate degree programs at accredited college institution in the United States.

There is no definite amount of scholarship that are given to the scholars because it will depend on the income derived from the trust. However, scholars of this program can apply for renewal of the award. Eligible students may obtain the scholarship application here. This should be completed and submitted on or before April 15.

CLFP University Scholarship Program

Aside from the scholarship that can be applied by CLFP food processor members or employees and their dependents, the California League of Food Processors also has a scholarship program for students attending the following universities: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California State University Chico, California State University Fresno and University of California Davis.

This scholarship is known as the CLFP University Scholarship Program that specifically awards the following number of  scholarships:

  • 2 scholarship awards at $2,000 each to students attending at California Polytechnic State University
  • 2 scholarship awards at $2,000 each to students attending at University of California Davis
  • 1 scholarship award of $2,000 to the students attending at California State University Chico
  • 1 scholarship award of $2,000 to the students attending at California State University Fresno

To apply for this CLFP University scholarship program, the students must have strong desire to work in California or U.S. food processing industry or any industry that is affiliated with U.S. food processors. Applicants must be US citizen or permanent US residents and must show proof of financial need.

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship

The Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship provides around 200 scholarship awards every year to deserving full time college and graduate students. A maximum of $8500 scholarship award is given to each qualified scholar.

Eligible applicants for Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship are those students with 3.0 GPA and above who are 30 years old and below for undergraduate applicants and 40 years old and under for graduate applicants. Applicants must also be willing to travel in New York City at their own expense for a personal interview.

The scholarship has no specific deadline for this scholarship because it automatically closes when sufficient number of applicants has submitted their completed forms. So, if you are interested to apply for the academic year 2008-2009, this is the best time to start your application.

Scholarship applications can be obtained through a written request that must be mailed to the Foundation Office at The Leopold Schepp Foundation, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000, New York, NY 10176-3201. For more guidelines on how to apply for this scholarship, please read here.

Scholarship For Women Aged 40 And Above

Scholarship is not only for young generation because even adults ages 40 and above can still find some scholarship programs that are specifically created to help adults who want to engage in life long learning or continuous education. One good example is the scholarship program by AARP Foundation.

They have this Scholarship Program that is intended for women aged 40 and above who are seeking for new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families as well as to improve their communities.

The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is open for application until October 31, 2007. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and should submit a proposal for enrollment in a not-for-profit, post-secondary school or training program within 6 months of the scholarship award date.

Likewise, all applicants must have valid email address to complete the application and be able to use the access code of AFWSP. Women who are in jobs with insufficient pay, grandmothers or other female relatives with significant financial responsibility for one or more children of another family member and females who are returning to the workforce after an extended absence are the priorities of this scholarship program.

The Horatio Alger Scholarships

I have stumbled upon the Horatio Alger Scholarships that awards multiple numbers of $2500 scholarships for students around the United States who has critical financial needs. This scholarship only require a 2.0 GPA and so, can be applied by most high school seniors who has strong desire to pursue any 2-year course or bachelor degree program.

This scholarship is preferably for students who came from families with $50,000 or less adjusted gross annual income. However, students with higher income than this may apply as long that they have written explanation for this.

The application for Horatio Alger Scholarships is easy because it can be done online. Each state have certain number of $2500 scholarships to be given which range from 10 to 200 scholarship awards , so check out this page to know the specific number of Horatio Alger Scholarships in your state.

The deadline for application and submission of documents for this year is on October 30. For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship FAQ page.