Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education (IIE)
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $8,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. To be eligible applicants must be receiving federal Pell Grant funding and participating in a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks during the fall, spring, summer or academic year. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Application deadline: April for Fall semester/ Academic Year and October for Spring semester study abroad programs.
Carl H. Unruh Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for adoptee, students that come from a family that includes adoptees, adoptive parents, student parents who have surrendered a child for adoption, foster parents, students that have spent time in foster care and/or students who have a research interest in adoption-related issues.
One million dollars in need-based grants of $4,000 each is being made available from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp.
. Students pursuing an undergraduate degree, a certificate, or in a teacher certification program are eligible.
. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
. The application deadline is May 1st.
Children's Trust Fund Program
The Children's Trust Fund is a program developed out of the Orangewood Children's Foundation that provides financial assistance and educational support to current and emancipated foster youth from Orange County, California up to their 25th birthday.
For many students, a study abroad experience is only possible with financial assistance. Each year CIEE awards scholarships and grants to students who plan to study overseas. Please read the eligibility criteria and the application procedures for each scholarship carefully.
CBCF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational institute that aims to improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities. Each year, CBCF rewards students across the nation with academic scholarships. As a Congressional Black Caucus member, I have an opportunity to award two students from the 33rd Congressional District with one of the following scholarships:
The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees.
Deadline: May 31, 2012
This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions.
Deadline: May 31, 2012
The MassMutual Scholars Program is funded by the MassMutual Financial Group, and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to citizens who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation. MassMutual seeks to increase the number of minority students completing college nationally and raising awareness of our national agencies and careers in the insurance and financial services industry.
OFA/Casey Family Scholars Scholarship
OFA is the largest national nonprofit organization dedicated entirely to helping former foster youth obtain the academic and technical skills and competencies needed to thrive in today’s economy. To that end, OFA provides scholarship and grant money to former foster students in colleges and specialized training programs across the country.
Share Your Story
Share Your Story is a combination scholarship competition and compilation book of low-income students’ college application essays. Once we have received a sufficient number of essays, a selection panel will choose the single top essay from each of 8 common college essay topics to receive a $1,000 college scholarship, and the best overall essay for a $5,000 scholarship. Additional top essays will be included in the publication of a book: Share your Story.
Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals - of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children. Each year, Teach For America selects a diverse, highly selective corps of individuals who have the leadership skills to change the prospects of students growing up today, and ultimately to effect fundamental change from a variety of sectors, including education, policy, law, business, medicine and the sciences.
UCLA Alumni Scholarships
Generous donors, dedicated volunteers and meritorious students sustain this dynamic program, which promotes UCLA’s standard of academic excellence, ensures the value of the UCLA degree and preserves UCLA’s ranking as a premier institution of higher learning.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Corporate Scholars Program
This UNCF program offers Hispanic American, Asian, Pacific Islander American, African American and Native American college students a scholarship that includes an internship designed to help expand the minority workforce of corporations throughout the U.S. Applications are accepted from college sophomores, juniors and graduate students in disciplines requested by UNCF corporate partners. Visit the UNCF website for specific program and application deadline information.