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CAPED Scholarships
This organization provides scholarships to students who have disabilities.
http://www.caped.io/scholarships/


October Deadlines


Alicia Patterson Fellowship
Contact: The Alicia Patterson Foundation, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW. Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 393-5995; info@aliciapatterson.org; http://aliciapatterson.org/
Eligibility: only to U.S. citizens who are fulltime print journalists, or to non-U.S. citizens who work fulltime for U.S. print publications, either in America or abroad.
Award: The fellowship stipend is $40,000 for twelve months and $20,000 for six months and must cover your travel and research costs. You also must pay taxes on this income.
Deadline: October 1, 2011

Fulbright Scholar Program
Contact: Department of State; http://fulbright.state.gov/grants/student-program/u-s-citizen.html
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year.
Award: These fellowships offer up to one academic year of support for study and/or research in academic fields and the creative and performing arts. Or, The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students' English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student's own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Or, Grants for international travel are available to Germany, Hungary and Italy to supplement other fellowships that do not include travel costs or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research.
Deadline: October 17, 2011
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Junior Summer Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Contact: Princeton University, 104 Robertson Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1013; (609) 258 - 4836; wwsjsi@princeton.edu; http://www.ppiaprogram.org/
Eligibility: Open to students of color in their junior year of undergraduate study with a strong interest in public service and a career in domestic public policy or international affairs.
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Award: Will fund entire cost of tuition, housing, meals, and transportation plus $1,000 stipend.
Deadline: November 1, 2011


National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Contact: National Science Foundation, 1818 N. Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2479; (866) 673 - 4737; info@nsfgrfp.org; http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ (application module; expected to open around the end of August) or http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ (general information).
Eligibility: Students interested in obtaining a research-focused Master's or PhD in in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Must be a US citizen, US National or Permanent Resident. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program by Fall 2011, and must have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study by August 1, 2010.
Award: $10,500 cost of education allowance plus $30,000 stipend, renewable for up to three years.
Deadline: November 1, 2011


The Dow Jones News Fund Internship Programs
Contact: Linda Shockley, Deputy Director, Dow Jones News Fund, P.O. Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300; (609) 452 - 2820; djnf@dowjones.com; https://www.newsfund.org/
Eligibility: Paid 10-week summer internships in business reporting, multimedia editing, sports and news editing for college juniors, seniors and graduate students at newspapers, news
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services and other media outlets. Candidates apply via the website, upload 500-word essay, resume and transcripts and take required DJNF-created tests.
Award: $1,000 scholarship, salary starting at $350/week
Deadline: November 1, 2011


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Contact: Fellowships Office, Keck 576. National Research Council, The National Academies; (202) 334-2872; infofell@nas.edu; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958
Eligibility: All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 1, 2010); Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations); Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution; Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
Award: Annual stipend: $20,000; Award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees: $2,000; Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows; Access to Ford Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.
Deadline: November 14, 2011


December Deadlines


Scions Scholarship
Contact: Danielle Harvey, Office of Admission, USC, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90007; (213) 740 - 1111; harveyd@usc.edu; http://www.usc.edu
Eligibility: Must be related to USC Alumnus. Incoming freshman in the top 10% of their class and transfer students who hold a 3.6 GPA. See website for more details.
Award: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: December 1, 2011

USC Alumnae Scholarship Program
Contact: Alex Barrera, Program Coordinator, USC Alumni Clubs and Communities, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-3106; (213) 740-5944; barrera@alumnicenter.usc.edu; http://www.usc.edu/admission/fa/grants_scholarships/undergraduates/usc.html
Eligibility: Primarily awarded to California residents. Strong emphasis is placed on leadership and academic performance. Competitive freshman candidates will be at the top of our applicant pool with respect to GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer applicants must have a
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minimum GPA of 3.6. Each alumnae group that awards scholarships establishes individual qualifications.
Award: $1,000-$4,000
Deadline: December 1, 2011


Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
Contact: The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, 555 Madison Ave., 20th floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 490 - 7788; samantha@eliewieselfoundation.org; http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org
Eligibility: This prize is open to full-time juniors and seniors in college or university. Check the website above for the annual essay question.
Award: $500-$5,000 each.
Deadline: December 5, 2011. Application info available September 2011


EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO)
Contact: Environmental Protection Agency; (800) 490-9194; 2011FellowshipsRFA@epa.gov; http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_gro_undergrad.html
Eligibility: Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their last two years of undergraduate studies during the fellowship period. Students must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. 3.The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining their first bachelor's degree. 4.Students must have at least a "B" average overall at the time of application and during the tenure of the fellowship. These schools must be listed as not highly funded for research and development capacity. For the purposes of this solicitation, EPA considers ineligible those institutions identified as receiving more than $35 million in annual federal research and development funding in the National Science Foundation's publication. 6.Students attending two-year institutions or community colleges are eligible to apply. Additionally, students not in attendance at an institution of higher education may apply. However, in order to receive the fellowship, students attending two-year institutions or community colleges or students not in attendance at the time of application will need to show evidence of having received their Associate's degree, and will need to demonstrate that they only have two years left of undergraduate studies for completion of the Bachelor's degree, and that they have been accepted to attend an accredited eligible four year institution.
Award: It is anticipated that a total of approximately $1,956,000 will be awarded under this announcement, depending on the availability of funds and quality of applicants received. The EPA anticipates funding approximately 40 fellowships under this RFA. The maximum projected award per fellowship is $19,700 per year total costs, for up to two years plus $9,500 for internship support. Requests for amounts in excess of a total of $48,900 will not be considered.
Deadline: December 9, 2011
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UCLA Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program
Contact: Cherie Francis, Fellowships Coordinator, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, 1252 Murphy Call, Box 951419, Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 825 - 3521; uclafellowship@gdnet.ucla.edu; http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/fellgrnt.htm
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted into a terminal master's degree program at UCLA. Students must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. For more information please visit website.
Award: $15,000 + standard fees and, if necessary, non-resident tuition.
Deadline: December 2011. Visit website for exact deadline.
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Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science (Graduate Students)
Contact: Department of Energy; http://www.lbl.gov/CS/html/alvarez.html
Eligibility: Must be a recent graduates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) with a significant amount of computational and computer science skills and knowledge.
Award: The fellowship allows recent graduates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) to acquire further scientific training at one of the leading facilities for scientific computing and to develop professional maturity for independent research. The successful applicant will be compensated with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Deadline: Application due by December.

January Deadlines


Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program
Contact: Gates Millennium Scholars, P.O. Box 10500, Fairfax, VA 22031-8044; (877) 690 - 4677; contactus@gmsp.org; http://www.gmsp.org
Eligibility: Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; Are a U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident; Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED ; Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2012 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients; Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities; Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria; Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline date.
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Award: Program covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses not paid for by grants and scholarships already committed as part of the recipient's financial aid package.
Deadline: Expected deadline: January 9, 2012.


February Deadlines

Microsoft Scholarship Program
Contact: Microsoft Corporation, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303; scholars@microsoft.com; http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships
Eligibility: Open to undergrad enrolled full-time at four-year universities only. Must be pursuing studies in computer science or related disciplines such as such as electrical engineering, math, or physics and must also demonstrate interest in computer science. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Four scholarships available: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
Award: Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, summer internship after first year.
Deadline: February 1, 2012


Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Contact: Carole Colin, Manager, Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 203 N. La Salle St., Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601-1210; (312) 977 - 9700; ccolin@gfoa.org; http://www.gfoa.org
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Eligibility: Currently a full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).
Award: $5000 stipend.
Deadline: February 1, 2012


ONS Bachelor's Scholarships
Contact: Bonnie Revo, Executive Assistant, Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275; (412) 859-6278; brevo@ons.org; http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/ed/Bachelors
Eligibility: Current RN applicants (currently licensed as a registered nurse): The candidate must be currently enrolled or have been accepted into a bachelor of nursing degree program at an NLN or CCNE accredited School of Nursing and enrolled in the 2011-2012 academic year. The candidate must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, the nurse shall submit a summary describing the education activities in which he/she participated.
Non-RN and Non-RNHS applicants: The candidate must be currently enrolled in a bachelor of nursing degree program at an NLN or CCNE accredited School of Nursing for enrollment in the 2011-2012 academic year. Non-RN applicants must be in the nursing component of the program. Candidates that already possess a bachelors degree in another field and applying to an accelerated program must have applied to the program prior to the application date and acceptance verified prior to June 1.
The candidate must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing.
High school students and individuals in the liberal arts component of a BSN program are not eligible.
At the end of each year of scholarship participation, the nurse shall submit a summary describing the education activities in which he/she participated.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 1, 2012


Summer Research Diversity Fellowships
Contact: American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Floor 4, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 988 - 6560; fellowships@abfn.org; http://www.americanbarfoundation.org
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Eligibility: American citizens and lawful permanent residents including but not limited to, persons who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Puerto Rican, as well as other individuals who will add diversity to the field of law and social science. Scholarships for sophomore and junior academic majors in social sciences or humanities with a 3.0 or higher GPA
Award: $ 3,600/8 weeks
Deadline: February 1, 2012


Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB)
Contact: Beatriz Lopez-Flores, UC Berkeley, 222 Bechtel Engineering Center, Number 1702, Berkeley, CA 94720-1702; (510) 642 - 7644; cblf@berkeley.edu; http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/departments/cues/superb/index.html#
Eligibility: Open to underrepresented students focusing in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.
Award: $4,000 stipend and $600 traveling allowance.
Deadline: February 1, 2012


National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program ,U.S. Department of Defense (Graduate Students)
Contact: American Society for Engineering Education, 1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 649-3831; ndseg@asee.org; http://ndseg.asee.org/
Eligibility: The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Your field of study must fit under one of the fifteen supported disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science, and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, and Physics. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering. Applicants must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor's degrees by Fall 2011. You must intend to pursue a doctoral degree in order to be eligible for NDSEG Fellowship support. If you are awarded, you must start your tenure in the fall of that year.
Award: NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
Deadline: February 1, 2012


Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Contact: Amy Hertel, Harry S. Truman Foundation, 712 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 395 - 4831; office@truman.gov; http://www.truman.gov
Eligibility: Undergraduate prospective junior in the fields of public service and government. Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Preference given to students planning to attend graduate school and a career in government.
Award: Up to $30,000 for up to two years of graduate study.
Deadline: Estimated February 6, 2012. Application available beginning August 1, 2011.


National FFA Scholarships
Contact: Terry Buchholtz, Scholarship Coordinator, National FFA Organization, Attn: Scholarship Office, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 802 - 6060; tbuchholtz@ffa.org; https://www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Eligibility: Each year the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. Eligibility varies among sponsors.
Award: Varies.
Deadline: Feb 15, 2012. Visit website after November 15 for application.


LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship
Contact: Ericka Avila, Programs Manager, The LAGRANT Foundation, 600 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1520, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (323) 469 - 8680, Ext. 223; mpp@lagrant.com; http://www.lagrantfoundation.org
Eligibility: Minimum GPA: 2.75 for undergraduate students and 3.25 for graduate students, 20 scholarships are awarded each year. Scholarships are available for both undergraduates and graduates who are ethnic minorities and public relations, marketing, journalism, or advertising majors.
Award: $5,000 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students.
Deadline: Estimated February 28, 2012.


CSU Fresno Scholarships
Contact: California State University, Fresno, 5150 N. Maple, JA 64, Fresno, CA 93740; (559) 278 - 6572; scholarships@csufresno.edu; http://www.csufresno.edu/scholarships/
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be full-time CSU Fresno students.
Award: $100- $8,000
Deadline: February 28th each year.
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American Nuclear Society Scholarship
Contact: Antoinette (Toni) Bishop, Scholarship Coordinator, American Nuclear Society, 555 N. Kensington Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526; (708) 352 - 6611; outreach@ans.org; http://www.ans.org/honors/scholarships/
Eligibility: Several scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear science and technology careers. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Award: Contact for details. All scholarships are non-renewable.
Deadline: February 2012; visit website for exact deadline. Applications will be available in November 2011.

March Deadlines

Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarships
Contact: Cindy Martinez, Director, American Geological Institute, 4200 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302; (703) 379-2480 ext. 216; mpp@agiweb.org; http://www.agiweb.org/mpp
Eligibility: Applicants must be geosciences majors (or a related field) who are U.S. citizens and members of the following underrepresented ethnic minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, and Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, and Samoan). Related geosciences fields include geology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, and earth-science education.
Award: $500-$3,000 a year.
Deadline: March 1, 2012


The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Fellowship Programs (Graduate Students)
Contact: Ruby G. Moy, APAICS Interim Executive Director, The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296 - 9200; rubyapaics@gmail.com; http://www.apaics.org/
Eligibility: Outstanding graduate students who have a commitment to the Asian Pacific Islander American communities and who plan to pursue a career in public service.
Award: $20,000 stipend to cover travel, housing, and personal expenses during 9-month Washington, D.C. fellowship service, a separate stipend provided to cover health insurance coverage.
Deadline: March 1, 2012

NAHJ Ford Motor Company Scholarships
Contact: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1000 National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045-2001; (202) 662 - 7145; nahj@nahj.org; http://www.nahj.org
Eligibility: College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online and visual journalism. College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduate or graduate students are eligible as long as they have a 2.0 average. These scholarships are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, an effort to support young aspiring Latino journalists. Students must plan to attend a community college or university that is within the United States or Puerto Rico full-time for the entire academic year in order to be awarded an NAHJ scholarship. Also, to be considered for any NAHJ scholarship, students must be a current member of NAHJ for the calendar year
Award: Up to $3,000.
Deadline: Late March 2012.


NAHJ General Scholarships - Rubén Salazar Fund
Contact: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1000 National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045-2001; (202) 662 - 7145; nahj@nahj.org; http://www.nahj.org
Eligibility: College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. Students must plan to attend a community college or university that is within the United States or Puerto Rico full-time for the entire academic year in order to be awarded an NAHJ scholarship.
Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline: Late March 2012.


NAHJ Geraldo Rivera Scholarship
Contact: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1000 National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045-2001; (202) 662 - 7145; nahj@nahj.org; http://www.nahj.org
Eligibility: College senior or a graduate student pursuing a career in English or Spanish-language TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a substantial donation by Geraldo Rivera, host of "Geraldo At Large" on FOX News, as a way to support young Latino journalists aspiring to enter the field. Students must plan to attend a university that is within the United States or Puerto Rico full-time for the entire academic year in order to be awarded an NAHJ scholarship.
Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Late March 2012.


NAHJ Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program
Contact: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1000 National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045-2001; (202) 662 - 7145; nahj@nahj.org; http://www.nahj.org
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Eligibility: College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students who demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career as a Spanish-language broadcast journalist. This program is made possible through a donation from Univisión network news anchor, syndicated columnist and NAHJ founding member María Elena Salinas. Her generosity has been matched by the Univisión network, which has also contributed to this award. This scholarship is awarded to college undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients of the María Elena Salinas Scholarship will also have an opportunity to intern with either the news division of the Univisión network or with an Univisión affiliate. Students must plan to attend a community college or university that is within the United States or Puerto Rico full-time for the entire academic year in order to be awarded an NAHJ scholarship.
Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Late March 2012.


Lapiz Family Scholarship (Asian Pacific Fund)
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Asian Pacific Fund, 225 Bush St., Ste. 590, San Francisco, CA 94104; (415) 433-6859; scholarship@asianpacificfund.org; http://www.asianpacificfund.org
Eligibility: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate enrolled at the University of California (preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz campuses); Farm worker or the child of farm or migrant worker; Minimum grade-point average of 3.0; Demonstrates financial need; U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
Award: Two awards of $1000 each.
Deadline: Expected deadline March 31, 2012.


NASA (Graduate Student Researchers Fellowship Program) (Graduate Students)
Contact: Linda Rodgers, Office of Education, NASA; http://fellowship.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/nav/
Eligibility: Applicants must performing graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development.
Award: A 10 week research experience at NASA headquarters.
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Deadline: March 31, 2012.


American Atheists College Scholarship
Contact: Lori Howard, Youth & Family Co-Director, American Atheists, P.O. Box 158, Crawford, NJ 83701; 908-276-7402; epicurus.lori@gmail.com; http://www.atheists.org/youth_%26_family
Eligibility: The grant can be used for current college students or for high school students entering college next year. Applicants must be Atheists and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (in academic subjects) or better. Race, color, politics, ethnicity, lifestyle, and sex will not be considered as factors. We judge people on their actions and words alone.
Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline: March 2012. Visit website for exact deadline.


American Chemistry Society Scholars Program
Contact: Robert J. Hughes, Manager, American Chemistry Society, 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; (800) 227 - 5558, Ext. 6250; scholars@acs.org; http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1648&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=39169e54-94a6-46b9-b610-26ba1bf39d68
Eligibility: Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian; be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college; be a graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science OR intending to or already pursuing a degree in chemical technology; be planning a career in the chemical sciences; demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science; demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and the Student Aid Report form. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., GPA: 3.0 or higher.
Award: Maximum of $5,000 per year. Number and amount of awards subject to available funding.
Deadline: March 2012; visit website for exact deadline.


Society of Exploration Geophysics Scholarship
Contact: Bernadette Ward, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, P.O. Box 702740, Tulsa, OK 74170-2740; (918) 497 - 5524; scholarships@seg.org; http://www.seg.org
Eligibility: Entering freshmen and undergraduate students in financial need maintaining above average grades. Students should be pursuing a career in geophysics, physics, mathematics and/or geology.
Award: $500-$14,000
Deadline: March 2012 (applications open Sep 2011).
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Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program (SSEAP)
Contact: Scholarship Department, HQ Army Emergency Relief, 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332-0600; (866) 878 - 6378; http://www.aerhq.org
Eligibility: Applicant must be a spouse of an active duty or retired Soldier, and widow(er) of Soldier who died either on active duty or in a retired status, and residing in the United States. The SSEAP Scholarships are based on financial need. Assistance is for full time, first undergraduate studies only. Applications are available at online every year after December 1st.
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Award: Varies.
Deadline: April 1, 2012


CHCI Scholarship
Contact: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), 911 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002; 1-800-EXCEL-DC; http://www.chci.org/scholarships
Eligibility: The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.
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CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must:
· Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested

· Demonstrated financial need

· Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities

· Strong writing skills

· U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Award: $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution; $2,500 4-year academic institution; $5,000 graduate-level institution
Each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation (for example, a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year).
Deadline: Mid-April, check website for deadline.


Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST)
Contact: Nancy Walsh, Los Angeles ASIST Chair, Executive Women International (EWI), Oakwood Temporary Housing 22122 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; (818) 710 5407; nwalsh@oakwood.com; http://www.executivewomenla.org/
Eligibility: The ASIST Scholarship Program helps provide financial support to adult students in a variety of transitional situations. The goal of the ASIST Program is to enable recipients to improve their self-esteem and to have a positive impact on the recipient's personal life, employment, family, and community. In addition to the Chapter ASIST awards, there are
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twelve Corporate awards of $2,500 (payable in USD) given annually. Corporate candidates are selected from Chapter winners. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Clearly define career goals and objectives; Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives; Utilize re-entry programs available through colleges/universities, community agencies and service groups or career professionals; be 18 years of age or older; and applicant must be residing in boundaries of the EWI Chapter to which application is submitted.
Award: $1,000, but varies each year.
Deadline: End of April; check website for deadline.


Cal Dream Scholarship
Contact: Carol Lee, Program Officer for Donor Advised & Restricted Funds, Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 113, Santa Monica, CA 90404; (310) 453 - 3611, Ext. 130; clee@libertyhill.org; http://www.libertyhill.org/Page.aspx?pid=301
Eligibility: AB540 student attending UC Berkeley, demonstrating leadership and commitment to service or activism on campus or in the community.
Award: Up to $10,000.
Deadline: April 2012. Visit website in January 2012 for exact deadline.


Cherokee Nation Scholarships
Contact: Heather Sourjohn, Scholarship Coordinator, Cherokee Nation, 115 East Delaware, Tahlequah, OK 74451; (918) 456-0671; heather.sourjohn@cherokeenationfoundation.org; http://www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/CNF_student_aid.php
Eligibility: Cherokee Nation tribal members planning to attend an institution of higher education.
Award: Varies.
Deadline: April 2012. Visit website for exact deadline.
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The California Latino Legislative Caucus Institute (CLCI) Quad-Caucus Polanco Fellowship
Contact: Lisa Baca-Sigala, Executive Director, The California Latino Legislative Caucus Institute for Public Policy, P.O. Box 26899, Los Angeles, CA 90026; (323) 660-7234; bacasigala@earthlink.net; http://www.cllcipp.org/polanco-fellows/
Eligibility: Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in public policy. Applicants must have graduated from a college or university (with a BA/BS degree). Excellent analytical and communication skills (oral and written). Be a California resident. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
Award: Round-trip airfare to Sacramento, monthly stipend of approx $1,880 and health/dental benefits.
Deadline: April 2012. Visit website for exact deadline.


HENAAC Scholars Program
Contact: Kathy Borunda Barrera, HENAAC Scholars Program Manager, HENAAC, 3900 Whiteside St., Los Angeles, CA 90063; (323) 262 - 0997; kathy@henaac.org; http://www.henaac.org/scholars
Eligibility: Full-time graduate or undergraduate students, high school seniors enrolled in full time study at a college/university the upcoming fall session encouraged to apply. Minimum 3.0 GPA, commitment and involvement in the Latino community, and majoring in engineering, applied science, computer science and math.
Award: $500 - $5,000 - various scholarships available.
Deadline: Estimated deadline April 29, 2012.
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Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program
Contact: Mr. Kevin Brown, Secretary, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., 1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 263 - 2800; carter@cbcfinc.org; http://www.cbcfinc.org/louis-stokes-health-scholars-program.html
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or legal residents, minimum 3.0 GPA, currently enrolled or planning to start a full-time undergraduate program at either a 2-year or 4-year college, university, vocational, or technical school. Anticipated course of study must be in the health field. Must demonstrate financial need. The ideal candidate is at a 2-year institution planning on completing a four-year degree, also plans on working in an underserved community.
Award: Up to $8,000.
Deadline: Estimated deadline April 2012.
May Deadlines


NASA (Harriet G. Jerkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program) (Graduate Students)
Contact: NASA; http://www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/default.aspx?page=program.view&areaid=1&contentid=177&typeid=jpfp
Eligibility: Must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. Must either be within the first 3 years of a graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program.
Award: Three-year fellowship award packages that include stipend and tuition offset support.
Deadline: May 1, 2012


Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Contact: Christa Moya, Director of Financial Aid, American Indian Graduate Center, 4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE. Suite 1B, Albuquerque, NM 87109; (505) 881-4584 ; (505) 884-7007; web@aigcs.org; http://www.aigc.com/02scholarships/accenture/accenture.htm
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribe. Must display academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to preserving American Indian culture and communities. Must be majoring in one of the following: Various Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Management, Finance, Marketing and Other Business Oriented Fields.
Award: $20,000
Deadline: May 2012; visit website for exact deadline.
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City of Commerce Literacy Scholarship
Contact: Beatriz Sarmiento, Literacy Program Manager, City of Commerce Literacy Services, 5655 Jillson St., Commerce, CA 90040; 323-722-7323; beatrizs@ci.commerce.ca.us; http://rooms.cocpl.org/rooms/portal/page/21485_Literacy_and_ESL_Audience
Eligibility: Must be a current resident of the City for at least one year. You must present a valid City of Commerce Resident Card and California identification (Driver's license or I.D.) or official college identification card at the time of submission of the application and, if awarded, when awarded check is picked up. Applicants can be undergraduates or post-graduates of an accredited College or University. Undergraduate students currently attending a college/university must be carrying 12 or more units (Full-time status). Post-graduate students do not need to carry full-time status. Undergraduate students must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 if they are currently attending or plan to attend a junior college, or 2.5 if they are currently attending or plan to attend a university or four year college. Post-graduate students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0.
Award: $250 - $5,000
Deadline: May 2012; visit website for exact deadline.


June Deadlines


Health Career Scholarship
Contact: Carlota Merino, cmerino@salef.org, Scholarship Fund Coordinator, Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF), 1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 706, Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 480 - 1052; info@salef.org; http://www.salef.org
Eligibility: Tailored for students pursuing health degrees and careers. Applicants must be Central American or other Latino ethnicity. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate a history of community involvement. Applicants must be either: (1) graduating high school seniors, (2) current undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, (3) community college students (must be AB 540). Low-income students must reside and study in San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Area (Specifically South Central Los Angeles, Pico Union, East Los Angeles) and San Fernando Valley. Applicants must be willing to give back to the community by becoming a
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mentor to a high school student or completing the equivalent of 52 community service hours assigned by SALEF.
Award: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: June 1, 2012


Sikh Education Aid Fund
Contact: Association of Sikh Professionals, 2917 Oak Brook Hills Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523; contact@sikhprofessionals.org; http://www.sikhprofessionals.org/appforms/seaf.htm
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted by or attend an accredited U.S. institution.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: June 1, 2012


Student Opportunities Program
Contact: Presbyterian Church, USA, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1396; (800) 872 - 3283, Ext. 5776; finaid@pcusa.org; http://www.pcusa.org
Eligibility: Undergraduate juniors or seniors who are majoring in education, health, religious studies, sacred music, and/or social services. Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a U.S. citizen, and apply to college for financial aid.
Award: $3,000
Deadline: June 1, 2012


Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship
Contact: Carlota Merino, Scholarship Fund Coordinator, Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF), 1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 706, Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 480 - 1052; cmerino@salef.org; http://www.salef.org/#!__programs
Eligibility: AB 540 students welcome! Must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity. Demonstrate financial need. Possess 2.5 min GPA. Either graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, community college students
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(must be AB540) or attending a vocational/trade school pursuing a health related field. Low income students in LA, the San Fernando Valley, or SF/Bay Area are prioritized.
Award: Varies.
Deadline: June 2012. Visit website for exact deadline.


Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund
Contact: Guillermo Giron, Youth Organizing/ Scholarship Fund Coordinator, Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF), 1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 706, Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 480 - 1052; info@salef.org; http://www.salef.org
Eligibility: Applicants must be Salvadoran, Central American, or of other Latino background and live in Los Angeles (Specifically South Central Los Angeles, Pico Union, East Los Angeles). Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and a history of community service and involvement. High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students may apply; AB540 community college students also eligible. Applicants must be willing to give back to the community by becoming a mentor to a high school student or completing the equivalent of 52 community service hours assigned by SALEF.
Award: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: June 2012.


July Deadlines


Raymond W. Sarber Awards
Contact: American Society for Microbiology, 1752 N St. NW, Washington, DC 20036; ; awards@asmusa.org; http://www.asm.org/asm/index.php/membership/raymond-w-sarber-awards.html
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Eligibility: Undergraduate and predoctoral students attending accredited U.S. university enrolled in a microbiology-related major.
Award: $1,500 plus framed certificate.
Deadline: July 1, 2012.


MASNA Scholarship
Contact: Kevin Erickson, Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA), PO Box 105603 #18350, Atlanta, GA 30348; scholarship@masna.org; http://www.masna.org/AboutMASNA/MASNAScholarship.aspx
Eligibility: MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals. MASNA's goals are to:
· Educate our members with online and published material, the MASNA conference, and other sanctioned events

· Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment

· Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement

· Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts

To be eligible for the MASNA Student Scholarship, an applicant must be a current/entering undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.
The student must have declared a major or have an intent to declare a major in one of the marine sciences. Selection will be based upon the student academic history and the student contributions and demonstrated commitment to the marine aquarium hobby.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: Early July, check website for 2012 deadline.


Education for Excellence Scholarship offered by SALEF
Contact: Guillermo Giron, Youth Organizing/ Scholarship Fund Coordinator, Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF), 1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 706, Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 480 - 1052; kmadrigal@salef.org; http://www.salef.org
Eligibility: For Salvadoran, Central American, or other Latino high school & college students; must demonstrate financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, show history of community service and involvement, and write a 500 word essay to SALEF. Scholarship open to students who have been accepted to 4-year colleges or students working on their bachelor's or master's.
Award: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: Estimated July 15, 2012. Check with organization for exact deadline.


Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program (OSEAP)
Contact: , Angie Pratt, HQ Army Emergency Relief, 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332-0600; (866) 878 - 6378; Overseas@aerhq.org.; http://www.aerhq.org
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Eligibility: Applicant must be a spouse of an active duty Soldier assigned to an Overseas Command. Applicant must physically reside with the Soldier at the assigned location. Assistance is for part time or full time, first undergraduate studies only. The OSEAP Scholarships are awarded up to half the cost of tuition per term based on financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, family size, special financial obligations and circumstances. Applications are now available at www.aerhq.org.
Award: $500 per term for 5 terms, totaling $2,500.
Deadline: Mid-July 2012.


August Deadlines


Hertz Fellowship (Graduate Students)
Contact: Hertz Foundation; http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/award.aspx
Eligibility: Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. Fields of interest include: Aeronautics/Astronautics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth and Geo Sciences, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science, Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering.
Award: Over $250,000
Deadline: August 1, 2012.


American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program; Second Chance Scholarship Contest
Contact: American Fire Sprinkler Association, 12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75251; (214) 349-5965; scholarship@firesprinkler.org; http://www.firesprinkler.org; http://www.afsascholarship.org/secondchance.html
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Eligibility: Open to US citizens or legal residents with High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Scholarship payable to winner's college/university or certified trade school in the US. Winners not based on financial need.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: August late 2012 visit website for exact deadline.


September Deadlines


2011 Mexican American Dream Scholarship
Contact: The Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM), 125 Paseo de La Plaza, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90012; scholarships@cofem.org; http://www.cofem.org/programs/scholarships.html
Eligibility: Applicant for College and Graduate Students must:
· Be an AB-540 Student,
· If not an AB-540 student, must be a member or related to a member of a COFEM
· affiliated Federation or Club,
· Must be considered a full-time student or enrolled in at least 12 units at a four-year institution,
· Have a minimum GPA of 3.0,
· Demonstrate a need for financial assistance,
· Demonstrate involvement in the community and/or work experience,
· Be able to participate in COFEM's 2012 Annual Conference and the Higher Education Summit, and
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· For Grad Students: Must be AB-540 students.
Applicant for Incoming Freshman must:
· Be an AB-540 Student,
· If not an AB-540 student, must be a member or related to a member of a COFEM affiliated Federation or Club,
· Provide proof of admission, registration, and enrollment in at least 12 units in an accredited college,
· Have a minimum GPA of 3.0,
· Demonstrate a need for financial assistance,
· Demonstrate participation in the community and/or work experience, and
· Be able to participate in COFEM's 2012 Annual Conference and the Higher Education Summit.
Award: $1,000 to $3,000 each.
Deadline: Mid-Sep., check website for 2012 deadline.


National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Contact: David Caicedo, , National Hispanic Health Foundation, 1411 K St., N.W., Ste. 1100, Washington, DC 20005; 212-992-8706; david.caicedo@nyu.edu or scholarship@nhmamd.org; http://www.nhmafoundation.org
Eligibility: The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care - medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, health management and policy analysis, health research, and allied health.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time and seeking a professional degree at medical, dental, nursing, public health, or policy schools located in California for the California Gala Event; in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut for the NYC Gala Event.
Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is needed.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: September 30 for CA applicants, October 28 for NY applicants.


Multiple Deadlines


$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Student Scholarship
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, 3286 Oak Court, Belmont, CA 94002; (650) 618-2221; scholarships@gkscholarship.com or tanabe@gmail.com; http://www.genkellyscholarship.com
Eligibility: Applicants must be 9th - 12th grade high school students, college undergraduates, or graduate students, be U.S. citizens or legal residents and may study any major and attend or plan to attend any accredited college or university in the U.S. Selection is based primarily on a brief 250-word essay answering one of the following questions: "Why do you deserve this scholarship?," "Describe your academic or career goals," or, "Any topic of your choice."
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Award: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2011 for spring, December 31, 2011 for fall.


AAJA General Scholarship and Internship Awards
Contact: Nao Vang, AAJA Student Programs Coordinator, Asian American Journalists Association, 1182 Market St., Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 346 - 2051; programs@aaja.org; http://www.aaja.org; http://www.aaja.org/programs/scholarships/
Eligibility: The AAJA offers several different scholarships. Eligibility: seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students with a focus on journalism.
Award: $500 - $25,000
Deadline: Mary Moy Quon Ing Scholarship: May, 2012, Vincent Chin Scholarship: May, 2012, Anna Chenault Scholarship: TBA, November.


AIFS-HACU Scholarships
Contact: AIFS Abroad, 9 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06902-3788; (800) 727-2437; http://www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.asp
Eligibility: Must be an outstanding Hispanic student with intentions on attending a HACU member school. To find out more about HACU, visit www.HACU.net
Award: Will provide up to 50% of program fees.
Deadline: April 15/September 15.


ASE Paul Lapworth Scholarship
Contact: ASE (Advanced Studies in England), 2 Pierrepont Street, Bath, England BA1 1LB; 01144-1225-447134; admin@asebath.org; http://studyabroadbath.org/drupal/ase_dev/?q=node/227
Eligibility: The Paul Lapworth Scholarship is available each semester to a student on the basis of need and a keen interest in Shakespeare.
Award: It is likely to be an award of £500 for a semester's study.
Deadline: March 31st or September 30th.


Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program
Contact: HOPI, P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039; toll free: (800) 762 - 9630 or direct: (928) 734-3533; Tlomakema@hopi.nsn.us.
Eligibility: You must first apply for all Federal, State, and institutional financial aid as Hopi Tribal funds are provided as a secondary source of funding. Based on financial need, 2.5 GPA, enrolled in HOPI tribe.
Award: up to $3,000.00 per semester, based on Financial Needs Analysis.
Deadline: Fall/Winter - July 1; Spring - December 1; Summer - April 1.


MESBEC Program
Contact: Catching the Dream, 8200 Mountain Road NE., Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505) 262-2351; NScholarsh@aol.com; http://www.catchingthedream.org
Eligibility: Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and attend or plan to attend college full-time.
Award: $500-$5,000
Deadline: March 15th - Summer School; April 15th - Fall Semester; September 15th - Spring Semester


Native American Leadership Education Program
Contact: Catching the Dream, 8200 Mountain Road NE., Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505) 262-2351; NScholarsh@aol.com; http://www.catchingthedream.org
Eligibility: Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and current paraprofessionals in an American Indian school who are attending or plan to attend college full-time.
Award: $500-$5,000
Deadline: March 15th - Summer School; April 15th - Fall Semester; September 15th - Spring Semester

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Program
Contact: Society of Women Engineers, 120 S. La Salle Street, Suite 1515, Chicago, IL 60603; 877-793-4636; scholarshipapplication@swe.org; http://www.swe.org
Eligibility: The minimum GPA is 3.5/4.0 for freshman applicants and 3.0/4.0 for sophomore, junior, senior & graduate applicants. Open to women majoring in engineering; incoming freshmen admitted to a SWE approved school. For additional information and an application please send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Award: $5,000, renewable.
Deadline: The deadline for upperclassmen and graduate students will be Feb. 15. Freshmen will have a May 15 deadline.


Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship
Contact: Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs, Association on American Indian Affairs, 966 Hungerford Drive Suite 12-B, Rockville, MD 20850; (240) 314-7155; general.aaia@verizon.net; http://www.indian-affairs.org
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students and provide proof of tribal enrollment, a Certificate of Indian Blood (showing 1/4 Indian blood) and an essay on educational goals.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: Application & Deadline details will be up in February 2011.


American Institute of Architects/American Architectural Foundation Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program
Contact: Jamie Yeung, Scholarship Programs, 1735 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006-5292; (202) 626 7529; jyeung@aia.org; http://aia.org/education/AIAS075223
Eligibility: The Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program is for students entering or in their first year of a professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Information about how to apply will be available later this year (2009). Students are encouraged to visit http://www.archcareers.org for further details. ARCHcareers.org is a joint effort between the AIA and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to provide information and resources for people who are interested in entering the architecture field.
Award: $3,000-$4,000
Deadline: Applications for 2012 will be available early January.


American Physical Society Minority Scholarship
Contact: Arlene Modeste Knowles, Administrator, American Physical Society, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3844; (301) 209 - 3232; minority@aps.org; http://www.aps.org or www.minoritiesinphysics.org
Eligibility: Black, Hispanic, or Native American U.S. citizens with a physics interest. Must be a high school senior, college freshman or sophomore.
Award: $2,000 for new recipients, $3000 for renewal recipients.
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Deadline: Applications for 2012 will be available in November 2011.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Summer Internship Program
Contact: Ruby G. Moy, APAICS Senior Advisor, The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296 - 9200; ruby@apaics.org; http://www.apaics.org/pages/programs/internship-program.php
Eligibility: College students interested in the political process, public policy issues, and Asian American and Pacific Islander community affairs; evidence of leadership abilities, excellent oral and written communication skills, current (or recent) enrollment in accredited undergraduate institution; U.S. citizen or legal resident; must be at least 18 years old by the start of the summer internship.
Award: Stipend (contact for further details).
Deadline: Applications for 2012 will be available in November 2011.


Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contests
Contact: Jason Erikson, Ayn Rand Institute, 2121 Alton Parkway Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92606; (949) 222-6550 ext. 247; essays@aynrand.org; http://aynrandnovels.com/essay-contests.html
Eligibility: Five essay contests for the novels "Anthem" "Atlas Shrugged" "We the Living" "Former Participants" and "The FountainHead" are offered. Applicants must be eighth grade students or high school freshmen or sophomores who submit a 600-1200 word essay that will be judged on both style and content, with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of philosophic meaning of Anthem.
Award: $30-$10,000
Deadline: See website for separate contest deadlines.

British Marshall Scholarships (Graduate Students)
Contact: Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, UK WC1H 9HF; 44 (207) 380 6700; e.martin@acu.ac.uk; http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
Eligibility: Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2012, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2009.
Award: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
Deadline: Check website for details.


California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
Contact: Dr. Michael V. Drake, Chancellor UC Irvine, California Alliance for Minority Participation, Center for Educational Partnerships: 5171 California Avenue Suite 150 University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA; 949 824 6578; see host institution contact info at http://www.camp.uci.edu/contact.html; http://www.camp.uci.edu/
Eligibility: The program is offered at all UC campuses except Merced. Offered to students in good academic standing who are US citizens or permanent residents, and members of under-represented group: Blacks/African Americans, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders, Latin@s.
Award: Varies.
Deadline: Varies. Check website of host institution.


CCNMA Journalism Scholarships
Contact: Julio Moran, Executive Director, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, 727 W. 27th St., Rm. 201, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212; (213) 821-0075; ccnmainfo@ccnma.org; http://www.ccnma.org/
Eligibility: The CCNMA Scholarships, are awarded annually to qualified Latino students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 per student and are based on several criteria, including: commitment to the field of journalism, scholastic achievement, community awareness and financial need. Students must be
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enrolled full-time for the entire 2011-2012 academic year, and must be a California resident or attend an accredited college or university in California.
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Varies. Check website for scholarship listings.


Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. Scholarship
Contact: Norma Dominguez, President, Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc., P.O. Box 6422, Sacramento, CA 95816; (916) 446 - 1640; contactus@clylp.com; http://www.clylp.com/
Eligibility: CLYLP offers opportunities at the Sacramento Leadership Conference, the Regional Leadership Institutes in LA and the San Joaquin Valley, the CLYLP Comcast Fellowship Program, and the Roberto Garcia Memorial Scholarship Program. They also offer additional scholarships. Eligibility depends on program.
Award: Varies.
Deadline: Varies among programs.


Congressional Black Caucus Spouses (CBCS) Performing Arts Scholarship
Contact: US. Rep Yvette Clarke, Secretary, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., 1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 263 - 2800; info@cbcfinc.org; http://www.cbcfinc.org/cbcf-scholarships.html
Eligibility: Be prepared to pursue a degree full-time or be a current full-time college student in good academic standing, minimum 2.5 GPA, exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. Students must be pursing a career in the performing arts.
Award: Contact CBC Foundation for details.
Deadline: Varies, check website for deadline.
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CSU Pre-Doctoral Program (Graduate Students)
Contact: Office of the Chancellor, California State University, 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-951-4000; http://www.calstate.edu/predoc/cpdp_program.shtml
Eligibility: The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.
Announcements and application forms for the program are circulated each year in early December through the office of each campus Pre-Doctoral Program Coordinator - see List of CSU Pre-Doctoral Program Campus Coordinators. Eligibility is limited to junior, senior and graduate students that are enrolled in a degree-seeking program at any one of the CSU campuses at the time of application. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Award: Working one-on-one with faculty members from both CSU and doctoral-granting institutions, students receive funding for activities such as: participation in a summer research internship program at a doctoral-granting institution to receive exposure to the world of research in their chosen field; visits to doctoral-granting institutions to explore opportunities for doctoral study; travel to a national symposium or professional meeting in their chosen field; other related activities such as membership in professional organizations and journal subscriptions; graduate school application and test fees.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by campus, but due to Chancellor's Office by early spring.

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship
Contact: Lisa Wyzlic, Association on American Indian Affairs, 966 Hungerford Drive Suite 12-B, Rockville, MD 20850; (240) 314-7155; general.aaia@verizon.net; http://www.indian-affairs.org
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Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students and provide proof of tribal enrollment, a Certificate of Indian Blood (showing 1/4 Indian blood) and an essay on educational goals.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: 2012-2013 application available February 2012.


Hispanic College Fund
Contact: Lindsy Bernsten, Direct of College Program, Hispanic College Fund, Inc., 1301 K Street NW, Suite 450 A, West Washington, DC 20005; (800) 644 - 4223; aduarte@hispanicfund.org; http://www.hispanicfund.org
Eligibility: Accepted or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution of higher education with a declared major/concentration in business, in good academic standing, 3.0 GPA, have financial need, U.S. citizenship, must be Hispanic or of Hispanic heritage.
Award: $500-$10,000
Deadline: Check in September for upcoming deadlines; expected deadlines between November-March.


HSF College Scholarship Program
Contact: Jesse Torres, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 92106; (415) 808 - 2365; jsetorres@hsf.net; http://www.HSF.net
Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be a full-time student, apply for financial aid using the FAFSA (no need requirement for eligibility).
Award: Varies.
Deadline: Applications for 2012-2013 available in September.


HSF/General Motors Scholarship Program
Contact: Hispanic Scholarship Fund; http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=314
Eligibility: Must be of Hispanic heritage. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Must be enrolled full-time at a 4-year undergraduate institution. Must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must apply for FAFSA. Must be majoring in one of the following: Engineering, Business, Social Sciences. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or current undergraduates (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors).
Award: $2,500
Deadline: Check website for 2012 availability.


Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. Latina Scholarship Award
Contact: La Mesa Directiva, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc., 1220 Rosecrans, Number 543, San Diego, CA 92106; chair@lamdathetanu.org; http://www.lamdathetanu.org
Eligibility: Latina pursuing her education at an accredited college or university. No specific major is required. All California chapters award money each year. Contact the chapter closest to you for further info.
Award: $200- $1,000 Multiple scholarships awarded yearly.
Deadline: Deadline sometime in the Spring - determined by individual Chapter.


McDonald's/NBMOA Hospitality Scholars Program
Contact: United Negro College Fund, http://uncf.org/forstudents/scholarDetailSGA.asp?id=501
Eligibility: Must attend a 4-year college. Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior. Must possess a minimum 2.8 GPA. Must be majoring in one of the following: Accounting, Business, Hospitality Management, Hotel Management, Marketing, Restaurant Management. Must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Deadline will be available in August 2011.


Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship for American Indians & Alaskan Natives
Contact: Lisa Wyzlic, Association on American Indian Affairs, 966 Hungerford Drive Suite 12-B, Rockville, MD 20850; (240) 314-7155; general.aaia@verizon.net; http://www.indian-affairs.org
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students and provide proof of tribal enrollment, a Certificate of Indian Blood (showing 1/4 Indian blood) and an essay on educational goals.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: Deadline information will be available in February 2012.


SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship
Contact: Linda Dawavendewa, SRP Navajo Generating Station, P.O. Box 850, Page, AZ 86040; (928) 645 - 6539; Linda.Dawavendewa@srpnet.com; http://www.srpnet.com/education/grants/navajo.aspx
Eligibility: Member of Navajo Tribe, 3.0 GPA, upper division students.
Award: Award amounts are determined by the NGS Scholarship Committee following an evaluation of the Financial Needs Analysis of each applicant. Undergraduate scholarships are renewable until the bachelor's degree is earned.
Deadline: Application available January 2012-April 2012.
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The Panetta Institute for Public Policy - Congressional Internship Program
Contact: Richard Kezirian, PhD, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, 100 Campus Center, Building 86E, Seaside, CA 93955; (831) 582 - 4200; info@PanettaInstitute.org; http://www.panettainstitute.org/study_with_us/internship.htm
Eligibility: Open to students attending any of the California State University campuses, Santa Clara University, or Dominican University of California. Students are encouraged to contact their President's office for application and eligibility requirements.
Award: The Institute covers costs for the semester-long 13-week program including fees for 20 units, housing, meals, classes at the Panetta Institute, air travel, ground transportation, and housing in Washington along with a stipend.
Deadline: Contact each university/college for exact deadline and application details.

Jacob Javits Fellowship - U.S. Department of Education (Graduate Students)
Contact: Carmen Gordon and Sara Starke, Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program, 1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor, Washington D.C., 20006-8524; (202) 502-7542; OPE_Javits_Program@ed.gov; http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to individuals who at the time of application: (1) will be entering a doctoral program in academic year 2010-2011 and/or who, at the time of application, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the doctoral program for which they are seeking support; (2) will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program in academic year 2010-
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2011 where the master's is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study.
Award: The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System.
Deadline: Check website.


UCLA DREAM Scholarship
Contact: Edward Gurrola, Veterans Resource Office Coordinator, Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 113, Santa Monica, CA 90404; (310) 453 - 3611, Ext. 130; egurrola@saonet.ucla.edu; http://www.libertyhill.org/Page.aspx?pid=301
Eligibility: AB540 student pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree at UCLA, must be involved in educational or outreach activities in support of immigrant rights and social justice.
Award: $500-$,500
Deadline: Please check back in January 2012 for information on the next cycle.


UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Contact: Dr. Jerry Bryant, Science Initiative Director, United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031; uncfmerck@uncf.org; http://umsi.uncf.org/ScholarshipsInternshipsFellowships/tabid/151/Default.aspx#Undergraduate
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Eligibility: Must be African American. Must be enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the United States. Must be an undergraduate junior. Must possess a minimum 3.3 GPA. Must be majoring in one of the following: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences. Must be committed and eligible for two summer internships. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Award: Up to $35,000
Deadline: Check website for details.



Suggested Websites:


Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
http://roybal-allard.house.gov/students

 
U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/finaid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
http://www.fafsa.gov/


California Student Aid Commission
http://www.csac.ca.gov/


College is Possible http://www.collegeispossible.org/


Fastweb http://www.fastweb.com/


Financial Aid http://www.finaid.org/


Free Scholarship Search & Information Service http://www.freschinfo.com/


Gates Millennium Scholars
http://www.gmsp.org/


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
http://www.hacu.net/


Hispanic Heritage Foundation
http://www.hispanicheritage.org/


Latino College Dollars
http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/directory.htm


Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/general/


Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
http://exchanges.state.gov/

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