Scholarships for Pacific Islander Students

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March 12 and April 11
Amount
$5,000
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April 15 and September 15
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Institute for Foreign Study
    AIFS College Division
    River Plaza
    9 W. Broad Street
    Stamford, CT 06902
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must demonstrate maturity, good character and high academic achievement. Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander college students. While there is no fee to apply for this scholarship, there is a $95 fee to apply for the AIFS study abroad program.
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Deadline
January 10
Amount
$2,500-$15,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
    1900 L Street NW
    Suite 210
    Washington, DC 20036-5002
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, and they must be legal citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. Citizens of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolling full-time as a first-year degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university in the U.S. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher or have earned a GED, and they must apply for federal financial aid.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Asian Pacific Community Fund
    1145 Wilshire Boulevard
    First floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll in a U.S. accredited four-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering or science. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Seattle Foundation
    1200 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 1300
    Seattle, WA 98101-3151
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska with demonstrated financial need. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with Japanese or other Asian ancestry.
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Deadline
July 25
Amount
$2,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Eray Promotions
    342 Crepe Myrtle Drive
    Greer, SC 29651
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be minority high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must complete an application which including a 300-word autobiography which highlights volunteer activities, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, work experience, honors and special awards. Three letters of recommendation and an official transcript must also be submitted.
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Deadline
March 31
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    CANFIT
    2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 610
    Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in a California university or culinary arts school. Undergraduate students must be in a nutrition, physical education or culinary arts program. Graduate students must be enrolled in a nutrition, public nutrition, physical education or American Dietetic Association Approved Pre-professional Practice program. Minimum GPA requirement for graduate students is 3.0 and for undergraduates is 2.5.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    California Library Association
    4030 Lennane Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95834
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be California residents, be American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Filipino and be accepted into or enrolled in an American Library Association accredited state library school. The award is based on financial need, and an interview is required.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Foundation for Global Scholars
    12050 North Pecos Street
    Suite 320
    Westminster, CO 80234
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens who are enrolled at a North American college or university. They must be able to apply any transfer credits from studying abroad to their current degree program. They must be first-generation college students, ethnic minorities, disabled or from a low-income family. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
February 15
Amount
$5,000
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Deadline
May 15
Amount
$3,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Entertainment Software Association Foundation
    317 Madison Avenue
    22 Floor
    New York, NY 10017
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be female or minority students, U.S. citizens and current full-time college students or graduating high school seniors enrolled or accepted in a full-time program at a four-year college or university in the U.S. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
March 5
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    United Methodist Church
    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must belong to one of the following minority groups: Native American, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Pacific Islander. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Students must be currently pursuing their first undergraduate degree at an accredited school in the United States, and they must be attending school full-time with a GPA of at least 2.5.
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
    6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300
    Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be minority students accepted to an NAACLS-accredited Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology program or a Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician program. They must also demonstrate financial need.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Fredrikson and Byron, P.A.
    200 S. Sixth Street
    Suite 4000
    Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. In addition to the financial award, scholarship winners are also invited to serve as summer associates at the firm. An application form, two recommendations, a writing sample, a current law school transcript, an undergraduate transcript and a resume are required.
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to $1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Horizons Foundation
    870 Market Street
    Suite 728
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants should have at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, plan to attend or currently attend a post-secondary institution as a freshman or sophomore and reside in one of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano). Preference is given to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who are involved in the LGBT community.
  • Description
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Deadline
January 15
Amount
Varies
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Deadline
April 1
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Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Association of Law Libraries
    105 W. Adams
    Suite 3300
    Chicago, IL 60604
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be a member of a minority group as defined by U.S. government rules, degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and intend to pursue a career as law librarians. Law library experience is preferred. Applicants must also have financial need and have at least one quarter or semester left after the scholarship is given.
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Deadline
March 5
Amount
$1,000-$3,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    United Methodist Church
    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be in at least their junior year of college or in graduate school, and they must have at least a 2.85 GPA. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. Students must plan to take on leadership roles in their church and ethnic communities.
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Deadline
October 1
Amount
Up to $15,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
    1411 W. 190th Street
    Suite 325
    Los Angeles, CA 90248
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islanders or Alaska Natives and who are undergraduate sophomores or seniors. Sophomores must be majoring in accounting, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, geology/geosciences, information technology (IT/MIS), mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering or supply chain management (management). Seniors must have plans to pursue a master's degree in geology or geophysics. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
February 15
Amount
Up to $7,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Jackie Robinson Foundation
    3 W. 35th Street
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be minority high school seniors with demonstrated financial need, leadership potential and academic achievement and who have already been accepted to a four-year college or university. Students must also be U.S. citizens and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or composite ACT score of 22.
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Deadline
June 15
Amount
Up to $1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Association for Respiratory Care
    9425 North MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Irving, TX 75063-4706
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited respiratory care education program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must submit an original paper on respiratory care. Preference is given to minority students.
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
Varies
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Deadline
May 1
Amount
Up to $1,850
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Kansas Board of Regents
    Curtis State Office Building
    Suite 520
    1000 SW Jackson Street
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African American, Native Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander or Hispanic. Priority is given to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must have one of the following: a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 816, a minimum 3.0 GPA, a top 33 percent ranking in their high school class, completion of Kansas Scholars Curriculum, selection by National Merit Corporation or selection by College Board as a Hispanic Scholar.
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Deadline
October 1
Amount
$1,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    California School Library Association
    950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
    Folsom, CA 95630
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.
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Deadline
March 2
Amount
$5,000
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Indiana State Teachers Association
    150 W. Market Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be ethnic minority high school seniors who plan to pursue education in the area of industrial arts, vocational education or technical education at an accredited college or university.
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Deadline
June 13
Amount
$5,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Public Relations Student Society of America
    33 Maiden Lane
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10038
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be of African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander or Alaska Native ancestry. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who are majoring in journalism, public relations or a related subject and be planning to pursue a career in public relations. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, relevant work experience, writing ability, recommendations and leadership skills.
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Deadline
February 21
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Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    California Teachers Association (CTA)
    CTA Human Rights Department
    P.O. Box 921
    Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic students pursuing a teaching-related career in public education. Candidates must also be active members of the California Teachers Association or Student California Teachers Association or the dependents of an active, retired-life or deceased California Teachers Association member.
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Deadline
June 17
Amount
$10,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
    1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20004
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be diverse students entering their first year of law school full-time at an accredited institution. They must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.
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    No
  • Offered by
    Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
    101 North Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be female and/or minority (American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, African-American, Latino, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) undergraduates who are studying architectural, civil or environmental engineering. They must be accepted at or enrolled full-time at an Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) member institution. They must be rising juniors and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Employees of Michael Baker Corporation and their family members are ineligible. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
April 15
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Appraisal Institute
    550 W. Van Buren Street
    Suite 1000
    Chicago, IL 60607
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be women or American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders. Applicants must be full- or part-time students enrolled in real estate courses and working toward a degree, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
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Deadline
January 31
Amount
$18,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
    1430 K Street NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20005
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in and have completed one full year in a Ph.D. program in Sociology. Students must be members of an underrepresented minority group in the U.S.: African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indians/Alaska Natives. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. The fellowship is awarded for 12 months and typically renewable for up to three years in total. Tuition and fees are arranged with the home department. MFP Fellows are selected each year by the MFP Advisory Panel, a rotating, appointed group of senior scholars in sociology. Fellows can be involved in any area of sociological research, though particular MFP award lines devoted to drug abuse research may be possible contingent on funding.
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Deadline
January 16
Amount
Up to $10,000 plus internship pay and post-graduate employment
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    LinTV
    8 Elm Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, major in broadcast journalism, digital multimedia, mass/speech/digital communication, television production or marketing at an accredited university or college, be college sophomores, be U.S. citizens and be of non-white origin.
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    No
  • Offered by
    American Physical Therapy Association
    1111 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They must be African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native. They must be in the final year of an accredited or developing professional physical therapist program at the time of award disbursement. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, service to minority affairs and career potential. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
August 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Institute of Chemical Engineers - (AIChE)
    3 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the field of chemical engineering (African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander). They must be student members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and must be undergraduates who are majoring in chemical engineering. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, AIChE participation and financial need.
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Deadline
December 1
Amount
Up to $5,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Medical Library Association
    65 East Wacker Place
    Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 60601-7246
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander and entering or currently attending an ALA-accredited library school and be no more than halfway through the program. Applicants must also be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
  • Description
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Deadline
March 1
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Varies
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    No
  • Offered by
    Medical Library Association
    65 East Wacker Place
    Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 60601-7246
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students attending accredited library schools who are studying fields relevant to library science and who plan to enter the health sciences information field.
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Deadline
May 23
Amount
$1,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Public Relations Student Society of America
    33 Maiden Lane
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10038
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be of African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry, be at least college juniors studying communications in an undergraduate program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to submit a typed, double-spaced essay no more than three pages in length about workplace diversity or a similar topic.
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    No
  • Offered by
    Mutual of Omaha
    Mutual of Omaha Plaza
    Strategic Staffing - Actuarial Recruitment
    Omaha, NE 68175
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American or from another underrepresented minority group. They must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees or refugees and must be full-time undergraduate students who have completed 24 or more credit hours (including 18 or more graded hours). They must be pursuing a degree in mathematics or an actuarial-related subject and must have a GPA of 3.0 or more. Applicants must have plans to pursue a career in an actuarial field and must have passed at least one actuarial exam. Scholarship recipients must be willing to complete a summer internship at the Mutual of Omaha offices in Omaha. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
December 15
Amount
Up to $25,000
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Deadline
January 10
Amount
$2,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    OCA (formerly Organization of Chinese Americans)
    1322 18th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Asian Pacific Americans who intend to begin college in the fall of the year of application and must demonstrate significant financial need. Applicants must also be the first in their family to attend college and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Description
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
$1,250
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Ladies Professional Golf Association
    100 International Golf Drive
    Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1092
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Students must also have been accepted to a college or university and plan to play competitive golf at the collegiate level. Selection is based on financial need.
  • Description
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Deadline
May 23
Amount
$1,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Public Relations Student Society of America
    33 Maiden Lane
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10038
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be of African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander descent. They must be undergraduates of at least junior standing who are majoring in communications at an accredited four-year institution. They must be full-time students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
  • Description
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to $2,000
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
Up to $6,100
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February 20
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Varies
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Deadline
May 8
Amount
$2,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
    1875 I Street, NW
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be in an undergraduate or graduate program enrolled in at least six credits per semester, and they must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Institute of Industrial Engineers
    3577 Parkway Lane
    Suite 200
    Norcross, GA 30092
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate minority students enrolled in a college in the United States, Canada or Mexico with an accredited industrial engineering program, have at least a 3.4 GPA, major in industrial engineering and be active members. Students may not apply directly for this scholarship and must be nominated. The award is based on academic ability, character, leadership, potential service to the industrial engineering profession and financial need.
  • Description
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Deadline
March 13
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
    1329 18th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors at least 16 years of age who are of Asian or Pacific heritage. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required, and applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, community service involvement and financial need.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Grand Rapids Community Foundation
    185 Oakes Street SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Michigan residents. They must be minority students who are enrolled in a paralegal or legal secretary degree program at an accredited school. They must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Applicants who are not residents of Michigan may still apply if attending a Michigan law school.
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