2012-2013 Scholarships


These scholarships are listed in alphabetical order. Each links authenticity was checked and live at the time of publication. We do not claim responsibility for any content contained in the websites or the links thereof.  




American Association of University Women
Branch and State Local Scholarship Clearing house

Dept. 60
301 ACT Drive
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

Tel: (319) 337-1716
Email: aauw@act.org.  

AAUW branches and states provide funding for local scholarship programs across the U.S. for qualified women students seeking educational funding. Participating branches and states determine their scholarship amounts and eligibility criteria, and applicants apply directly to the opportunities for which they are qualified.

Information regarding submitting an application may be requested by contacting your local AAUW branch that sponsors the scholarship. Information is NOT available from the AAUW National Office.


American Chemistry Society Scholars Program

Contact: 1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tel: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250) Fax: 202-776-8003
E-mail: r_hughes@acs.org or scholars@acs.org

Eligibility: Available to all students with an emphasis on African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. Applicants must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S, and a full time student at an accredited college, university, or community college. Students who are high academic achievers in chemistry or science are encouraged to apply.

ACS sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology and teaching. The programs aim to encourage diversity among applicants and build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and technology.

ACS Scholars Program
Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter fields in the chemical sciences. Scholars are selected based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.

Project SEED
Scholarships to assist former SEED participants in their transition from high school to college. Students are eligible to receive up to $5,000.

ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarships
Awarded to working chemists with an interest pursuing a teaching career at the secondary and postsecondary level.

ACS-Hach Undergraduate Scholarship
Undergraduate students selected by partner universities on the basis of their interest in and aptitude for teaching chemistry.

GPA 3.0 or higher.

Award:$2,500 freshmen, $3,000 sophomore, $5,000 juniors and seniors

Deadline: March 1


American Institute of Chemical Engineers
3 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Minority Scholarship Award
Tel: (212) 591-7478
Eligible Inst.: US schools

Award:Freshmen and current college students: $1,000 a year

Deadline: June 15th


American Nuclear Society

Contact:Tony Bishop John and Muriel Landis Scholarship American Nuclear Society, Scholarship Committee
555 N. Kensington Ave.

LaGrange Park, IL 60526

(708) 352-6611
www.ans.org; e-mail: outreach@ans.org

Eligibility:Undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear science and technology careers. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:February 1


American Physical Society, The

Contact:One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844;

(301) 209-3200; Fax: (301) 209-0865;

Eligibility: Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Engineering physics and applied physics majors also welcome to apply.

Award: $2,000

Deadline:February 1


American Postal Workers Union/ AFL-CIO

Contact: Elizabeth Powell 
1300 L Street NW
Washington, DC. 20005

(202) 842-4200, (202) 842-8500

The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship

Awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program.

The Hallbeck Scholarship provides significant financial assistance to one male and one female recipient from each of the five postal regions: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southern, and Western.

Five Vocational Scholarship winners

Receive up to $3,000 to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial, or vocational school. Vocational Scholarships are awarded to Recipients selected from the five postal


√ Application forms and instructions are available on the APWU Web site at


√ Applicants may only apply for the Hallbeck or Vocational scholarship,not both.

√ Applicants are responsible for submitting completed applications and all required materials listed on the application form.

√ Applicants of deceased members must provide proof of membership.

√ an official application form must be used.

√ All application materials must be submitted in one envelope and sent via USPS to:


APWU Scholarship Program

American Postal Workers Union
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Deadline:All applications and materials must be received by March 15


√ Applicants must be a senior attending high school or other secondary school.

√ Applicants must be a child, grandchild, stepchild, or legally adopted child, of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member.

√ Note: Relatives of APWU elected national officers are not eligible.

√ Recipients of the Hallbeck Scholarships and Best Essay award must attend an accredited college or university, community college for a consecutive four years. Vocational Scholarship winners must attend an accredited vocational school or program for up to three years.

√ Scholarship awards must be used to pursue an undergraduate degree or a post-secondary occupational education


American Geological Institute, Minority Geoscience Scholarship

Contact:American Geological Institute, Attn: Director, AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships

4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7653, www.agiweb.org

For more information about this program, please contact mpp@agiweb.org.

Since 1972, the American Geological Institute has administered the Minority Participation Program Geoscience Student Scholarships. The goal for this program is to develop the professional corps of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences. Recipients of AGI Geoscience Student Scholarships are provided with small financial awards and matched with a mentor from the geoscience community to foster whole professional development of the awardee. Each award consists of both scholarship support as well as support for professional development experiences for successful candidates. Professional development experiences that qualify include field camp, professional society memberships, and/or travel and registration to a professional meeting of one of AGI's member societies.

The Minority Participation Program is currently being restructured. At this time, we are unsure of when the next application period will begin. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Heather Houlton at: hrh@agiweb.org.



Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

APIASF Scholarship Application
1900 L St. NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036-5002

Phone: 877-808-7032 or 202-986-6892
Fax: 202-530-8894
Email: info@apiasf.org

Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.

Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, legal permanent resident, or a citizen of the Federated Associated States (Freely Associated States include the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau). Be a first-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall of 2008 at a two or four year degree program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the United States, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marina Islands, or the Freely Associated States. Have a minimum cumulative, grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or the G.E.D. equivalent Have completed all required forms (Student and Recommendation) by the deadline


Deadline:January 15th


Armstrong Foundation

Contact:Karen Harnish
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
PO. Box 3001
Lancaster, PA 17604

(717) 397-0611 http://www.armstrongfoundation.com/pages/scholarship_details.cfm;

Eligibility: Only high school students who are sons and daughters of regular full-time and regular part-time U.S. employees, expatriates, or retirees of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Such students also must meet all requirements for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program that are published in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Must submit PSAT/NMSQT.

Award:$2,500; renewable up to 4 years;

Deadline:Request applications between August 1 and December 1


Arthur Anderson Scholarship Program for Minorities

Contact: 33 West Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 507-3402
Fax: (312) 507 6748

Eligibility:African-American, Hispanic or Native-American accounting major. Applicant must display: excellence in academics, leadership, work experience, and participation in community activities.


Deadline:January 30


American Indian Science & Engineering Society Scholarship

Contact:PO Box 9828
Albuquerque, MN 87119

(505) 765-1052, Fax: (505) 765-5608
www.aises.org/ e-mail: info@aises.org

Eligibility:The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program was established by AISES in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer and an AISES founder. Annual scholarships are awarded to members of AISES who are American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) college students pursuing academic degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.

The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program is a cornerstone of AISES' scholarship activity. Over 28 years, AISES has awarded over $8,7M cumulatively in scholarship support to 4,924 AI/AN students. This is a competitive program. This year, 80 students were awarded scholarships from a candidate pool of over 160. 

This merit-based scholarship program plays an important role in helping remove financial barriers to higher education among Native undergraduates and graduates majoring in the STEM fields. This is significant in light of U.S. Department of Education 2009 data showing that only 185,000 AI/AN students were enrolled in higher education (a mere 0.6% of overall student enrollment). This fact, coupled with high drop-off rates from STEM to other areas of study contribute to underrepresentation of AI/ANs in higher education overall and specifically in the STEM fields.

This is a competitive scholarship program with strict eligibility criteria including 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). Additional eligibility criteria is outlined below.

AISES administers the following scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year:

AISES Google Scholarship - Deadline: February 29, 2012

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation (BNSF) Scholarship - Deadline: April 15, 2012

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: June 15, 2012

AISES Intel Scholarship - Deadline: June 15, 2012

AISES Eligibility Criteria - Applicants MUST meet all of the following criteria: 

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA)

Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university or a full- time student at a two-year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree

Member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed

Current AISES member


Air Force Aid Society Grant

Contact:Dory Larkin, Educational Department
1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy, #202
Arlington, VA 22202

(800) 429-9475 Fax: (703) 607-3064,
www.afas.org; e-mail: dvosburg@afas

Eligibility:Dependent children of either an active duty, deceased, disabled or retired officer from the Air Force. Grant is based on financial aid and a minimum 2.0 GPA. Beginning with 2001-2002 academic year, sons and daughters of full-time active duty AGR serving as Title 32 and retired reservists with 20 qualifying years are eligible.

Award:$ 1,500; renewable up to 5 years;

Deadline:March 12


American Society of Civil Engineers

Contact:Ping Wei, Scholarship Office
345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017-2398

(800) 548-2723


B. Charles Tiney Memorial ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship 

1) Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior who will be registered as an undergraduate in an ABET accredited program in civil engineering or related field in fall 2012.  Applicants must be a member of his/her local ASCE Student Chapter and a student member of the Society in good standing at the time of application and award.

2) The scholarships may be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal undergraduate education. 

3) Previous recipients of these scholarships are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.

4) Selection is based on the applicant's justification of award, educational plan, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need.

Amount:4 $2,000 awards


2012 Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship

1)   Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in an ABET accredited program in civil engineering or related field who will be registered as an undergraduate in fall 2012. Applicants must be a student member of the Society in good standing at the time of application and award.   

2)   The scholarships may be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal undergraduate education at a recognized educational institution. 

3)   Previous recipients of these scholarships are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied. 

4)   Selection is based on the applicant's justification of award, educational plan, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need. 

Award: Scholarships will be awarded based upon funds available and may be awarded to one recipient.  Award may be in the range of $5,000.  It is anticipated scholarship funds will be used for tuition and tuition related expenses and will be disbursed in the fall 2012 term. 

Deadline: Received byFebruary 9, 2012 

2012 Eugene C. Figg, JR. Civil Engineering Scholarship

1) Any currently enrolled junior or senior civil engineering student in an ABET-accredited civil engineering program who will be registered as an undergraduate in fall 2012, is a United States citizen, and has a passion for bridges may apply for this scholarship.  Applicant must be a member in good standing at the time of application and award.    

2) A scholarship may be awarded only to a student who will employ it to continue his/her formal undergraduate education at a recognized educational institution.

3) Selection is based on appraisal of the applicant's award justification, stated interest in bridge design and construction, educational plan, academic performance and standing, development potential, leadership capacity, and financial need.

Award: One applicant may be selected for award, which is in the range of $3,000.  Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, fees and related expenses, and will be disbursed in the 2012 fall term.  Recipient will be eligible to interview for an internship opportunity by the Figg Engineering Group.

Deadline:  Received by February 9, 2012

2012 Josephine and Robert B.B. Moorman Scholarship

1)   Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in an ABET accredited program in civil engineering or related field who will be registered as an undergraduate in fall 2012. Applicants must be a student member of the Society in good standing at the time of application and award.   

2)   The scholarship may be awarded only to a student who will employ it to continue their formal undergraduate education at a recognized educational institution. 

3)   Previous recipients of these scholarships are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied. 

4)   Selection is based on the applicant's justification of award, educational plan, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need. 

Award: Scholarship will be awarded based upon funds available and may be awarded to one recipient.  Award may be in the range of $2,000.  It is anticipated scholarship funds will be used for tuition and tuition related expenses and will be disbursed in the fall 2012 term. 

2012 Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship

Eligibility requirements: 

1) Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior who will be registered as an undergraduate in an ABET accredited program in civil engineering or related field in fall 2012.  Applicants must be a member of his/her local ASCE Student Chapter and a student member of the Society in good standing at the time of application and award.  No more than one application may be submitted from the membership of any one Student Chapter. 

2) The scholarships may be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal undergraduate education. 

3) Previous recipients of these scholarships are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.

4) Selection is based on the applicant's justification of award, educational plan, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need.

Award: A total of 12 recipients may be selected for award.  Past awards have been approximately $3,000 each. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition at a recognized educational institution and will be disbursed in the fall 2012 term.

2012 Y.C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship

1) Any currently enrolled junior or senior civil engineering student at an institution with an ABET-accredited program who will be registered as an undergraduate in fall 2012, is an ASCE Society Student Member in good standing at the time of application and award, and has an interest in structural engineering may apply for this scholarship.

2) Scholarships may be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal undergraduate education at an educational institution with an ABET-accredited program.

3) Selection is based on appraisal of the applicant's award justification, educational plan, stated interest in structural engineering, academic performance and standing, development potential, leadership capacity, and financial need.

Award: Scholarships will be awarded based upon funds available and may be awarded to two recipients. Awards may be in the range of $2,000.  It is anticipated scholarship funds will be used for tuition and tuition related expenses and will be disbursed in the fall 2012 term.


AMVETS National Headquarters

Contact:Beryl Love,
4647 Forbes Blvd.,
Lanham, MD 20706

(877) 726-8387
(301) 683-4030, Fax: (301) 459-7924,

e-mail: amvets@amvets.org or blove@amvets.org

EligibilityThe fol­low­ing schol­ar­ships, funded by the AMVETS National Ser­vice Foun­da­tion, are awarded annually:

Award:Six $4,000 schol­ar­ships for high school seniors ($1,000 a year of a four-year under­grad­u­ate pro­gram or at an accred­ited technical/trade lead­ing to cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or a degree; one selected from each district).

Three $4,000 schol­ar­ships for vet­er­ans ($1,000 a year of a four-year under­grad­u­ate pro­gram or certification/degree from an accred­ited technical/trade school; no regard for dis­trict boundaries).

One $1,000 schol­ar­ship for a JROTC high school senior enter­ing any under­grad­u­ate pro­grams (no regard for dis­trict boundaries).

Deadline:April 15 application deadline. Request application between Jan 1- Feb 15; call in December.



Contact:Fred Luster Sr. Education Foundation
P.O Box 19510
Chicago, IL 60619

Tel: (312) 644-6610 Fax: (312) 321-5194
www.proudlady.org/scholar/, e-mail: AHBAI@SBA.COM

Eligibility:High school seniors planning to major in chemistry, business or engineering, must be enrolled in a four-year college as freshmen, must have minimum 3.0 GPA, based on financial need


Deadline:April 15


American Society of Mechanical Engineers -ASME

Contact: Marcelle Austin Administrator, Foundation & Governance
Three Park Ave
New York, NY 10016-5990

Telephone: (212) 591-7733
Fax: (212) 591-7739

To recognize and reward students whose FIRST experience has inspired an interest in pursuing an engineering career, the ASME Foundation and the Auxiliary will award ten (10) $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors active on FIRST teams, who are nominated by ASME members, ASME Auxiliary members, or student members who are also active with FIRST. These awards will be for the first year of study (non-renewable) in an accredited* Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology program. The recipients will be announced at the FIRST National Championship.

Nomination and Student Eligibility
Members of ASME, including ASME Auxiliary members and student members, may nominate no more than one student each. Students must be:

Graduating high school seniors active on FIRST teams

Planning to enroll full-time in an ABET-accredited or substantially equivalent* mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology program, no later than the fall after their senior year in high school.

Nomination Requirements
Applicants must complete The ASME Foundation-ASME Auxiliary FIRST Clarke Scholarship Application Form.  Attached to the form should be the following:

A nomination letter from an ASME member, ASME Auxiliary member, or student member attesting to the student's technical, creative and leadership contributions to the FIRST team;

Evidence of the student's outstanding academic performance (resume with GPA information or transcript are both acceptable); and

Financial Data worksheet (p.2 of downloadable Nomination form) as evidence of financial need.

Deadline and Submission Requirement: The nomination package should be e-mailed to austinm@asme.org NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 2008  or mailed and POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 2008 



CN 1300, Rm. 4C-128
Piscataway, NJ 08854-1356
Engineering Scholarship Program
Tel: (908) 699-5701
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: December


BET Emerge Foundations Scholarship
Tel: (301) 589-3200
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: April 15


Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

Contact: Institute of International Education
520 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 740
Houston, TX 77027-9407

(713) 621-6300 Ext. 25
e-mail:gilman@iie.org, http://www.iie.org/gilman

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate receiving Federal financial aid. Must intend to participate in a credit-bearing study abroad program.

Award:$4,000 average;

Deadline: Contact the Headquarters


Boy Scouts of America

Contact:1325 W Walnut Hill LN
Irving, TX 75038-3096

(972) 580-2000

Eligibility:Members present or past, of the Boy Scouts, explorer scouts, or interested in a career in law enforcement.Award:Various scholarships;

Deadline:Contact for details


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored diversity organization dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.


To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

-Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian)

-Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.

-Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).

-Demonstrate a passion for technology.

-Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community

-Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

-Require financial assistance to attend college

See website for details

Award:up to $5,000 per year

Deadline: March

BAM Scholarship
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052



Chicago Urban League
Contact: Candance Willis Youth Program Manager
4510 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-3898


To qualify for a Chicago Urban League scholarship, you must:

Have participated in Chicago Urban League programs

Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Meet student status requirements for specific awards:

enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student in a degree-granting program or expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting program or completing a two-year college program and expecting to enroll in a degree-granting program at a four-year institution Demonstrate financial need

Eligible Inst.: US schools

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: March


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc.

Contact:Scholarship Committee
1 Coca Cola Plaza, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

(404) 237-1300
www.coca-colascholars.org, e-mail: scholars@coca-cola.com;

Eligibility:High school seniors demonstrating leadership and academic achievement. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident planning to attend an accredited university. Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A of 3.0. Applications can be requested via telephone or through their web page. Applicants whose parents or grandparents are employees of Coca-Cola or of a Coca-Cola bottling plant are ineligible.

Award:250 awards ranging from$4000- $20,000;

Deadline:October 31


Chardon, A. Patrick Scholarship

Contact: The Center for Education Solutions
Box 208
San Francisco, CA 94104-0208


Eligibility: Must be admitted or enrolled in an undergraduate program of study of an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. Must value tolerance, compassion and respect for all other people in their community have demonstrate their commitments to these values by their actions must submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay explaining what you would like to do during your undergraduate program or what you would like to accomplish following the completion of your college studies.

Award:$1,500 per academic year

Deadline: Visit website for details. Only the first 500 applications will be accepted.


Chicana/Latina Foundation

Contact: Claudia Leon, Chicana/Latina Foundation; Attn: Scholarship Competition
1419 Burlingame Ave. Suite N
Burlingame, CA 94010

(650) 373-1085

E-mail: info@chicanalatina.org, www.chicanalatina.org

Award:$1,500Eligibility: Must be Chicana/Latina heritage

Deadline: March of each year


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

Contact: 911 2nd Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 543-1771, (800) 367-5273, Fax: (202) 546-2143

Eligibility: CHCI Scholarship Program Description
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.
In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the postsecondary program, each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation. (i.e. a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year).
Students continue to receive annual disbursements as long as they maintain good academic standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

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

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:

  • $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution
  • $2,500 4-year academic institution
  • $5,000 graduate-level institution
  • Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.


Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholar Program

Contact: Central Intelligence Agency, Attn: Personnel Representative
P.O. Box 12727
Arlington, VA 22209

(800) JOBS-CIA, Fax: (703) 613-7873

Eligibility: Because the Scholar Program is an investment in you, accepting an offer means making a career choice. We ask that you agree to continue employment with the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of your college sponsorship.

The Scholar Program is extremely competitive. We ask that all applicants meet the following requirements:

US citizenship

18 years of age by April 1of your senior year

1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)

3.0/4.0 scale high school or college GPA or higher

Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more

Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing

Available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employment

Qualified applicants will be contacted and asked to provide the following information to supplement their online application:

SAT or ACT scores (For high school seniors who are taking the SAT or ACT in the fall, please make note of your test date in the application package. All fall test scores must be sent (postmarked) no later than January 15.)

Names and ages of all family dependents and your gross family income for current and previous years

A copy of your most current Federal Application for Financial Student Aid Form (FAFSA) or SAR must be submitted upon request.

A copy of your school transcripts

Two letters of recommendation

Award:Once selected, you will be given an annual salary; an optional benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and supplies.

Deadline:  October 2012


Chevrolet Excellence in Education Award

Contact:General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division
Attn: GM Scholarship Administration Center
702 West Fifth Avenue, Naperville, Il 60563

(888) 377-5233


Eligibility: Eligible students must be graduating Hispanic high school seniors that have accumulated at least a 3.2 GPA. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement. As part of the application process, students must include a recommendation from a high school teacher or administrator, official high school transcripts, and a personal statement (500-750 words) about their high school experiences.




China Times Cultural Foundation

Contact: James N. Tu
136-39 41 Ave. #1A
Flushing, NY 11355

Phone/fax: (718) 460-4900
E-mail: ctcfmail@yahoo.com

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students of Chinese ancestry.


Deadline:Aug 15


Central Intelligence Agency
P.O. Box 4090
Arlington, VA 22209-8727
CIA Summer Internship Program
Tel: (703) 613-8388
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline:November 1



Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Contact: Datatel Scholars Foundation
4375 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

(800) 486-4332, Fax 703-968-4625
E-mail: scholars@datatel.com

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students planning to attend or are currently attending a Datatel Client college or university, or who work at a Datatel non-education Client site and will attend any college or university during the upcoming academic year You must write an essay that summarizes your educational goals and objectives, and indicate the difference a Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship would make in your life and to those around you.

Award: $700-$7,000



Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship

Contact: Shirley Kennedy Keller AASA
P.O. Box 9338
Arlington, VA 22219

e-mail: communityaffairs@discoverfinancialaid.com

Eligibility:Applicant must be a high school junior, have a cumulative grade point average for the 9th and 10th grade years only of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled in an accredited public or private high school in the US

Award:State $2,500, National $25,000 (9 awards given out for each)

Deadline: January 12


Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship

Contact:Wiedner & Vandercook M.S.F.,
c/o Leal Portis, Chairperson
301 Redbud Way
Nevada City, Ca 95959

(530) 272-6018,

Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman with a background in community involvement. The student must also include his/her plan for contributing to a healthy planet, and two letters of recommendation.


Deadline:March 1


Duracell/National Urban League Scholarship, The

Contact: Denise Wooten, National Urban League Scholarship Programs
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

(212) 558-5373

Eligibility: FIELD(S): Engineering; Marketing;
Manufacturing; Finance; Business; Human Resource, etc.
For undergraduate college/university students who will be juniors/3rd year students
at time scholarship commences.
Must rank within top 25% of class & major in one of above fields. Other requirements
include work experience in related field(s), extracurricular activities, leadership skills,
& volunteer work. Must be US citizen/permanent resident.
For tuition, room/board, & required education materials/books. Internship with
one of the Gillette companies takes place between junior and senior year. Send self-addressed,
stamped envelope for application.

Award: $10,000

Deadline:April 15

(Open to U.S. and non-U.S. Citizens)



Elks National Foundation

Contact: BPO Elks of the USA
2750 N. Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889

(773) 755-4732 Fax: (773) 753-4733

Most Valuable Student Contest Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens based on financial need, leadership and scholarship.

Award: 500 four -year scholarships $1,000 - $15,000 per year

Legacy Award:$4000 ($1000 for four-year) merit based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing.

Deadline: Application must be submitted by mid January to a local chapter, chapter locations available on website.


Education for Excellence Scholarship offered by SALEF

Contact: Wendy Estevez, Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund-SALEF
1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 706
Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 480-1052
e-mail: TGalvez@salef.org, website: www.salef.org;

Eligibility: For Salvadoran, Central, or other Latino high school & college students. Student must demonstrate financial need, GPA of at least a 3.0, show history of community service and involvement, and write a 500 word essay to SALEF.  Scholarship open to students who have been accepted to a 4 yr college or students working on their bachelor's or master's.

Award: $500-$2,500 (multiple scholarships);

Deadline:March 1


Earthwatch Expeditions Inc.,

Contact:Dee Robinson
Clock Tower Place Ste.100
Maynard, MA 01754

(978) 461-0081

Eligibility:  High school students interested in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, environmental studies, biology, or marine science. Recipients are given an opportunity to work in the field for 2-3 weeks with a professional scientist on a research expedition.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:March 15



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Foundation for Exceptional Children Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship

Contact: 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22201


Eligibility:Disabled and member of ethnic minority, evidence of financial need, anticipating enrollment for the first time in full-time post-secondary education or training.


Deadline:February 1


Falu Foundation Scholarship

Contact:Falu Foundation, c/o Universal Business and Media School
220 East 106th Street
New York, NY 10029

(212) 360-1210, Fax: (212) 360-1231
e-mail: cyberinfo@ubms.edu, website: http://www.fundsnetservices.com/;

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to Hispanic students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. High school seniors, high school graduates, and currently-enrolled college students may apply. Candidates must be dependents of parents/guardians who died or were permanently disabled during the September 11th tragedies




Fountainhead Essay Contest

Contact:The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044

(949) 222-6550 Fax: (949) 222-6558

Eligibility: Applicant must be a junior or senior in high school. Please see their website for the essay question.

Award:$50 - $10,000

Deadline:April 25


Ginger & Fred Deines Mexico Scholarship Transportation Clubs International

Contact: 1275 Kamus Dr., Suite101
Fox Island, WA 98333

Send Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to address above.

Eligibility: Can be used at institution in Mexico or the U.S. Must attend a four year institution. Must intend to pursue a career in Transportation career in logistics, civil engineering, and transportation. Must have finished at least one year of undergraduate studies.

Award: $500-$1,000,

Deadline:Contact for details


Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Girls Going Places Award

Contact:135 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10020

Applications are available through the website: www.glic.com

Eligibility:  Nominees must be between the ages of 12 through 16. Nominees should demonstrate entrepreneurship and/or financial acumen; have taken the first steps toward financial independence; make a difference in their school, community, or in other people's lives; and show potential for future success. Girls must be nominated by an adult who must submit a 1,000-word or less essay.

Award:15 awards total; one of $10,000, one of $5,000, one of $3,000 and 12 awards of $1,000 each.Deadline: Contact for details


Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program

Contact: Gates Millennium Scholars
P. O. Box 10500
8260 Willow Oaks Corporated Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511

(877) 690-4677
www.gmsp.org, e-mail: Trevor@gatesfoundation.org

Eligibility: Applicants must be a low-income minority student either graduating from high school or a college student continuing college courses. Applicant must have at least a 3.3 GPA and demonstrate community involvement. Although there are, no restrictions on major, nominators are asked to consider academic performance in math and sciences.

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:January 11


Hercules, Inc.
1313 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19894-0001
Minority Engineering Development Program
Tel: (302) 594-5000

Eligible Inst.: US schools

Deadline: January, February


Hispanic Outlook Scholarship Fund

Contact:Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
210 Route 4 East, Suite 310
P.O. Box 68,
Paramus, NJ 07652

(201) 587-8800, Fax: (201) 587-9105

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school senior of Hispanic descent, with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking Latin American country or Spain. They must be legal residents of the United States, have earned at least a 3.5 GPA, and be entering as a full time student at 2-year or 4-year accredited college recommended in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine's "Publisher's Picks List."


Deadline:Contact for more information


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program

Contact:  Ana Esquivel
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036,

(202) 467-0893, Fax: (202) 496-9177
www.HACU.net, e-mail: hnip@hacu.net

Eligibility: Internships are open to undergraduate/graduate Hispanic students wishing to experience the scope of professional careers available in federal government, mostly in D.C. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Award:$ 370-490/week, travel expenses paid.

Deadline: Summer (March 2nd), Spring (Nov 17th), Fall (June 15th)


Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Memorial Scholarships

Contact:  Akiko Schelske
Japanese American Citizens League
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 921-5225

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students of Japanese American descents who are United States resident.

Award:Varies (Contact for more information);

Deadline:March-April (Contact for details)


Herbert H. Lehman Fund
Contact: 99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Herbert H. Lehman Scholarships
Tel: (212) 219-1900
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: April 15


Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship

Contact:Tom Holcombe
P.O. Box 2877
Tampa, FL 33601

e-mail: tholcomb@hklaw.com;

Eligibility: This is an essay contest open to high school students aged 19 and under. The applicant must respond to a prompt found at the website and submit an entry form, which can also be obtained at the website. For more guidelines please visit the website.

Award:Up to $5,000 in scholarships and for the first prize winners, a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Deadline:Mid to late April.


Hispanic Designers Model Search

Contact:  JC Penney Company, Inc.
Attn: Public Relations
211 East Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611

e-mail: smbrown@jcpenney.com

Eligibility: This program is open to men and women of Hispanic descent who are between the ages of 16 and 21, currently enrolled in high school or an institution of higher education, and not professional models. Registrants under 18 must have consent from their parents or legal guardians to apply. Applications can be picked at JC Penney stores in Los Angeles.

Award:Grand Winner: $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 JC Penney wardrobe, and other gifts. Runners-Up: $1,500 scholarship, $500 JC Penney wardrobe, and other gifts. There are two grand winners and two runner-ups selected nationwide.



HACE National Scholarship Program

Contact:  Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
25 E. Washington St., Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 6060

(312) 435-0498, Fax. 312.435.1494,

Eligibility: Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate Hispanic students who are enrolled full time (12+ units for undergraduates and 6+ units for graduates) in an institution of higher learning in the United States. Undergraduates must have completed at least 12 units of coursework before applying. All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Award:Contact for more information



HOPI Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program,
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039

(800) 762-9630 Ext.520, Fax: (520) 734-2435,
e-mail: IPolingyumptewa@hopi.nsn

Eligibility:  These grants are awarded to eligible Hopi students pursuing an associate, baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduate degree on the basis of financial need as recommended by the college/university's financial aid officer. These grants are awarded as a secondary source of financial aid to eligible students. Entering freshman must have a 2.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for high school coursework; entering graduate students must have a 2.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average. Continuing undergraduate students must maintain a 2.50 CGPA for all college coursework; continuing graduate students must maintain a 3.00 CGPA for all graduate level coursework. Those students with an unmet need or part time students may be eligible for a Tuition and Book Scholarship.

Maximum awards are as follows:

BIA Higher Education Award:     $2500 per semester

Hopi Education Award:               $2500 per semester

Deadline:Fall Semester - July 1, Spring Semester - December 1, Summer - April 1.


The Fund for Hoosier Excellence

P.O. Box 97
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Phone: 317-633-4015
Website: http://www.fundforhoosierexcellence.org/index.html

Amount: Two $20,000 to one boy and one girl and eight $4,000 scholarships.

General inquiries: info@fundof hoosierexcellenc.org 

The Fund for Hoosier Excellence (FHE) was established in 1983 by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar as a way to conspicuously recognize minority students from around Indiana and award them ten college scholarships. FHE is a privately funded, non-profit organization that encourages outstanding minority students to excel in school and remain in Indiana as leaders.

The Application Process

The process for applying for the scholarship begins each September when information letters and applications are mailed to all high school principals in Indiana. Each high school is asked to nominate two students - one male and one female. To be eligible, the students must meet thefollowing criteria:

Be a minority high school senior (African American, Hispanic or Native American)

Intend to enroll in an Indiana college or university

Have minimum combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1000 or ACT composite score of 22

Have a "B" average or higher

After the high school selects their two nominees, those students fill out an application packet which is due at the beginning of December. From all of the applications, twenty Lugar Finalists are selected and come to Indianapolis to interview. A selection committee, comprised of many former Lugar Scholars and Board members, select two $20,000 and eight $4,000 scholarship winners after the interviews. The awards are presented by Senator Lugar at a banquet held each Spring.

The recipients become members of a very select group as they are chosen for academic excellence and leadership potential - not on the basis of financial need.

Anyone interested in applying for the Fund for Hoosier Excellence scholarships should talk to their high school guidance counselor and principal in September of their senior year.



Imperial Chemical Industries/Zeneca Scholarship
Tel: (800) 331-2244
Eligible Inst.: US schools



Indiana Black Expo/CCC Scholarship Program

Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
3145 N. Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Applications must be fully completed and submitted by April 15 for Fall/Spring semester of the considered year.


Indian Health Employees Scholarship Fund, Inc.,

Contact:  P.O. Box 15910
Santa Fe, NM 87506-5910

(800) 279-9777, Fax: (505) 827-7392

Eligibility: Students of Indian descent who wish to pursue education after high school. Must have an interest in a health career and a C average.

Award:Various scholarships

Deadline:January 1, June 1, October 1


Indiana Council of Engineering Societies (ICES) Bridge to Engineering Scholarship

c/o SWE-CI
P.O. Box 44450
Indianapolis, IN 46244

e-maiI: ICESbanquet@gmail.com

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate ABET/CSAB accredited engineering, science, or computer science degree program.

The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

The applicant must be a senior during the 2008-2009 school year.

The applicant must not be receiving full funding for education from another organization (e.g. Armed forces or employer).

The applicant must be a permanent resident of Indiana or must attend a university in Indiana.

The application, resume, and recommendation letter, must be received by 11:59PM on September 15. Late entries will not be considered.

Scholarship Notification:

The scholarship winner will be notified via electronic mail by October 1. Non-recipients will be notified

ONLY if a self-addressed stamped envelope is submitted with the application package.


Intel Science Talent Search
Website: http://www.sciserv.org/sts
The award: from $5,000 to $100,000.

There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition.

You must present a scientific research project.

Deadline: December.


Inroads, Inc.

Contact:  Deborah Curtis or high school guidance counselors for more information.
10 South Broadway, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63102

(314) 241-7488, Fax: (314) 241-9325
www.inroads.org,   e-mail: info@inroads.org

Eligibility: Internship. 1) Career interest in business computer science, or engineering. 2) Freshman or sophomore in accredited college or university. 3) H.S. senior applying or admitted to accredited college or university. 4) H.S. 3.0 GPA cumulative, 900 SAT, or 20 ACT.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:Contact for details



Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc.

Contact: Emma Roberson via writing only
Attn: Scholarship Program
JRF Headquarters
3 West 35th St. 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001-2204

Phone: (212) 290-8600,Fax:(212) 290-8081
Website: www.jackierobinson.org

Eligibility:Minority senior high school students who have a high level of academic achievement, financial need, and leadership potential. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have been accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university. Students must have a minimum of a 900 SAT score and an ACT score of 23.

Award:up to $6,000, renewable for 4 years

Deadline:Contact for details




Karla Scherer Foundation, The

Contact: Karla Scherer
The Karla Scherer Foundation
737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2330
Chicago, IL 60611

Eligibility:Women who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of business with emphasis in economics or finance.

Award: Contact for details

Deadline:March 1



League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Contact:  Carlos Zapata Scholarship Coordinator
LNESC Scholarship Program
777 N. Capital St., N.W., Suite 305
Washington, DC 20002


Eligibility: Various scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students. Call or write for more information.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:Contact for details


Latin American Educational Foundation

Contact: Scholarship Selection Committee
561 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

(303) 446-0541, Fax: (303) 446-0526
website: www.laef.org, e-mail: laef@uswest.net

Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Spanish ancestry who will attend a college or a university.

Award: Contact for details;

Deadline:March 1



Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 921
1705 Murchison Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94011
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Tel: (650) 697-1400
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: March 15



Massachusetts AFL-CIO
8 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Hugh A. McManus, Jr. Memorial
Scholarship for Minorities
Tel: (617) 227-8260

Eligible Inst.: US schools


Maxwell House Coffee
250 North St.
White Plains, NY 10625

Maxwell House Coffee Minority Scholarship
Tel: (914) 335-2361
Eligible Inst.: US schools


Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship

Contact: http://mensafoundation.org/

Email: Info at mensafoundation.org

Voice mail: 800/66-MENSA Phone: 817/607-5577 Fax: 817/649-5232

Eligibility: Open to all students (must write a 550-word essay). Request an application at local chapter, chapter information is available online.

Awards: varies

Deadline:January 15


MAES Local Chapter Awards

Contact: Society of Mexican-American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)
13337 South St., #349
Cerritos, CA 90703

www.maes-natl.org, e-mail ro.vonhatten@worldnet.att.net

Eligibility:MAES student members or MAES promotion and awareness of careers in PACES engineering and sciences high school students.

Award: Contact for details

Deadline: Ongoing


MANA-A National Latina Organization, Mexican American Women's National Association

Contact:1725 K St., NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC. 20006

(202) 833-0060, Fax: (202) 496-0588
www.hermana.org, e-mail: MANAevents@aol.com;

Eligibility: Hispanic women admitted to or attending, a junior college, college, or university, or vocational institution.

Award:Scholarship Varies

McDonald's Scholarship Program

Contact:  Ronald McDonald House Charity

(630) 623-7048

McDonald's USA National Employee Scholarship Program




Minority Scholars

Contact:American Chemicals Society Minority Scholars
1155 16th St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20036

(800) 227-5558
www.chemistry.org, e-mail: rwainwright@acs.org

Eligibility:  African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Pacific Islander who is a freshmen to senior student in a four or two year university. Applicants must be pursuing degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related chemical science fields such as material science, toxicology and environmental science.


Deadline:November- Check website for updates


Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarships

Contact:American Geological Institute
Attn: Director, AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7653, www.agiweb.org

Eligibility: Applicants must be geoscience majors (or a related field) who are U.S. citizens and members of the following underrepresented ethnic minority groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Hawaiians, and Samoans). Related geoscience fields include geology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, and earth-science education.

Award:Up to $10,000 per year

Deadline:March 1



NAACP Willems Scholarship
Tel: (410) 358-8900
Eligible Inst.: US schools

Applicant must be a male majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics

or Mathematical Sciences. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be applying to or accepted at an accredited college (excluding proprietary schools) in the United States.

NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable. Undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester. Graduate applicant may be a full or part-time student.

AWARD: Undergraduate: $2,000 Graduate: $3,000

Deadline: Last Friday in March


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Contact:  Rhonda Boozer (Must submit a written request for an application.)
Attn: Director, Youth and College Division Wilkins (Roy) Scholarship
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

(410) 580-5760, Fax: (410) 764-7357

Eligibility: Pursuing a college education and be under age 25 with a 2.5 minimum GPA. A letter of recommendation from a NAACP official is required.

Award:$1,000 - $5,000



NAACP/Department of Energy (DOE)
Tel: (410) 358-8900

Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: Last Friday in March


National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Website: http://www.nacme.org/sch_index.html
The award: amounts to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship
gateway. You must be an engineering student.

The deadline is usually in February.

Go to the website for details, or contact from aid officials
at your college.


National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarships
Website: http://www.nsbe.org/scholarships
The award: amounts generally range from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE.

Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines.



National Peace Essay Contest

Contact: Institute of Peace
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3011

http://www.usip.org/ed/Programs/NPEC/npec.html; Eligibility: Students who are in grades 9-12 must be attending a public, private or parochial school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. Territories. Award: $1,000;

Deadline:February 1


National Science Teachers Association

Contact: NSTA,
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22201-3000 USA

(703) 243-7100

Eligibility: High school students who create and build an original working device powered by one or more Duracell batteries. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Award: $1,000

Deadline:February 1


National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Pre-Engineering Scholarship  (NACME, Inc.)

Contact:  School counselors or administrators make nominations and disperse applications, NACME, Inc.
440 Hamilton Ave, Suite 302
White Plains NY 10601-1813

(800) 888-9929

Eligibility:  American Indian, Black, or Hispanic students who will be entering college as a freshman in the field of engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain 2.5 GPA.


Deadline:May 10


National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact:  Adolphus Toliver
Building 45, Suite 2AS-37
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200

(301) 496-7301, www.NIGMS.nih.gov

Eligibility:  Fellowship. Minority undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical science. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.Award:Contact for details; renewable for up to 5 years

Deadline:February 1, July 1 or October 1


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Contact:1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303

(202) 628-1776

Eligibility:  Undergraduate American Indian with financial need, 2.75 GPA.

Award: Various scholarships

Deadline:December 1, August 1


National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund - Shell Legislative Internship Program

Contact: Edith Castillo-Kuncewicki
5800 S. Eastern Ave. Ste. 365
Los Angeles, CA 90040

(800) 34-NALEO
www.naleo.org/TTA/slip.htm, e-mail: ecastillo@naleo.org

Eligibility: Be residents or attend college in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, NM, NY, or TX. Be current or rising juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited four-year institution. Be either a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of Latino origin. Demonstrate leadership potential. Possess a sense of commitment to the Latino community.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:Contact for details



National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program, The

Contact:Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship
2 Center Drive, MSC 0230
Bethesda, MD 20892-0230

(800) 528-7689
http://www.ugsp.nih.gov, e-mail

Eligibility:10-week summer laboratory experience. After each year of the scholarship, students will serve for 10 weeks as paid summer research employees in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occursafterthe receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an NIH post-doctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. Students will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs. After graduation, scholarship recipients are required to serve as full-time employees in an NIH research laboratory, and must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.

Award: Contact for details

Deadline: Changes from year to year. Please refer to website for updated information.


National Association of Secondary School Principals - Principal Leadership Award

Contact:Ms. Macheal Waters,

1904 Association Dr.

Reston, VA 22091-1537

 (703) 860-7344, Fax: (703) 476-5432


Eligibility:Must be nominated by your school principal. This scholarship is based on volunteer work.


Deadline:December 6


National Society of Professional Engineers

Contact:Scholarships are issued by state chapters. Call the NSPE for state chapter contacts.

Educational Foundation

1420 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314-2715

 (703) 684-2800, Fax: (703) 836-4875


Eligibility:High school seniors in top 25% of their class studying engineering. Special scholarships for minorities and women.


Deadline:December 1


National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Contact:School Guidance Counselor

1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200

Evanston, IL 60201-4897

(847) 866-5100 www.nationalmerit.org

Eligibility:Students sign up for scholarship by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must be high school students enrolling in college or a university the following year. Must be a U.S. citizen.


Deadline:October 10



National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The

Contact:Scholarship Committee or send a self addressed stamped envelope for an application.

Selection Committee

One Sansome Street

Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104-0728

(415) 445-9930, (415) 445-9936

www.hsf.net , e-mail: info@hsf.net

Eligibility: High school or full-time community college, four year college, and graduate school students who are at least half Hispanic U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Undergrads must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have completed a minimum 15 semester credits. Awards based on financial need, community involvement and achievement. Applications are only available August 3 through October 9.

Award:$1,000; renewable

Deadline: October 15


Namepa National Minority Scholarship Awards

Contact:Scholarship Chair, Namepa National Scholarship Fund

1133 W Morse Blvd. #201

 Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 647-8839, www.namepa.org/pages/awards.htm, e-mail: namepa@namepa.org;Eligibility:Awards for minorities who are incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who are majoring in engineering. Freshmen must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and an ACT score of 25 or SAT of 1000. Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.


Deadline:July 21


NMJGSA (National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association)

Contact:National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association

Attn: 7120 W. Osborn Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85013

tel: (602) 258-7831, • Fax. (602) 943-8553

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are minority high school seniors who are interested in attending college. Applicants are asked to write a 500-word essay on this question: "One of the principal goals of education and golf is fostering ways for people to respect and get along with individuals who think, dress, look, and act differently. How might you make this goal a reality?" Selection is based on academic record, personal recommendations, participation in golf, school and community activities (including employment, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities), and financial need.Award:$1,000 (minimum)

Deadline:May 15


National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students

Contact:School College Counselor

1560 Sherman, Suite 200

Evanston, IL 60201

(615) 259-8400

www.mnps.org; e-mail: public@mnps.org

Eligibility: Black students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree. PSAT/NMSQT must be taken. Application, transcript, and recommendation, required. Consideration for scholarship requested by student.

Award:Contact for details: $2000 for one time award, 4 year awards provide between $250-$2,000 annually.

Deadline:Test date in late October. Write for student bulletin





Project Excellence Scholarships
Website: http://www.project-excellence.com
The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition).

Number of winners: at least 600.

Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields.

Deadline:Feb. 1.


Proctor and Gamble Company

Contact:Barbara Hoffman

Summer Research Program Miami Valley Laboratories

PO Box 398707

Cincinnati, OH 45239-8707

(513) 983-1100 www.pg.com

Eligibility:Internship. Minority students. Program provides opportunity for industrial research and product development.

Award:Salary and travel expenses

Deadline:March 1


Presbyterian Church USA

Contact:Francis Cook, Student Opportunities Program

Presbyterian Church, USA

100 Witherspoon Street

Louisville, KY 40202-1396

 Tel: (800) 872-3283 ext. 5776, Fax: (502) 569-5018


Eligibility: High school senior of Asian, Black, Hispanic, or of Native American descent and member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a U.S. citizen, and entering college full time as a freshman. Must apply to college for financial aid.


Deadline:December 1


Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Contact: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards CSFA

1505 Riverview Road

PO Box 297

St. Peter, MN 56082

Eligibility: Students must be in grades 5-12 from any state. Student must show participation in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Application must be submitted to a school principal, Girl Scout council executive director, or county 4-H agent by the last week in October.

Award: $1,000-$6,000;

Deadline:October 31





Ron Brown Scholar Program

CAP Charitable Foundation
Contact: Michael A. Mallory

1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206

Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 964-1588, Fax: (804) 964-1589

www.ronbrown.org, e-mail: mmallory@ronbrown.org;

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a strong sense of social responsibility and a willingness to extend themselves to others who are in need.

Award: $40,000 ($10,000/4 years)

Deadline:November 1


Roy Wilkins Scholarships
Tel: (410) 358-8900
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: Last Friday in March


Reserve Officers of the United States

Contact:Henry J. Reilly, Chairman Mickey Hagan, Memorial Scholarship Fund,

One Constitution Ave., NE

Washington, DC 20002, (202) 479- 2200

Eligibility:Children and grandchildren of R.O.A. members. Must attend or be accepted to a college or university.


Deadline:April 10






State Farm Companies Foundation/Insurance

Contact:Nancy Lynn

One State Farm Plaza

Bloomington, IL 61710-0001

(309) 766-2039 for Fellowship, (309) 766-2311 for Internship;

www.statefarm.com, e-mail: info@statefarm.com

Eligibility:Internship. Minority students in a business related field. The program is designed to give students a realistic view of advertising by putting them in actual working situations. Fellowship. Junior or senior undergraduate in business related fields; Computer Science, Pre-Law, or Mathematics. Must be nominated by dean or department head. U.S. citizen. Write for details.




Sutton Education Scholarship
Tel: (410) 358-8900
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: Last Friday in March


Society of Actuaries
475 N. Martingale Rd. #800
Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority
Tel: (708) 706-3500
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: May 1


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation

Contact:Kathy Borunda-Haro

SHPE Scholarships

5400 East Olympic Blvd., Suite 210,

Los Angeles, CA 90022

(213) 888-2080


Eligibility:Full-time Hispanic students majoring in the sciences, engineering or related fields.Award:$5,000- $10,000;Deadline:April 1


State Student Assistance
Commission of Indiana
150 W. Market St. #500
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Contact: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

c/o Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

555 Broadway

New York, NY 10012

e-mail: generalinfo@scholastic.com


Eligibility: Open to students in grades 7-12 enrolled in a public school in the United States. Awards are available in 10 writing categories and 16 art categories.

Award: More than 1 million in prize money and scholarships.

Deadline:Contact for details


SEALASKA Heritage Foundation Scholarship

Contact:Sealaska Heritage Foundation

One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400

Juneau, Alaska 99801-1276

(907) 586-9170, Fax: (907) 586-9293


Eligibility:Shareholder, one quarter Alaska Native or direct descendants.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:March 1


Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Contact: Penguin Putnam Inc. Academic Marketing Department

Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay contest

375 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

Eligibility: Each English teacher may only submit 1 junior and 1 senior essay Entrants must be a full time 11th, or 12th grade students between the ages of 16-18. Essay should be at least 2 but not more than 3 double spaced pages. All sole work of the entrant. All entries will become the property of Signet Classic (Penguin Putman Inc.) and will not be returned.

Award: $1,000 (5 scholarships awarded annually);

Deadline: Contact for details


Spanish American Institute Scholarship

Contact: P.O. Box 50127

 Long Beach CA 90815

(562) 438-5006

e-mail: Sainstitute@cs.com

Eligibility:Open to full time undergraduate Latino students registered at any U.S college. All focuses may apply.


Deadline:E-mail for details


SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship

Contact:Linda Dawavendewa

SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship Program,

PO Box 850

Page, AZ 8604

(928) 645-6539

e-mail: ljdawave@srpnet.com;

Eligibility:Member of Navajo Tribe, 3.0 GPA, Upper Division students.

Award:Contact for details

Deadline:Contact for details



State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships

Contact:Contact your high school counselor to obtain the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to African-American seniors. The selection criterion is based on the applicant's PSAT/NMSQT score, academic distinction, personal achievement, and demonstration of leadership.

Award:20 $2,500 awards

Deadline:Please see the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin.


State Farm Insurance: American Indian College Fund

Contact:American Indian College Fund

21 West 68th Street

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-6312

Eligibility: Applicant must be a student that attends a tribal college and pursuing an education degree or training to become a certified teacher. The application and selection criteria are completed through individual tribal colleges. For a complete list of participating tribal colleges visit the American Indian College Funds website at www.collegefund.org, or write to the above address.Award:Please contact for more details,

Deadline:Please contact for more details


Society of Exploration Geophysics

Contact: Society of Exploration Geophysicists

PO Box 702740 Tulsa, OK 74170-2740

Tonia Gist (918) 497-5500

Fax 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.


Deadline:February 1


Samuel Fletcher Tapman Scholarship

Contact:Ping Wai, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

1801 Alexander Bell Drive

Reston, VA 20191

(800) 548-2723


Eligibility:High school freshman, sophomore, or junior in an ASCE student chapter and also a national member in good standing at the time of the award.


Deadline:February 1


Society of Women Engineers Program

Contact: Scholarship Selection Committee

  National Office,

230 E. Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60611-3265

(312) 596-5223, Fax: (312)457-2180

www.swe.org,     e-mail: hq@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:$1500 to $5,000; renewable

Deadline:February 1 for students in college

May 15 for high school seniors entering an "accredited" program.


Science Talent Search Scholarship

Contact:Kimberly Stafford, William Saunders, Science Service, Inc.,

1719 N. Street, NW

Washington, DC. 20036

www.sciserv.org    e-mail: sciedu@sciserv.org,

(202) 785-2255

Eligibility:High school seniors. Submit a written report or an independent research report in science, mathematics or engineering. Must request entry form from science service in mid-August.Award:$5,000-$100,000;



Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship

Contact: The Foundation for Exceptional Children

1920 Association Drive

Reston, VA 22091 (888) CEC-SPED

Fax: (703) 264-9494


Eligibility: Disabled, minority students who are gifted in general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creativity, visual or performing arts, full-time college student, complete application.


Deadline: November 1


Sears Craftsman Scholarship

Contact: Tiffany Bonham, Sears Craftsman's Scholarship

NHRA Youth & Educational Service

2035 Financial Way

Glendora, CA 91740

(626) 250-2208, www.nhra.com;

Eligibility: Available for high school seniors of any age, race, ethnic origin, or personal belief. Student must have a 2.0 GPA or above and plan on attending a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college or trade/technical school.

Award: varies;

Deadline:May 1


Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest

Contact: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Ste. 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(805) 965-3443 Fax: (805) 568-0466 www.wagingpeace.org Eligibility: Applicant must submit an essay and fulfill the requirements of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Please contact by phone or visit their website using the information above. Award: $500-$1,500Deadline:June


SAE International Scholarships

For scholarship information, contact the Scholarship Administrator



BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship
SAE Government/Industry Engineering Scholarship
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship
Detroit Section SAE Technical Scholarship
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship

All applicants must:

Intend to enroll in an engineering program (refer to scholarship descriptors) accredited by ABET

Be a citizen of the United States (not permanent resident) at the date of application

Be a high school senior at the time of application (Sept. 1 - Dec. 1)

Meet minimum requirements with regard to grade point average, SAT I Reasoning Test and/or ACT scores as outlined in the individual requirements of each scholarship.


BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future.


Student Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 grade point average, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET.


Terms:One $6,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,500 per year for four years. A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained to renew the scholarship.

Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipHendrickson International, a Boler Company, established an endowment to underwrite the scholarship in memory of the late Edward D. Hendrickson. Hendrickson was deeply committed to the truck industry and was considered one of the foremost authorities on truck suspensions in the nation. He was active in SAE, where he chaired local, regional, and national committees and published several papers on truck suspension systems.

Student eligibility: Applicants must have a 3.75 grade point average, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET.

terms: One $4,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,000 per year for four years. A 3.0 grade point average and continued engineering enrollment must be maintained to renew the scholarship.

SAE/Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies ScholarshipThe Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) Scholarship was developed by the Ford Motor Company Fund, as part of its efforts to encourage high school students to pursue their education and build successful careers in business, engineering, and technology. This annual scholarship is provided by Ford Motor Company to high school seniors who are a past or present student of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS after-school/weekend/summer/college program. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future.

Student Eligibility: All applicants must be current high school seniors, seeking to pursue a bachelor/associate degree in engineering or technology, and planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2008. A 3.0 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale is required. Two letters of reference are required; one must come from a Ford PAS instructor. The student must be a past or present student of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS after-school/weekend/summer/college program.

terms: One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in the freshman year only.

SAE Women Engineers Committee ScholarshipThe SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering. They are committed to increasing the diversity of SAE membership, especially by promoting the participation and leadership of women.

The 2008 scholarship is made possible through a generous donation from Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey. www.mbusa.com

Student Eligibility:Applicants must be female, have a 3.0 grade point average and be accepted into an ABET accredited engineering program.

terms:One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded for the freshman year only.

Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipThe Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society, is the world's largest engineering society. Founding in 1885 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tau Beta Pi has initiated more than 492,000 members in 122 years. Active collegiate chapters exist on 232 campuses across the nation. The dual purpose of the Tau Beta Pi is to recognize engineering students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Association's largest national philanthropy is its fellowship program, which has provided $4,565,000 in advanced-study grants to 870 students, and the scholarship program that has provided $958,000 in awards to 479 engineering seniors.

Student Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 grade point average, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading for SAT I scores or for composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering program accredited by the engineering accreditation commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Terms:Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded for the freshman year only.

TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipSAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Association have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. From his position as Vice President of Maintenance with Roadway Express, Mr. Dawson worked through SAE and TMC to merge the goals of truck equipment users and manufacturers. As a transport equipment manager, Mr. Dawson combined extraordinary technical understanding and knowledge with vision and foresight to develop practical solutions to equipment problems and vehicle design. A dedicated, lifelong student of his profession and technology, he encouraged professional development in those with whom he worked. This scholarship is intended to encourage the ideal of Mr. Dawson's respected technical competence in transport management.

Student Eligibility:High school seniors must have a 3.25 or higher grade point average, SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above. Transfer students from accredited four-year colleges/universities must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Students or graduates from post-secondary technical/vocational schools must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average and meet all other requirements of the engineering program to which they apply. Students must pursue an engineering degree program accredited by ABET. The scholarship application essay must include evidence of hands-on automotive experience or activity (ex: rebuilding engines, working on cars/trucks, etc.).

terms:One scholarship will be awarded each year. The student will receive $1,500 a year for up to four years as long as a 3.0 grade point average and continuing engineering enrollment is maintained.

Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipThe Young Radiator Company established this scholarship in memory of the company's founder, Fred M. Young, Sr. Mr. Young started the company in 1927 and saw it grow to become a major force in the field of Heat Transfer. He had a high regard for the value of engineering in terms of its contribution to the success of society. He felt that the profession's nobility lay in its' focus on building rather than allocating the assets of the world and improving rather than administering the product of our work. Fred M. Young, Sr. was a life member of SAE and was elected to the Fellow grade of membership in 1982.

Student Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 grade point average, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET.

terms:One $4,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,000 per year for four years. A 3.0 grade point average and continued engineering enrollment must be maintained to renew the scholarship.

Detroit Section SAE Technical ScholarshipEstablished in 2001, this scholarship is sponsored by the SAE Detroit Section to encourage children and grandchildren of current Detroit Section members to pursue careers in engineering or the sciences. The Section recognizes that there is a need for more student candidates in these fields, as a shortage of qualified graduates is expected in future years.

Student Eligibility:Applicants must be a child or grandchild of a current SAE Detroit Section member and intend to enroll in a two- or four-year engineering or science program at an accredited college or university. A minimum 3.0 grade point average and 1200 SAT i or 28 ACT composite score and demonstrated financial need is required. Student should include copies of FAFSA forms. Submit these forms separately to "SAE Scholarships" when they become available in January.

Terms:Two $3,500 renewable freshman scholarships will be awarded. Student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and remain in good standing at the college or university in order to qualify for scholarship renewal. A student having completed a two-year program may continue for an additional consecutive two years at a second school offering a complete engineering or science baccalaureate degree program.

Applications must be post marked by December 1

Deadline extended to December 15


Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Siemens Foundation

Contact:  170 Wood Ave South

Iselin, NJ 08830

Toll-free number: 877-822-5233

Fax: 732-603-5890

 For more information and an application, visit http://www.siemens-foundation.org

Application Requirements/Description:

The Siemens Westinghouse Competition is open to all senior high school students who would like to submit an original science and math research project. You may enter as an individual (if you will be a senior in September), or as part of a team of two or three students (note: it is not necessary to have seniors on the team).


The Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.

Students may submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Impartial panels of research scientists from leading universities and national laboratories judge the reports in the initial blind reading.

Students whose projects are selected for further competition, are invited to give an oral and poster presentation at one of the six regional events hosted by partner universities. At each of these regional competitions an individual and a team are selected as Regional Winners. These students receive scholarships and invitations to advance to the National Competition in Washington, D.C.

Note: Siemens scholarship may be used for any part of a student's post high school education including books, tuition, room and board, etc.


Successful competition participants may apply for valuable internships at Siemens operating companies.

Type of Award: Scholarships

Application Deadline: October 

Amount of Award: 1,000.00 to 100,000.00


SMART-Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation

Contact: American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Email: smart@asee.org
Phone: (202) 331-3544
Fax: (202) 265-8504
Web: www.asee.org

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. The DoD offers this scholarship for service to individuals who demonstrate outstanding ability and special aptitude for a career in scientific and engineering research and product development, express interest in career opportunities at DoD laboratories and, are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to one of the following disciplines;


Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences

Computer and Computational Sciences

Electrical Engineering


Information Sciences

Materials Science and Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Nuclear Engineering


Operations Research



Eligibility Requirements: All awardees must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2008, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative

GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (at all schools attended) and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the fields listed above.


In addition;
Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (i.e. undergraduate applicants must be at least freshman to apply and can apply for funding for their sophomore through senior years only).

*Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2008 term.

*Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE within 5 years of the application deadline. Subject tests are not required.


A SMART Program participant may not accept simultaneous remuneration from another major scholarship.

Annual stipend ranging from $22,000-$39,000 depending on prior educational experience

Full tuition and related education fees

Book allowance of $1,000

Paid summer internships

Career opportunities after graduation

Deadline: The SMART online application is open each August through December.The application will reopen August 15, 2008 and close December 15, 2008.Awardees will be announced in the spring of 2009 and funding will begin August 2009. Please continue to visit this site for updates.


The Society of Plastics Engineers Foundation

Scholarship Program for the

2009-2010 School Year

Contact: The SPE Foundation an affiliate of the Society of Plastics Engineers

14 Fairfield Drive

Brookfield, CT 06804

Phone: +1 203-740-5447 Fax: +1 203-775-1157

Email: foundation@4spe.org Web: www.4spe.org

This application is also available online at www.4spe.org/foundation


The SPE Foundation, an affiliate of the Society of Plastics Engineers, offers numerous

scholarships to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics

industry. They must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in

the plastics industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering,

polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and

industrial engineering. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges.

Financial needs is considered for most scholarships.


While most scholarships do not require specific knowledge or have special criteria, some

scholarships are limited in scope. See the section below entitled Special Scholarships to

determine if you are eligible to apply. Please be sure to include the specific information that

is required to be submitted with your application.

The SPE Foundation General Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships -Multiple undergraduate and graduate scholarships range up to

$4,000 annually. Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but applicants may apply for a

re-award for up to three additional years.

Detroit Section/Thomas E. Powers Scholarship -One undergraduate award of $4,000 is

made annually.

Detroit Section/Robert G. Dailey Scholarship- One undergraduate award of $4,000 is

made annually.

Injection Molding Division Scholarship -One award of $3,000 will be made annually to a

graduate or undergraduate student. Applicants must have experience in the injection

molding industry, such as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held.

Robert E. Cramer/Product Design & Development Division/Mid-Michigan Section

Scholarship- One undergraduate award of $1,000 is made annually.

Ted and Ruth Neward Scholarships- Three undergraduate or graduate awards of $3,000

are made annually to citizens of the United States.

Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division Scholarships- Three $4,000 undergraduate

awards are made annually.

Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division Scholarship- One undergraduate award of up

to $2,500 will be made.

Vinyl Plastics Division Scholarship- One $3,000 undergraduate award will be made

annually. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the vinyl industry, such

as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held.

The SPE Foundation Special Scholarships

Blow Molding Division Memorial Scholarships -(in memory of Carrie Fox Solin and John

Raymond) - Up to two awards of $8,000 (payable over 2 years) will be made. Applicants

must be completing the second year of a 4-year undergraduate plastics engineering

program and be a member of an SPE Student Chapter.


The SPE Foundation

Scholarship Program for the

2009-2010 School Year


Composites Division/Harold Giles Scholarship- One undergraduate or graduate award of

$1,000 is made annually. Applicants must have experience in the composites industry, such

as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held.

Extrusion Division/Lew Erwin Memorial Scholarship- One award of $2,500 is made each

year to support undergraduate or graduate research in the field of polymer extrusion.

Applicants must be working on a Senior or MS project which the scholarship will help


Fleming/Blaszcak Scholarship- This $2,000 scholarship is available to full-time

undergraduate students at a 4-year college or students enrolled in a graduate program.

Applicants for this award must be of Mexican descent and citizens or legal residents of the

United States.

Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarships- One four-year university scholarship of $6,000 (funds

distributed on a yearly basis) and two two-year junior college or technical institute

scholarships of $2,000 (funds distributed on a yearly basis) are available. Applicants for this

scholarship must have been a resident of a Gulf Coast County declared a national disaster

area due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina, Rita or Wilma in 2005, and must be attending

school in a Gulf Coast State (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas).

K. K. Wang Scholarship- One award of $2,000 will be made to a graduate or

undergraduate student. Applicants must have experience in injection molding and

computer-aided engineering (CAE), such as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held.

Pittsburgh Section Scholarships- Up to two awards of $2,000 each to graduate or

undergraduate students. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in one of the

following western Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair,

Brooke, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Fayette, Greene, Hancock, Indiana, Jefferson,

Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington or Westmoreland.

Plastics Pioneers Association Scholarships- Multiple $3,000 scholarships are available for

undergraduate students, including those enrolled in associate degree or technical degree

programs, who are committed to becoming "hands-on" workers in the plastics industry -

students who are dedicated to careers as plastics technicians or engineers.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarships- Multiple scholarships up to $7,500 are

awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students, including those enrolled in

associate or technical degree programs. Applicants must have experience in the

thermoforming industry, such as courses taken, research conducted or jobs held.

Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group Scholarship- One award of $1,000 will

be made annually to a graduate or undergraduate student. Applicants must have

experience in the thermoplastic elastomers industry, such as courses taken, research

conducted, or jobs held.

Thermoset Division Scholarships- Two awards of $1,500 are available - one for a

graduate student and one for an undergraduate student. Applicants must have experience

in the thermoset industry, such as courses taken, research conducted or jobs held.

Western Plastics Pioneers Scholarship- One award of $1,000 is available for

undergraduate students, including those enrolled in associate degree or technical degree

programs. Applicants must be attending school in Arizona, California, Oregon or

Washington state.


Complete Application Guidelines

General Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicants for all Foundation scholarships, unless otherwise specified, must be

full-time undergraduate students in either a four-year college or a two-year technical

program or enrolled in a graduate program (for those scholarships available to

graduate students).

2. Applicants must have demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry.

3. Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that are beneficial to a career in

the plastics/polymer industry.

4. Applicants must be in good academic standing with their schools.

5. Financial need of applicants will be considered for most scholarships.


Deadline and How to Apply

Applicants must complete an application and return it to The SPE Foundation by January

15, 2009 (the deadline for the Extrusion Division/Lew Erwin Memorial Scholarship is

March 1, 2009). Visit website for complete information and application



Target All-Around Scholarships

Contact: www.target.com;

Eligibility:Recipients of this award are chosen by an independent organization, not by Target employees. They base their decision on the student's volunteer record, an essay on volunteer service, and an appraisal form filled out by a volunteer supervisor. The minimum GPA is 2.0 and preference is given to students living an area where a Target store is located. Must be under the age of 24.


Deadline:Contact for details


Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Contact:TMSF Selection Committees

100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10017

(917) 663-2221

Fax: (917) 663-2988

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org     e-mail: TMSF1@aol.com

Eligibility: U.S. citizens in college at one of the 38 historically black public colleges and universities as a full-time student; in pursuit of a bachelor's degree; minimum high school 3.0 GPA; combined minimum SAT score of 1100; and will maintain a 3.0 GPA or better during four years of college. To qualify, the applicant must be admitted to one of the participating colleges and universities, and then apply through an on-campus TMSF. Students must be recommended as academically exceptional, and must demonstrate financial need.


Deadline:Contact for details




Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Contact:Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Fund

1501 Lee Highway--Suite 130

Arlington, VA 22209-1109

(703) 522-8590

www.tuskegeeairmen.org; e-mail: hqtai1@tuskegeeairmen.org

Eligibility:Graduating high school senior accepted by participating colleges and universities. Must be in financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.


Deadline:February 1


Tailhook Association

Contact: Jim Carol, Scholarships

9696 Businesspark Ave

San Diego, CA 92131-1643

 (858) 689-9223

 www.tailhook.org/ e-mail: thookassn@aol.com

Eligibility: A parent who served on an aircraft carrier.

Award: $2,000 (20 winners)

Deadline:July 15


Tylenol Scholarships

Contact:Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.

1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 88,

St. Peter, MN 56082

http://scholarship.tylenol.com/  Tylenol® Scholarship

Eligibility:Student must be an undergraduate or graduate with at least one more year of education remaining. The applicant must demonstrate leadership in their community and school, and intend on majoring in a health-related field.

Awards:Ten $10,000 awards and 150 $1,000 Awards

Deadline:April 30



U.S. Department of Agriculture Program
Tel: (609) 452-7007
Email: judithm@woodrow.org
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: March


U.S. Department of Commerce Program
Tel: (609) 452-7007
Email: judithm@woodrow.org
Eligible Inst.: US schools
Deadline: March


United College Fund Scholarships
Website: http://www.uncf.org/programs
The award: The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways.

The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example).

Deadlineis usually December.


United Negro College Fund, Inc.

Contact:Sylvia Bailey, Educational Services Department

8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

(800) 331-2244


Eligibility: Complete an FAF FFS form, and request that the report be sent to the financial aid office at the UNCF. Scholarships are awarded to students attending member institutions that receive a minimum 2.5 GPA and are nominated by the financial director. Unmet financial need will be verified by the Financial Aid Director.

Award:Contact for details;

Deadline:Contact for details


United States Air Force ROTC 4-Year Scholarship Program

Contact:1020 W University Dr

Montgomery, AL 36106-1235

(866) 423-7682


Eligibility:Students at least 17 years old interested in the fields of aeronautics, aerospace, astronautical science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics or physics. Award can be used at any campus that offers Air Force ROTC.


Deadline:Contact for details


United States Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

Contact:200 Stovall Street

Alexandria, VA 22332

(703)-428-0000, Fax: (703)-325-7183

www.aerhq.org/ArmyEmergencyRelief.htm, e-mail: aer@aerhq.org

Eligibility:Unmarried dependent children of members of the army. Must be a U.S. citizen and not yet 22 years of age on June 1st of the school year that begins the following September.


Deadline:March 1


U.S. House of Representatives Page Program

Contact:Congressional Representative

Washington, DC. 20515-6526

(202) 225-4068


Eligibility: Internship. High school students who are at least 16 years old on the day the page term begins. Must have finished their junior year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The calendar is divided into four terms, two academic terms and two summer terms.


Deadline:Contact for details



United States Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Contact:James Forestal Campus, Michael Wolley

PO. Box 3008

Princeton, NJ. 08543-3008

(800) 292-7777, Fax: (609) 452-2259,

www.marine-scholars.org/, e-mail: mcsf@marine-scholars.org

Eligibility:Children of U.S. Marines or dependent children of former Marines. Must be used for undergraduate or vocational study

Award:$500-2,500; renewable for 4 years

Deadline:April 15


Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Contact:Gordon Thorson, Director

VFW National Headquarters

406 W. 34th St.

Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 756-3390

www.vfw.org/yourtown/you_VoiceOf.htm, e-mail: info@vfw.org

Eligibility:U.S. high school students in grades 9-12. Students must submit a 3-5 minute essay for local competition. Selected candidates compete on state and national levels. Contact your high school counselor or local VFW Post.

Award:Contact for details, up to $25,000

Deadline:November 15



Wal-Mart Foundation

Contact: Karen Thompson, Assistant Director

Bentonville, AR 72716-8071

(800) 530-9925


Eligibility:Graduating high school seniors residing in Wal-Mart Stores service area.

Award: Contact for details

Deadline:February 1


William McMannis and J. Haskell McMannis Educational Fund

Contact:Mary Anne Steinhauer, Executive Director

c/o Marine Bank Trust Department,

P.O. Box 8480

Erie, PA 16553, (814) 871-9597

Eligibility:Must be U.S. citizens.Award:$200-$5,000



Women's Sports Foundation

Contact:Grant Program,

Eisenhower Park,

East Meadow, NY 11554

(800) 227-3988

www.womenssportsfoundation.org, wosport@aol.com;

Eligibility: Female high school seniors who demonstrate leadership and athletic ability, and who will be pursuing a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four-year college. To obtain an application, contact the above address.

Award:Contact for details;

Deadline:December 31


William B. Ruggles Right To Work Scholarship

Contact:William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship Selection Committee

National Institute for Labor Relations Research

5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510

Springfield, VA 22151

 (703) 321-9606

Eligibility:Scholarships are available for students majoring in journalism. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay which demonstrates their understanding of the "Right To Work" principle. Write to the address listed for complete details.


Deadline: March 31st  



Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Contact:Xerox Corporation

150 State Street, 4th Floor

Rochester, NY 14614

www.xerox.com; and type in "Scholarship" in the search engine.

Eligibility:Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.

They must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields: Chemistry, Information Management, Computing & Software Systems, Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, and Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software).

 Deadline: September 30th  



Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program

Contact: Hitachi Foundation,

1509 22nd Street, NW,

Washington, DC 20037-1073,

(202) 457-0588,


Eligibility: Applicants must meet ALL of the following 5 requirements to be eligible for the Yoshiyama Program:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Applicants must have been 29 years old or younger when their business began generating revenue.

The business must be 1-5 years old and have been generating revenue for a minimum of the past 12 months.

The applicant established his/her business with the expressed dual purpose of operating a successful business and creating opportunities for low-wealth individuals in America to enhance their economic security.*

The business may be structured as a for-profit or non-profit. If the business is a non-profit, it must depend primarily on an earned-income revenue model and not depend solely on donations and grants.

* Strategies that help enhance economic security might include, but are not limited to: management practices including ownership structure, workforce advancement practices, supply-chain protocols, location decisions; developing a product or service that can alter individual and community circumstances such as improving access to education and training protocols, creating greater access to healthy lifestyle and health-care products and services, improving access to asset accumulation such as housing, transportation and marketable credentials for low-wealth individuals.

 Log-on to website for complete details.

Deadline: March 30th