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Scholarship Description of Award
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships This link is to the Chicago headquarters and that gateway of scholarships. Note that there are over 700 AKA Chapters, and you would be wise to contact sorors at local locations. Scholarship opportunities abound. The deadline at AKA headquarters is Feb. 15. Applications (at the website) must be sent between Dec. 1st and January 30th each year. *Editor's note: all of our Greeks (listed in our BlackExcel college guide) offer scholarships, and you should tap your local chapters.
American Institute Of Certified Public
Accountants Scholarships
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Go to website for GPA requirements and details.
Army ROTC Scholarships Students looking to enroll at a HBCU must in the Army ROTC. Award amount to full-tuition. Many awards. Must have minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. Deadline is November 15.
Gates Millennium Scholarships The Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year. Deadline: March 15.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be a least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A "nomination" package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1st.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: April
NCAA Scholarships This is the major NCAA sports association student-athletes are associated with. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports related study (like sports journalism).
Ron Brown Scholarships The award: Leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is unusually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive. Details at site.
Ronald McDonald House Charities and the
United Negro College Fund
The award: $6,000 per year. Number of winners about 100. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline is usually in April. Detail see site.
United College Fund Scholarships 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). The deadline is usually December. Details at site.