National Scholarships M-R
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund: (Jan) Must be a woman at least 25 years of age who is a national of a developing country and not a U.S. green card holder. Must demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of women and children in their home country. Must reside in the U.S. at the time of application with plans to return to home country in two years; demonstrate financial need; and enrolled in an accredited U.S. educational institution. Eligible countries determined by the World Bank Group.
1818 H Street, NW, Room H2-204
Washington, DC 20433
Phone: (202) 473-8751
Marine Corps Scholarships: (Mar) Applicants must be the son or daughter of: an active duty or reserve U.S. Marine, a U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corp, a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Student must be a high school graduate or undergraduate attending an accredited college or post secondary vocation with a 2.0 GPA. Mail application to:
PO Box 3008
Princeton, NJ 08543
Gloria & Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children: (on going) Must have a history of movement for agricultural employment, as well as scholastic potential and financial need. Priority will be given to interstate migrant youth. Must be enrolled in or accepted in an accredited college, technical or vocational school or a dropout or potential dropout from high school showing promise of ability to continue schooling. No deadline, applications are viewed on a case by case basis
BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Ave.
Mount Morris, N. Y. 14510-1096
Phone: (800) 245-5681
Mexican American Grocers Association Foundation: (July) Students need to request an application before July 15. Must be a Hispanic student majoring in business administration or a business related field with a minimum 2.5 GPA and no less than sophomore status. Must demonstrate financial need.
1101 17th Street NW
#803, Washington, DC 20036
(Must send SASE to receive application)
Microsoft Scholarship Program: (Feb) Must be enrolled full-time with a 3.0 GPA. Recipients required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Student must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as math or physics. Microsoft encourages students from groups currently underrepresented in the field of computer science. Female and underrepresented minority students (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) are encouraged to apply. International students who meet the eligibility specifications may apply.
Microsoft Scholarship Program,
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-8303
Migrant Farm Worker Baccalaureate Scholarship: (Various) Must have a recent history of migrating for employment in agriculture. Must have successfully completed one year of college, show scholastic achievement and demonstrate financial need.
Attn: Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship Committee
Geneseo Migrant Center, Inc. P.O. Box 549
Geneseo, New York 14454-0549
Phone: (800) 245-5681
Military Order of the Purple Heart: (Feb) Must be a child, grandchild, or spouse of a MOPH member, be a U.S. citizen, be a graduate of an accredited high school, be enrolled full time, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5
5413-B Backlick Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151-3960
Mile High Youth Corps: (contact organization for deadline) Paid internship for individuals between the ages of 17-24. Individuals will work for AmeriCorps state through Mile High Youth Corps. Members of this AmeriCorps program will have the opportunity to help make a difference in the areas of environment, domestic violence, hunger, and homelessness issues. AmeriCorps members make an 11 month commitment and receive a living allowance of $9,050, health insurance, and education award up to $4,725 upon completion of program. Apply on-line.
Phone: (800) 9422677
NAACP: (Varies) Several scholarships awarded in field of education, mathematics, or engineering. Membership and participation highly desirable.
United Negro College Fund
Scholarships and Grants, Administration, Kimberly Hall
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
National Association for Campus Activities - Regional Council Student Leader Scholarship: (May) Must be an undergraduate student in good standing at time of application. Applicants must hold significant leadership positions on their campuses. Must have made a significant contribution to their campus communities, and demonstrated leadership skills and ability.
National Association for Campus Activities Educational Foundation
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.: (Jan) Must be an ethnic minority who is currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior or a full time graduate student enrolled in finance, business, Masters level accounting, or taxation. Must be a member of NABA and membership dues are required. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the TDC scholarship and a 3.5 for all other scholarships. Scholarships presented at NABA's Annual National Convention.
7249-A Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: (301) 474-6222
National Association of Black Journalists: (Varies) Must be an African American student who is currently attending an accredited four-year institution and majoring in journalism. Variety of scholarships with separate criteria. Must be a NABJ member.
Phone: (301) 445-7101 x 108
National Association of Hispanic Journalists: (April) Must be a full time Hispanic student pursuing a career as a print, photo, broadcast, or on-line journalist.
1193 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045-2100
Phone: (202) 662-7144
National Association of Women in Construction: (March) Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a construction related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the state of Colorado. Must be committed to a career in a construction related field.
327 S. Adams
Fort Worth, TX 76104
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)/Research & Education Foundation: (Feb) Students must be members of NATA by November of the year proceeding the scholarship deadline. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and be enrolled in a NATA approved curriculum (see folder for info.) Applicants should apply in their junior year and should have intentions to have a career in athletic training.
NATA Research and Education Foundation, Inc
2952 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
National Council for Geographic Education: (April) Must be a woman enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program that will lead to a career in geographic education. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a geography GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
NCGE Central Office
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
16A Leonard Hall, 421 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705
PHONE: (412) 357-6290
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum: (Feb) For artists between the ages of 18 and 35. Must be a US citizen. Must be dedicated to fostering high standards in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture. Must submit digital images on a disk representing the best examples of your work.
Stacey Scholarship Fund, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 Northeast 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
National Federation of the Blind: (March) Must be legally blind and pursuing an undergraduate degree. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need. A variety of scholarships are available.
Peggy Elliott, Chair
805 Fifth Avenue.
Grinnel, IA 50112-1653
Phone: (641) 236-3369
National Federation of Music Clubs: (various) A variety of scholarships for music students. Many different scholarships with different criteria, please contact organization for details.
Attn: Dr. George Keck, Chairman
421 Cherry Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (317) 638-4003
National Federation of Republican Women: (June) National Pathfinders Award is for undergraduate women who are sophomores, juniors or seniors or women who are enrolled in a Masters program. Betty Rendel Scholarship is for undergraduate Republican women who are majoring in political science, government or economics. Must have completed at least two years of college and be a U.S. citizen.
Attn: Scholarships and Internships
124 North Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 548-9688
National Federation of State Poetry Societies: (Feb) Students will be judged on the submission of ten original poems (see the application for the requirements of these poems). There are two scholarships offered, each for $500.
Attn: N. Colwell Snell
P.O. Box 520698
Salt Lake City, UT
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force-Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship: (varies) Must be a self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender high school senior or college undergraduate attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year college. Must be pursuing a degree in journalism and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Must be a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Can register on line for a membership fee of $20.
1700 Kalorama Rd.
N.W. Washington, DC 20009
National Health Service Corps: (June) Scholarships available for U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school, nurse practitioner or nurse-midwifery program or bachelors' or master's degree physician assistant program. Must be a U.S. citizen.
c/o IQ Solutions
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 851
Rockville, MD 20852
National Hemophilia Foundation: (May) Several scholarships for persons with hemophilia or Von Willebrand disease. Please refer to file for specifics.
116 W. 32nd Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10001
Phone: (212) 328-3700
National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees: (May) Must be a minority or woman accepted at or attending an accredited college, university or vocational or trade school at the time scholarship is awarded.
PO Box 20663
San Juan, PR 00928
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Scholarship: (March) Awarded to mature African American women (at least twenty-five years of age and older) who are returning to college without the support of a spouse. These candidates may have dropped out of college to seek employment or care for their children. The eligibility requirements are outlined in the current annual application.
National Hook-up of Black Women Inc.
1809 E. 71st St. Suite 205, Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 667-7061
National Institute for Labor Relations Research: (Dec) Must be majoring in journalism and demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need. Must demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of the Right to Work principle.
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (703) 321-9606
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program: (Feb) Scholarships for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are studying biomedical, behavioral and social science health related research. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
2 Center Drive, Room 2E20 (MSC 0230)
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0230
National Italian American Foundation: (March) Several scholarships available for Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.
Must apply on-line. http://www.niaf.org/scholarships/about.asp
National Press Photographers Foundation: (April) NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college. Must demonstrate potential in photojournalism, financial need and academic achievement.
James W. Brown, Ph.D.
10710 Pine Bluff Drive
Fishers, IN 46037
National Restaurant Association: (Aug) Must major in a food service/hospitality program, be a full-time student, have 1,000 hours of work experience in the food service /hospitality industry, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0
250 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60606-5834
National Sculpture Society: (June) Various scholarships for students majoring in the medium of sculpture.
Scholarships National Sculpture Society
237 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 764-5645
National Society of Professional Engineers: (varies) Offers a variety of scholarships for students majoring in engineering. Applicants must be sponsored by a NSPE/PEI member. Students who are children, dependents, or relatives of NSPE members are given preference in the scholarship selection process.
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 684-2800
National Society of Accountants: (March) Must be a full-time student, majoring in accounting with at least a "B" grade average. Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen attending an accredited college or university.
1010 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1574
Phone: (703) 549-6400
National Student Nurses' Association: (Jan) Several scholarships open to nursing or pre-nursing students pursuing a degree.
555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 581-2215
National Urban League: (Jan) Offers a variety of scholarships for African-American students. Criteria vary from scholarship to scholarship.
120 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
Native American Journalist Association: (June) For Native American students majoring in print, broadcast, photojournalism, or journalism. Must have a FAFSA on file. Must be a member of NAJA (only a $20 fee to do this).
Phone: (605) 677-5282
Navajo Nation Finance and Accounting Scholarship Project: (June) Must be a member of the Navajo Nation majoring in finance and accounting. Must be a full-time student with a B average or better. Scholarship is based on academic accomplishment and not financial need. Participants are strongly encouraged to return to the Navajo Nation to work within the Navajo Nation Government. Contact the Navajo Nation for application.
Office of the Controller, P. O. Box 3150
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: (928) 871-6126
Non-Commissioned Officers Association: (NCOA) (March) Must be the spouse or child (under the age of 25) of a non-commissioned officer and be a member of NCOA.
NCOA International Headquarters, PO Box 33610
San Antonio, TX 78265
Orphan Foundation of America: (March) Students must be under 25 years of age, have been accepted into an accredited post-secondary school or program, have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 months at the time of their 18th birthday, and not have been adopted following foster care. Several scholarships available. Must apply online and by mail.
OFA Scholarship Program, Tall Oaks Village Center
12020-D North Shore Drive
Reston, VA, 20190-4977
Osage Tribal Education Committee: (varies) Must be Osage Indian with a certificate of degree of Indian blood (DCIB);
4149 Highline Blvd, Suite 380
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 605-6051
Presbyterian Church-Programs for Higher Education: (June) Variety of scholarships for members of a Presbyterian church.
Judith Siegel Pearson Award: (Feb) An annual prize for the best creative or scholarly work on a subject concerning women.
English Dept. Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Ave., Ste. 9408
Detroit, MI 48202
The Leonard M. Perryman Communication Scholarship for Ethnic Minorities: (March) Must be a U.S. citizen who is an ethnic minority and intends to pursue a career in religious journalism and mass communication. Must be a United Methodist member. To receive an application packet contact:
Perryman Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Peyton Tuthill Scholarship for Survivors of Homicide: (May 15) The Peyton Tuthill Scholarship is a memorial scholarship for immediate families who have lost a loved one to homicide and are striving to rebuild their lives and attain their dreams.
Peyton Tuthill Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
P.O. Box 3144
Tallahassee, FL 32303
PFLAG National Scholarship Program: (April) PFLAG is proud to support articulate, accomplished scholars with great promise for future contribution to our society in general and to the cause of rights and recognition for LGBT people in particular. You are eligible if you self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or as a straight ally, you demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community and you have applied to an accredited higher education institution.
Please send all materials in one package to:
1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phi Delta Kappa International: (varies) Variety of scholarships for students majoring in education or Phi Delta Kappa members wanting to participate in the International Travel Program.
Point Foundation: (Feb) Must be either an active member of the LGBT community or a contributor to the LGBT community in the form of leadership and dedication. Must be a US citizen. Apply on-line.
PO Box 261111
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: (866) 337-6468
Print and Graphics Scholarship Program: (April) Student must be pursuing a career in graphic communication, printing or publishing. Student must be enrolled in a two or four year accredited graphics or printing program at a technical school, college or university. Also, must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA. of 3.0.
200 Deer Run Rd.
Sewickley, PA 14143-2600
Public Relations Society of America - PRSSA Multicultural Affairs Scholarship: (varies) Scholarships available for minorities in the field of communications attending a four-year accredited college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all courses.
33 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003-2376
Phone: (212) 995-2230
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund: (March) Must be a Latino student attending law school. Applicant must show commitment to the community and display financial need.
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013-2815
Phone: (212) 219-3360
Radio and Television New Directors Foundation: (May) Must be officially enrolled at an accredited college and have at least one full academic year remaining. Must have at least sophomore standing. Various scholarships available for those interested in radio and/or television broadcast.
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 467-5218
Ralph K. Hillquist Honorary SAE Scholarship: (Jan) Eligible applicants will be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time as a junior in a U.S. university as of October 1st of the academic year. A minimum 3.0 GPA with significant academic and leadership achievements is required. The student must also have a declared major in mechanical engineering or an automotive-related engineering discipline. Apply online.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation: (March) Must be female, 35 years or older, a U.S. citizen, and be accepted or enrolled in a vocational training or an undergraduate program. Applicant must be pursuing their first degree. Critical financial need is the main criteria for selecting awardees.
P.O. Box 6653
Athens, GA 30604
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: (March) Apply online. Must be legally blind, member of RFB&D for one year prior to applying, a college senior, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. presented to Learning Ally members who are blind or visually impaired and have received, or will be receiving their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. The awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and service to others. Application includes a 1000 word essay, two letters of recommendation, and your official transcripts. Mail materials to:
54th NAA Awards
Anna Maria Mindish
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Rotary International: Several Scholarships and international travel/education programs.
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 866-3000
Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation: (varies) Provides scholarship assistance to African American students who need aid as a supplemental to financial aid awards and loans and/or are in an emergency situation where unforeseen circumstances may interfere with the student's ability to attend school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Students must request application by May 31st
250 Cambridge St., Ste. 701
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 742-1070
WM. B. Ruggles Right to Work: (Dec) Applicants must be either graduate or undergraduate students majoring in journalism or a related major. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the work of the Institute. The scholarship will be paid to the institution of higher learning which the recipient plans to attend, and the recipient will be required to provide a copy of his/her transcript from that institution at the end of the academic year. Applicants must complete the formal application, submit most recent transcripts, and write a 500 word essay clearly demonstrating an interest in, and knowledge of, the Right to Work principle. Mail application material to:
William B. Ruggles Scholarship Selection Committee
National Institute for Labor Relations Research
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (703) 321-9606