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Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Fund: (April) Must be the first one in your family attending college. Must be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic background residing in the fifty states or Puerto Rico starting in fall 2003. Must plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student from the fall of 2003 through the spring of 2004. Grade point average of no less than a 3.00. To apply for this program, you need to apply to the general Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program. Applications accepted on line only.
One Thomas Circle, NW, Ste 375
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 296-3774
Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program: (May) For undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need of more than $1,000 without loans, have a combined family income of $30,000 or less, and have a cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 3.0. Eligible students must submit both a copy of the student application, financial aid administration form, and a SAR report.
1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund: (March) $1, 500 offered to graduate and undergraduate students working in public service fields. The award is meant to enable students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a low paying or no pay job internship by supplementing their income. Preference given to students who already have an internship lined up. Please check online for application details and instructions.
1524 31st St.
N.W. Washington, DC 20007
Leopold Schepp Foundation: (on-going) Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award is based on character, ability, and financial need. Undergraduate age limit is 30. To receive an application the applicant must write the Leopold Schepp Foundation. A personal interview in New York is part of the application process. No funds are provided for travel. For a brochure with more details, write:
551 Fifth Ave. Ste. 3000
New York, NY 10176-2597
Sertoma: (May) Student must have a clinically significant bilateral hearing loss. Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a 3.2 GPA.
Attn: Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship Program
1912 East Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Service Employees International Union: (March) Must be a spouse or child of a SEIU member in good standing. Offers a variety of scholarships for full-time students attending an accredited college, university or trade school.
1313 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
The Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund: (varies) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or an international student with a valid visa. Age 18-22 with GPA 3.2 or more. A minimum 1000 word essay is required.
Sigma Alpha Iota: (varies) Various awards available for Sigma Alpha Iota members.
7 Hickey Drive
Phone: (508) 872-0735
Society of Exploration Geophysicists: (March) Offers scholarships for students studying geophysics
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170-2740
Phone: (918) 497-5500
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: (April) Offers scholarships for Hispanic engineering students.
5400 East Olympic Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (213) 888-2080
Society of Manufacturing Engineers: (Feb) Full-time students studying manufacturing engineering, manufacturing technology or a related field may apply for various scholarships based on what state you attend college in. Please refer to website for specific criteria for each scholarship.
Phone: (800) 733-4763
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists: (MAES National) (Sep)
Offers a variety of scholarships to its members.
P.O. Box 6650
Torrence, CA 90504
Phone: (310) 988-6585
Society of Women Engineers: (varies) Offers numerous scholarships for women engineering or computer science majors who are currently in the specified year that the scholarship asks. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
120 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3902
Phone: (212) 509-9577
Soroptimist International: (Dec) The Women's Opportunity Award is open to female heads of household who demonstrate financial need and are motivated to achieve educational and career goals. Must be attending college. Must be a club-level receipt to be eligible for additional awards. Note: This is a monetary award that is taxable.
Spina Bifida Association of America: (March) Applicant must have spina bifida, must be a high school graduate or possess a GED, and applicant must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, junior college, vocational school, or business school. Application can be downloaded on the website and mailed to:
4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
Phone: (202) 944-3285
Study Abroad Scholarship: The National Italian American Foundation: (March) Students either of Italian decent who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; or student from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies, or a related field. Must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher learning for Fall; have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Application are to be submitted only online.
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund: (Jan) Must be a woman, currently residing in the U.S. who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.
Attn: Talbots Scholarship Fund
One Scholarship Way, PO Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56062
Phone: (507) 931-1682
Third Wave Scholarship for Young Women: (varies) For full or part time students age 30 or younger who are enrolled at or have been accepted to an accredited college, university, or community college. The primary criterion for this scholarship is financial need. Students should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.
25 East 21st St.
New York City, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 228-8311
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship: (Feb) For graduating seniors or recent graduates. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher and must be interested in becomine Foreighn Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. They must begin their master's degree program in the fall of the next academic year. Application available online.
P.O. Box 5281
Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Scholarship: (April) Student must have a verified physical or sensory disability, be entering a post-secondary education with a 2.5 GPA. Student must contact organization to receive scholarship application.
585 Washington Street
Canton, MA 020241
The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship Stonewall Community Foundation: (April). Applicants are judged on one or more of the following criteria: academic excellence, outstanding community service, and commitment to impacting the LGBT issues. Leadership, merit, professional and personal goals will all be considered. Applicants must be lesbian-identified and either high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students.
Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 367-1155
WEB: Stone Wall Foundation Grants Page
Harry S. Truman Foundation: (Feb)
Must be nominated by the college and be a junior or senior working toward a career in government or public service and show an exemplary community service record.
712 Jackson Place
NW Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 395-4831
Tylenol Scholarship Fund: (April) Many scholarships available for graduate and undergraduate level study at an accredited two or four year college or university or a vocational-technical school. Selection based on academic record, leadership responsibilities in school and community, those who are majoring in a health related course of study, and a clear statement of education goals.
One Scholarship Way
St. Peter, MN, 56082
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (April) Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship supports the financial needs of college students who are battling, or have overcome cancer and who display financial need. Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship supports the financial needs of college students who have a parent who has cancer or is a survivor of cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer and who display a financial need.
4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Union Plus Scholarship: (Jan) Must be a spouse or dependant of a union participating in the Union Plus program. Participating union members from Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam and Virgin Islands and U.S. citizens are eligible.
1125 15th St., N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
United Negro College Fund: (Dec) Must be African American student in junior year 2002-2003, majoring in the life or physical sciences and interested in biomedical research. Must have a GPA of 3.3 and be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident.
Jerry L. Bryant, Ph.D.
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511
Unity Journalist of Color, Inc.: (varies) Must be a Unity member. Also must be a college junior or seniors majoring in journalism or mass communications at an accredited college or university.
Phone: (703) 469-2100, EXT. 99
USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team: (varies) Twenty students will be named to the All-USA College Academic First Team; they'll be featured in a two-page color presentation in the nation's newspaper in Feburary. Each will receive a trophy and a $2,500 cash award. Students must register electronically and be screened fro eligibility. The completed nomination file must be mailed to USA Today by Nov. 30. Applications are available online in a PDF format. Winners will be notified by mid January.
Western Union Foundation’s Family Scholarship Program: (March) This Foundation is especially interested in assisting individuals who feel they might be overlooked by traditional college assistance programs. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and must currently be living within the U. S. Individuals who exhibit an ability to accept and deal with personal challenges and have a commitment to learn and work hard are encouraged to apply.
First Data Western Union Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Program
3300 S. Parker Rd., Suite 305
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (720) 748-7738
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: (varies) Must be a full time student in junior or senior year enrolled in an accredited college or university in the US or Canada. Essay of 3,000-4,000 words must be student's original, unpublished work.
Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Ave, 20th Floor
New York City, NY 10022
TThomas Wolfe Student Essay Prize: (Jan) All essays must be related to Thomas Wolfe or his works. Recipient will receive an invitation to read the winning entry at the annual meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society, as well as publication of the winning entry in The Thomas Wolfe Review.
Dr. James Clark, Jr.
809 Gardner St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Women Band Directors International: (Dec) Scholarships for women enrolled in a music program with the intention of being a band director. Apply online.
Department of Bands, School of Music
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Women In Aviation: (Nov & Dec) Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in Women In Aviation Program and must not apply for no more than two scholarships. Applicants must reference individual application for specific qualifications.
Women In Aviation, International Scholarship
P.O. Box 11287
Daytona Beach, FL 32120
E-MAIL: Mary Ann Eiff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women In Defense: (varies) Must be a U.S. citizen and obtained junior year status in an accredited university. Must be pursuing a career in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Business, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Research, or Economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Minimum required GPA of 3.25
c/o National Defense Industrial Association
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3061
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America: (ELCA) (April) The Dr. George and Emma J. Torrison Scholarship Fund provides grants for men and women who intend to pursue careers in medicine and have been accepted in a medical school. The donors had a particular concern to encourage persons whose careers would lead them toward working to alleviate currently incurable diseases.
8765 W. Higgins R.
Chicago, Il 60631
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. through the Sunshine Lady Foundation: (on-going) Must be a woman who has survived domestic (partner abuse) violence. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S., exhibit financial need, and have a desire to upgrade skills for career advancement or reenter the job market. Officially accepted in an accredited U.S. college/university.
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Women's Research and Education Institute: (May) Offers a fellowship to enable women graduate students to work in the field in a congressional office. This is not a loan program.
Congressional Fellowship Program
Women’s Research & Education Institute (WREI)
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Awards: (Dec) Scholarships for female students majoring in either Physical Education, Sports Management, Sports Psychology, or Sports Sociology with means to attend graduate school.
East Meadow, NY 11554
World Studio Foundation: (April) Provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines. Recipients are selected for ability and need and for demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.
225 Varick St., Ninth Floor
New York, N.Y. 10014
Phone: (212) 366-1317
Writers of the Future: (Oct, Jan, April, July) New and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. Original, unpublished prose up to 17,000 words. No works intended for children. May submit quarterly.
L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest
P. O. Box 1630
Los Angeles, CA 90078
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship: (Sept) Scholarship for minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident visa.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
150 State Street, 4th Floor
Rochester, NY 14614S
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: (Feb) Offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate scholarships for women, both members and non-members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Areas of study include medicine, education, counseling, and anthropology.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire Avenue
NW. Washington, DC 20009
Zonta International/Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: (April) Must be a woman pursuing business degree at the undergraduate level. International scholars will be chosen from the district recipients. Women of any nationality are eligible. Must be eligible to enter the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program. Must have achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrate intent to complete a program in business. To apply, please contact the Zonta Club nearest you or e-mail your name and contact information to Zonta International Headquarters. The local Zonta Club must nominate applicants.
557 West Randolph Street
Phone: (312) 930-5848