College can be expensive but it doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to pay for it. Scholarships and grants will play a vital role in financing your education. We have compiled a list of local and national scholarships that you can apply for to help curb the cost of college.
Some other resources that we think will be helpful is this college resource guide for diverse and multicultural students. While you are there also make sure to check out this list of the 50 best colleges for Hispanic students.
You can also find stories of educational success here, for your daily inspiration.
Go Red- Multicultural Scholarship
The Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund was created by Macy’s and Go Red For Women as a commitment to reversing these trends. We invite women to apply for one of the 16 $2,500 scholarships that will be awarded through the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund to offer aid and incentive to continue a path in the medical field.
Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship
The Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship Award is for $3,000 available to both undergraduate and law school students who are either members of an ethnic/racial minority OR have shown a strong commitment to diversity issues throughout their education.
Apply here – http://ellisinjurylaw.com/scholarships/
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program announces the entire list of students selected for the GMS Class of 2014 in a press release. To download the complete listings of our GMS Class of 2014 Scholars by their Home State or by their School’s State.
Apply here- http://www.gmsp.org/
Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
This award, named after former AACOM (American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine) Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes two osteopathic underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine (one newly accepted student and one continuing student).
American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars. Funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation
Ayn Rand Novels Scholarship – Essay Contest
Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money every year.
Apply here- http://aynrandnovels.org/essay-contests.html
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSA) Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded to talented communications students who are of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at accredited four-year colleges or universities, be at least junior status and at most have one full term remaining.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) offers scholarships for Hispanic high school students through its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
Abilene Hispanic Leadership Council Scholarship
Scholarship for Hispanic students currently attending a school in the Region 14 Education Center system (Abilene and surrounding areas).
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
CHCI’s educational services are designed to provide Hispanic students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in attaining a higher education through college scholarships.
Apply here- http://apply.chci.org/applications/login.asp
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The High School Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. It is available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at a community college or four-year institution during the upcoming academic year.
Apply here- https://my.hsf.net/en/users/sign_in
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
HCF awards scholarships and/or internships to deserving Hispanic seeking higher education leading to business careers.
Apply here- http://www.hispanicfund.org/
Hispanic Heritage Youth Scholarship
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards scholarship program was founded in 1998 to identify and promote the next generation of Hispanic role models by rewarding their accomplishments in the classroom and community with educational grants and putting them in a position from which to lead.
Ronald McDonald House Charities/ HACER
Local Ronald McDonald House Charities® Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald’s Corporation, offer scholarships to Hispanic students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.
Apply here- http://www.rmhc.org/chapter-search
UNCF General Scholarship Program
Since 1985, the UNCF Scholarships and Grants Administration office has awarded in scholarship assistance over $105 million to over 28,000 students enrolled in its 39 member colleges and universities and other HBCUs and majority institutions as well. We provide support in numerous ways to a variety of constituencies.
Apply here- https://scholarships.uncf.org/
Ronald McDonald House Charities – African American Future Achievers
Local Ronald McDonald House Charities® Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald’s Corporation, offer scholarships to African American students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.
Apply here- http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships
Ronald McDonald House Charities – Asia
Local Ronald McDonald House Charities® Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald’s Corporation, offer scholarships to Asian students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.
Apply here- http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship for graduating minority high school student, illustrating academic merit and accomplishment.
James E. Burr Minority Scholarship
Established in 1987, the Burr fund was named for James E. Burr, an abolitionist who was buried on the grounds of Wheaton College because it was a “place where blacks were treated equally with whites.” These scholarships are available to students who are at least 1/4 African-, Asian-, Latino-, or Native-American. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, scholarship essays and need. Awards range from $1500-$4000 and are renewable annually.
Don and Ann Church Scholarship
Funded by an anonymous donor, this scholarship was named for Professor Emeritus, Don Church and his wife Ann, because of his lifelong dedication to urban ministry. The Church scholarship provides six new scholarships for incoming African-American students each year. These awards cover full tuition charges. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholarship essays and academic standing. They are renewable.
President’s Achievement Award
Freshmen named finalist in the Hispanic Scholar Recognition program or the National Achievement program through the PSAT exam are eligible for this award. Scholarships are for $1000 per year and may increase to $2000 based on financial need. No separate application is needed. Recipients will be notified by Wheaton’s Financial Aid Office after receipt of finalist documentation.
Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation/ SOMOS
The SOMOS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Utah’s Hispanic community. SOMOS is creating community leaders by giving Hispanic students opportunities to get educated, mentored, and connected with local leaders. SOMOS has already awarded over 400 students with scholarships in Utah, totaling over $1,800,000.
ACLU of Utah Youth Activist Scholarship
The ACLU of Utah’s Youth Activist Scholarship Program, now in its seventh year, recognizes Utah high school seniors who are passionate about civil liberties, and have taken a stand to show it. Three winners, selected by a committee of educators and community leaders, are each awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their first year of college.
Jameson Family Scholarship
If you are an HB144 student attending the University of Utah and have completed, or will have completed after the current spring semester, at least one year of studies at the University of Utah, you are eligible to apply for the Jameson Family Scholarship, administered by Holy Cross Ministries.
Que Llueva Café Scholarship
The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference.¡Ójala que llueva café!
Apply here- http://www.ca-core.org/
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.
Honors Graduation Scholarship
Honors Graduation Scholarship recognizes that education is almost exclusively necessary for the youth of the world. As former (and some current) students, HGU cannot help but to give back to the rising generation! As such, we’ve created a scholarship program that offers $1,000 to up to five qualifying students.
Apply here- http://honorsgradu.com/Scholarship/
Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors attending high schools in the U.S. Student applicants must read the assigned book and write a two-three page double-spaced essay (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions). Please visit website for book title and six essay topics to choose from.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Program
Requirements: Be a full-time enrolled student in an accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested. Individuals seeking scholarship consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document (I-766) at the time of application. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Apply here- http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors. Students must read Ayn Rand The Fountainhead (Student Edition) and write a 800-1,600 word double-spaced essay (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions). Please visit website for three essay topics to choose from.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation
Requirements: Open to Latino/a high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Eligibility requirements differ for each scholarship; however, scholarships require a minimum High School and Undergraduate 2.75 GPA (Graduate 3.00 GPA Dissertation 3.50 GPA) both at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period, and students must be registered full time (12 hrs undergraduate / 9 hrs graduate) in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline.
Apply here- http://www.shpefoundation.org/scholarships/
Alliance for Unity Awards
Requirements: Be a current Utah high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university. Qualify for free or reduced lunch in Utah high schools. Applicants need evidence of good conduct and promotion of the values of unity, civility, and respect for others, as expressed in the Alliance’s mission statement (visit link). The Alliance for Unity is a group of Utah civic, religious, and business leaders committed to strengthening and unifying our communities.
Apply here- http://www.allianceforunity.org/scholarship.html
Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.
Apply here- http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
PFLAG Salt Lake City Undergraduate Scholarship
Open to graduating Utah high school seniors entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply). Self-identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community. Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution
Apply here- http://community.pflag.org/scholarship
The Halucinated Scholarship (For the Aspiring Creative)
“Money should never be the reason why you do not get an education. Although I may not be the wealthiest designer in the world (yet), I still believe in giving back to my community, especially those with a passion and that are in financial need. This is why I am giving away two $1,000 scholarships for aspiring creatives!”
Apply here- http://halucinated.com/scholarship/
“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest
Open to graduating Utah high school seniors and current college students. Students must read From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate and write a 1000+ word essay double-spaced essay using standard font 12 point font (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions).
AES Engineering Services
Open to high school, college or university, or vocational school students. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Apply here- http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students, with preference given to immigrant students who are currently undocumented. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the immigrant population.
Apply here- http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Open to high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (high school or undergraduate). The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the Latina/o community.
Apply here- https://www.scholarshipaid.net/app/univision/
Americanism Essay Contest
Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Write an essay not to exceed 350 words on “The Bill of Rights and Me.” $5000, $2500, $1500, $1000. (Submit to: James D. Towery 2653 N 950 E North Ogden, UT 84414-2464).
Apply here- www.fra.org/essay
Soroptimist International of Salt Lake
Open to high school sophomores, juniors and senior women (14-17 years of age). Eligible applicants are young women who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it, and who have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers. Applicants need to write an essay up to 750 words in which they indicate where they volunteer and why. Additionally, applicants must describe the goals of the organization where they volunteer and its impact on the problem(s) it addresses.
Apply here- www.sislc.org/vra.htm
Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship
Open to high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students (community college and university), and graduate students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (high school, undergraduate or graduate). The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising Latina/o students. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the Latina/o community.
Sit With Me Sunday Scholarship
Awards from the Sit with Me Sunday Scholarship Fund are made to further the education or training of LGBTQI/SSA students who have been baptized as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though current membership and/or activity in the church is not a requirement.
Scholarship America: Dream Award
Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of college with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The goal of the scholarship is to assist students from across the nation entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. The awards will grow in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers.
Apply here- http://scholarshipamerica.org/dream_award.php