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Scholarships for Minorities

Ron Brown Scholarship
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Each year, ten to twenty students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. More than 250 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars since the inception of the Program.

Website:  Ron Brown Scholarship


Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;
  • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or nationals of the United States;
  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted);
  • Will be enrolling for the first-time at a U.S. accredited* college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall of 2010; or GED
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant* eligibility criteria; and
  • Have all three forms (Nominee Personal Information Form completed by the student, Nominator Form completed by an educator familiar with the student’s academic record and a Recommender Form completed by a person familiar with the student’s leadership and community service) submitted by the deadline.

Website: Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship


Jackie Robinson Foundation
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi–faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education, molding them into dynamic leaders with a commitment to public service and Jackie Robinson's humanitarian ideals. The award is given to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Since its inception, the program has attracted the support of hundreds of companies, philanthropic institutions and individuals. As a result of our efforts, increasing numbers of students are able to attend the colleges and universities of their choice — where they are poised to develop their academic skills and leadership talents.

Website: Jackie Robinson Foundation


Hispanic College Fund
Scholarship applications are now available! Scholarship applications are now arranged by majors. How do we classify your major? On the Classification of Majors page you will be able to see the scholarships you are eligible to apply for. Apply to all the scholarships for which you are eligible.

Website: Hispanic College Fund


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's preeminent organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During the 2006-2007 academic year, HSF awarded nearly 4,200 scholarships exceeding $26.5 million. In its 32-year history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships worth more than $221 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities.

Website: Hispanic Scholarship Fund