As a college graduate myself, I know the importance of receiving a valuable education.  However, funding education can be quite difficult. That is why I have compiled a list of valuable tools and resources to help you find funding for your education. Please visit the links below for scholarships that may be useful to you in funding your college education.

 

Click the following to jump between categories: Women's Scholarships | Minority Scholarships | By Major | Scholarship Search Engines and Resources | Other

 

Women’s Scholarships  


AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.


ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.


Google Anita Borg Scholarship
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.


Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.


Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.

 

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Minority Scholarships 


Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.


AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.


CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.


Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.


ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.


Gates Millenium Scholarship
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.


Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who want to write their way to college money.


Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.


HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs


National Achievement Scholarship
Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.


Ron Brown Scholar Program
Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.


Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.


United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.


Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program
Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.

 

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By Major 


Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.


Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.


National Black Police Association Scholarships
For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.


PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships
Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.


By Major: Journalism 


American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.


Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.


William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship
Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.


By Major: Sciences


Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science and technology.


Future Engineers Scholarship Program
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.


National SMART Grant
Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.


Siemen Competition
Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.


By Major: Health Care


AORN Foundation Scholarship
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.


Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.


EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.


McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship
Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.


Tylenol Scholarship
For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.

 

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Scholarship Search Engines and Resources 


Careerinfonet.com
No registration is necessary to search the site’s database of more than 7,000 scholarships.


Collegeanswer.com
This site, sponsored by Sallie Mae, offers a database of more than 2 million scholarships; registration required.


Collegeboard.com
After completion of a questionnaire, you can search their database of more than 2,000 sources of college funding. This site also offers helpful advice on paying for school.


Fastweb.com
A leading scholarship search provider for over 15 years, this site features a comprehensive database of available scholarships, plus information and advice that could help you win more scholarships. Scholarships are updated daily and sent out to students that night; registration is required.


Petersons.com
The Scholarship Central section includes more than 1 million awards. Registration is required and you must complete a student profile before the site can match you with available scholarships.


Scholarshipexperts.com
Since 2001, this website has provided comprehensive, free online scholarship searches. They currently have more than 2 million scholarships in their database; registration is required.


Studentaid.ed.gov
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. You can access much of the information, publications, and links on the site without an ID.


Studentscholarshipsearch.com
This website features hundreds of scholarship links. The site’s free, searchable database of scholarships and grants is updated frequently.

 

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Other 


Academic Competitiveness Grant
For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.


AXA Achievements Scholarship
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students - one from each state.


Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.


 Tri-Delta Scholarships
For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.


Burger King Scholars Program
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.


Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year.


Dell Scholars Program
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.


Fulbright Scholar Program
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.


Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund
To increase diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.


KFC Colonel's Scholars Program
For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.


Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest
A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.


U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship
For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.


Writer's Digest Annual Short Story Competition
Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information tech


Chicago Start Scholarship
Starting with City Colleges' Fall 2015 semester, students who graduate from CPS in Spring 2015 or after with a 3.0 GPA who test college-ready in math and English will be able to pursue an associate degree at City Colleges of Chicago at no cost - free tuition, fees, and books.

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I hope this information will be useful to you! The value of education is endless. Please use these resources and take advantage of the multiple scholarship opportunities. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of any assistance to you.

 

Sincerely,
Senator Harris
Senator Napoleon Harris, III
15th District – Illinois

 

 

 

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