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Many of our students are not taking advantage of the many scholarship opportunities. The College Hour will be updating this page on a continuous basis. If your student registers with The College Hour, we will be sending emails about the different scholarships that will be coming available. We're hoping that students and their parents register with the The College Hour. Many parents need to buy our book Taking the Next Step if you have a young person that is starting high school or is in high school. The book prepares the parents and the student for college. Many students do not have the understanding that grades equate to money. The better your grades the more likely you will recieve more scholarships to attend college. Most scholarships start with a GPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale. Most scholarships for graduating seniors must be in by the end of October in their senior year. You cannot wait until the last minute and expect to apply for scholarships. This must be a planned process. If you know of any scholarships that are not on our website, please do not hesitate to email us the information. This webpage will also have scholarship information for people that are in college. We're hoping this webpage will be of great benefit to you.

 

The following pages have scholarship information for GPA's 3.0
and below and some have no GPA requiements.

 

Invent Now, Inc.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

You've invented something that has a good chance of impacting the world. We have over 20 years of honoring inventions like yours through the Collegiate Inventors Competition program. So why not see if your idea is up to the challenge. If your invention is chosen among the best, we will bring you to Washington, D.C. to present your idea to a panel of some of the most important and influential inventors and invention experts in the nation. Last year's judging panels included National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Don Bateman, Tom Fogarty, Ted Hoff, Don Keck, Al Langer, Steve Sasson, Gary Starkweather, and Jim West.You'll also meet other top young inventors from around the country, have your idea showcased on a national stage, and compete for over $100,000 in prizes including a $15,000 top prize for Graduate students and $12,500 for Undergraduate students. Your advisor wins a cash prize too.

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola College Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be:

Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Apply Now! Applications are due October 31.

Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Essay Competition

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.

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM UNCF

Who’s Eligible?

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American

- Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

- Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED

- Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.

- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities

- Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

- Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline

Apply for this Scholarship

UNCF

UNCF GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

If you are a student attending a UNCF-member college or university, it is highly recommended that you also complete the UNCF general scholarship application. Once a student completes the application, the information will be used to match you to many of the specific programs administered by UNCF. The general application, however, does not apply to scholarship programs that require a separate application.

Apply

Xerox Corporation/ Student Center

Xerox Minority Scholarships

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Apply Online

National Association of Black Journalist

National Association of Black Journalist Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500. All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline.

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship - $2,500

Carole Simpson Scholarship - $2,500

DeWayne Wickham Founder's High School Scholarship - $2,500

Larry Whiteside Scholarship - $2,500

Les Payne Founder's Scholarship - $2,500

NABJ Scholarship - $2,500

Visual Task Force Scholarship - $1,500

Application Requirements (College Students):
Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students)
Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
Resume
Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 - 800 words)
Essay on the specified topic (1,000 - 2,000 words)
Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as "Name.Year.TypeofFile" (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

Application Requirements (High School Students):
Must be a current NABJ member
Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at a high school in the U.S.
Must be a senior interested in majoring in journalism or a communications-related discipline at an accredited college/university in the U.S. following graduation
Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official high school transcript
Resume
Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 - 800 words)
Essay on the specified topic (800 - 1,000 words)
Three (3) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as "Name.Year.TypeofFile" (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

USDA/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services

The Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Internship

Internship Benefits
The Saul T. Wilson, Jr., internship provides students:
1) Up to $5,000 per year for undergraduate studies and up to $10,000 for graduate studies for tuition, books, tutors, and laboratory fees.
2) Paid employment during summer and school breaks as a Veterinary Student Trainee, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, Thrift Savings Plan (401K), paid vacation and sick leave. Based on the length of the work periods, compensation may also include health insurance benefits.
3) The possibility of conversion, without further competition, to a permanent appointment with APHIS upon successful completion with a D.V.M degree, training, and other work requirements

call (202) 799-7076

 

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Accenture Internships

Our internship roles are available for students who have completed their third year of undergraduate study or first year of an MBA or Advanced Degree. We look for students that demonstrate leadership, strong academic performance, motivation and involvement on campus, and an interest in a consulting career.

How to Apply

Accenture Scholarships

Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities

To apply, the scholarship application will be open November 15, 2013 to January 31, 2014.

Apply

Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund

The Accenture American Indian College Fund awards multiple scholarships to undergraduate students, meeting a vital need for American Indians seeking higher education. Selecting the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native students who are attaining engineering, technology or business degree, this year we will reward:
Accenture Scholars: Four undergraduate scholarships, of $10,000 each ($2,500 per year for four years), will be awarded to students pursuing a four-year degree.
In addition to the scholarship funds, scholarship recipients in their junior year may be eligible for summer internships with Accenture.

Eligibility
*Candidates must have excelled academically and demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to their ancestral and local community and:
*Be an enrolled member of a US federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group and provide a Certificate of Indian Blood.
*Be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields.
*Be entering a US accredited college or university as a full-time, first-year or second-year student.
*Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester of high school (undergraduates).
*Have attained a cumulative college grade point average of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale to retain the scholarship
*Demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed.

Sue Busse
Accenture Scholarship Program For Minorities, Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Phone: (507) 931-0472

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

Merit

Merit Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:

Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average);
Demonstrate community service and involvement.

Finanacial Need

Financial Need Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for this one-year one-time only award, the applicant must:

Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average);
Demonstrate community service and involvement.

Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C.)

Eligibility

Be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Be at least a college sophomore
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement or extreme financial need
Participate in leadership, volunteer, civic or campus activities

Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund

Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate
Minimum GPA: 2.50
State restriction: Los Angeles, CA
Application deadline: Consult scholarship provider
Award range: $2,000 to $5,000
Renewable? Consult scholarship provider
Citizenship:

Eligibility Criteria
Must be a student from Los Angeles, CA

Institutions that Scholarships Can Be Used At:
UNCF member institutions
For More Information Contact:

United Negro College Fund
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, PO Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (800) 331-2244

Alliance Data Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: Alliance Data
Scholarship is open to: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Academic / Career Interest:
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: Consult scholarship provider
Award range: $5,000

Contact Information:
United Negro College Fund
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, PO Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (800) 331-2244

American Advertising Federation Cleveland Education Foundation Minority Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: American Advertising Federation (AAF) Cleveland Education Foundation
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate
Academic / Career Interest: Career interest: communication or marketing
Minimum GPA: 3.00
State restriction: OH
Application deadline: 10/29
Award range: $2,000
Renewable? Consult scholarship provider Eligibility CriteriaMust be an OH resident who is a full-time student at an OH university/college, and pursuing a communications/marketing related major
Application RequirementsApplication form
Transcript
Essay
Two letters of recommendation

Contact Information:
AAF-Cleveland
20325 Center Ridge Road, Suite 670
Cleveland, OH 44116
Phone: (440) 673-0020

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Scholarship is open to: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science Career interest: chemical sciences or chemical technology
Minimum GPA: 3.00
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 3/1
Award range: $2,500 to $5,000
Renewable? Consult scholarship provider
Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility CriteriaMust be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian, and a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or community college able to demonstrate evidence of financial need, and be intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Students intending to enter pre-med programs or pursing a degree in pharmacy are not eligible.
Application RequirementsCompleted application form
Transcript
Two letters of recommendation
Financial need analysis

Contact Information:
Robert J. Hughes, Manager
ACS Scholars Program Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (800) 227-5558 (Ext. 6250)

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: American Correctional Association (ACA)
Scholarship is open to: High School Senior, Undergraduate, Graduate
Academic / Career Interest: Career interest: criminal justice
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 6/1
Award range: $1,000
Renewable? Consult scholarship provider

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a member of a minority group, nominated by an ACA member, and have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an educational mission toward a college education or graduate training related to a career in the criminal justice field
Application Requirements

Application form
Essay
Statement of financial need

Contact Information:
Attn: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award Committee
206 N. Washington Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 224-0000

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
Sponsoring organization: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Scholarship is open to: Second semester Sophomore, Junior
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: ethnic studies, women's studies, labor studies, American studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social work, economics, or public policy
Minimum GPA: 2.50
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 2/26
Award range: $5,000, plus 10-week internship with $4,000 stipend

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a college student of color, including: African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American and American Indian/Alaskan Native, major in ethnic studies, women's studies, labor studies, American studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social work, economics, or public policy, demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement, and have a driver's license
Application Requirements

Application form
Official transcript
Essay
Letter of recommendation
FAFSA

This scholarship must be used at a HBCU!!!!

Contact Information:
United Negro College Fund
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, PO Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (800) 331-2244

AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: American Geological Institute (AGI)
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate, Graduate
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 5/11
Award range: $250 to $1,000
Renewable? Yes
Citizenship: Citizenship required

Eligibility Criteria

Must be Black, Hispanic, or Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan), currently enrolled in an accredited institution, and majoring in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education
Application Requirements

Fully completed application form
Official transcripts for all colleges attended
SAT, ACT, and/or GRE scores are requested
Three letters of recommendation

Contact Information:
AGI Minority Participation Program
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: (703) 379-2480

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
Sponsoring organization: American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate
Academic / Career Interest: Career interest: hotel management
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 5/1
Award range: $2,000
Renewable? Consult scholarship provider
Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a minority student pursuing a degree in hotel management
Application Requirements

Application form
Transcript
Two letters of recommendation

Contact Information:
American Hotel + Lodging Educational Foundation
1201 New York Ave NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 289-3188

American Hotel Foundation Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: American Hotel Foundation
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: hotel management
Minimum GPA: 2.50
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: Consult scholarship provider
Award range: $1,500

Eligibility Criteria

Must major in Hotel Management
Application Requirements

Application form

Must be used at an UNCF member Institution

Contact Information:
United Negro College Fund
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, PO Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (800) 331-2244

AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program
Sponsoring organization: American Institute of Architects
Scholarship is open to: High School Senior, College Freshman
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: architecture
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: Early December (nomination), Mid-January (application)
Award range: $500 to $2,500
Renewable? Yes, for up to two years

Eligibility Criteria

Must demonstrate financial need and plan to enroll in a NAAB accredited program
Application Requirements

Requires an initial nomination by either a high school guidance counselor, AIA component, architect, or other individual who is aware of the student's interest and aptitude for architecture, and an application, which is sent to eligible students after nominations are reviewed
Application
Transcript
TA drawing
Essay
Letters of recommendation
Statement of disadvantaged circumstances

Contact Information:
Mary Felber
1735 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (800) 242-3837
Email: mfelber@aia.org

American Institute of Chemical Engineers(AiCHE)
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: chemical engineering
Minimum GPA: 3.00
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 5/15
Award range: $1,000
Renewable? No

Eligibility Criteria

Must be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native and major in chemical engineering
Application Requirements

Completed application form
Official transcript of college grades
A personal letter not to exceed 300 words
Letter of recommendation
Letter from the college financial aid office indicating that the student is eligible for financial based on their records

Contact Information:American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
3 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 591-7107

American Physical Society
Scholarship is open to: High School Senior, College Freshman, Sophomore
Academic / Career Interest: Major in: physics
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: First Friday in February
Award range: $2,000 (new recipients) $3,000 (renewals)
Renewable? Yes
Citizenship: U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

Eigibility Criteria

Must be African American, Hispanic American, or Native American, majoring or planning to major in physics
Application Requirements

Completed application form
Current, official transcripts
ACT, SAT, and/or any other scholastic aptitude test scores
Personal statement
Two completed reference forms

Contact Information:
Arlene Modeste Knowles, Scholarship Administrator
American Physical Society Headquarters
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 209-3232

Judith McManus Price Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: American Planning Association
Scholarship is open to: Undergraduate, Graduate
Academic / Career Interest: Career interest: planning
Minimum GPA: GPA requirement not reported
State restriction: No state restriction requirements were provided
Application deadline: 4/30
Award range: $2,000 to $4,000
Renewable? No
Citizenship: Citizenship required

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a women or minority student in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program, intending to pursue a career as practicing planners in the public sector, and demonstrating a genuine financial need
Application Requirements

Personal and background statement
Official transcripts
Resume
Written verification or copy of school's average cost for one academic year of graduate study
Copy of acceptance letter from a PAB-accredited graduate planning school (incoming students only)
Two letters of recommendation
Completed APA financial aid application
Optional notarized statement of financial independence

Contact Information:
Kriss Blank
American Planning Association
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
kblank@planning.org

The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria
The $1500 scholarship is available to:

Black undergraduate students who are applying to, or who have been accepted and plan to enroll into, an urban planning program for graduate studies;
Black graduate students, majoring in urban planning or a related field (geography, environmental studies, urban studies, urban policy etc.)
Students applying to graduate programs must show proof of acceptance and intent to enroll if awarded the scholarship. The applicant should be in good academic standing and active member of their communities. The scholarship will be awarded to the student to cover costs associated with the pursuit of their studies. The scholarship is awarded to a student only one time during their tenure in a planning program.

The Winner will also receive a $500 travel stipend to travel to the 2013 American Planning Association National Planning Conference in Chicago to accept the award.

Application Process
The applicant should submit ONE application package that includes the following materials:

Scholarship Application
Personal Statement/ Essay Question
Proof of enrollment in graduate program, list of graduate programs applied to, or acceptance to graduate program
A letter of recommendation (must be sent directly to the review committee)
All materials must be received by Dr. Rodney Harrell, Vice Chair of Policy at rharrell@aarp.org by 5:00pm EST on Feburary 15.

Contaxt Information:
Dr. Rodney Harrell, Vice Chair of Policy at rharrell@aarp.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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