COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

One of the best parts of my job as a college recruiter is the people with whom I encounter. I truly enjoy those in-frequent college fairs, events, conferences, etc. that only take place once or twice per year. It’s great at these things how I run into other college reps. Sure we’re technically competitors, but I’m a nice guy. 🙂 Were all in it together and basically know that. That’s why it’s nice.

We share a lot of neat and pertinent information that helps us in our jobs, whether it be trying to get into a high school to recruit, or the latest new programs and degrees that other schools are picking up.

This time, I got some great scholarship information from a good friend and colleague of mine. Dorri is a college recruiter for Brown Mackie College, Akron, Ohio and sent me a list of scholarships that she received from her Uncle.

This is nice because they are targeted to African Americans as there are many, many scholarships that target specific ethnicities. Don’t sell yourself short. Keep searching for those. I even provided past posts on different scholarships that you can apply to. Many of them are probably past its deadline for this year, but seriously there are some that have June or July due dates.

Don’t sell yourself short.

Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African-Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness of the scholarship.

Take the initiative to involve and empower yourselves to searching through scholarships. It’s sad when money is not awarded merely because of lack of interest. Money shouldn’t be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.

Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate/- Deadine: June 25, 2010

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests/- Deadline: September 17, 2010

Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/ncaa/NCAA/Academics+and+Athletes/Scholarships+and+Internships/Scholarships+and+Internships+Home

National Assoc. Of Black Journalists Scholarships http://www.nabj.org/programs/scholarships/

Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/v1/index.php

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships) http://www.finaid.org/

Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://scholarshipyou.com/register.htm- Deadline: June 30, 2010

Microsoft Scholarship Program http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp

Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm

Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/

Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida ) http://www.jackituckfield.org/

Historically Black College & University Scholarships https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/home.html

International Students Scholarships &Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/

Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundation.org/

GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://www.lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/

CollegeNets Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcio.org/scholarships/scholar.htm

Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

Scholarship &Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/

INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships http://www.baeo.org/

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html

I checked through all these sites, but didn’t apply for any of the scholarships. I don’t condone scholarship organizations that charge you. If any of these actually have  a fee that you have to pay, forget about it. Don’t apply for those scholarships, and let me know. I would ONLY endorse and recommend scholarships that are free to apply for.

These scholarships are for information/resource purposes only. Please be sure to check all eligibility requirements and “the small print” to make sure they are all legit.

As always, I’d love to hear from you! I’d be happy to share any new and neat ways to finance college, if you have any. Otherwise, please keep checking back, and follow my TWEETS and join my FACEBOOK page!

I work everyday to provide you with whatever I can to help you in making the right choice in careers and finding the right college. Financing is important and when it comes to thinking outside the box, I like to find money.

Please come back. I’ll miss you if you don’t. 😦

Your Success is My Success,

Keith

I’m a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at The Hope Chest. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college.

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