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Diversity Commitment Scholarship / David S. Brody Memorial Scholarship

At Western Oregon University, we believe a diverse campus community will improve the overall quality of education our students receive by offering a mix of experiences, opinions and viewpoints. We are committed to recognizing and supporting outstanding students from diverse cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and with unique talents, interests and life experiences.

In order to be considered for this award you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Awarded to high school seniors and transfer students

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • New Freshmen Only: Meet freshmen admission requirements

  • Transfer Only: Complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits and meet transfer admission requirements

  • Scholarships are $4,000 per year

  • Renewable for up to four years for new freshmen and up to two years for transfer students

Continuing WOU students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Continuing WOU students should apply for scholarships using the WOU General Scholarship Application available at www.wou.edu/scholarships.

Deadlines:

New Freshmen Applicants: February 26th, 2016 by 5PM.

New Transfer Applicants: February 26th, 2016 by 5PM.

Application:

Diversity Commitment Scholarship / David S. Brody Memorial Scholarship

At Western Oregon University, we believe a diverse campus community will improve the overall quality of education our students receive by offering a mix of experiences, opinions and viewpoints. We are committed to recognizing and supporting outstanding students from diverse cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and with unique talents, interests and life experiences.

In order to be considered for this award,

you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Awarded to high school seniors and transfer students

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • New Freshmen Only: Meet freshmen admission requirements

  • Transfer Only: Complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits and meet transfer admission requirements

  • Scholarships are $4,000 per year

  • Renewable for up to four years for new freshmen and up to two years for transfer students

Continuing WOU students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Continuing WOU students should apply for scholarships using the WOU General Scholarship Application available at www.wou.edu/scholarships.

Deadlines:

New Freshmen Applicants: February 26th, 2016 by 5PM.

New Transfer Applicants: February 26th, 2016 by 5PM.

Application:


Off-Campus Scholarships

 

The following is a list of off-campus scholarships. For additional information on these scholarships, please check

the websites listed. The MSSP Office does not have any additional information.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the deadlines have passed, but we will update when the new applications

are available. Again, we would refer you to the websites for more accurate information.

For additional State and Private Scholarships Click here.

 

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/actuarial/scholarships.shtml#diversity

Application Deadline: 5/1/2017

Amount: $1,000-$4,000

Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:  Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.

    • Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.

    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.

    • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600.

    • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

American Chemical Society Scholarship

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html

Application Deadline: 3/1/2017

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

  • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college

  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, “B” or better)

  • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form

  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science OR intending to or already pursuing a degree in chemical technology

  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/aicpa-legacy-scholarships/scholarship-minority-accounting-students/?ls=1

Application Deadline: April 1st

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • An ethnic minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American).

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an accounting or accounting-related major. (Accounting-related shall be as determined by Sponsors in Sponsors’ sole discretion.).

  • Planning to pursue the CPA licensure but not presently be a CPA.

  • Attending a public or private, not-for-profit (501(c)) four-year college or university in the U.S. or territories for the full 2017-18 academic year.

  • Enrolled in a business and/or accounting program that is accredited by the AACSB and/or ACBSP for the full 2017-18 academic year.

  • Completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework, including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting, by end of spring 2017.

  • Maintaining an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or a full-time graduate level student (9 semester hours or equivalent) for the 2017-18 academic year (Note: an exception may be granted if you plan to participate in an internship).

  • An AICPA Student Affiliate member (or have submitted a new member application). Apply online at no cost: http://www.thiswaytocpa.com/aicpa-student-membership

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).

  • Some financial need (i.e., not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed one’s educational expenses).

  • Planning to participate in the AICPA Legacy Scholars program for the full 2017-18 academic year

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Not open until August 2017

Amount: Varies

Eligibility Criteria:

  • CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States.

  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Temporary Residents (in a legalization program), Refugees, Asylums, 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.

The Gates Millennium Scholar Program

scholarships.gmsp.org

Application Deadline: 02/2018

Amount: Varies based on financial need

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High School Seniors

  • African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander/Hawaiian, and Asian

  • Community service and leadership involvement

Herbert Lehman Education Fund

http://www.naacpldf.org/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship

Application Deadline: 4/1/2017

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Graduating high school senior; first year student in an accredited four year college; or a student transferring into an accredited four year college

  • Financial need

  • Record of academic achievement

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service

Ron Brown Scholarship (High School Seniors Only)

http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply/ApplicationDownload.aspx

Application Deadline: January 9th

Amount: $10,000 annually (up to $40,000)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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.

  • Current college students are not eligible to apply.

National Association of Black Journalists

http://www.nabj.org/?SEEDScholars2013

Application Deadline: March 21, 2016

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All applicants must be a student member of NABJ.

  • All applicants must be a journalism major or pursuing a career in journalism.

  • Must demonstrate a record of community service

  • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible to reapply.

  • Some awards include additional requirements. See individual award descriptions.

National Black Police Association

http://www.blackpolice.org/

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

Amount: Varies Amount of Each Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a senior in high school.

  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.

  • Applicant must be of good character.

  • Applicant must have a recommendation from his/her principal, counselor, or teacher.

  • A current high school transcript and picture must be submitted with the application.

  • Applicant is permitted to attend a two year college or university of their choice.

  • Applicant must have a letter of acceptance to a college or university with applicant prior to date of award.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/programs.php

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Amount of each scholarship: $7,500

Eligibility Requirements:        

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior

  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States

  • Show leadership potential

  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service

  • Present evidence of financial need

  • Be a United States citizen

  • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 2

  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

The UNFC Merck Science Initiative Awards

http://umsi.uncf.org

Application Deadline: November 6, 2016

Total Scholarship Fund: Varies

Amount of Each Scholarship:$5,000-$30,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • African American (Black).

  • Enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the United States.

  • A junior who will be a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate in the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • A life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering major. (Applicants majoring in the physical sciences must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of the 2010-11 academic year). First professional (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., etc.) majors are ineligible.

  • A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Committed to and eligible for the summer internship at a Merck facility.

  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

2014 HMC Scholarship

http://www.hmccoregon.com/scholarships/apply/

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount: Varies

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington.

  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a certified high school or college transcript.

  • Applicant must be enrolled by September 2011 in an accredited Community College, 4-year University or an accredited Graduate Degree Program.

Hispanic College Fund

http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/

Application Deadline: March 9, 2016

Total Scholarship Funds: $1 million

Amount: $500-$10,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico

  • Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year

  • Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year

  • Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Sodexho Scholarship Program

http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

Total Scholarship Funds: $90,000

Amount: $500-$5,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States

  • Must be an undergraduate studying full-time in the United States or Puerto Rico for the 2010-2011 academic year

  • Must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Must be committed to alleviating hunger and poverty in the United States

Minority Scholarship

http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/index.cfm

Application Deadline: February 7, 2016

Amount: $2000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

MIGRANT FARMWORKER BACCALAUREATE SCHOLARSHIP

http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/mfb.htm

Application Deadline: Postmarked annually by July 1st

Amount: $2,000 a year for three years

Purpose: To provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed at least one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond that which the youth receives through federal, state and other scholarship assistance. The scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Recent history of movement for agricultural employment

  • Scholastic achievement

  • Financial need

  • Successful completion of at least one year at an accredited post-secondary institution

Lagrant Foundation funding dreams in to reality
Scholarship Criteria for Undergraduates

http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Undergraduate%20Scholarships

Application Deadline:  Feb 27, 2016

Amount: $2,000 a year for three years

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic or Native American/Alaska Native.

  • Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter.  Applicant must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA* and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.

Straight Forward Minority Scholarship program

http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/minority/index.php

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Offer four scholarships a year exclusively to college students (and soon-to-be college students) who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups. StraightForward Media is committed to creating educational opportunities for those to whom traditional opportunities have been closed in the past.

  • Our scholarships are open to current and prospective students at community colleges, universities, technical/vocational schools, and continuing education programs.

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship

http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/kazmierczak.htm

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a child of migrant worker or migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years)

  • Must have teaching as a career goal

  • Must demonstrate scholastic achievement

  • Must have financial need

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

http://www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml

Application Deadline: February 20, 2016

Amount $6000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legal permanent resident or U.S. citizen

  • Must be full time or part time upper division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration governmental accounting, finance, political science ,economics, or business administration with a specific on government or non profit management

  • Must belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian native, Hawaiian or other pacific islander, Hispanic or Latino

  • The award is not need based and if funded by Microsoft

Charles B Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

www.rangelprogram.org

Application Deadline: October 14, 2016

Amount: up to $28000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • minimum GPA 3.20

  • must be U.S. citizen

  • minority students encouraged to apply

  • must be a senior year of undergraduate study or have complete undergraduate degree and be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a 2 year program

  • community, academic, other extracurricular ,and leadership activities will be considered

Howard Vollum American Indian Scholarship

http://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Amount:$3,000 per year, up to 5 years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties

  • individuals seeking post-secondary education or training in science, technology, engineering or mathematics

  • open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or decedents of enrolled members

  • preference given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American

  • community

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