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Scholarships for Adult Students

  • Re-Entry Student Scholarships- resources for adults who want to go back to school.
  • Ron Brown Scholarships – based upon academic merit, leadership, leadership, and community service. Open to all fields.
  • Ruth Stanton Community Grant- available to students who are active in community service.
  • Scholarship America
  • Shell Oil Companies Foundation/Shell Incentive Funds- for minority students and US citizens in business or technology.
  • Target All-Around Scholarships - for civic minded college undergrads.
  • Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships- helping working women develop their career skills.
  • Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women- scholarships for women over 25 who have had difficulty finding scholarships.
  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund- for women over 25 who are citizens of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank.
  • The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through their leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career. Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, January 11, 2012
  • African American Scholarships
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund- recipients must have a minimum 2.7GPA and awards are based upon academic record, future plans, community service, financial need, and leadership.
  • Multicultural Advantage- available for all races and ethnicities. 
  • Chicana Latina Scholarships- for continuing Latina students to complete their undergraduate and graduate college education.
  • College Board Scholarship Search- for all students, regardless of race or ethnicity. 
  • CollegeNet’s Scholarship Database- for all races and ethnicities. 
  • McDonald’s Scholarships- for students with at least one African- American parent and face limited access to educational an dcareer opportunities.
  • The Gates Millenium Undergraduate Scholars Program- for low income minority students either graduation from high school or a college student continuing college courses with at least 3.3GPA and community involvement. Email Trevor@gatesfoundation.org
  • Hispanic College Fund- for students who are US residents or permanent residents with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and financial need. 
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • NCR Foundation Minority Scholarships- for Black and minority students who exhibit outstanding academic performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computer science, engineering or a related field. Call NCR Corporate Headquarters at (513) 445-1777.
  • Private Colleges and Universities Minority Scholarships- for students of color who are residents of the US and who plan to enroll in one of the participating colleges.
  • For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves
  • Actuarial Diversity Scholarship- For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant- For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.
  • Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund- For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.
  • American Copy Editors Society Scholarship-Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.
  • AORN Foundation Scholarship- For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.
  • Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship- For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.
  • AWG Minority Scholarship For Women- Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.
  • AXA Achievements Scholarship- Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students- one from each state.
  • Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships- Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.
  • CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program- Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship- Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.
  • Dell Scholars Program- For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
  • EMPOWER Scholarship Award-Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.
  • 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.
  • HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship- Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program- Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Jeannette Rankin Womens Scholarship Fund- For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.
  • National Black Police Association Scholarships- For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship- For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.
  • PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships- Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.
  • 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.
  • Tri-Delta Scholarships- For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.
  • Tylenol Scholarship- For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarships- Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.
  • Writers Digest Annual Short Story Competition- Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.
  • National Military Intelligence Foundation Scholarship Application 2011-2012 Academic Year Scholarship Competition Announced.The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is pleased to announce a competition for scholarships to support students pursuing courses of study and formal degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines. NMIF hopes to award 4 scholarships for full time undergraduate or graduate study each valued at $3000 and 4 scholarships for part time undergraduate or graduate study each valued at $2000. Furthermore, NMIF will award one scholarship valued at $5000 in honor of LTG James A. Williams, USA (Ret), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a Fellow of the Foundation, and a NMIA Lifetime Achievement Awardee. In addition to providing a grant to academic institutions to be applied to the winning applicants’ tuition, each award will be accompanied by a free student membership in the National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) and an invitation to attend the NMIF/NMIA Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Hotel, McLean, VA, on Sunday, May 15, 2012. Competitors for scholarships will be evaluated on the following criteria:· Academic Excellence· Status as Junior, Senior, or Graduate/Professional Degree Candidate · Course of Study/Major: All applicants shall include on the application form their degree concentrations or major including but not limited to Intelligence Studies or related subjects.

    · Demonstrated commitment to a career in the intelligence community · Financial Need · Application Essay– As part of the application process each applicant is asked to provide short, succinct answers to the following questions:

    • Why are you interested in a career with military or national intelligence organizations or a career that employs intelligence disciplines?

    • Why do you believe your major or intelligence coursework concentration is important to the Intelligence Community in general and one or more specific intelligence disciplines such as Signals Intelligence, Imagery Intelligence, or Human Intelligence or organization in particular?

    • How will your coursework prepare you for a career in the intelligence community or kindred organizations?

    • What difference do you believe a national Military Intelligence Foundation Scholarship will make in your educational advancement and development of your professional career?

    Scholarship Awards made by the Board of Directors of the National Military Intelligence Foundation shall be made solely at its discretion, and all decisions of the Board are final and are not subject to outside adjudication. All submissions shall become property of the National Military Intelligence Foundation.

     Scholarship applications and support documents are due to the National Military Intelligence Foundation not later than 1 December 2011. Send these materials to:

    Dr. Forrest R. Frank, Secretary-Treasurer National Military Intelligence Foundation PO Box 6844 Arlington, VA 22206-0844 Electronic submissions may be sent to: ffrank54@comcast.net
    For additional information, please contact Dr. Frank at the addresses above.

  • Diversity Internship Program – NASCAR (Various Locations, US)
     This 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship program is designed to expose diverse college and university students to the many career opportunities within the NASCAR industry. In addition to NASCAR, this program involves several NASCAR sponsors and licensees, NASCAR teams and tracks, and other motorsports-related companies.The Program is designed to support deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial minority descent. Hundreds of students from across the country have participated in this program, some of whom later accepted full-time positions in the industry.

    The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is being coordinated by the NASCAR Diversity Affairs Department.

    PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:
    • NASCAR
    • NASCAR Partners
    • NASCAR Licensees
    • NASCAR Teams
    • Tracks that sanction NASCAR events
    • NASCAR Broadcast Partners

    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN:
    • Broadcasting
    • Communications
    • Competition
    • Diversity
    • Engineering
    • Event Management
    • Guest Services
    • Information Technology
    • Licensing
    • Marketing
    • Media Services
    • Multicultural Marketing
    • Racing Operations
    • Public Relations
    • Public Affairs
    • Sales

    Requirements

    • 3.0 GPA
    • Currently enrolled at an accredited university
    • Completed sophomore year of college by start of internship

    Selection process
    A screening of applicants will be conducted by NASCAR, using the following criteria:
     • Academic success
    • Areas of interest
    • Extracurricular activities and awards
    • Personal statement (writing sample)
    • References

 


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