Scholarship resources

Vicki Carr Scholarships
P.O. Box 780968
San Antonio, TX 78278

For students of Latina heritage only, between ages of 17-22, residents of California or Texas.

The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Identifies recruits and selects student leaders from New York City public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses”. These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Posse Training Program, for enrollment at top universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus. The Posse Program has exhibited great success over the past twelve years placing 359 students into top colleges and universities. These students have won over $27 million in scholarships from Posse partner universities and are persisting and graduating at close to 90%—a rate higher than the national averages at institutions of higher education.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307

Provides need-based grants to students actively working for peace and justice.

Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation
1200 New York Ave., NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005

Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience. Information about these awards appears below, with links to the instructions and application forms.

Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs
Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850

Since 1922, the Association on American Indian Affairs has been dedicated to helping Native people and their communities in meeting the challenges they face. One of these challenges is that of paying for a higher education. AAIA assists college students in meeting this challenge through our eight scholarship programs. AAIA offers two graduate fellowships, one scholarship which is open to graduate and undergraduates and five undergraduate scholarships, one of which is available to students from tribes that are state recognized but not federally recognized.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
1140 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Awards Healthcare and science professionals, PhD candidates on domestic and international work.

The Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund
ZAMI, Inc.
P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031

Administered by ZAMI. It is ZAMI’s goal to award ten or more named scholarships of $1000 each annually to out lesbians and gay men of African descent who are making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those women and men enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.

Revson Fellows Program
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
Mail Code 3355
New York, NY 10027

The program seeks individuals who have made substantial contributions to the city and who reflect its diversity. Fellows are required to demonstrate intellectual interest and the capacity to benefit from the University’s teaching and research resources. However, there are no educational prerequisites for a Revson Fellowship. The program welcomes Fellows without previous academic credentials as well as those holding undergraduate and advanced degrees.

American Association of University Women
AAUW Educational Foundation
Dept. 60
301 ACT Drive
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

A myriad of awards and grants for undergraduate, graduate and professional women.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

For students age 30 and under. The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
Deborah Lewis, Executive Director
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc.
2460 North Lake Ave., PMB #128
Altadena, CA. 91001

For women with disabilities.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
1900 M Street, NW, Suite 310
Washington, D.C. 20036

The BPW Foundation established the Career Advancement Scholarship Program in 1969 to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged women over 25 seeking to further their education. Scholarships are provided to women who wish to advance in their careers, or are soon to enter or re-enter the workforce. The Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships, grants, and loans to over 8,000 women seeking to improve their lives.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation
P.O. Box 6653
Athens, GA 30604-6653

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding grants to, low-income women, ages 35 and older. Each grant recipient has a vision of how a college education will benefit herself, her family, and her community. Most recipients are in truly meager financial circumstances and may have other hardships or disabilities.
A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
529 Fifth Avenue – Suite 1802
New York, NY 10017
212-490-7777 Fax 212-490-6006

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity’s contest is open to full time juniors and seniors in college or university, but student must have a faculty sponsor. Check the website for yearly essay question.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
High School Scholarship Selection Committee
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Contact: Sara Paredes
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
1-877-HSF-INFO (1-877-473-4636)

Must be of Hispanic heritage (one parent fully Hispanic or each parent half Hispanic), have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or 3.7 on a 5 point scale), and plan to enroll or be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited US college or university.

Migrant Farmworker Scholarships
Scholarship Committee or Geneseo Migrant Center
P.O. Box 549 27 Lackawanna Ave.
Geneseo, NY 14454 Mt. Morris, New York 14510
(800) 245-5681

Five different scholarships offered. Please call or check website. Must have a recent history of movement for agricultural employment, demonstrate scholastic achievement, and financial need. Check website for additional requirements for some of the scholarships.

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE.

National Peace Essay Contest
United States Institute of Peace
National Peace Essay Contest
1200 17th Street, NW Suite 2000
Washington, DC 20036

Available to students in 9th through 12th grades who attend a public, private or parochial school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50 states, DC or the US territories. Must have a sponsor or contest coordinator within your school.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
PMB 121
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, California 93108-2794
(805) 965-3443

Offers a poetry and an essay contest. Requirements depend on the contest you will be entering. 3 poems or 1 essay are to be submitted.

PFLAG-HATCH Youth Scholarship Program
(202) 467-8180

Must be a graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student. Contact local chapters for more information.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
1505 Riverview Road
PO Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082

Students must be in grades 5-12 from any state. Student must show participation in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Application must be submitted to a school principal, Girl Scout council executive director, or county 4-H agent by the last week in October.

Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community
The Yoshimaya Award
P.O. Box 19247
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 457-0458

Students must be nominated. Must demonstrate self motivation, leadership, creativity, dedication, and a commitment to ursuing community service. Log-on to website for complete details.

Chicana/Latina Foundation
Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1941
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 642-1802

Must be of Chicana and/or Latina heritage, have resided in California for two years, and goes to college in selected Bay Area Counties.

Comision Femenil Scholarship
Attn: Ana Gonzalez
P.O. Box 86013
Los Angeles, CA 90086

Must be a Latina pursuing her education at an accredited college or university.

Worldstudio Foundation AIGA Scholarships
164 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 807-1990
Fax: (212) 807-1799

Their mission is to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. They provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate art students from minority or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, in the range of $1,000-$5,000.

The Mercer Diversity Scholarship Program
Mercer’s Diversity Scholars receive a paid summer internship at one of Mercer’s US offices and a scholarship award of $5,000 paid to your school at the end of your summer with Mercer. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students and to encourage potential for a rewarding career in the human resource consulting.

Society of Women Engineers
SWE administers over 100 individual scholarship awards annually, varying in amount from $1000 to over $5,000 per year. All SWE Scholarships are open only to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science.

The Talbot Women’s Scholarship Fund
The Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to women seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.

Women of Color Dissertation Scholarship
SWS Executive Office
University of Rhode Island
Department of Sociology
Kingston, RI 02881

Sociologists for Women in Society, has worked hard to build a coalition of women scholars who share concerns about the status of women both domestically and internationally. The Scholarship aims to offer support to female scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally and to increase the participation of students of color in SWS.

WOC Scholarship Program
Office of Loans and Scholarships
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Angella Current-Felder, Executive Director

The Women of Color Scholars program provides scholarship funds to selected women of color who are Ph.D. or Th.D. students. Any United Methodist woman having at least one parent of African, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, or Pacific Island background, who has earned a master of divinity degree and is pursuing a doctorate for a career in theological education and religious studies, is eligible to apply.

Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund
P.O. Box 540229
Waltham, Ma 02454-0229
Tel: (781) 899-2212
Fax: (781) 899-5703

The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), awards numerous scholarships to transgender identified students in the helping and caring in the United States and Canada. Each scholarship provides supplemental funding for post-secondary students who have a demonstrated ability in and commitment to affecting change in the transgender communities through their commitment to working and being educated.

The Point Foundation
LA Office: 323-933-1234
Phone 866-33-POINT (866-337-6468)
Fax 866-39-POINT (866-397-6468)

Point Foundation provides scholarships, mentorship, leadership training and hope for students of merit who have been marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

LGBT HEART Scholarship Fund

The LGBT HEART Scholarship Fund for the Health Professions seeks to promote the health and well-being of the LGBT community through the support of scholarship and research. Single-year scholarships are available on an annual basis to “out” LGBT students pursuing advanced (Masters level or higher) degrees in the health professions.

The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. They offer winners of the annual essay contest $1,000 scholarships to the U.S. college or university of their choice to study queer theory or related fields.

COLAGE Scholarship

COLAGE awards scholarships to children of LGBTQ parents who demonstrated ability and commitment to effecting change in the LGBTQ community and the community at large.

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

Provides funding to an LGBT student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community.

The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships

The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors.

Other Databases:
GLBT Scholarship Resources
Minority Scholarship Listings
100 Minority Scholarship Gateway List
Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Women