Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute

Girls* Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship

Amount: $750 | Application Deadline: December

This is a scholarship opportunity for women (*or gender non-conforming individuals) of color who are actively working to change the world. Applicants must be young women of color who are currently enrolled or who will begin college/university in the spring semester of 2017.

National Society of Arts and Letters Scholarships

Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadline: February

Two scholarships are offered annually by the NSAL for students ages 16-22:  the Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Art and the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Classical Voice. Both scholarships must be used for private study, special training, or personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium or vocal career; this may include workshops, voice teachers, summer programs, etc., but may not include college tuition, housing, or travel.  NSAL Chapters select students each spring to compete at the national level, where as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded.

Bev Sellers Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 | Application Deadline: Varies

This memorial scholarship is from the Young Singers Foundation. It is awarded to students focusing on a vocal music education and is solely for full-time students. Specific vocal and academic criteria apply.

BMI Foundation: John Lennon Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000 – $10,000 | Application Deadline: Varies

The John Lennon Scholarships are an annual competition open to student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres including alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental. Over the past eighteen years, more than $360,000 in scholarships has been awarded to talented young musicians from colleges and universities throughout the United States, making this award one of the nation’s most esteemed accolades for emerging songwriters.

Worldstudio Foundation AIGA Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 – $5,000 | Application Deadline: March

The foundation’s goal is to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarships are given to undergraduate or graduate art students from minority or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to help them realize their artistic dreams but also give back to the community.


Women in Film Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Varies | Application Deadline: Varies

The WIF Scholarship Program offers women of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to launch careers in film, television, communications, and new media, by awarding scholarships to female students at major film schools in the Los Angeles area and other parts of the country.  The scholarship program strengthens Women In Film’s mission to ensure that female voices are heard and to provide a dynamic, vital link to the bold voices of the future.


Education Scholarships

Nancy Larson Foundation College Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: November

This scholarship is designed specifically for college and university students training to become elementary school teachers. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to apply. They should submit a personal narrative about why they want to teach and what will make them excellent teachers.


National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellows 

Amount: $27,500 per year | Application Deadline: October

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.

STEM Scholarships

StudySoup’s Women in Technology Scholarship

Amount: $1000 | Application Deadline: May

This scholarship is for women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming, a field they are highly underrepresented in. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.


Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Amount: $6,000 – $8,500 | Application Deadline: December

The goal of the program is to create a stronger pipeline of diverse STEM professionals, particularly into the field of fossil energy. Selected candidates have the opportunity to train under program officials and scientists that are associated with projects by the Office of Fossil Energy. The stipend covers 10 weeks of research and includes housing and a travel allowance.


Annual CGTrader Scholarship

Amount: $500 – $2,000 | Application Deadline: June

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. 


Software Testing Scholarship

Amount: $1000 | Application Deadline: November

The QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship was created to help students interested in software development/testing reach their goal of attending college or university. Each applicant will be asked to submit a short (min 500 words) essay about why software development and/or software testing is important.


ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

Amount: Up to $4,000 | Application Deadline: February

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at ASM Microbe the following year.



AWG Minority Scholarship 

Amount: $6,000 | Application Deadline: June

The Association for Women Geoscientists encourages young minority women to pursue an education and encourages them to follow a career path into geosciences. The scholarship provides financial aid and matches the student with a

mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support.


National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

Amount: Up to $20,000 | Application Deadline: March

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Stan Beck Fellowship

Amount: $5,000 and various awards | Application Deadline: July

Applicants for the Stan Beck Fellowship must be graduate or undergraduate students in entomology or related disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. They should also have some sort of need, either based on physical limitations or economic, minority, or environmental conditions.


AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships

 Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadline: April

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program.

The Generation Google Scholarship

Amount: Up to $10,000 | Application Deadline: December

This scholarship is awarded to African American, Hispanic,Native American or female undergraduate and graduate students attending college for at least one academic year and who are studying computer science or computer engineering specifically.


Microsoft Minority Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition based on need | Application Deadline: January

This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing computer science, science, technology, engineering, or math concentrations, and who reflect academic success, leadership, passion for technology, and who are minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, and people with disabilities).

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadline: May

Brown and Caldwell supports diversity in the STEM field by closely aligning with Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. They also have a Minority Scholarship and LGBTQ Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry.

Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program

 Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadlines: January

The Surety Industry Scholarship Program provides awards outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety underwriting as a career choice.

¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships

Amount: $1000 – $3000 | Application Deadlines: July

The organization’s goal is to inspire bright Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development Adelante! Scholarships are available for students in STEM, business, and pre-law or law school disciplines.


Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: February

The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in honor of Elliott C. Robert’s, Sr., one of the nation’s leading public hospital administrators.'s-Scholarship.jsp

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: February

P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. There are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need. In an effort to encourage them and promote this cause, P.L.A.Y. awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who best exemplifies our core beliefs.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

Amount: $1000 – $5000 | Application Deadline: May

Hispanic college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can apply for through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Amount: Varies; Application Deadline: January

Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential.


National Medical Fellowship Scholarships Program

Amount: Up to $7,500 | Application Deadline: Varies

NMF scholarship programs recognize merit as well as financial need. It focuses on awarding medical students that are committed to serving medically underserved communities.

SanDisk Scholars Fund

Award: Up to $10,000 | Application Deadline: April 

The SanDisk Scholars Fund supports the educational goals of women, Latino and African-American students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors, community-college students, or students already enrolled in a STEM-related course of study.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Amount: Up to $5,000 | Application Deadline: March

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

General Merit Scholarships

Fulbright Scholars Program

Amount: Varies | Application Deadlines: Varies

Fulbright offers a number of grants and scholarships to undergraduates and graduate students, with a particular focus on early career research, lecturing and funding the first post-doctoral research that would be vital to your college teaching career. Teaching fellowships are also available.


Courage to Grow Scholarship

Amount: $500 | Application Deadlines: Monthly

The “Courage to Grow Scholarship” strives to help students achieve their higher education goals. By taking away some of the concerns such as “how will I pay for college”, students can concentrate on their education and focus on the task at hand. You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better.


Luigi Wewege Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 | Application Deadlines: December

The Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who has a desire to attend, should be able to attend college or university due to higher education becoming increasingly more expensive over the last few decades. Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadlines: April, a car insurance comparison website in the United States, is offering a $5,000 Scholarship for one qualified student. This award is for undergraduate study only.


BUICK Achievers Scholarships

Amount: Up to $25,000 per year | Application Deadlines: February

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom – and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Funded by the GM Foundation, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program continues to be one of the nation’s most impactful scholarship programs.

Coca-Cola Scholars 

Amount: $1,000 – $1,500 | Application Deadlines: October

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program rewards 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.



Roothbert Fund Scholarship 

Amount: $2,000 – $3,000 | Application Deadlines: January

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them.

Liberty Mutual  Scholarships

Amount: Up to $25,000 per year | Application Deadlines: February

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom – and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Funded by the GM Foundation, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program continues to be one of the nation’s most impactful scholarship programs.

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000 per year | Application Deadlines: Winter

The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to fifty high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.


LPGA Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1250 – $5,000 | Application Deadlines: Varies

LPGA Foundation administers several scholarship programs for young women who enjoy the game of golf and plan to attend college in the fall. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service, and recommendations.


NCAA Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $7,500 | Application Deadlines: February

The Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through graduate scholarships.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Amount: $2,500 | Application Deadlines: February 

Throughout the year, 40 lucky students will be randomly selected to win a scholarship to help with college expenses.


AXA Achievement Community Award

Amount: $2,500 | Application Deadlines: Winter

AXA Achievers are diverse and possess ambition, drive, determination, community respect, and the ability to succeed in college. Each year local branches of AXA Advisors distribute twelve scholarships to local students in their area. You must be a high school senior to apply.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $250 – $1,000 | Application Deadline: Varies

This program provides undergraduate and graduate college students of Latina decent with scholarships in their academic pursuits.The scholarship is available for students pursuing arts, sciences, public administration/policy, social work, education, and divinity.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies | Application Deadline: Varies

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Their scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, community college, undergraduate, and graduate students. A doctoral and graduate arts award are also available.


GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 renewable for 3 years | Application Deadline: Winter

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Up to $7,000 | Application Deadline: February

This scholarship is awarded to minority high school graduates who plan to earn a Bachelor’s Degree at a college or university; foundation aims to provide all minority students with “equal opportunities,” quoting Jackie Robinson himself on its website stating: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”


The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Amount: $25,000 | Application Deadlines: November

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are for up to two years graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the United States. The Fellowships are funded by a trust established by Paul and Daisy Soros and were created in recognition of the contributions of New Americans to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded to the donors and their families.

Omega Phi Beta – Reach for the Gold Scholarships

Amount: $1,000| Application Deadline: May

The Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship recognizes academic and benevolent achievement among young women of color, and supports continued success through the first year of college. The Alumnae Association of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated awards one scholarship recipient annually.

Questbridge Scholarship

Amount: Full-Tuition | Application Deadline: September

QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links high-achieving low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at leading U.S. colleges and universities. Focused on first-generation students and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, the scholarship program not only funds a student’s full four-years in college, but also provides career and peer networking opportunities across its partner schools. The Scholarship program also provides a college prep scholarship for high school juniors interested in attending summer programs at the nation’s top universities.


Business Scholarships

American Bus Association Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 | Deadline: April

The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. You must have a declared major relevant to the transportation, travel, hospitality or tourism industry.

FormSwift Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 | Deadline: Varies

This Scholarship Program is for driven, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to building a better world through their business ideas. By creating a unique business plan infographic for their scholarship entries young business dreamers can build upon and practice the skills that will be required of them at their post-college jobs.

Capital Alliance College Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 | Deadline: December

The Capital Alliance scholarship was created to help students interested in higher education reach their goal of attending college or university. Interested applicants will have an opportunity to be granted a college scholarship to be used towards higher education expenses.


Gadget Review Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 | Deadline: June

Gadget Review is offering a scholarship to creative students that show entrepreneurial characteristics along with a desire for product management, marketing and more.

National Hispanic Business Women Association Educational Scholarship

Amount: Varies | Application Deadline: March

The National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) is a non-profit organization in Orange County, California established in 1997. NHBWA’s purpose is to empower and encourage women and business owners to develop and increase their business through educational seminars and speakers, by offering mutual support, the sharing of information, business referrals and networking.

HACU Scholarships

Amount: $1,000 – $5,000 | Application Deadline: Varies

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, or HACU, offers a scholarship program supported by corporate foundations and interests. Scholarships are sponsored by various brands.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Amount: Full Tuition | Application Deadline: Fall

This merit-based scholarship is given to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students studying business or management at nearly 20 partner business schools. The organization’s goal is to improve diversity in business and top management fields.

Social Science Scholarships

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

Amount: $18,000 | Application Deadline: January

Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

 Amount: $30,000 | Application Deadline: February

The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually. These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school’s four nominations.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Amount: Up to $37,500 | Application Deadline: December

This program offers financial support to both undergraduate and graduate students that have interest in becoming foreign service officers. Students are mentored and academically prepared for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women and minority students that are often underrepresented in this governmental group are encouraged to compete for fellowships.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award

Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: June

This award is presented in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to commemorate his belief that progress is best achieved through cooperation rather than conflict, participation rather than partisanship, and compassion and understanding rather than hatred and prejudice. The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who 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.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship   Amount: $1,000 – $5,000 | Application Deadlines: April

This scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Law Scholarships

NALP Diversity Scholarships

Amount: Up to $30,000| Application Deadline: Varies

The National Association for Law Placement has a collective of scholarships and summer associate programs for outstanding multicultural law school students. Learn more about the awards and opportunities.

Communications Scholarships Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 | Application Deadline: February was established to meet the growing demand of business document editing. The business world is a highly competitive marketplace; business professionals need to present their clients with the highest quality services and products.

The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $2,500 – $5,000 | Application Deadline: February

The LAGRANT Foundation annually provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing, communications or public relations. The scholarship also covers a trip to the yearly awards ceremony which includes career-building and networking opportunities for LAGRANT scholars.

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Amount: $2,000 | Application Deadline: March

The National Press Club, a professional organization for journalists, is looking to solve the diversity problem in newsrooms by utilizing its scholarship program as talent recruitment pipeline. The scholarship is renewable for three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship also includes a $500 book stipend.