Scholarships for African-American Students

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship

Open to students who are currently attending an HBCU, a historically black college or university.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows:

  • $1,500 credit toward the IES Abroad program fee
  • $500 reimbursement toward the purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES Abroad program. After confirming your place in an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year or calendar year program, you must present a valid, overseas airline itinerary in order to receive the $500 reimbursement.  Please email itinerary to admissions@IESabroad.org. Reimbursement check will be mailed to the home address on file.
  • Consecutive term students will receive one $1,500 scholarhip plus one $500 airfare reimbursement.
Amount:
$2,000
Eligibility:
  • Open to students who attend an HBCU that is a Member or Associate member of the IES Abroad consortium and that transfers at least 75% of home school aid to IES Abroad. Student must have applied to and attend an IES Abroad fall, spring, academic year or calendar year program.
  • Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors.  Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications.
  • Standard programs only.  Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.

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Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Selection Process ] [ Eligibility Criteria ] [ Evaluation Criteria ]
Award Determination ] [ Obtaining a Scholarship Application ]

Selection Process

DFBSST identifies students through the assistance of Engineering and Science Department deans and professors at pre-selected, predominantly Black colleges and universities.  DFBSST requests the deans and faculty members to identify a specified number of students that they would like to be considered for scholarships, and to pass on DFBSST scholarship application forms to these students.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.),
  • Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities listed below, and
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Evaluation Criteria

Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic achievement (grades and SAT scores, especially science/math),
  2. Personal essay describing career goals, current and past relevant extracurricular activities, etc.,
  3. Recommendations (teachers and guidance counselors), and
  4. Financial need.

Applicants are first ranked based on consideration of items 1, 2 and 3 above. If two (2) applicants are considered to be equal, the candidate with the greatest financial need is ranked higher.

Award Determination

The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $3,000 per year. Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remains in good academic standing at the same institution, maintains at least a 3.0 in their major, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application.

Obtaining a Scholarship Application

Applications can be obtained by contacting the science or engineering department at one of the schools listed below. We do not distribute applications directly to students. All applications must be obtained through and pre-screened by the schools.  There can be no exceptions. Scholarship applications are currently available at the following schools:

Bennett CollegeMorehouse College
Clark Atlanta UniversityMorgan State University
Elizabeth City State UnivNorth Carolina A&T State Univ
Fisk UniversityPrairie View A&M University
Florida A&M UniversitySouthern University
Fort Valley State CollegeSpelman College
Hampton UniversityTennessee State University
Howard UniversityTuskegee University
Langston UniversityWilberforce University
Lincoln University (PA)Xavier University of Louisiana

Scholarship applications become available April 15th and must be submitted by June 15th. Scholarship recipients will be notified in early September.

 

Minority Scholarships and Engineering Scholarships for Minorities

NACME STEM Minority Scholarships Overview

NACME is responsible for more than $4 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students, with more than $1.6 million awarded in NACME’s funded scholarships and $2.4 million more through our partner institutions’ in-kind support. In 2016, NACME expects to support approximately 1,300 underrepresented minority engineering students.

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

Through the NACME Scholars Program, NACME provides block grants to colleges and universities that, in turn, award the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs as part of their financial aid packages.

The NACME’s Scholars (Block Grant) Program provides minority college scholarship support in the form of a lump sum grant to partner institutions who enroll students from three sources – first year students identified by NACME or the partner universities, transfer students from two-year colleges, and currently enrolled students who have completed at least one year of engineering study.

University Eligibility

Academic institutions that wish to participate in the scholars grant program must demonstrate a commitment to minority student success that is evidenced in their recruitment, admission, retention, education, and graduation (RAREG) of African American, American Indian, and Latino engineering students.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the NACME Scholars Program students must enroll in an engineering program at a partner university, be a URM, and maintain a minimum required GPA (from 2.5 – 2.8). For Fellowships, GPA requirements differ according to the fellowship. Click here for more details about underrepresented minority scholarships (African American, American Indian, and Latino) and other special scholarship programs for minorities.

Academic performance criteria for NACME support differs somewhat for each student stream.

  • High school seniors must be accepted by the university’s college of engineering (at the end of the freshman year, NACME assumes a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0).
  • Currently enrolled students must have completed a calculus, physics, or chemistry course, earning at least a “B,” and be accepted into engineering.
  • Two-year community college transfers, i.e., those accepted for their third year of engineering study, must enter with at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA on a scale of a 4.0 and an Associate Degree in engineering science (or the equivalent program of study).

For more information about the NACME’s Scholars (Block Grant) Program contact Dr. Chris Smith, Director, Scholarships and University Relations, at 914-539-4316, or email at  scholars@nacme.org.

Payment Distribution

NACME distributes grant payments in two installments each academic year. Under the scholars program, each entering freshman scholar is eligible for $12,500 for up to five years. Two-year transfers and currently enrolled sophomores and beyond are eligible for the identical annual support for up to three years. Scholarship amounts may vary based on the scholar’s financial need to cover the cost of education.

Reporting Requirements

The academic institution provides NACME with a report at the end of the grant period that includes graduation and retention rates as well as biographical information, GPA, and dollar amount of support for each NACME Scholar.

Expectations for Continuance

Partnership agreements are reviewed at the end of five years. Grants are renewed annually to compare institutional performance against established enrollment and graduation goals. NACME expects evidence of continuous improvement toward parity. Such indicators of success would include in the aggregate rising GPAs, reduction in retention rate between NACME Scholars and comparison group (e.g., other minority engineering students or non-minority engineering students), and stable or decreasing time to degree.

NACME In-Kind/Associate Programs

We also encourage universities and colleges not already engaged in our NACME Scholarship Programs to provide in-kind scholarship support to underrepresented minority engineering students attending your school.

Fellowships (Special Scholarships)

The NACME Fellows Program was created to provide an opportunity for individuals and companies interested in establishing a named minority scholarship program in support of NACME’s mission to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities in engineering. This will be accomplished by ensuring that more engineering scholarships for minorities are available.

For more information about how to apply for a fellowship, contact Dr. Chris Smith, Director, Scholarships and University Relations, at 914-539-4316, or email at scholars@nacme.org. For specific information on how to establish a fellowship e-mail, scholarships@nacme.org.

Current NACME Fellowships and Endowments

George Campbell, Jr. Fellowship in Engineering
Dr. George Campbell, Jr. served as NACME’s president and CEO for 11 years. This scholarship honors Dr. Campbell’s service to the mission and vision of increasing the representation of underrepresented minority students in engineering. One student is selected in the sophomore year. The recipient is awarded $5,000 for up to three years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Sidney and Katherine Friend Scholarship
Joint endowment established between NACME and Polytechnic University. One first-year student is selected and supported for a maximum of five years. The recipient is awarded $2,500 each year. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation supported the creation of this endowed scholarship. Two students are selected in either the first or second year. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to four years. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

Phillip D. Reed Undergraduate Endowment Fellowship
Philip D. Reed endowment fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Philip D. Reed Foundation. One student is selected in the sophomore year. The award provides $5,000 for up to three years.

The Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Award
The Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Award is financial support program that encourages and recognizes high academic achievement of students interested in pursuing a corporate career in a construction-related engineering discipline. The award is accompanied by internship and mentoring opportunities. Two students are selected in their junior year. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to two years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

NACME Contact

For more information about the NACME’s Scholars (Block Grant) Program or how to apply for a fellowship, contact Dr. Chris Smith, Director, Scholarships and University Relations, at 914-539-4316, or email at scholars@nacme.org.

Additional Minority Scholarship Resources

Scholarships.com – A listing of scholarships for minorities.

Finaid.com – Information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students. Native American students should also visit the Financial Aid for Native American Students page.

U.S. Department of State – Scholarships, financial aid and student internships.

 

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

In order to determine if you meet the financial need eligibility guidelines, the UGSP encourages all students to complete the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form and submit it to your financial aid office. This form can be filed prior to completion of the online application. Since your eligibility will have to be updated with your 2017 financial aid application data, completion and submission of this form is for informational purposes only. If you choose to submit the form prior to application, please notify the UGSP at ugsp@od.nih.gov, and we will contact you after your university has indicated your eligibility. However, if you do not receive notification of eligibility prior to the application opening date, we encourage you to go ahead and begin the application process.

SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

RESEARCH TRAINING AT THE NIH

For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations are actually benefits of the UGSP, providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.

  1. 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will work directly with an NIH Principle Investigator or an NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors.
  2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You must meet all of these requirements in order to be eligible for admission into the UGSP.  Please take a moment to use our Eligibility Wizard.

  • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
  • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
  • Having ‘Exceptional Financial Need’ as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office – see table below (updated 8 November 2017).
Persons in Family
(Includes Only Dependents Listed on Federal Income Tax Forms)
Family Income Level
(Adjusted Gross Income for Tax Year 2016)
Federal Register: Volume 81, Number 15, 25 January 2016, Page 4036
Family Income Level
(Adjusted Gross Income for Tax Year 2017)
Federal Register: Volume 82, Number 19, 31 January 2017, Page 8831
1$23,780.00$24,120.00
2$32,040.00$32,480.00
3$40,320.00$40,840.00
4$48,600.00$49,200.00
5$56,880.00$57,560.00
6$65,160.00$65,920.00
7$73,460.00$74,280.00
8$81,780.00$82,640.00
More than 8 Persons$8,320.00 for Each Additional Person$8,360.00 for Each Additional Person

You are not eligible for the UGSP if any one of the following items pertains to you:

  • You are a high school senior
  • You have been awarded an undergraduate degree
  • You are enrolled in an advanced degree program, such as a master’s degree
  • You are unable to fulfill the payback requirements

APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Application for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open.  To learn more about the application process and requirements, review the videos “How to Apply to the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program” and “How to Find an NIH Mentor“.  Your university must also determine whether you meet the required exceptional financial need (EFN) criteria.  To do so, download the EFN form, complete the top section and submit it to the financial aid office at the university you will attend during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Your university will determine your eligibility and forward the form to us.  We strongly advise you to complete the application while waiting for your university to determine your eligibility.

KEY DATES FOR ADMISSION CONSIDERATION IN FALL 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

(Dates updated 1 November 2017)

  • January 2, 2018 – Application Opens
  • March 15, 2018 – Application Deadline
  • March 30, 2018 – Letter of Recommendation Deadline
  • May 11, 2018 – EFN Form with 2016 Tax Year Information Deadline
  • Mid-June 2018 – Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed
  • Mid-July 2018 – Phone Interviews for Admission
  • Late-July 2018 – Selection of Scholars

This program is administered without discrimination on the basis of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other nonmerit factors.

NIH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.  NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

 

100 Scholarships for Minority Students

100 Scholarships for Minority Students

Compiled by Diversity & Inclusion

  1. Ron Brown Scholar Program
  2. FastWEB Scholarship Search
  3. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Site
  4. The Hispanic College Fund
  5. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
  6. Marine Corps Scholarships
  7. McDonald’s Education Scholarships
  8. Frito Lay Arts Scholarship
  9. Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  10. Hallmark/UNCF Scholars Program
  11. Intel/UNCF Scholarship Program
  12. United Water Corporate Scholars Program
  13. Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Program
  14. Academy for Educational Development Fellowships
  15. American Institute of CPAs Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
  16. American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Fellowships
  17. Bristol-Myers Squibb Minority Fellowships in Academic Medicine
  18. The Roothbert Fund
  19. Coca Cola Scholarships
  20. State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships
  21. State Farm Insurance Hispanic Scholarships
  22. McNair Scholars Program
  23. National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  24. Catching The Dream – Native Student Scholarship
  25. Military Tuition Support
  26. NACME Scholarship Program
  27. NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarship
  28. Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship
  29. Methodist Scholarships
  30. Project Excellence Scholarships
  31. Intel Science Talent Search
  32. Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships
  33. Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award
  34. Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program
  35. APA Scholarships and Fellowships
  36. Udall Foundation Scholarship for Native Students
  37. American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
  38. Americorps Funding Opportunities
  39. Student Inventors Scholarships
  40. Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
  41. Brand Essay Competition
  42. Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
  43. National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
  44. Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
  45. FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)
  46. Microsoft Scholarship Program
  47. Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
  48. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
  49. Dell Scholars Program
  50. Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship
  51. Burger King McLamore Scholars Program
  52. Siemens Westinghouse Competition
  53. GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
  54. RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program
  55. HBCU “Packard” Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
  56. INROADS internships
  57. Courage to Grow Scholarship (Awarded Monthly)
  58. DoSomething.org Scholarships
  59. Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships
  60. NAACP Legal Defense Fund Scholarship
  61. Horatio Alger Scholarship
  62. HSF General College Scholarship
  63. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
  64. Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship
  65. ProofReading.com Scholarship Program
  66. P.L.A.Y. Scholarship
  67. Kim and Harold Louie Scholars
  68. SME Education Foundation Manufacturing and Engineering Scholarships
  69. CANFIT Program Scholarships
  70. RTDNA Carole Simpson Broadcast Journalist Scholarship
  71. Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program
  72. Smithsonian Minority Internship Program
  73. James E. Webb Internship Program
  74. WHOI Minority Fellowship Program
  75. ALA Spectrum Scholarship
  76. APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
  77. AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships
  78. American Chemical Society Scholars Program
  79. Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  80. LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
  81. LPGA Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
  82. National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity
  83. Chips Quinn Scholars Program
  84. IIE UPS Scholarships for Minority Students
  85. Allison E. Fisher Scholarship
  86. SHPE Foundation General Scholarships
  87. CHCI Scholarship
  88. NACA South Student Leadership Scholarship
  89. Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
  90. American Indian College Fund
  91. Ford Blue Oval Scholars
  92. KATU Thomas R. Dargan Scholarship
  93. Morgan Stanley Scholarships
  94. DAR American Indian Scholarship
  95. AAIA Scholarships
  96. American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
  97. AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
  98. Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholarships
  99. Scholarship America Dream Award
  100. BUICK Achievers Scholarship Program

These websites are subject to change without our knowledge so please report broken links to diversity@unc.edu

 

UNCF STEM Scholars Program

UNCF has partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For 2018, The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program will identify 100 African American high school students who are determined to pursue careers in STEM fields. These students will receive scholarships, internships, mentoring and other tools to help them reach their goals.

Scholars will receive $2,500 per academic year as freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 a year as juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year.

Are you a STEM student? Apply for the scholarship by January 16, 2018!

With African Americans making up less than five percent of the science and engineering workforce, and less than one percent of all tech startups, this partnership addresses the challenges of more African American students graduating with STEM degrees into the STEM workforce. The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program will create a robust pipeline of African American students well prepared to have careers in the tech industry and to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

 

Gates Millennium Scholarship

DESCRIPTION

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

AWARD

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


BASIC ELIGIBILITY

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.


IDEAL CANDIDATE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

 

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

What is the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

What does a scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provide?

A scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides:

  1. Full tuition;
  2. Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation;
  3. Employee benefits while employed with USDA;
  4. Fees;
  5. Books;
  6. Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship;
  7. Room and board for each of the 4 academic years.

What are the eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

Eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are as follows: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate and are starting their first year of college for a bachelor’s degree. (Note: Since this program is intended to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines at participating institutions, currently enrolled bachelor-level students in these institutions are not eligible to apply.)

Applicant must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen;
  2. Be an entering freshman;
  3. Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate;
  4. Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better;
  5. Have a combined verbal/math score of 1,000 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT;
  6. Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions;
  7. Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines;
  8. Demonstrate leadership and community service;
  9. Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice;
  10. Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature;
  11. Sign all applications (original signature only);
  12. All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1st and sent to the institution(s) selected by the applicant to attend.

What are the 1890 Land-Grant Universities?

The 1890 Land Grant Universities are:

  1. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  2. Alcorn State University , Lorman , MS
  3. Delaware State University , Dover , DE
  4. Florida A&M University , Tallahassee , FL
  5. Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
  6. Kentucky State University , Frankfort , KY
  7. Langston University , Langston , OK
  8. Lincoln University , Jefferson City , MO
  9. North Carolina A&T University , Greensboro , NC
  10. Prairie View A&M University , Prairie View, TX
  11. South Carolina State University , Orangeburg , SC
  12. Southern University, Baton Rouge , LA
  13. Tennessee State University , Nashville , TN
  14. Tuskegee University , Tuskegee , AL
  15. University of Arkansas , Pine Bluff , AR
  16. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
  17. Virginia State University , Petersburg , VA
  18. West Virginia State University , Institute, WV

What is the application deadline for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

The application deadline for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is February 1st  of each calendar year.

Where can an application for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program be obtained?

Applications for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program can be obtained at:

USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250, Mail Stop 9478
Telephone number: (202) 205-5692
Email Address: 1890init@usda.gov

NRCS 1890 National Scholars Program Coordinator
Ms. Kimberly Rodgers
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705, Mailstop 5472
Telephone Number: (301) 504-2309
Fax Number: (301) 504-2175
Email Address: Kimberly.Rodgers@wdc.usda.gov

USDA 1890 National Scholars Application

When are the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program applicants notified?

Notification procedures are as follows:

Scholarship offers are usually made within 90 days of application deadline.

     

    Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internships

    The Emma Bowen Foundation Application

    Thank you for your interest in the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program. The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies.

    We believe that diversity is important in all areas of the media industry and offer Fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media,Content of Media, and Innovation of Media. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

    If selected, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to get additional money to pay for college expenses.

    DO YOU QUALIFY?

    You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

    • Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
    • Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
    • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
    • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Speak and write English fluently

    Don’t meet these guidelines? We still welcome you to become part of the Emma Bowen Foundation family. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and get access to webinars and training that will give you a look at what it means to have a career in the media industry.

    WHERE WE RECRUIT

    We recruit for positions across the country – while the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide. The attached chart shows where we placed Fellows in Summer 2016.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications to the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis. The application has a few key components:

    • The EBF Online Application for Summer 2017 (link below)
    • A Short-Answer Essay of 250-500 words: Why is it important to diversify the media and tech industries?
    • Your Resume
    • Recommendation form from 1 reference

    KEY DATES

    Early Action Deadline – November 6, 2016: All applications received by this date are guaranteed a first-round interview by our staff. Meeting this deadline gives you the best chance of getting a placement in our program.

    Priority Deadline  – December 31, 2016: Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2016 and early 2017. Meeting this deadline gives you access to a wide range of fellowship placements. The majority of our placements for the summer of 2017 will apply before the priority deadline.

    Recommended Summer 2017 Application Date – March 15, 2017: While we accept applications and make placements year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply by this date in order to be considered for a Summer 2017 internship.

    HOW DO I MAKE MY APPLICATION STAND OUT?

    Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely.

    Make sure that your resume is free of typos and includes all of your work, volunteer, and academic experience. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Show us what makes you unique!

    Get your application in as soon as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to be placed in the fellowship.

    Still have questions? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

    BEGIN APPLYING HERE

    WHAT’S NEXT?

    Promising candidates will be contacted for a first-round interview with Emma Bowen Foundation staff. Note: All applicants who meet the Early Action deadline and meet our basic qualifications will receive a first-round interview. Finalists will be then invited for interviews with our corporate partners, who will make the final selections.

    If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player. You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. As a student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average during college to remain in the program.

    We appreciate your interest and thank you for taking the time to complete the application. If you are selected, we can promise that a whole new world will be open to you. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation will provide the opportunity — you provide the talent.

    GOOD LUCK!