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Funding Your College Education: Multicultural


Name Amount Information Due Date
Association on American Indian Affairs Varies

All scholarships are for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes except for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship and David Risling Emergency Aid. Some of these scholarships are curriculum specific. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship Varies, minimum award $1500

This award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or Black students

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Performing and Visual Arts Scholarships $3000

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship:
This scholarship was established in 2000, in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts include theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarships:
This scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African American or Black students pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

United Health Foundation Louis Stokes Scholarship $5000-8000 for up to 5 years

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program, sponsored by United Health Foundation, seeks to increase the number of qualified, competitive African-American or Black students entering ─ internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. This program offers a scholarship award to offset scholars’ cost of attendance. The multi-year award supports these scholars throughout their undergraduate and graduate academic journey.

KASF (Korean American Scholarship Foundation) Scholarships $500-5000

KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korea American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. To apply for KASF scholarships, it is very important to follow the specific requirements and instructions of the region where the applicant's school is/will be located during the scholarship application year as the type and amount of available scholarships may differ from region to region. Important Note: You can only apply to the region where your school is located.

Catching the Dream $500-5000

Catching the Dream scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarships are awarded on merit and on the basis of the students we feel will most likely improve the lives of Native American people. CTD provides supplementary scholarship funding for those who have received college funding from other sources.

March 15, April 30, September 15 

American Indian Services Scholarships $500-2000

American Indian Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Utah, provides thousands of educational scholarships to Native Americans from any federally recognized tribe who attend over 400 accredited colleges, universities and trade schools.

February 1, April 1, June 1, October 1

Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) Undergraduate Scholarship Varies

Candidates interested in ISF Undergraduate Scholarship must be of Iranian descent, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, and be undergraduate students.

Applications open in early 2021
Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) Graduate Scholarship Varies

The ISF graduate scholarship is meant to support exceptional graduate students of Iranian descent who are enrolled in a master’s programs, demonstrate financial need, and show exceptional academic and research aptitude. The scholarship duration can be up to two years (subject to duration of program, current progression, and continued academic excellence) and the scholarship amount will depend on financial need.

Applications open in early 2021
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program $1000-2000

The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1983 by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer and one of the founders of AISES. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are AISES members of American Indian or Alaskan Native ethnicity, and are pursuing a degree in engineering, medicine, natural resources, math, and other sciences.

Dell Scholars Program $20,000

Today, the Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. We offer students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success. Open to undergraduate students.

Japanese American Citizens League Varies

JACL currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts.  All scholarships are one-time awards. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships $2500-12,000

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships summer to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Must be a member of NIAF or have a parent/guardian who is a member.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program Provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees, educational and living expenses for all scholarship recipients

The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of your pre-professional careers. IHS offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Recipients must give a minimum two-year service commitment within an Indian health program in your chosen health professional discipline.

Kosciuszko Scholarships Varies

Offers multiple undergraduate and graduate scholarships for Americans of Polish descent.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for Native Health Care Up to $7000

Open to Native American and Alaska Native college students currently in their sophomore or junior year. Applicants must be a permanent U.S. resident or U.S. citizen who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.

McDonald’s HACER ® Scholarship Program $25,000 per year paid over 4 years

Applying for the scholarship isn’t overwhelming; the number of high school graduates we help is. McDonald’s, through its HACER ® scholarship, has granted over 31 million dollars in Hispanic scholarships since its inception and is continuing to do so year after year. Imagine what you could achieve with an opportunity like that. Our scholarships for college resources provide the essentials to pursue any field of study regardless of financial circumstances.

Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) Varies

40+ scholarships for Arab American and Middle Eastern American, Asian American, Pacific Islander American, Black and African American, Hispanic and Latinx American, Native American, and and Alaska Native students. 

Edumed Varies

The following list of scholarships for African-American students (including a handful dedicated to those looking to get into the healthcare field) is a smart place to begin researching all of your college funding opportunities.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LUNAC) Varies

LNESC and LULAC provide a number of important scholarship opportunities; they include awards that range in award amount and have varying eligibility criteria. Some scholarships are available to all post-secondary students regardless of major and others are available to students pursuing specific degrees.

Applications open in 2/21
PeproTech Up to $40,000

It's our Diversity Council's latest initiative to foster a more equitable and inclusive future-within our own walls and in the greater scientific community. The scholarship awards up to $40,000* to one current or incoming college student who self-identifies as a minority. The recipient will demonstrate great passion and potential in the Sciences, with an interest in pursuing a career in the field. Applicants must self-identify as a minority candidate, including but not limited to LGBTQIA+, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American.

Ron Brown Scholar Program $10,000 for a total of 4 years

The Ron Brown Scholar Fund is a 501(c)3 public charity, managed by an independent Board of Trustees.  The Program  which was named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, focuses on encouraging civic engagement among Scholars while promoting academic excellence, community and lifelong interactions.  Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences.