Financial Aid Resources for Students of Color

Name Description
Arab American Women’s Business Council Scholarship The AAWBC offers a $1,000 scholarship to female Arab Michiganders staying in the state for college. Recipients must volunteer for at least six hours of community service each week.
Dr. Adawia Alousi Scholarship This Center for Arab American Philanthropy awards this scholarship to Muslim women in accredited STEM programs. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a minimum 3.4 GPA.
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships NABJ offers annual awards to Black students pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs leading to a journalism career. Applicants must hold NABJ membership and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Candidates need a demonstrated interest in newsgathering and reporting.
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship This NAACP-sponsored scholarship awards $2,000 to Black undergraduate or graduate students. Current NAACP members under 25 who can demonstrate financial need qualify. The scholarship requires a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and a minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate students.
Blacks At Microsoft Scholarships Microsoft awards several scholarships to Black high school seniors planning to enter a four-year college or university. These scholarships require applicants to hold a minimum 3.3 GPA. Candidates must plan to pursue a bachelor’s in computer science, engineering, or business-related field.
American Indian Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants must provide official documentation of personal or parental tribal enrollment, academic transcripts, and test scores. Recipients must maintain an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.0.
Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship DAR offers a scholarship to Native American students of all ages, with preference given to undergraduate students. Applicants must provide documentation of tribal enrollment or Native ancestry, demonstrate financial need, and possess a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Indian Health Service Scholarships Applicants must be members or descendants of recognized or terminated tribes who intend to serve Native communities after graduation, pursuing education in the health sciences. These scholarships serve students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program The foundation offers scholarships to Hispanic students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level, students enrolling in college programs, particularly in STEM fields.
Association of Latino Professionals For America Scholarships ALPFA offers various scholarship opportunities to Hispanic students enrolled in business, finance, accounting, or STEM programs. Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit a short essay.
American Meteorological Society Minority Scholarship The AMS provides these scholarships for minority students entering bachelor’s programs in atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship awards $3,000 each year for the first two years of a bachelor’s program.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship The APIA Scholarships award $2,500-$20,000 to Asian and Pacific Islander students facing underrepresentation on college campuses. The scholarship focuses specifically on first-generation college students, those demonstrating financial need, and those representing geographic and ethnic diversity.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to incoming or current college students. Scholarships range from $1,000-$20,000 and set their own eligibility criteria. All require a 3.0 GPA and U.S. citizenship unless otherwise noted.
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education The organization features many member resources, including professional development, fellowships, conferences, and a leadership academy for Hispanic professionals.
American Indian College Fund The College Fund offers connections to scholarships, tribal colleges, internships, and other resources. Any member or descendent of a federally recognized tribe can benefit from The College Fund’s scholarship resources.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The organization offers resources on scholarships, federal financial aid, and the application process. HSF hosts various college preparedness programs and workshops.
Human Rights Campaign Serving LGBTQ+ students, HRC’s scholarship database compiles financial opportunities, including fellowships, grants, and scholarships. This comprehensive database enables students to search by state or browse a national list of undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ+ scholarships.
Minority Student Achievement Network The organization offers college financial resources, including scholarships for minority students, financial aid, education, and informational workshops and seminars. MSAN hosts conferences for high school students planning to attend college.
NAACP The organization offers educational resources for Black students, including college scholarships for both undergraduates and graduates. Most scholarships prioritize current NAACP members.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship winners receive a four-year grant to attend the U.S. undergraduate college of their choice. Winners receive mentorship, academic advising, and support services.
Native American Rights Foundation NARF promotes human rights for Native Americans, develops Native American law, and holds governments accountable to Native Americans. The organization offers financial and professional opportunities to Native American law students, including fellowships, scholarships, clerkships, and internships.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering NACME seeks to increase diversity in STEM fields. The organization focuses particularly on engineering and computer science. Along with scholarships for minority students, the organization offers career development, trade publications, and an executive speaker series connecting NACME students with engineering professionals.

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