Financial Assistance

Current Scholarship Opportunities

The following is a list of scholarships available through outside organizations.

DISCLAIMER:
Be advised that the scholarships listed on this page are not offered, administered or awarded by Western Nevada College. Although the college attempts to assure that the links listed are legitimate and reputable sources, and the college lists them as a means of making scholarship information available to students, the college cannot guarantee the validity of any claims made by these organizations on their websites. Accordingly, students should be cautious in providing personally identifiable information on internet sites and should report suspicious sites to the college. Western Nevada College is not responsible for how personally identifiable information you provide in pursuing scholarships may be used.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS

Historically, minority students have faced confounding factors leading to difficulties entering and finishing college. Disparities in wealth, health and parental education, among others, make it challenging to afford high cost tuition. A lack of higher education inhibits a student's ability to become competitive in the job market, lowering their chances of earning higher wages and moving into higher socioeconomic statuses. Fortunately, there are resources and scholarships designed specifically to help minority students earn degrees.

The need for additional aid is growing. From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment for Hispanic students has increased by 240%. This is exceptional growth, and granting these students financial aid options ensures their continued success. Data shows that 47% of students from lower income families who received Pell grants graduate within six years. Extending and making known more forms of aid for traditionally underrepresented groups will open doors leading to better lives.

However, scholarships and funding for traditionally underrepresented groups may not be as easy to find; minority students might not know of the existence of these resources, so they can't use them. To that end, we've built this scholarship and financial aid guide to act as a hub for significant scholarship and other unique opportunities available today for minority students. Each resource includes key information, application dates and the eligibility requirements for online programs.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

  • Organization: Microsoft
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • This scholarship is aimed at African-American high school seniors who are planning on pursuing a degree in business, computer science, engineering or computer information systems. It is awarded in the amount of $5,000 annually for up to four years. Online programs are eligible.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

  • Organization: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Amount: Up to $42,000
  • Deadline: December 10
  • This scholarship is designed to support graduate-level study and research. Aimed at minorities and African-American students, it is granted to individuals who study programs like maritime archaeology, oceanography and marine biology. To qualify for this scholarship, individuals must be minority students with excellent academic histories. Awards are based on the student's level of need, previous research experience and letters of recommendation. Online programs are not eligible.

George Washington Carver Scholarship

  • Organization: The George Washington Carver Scholarship Fund
  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: May 30
  • This scholarship is handed out to students studying fields like economics, public administration, accounting, biology, agri-business, physics, pre-med, chemistry, communication, computer science, nursing, pre-law, aquaculture science, business, engineering and education. Students must demonstrate leadership abilities and complete 40 hours of volunteer work to be considered. They must also be enrolled at a historically black college. Online programs are eligible.

Hercules Scholarship

  • Organization: The Tom Joyner Foundation
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: Spring
  • To receive the Hercules Scholarship, students must be first-year students at a historically black college. Awards are given out to outstanding young men with both strong academic and community service backgrounds. Multiple scholarships are awarded throughout the year, and online programs are eligible.

Lowe's Gap Scholarship

  • Organization: Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Due Date: July 31
  • This scholarship is given to graduating African-American college students who are enrolled at a school that is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. To receive the $500 to $3,100 award, students must demonstrate leadership skills, academic success and financial need. Online programs are eligible.

NABA National Scholarship

  • Organization: National Association of Black Accountants
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: January 31
  • This scholarship is available to African-American students who are enrolled full-time at colleges or universities. Students must be studying at an undergraduate or graduate program in the fields of finance, accounting or business. Accredited online programs are eligible.

NBMBAA Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Organization: The National Black MBA Association
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: July 17
  • This scholarship is intended for students who are involved in community service. Students must possess strong leadership skills and be active members of the NBMBAA. Accredited online programs are eligible.

Presidential Diversity Scholarship

  • Organization: St. Lawrence University
  • Amount: $32,000
  • Deadline: February 1
  • This scholarship awards $32,000 annually for up to four years. Individuals must be first year or transfer students at St. Lawrence University. To qualify, students must be committed to supporting diversity. Online programs are not eligible.

The Agnes Jones Scholarship

  • Organization: The Poise Foundation
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 31
  • African-American students who are current members of the NAACP can apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students must also be under age 25 at application deadline to be considered. This scholarship may be put towards online programs.

The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship

  • Organization: The Poise Foundation
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: March 31
  • This scholarship is targeted at African-American males who are studying engineering, mathematics, physics or chemistry. Applicants who are members of the NAACP are desired. Additionally, the ability to prove financial need is required to be considered. Students can use the funding toward online programs.

AMERICAN INDIAN

AIEF Scholarship

  • Organization: American Indian Education Foundation, a program of PWNA
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: April 4
  • This scholarship program is granted to Native American students enrolled in any post-secondary education program. Awards are made for an average of 225 students annually. To be considered, students must provide documentation of their Native American or Alaska Native heritage. Students may not use the award toward an online degree program.

American Indian College Fund

  • Organization: The Ford Motor Company
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Awarded by the Tribal Scholars Program at the Ford Motor Company, this scholarship is given in varying amounts to undergraduate and graduate students. Native American students must be enrolled in a tribal program that studies fields such as environmental science, mathematics, business, teacher training or education. Online programs are eligible if they fit the criteria above.

CSDIA Scholarship

  • Organization: Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 15
  • This scholarship is given to undergraduate students of Native American descent. To receive the scholarship, students must be planning to work with a tribe or nation in the fields of social service or education and be an enrolled tribal member. Students must provide transcripts and proof of financial need. Online programs are eligible if accredited.

Health Professions Scholarship

  • Organization: Indian Health Service
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Offered in varying amounts, this scholarship is given to Native American students who are studying health programs. Students must plan on working in the health field following graduation and must be members or descendents of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes. Students pursuing online education are not eligible.

Indian Student Assistance Grant

  • Organization: the State of Wisconsin's Higher Educational Aid Board
  • Amount: $250-1,100
  • Deadline: May 15
  • To be eligible for this award, students must be 25% Native American and be enrolled at a school in Wisconsin for their college degree. Male students seeking financial aid from the US Dept. of Education or the state of Wisconsin are required to register with the US States Selective Service System. Accredited online programs in Wisconsin are eligible.

Native American Scholarship Fund

  • Organization: Society for American Archaeology
  • Amount: $4,000-10,000
  • Deadline: December 15
  • This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in Native American study programs or who possess Native American heritage and are pursuing education in archaeology. When applying, students must supply a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a proposed budget explaining financial need, a brief description of the proposed study program and documentation of Native identity.
  • Online programs are eligible for this award.

North Dakota Indian Scholarship

  • Organization: North Dakota University System
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: July 15
  • Students must be a part of a federally recognized tribe to qualify for this scholarship and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above. To be considered, applicants must also demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in a North Dakota institution of higher education. Students enrolled in online programs (based in North Dakota) are eligible.

RESPECT Student Athlete Scholarship

  • Organization: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
  • Amount: $500 annually
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Students who are members of the Cheyenne or Arapaho tribes (and can provide documentation of descent) can apply for this scholarship. They must be enrolled in a college program and be athletes; a letter from a coach at their current college is required. Once awarded, students receive $500 every academic year. Students may apply this scholarship to online programs.

Scholarship for Excellence

  • Organization: Goldman Sachs
  • Amount: $5,000-10,000
  • Deadline: January 20
  • Native American and minority students can apply for this scholarship when they enter their undergraduate sophomore or junior year. Applicants must be pursuing a summer internship and submit an essay, video or presentation based on the 14 Business Principles of the organization. Following graduation, students may be recruited for positions at Goldman Sachs. Students who receive the award may use it toward an online degree program.

Tebughna Foundation Scholarship

  • Organization: Tyonek Native Corporation
  • Deadline: April 15, July 1 and December 1
  • Students must be enrolled in a vocational or technical program. The award amount varies. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible.

ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER

AANAPISI Scholarship

  • Organization: Wisconsin's Higher Educational Aid Board
  • Amount: $2,500-$5,000
  • Deadline: October 15
  • To be eligible, students must be of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. Successful applicants receive their award as long as they attend one of the institutions approved of by the organization. To that end, those enrolled in online programs are only eligible if the institution is approved by the board.

Anheuser-Busch/NFL Presidential Scholarships

  • Organization: National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Deadline: Fall
  • This scholarship is given to law students who are interested in working with the Asian Pacific American community. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible to receive the award.

APIASF Francis Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship

  • Organization: APIASF
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: Open
  • This scholarship is for Asian and Pacific Islander students. To apply, students must be college juniors and plan on entering careers in government affairs, law or public service. Online students are eligible for the award.

Anna Chennault Scholarship

  • Organization: Asian American Journalists Association
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: May 3
  • Applicants must be high school seniors of Asian American descent. Award recipients can apply their winnings to tuition costs at any accredited college to study journalism. Online programs are eligible as long as they’re accredited.

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

  • Organization: Asian Women in Business
  • Amount: $2,500-$5,000
  • Deadline: October 1
  • Students who apply for the scholarship must be an Asian female. Successful applicants are expected to show strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, applicants need to complete at least one semester of college prior to applying. Online programs are eligible.

Banatao Family Filipino American Educational Fund

  • Organization: Asian Pacific Fund
  • Amount: $20,000 annually
  • Deadline: February 20
  • This scholarship awards $20,000 annually for four years. Students must be at least 50% Filipino to apply. In addition, students should be studying physical science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics or computer science. To qualify, students are also required to live within San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay area. Online programs are not eligible for this award.

Chi Am Circle Scholarship

  • Organization: Chi Am Circle Club
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Awards are handed out for the amount of $1,000 to female high school seniors. Students must be of Asian descent. In addition, students should possess a strong resume featuring extracurricular activities, academic merit and community service. Online programs are eligible.

Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship

  • Organization: United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: April 5
  • High school seniors of any minority background can apply to this scholarship. When applying, students will need to provide a 300-word essay on how the restaurant chain Denny's can impact childhood hunger in their communities. Online programs are eligible.

Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

  • Organization: Asian Pacific Fund
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 20
  • Students who are interested in business and are of Asian heritage can apply for this scholarship. Successful applicants receive their award based upon their community service records and ongoing commitments to their communities. To apply, students must be a resident of the San Francisco Bay area and be starting their first year of college. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Lapiz Family Scholarship

  • Organization: Asian Pacific Fund
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: February 20
  • Students who are the children of current or past migrant workers can apply. Applicants should be in college or about to start college at the time of application. Online programs are eligible.

The Tang Scholarship

  • Organization: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Amount: Varies; Up to $60,000
  • Deadline: April 30
  • This scholarship is intended to support LGBTQ students of Asian and Pacific Island descent. Students receive up to $60,000 over the course of four years to pursue their chosen study program. Students of online programs are eligible for this scholarship.

USPAACC Scholarship

  • Organization: CelebrAsian
  • Amount: $2,500-$5,000
  • Deadline: March
  • Students of Asian or Pacific Islander descent who are currently high school seniors can apply for the USPAACC scholarship. Students enrolled in online programs are eligible to receive this scholarship.

HISPANIC

ALPFA Scholarship Program

  • Organization: Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: June 8
  • This scholarship program is for members of the ALPFA who are currently pursuing a degree in accounting, economics, business administration, marketing or finance. To qualify for the variable award, students must have a 3.0 grade point average. Online programs are eligible.

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship

  • Organization: Kazmierczak Scholarship Committee
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Named after migrant educator Franck Kazmierczak, this award is intended to help migrant workers or their children pursue degrees in education. Students must submit two letters of recommendation and write an essay about why they want to become a teacher. Online programs are not eligible for this award.

GENERAL MINORITIES

Golden State Minority Foundation Scholarship

  • Organization: The Golden State Minority Foundation
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: April 1
  • This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in a business program within southern California. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 grade point average and cannot work more than 25 hours a week. Online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship

  • Organization: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Applicants must be planning on pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing with the intent of becoming a teacher in a nursing school following graduation. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program

  • Organization: Minority Nurse Magazine
  • Amount: $1,000-$3,000
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Minority students can apply if they have a 3.0 grade point average and are pursuing a nursing degree. Applicants must submit a goal statement and letters of recommendation with their application.

NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program

  • Organization: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: March 15
  • This scholarship is reserved for students who plan on majoring in engineering. Applicants must be high school seniors with a 3.0 grade point average and an SAT score of at least 1650. Online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Technical Minority Scholarship

  • Organization: Xerox
  • Amount: $1,000-$5,000
  • Deadline: September 30
  • This scholarship is intended for minority students who are engaged in a technical discipline. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average and can be in bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree programs. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship

  • Organization: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: January 14
  • Students with at least a 3.3 grade point average can apply for this award. Applicants must be planning on studying science, public health, technology, education, mathematics or engineering to qualify. Depending on the student's college program and financial need, the award amount can vary. Online students are eligible for this scholarship.

UPS Scholarship for Minority Students

  • Organization: Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Online Programs Eligible: No
  • To qualify for this award, students must be enrolled in an industrial engineering program that has been recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

AMS Minority Scholarship

  • Organization: American Meteorological Society
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 7
  • The American Meteorological Society offers this scholarship to encourage minority students to study undergraduate degrees in hydrologic, atmospheric and oceanic science. Online programs are eligible.

WOMEN

AASA Educational Administration Scholarship

  • Organization: The School Superintendents Association
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: September 30
  • This scholarship is for female students who are pursuing a graduate degree. Winners must be planning to work as a school superintendent following graduation. Online students are eligible for this program.

Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

  • Organization: Society of Women Engineers
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: May 15
  • This scholarship is for any female student studying engineering-related fields. It is renewable for up to five years, and is available to any undergraduate or graduate student. To receive the award, students must be attending an institution that is accredited by the ABET. Online students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Community Action Grant

  • Organization: American Association of University Women
  • Amount: $2,000-$10,000
  • Deadline: January 15
  • This scholarship is for females who plan on working in the field of education. Award amounts vary and are given to students who are committed to gender equality and educational pursuits. Online programs are eligible for this award.

Future Care Scholarship

  • Organization: Tylenol
  • Amount: $500-$5,000
  • Deadline: June 30
  • Successful applicants must be studying public health, health education or nursing. Additionally, students could be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with the intent of becoming a pharmacist or a doctor. Online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

HP Helion Openstack Scholarship for Women

  • Organization: Hewlett-Packard
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: September 30
  • Applicants for this scholarship program must be women who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Students must be currently studying information systems or computer science. Once the $10,000 award is granted, students must work to create Openstack or Cloud Foundry technology. Online students are eligible.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  • Organization: Zonta International
  • Amount: $1,000-$7,000
  • Deadline: July 1
  • Females students must be currently studying business-related fields in order to apply for this scholarship. To be eligible, students must also live or study in an area with a Zonta chapter. Online students are eligible for this scholarship.

Laurels Fund Scholarship

  • Organization: Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: May 15
  • This award is reserved for women studying accounting in a doctoral degree program. It cannot be applied to online programs.

The WIIT Scholarship Program

  • Organization: Women in International Trade
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: March 15 and July 15
  • Women who are pursuing degrees in international business or similar fields can apply for the WIIT scholarship. Applicants can be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Online programs are eligible.

Women in Technology Scholarship

  • Organization: Palantir
  • Amount: $1,500-$10,000
  • Deadline: August 31
  • To be eligible, women must be enrolled in a science, engineering, computer science, mathematics or technology program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of their degree prior to applying. Online programs are eligible.

Scholarships for Nursing School

Scholarship awards are based on merit, need, minority or gender status, or any number of other factors or combination of factors. Scholarships are sponsored by a variety of sources, such as the federal and state governments, private companies and public non-profits, social clubs and professional organizations, and colleges and universities themselves.

The most attractive benefit to scholarships is that they do not have to be paid back. The biggest problem with them is that they are highly competitive. That shouldn’t stop prospective nursing students from applying, though. Remember, someone is going to get them and it could be you.

The list of nursing school scholarships listed below is extensive, but still represents only a small number of the opportunities available:








AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

Sponsoring Organization:AfterCollege and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


Amount:$2,500


Application Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31.




Open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.




Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

Sponsoring Organization:U.S. Air Force


Amount:Tuition and other costs plus monthly stipend.


Application Deadline: Varies.




While on scholarship, you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate, you will serve active duty (one year for each year of scholarship, with a minimum of three years).




ANNA Career Mobility Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:American Nephrology Nurses’ Association


Amount:$1,000 to $2,500


Application Deadline: October 15.




Eligible to ANNA members actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services and accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing.




AORN Scholarships and Grants

Sponsoring Organization:Association of periOperative Registered Nurses


Amount:Varies.


Application Deadline: June 15.




For nursing students in an accredited program leading to initial licensure as an RN, and baccalaureate, master and doctoral candidates with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Financial need is a factor.




ASHA Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:American School Health Association


Amount: Approx. $250 each for one undergraduate and one graduate.


Application Deadline: July 20.




Open to students specializing in any school health profession.




Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program

Sponsoring Organization:bestnursingdegree.com


Amount: $2,500


Application Deadline: July 31.




Open to nursing students on all degree levels. Recipients are picked randomly from all qualified applicants.




Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:B4 Brands


Amount:$1,000


Application Deadline: September 15.




Scholarships awarded to two non-traditional full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing.




Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowship

Sponsoring Organization:Epilepsy Foundation


Amount:$3,000


Application Deadline: March 2.




Offered to individuals interested in a career in epilepsy research or practice, including nursing students.




Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Daughters of the American Revolution


Amount:$1,000


Application Deadline: February 15.




Open to students who are in financial need and either have been accepted into or are already enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.




Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Institute for Diversity in Health Management (American Hospital Association)


Amount:$1,000


Application Deadline: January 9.




Candidates must be currently enrolled in an MHA or related program (including MSN or BSN), demonstrate financial need and demonstrate an interest or commitment a career healthcare finance.




Charlotte McGuire Education Scholarship Programs

Sponsoring Organization:American Holistic Nurses Association


Amount:


Application Deadline: April 15.




Open to nurses in undergraduate nursing programs, graduate nursing programs, and other graduate programs related to holistic nursing. Candidates must be current active AHNA members and hold an RN licensure.




CNA Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:CNA Thrive


Amount:$600-$1,500


Application Deadline: March 31.




Given to candidates who are working to become caregivers but do not have the financial means to attend an educating institution. Candidates must be applying to or attending a nursing, LPN or CNA program.




Diversity Nursing Education Award

Sponsoring Organization:DiversityNursing.com


Amount:$5,000


Application Deadline: May 6.




Not strictly a scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a professional registered nurse program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree or diploma) or work full-time, part-time or per diem as a Registered Nurse, LPN, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Leader/Administrator at a U.S. based organization.




Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing


Amount: $5,000


Application Deadline: November 15.




This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to ARIN members who have returned to school to advance their nursing education.




Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship Fund

Sponsoring Organization:The American Legion


Amount:$3,000


Application Deadline: May 15.




For registered nurses that desire to continue their nursing education in the field of pediatric lung and respiratory diseases.




Exceptional Nurse College Scholarship Awards

Sponsoring Organization:Exceptional Nurse, Inc.


Amount:$250 to $500


Application Deadline: June 1.




Applicants must be nursing students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.




Future First Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Online RN to BSN Programs


Amount:$500


Application Deadline: August 14.




An applicant must be enrolled in an RN nursing degree program with an accredited nursing school and 18 years old at the time of the award.




FNSNA Scholarship Program

Sponsoring Organization:National Student Nurses’ Association


Amount:$1,000 to $7,500


Application Deadline: January 29.




Open to U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs.




Frances L. Moore Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Courtney Owens Educational Foundation, Inc.


Amount:Varies based on funds available.


Application Deadline: May 31.




Criteria for selection includes financial need, potential for leadership in nursing and membership in the National Student Nurses Association.




Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:CertifiedBackground.com and the American Association of Colleges of Nurses


Amount:$5,000


Application Deadline: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30.




Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded four times each year to top nursing school applicants admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com.




Giva Outstanding Nursing Student Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Giva, Inc.


Amount:$1,000 toward tuition.


Application Deadline: September 1 and March 1.




Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program in the U.S. or Canada and must submit a 600- to 1000-word essay.




GSA International Nurse Development Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Global Scholarship Alliance


Amount:$5,000


Application Deadline: January 10.




Scholarships for international nursing students to study at accredited universities in the United States.




Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

Sponsoring Organization:HOSA in partnership with varying organizations.


Amount:$500 to $2,000.


Application Deadline: April 1.




Awarded to HOSA members pursuing careers in a variety of health care related occupations including all fields of nursing.




Lambda Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:Beta Mu Chapter of the Lambda Pi Alpha Sorority


Amount:$1,500


Application Deadline: April 30.




This program offers one undergraduate and one graduate scholarship annually. Financial need is a factor.




Lutheran Student Scholastic and Service Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:Bethesda Lutheran Communities


Amount:$3,000


Application Deadline: May 1.




To be eligible, a candidate must be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation, a freshman, sophomore or junior at an accredited college or university, and have a career objective in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.




Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Daughters of the American Revolution


Amount:$1,000


Application Deadline: February 15.




Applicants must be members, descendants of members, or eligible for membership in DAR.




Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:National Gerontological Nursing Association


Amount:$500


Application Deadline: Early June.




One undergraduate and one graduate scholarship awarded annually for applicants who intend on working in a gerontology/geriatric setting after graduation.




Miriam Fay Furlong Grant

Sponsoring Organization:Alpha Tau Delta National Fraternity for Professional Nurses


Amount:$1,000


Application Deadline: April 30.




Awarded to junior and senior ADT undergraduates based on merit and service to the organization.




NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Sponsoring Organization:National Institutes of Health


Amount:Up to $20,000


Application Deadline: March 3.




For students from a disadvantaged background who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.




NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Sponsoring Organization:Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


Amount:Tuition, fees and other costs plus monthly stipend (currently $1,316)


Application Deadline: May 21.




Requirements include two-year minimum full-time service commitment for one to two years of scholarship at a critical shortage facility.




NursingTrack.com Nursing School Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:NursingTrack.com


Amount:$1,000


Application Deadline: August 31.




A candidate must be currently enrolled or enrolling in the next 6 months in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing education program. A 600-800-word essay is required.




ONS Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and Oncology Practice Alliance, Inc.


Amount:$3,000 to $5,000


Application Deadline: February 1.




Candidates must be currently enrolled in their senior year of a bachelor of nursing degree program. Scholarships are available to students who do not hold an RN license and do not have a college degree.




Outlaw Student Nursing Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:Outlaw Student


Amount:$500


Application Deadline: January 14.




Scholarships are granted every three months. Payment is made by check directly to the recipient.




Ronald McDonald House Charities: U.S. Scholarships

Sponsoring Organization:Ronald McDonald House Charities


Amount:Varies by RMHC Chapter. Commonly $1,000, but may be up to $5,000.


Application Deadline: January 21.




Some scholarships open to everyone, others to specified minority groups. Consideration factors include financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and essay content.




Stephanie Carroll Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:PharMerica, Inc. provided to the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care


Amount:$1,000 to $5,000


Application Deadline: May 1.




For nursing students committed to practice in long-term care or geriatrics for at least two years after graduation.




Tafford Medical Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Tafford Uniforms


Amount:$500


Application Deadline: June 30.




Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as a nursing, dental, or veterinarian student at an accredited college or university. A 300-word essay is required.




Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Tylenol (McNeil Consumer Healthcare)


Amount:Up to $10,000


Application Deadline: June 30.




Candidates must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical school.




Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Sponsoring Organization:Udall Foundation


Amount:$5,000


Application Deadline: March 4.




The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.







Undergraduate Scholarship Program Directory

This website has links to many scholarships. It implies graduate level scholarships, but many scholarships are also available to undergraduate students as well.

GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine

Quickly and easily search for scholarships. This free scholarship database requires no personal information and is free to use.

LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available every month and all submissions are due by 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of every month.

At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram; still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.

One way to showcase your creativity is to innovate either by solving a problem, by designing something that helps others solve problems, or by enhancing our relationship with whatever matters to us. Innovation is what brings our technical skills and our hopes together in unique ways.

It also provides opportunities for gaining real-working experience in a chosen field, and gives students the chance to connect with adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life.

We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.

CRITERIA

Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).

Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)

Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.

Upload an essay, letter of recommendation, and photo of yourself before submitting the application by clicking the Upload Scholarship Documents button and uploading files all at once. All of the following documents must be included:

  • Essay - The essay should describe the goal of the particular project and provide the link to access the content such as the blog, app, etc. (if applicable).
  • Letter of Recommendation - The letter should evaluate the quality of the work.
  • Your Photo - The photo should be one taken during project execution.

OFFICIAL RULES

LA Tutors 123 Innovation Scholarship 2015-2016 Official Rules

Judging

The winning project will be judged on the basis of its creativity, innovation, and user experience. Some of the questions that will guide judges’ selection are the following: Does the project solve a problem, and if so, how persuasively does the applicant present his or her point of view? Does the project aim for originality, or does it repeat what’s already available?

After the 20th of each month, all entries will be reviewed by the panel of three judges.

Prize

The applicant of the winning project will receive a one-time scholarship of $500, which may be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Scholarship funds are provided by LA Tutors 123 and will be paid via mail to the winning applicant.

Submission of Materials

All entries must be entered using the official LA Tutors 123 Innovation Scholarship submission form, which can be accessed above. No other forms of submission will be accepted. All essays must be written in English, and poorly composed submissions will be disqualified. Submissions must be uploaded in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format. Personal information submitted will be used solely for the purpose of awarding the scholarship and to announce the winner on the LA Tutors website. LA Tutors 123 reserves the right to publish content from the submitted essays themselves.

Eligibility

Current LA Tutors 123 employees or their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. Please read additional criteria listed above.

Disclaimers

LA Tutors 123 does not use the information provided in the scholarship application to create listings. If the winner fails to contact LA Tutors by the target date or to follow all submission and criteria rules, LA Tutors 123 reserves the right to award the scholarship to the second place finalist. LA Tutors also reserves the right to feature the pictures of all winners with their school affiliations.

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Minority students have an expansive selection of financial aid available to them, but finding and applying for those opportunities isn't always easy. Read on to learn how to begin creating your financial aid strategy.

Students of color and other minority groups have long been underrepresented in higher education. In an effort to change that and to increase overall access to postsecondary education, numerous organizations, associations, and companies are dedicated to supporting the academic endeavors of all minority students. Navigating this financial aid landscape, however, can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly for those who may be the first in their family to attend college. To help minority students achieve their goals, AC Online created the following guide on financial aid. Students and their families can explore the different types of financial assistance available; learn where to find and access scholarship money; get tips and recommendations from a financial aid expert; and find a list of various resources for support and additional information on paying for higher education.
Meet the Expert

EchoEcho Lynch Financial Aid Program Officer Echo Lynch is a Program Officer in the Financial Aid Office at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. She has 18 years of experience in student services and financial aid and is dedicated to helping first generation, low-income and minority families.
Scholarships for Minority Students

In order to take advantage of the different financial opportunities available to minority students, it is important to first understand the different ways in which these opportunities may be presented. For example, some awards may target specific ethnic or racial groups that, in general, are underrepresented on college campuses, while others may focus on a demographic such women in science or students with disabilities. Below is a breakdown of the most common groups:Women African Americans Asian and Pacific Islanders Native Americans Hispanics/Latinos
In 2012, 71 percent of women high school graduates enrolled in college immediately after graduating. That same year, women undergraduate students accounted for 56 percent of total enrollment in the US. Despite these numbers, however, women remain underrepresented in certain fields, particularly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to a 2015 National Science Foundation report, women earned the fewest degrees in engineering, computer science, and physics. Additionally, about one-third of doctorate degrees in economics and slightly more than a quarter of doctorates in math and statistics were earned by women.
AASA Educational Administration Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:The School Superintendents Association

Amount: $2,500Application due date: September 30Awards are made to female students at the graduate level who are planning to become a school superintendent.
Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Society of Women Engineers

Amount: $5,000 and renewable for five years.Application due date: May 15Open to female students pursuing engineering or engineering-related subjects at an ABET-accredited institution. Students in their second, third or final years of an undergraduate program may apply, as well as graduate students.
Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Google

Amount:VariesApplication due date: May 1Undergraduate and graduate women who aspire to be leaders within technology and computing sectors are eligible for this scholarship.
Community Action Grant
Sponsoring organization:American Association of University Women

Amount:$2,000-$10,000Application due date: January 15Applicants who show a commitment to furthering education and equality for females are able to apply for this award, which gives special consideration to those focused on K-12 and community college education.
Future Care Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Tylenol

Amount:$500-$5,000Application due date: June 30Female undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply. Preferred programs include public health, health education, med school, nursing, or pharmacy.
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:American Statistical Association

Amount:$2,000Application due date: February 23Open to female students currently enrolled or starting graduate training in statistics.
Graduate Nursing Scholarships
Sponsoring organization:March of Dimes

Amount:$5,000Application due date: January 14Female registered nurses who are currently enrolled in a graduate level degree program are eligible to apply for this scholarship, provided they are members of one of the approved professional organizations. Students must also be focused on maternal-child nursing within their degree program.
HP Helion Openstack Scholarship for Women
Sponsoring organization:Hewlett-Packard

Amount:$10,000Application due date: September 30Awards are made to women studying information systems or computer science at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Applicants develop an app using Openstack technology or Cloud Foundry as part of their application.The HP Helion Openstack scholarship is available to women pursuing
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Zonta International

Amount:$1,000-$7,000Application due date: July 1Female students currently enrolled in business, or a business-related degree program, may apply for this scholarship. All applicants are required to live in or study in district or region with a Zonta chapter.
KSTF Fellowship
Sponsoring organization:Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Amount:Up to $4,000Application due date: November 1Women who plan on teaching science or mathematics at the high school level are eligible for this award.
Laurels Fund Scholarship
Sponsoring organization: Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

Amount:$5,000Application due date: May 15Women studying accounting at the doctoral level are eligible for this scholarship.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Microsoft Research

Amount:$15,000 for one yearApplication due date: May 1Women who are enrolled in graduate programs, including engineering, mathematics, computer science, or bioinformatics are eligible, though their institution must nominate them.
STAR Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Philanthropic Education Organization

Amount:$2,500Application due date: 30 days after application is publishedCollege bound high school seniors are eligible for this award. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and community service.
The WIIT Scholarship Program
Sponsoring organization:Women in International Trade

Amount: $1,500Application due date: March 15 and July 15Female students who demonstrate for international business and related activities can apply for this award, which is given to both undergraduate and graduate students.
WIFLE Annual Scholarship Program
Sponsoring organization:Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Amount:VariesApplication due date: June 1Awards are made to females studying chemistry, physics, public administration, computer science, finance or the social sciences who intent to work in law enforcement.
Women in Technology Scholarship
Sponsoring organization:Palantir

Amount:$1,500-$10,000Application due date: August 31Women who are enrolled in a computer science or STEM field are eligible for this award, provided they have completed at least one year of study.
Women's Environmental Council Scholarships
Sponsoring organization:Women's Environmental Council

Amount:Minimum of $1,000Application due date: February 1Female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in areas of architecture, biology, chemistry, environmental science, ecology, engineering, forestry, geology, or urban planning. Recipients must be attending a school based in Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego counties.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at the above link

The next scholarship contest : "Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? How will your education help you get there?" This scholarship is available from December 01, 2015 to December 15, 2015.

The deadline for the scholarships varies since it is a monthly scholarship with different essay questions.

HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship

The HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship is designed to help students who are on the path to any type of business or marketing career that will involve online marketing. Students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, have at least a 3.0 GPA and are working toward a career in business or marketing are encouraged to apply.

MyBookBuyer.com Textbooks for a Year Scholarship

The Textbooks for a Year scholarship is a 750-1,250 word essay contest. One grand prize of $1,250 and one runner-up prize of $250, to the winning students will be awarded in the Fall and again in the Spring.

Tribal Scholarships

For those who are Native American, your tribe or nation may offer college scholarships. To learn more, contact your tribe or call the regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Sacramento at (916) 978-6058 or visit the BIA website.

Many tribes and the BIA require a "needs analysis" from your college's financial aid office to document eligibility, so be sure to file your FAFSA early.

Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)

About the scholarship

The Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was created in 1999 to help formerly battered women overcome barriers to the education necessary for their becoming employable and financially stable. The primary intent is to help single mothers with young children who have the greatest financial challenges (childcare costs, etc.) to gain work skills so they can support their families. Our funds target women who are in desperate financial situations and absolutely must have both an education and our funds to assist them.

WISP Program Eligibility Criteria

A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply:

  • Survived intimate partner abuse & has been separated from their abuser a minimum of one year;
  • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States;
  • Has applied to or is officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a United States institution;
  • Demonstrates a critical need for financial assistance;
  • Exhibits a strong desire and the ability to complete a training and/or academic program;
  • Has a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market; and
  • Has sought services from a non-profit, domestic violence agency for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, and this agency is willing act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience


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