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Scholarship Opportunities for Students

DiversityComm features a variety of scholarships for students looking to succeed in their academic and professional lives. Our lists are designed to help students reach their full potential, while helping with rising cost of education.

Many scholarships are available from organizations hoping to elevate inclusion for women, veteran, minority students and underrepresented communities.

As the number of minority students enrolling in colleges and universities rises, the significance of their access to scholarships and financial aid has grown.

Check out the list below and begin your scholarship search today.

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Explore Grants and Scholarships

American Indian College Fund Scholarship
Hundreds of scholarships in all areas of study are available for Indigenous students with the American Indian College Fund. The priority deadline to apply for scholarships is May 31, 2024.

AMS for Underserved Students Scholarships
Amount: $6,000
Deadline: February 23, 2024

APF Queen Nellie Evans Scholarship
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: November 15
Details: Open to minority graduate students enrolled in accredited masters or doctoral programs.

BestColleges Scholarship for Black Women in STEM
Amount: $6,000
Deadline: November 15
Details: Open to Black women who are currently enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carters’ BeyGOOD x Cécred Fund
Amount: $500,000
Deadline: Check website
Honors the knowledge and influence professional stylists have on hair health and the critical importance of advocating for the salon community. An annual $500,000 will fund cosmetology school scholarships and salon business grants.

Brown & Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: August 15
Details: Open to minority students majoring in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology).

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarships and Grants
CHCI is thrilled to announce the relaunch of CHCI NextOpp, your go-to platform for exploring internships, scholarships, and fellowships opportunities – all for FREE!

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 31
Details: Open to Asian American college seniors and college students (of all majors) who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.
-Must be a US citizen
-Minimum 3.5 GPA

HBCU Week x NFL Scholarship
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 16
Details:This scholarship is open to students entering an HBCU and working towards a bachelor’s degree. Applicants will have to provide proof of acceptance into a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to qualify. Acceptance letters can be submitted through 4/11. All other application materials must be submitted by 2/16.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Since 1975, HSF has awarded over $500 million in scholarships to more than 65,000 Scholars.
Deadline: February 15

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
Amount: $4,000 per year
Deadline: Varies
Details: Open to Florida residents in a teacher education program at any of FFMT’s participating universities/colleges. Must be a junior or senior in college, or a graduate school student.

Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarships
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 17
Details: Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the importance of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences in newsrooms. You are eligible for these scholarships if you are EITHER:
-On the path to graduating from or have graduated from a Washington state high school
-Attending a public or private college in Washington state

Thiel Fellowship Scholarships
Amount: $100,000
Deadline: December 31, 2024

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
Amount: $5,850
Deadline: March 8, 2024

Warner Norcross and Judd LLP Diversity Law Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Deadline: March 1
Details: Candidates for the law school scholarship must be accepted to or attending a Michigan law school or be a Michigan resident attending an accredited law school in the United States. Candidates for the paralegal and secretarial scholarships must be a Michigan resident majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies in an accredited program.

WRMSDC Tuition-free Business Growth Programs
for Minority Entrepreneurs

Amount: FREE Tuition
Deadline: Open for 2024
Details: Requirements
✔Must be a minority-owned business* (certification not required)
* Preference is given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color entrepreneurs where possible
✔Must be based in Oakland or surrounding areas

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