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Funding Your College Education:Scholarship Information: 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 $500-8700

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

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Up to $12,500

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Fadel Educational Foundation Awards $3500 per year

The Fadel Educational Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational foundation supporting education for non-incarcerated Muslim U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The awards are distributed on a need/merit basis up to $3,500 a year for post-secondary education.

Applications open in 2/19
Gates Millennium Scholars Program Varies

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

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. Competition is very intense, with only 55% of applicants receiving scholarships.

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, May 1, August 1, November 1

Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) Undergraduate Scholarships Varies

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

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.

Application opens in 12/19
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.

Applications open on October 22, 2019