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    Top 140 Scholarships for Minority Students in June 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: June 3rd, 2024

    Scholarships for minority students serve an important purpose in helping students from historically underrepresented backgrounds fund their higher education. Generally, minority scholarships are aimed at supporting students from underrepresented racial backgrounds including African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American students. Some of these scholarships will also support first-generation college students and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Each of the minority scholarships on this list has been vetted and custom-selected by our team. Keep on reading to learn more about the top minority scholarships for students including eligibility details, award amounts, and application deadlines.

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
    • The scholarship provider’s privacy policy allows for the misuse of student data
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    • Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
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    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    “Moving Mountains” Scholarship for Hispanic Students

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    This scholarship is open to Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors, college, and graduate students who have moved mountains in their life. To move mountains…Show More

    This scholarship is open to Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors, college, and graduate students who have moved mountains in their life. To move mountains…Show More

    This scholarship is open to Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors, college, and graduate students who have moved mountains in their life. To move mountains means to achieve something incredibly difficult. It means overcoming obstacles, persevering in the face of adversity, and achieving success against all the odds. Whether it’s passing a difficult class, completing a rigorous project, or excelling in sports, we all have our own way of moving mountains. We want to know about yours. See the “Application Information” section below for details regarding the essay prompt. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    HPRA Los Angeles College Scholarship

    Offered by Hispanic Public Relations Association

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 21, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Hispanic Public Relations Association

    The HPRA Los Angeles College Scholarship is funded by the Hispanic Public Relations Association, an organization that looks to “advance the practice of Hispanic public…Show More

    The HPRA Los Angeles College Scholarship is funded by the Hispanic Public Relations Association, an organization that looks to “advance the practice of Hispanic public…Show More

    The HPRA Los Angeles College Scholarship is funded by the Hispanic Public Relations Association, an organization that looks to “advance the practice of Hispanic public relations; to serve as the voice for professionals; to empower its members through support, resources and education; and to offer guidance to students pursuing careers in the field.” Every year, their HPRA Los Angeles College Scholarship awards $1,000 to multiple Hispanic/Latino postsecondary students in the greater Los Angeles area who are pursuing a career in public relations or communications. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 21, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Deloitte Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

    68 awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

    Are you a full- or part-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree related to accounting, business, or technology at a HACU member institution? If so, the…Show More

    Are you a full- or part-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree related to accounting, business, or technology at a HACU member institution? If so, the…Show More

    Are you a full- or part-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree related to accounting, business, or technology at a HACU member institution? If so, the Deloitte Foundation Scholarship could be a great fit for you! Each year, the Deloitte Foundation Scholarship awards $2,500 to multiple lucky students majoring in accounting, business, or related technology majors. Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, accounting, business, business administration, computer science, computer systems, cybersecurity, data analytics/business analytics, economics, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, finance, information systems, management information systems, marketing, mathematics, operations, supply chain and logistics, statistics, and technology. The scholarship may be renewed for up to four semesters, allowing recipients to earn a total of $10,000 over four semesters. If you fit the criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    68 awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship

    Offered by Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

    25 awards worth $5,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) institution? Further, are you a U.S. citizen, permanent…Show More

    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) institution? Further, are you a U.S. citizen, permanent…Show More

    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) institution? Further, are you a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or eligible to work in the United States? If so, consider applying for the Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to 25 students who meet the above eligibility criteria. In order to apply, you must submit an essay (maximum of 800 words) about how your Latino heritage and community has motivated you to obtain a college degree and how you plan on giving back to your community. The scholarship is jointly offered by HACU and Cafe Bustelo, which aims to invest in the Latino community by awarding scholarships to those who seek better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. If you fit the criteria and want some help paying for your college education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    25 awards worth $5,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship

    Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

    The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations…Show More

    The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations…Show More

    The Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship is funded by Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization dedicated to helping increase the participation of underrepresented populations in ballet programs. This awareness is brought through organizing and arranging ballet performances, photo exhibitions, and providing resources and scholarships to assist young girls in their ballet development and training. Each year, the Brown Girls Do, Inc. College Scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple, full-time, female undergraduate students of color with a strong dance background. Priority will be given to first-generation students in college who demonstrate financial need, however, we invite all who qualify to apply. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and minority undergraduate student who is currently attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College? If…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and minority undergraduate student who is currently attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College? If…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and minority undergraduate student who is currently attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College? If so, you may be eligible for the Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant! Each year, the grant awards between $250 and $2,500 to multiple eligible students who submit their FAFSA and are nominated by the Financial Aid Office. For the purposes of the grant, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam admitted to the U. S. after December 31, 1975. Applicants must also have completed at least their first year of college to be eligible. If you fit these criteria and are attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    BLM² Scholarship

    Offered by The BLM² Scholarship Foundation

    6 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 3, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The BLM² Scholarship Foundation

    The BLM² Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who plan on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming Fall. As the…Show More

    The BLM² Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who plan on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming Fall. As the…Show More

    The BLM² Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who plan on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming Fall. As the BLM² Scholarship Foundation prides itself on providing minorities with scholarships to help reduce the financial burden of paying for college, minority students are especially encouraged to apply. If you're a college-bound minority excited to pursue your postsecondary education, keep on reading to learn more! Apply now and take a step towards your future.Show Less

    6 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 3, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

    Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Deadline Aug 31, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

    The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is open to Black and Hispanic/Latine individuals from Indiana who are planning to teach in an accredited school…Show More

    The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is open to Black and Hispanic/Latine individuals from Indiana who are planning to teach in an accredited school…Show More

    The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is open to Black and Hispanic/Latine individuals from Indiana who are planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Applicants must be first-time undergraduate students and must agree in writing to apply for teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. To renew the scholarship for subsequent academic years, a recipient must reapply for the scholarship each year and maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education or at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent if the school does not require a minimum GPA. If you're an aspiring Black or Hispanic/Latino teacher from Indiana, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Deadline Aug 31, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    FOZA Scholarship for Awareness of Maternal Suicide

    Offered by Friends of Zayne Adams (FOZA) Inc.

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Nov 1, 2024
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Friends of Zayne Adams (FOZA) Inc.

    Are you a Black, Latine, or Indigenous American high school senior or undergraduate student (excluding seniors) who has lost a parent due to maternal suicide…Show More

    Are you a Black, Latine, or Indigenous American high school senior or undergraduate student (excluding seniors) who has lost a parent due to maternal suicide…Show More

    Are you a Black, Latine, or Indigenous American high school senior or undergraduate student (excluding seniors) who has lost a parent due to maternal suicide as a result of postpartum depression? If so, we are sorry for your loss, and recommend that you check out the FOZA Scholarship for Awareness of Maternal Suicide if you are looking for ways to fund your post-secondary education. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to multiple current and incoming post-secondary students who have lost a parent due to postpartum depression-related maternal suicide. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Nov 1, 2024
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    Cybersecurity & The Latinx Community Scholarship

    Offered by Bold.org

    5 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Nov 25, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Bold.org

    The Cybersecurity & The Latinx Community Scholarship is dedicated to shaping a better future by supporting Latinx students pursuing higher education in the critical field…Show More

    The Cybersecurity & The Latinx Community Scholarship is dedicated to shaping a better future by supporting Latinx students pursuing higher education in the critical field…Show More

    The Cybersecurity & The Latinx Community Scholarship is dedicated to shaping a better future by supporting Latinx students pursuing higher education in the critical field of cybersecurity. As technology becomes increasingly vital, the world needs passionate advocates who can harness its power for good. If you wish to do just that, and are a low-income, Latinx undergraduate student studying cybersecurity, we encourage you to apply. To do so, share your motivation for choosing this path and your vision for the impact you will make after graduation. Together, let's transform lives and build a safer digital world.Show Less

    5 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Nov 25, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Kennedy George and Ava Holloway Dance for Change Scholarship

    Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level High School Freshman & High School Sophomore

    Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

    Are you a female dancer of color between 6 and 16 years old who has enrolled in a year-long dance program? If so, the Kennedy…Show More

    Are you a female dancer of color between 6 and 16 years old who has enrolled in a year-long dance program? If so, the Kennedy…Show More

    Are you a female dancer of color between 6 and 16 years old who has enrolled in a year-long dance program? If so, the Kennedy George and Ava Holloway Dance for Change Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to young dance enthusiasts who are making a positive impact in their schools or communities, and who may need financial assistance to continue dancing. If you're a young, female dancer of color who has enrolled in a year-long dance program, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level High School Freshman & High School Sophomore
    Get Started

    Flatiron School Access Scholarship

    Offered by Flatiron School

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Flatiron School

    Are you attending the Flatiron School and are from an underrepresented community or background? If so, consider applying for the Flatiron School Access Scholarship! The…Show More

    Are you attending the Flatiron School and are from an underrepresented community or background? If so, consider applying for the Flatiron School Access Scholarship! The…Show More

    Are you attending the Flatiron School and are from an underrepresented community or background? If so, consider applying for the Flatiron School Access Scholarship! The scholarship is open to underrepresented students enrolled in a Flatiron School program who are looking for financial assistance to afford their schooling costs. Eligible applicants include women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ students, and low-income students. Through the Access scholarship, the Flatiron School hopes to provide opportunities for students who are motivated despite the challenges they face. Thus, every year, select scholarship applicants are chosen to earn up to $5,000 to help cover tuition for full-time programs. If you are a Flatiron School student from an underrepresented community, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    How to win scholarships for minorities

    Now that you’ve got a list of great opportunities for minority scholarships, it’s time to get to work on your applications. Luckily, we can help you assemble a compelling application that will stand out from the crowd. To get started, check out our guide on how to begin a scholarship essay (we’ve included some examples to help you get that first sentence on the page!). We’ve also got guides to writing 250 and 500 word essays to help you conform to the word limit.

    Here are some other resources to help you ace your scholarship applications:

    Resources for minority students

    National Black Student Alliance

    The National Black Student Alliance is a great example of an nationwide organization that casts a huge net and connects people all across the country and from all walks of life. Although this is just one example, organizations like this exist for a great many minority groups.

    Organizations at your school

    Many colleges and universities have campus organizations tailored to specific minority backgrounds. These organizations can help connect you to fellow students around campus, as well as offering job opportunities and networking with alumni. They are also great ways to make connections around school, especially if you are just starting out.

    Professional organizations tailored to your minority group and profession

    There are many national organizations out there that serve the interests of members of minority groups who work in a certain profession. One example is the National Association of Black Accountants. Organizations like this provide networking and job opportunities to minority groups pursuing a profession. Be sure to check for one that suits your background and interest!

    Frequently asked questions about scholarships for minorities

    Who is eligible for minority scholarships?

    Each scholarship meant for minorities will define exactly what it means by a minority student. Sometimes, this can refer to race, other times disabilities, other times sexual preference or identity. Oftentimes, it encompasses each of these categories. You should check the rules of a scholarship to learn who they accept as applicants.

    What does “minority scholarship” mean?

    A minority scholarship is any scholarship that only accepts applicants who are part of some kind of minority group. The type of group they accept can vary widely. Minorities can exist in many different forms, and it is up to each scholarship provider to decide which type of minority they are aiming their scholarship towards.

    What GPA do I need to earn a minority scholarship?

    Many scholarships for minorities also have a minimum GPA requirement. Some may not have a specific requirement, but consider GPA in their decision process. Either way, you’ll be better off with a higher GPA, but the fact is, there are scholarships out there for students with many different GPA levels.

    Also see: Top scholarships based on GPA

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