Each year the NAACP and others, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of our community to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards.
Nationwide — It’s that time of the year again! School is back in session, and high school seniors are being advised to start looking for and applying for available scholarships and internships. Every year, thousands of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and companies give away billions of dollars in financial aid. Quite a few of these programs are specifically for minority students – that is, African Americans, Hispanic American, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and sometimes even disabled students of all ethnicities.
Here are the top back-to-scholarships for Black and minority students in the 2015/16 school year:#1 – Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship: awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with high academic records.
#2 – Ron Brown Scholar Program: provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities.
#3 – Coca-Cola Scholars Program: a very competitive program for high school seniors throughout the United States. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, the largest soft drink company in the world, the program awards millions every year in college funding.
#4 – Apple HBCU Scholarship Program: offered to eligible college students who are in their final year of college at a HBCU institution. Eligible students include those who are majoring in Computer Science, Information Science/Technology, Mathematics, and/or Engineering.
#5 – Amazon Student Scholarship: open to high school students who plan to attend college full-time. Students must plan to enter college in the Fall immediately after graduating from high school. This scholarship is based on merit, community service and leadership experience.
#6 – Gates Millennium Scholars Program (The Bill Gates Scholarship) For Minority Students: awards scholarships each year to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program.
#7 – CIA Graduate Scholarship Program: open to graduate students who are in their first or second year of graduate studies. All eligible graduate students may apply, and minorities and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
#8 – Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship: designed to help cultivate minority students for potential recruitment in the field of technology. The scholarship amount award depends on the student’s tuition balance, academic excellence and classification.
#9 – United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships: provide an extraordinary amount of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well.
#10 – Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: awarded to students who excel in the classroom and give back to their communities. Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents.
Find hundreds of more 2015-2016 scholarships online at www.ScholarshipsOnline.org
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal right without discrimination based on race.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens.To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States.To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights.To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination.
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