Monday, January 6, 2014

Scholarships For African American Students

Check out these Top 10 Scholarships For African American Students With Deadlines In January 2014:

The Mahatma Rice/Univision Scholarship

The Mahatma Rice/Univision Scholarship awards a $2,000 cash prize paid directly to each of the five winners of the essay contest. This scholarship is open to high school seniors within the  San Francisco/San Jose area.

This years essay topic is as follows (in 150-250 words):

What is your plan for college and what are the choices you will make to earn the degree or degrees that will assure you a fulfilling job. 

An entry form may be downloaded and printed at
The students then complete the entry form and include it with their essay and mail it via US Postal Service to:

The Mahatma Rice Scholarship
PO Box 940328
Rockaway Park, New York 11694

Any questions can be directed to:

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2013.

Sunday, January 5, 2014



E4FC's New American Scholars Program provides financial awards and support services to low-income immigrant undergraduate and graduate students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, community impact, and potential contribution to the E4FC community. Scholars are expected to participate in E4FC programming, events, and activities for the year.

  • Foreign-born
  • Financial need
  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the US
  • Current or intended enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for 2014-2015
  • Minimum GPA requirement:
    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
    • For undergraduate/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement
  • Residency requirements:
    • You must have lived in California for two or more years of your high school career
    • You must fulfill at least one of the following:
      1. previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
      2. current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university
    • We define San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Due in March 2014

The Achievement Award Program

The Achievement Award Program

Since 1999, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) has provided low-income students with the resources needed to attend and excel at UC Berkeley. TAAP serves high-achieving, community-minded students from the moment they choose UC Berkeley through their undergraduate career, providing both financial assistance and supportive programming.
Eligibility Requirements
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Incoming Freshman
Deadline: Feb. 24, 2014 @ 5 p.m. PST

CORE's Que Llueva Café Scholarship

Sixth Annual Que Llueva Café Scholarship Instructions

Amount of Each Scholarship: $500

CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial aid that undocumented students face every day at their respective college. In particular, CORE seeks to support undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more. 

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be of Chicano / Latino descent
  • Must be an undocumented student. We define an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of
    the U.S. but lives here without legal permission of the federal government.
  • Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or
    university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2014-2015 academic year. Due to limited funds, current college
    students who have already graduated high school or received their GED will not be considered.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrate academic potential and promise.
    Application Materials:
    Please ensure that you provide all the items below and only those items. Failure to do so can result in disqualification of your application.
    o Que Llueva Café Scholarship Application – Please complete the application in full.
    o One Letter of Recommendation – You may submit an extra letter but only one is required. We will only
    accept a maximum of 2 letters.
    o Personal Statement (1000 words maximum) – Your personal statement must fulfill the following three things to be considered complete. Please read carefully.

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  1. You must indicate in your personal statement that you are an undocumented student. We define an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of the U.S. but lives here without the legal permission of the federal government.
  2. You must write a response to ONLY ONE of the writing prompts below: Writing Prompts:
    1. Provide an autobiography that includes your dreams, hopes, and aspirations.
    2. How would you describe your high school experience and what do you expect to gain by
      enrolling in college?
    3. What is your greatest motivation for attending college next year?
    4. Chicana author Cherrie Moraga’s quote, ““Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning
      of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation.” Tell us what this quote means to you by relating it to an experience and/or reflection in your life.
o Copy of High School transcript – Submit your most current high school transcript. You may submit an unofficial or official transcript.

Due: February 22, 2014

Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship

  1. Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship offers $750 scholarships for students going into community college and $1,500 for students going into a four year college. 


    Applicants must meet the following requirements:
    • A Hispanic heritage as defined by the U.S. Department of Education;
    • A graduating senior, past-year GED recipient, community college student, transferring community college student, student attending a four-year institution, or a student accepted into a post-graduate program or teacher credential program;
    • A resident of Alameda County. Applicant must show proof of Alameda County residence (e.g., Alameda County address on application, Alameda County address on 1040 tax forms);
    • Plan to attend an accredited community college, university or approved technical or vocational school
    • This scholarship is open to all students regardless of status

    Required Documentation:
    • Application
    • Essay: 
      On a separate sheet of paper and in approximately 250 words or less, please tell us why you should be awarded this scholarship. Be sure to include information on your leadership skills, your community involvement and what your culture and heritage means to you and your education and career goals. Be sure to emphasize volunteer and community service hours. 
    • Copy of all applicable 2012 1040 tax form(s) as requested or W2 if you did not file a tax return
    • Official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope
    • Photocopy of your school identification card
    • Signed Photo/Video Consent Form
    • Two (2) business-sized self-addressed (with your address), stamped envelopes

    Selection Criteria:

    The applicant will be evaluated on the following criteria, in order of importance:
    -Financial Need
    -Scholastic Record (i.e., GPA)

    DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Casa 2 Scholarship

Award Amount: (2) $500 scholarships

Requirements to Apply:
• Be an undocumented student in California.
• Must be a high school senior or continuing undergraduate student.

Application Requirements:
-Official/Unofficial transcript
-2 page Max Essay: How has being an undocumented student affected your education/college career (if you are a continuing college student)? What have been academic opportunities you have taken advantage of at your high school or college? How will this scholarship help you to further your education?

To download a scholarship application and instructions, visit Here

Applications must be emailed by January 14th by 11:59pm.

California Association of Collectors Scholarship

Awarded to California High School seniors who are in this state legally for their use as full-time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school. Scholarship recipients must start attendance within 12 months of the award and show proof of enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Essay subject is: “Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years”. Entries must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced, and be between 700 and 1,000 words.

Award Amount: $1,500 - $2,500

Find the Application Here

Scholarship must be postmarked by January 15th.