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          25 Scholarship Gateways
                          From Black Excel

(In the Black Excel African American Student's
College Guide, we present 350-plus scholarships
with a How-to-Get-the-Money-Guide.  The following is still another exclusive list for our students and parents.)
                                              -Isaac Black, Black Excel

(1) Ron Brown Scholarships

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The award: $10,000 for 10 to 20 students. It's renewable.  Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields.  The deadline is usually in January.  This is one of most prestigious scholarships, and it's very, very competitive.  Details at site.

(2) Jackie Robinson Foundation

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JRF annually awards selected applicants four-year scholarships of up to $7,200 per year to attend a four-year accredited college or university of their choice. In addition, the Foundation provides access to valuable workshops, seminars, mentoring and internship opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.

Daniel A. McNeal
Program Coordinator
Education and Leadership Program Development
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
3 West 35th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-290-8600 (ph)
212-290-8081 (fax)

(3) Project Excellence Scholarships

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The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600.  Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline: Feb. 1.  Details at site.

4) United College Fund Scholarships

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The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways.  The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually December.  Details at site.

5) Kodak Scholarships

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The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies.  For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges. Details at site.

(5) Intel Science Talent Search

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The award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition.  You must present a scientific research project.  Deadline: December.  Details at site.

(In one news story, we read an inspiring story about an AA student who was a semi-finalist for her cancer- related research. Students who do well here usually have strong school support and one-on-one mentoring.)

(6) NACME Scholarships

(National Action Council for Minorities
 in Engineering)

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The awards go up to $20,000, and many are awarded.  This is our major engineering scholarship gateway.  You must be an engineering student. The deadline is
usually in February.  Go to the Website for details, or contact aid officials at your college.

(7) Gates Millennium Scholarships

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The goal of Gates Millennium Scholarships is to promote academic excellence and to provide an
opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship covers room, board, and tuition for at least 1,000 high school
students a year.  Nomination material for 2002-2003 will be available November, 2001. Go to Website for details.  Deadline: March 15.

(8) NSBE Scholarships

(National Society of Black Engineers)

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Award amount: generally  from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE.  Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary. Details at Website.

(9) ARMY ROTC Scholarships
     (for Historically Black Colleges)

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Students looking to enroll at an HBCU must enroll in the Army ROTC.  Award amounts to full tuition.  Many awards. Must have minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. Deadline is November 15. Details at Website.

(10) American Institute of Certified Public  Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)

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For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July.  Go to Website for GPA requirements and details.

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(11) Bonner Scholar Scholarships

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Award amount: $4,000 and renewable till graduation.  Community service is pivotal, as well as need.  Your college must be a participating college. Approx. 1,500 awards granted.  Deadline varies.  Go to Website for

(12) Developmental Fund for Black
Students in Science and Technology  Scholarships

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Award amount: $2,000 and renewable. Several scholarships granted. This is for science or engineering students at HBCUs. Deadline is June 15. Go to Website for details.

13) Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships

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This is a major competition with over 250 awards going to "scholars" with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply on-line.  The deadline is October 31. Go to the site for details.

(14) Ambassadorial Scholarships

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This is the prestigious Rotary organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the host country of that language.  Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a three-month to full-year of study abroad.  You should have completed at least two years of college work. Go to Website for details.

(15) National Honor Society
(Sponsored by the National Association
of Secondary School Principals)

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The is a scholarship for National Honor Society members in their senior year. Your chapter/school nominates you. Award amount is $1,000 for about
250 students nationwide. The deadline is November.  Go to Website for details.

(16) Ronald McDonald House Charities
         (And the United Negro College Fund)

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Students must be studying at an HBCU which is a member of the UNCF and have at least a B average.  It's for sophomores. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition.  Approx. 60 students are selected.  The deadline is April 1. Go to website for details.

(17) Xerox Technology Minority

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This is a good source for strong minority scholarships for students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and "tech" areas. The award amount is up to $4,000 for undergraduates, and more for graduate students.  The deadline is Sept. 15. Go to Web location for details.

(18) Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

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The above link is to the Chicago headquarters and that scholarshipgateway.  Note that there are over 700 AKA Chapters, and you would be wise to contact sponsors at local locations.  Scholarship opportunities abound. The deadline at AKA headquarters is Feb. 15.  Applications (at the Website) must be sent between Dec. 1st and January 30th each year.

(Editor's note: all of our Greeks [listed in our Black Excel African American Student's College Guide] offer scholarships, and you should tap your local chapters.)

(19) NCAA Scholarships
(National Collegiate Athletic Association)

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This is the major NCAA sports association student athletes are associated with. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500.  Awards are also available for sports-related study (like sports journalism).  Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.

(20) National Alliance for Excellence

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The student competitors can be high school seniors or already in college. They must submit an application
that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted.  Applications can be submitted at any time.  The selection process is ongoing. Go to the Website for details.

(21) Harry S. Truman Scholarship

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The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A "nomination" package
must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally, about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1.  Go to Website for details.

(22) National Association of Black

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The NABJ offers 10 scholarships. It's a $2,500 award. Students should be attending a four-year university. They must present three letters of recommendation from a school adviser, dean, or a faculty member.  Also, a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist must be presented. A grade point average of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism--print, photography, radio, or television.  One of those should be a career goal. Deadline is March 31. Go to Website for details.

(23) Hispanic College Fund Scholarships

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Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies.  Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: April.  Go to Website for details.

(Black Excel has helpful Latino/Hispanic lists/gateways. Thanks for this pivotal resource material from LaTonya Foreman ( forward if requested.  -IB)

(24) Arts Recognition and Talent Search

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These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Awards from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1, or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).

(25) Society of Women Engineer

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These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amounts are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. The deadline for students already in college is February 1, but is May 15 for high school seniors entering an "accredited" program.  Go to Website for details.

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(26) American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship

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This is a scholarship for minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to $3,000.  Generally, 20 students are selected. Deadline is December 6. Go to Website for details.


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