Scholarships: Multicultural

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Outside Scholarship Description Approximate Deadline
American Chemical Society African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian students with financial need who are planning a career in the chemichal sciences. March
American Indian College Fund American Indian/Alaska Native students who are U.S. citizens enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.0 or greater and are registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe or a descendant of a grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. May
American Indian Education Fund American Indian and Alaska Native students with a 2.0 or greater GPA. April
American Indian Science and Engineering Society American Indian and Alaska Native students majoring in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, or mathematics. Various
Armenian Relief Society Undergraduate Scholarship Students of Armenian descent who will enter their sophomore year or higher. April
Asian American Artchitects/Engineers Association Asian American students pursuing a career in architecture, engineering, or construction who demonstrate involvement and service to the Asian-Pacific Islander community. June
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Asian and Pacific Island students with a 2.7 GPA or greater. January
Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund Female students of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Applicants must be current undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. October
Association on American Indian Affairs Native American and Alaska Native students enrolled in a tribe. June
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship High school seniors of African descent with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater and financial need. Applicants must plan to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs. March
Brown & Caldwell Minority Scholarship Junior and senior African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific American or Alaska Native students with a 3.0 or greater GPA with declared majors in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences. May
Buenas Opiniones Latino Student Scholarship High school seniors and current undergraduates of Hispanic heritage with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. January & August
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation High school seniors with a parent or legal guardian employed as a vineyard worker or winegrape grower. March
Canfit African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic students majoring in nutrition or physical education and who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. March
Chicana/Latina Foundation Female Chicana/Latina students from Northern California with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. March
Citi/Telacu Scholarship Latino students entering their senior year who are pursuing a business related degree, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and have volunteered a minimum of 20 hours of community service. March
Cobell Scholarship Scholarships for full-time American Indian or Alaska Native students who demonstrate financial need. March - May
COMTO of Northern California Scholarship Program Scholarships for underrepresented students who are interested in transportation careers. November
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation African-American students pursuing careers in a variety of fields. February - May
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute For Latino students who perform public service and will continue with future civic engagement. April
Entertainment Software Association Scholarship

Applicants must be female or minority students who are U.S. citizens with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater and pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts.

April
Eugene & Thora Chin Scholarship Asian/Pacific Islander heritage students with a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or greater or a cumulative high school GPA of 4.0.  Preference is given to students with financial need. April
Fouroutan Foundation U.S. Citizens or legal residents who are first generation immigrants to the United States (preference given to Iranian applicants).  Applicants must be first year or transfer students with a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA. May
Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship $10,000 scholarship for a deserving LQBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. January
Gates Millennium Scholars African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American students who receive Pell grants and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater. January
Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund Students of Greek descent who are 17-25 years old. March
HENAAC Scholars Program Undergraduate STEM students of Hispanic origin who significantly participate in promoting organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. April
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Hispanic/Latino students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater for high school applicants, and 2.5 or greater for current undergraduate applicants.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent legal residents, DACA or eligible non-citizens (as defined by the FAFSA). December
Intertribal Timber Council - Truman D. Pickard Scholarship Native American or Alaska Native students with an interest in natural resources.  Must provide evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation. January
Iranian-American Scholarships Students of Iranian heritage with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater with financial need and who demonstrate a commitment to community service. May
Iranian Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate students of Iranian descent that demonstrate financial need, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, and participate in community service. May
Islamic Scholarship Fund Muslim students majoring in humanities, liberal arts, social sciences, and law with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. April
Italian American Foundation Italian students with high academic achievements, or any student studying Italian language or studies. March
Italian Catholic Federation Catholic students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater. March
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program Graduating minority high school students who show leadership potential, are dedicated to community service, and have financial need.   February
Jewish Community Endowment Fund Haas Koshland Memorial Award
Sophomore through graduate students to support a year of study and personal development in Israel. February
Jewish Community Foundation of the West Madeline Ronsenthal Goodwin Memorial Scholarship Incoming freshmen and current undergraduates from the Sacramento area (including North and South Lake Tahoe, Stockton, Chico, and Nevada County) who are involved with the Jewish community and demonstrate a commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). May
Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Program Jewish students from Los Angeles county with financial need and a GPA of 2.7 or greater. March
Korean American Scholarship Foundation Korean American students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater who demonstrate financial need. July
LAEF Scholarship Hispanic heritage students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater with a Colorado permanent address. February
Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater.  Applicants must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Natives, and pursue a major with an emphasis on advertising, marketing, or public relations. February
Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship United Methodist ethnic minority students enrolled at the junior or senior level in journalism or communications. March
LNESC - LULAC National Scholarship Minority sophomore students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater that are majoring in business or engineering. March
META Foundation Scholarships High school seniors and current undergraduates of Hispanic origin that are U.S. citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate leadership or civic service.  Applicants must have attended high school in Southern California. February
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF has developed a Scholarship Resource Guide to support high school, college, and graduate students in their attainment of a higher education. This is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators. Various
Microsoft Scholarship Program Current undergraduates working towards a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math or physics, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.  Microsoft states, "all candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility may certainly apply, but we do award a large majority of our student scholarships to women, minorities, and the disabled". January
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship Upper-division student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration who is a citizen of the United States or Canada and is Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino. April
National Hispanic Business Women's Association Scholarship Female Latina students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, are residents of Southern California, have financial need, and participate in community service. March
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators John S. Martinez Scholarship Hispanic students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater who are enrolled in high schools with districts of a Hispanic State Legislator. April
The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Latino/a students from Orange County (CA) with financial need. January
Palmers Scholars Low income African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander students from Pierce County (WA). December
PFLAG Scholarship Scholarships for high school seniors who self-identify as LGBT or an ally and who have demonstrated an interest in service to the LGBT community. April
PFLAG San Diego Scholarship LGBT residents of San Diego County at the time of application.  High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater while current undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater. March
Point Foundation LGBTQ students enrolled full-time. January
Pride Foundation Scholarships for LGBTQ and straight ally students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. January
Ron Brown Scholar Program Black/African-American high school seniors who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service, and have financial need. November and January
Salvadoran American Leadership & Education Fund Los Angeles area residents of Central American or other Latino ethnicity with financial need who are pursuing health related fields of study and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. July
SHPE Foundation Students of Hispanic-descent with a 2.75 GPA or greater working towards  a career in a STEM related field. May - August
Slovenian Women's Union Scholarship Female high school seniors and current undergraduates with Slovenian ancestry, financial need, scholastic achievement, and community involvement. March
Society for American Archaeology Native American Scholarship Fund Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and indigenous Pacific Islanders who are pursuing archaeology. December
Swiss Benevolent Society of San Francisco Students of Swiss descent who have resided in Northern California for a minimum of 3 years, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater, and are enrolled full-time. April
Telacu General Scholarship Latino students entering their junior or senior year with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater who are pursuing degrees in Business or STEM and who have volunteered a minimum of 20 hours of community service. February
Theresa Mike Scholarship Foundation Scholarships for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater who are either enrolled members of a federally-recognized Native American Indian Tribe, or are residents or graduates from a high school in the Coachella Valley or Morongo Basin. June
Univision Must be a hispanic heritage student residing in the United States with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, demonstrated financial need, and the 1st generation to attend college. May
Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Scholarships for two family members that are 18 years or older.  Applicants must currently reside in the United States and have done so for 7 years or less, and must have both been born outside the United States. May
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American students majoring in a technical science or engineering discipline with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. September