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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For African American and Minority Students

Back to School Scholarships For Minorities

Nationwide — The summer is over and the 2014-2015 school year has already started; Students all over the country have returned back to the classroom.

To officially kick off the back-to-school celebration, here are the top 10 scholarships with upcoming deadlines for African American and other minority students:

#1 – The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is 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. The deadline is in October. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/04/coca-cola-scholars-program.html

#2 – The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program is 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. The deadline is in September. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/03/xerox-technical-minority-scholarship.html

#3 – The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Scholarship Contest offers an opportunity for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students to earn scholarship money by writing a 1,000 word essay. Students will be asked to describe the challenges they have faced in achieving academic success. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/from-failure-to-promise-essay.html

#4 – The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) 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. The deadline is in January. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/08/the-gates-millennium-scholars-program.html

#5 – The CIA Minority Undergraduate Scholarship Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but the opportunity is available to all students who meet the requirements. Sponsored by the U.S. government’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the program consists of an actual scholarship award and a full-time paid summer job in Washington, DC. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/05/cia-undergraduate-scholarship-program.html

#6 – LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships are targeted toward minority undergraduate and graduate students, offering scholarships for students interested in careers in advertising, marketing, public relations, anthropology, or art. Students must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non-Hispanic) or Hispanic. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/lagrant-foundation-scholarships.html

#7 – The Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Program champions greater inclusion of multicultural women in the nursing and medical industries, address important gaps in treatment, and ensure that all Americans have an opportunity to work with their healthcare providers to make the best choices that lead to good health. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/09/go-red-multicultural-scholarship-fund.html

#8 – The First Freedom Student Competition is a national essay and video contest open to high school students in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Students in grades 9-12 may participate. Two awards will be given, one essay award and one video award. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/08/first-freedom-student-competition.html

#9 – The Foot Locker Foundation/ United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship is funding a scholarship program for students attending or planning to attend a UNCF member college or university during the fall of 2014. All undergraduate classifications (freshman, sophomore, juniors and seniors) will be considered. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/08/foot-locker-foundation-uncf-scholarship.html

#10 – The Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program recognizes male and female high school seniors who excel not only in sports but also academics and leadership capabilities. Every student who applies has a chance to win at the school, state and national level. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/05/wendys-high-school-heisman-award-program.html

BONUS – The Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest is open to all persons over the age of 18. Applicants may enter the competition by submitting an essay on a topic related to prohibition. Applicants can include students over the age of 18, as well as members of the general public. The topic changes every year but is always related to the subject of prohibition. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/07/center-for-alcohol-policy-essay-contest.html

Thousands of scholarship programs give away billions of dollars every year to deserving students. To search hundreds of other 2014-2015 scholarships, visit www.ScholarshipsOnline.org

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