These next scholarships are slightly more specific in that they narrow down selection to major choice. This is why I have attached a multiple scholarships in this post.
1. The American Physical Society (APS) Minority Scholarship aims to help increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. The scholarship provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students ($2,000 for undergrads), helping them enhance their education and for successfully prepare for a variety of careers. Requirements:
- Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply.
- You must attach two recommendation forms from math or science teachers/professors, SAT/ACT scores, official transcripts, and a personal statement.
2. The Actuarial Foundation provides the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship to promote diversity through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. This scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession (mathematics, statistics, economics, accounting, etc.). Requirements:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Intent of perusing a career in the actuarial profession
- Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.
- Will be (or is) a full time undergraduate or graduate student.
- 2 letters of recommendation (must be able to e-mail), completion of application, official transcripts, and personal statement.
If you would like to view the requirements and selection process click here.
If you would like to begin the application (there is a preliminary eligibility test asking about your background) click here.
3. The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) is providing a scholarship of up to $6,000 to encourage young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences (geology, meteorology, geosciences, earth science, Physical science, oceanography). It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. Deadline June 30th. Requirements:
- Must be a woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American
- A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university.
- A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths
- The application calls for a statement of academic and career goals, two letters of recommendation, high school and college transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores.
4. The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) it is available to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. Deadline February 22, 2013.
- Belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino.
- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
- Recommendation by student’s academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students).
To read more about GFOA click here or apply