Scholarships for Minorities

Links and Resources

Various Minority Scholarships:

Golden Door Scholarship - Four year degree at a Golden Door Scholars partner school for UNDOCUMENTED students. Deadline October 1

APIA Scholars (Asian and Pacific Islander American) - $2500-$20,000. Deadline January 9.

NWA NAACP Scholarship- $1000. Application must be emailed to Deadline April 15 no later than 5:00

Seed Scholars Program for Young Women of Color up to $500 Deadline Jan 31

HWOA DACA Emergency Scholarship $500 to $5000. Deadline August 17

MLK Scholarship APPLY NOW! the 2021-2022 NWA MLK Jr. Council Scholarship application is now available online, and open through Monday, November 9th at the following link: Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Scholarship

I Have a Dream Scholarship- $1,500. Deadline January 31

American Meteorological Society Minority Scholarship- $6000 (2-year) Deadline Feb 4

NACME Scholarships- $ amounts and deadlines vary. Scholarships for underrepresented minority engineering and computer students.

Blitman Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering- $5000 Deadline March 1

NWACC Scholarships- amounts vary. More than 200 scholarships are available. Deadline March 2

Elevation Education Scholarship- $2000 (5 awards) Applicants of the Ellevation Education Scholarship Program must: 2. Be High school seniors who have been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education. (2) Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Deadline March 16

Scholarships for Arkansas Minority Students- Amounts and Deadlines Vary. After opening the link, scroll down the page to see individual scholarship links.

UNCF Scholarships- "A mind is a terrible this to waste" Amounts and Deadlines vary.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships- Amounts and Deadlines vary.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund- Amounts and Deadlines vary.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation- An undergraduate scholarship program available to high achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Deadline November 13

Ron Brown Scholarships- up to $40,000. Deadline January 9 each year.

Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus Scholarship- $500. The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus Outreach Scholarship was established in order to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, minority college students entering the field of public service. Must have a 2.5 gpa, be a full-time student at an Arkansas Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and have completed 24 college credit hours. Deadline January 26 (pending new application).

ARKTESOL Scholarship- $1000. High School Seniors, Current or Former ESOL students may apply for this Scholarship. The scholarship is potentially renewable for four years for a total amount of $4000. Applicants must be committed to pursue education beyond high school. due Apr 3

Corner Charitable Scholarship Trust- Must be African American and economically disadvantaged. Essay of 250 words or less regarding you, your achievements and career goals. Deadline March 30

Phi Alpha Omega Scholarship $500-$2000 depending on funds available. Must be graduating African American seniors enrolled in a high school in Benton, Washington, or Sebastian counties. Must have a cumulative minimum 2.5 GPA. APPLICATION HERE Deadline April 3

Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas - $500-$5,000. Hispanic/Latino students and plan to attend technical, college or universities in Arkansas. Deadline April 8

Nola Holt Royster Living Legacy-$1000- For African - American females living in Washington or Benton County, provided by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Deadline April 10

NWA Delta Sigma Theta Book Scholarship- $500. For male or female African-American living in Benton or Washington County. Deadline April 10

Cherokee Nation Scholarships- various amounts and deadlines. Cherokee College Resource Center's College Scholarship Program- Undergraduate application

Diversity Leadership Project Scholarship- $1000. Choose one of the given topics to write your essay on (500-1000 words). Deadline Nov 1

Marshallese Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarships

Latinez Scholarships- due April 15

LULAC Scholarships

NWTI-Northwest Technical Institute Scholarships: contact Shay Lastra call 479.306.7968 or email if you have any questions for either scholarship below.

Jose Esparza & Associates Scholarship Information and LEAP Scholarship Information helps deserving Hispanic students to attend an NWTI program of their choice.

Jose Esparza Application

LEAP Application

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards- up to $4000. Awards Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. Deadline Nov 13

Make the U Scholarship- $1000. If you:• Are Hispanic or Latino descent• Are a Rising Senior (student graduating in the Spring of 2021)• Plan to enroll in college in the Fall of 2021• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)• Are U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or DACA eligible. Deadline December 6

Live Mas Scholarship- $25,000 (200 awards) This scholarship is for students who are passionate about creating a better future and making a positive impact on their community. This is not needs or achievement based; it is a passion-based scholarship program. Deadline January 11

LNSF- LULAC National Scholarship Fund- Scholarship amounts vary. Deadline March 31

ARKTESOL Scholarship- ​Current or Former ESOL students may apply for a $1000 Student Scholarship. The scholarship is potentially renewable for four years for a total amount of $4000. Applicants must be committed to pursue education beyond high school. There is no GPA requirement but financial need is considered. Deadline- April 3

HWOA Scholarships- amounts vary. HWOA's scholarships are for graduating high school seniors and college students: traditional and non-traditional students attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education or technical school. Requirements taken into consideration in the selection of the recipient include: Hispanic Origin, academic record, leadership activities and /or family responsibilities, community service, financial need, seriousness of regard to education. Deadline April 8 application here

NWTI-Northwest Technical Institute Scholarships: contact Shay Lastra call 479.306.7968 or email for either scholarship. Jose Esparza & Associates Scholarship Application and LEAP Scholarship helps deserving Hispanic students to attend an NWTI program of their choice. Deadline July 5

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship- $5000. To assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry. Deadline Oct 22

Mana Scholarship Program- $10000 (up to 15 awarded) Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, an essay, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered. Deadline October 23

Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship- $1000 Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited institution in the US or US territories and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. Deadline November 30

Undocumented or DACA Student scholarship possibilities