Opportunities For The Less Represented!
America is the land of opportunity, which is why student financial aid programs now offer scholarships specifically for all: the African American Scholarships, Hispanic Scholarships, Native American Scholarships and many more are part of this effort. Without a doubt, the goal is to provide all with an equal opportunity to educate themselves and to be equal contributors in the development and progress of the country. Students who are from an ethnic, religious or other minority groups may easily qualify for any of the scholarships for minorities that available either online or at the financial aid program at the school of their choice. Here are a few very specific minority scholarships:
For African Americans
African-Americans are undoubtedly one of the biggest and most prominent minority group, which is why colleges and universities, along with many philanthropic private organizations, are trying their best to provide financial assistance to students belonging to this group.
If you are able to prove your heritage, then there are many Hispanic scholarships as well. Furthermore, there are options where apart from your ethnicity, exemplary performance in a sport or other extracurricular activity will also allow to to obtain a scholarship. In order to find all of the potential options, you should research online so that you may find the best possible one.
For Native Americans
Since Native-American populations are low, applying for these scholarships often proves highly successful.
As with all scholarships, the United States Department of Education is the go-to place in the search for minorities’ scholarships. Additionally, a number of educational institutions, private businesses and non-profit organizations also fund minority scholarships.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- Ciri Foundation (for Alaska Natives)
- American Indian College Fund
- Hispanic College Fund
- United Negro College Fund
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
- American Physical Society Minority Scholarship
- Adrienne M. & Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial & Ethnic Theological Students
- AGI Minority Participation Program
Students should check with the financial aid advisor at their college to find out more about the available options. It is important to make sure that all eligibility requirements are met and the proper application for a minority scholarship is filed well in advance.