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What are some minority scholarships?

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The Blacks at Microsoft, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Association of Women Geoscientists, Judith McManus Price Scholarship from the American Planning Association, the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship, the Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship, CANFIT Program Scholarships, Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation, Augustana College Diversity Scholarships, Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship, George A. Strait Minority Scholarship, Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship, Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund and Minnesota Indian Scholarship Programare some of the scholarships for minority students, as of 2015. Many colleges also offer internal scholarships for minority students.

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What are some minority scholarships?
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The Blacks at Microsoft scholarship program provides funding for up to four years with college tuition scholarships for students of African ancestry seeking a degree in a major related to technology or business, such as computer science, marketing and engineering. The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund has scholarships for minority students of Asian descent and offers scholarships in conjunction with businesses and other organizations, such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, NASA and General Mills.

The scholarship from the Association of Women Geoscientists offers funding for minority women with a black, Hispanic or Native American background who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in field related to the geological sciences. The Judith McManus Price Scholarship funds females and racial minorities attending certain planning programs in undergraduate or graduate fields of study. The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship from The Actuarial Foundation is for undergraduates who plan for careers in actuary science, and it also assigns professional mentors to all applicants on request.

Some minority scholarships may be restricted to those with specific cultural backgrounds. For example, the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program is for Minnesota residents who have at least 1/4 Native American ancestry. Other scholarships focus on particular areas of study. For example, the Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship are for students pursuing careers in environmental engineering, while the Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund are for African-American students looking to enter the health care field.

Schools may have their own scholarships for minorities. For example, Augustana College Diversity Scholarships are awarded to a minority student who plans to attend Augustana College full time. Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are eligible to African-American, Latino and Native American students planning to attend Macalester College.

Other scholarships for minorities include the First Sergeant Douglas and Charlotte DeHorse Scholarship, Herbert Lehman Educational Fund Scholarship, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarship and Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program.

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