What Are Some Scholarships for Minorities?


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As of 2015, some scholarships for minorities are 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 Program. Students interested in a scholarship for minorities should check with specific programs to determine eligibility requirements and deadlines.

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What Are Some Scholarships for Minorities?
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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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