There are many scholarships available for students coming from a family heritage that is Hispanic/Latino-Latina, African-American, and Native American. Each scholarship has specific qualification requirements, so check carefully! The due dates of these scholarships can start as early as the fall of your senior year of high school.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS
United Negro College Fund
Who: African-American high school students
Amount: Varies by program
African-American Future Achievers Scholarship Program
Who: Graduating high school seniors with at least one parent of African American origin, who reside in a participating Chapter’s geographical area, and who are attending a four-year accredited college full-time.
Amount: Typically $1,000; varies by chapter.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program
Who: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are African-American high school seniors; not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.
Amount: $10,000 for one year; renewable for four years.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS
Some of these scholarships require registration with a certain tribe. If you’re not registered but believe you might be eligible, look into the registration process here.
American Indian College Fund
This is a fund established for students who can provide proof of enrollment in a recognized tribe. Applications are available from January 1 to May 31 for scholarships for the next academic year. Use the link to create a profile and view scholarship opportunities.
National Indian Education Association Scholarships
NIEA provides Native American students with a list of scholarships, deadlines, and eligibility criteria.
Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships are for students who can provide proof of registration with the Cherokee Nation. Students complete one form, available on the Cherokee Nation website, to apply for all Cherokee Nation scholarships.
Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants and Scholarships
The Chickasaw Nation provides scholarships for students who can provide proof of registration with the Chickasaw Nation. Students should complete this form to apply for scholarships for which they qualify.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Higher Education Scholarship Foundation Program
These scholarships are for students who can provide proof of registration with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Each scholarship listing maintained on the Muscogee (Creek) website has individual requirements and deadlines, so check carefully!
Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarships
The Osage Nation provides undergraduate scholarships for students who can provide proof of registration with the Osage Nation. Use the link above to view the qualifications for each scholarship.
Seminole Nation Higher Education Scholarship
The Seminole Nation provides undergraduate scholarships for students who can provide proof of registration with the Seminole Nation. Students will complete one application form to apply for all Seminole Nation funds for which they qualify.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS
Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship
Who: Open to Hispanic youth who exhibit and encourage volunteerism. Must graduate from high school during the current academic year and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must have performed notable volunteer work in the Hispanic community.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
These scholarships are for students from or with at least one family member (parents, grandparents) from one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Students from Brazil are also eligible to apply.
Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER)
(Ronald McDonald House Charities) RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program
Who: Graduating high school seniors with at least one parent of Hispanic origin, who reside in a participating local chapter’s geographic area, and who are attending four‐year accredited colleges full-time.
Amount: Typically $1,000; varies by chapter.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund
Who: Hispanic/Latino-Latina students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in accredited academic institutions within the US
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ASIAN & ASIAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship
Who: Students with an Asian or Pacific Islander heritage who are willing to fill out the form.
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITIES
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Who: Minority high school students with an ACT of 22 or above who are attending accredited 4-year universities.
Amount: $7,000 for one year; renewable for four years.
Due: Spring AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Who: Minority students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement, leadership and commitment to pursuing the CPA
Amount: up to $5,000 per year