NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP) helps students launch their careers on the cutting-edge of biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
We provide:
*Up to $20,000 a year in scholarship support
*Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation
*Mentoring, research experience, career guidance, and skill development
Minimum requirements:
*You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen (See  for more information.)
*You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at a four-year, accredited undergraduate institution
*You must have a 3.5 GPA or higher or be in the top 5% of your class
*You must be from a disadvantaged background (See  for more information.)
The NIH is the world’s largest biomedical research institution and is the Federal Government’s focal point for medical research.
Annual deadline: February 28
Note: In addition to the UGSP, the NIH offers a number of other training opportunities. For more information
Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
The Lagrant Foundation annually provides 15 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.
Scholarship Criteria for Undergraduates:
Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application on the reverse side (typed, not handwritten) will be considered for THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION (TLF) scholarship:
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic or Native American.
Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter. Applicant must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA* and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.
Applicant must sign, date and return the application to THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION, 626 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2920.
For more information, please visit:
 Application Deadlines:2/26/2011
Maximum Amount:$5000
Fisher Broadcasting Minority Scholarship
In order to qualify for The Fisher Broadcasting Minority Scholarship, you must be of non-white origin. You must be at least a sophomore enrolled in:
A broadcast, marketing, or journalism curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year college or university.
A broadcast curriculum at an accredited community college, transferable to such a four-year baccalaureate degree program.
A broadcast curriculum at an accredited vocational-technical school.
If you are a permanent resident of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana Or Georgia, tuition may be applied to an out-of-state school. If you are not a permanent resident of the above-mentioned states, tuition must be applied to a school in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Georgia.
You must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in broadcast, marketing or journalism curriculum courses.
You must be a citizen of the United States.
For more information, please visit:
Mail applications to:
Minority Scholarship
Fisher Broadcasting
100 Fourth Avenue N, Suite 510
Seattle, Washington 98109
Application Deadlines:4/30/2011
Maximum Amount:$10000
ASA Minority Fellowship Program
Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs. MFP applicants must be applying to or enrolled in sociology departments which have strong mental health research programs and/or faculty who are currently engaged in research focusing on mental health issues.
MFP Fellows are selected on the basis of their commitment to research in mental health and mental illness, academic achievement, scholarship, writing ability, research potential, financial need, and racial/ethnic minority background. Specifically, applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Blacks/African Americans, Latinos/as (e.g., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans), American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Asians (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian), or Pacific Islanders (e.g., Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Filipino). Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Card.
For more information, please go to:
For information on fellowship application, forms, and guidelines, please contact:
ASA Minority Affairs Program
American Sociological Association
1307 New York Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-4701
Application Deadlines:1/31/2011
Maximum Amount:$20000
AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program. Applicants must be students who are underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession (e.g., Black/ African American; Hispanic/Latino; Native American; or Asian American).
For more eligibility requirements and more information, please visit:
All materials should be sent to:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Minority Scholarships Program
Academic and Career Development Team – MIC
Durham Office
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707-8110
Application Deadlines:3/15/2011
Maximum Amount:$3000
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, the student must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which he/she received the award. Those who fail to complete the service obligation will have to repay the grant in the form of a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.
To be eligible, the student must:
1.Complete the FAFSA (although the award is not need based)
2.Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
3.Be an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate students attending a college that participates in the TEACH grant program
4.Meet certain academic requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25)
5.Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve
High-Need Fields Include:
-Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition.
-Foreign Language.
-Reading Specialist.
-Special Education.
-Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field. These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas)
Additional information about participating schools and high-need fields may be found at:
Next Steps
If you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the financial aid office at the college where you will be enrolled to find out if they will participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
Application Deadlines:Varies
Maximum Amount:$4000
Horace Mann Educator Scholarship
The Horace Mann Educators Corporation awards annual scholarships paid directly to each recipient's college or university for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. Scholarships include one $5,000 scholarship payable over four years, 15 $1,000 scholarships payable over two years, and 20 one-time $500 scholarships.
Applicants will be judged on a written essay and their school and community activities. While financial need is not a consideration, those with all educational expenses paid through other scholarships and/or grants are ineligible. This program is not open to residents of Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and New York.
For more information or to apply online, please visit:
Application Deadlines:3/1/2011
Maximum Amount:$5000
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