Diversity Scholarships

The following list is just a small sample of the many scholarship opportunities available at Kent State University, in the College of Communication and Information, and through outside organizations. Our students with diverse identities and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for all scholarships available to them. This list only highlights the university and outside scholarships that were created specifically to assist our diverse students.

Please click through each scholarship category for more information and to apply.

Scholarship Categories

African American and Black Students

ABA Foundation Diversity Scholarship
The Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability. 

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

Akron Urban League Kent State University Scholarship
This is available to minority students (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) from the Akron or Barberton public school systems.

Albert E. Fitzpatrick Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority Journalism student in their sophomore, junior or senior year. Preference will be given to those demonstrating leadership on campus or in the community.

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
Spectrum specifically addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The iSchool at Kent State will make an additional financial contribution to the students who are awarded this scholarship.

Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship
This is awarded to African-American undergraduate students with high level of participation and involvement in community service activities.

Bragg Family Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the Bragg Family to award one scholarship per year to a well deserving Kent State University student. Preference is given to current African American students.

Chandler Second Chance Scholarship
This is a four-year renewable scholarship available to incoming freshmen from Oakland, California. Eligible students will be male and African American who demonstrate financial need. Their parent or guardian will have an annual income of $30,000 or less. Eligible students will be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Rehabilitated students are encouraged to apply.

Charlotte Alexander Scholarship
This fund was established by a transfer of the Educational Trust of the Inner City Protestant Parish to the Cleveland Foundation to provide scholarship support to enable deserving individuals who are residents of Cleveland or its inner-ring suburbs to further and/or complete their formal education. Currently, the beneficiary pool is identified as high school seniors and adults to the age of 28, who are pursuing an undergraduate college degree, or vocational/technical training. Applicants with grade-point averages between 2.0 and 3.3 on a 4.0 grade scale are given preference.

Clarence D. Rogers Diversity Scholarship Fund
To be considered for this scholarship, recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 GPA scale. Preference will be given to students expressing an interest in labor management or labor relations management. The scholarship shall be awarded to an under-represented student. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the online Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

Cleveland Foundation Scholarships
Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to eligible applicants with varied and diverse criteria.

Devin C.G. Moore Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an underrepresented minority student pursuing a degree in journalism, with first preference to a student interested in broadcast journalism.

First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular. 

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship 
The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students. The scholarship, established in 1964, is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York in recognition of his integrity, courage, and persistence on behalf of numerous civil rights causes.

iSchool Alumni & Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship
The Alumni & Friends Council scholarship is based on capacity to achieve academic and professional goals and potential for leadership on campus or in the community. Preference will be given to ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American).

The Jackie Robinson Foundation
This is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited four-year institution.

Kent State University/Akron Branch of NAACP Scholarship
This is available to incoming freshmen minority students (African American, Hispanic or Native American), who are currently attending high school within the Akron Public School District, or a student who lives within the Akron Public School District and attends a private or parochial school.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Students must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Students must major in advertising, marketing, or public relations.

Lewis & Dona Williams Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a Visual Communication Design or Photography student. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian.

Medical Mutual of Ohio Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are returning Kent State University students.

National Association of Black Journalists
To be eligible, you must be a current NABJ member ($40 for membership), have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission, and be majoring in journalism, media, or a communications-related discipline with interest of pursuing a career in journalism or media.

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. Scholarship
The candidate for this scholarship must be an African-American female aged 35+, be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university, possess a GPA of 3.0 or above, and must be United States citizen.

NBNA National Black Nurses Association Scholarship
NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities. Please review the Scholarship Application form carefully, remember, to submit ALL required documents with your application.

The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship
The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism encourages further diversity in journalism and includes a one-time $500 book stipend.

NHBW, inc Scholarships
Recognizing and honoring African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their education.

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship
The Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, Kent Campus scholarship available to incoming freshmen who are a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).

Petta and Ron Khouw Scholarship
This scholarship goes to an underrepresented minority MLIS student with focus in Reference Librarians or Academic Librarians-Reference Services.

Portage County NAACP / Kent State University Scholarship
This is awarded to a graduating senior from a Portage County, Ohio high school who is a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).

Robert G. McGruder Minority Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority student planning a career in newspaper, magazines, broadcast news or photojournalism. Based on academic achievement, professional promise and need.

The Ron Brown Scholarship
This is available to talented and economically-challenged high school African American seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

School of Information iSeed Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are veterans and/or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS or MS program in the School of Information at Kent State. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to the Kent State University MLIS or MS program. Applications can be made at any time, but will not be reviewed until after admission. 

 

 

Appalachian Students

The Ariana R. Ulloa Scholarship
The Ariana R. Ulloa Scholarship Fund was established to honor the legacy of its namesake, Ariana Ulloa, a native of Mexico. Ariana moved to Athens in 1986 and began working for the Hocking College Department of International Programs in 1990, eventually moving into the position of Director. She had a reputation for her kind and encouraging nature and was known to many students as “Mamá Ariana.” The scholarships are offered to international students pursuing any field of study, as well as students pursuing a degree in international studies or international relations. Students must be residing or studying in the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio, or in Franklin, Fairfield or Delaware counties.

David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund
Provides financial assistance to students who are residents in the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development's service area and want to attend college but lack the required resources. Individual income must not exceed 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level.

FAO Scholarships
FAO provides 16 scholarships in house to students who reside in Appalachian regions in Ohio. The scholarships have different requirements and are posted on their website. They also provide a list of scholarships they provide, the requirements and other external scholarships that are Appalachia specific and otherwise. The link for these is also on their main page.

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians Scholarships
Scholarship is presented by the Girl Scouts Council of the Southern Appalachians to support Girl Scout ambassadors who exhibit the highest community service achievement. To qualify, female members must be graduating high school this spring, have received the Gold Award, be accepted into an accredited U.S. college, and show leadership activity outside Girl Scouting. Attaching transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, two recommendations, and a one-page essay is required.

Ora E. Anderson Scholarship
The Ora E. Anderson Scholarship was established to honor Ora Eaton Anderson, in memory of his lifelong contributions toward the conservation and protection oraof Appalachian Ohio’s natural environment. Throughout his life, Anderson leveraged the perspective and passion he gained as a young reporter, documenting the development of the region’s forests to create educational environmental experiences for others. Through poems, essays, wood carvings and a variety of civic contributions, Anderson led unprecedented collaborations and inspired people from all walks of life to appreciate and care for Appalachian Ohio’s landscape. Over his lifetime, Ora planted tens of thousands of trees, promoted conservation education and pursued his love of nature and the arts as an essayist, artist and advocate.

Robert C. Byrd Memorial Scholarships
In memory of legendary West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd, the Turkish Coalition of America is honored to institute the TCAdvance - Robert C. Byrd Memorial Scholarship Program. The TCAdvance - Robert C. Byrd Memorial Scholarship is a subcategory of the TCAdvance Scholarship Program and will award $5,000, annually renewable scholarships to Turkish American students hailing from the 13 states of the Appalachian region.

Asian and Pacific Islander Students

Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability. 

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
Spectrum specifically addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The iSchool at Kent State will make an additional financial contribution to the students who are awarded this scholarship.

APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
APIA Scholars offers a range of scholarships to support APIA students.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs 
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals.

Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio Scholarship
The Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio (AAIWO) attempts to reach out to primarily Asian Indian women, youth, and children in Ohio to promote education through scholarships and cultural outreach programs. Senior scholarships are made possible through the AAIWO Scholarship Fund, which is managed by the Cleveland Foundation. Scholarships are need-based and limited to women of Asian Indian descent and high school seniors (male and female) of Asian Indian descent.

First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular. 

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship
You must be attending in a post-secondary institution in the United States in the fall of 2019. We invite high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students to apply. The application is open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational school. Applicants should have a strong history of activism within the API and/or LGBTQ communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply.

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship
The Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.

IspirASIAN Scholarship
InspirASIAN makes a difference in our community by supporting graduating high school seniors with their college education through our scholarship awards. InspirASIAN awards national scholarships to students residing in any state with a local InspirASIAN chapter. All students who apply will be considered for the national scholarships awards. Students who are not awarded national scholarships will be considered for state scholarships as supported by local InspirASIAN chapters.

iSchool Alumni & Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship
The Alumni & Friends Council scholarship is based on capacity to achieve academic and professional goals and potential for leadership on campus or in the community. Preference will be given to ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American and Asian American).

The Jackie Robinson Foundation
This is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited four-year institution.

Korean Ancestry Grant
At least seven new Korean Ancestry Grants, with a maximum grant of $10,000 will be available for the 2019-2020  academic year. The exact number of Korean Ancestry Grants will be decided both by the number of exceptional candidates and by the amount of available Foundation funds.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Students must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Students must major in advertising, marketing, or public relations.

Lewis & Dona Williams Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a Visual Communication Design or Photography student. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian.

The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship
The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism encourages further diversity in journalism and includes a one-time $500 book stipend.

Saja Scholarship Program
The South Asian Journalists Association is pleased to announce the following winners for this year’s student scholarship fund. SAJA will be awarding $2,000 to each scholarship winner. The goal is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate-level students to pursue their journalistic education.

Seed Foundation Scholarships
The SEED Foundation's SEED Scholar Program is proud to support Indian youth with scholarships for higher education. The SEED Scholar program has now developed into one of the largest scholarship programs run by Indians for Indian youth. To date, SEED has awarded $363,000 to 53 young men and women.

First-Generation (First in your family to go to college) Students

Corrine Licostie Family Foundation Grant
An award of $500 will be granted to each selected student enrolled full or part-time in an accredited post-secondary institution and can be used toward tuition and fees to enroll in or attend an educational institution or for fees, books, supplies and equipment required for your courses.

Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is intended to help a student defray some small portion of the ever-increasing costs of a college education. As well, this scholarship is being awarded only to a person who is a "first-generation" college student. Many first-generation college students are not prepared for the intensity and lifestyle associated with pursuing a college degree in the way that children are in families where previous generations have completed the rigors of a college education. This scholarship is intended to help alleviate some of the frustration and costs associated with college expenses. Finally, due to the exemplary and caring attention given to Cindy and her family by the staff of Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, MD, John felt that it was only right that this scholarship be used to assist a student who is intending to pursue a degree in a medical-related field.

First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular. Preference is given to students who are the first in their family to go to college. 

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program
The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and proof of attending college beginning in the fall semester. Recommendation by a faculty member is optional but highly suggested.

Garmon-Murvay Scholarship
This is a scholarship for School of Communication Studies students with junior standing with 60 hours or higher completed and an overall gap of 3.0. Applicant will submit an essay with their application that responds to the following questions. 1. How being a student at KU has influenced him/her in his/her view of the world beyond Kent, Ohio. 2. The importance of communication studies as a discipline, especially when considering gender communication and cultural communication in a diverse and changing world. 3. Indicate if the student is a first-generation student to attend college.

The McKelvey Scholarship
Each year, the McKelvey Foundation awards 125 scholarships to qualified applicants. The awards are given to high school seniors who are dedicated to their school work and involved in volunteer activities. Each award gives up to $12,000 to high school seniors who will be first generation college students. They may attend any college they wish, but the college must be located in their home state.

Norman & Pat Hayes Scholarship
This scholarship is available for high school seniors graduating in Middletown or Monroe, Ohio. Students must be the first member of their families to pursue a college education.

Layton Family Foundation Scholarship
The Community Foundation of Shelby County, OH has numerous scholarships for both graduating high school seniors and current college students. Specifically, the Layton Family Foundation Scholarship is designed to assist first generation college students who are from Shelby County, Ohio.

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college or university in the United States as a freshman. Applicants who are currently not seniors in high school (e.g., students who are taking a gap year or adults returning to school), but applicants who will be considered incoming freshmen are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be noted for applicants: who have parents that are United States veterans or are currently in the U.S. military; with a demonstrated financial need; with parents who did not attend college; or, with a documented significant disability.

The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Pittsburgh Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students from the area. Several of them are specifically available for students who are the first in their family to attend college. Amounts vary and there is more information available on the website.

Foster Youth and Adopted Students

The Adoption Network Law Center
This scholarship started in an effort to give back to the adoption community and to show support to Birth Parents and Adoptees who are interested in pursuing higher education. You must be a Birth Parent or an Adopted Child and have been accepted to a university, vocational, technical or trade school. This is a video submission with a short application as well.

Adoption Star
Through its academic scholarship program, Adoption STAR recognizes college bound individuals who were adopted by providing academic scholarships. Adoption STAR will award two to six academic scholarships ($500 – $1,500) to college bound individuals.

All-Star Scholarship
Applicants must have been adopted at or after the age of 13, demonstrate financial need, and be graduating high school seniors.

Dorothy & Robert Debolt Scholarship
The DeBolts raised 20 children, including 14 who were adopted. Holding a steadfast belief that all children are adoptable, the DeBolts were pioneers in promoting the adoption of children with a wide range of abilities and challenges. They founded AASK in 1973, helped establish other like agencies across the United States and effected positive legislation in support of adoptive families. Must be a California resident, have been adopted from foster care in California as a dependent of the court, have been accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school, and be no older than age 25.

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
This is an organization offering three scholarships, supporting students adopted from the 32 former Soviet bloc countries. You must be a member of FRUA to apply. There is one for high school seniors, one for students already enrolled in college, and one for students in the vocational and arts fields.

Foster Care Alumni of America
The majority of scholarships for foster care alumni limit selection to students younger than 25 and do not fund graduate programs. Foster Care Alumni of America has launched a scholarship program for foster care alumni 25 and over, to help fill a gap in educational opportunities for older alumni. Applicants must have lived at least 12 months in foster care, be least 25 years old or older, be enrolled at an accredited college, have completed at least 60 college credits and be a member of FCAA.

Foster Care to Success Scholarships
Applicants must have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th  birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted, be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year, have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States, an undergraduate, and have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or postsecondary school. U.S. citizenship not required.

From Foster Care to College Scholarships
This website contains information for several scholarships that can benefit foster youth.

Holt Adoptee Scholarship
Three adoptees will each win $500, thanks to the generous contributions of donors.This opportunity is open to any adoptee who is a 2019 high school graduate planning to attend higher education, or any adoptee currently enrolled in a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit.

International Student Foundation
This is a private, charitable organization, which helps youth who have been orphaned or aged out of foster care pursue a college education. ISF provides scholarships, mentoring, and leadership development to students accepted into its program. Must be under the age of 24, have aged or will age out of foster care and be enrolling/have enrolled as a full time undergraduate or trade school student.

Junior League of Cleveland Scholarship
Applicants must be non-traditional women students who have overcome obstacles to resume their education. Applicants must be permanent residents of the following Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, or Trumbull.

National Foster Parent Association Scholarship
The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships to NFPA members whose birth, foster and US adopted youth wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technical school or junior college. 

Oregon Chafee Education and Training Grant
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent Living Program (ILP) has received Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training. Those who were in foster care in Oregon or another state are eligible.

UMPS CARE Charities All-Star College Scholarship
The All-Star Scholarship is open to children adopted at or after the age of 13 to provide increased opportunities for advanced education. Each year, one student will be selected to receive the scholarship. This student will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 annually to go towards tuition, books, and other college-related expenses.

 

Hispanic and Latinx Students

Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability. 

Ada & Roger Fidler Scholarship
This is for a Journalism student born in a Latin American country or having at least one grandparent who was born in a Latin American country. Preference will be given to students who speak Spanish and who have an interest in reporting about Latin American social or environmental issues.

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

Akron Urban League Kent State University Scholarship
This is available to minority students (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) from the Akron or Barberton public school systems.

Albert E. Fitzpatrick Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority Journalism student in their sophomore, junior or senior year. Preference will be given to those demonstrating leadership on campus or in the community.

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
Spectrum specifically addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The iSchool at Kent State will make an additional financial contribution to the students who are awarded this scholarship.

The Chesnes Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student of junior or senior class standing who is enrolled in one of the following majors: Sciences, Mathematics, Technology, Computer Sciences, or Computer Information. Preference will be given to a Latino / Hispanic student. 

Clarence D. Rogers Diversity Scholarship Fund
To be considered for this scholarship, recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 GPA scale. Preference will be given to students expressing an interest in labor management or labor relations management. The scholarship shall be awarded to an under-represented student. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the online Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

Devin C.G. Moore Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an underrepresented minority student pursuing a degree in journalism, with first preference to a student interested in broadcast journalism.

Esperanza Kent State University Matching Scholarship
Kent State University students who are selected to receive a scholarship from Esperanza, Inc. (a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education for Hispanic Americans) will receive a matching scholarship from Kent State University.

First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular. 

HACER Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible Hispanic high school seniors who face financial obstacles as they prepare to attend college. 

HENACC/GMiS Scholarship
The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) distributes multiple scholarships each year; some require U.S. citizenship but many do not. Applicants should be entering a STEM field at the undergraduate or graduate level, have a 3.0 GPA, have strong ties to the Hispanic community, and show leadership at the community or campus level. Scholarship winners could receive $500-$10,000.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students (all years) attending a four-year university and graduate students.

iSchool Alumni & Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship
The Alumni & Friends Council scholarship is based on capacity to achieve academic and professional goals and potential for leadership on campus or in the community. Preference will be given to ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American).

The Jackie Robinson Foundation
This is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited four-year institution.

Kent State University/Akron Branch of NAACP Scholarship
This is available to incoming freshmen minority students (African American, Hispanic or Native American), who are currently attending high school within the Akron Public School District, or a student who lives within the Akron Public School District and attends a private or parochial school.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Students must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Students must major in advertising, marketing, or public relations.

Lewis & Dona Williams Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a Visual Communication Design or Photography student. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian.

LULAC National Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created to help youth in underserved Latino communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. 

Medical Mutual of Ohio Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are returning Kent State University students.

The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship
The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism encourages further diversity in journalism and includes a one-time $500 book stipend.

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship
The Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, Kent Campus scholarship available to incoming freshmen who are a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).

Petta and Ron Khouw Scholarship
This scholarship goes to an underrepresented minority MLIS student with focus in Reference Librarians or Academic Librarians-Reference Services.

Portage County NAACP / Kent State University Scholarship
This is awarded to a graduating senior from a Portage County, Ohio high school who is a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).

Robert G. McGruder Minority Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority student planning a career in newspaper, magazines, broadcast news or photojournalism. Based on academic achievement, professional promise and need.

School of Information iSeed Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are veterans and/or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS or MS program in the School of Information at Kent State. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to the Kent State University MLIS or MS program. Applications can be made at any time, but will not be reviewed until after admission. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Scholarships
Membership in SHPE is a prerequisite for earning any of the society’s scholarships, but citizenship or legal status is not required except for some corporate-funded awards. SHPE provides separate awards for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, working students and doctoral candidates. Each award requires students to hold a 2.75 GPA and be pursuing a degree in a STEM field. Scholarship decisions and funding amounts depend on academic merit and financial need.

International Students

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Awards
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. This site lists several options for grants and fellowships for graduate students. 

Danish Sisterhood of America Scholarships
The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grant Program. We have four different scholarships, one of which presently offers eight awards per year, and one grant program offering ten awards annually – five are given in February (the “January Round”) and five in September (the “August Round”). These scholarships and grants are available to members of the Danish Sisterhood and their children, regardless of age.

D. Ray and Susanne E. Heisey Endowed International Scholarship
This scholarship is for Masters-level international students in the School of Communication Studies, who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

International Education Financial Aid Awards
This website allows you to search for scholarships based on what you are studying, where you are studying, and where you are from. Fill in your intended major and home country, with Ohio as your place of study, to find scholarships that can go toward your Kent State degree.

International Scholarships
This includes financial aid, college scholarship, and international scholarship resources for students wishing to study abroad. Includes a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.  

International Scholarships to Study in the US
This website contains a selection of US scholarships for international students; some funded by the US government, some funded by private organizations, and some funded by specific institutions. 

International Student Loan Center
The International Student Loan Center provides international students and study abroad students with access to a range of loan products to help fund their education abroad.

International Student & Study Abroad Scholarship Search
This site provides a free, up-to-date, comprehensive list of scholarships, grants, and other awards that are available to international students from around the world. If you find an award you are interested in, you can then apply directly to the school or organization that offers the award. 

JSA Digital Marketing Scholarship Program
International students are welcome to apply for this program. Available to Kent and regional campuses. All class standings are able to apply. Open to all schools/colleges. Open to all majors.

The Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship
The Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship seeks to help students who have fought through adversity in their lives in order to better themselves through education.  Understanding that, for many possible reasons, not everyone has been a straight A student with perfect test scores, we seek to help those who have had difficulty in school and fought through it—whether it be the result of a difficult home life, socio-economic disadvantages, learning disabilities, ethnic/racial/gender or other biases, just plain stubborn orneriness and misbehavior early in life, or any other reason.

Scholarships for Development
This site is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education.

WIIT The Association of Women in International Trade Scholarship
Our merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying International Trade and Global Development.  

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally Students

Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability. 

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA) Scholarship
Applicants must be an LGBTQ individual of color planning to pursue a career in journalism and be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession. Applicants must be NLGJA members in good standing.

Colin Higgins Courage Awards
Each year, the Colin Higgins Foundation salutes and celebrates courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding $15,000 individual grants to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer and Questioning youth activists (through age 20) who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, building community, and working to change the systems and institutions that impact their lives.

Curry and Myers LGBT Studies Minor Endowment Fund
The Curry and Myers LGBT Studies Endowment Fund provides financial assistance to selected students in good standing at Kent State University, who are minoring in LGBT Studies.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship
You must be attending in a post-secondary institution in the United States in the fall of 2019. We invite high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students to apply. The application is open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational school. Applicants should have a strong history of activism within the API and/or LGBTQ communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply.

GCEF Scholarship Fund
The Gay Community Endowment Fund established the GCEF Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to LGBTQ+ and Ally students who live or attend school in the geographic area served by the fund (Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Wayne counties). 

Harry E. Jackson LGBT Endowment Fund
The Harry E. Jackson LGBT Endowment Fund provides financial assistance to selected students in good standing and whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or as an ally to the LGBTQ community at Kent State University.

LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship
The LEAGUE Foundation offers a couple of separate awards, including the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship and the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship, to LGBT students. All LEAGUE awards are paid directly to the school, and all applications are considered for each of the awards

The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship
The National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism encourages further diversity in journalism and includes a one-time $500 book stipend.

NGPA Aviation Scholarships
The cost of education and training is one of the most challenging barriers to entry for those interested in a career in aviation. Whether it's getting a private pilot's license, an advanced certificate or rating, or even an A&P license or float plane endorsement, NGPA scholarships provide a steppingstone for aspiring individuals at a crucial point in their education.

PFLAG Akron Scholarship
The PFLAG-LGBT Studies Endowment Fund provides financial assistance to selected students in good standing at Kent State University, who are minoring in LGBT Studies.

PFLAG Cincinnati Scholarship
This scholarship exists to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and straight supportive students in the local community, to encourage continuing education for individuals involved with the LGBTQ community, and to foster a positive image of these people in society. Must be a resident of or attending college in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

PFLAG Dayton Scholarship
The PFLAG scholarship program, including the Greater Dayton LGBT scholarship, is designed to recognize outstanding students and to contribute toward their continuing education. All applicants must be a resident of or attending school in the Miami Valley area at the time of application.

Point Foundation National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Point Scholars agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and give back to the LGBTQ community through the completion of an individual community service project each year. After graduating, Point Scholars become part of the organization’s alumni network, connecting them with caring individuals and professional contacts throughout the nation.

Pride Scholarship
The Pride Scholarship will be awarded annually to two (2) eligible applicants between the age of 17-25, who are residents of Ohio, and are seeking scholarship money to any university, community college, technical school, art school, or para-professional program.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support lesbian women in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition. 

Military and Veteran Students

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to: Persons on active duty in the uniformed military services. Honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who deployed abroad in support of one of the Overseas Contingency Operations (Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation New Dawn; Operation Inherent Resolve; Operation Freedom's Sentinel). Recipients must be currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship
The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to biological or legally adopted children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

AMVETS’ Scholarships
AMVETS’ offers scholarships through our National Service Foundation (NSF) and donations. They are for Veteran (other than dishonorable), Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves; Spouses; and Children/Grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves who are currently in high school. The scholarships, up to $12,000 are only for part-time or full-time study at a four (4) year accredited undergraduate college, university, technical, or trade school leading to a non-specific degree.

Anchor Scholarships Foundation
Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired, and honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel. Anchor scholarships are awarded based upon an equal weighting of academic performance, character, extracurricular activities and financial need

Ankin Law Office Scholarship for Military Veterans
This scholarship is open to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate).

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund
One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. Its purpose is to support nursing education through scholarship funding to worthy students who are US citizens in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia program.

Army Woman’s Legacy Scholarship Program
The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

Daughters of Cincinnati Scholarship
Awarded to daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States armed services. Applications are due by March 15 of the student’s senior year in high school the application process includes: an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).

Education Online Military Scholarship 
Serving those who serve with our military scholarship. Why was the military scholarship created? Education is valuable, but it can also be costly. Paying for college on top of everyday expenses can be difficult, and every little bit can help! To show thanks for the sacrifices made by the United States military and their families, Education Connection is offering a scholarship worth $1,000. We hope to help offset the costs of earning a degree and pursuing those next steps in your civilian career path.

Fisher House Scholarships for Service
Scholarships for Service is a free public resource for students of families with a military service background to search and access thousands of scholarship options. Every scholarship listed here is specifically tailored for active, guard and reserve military, Veterans, retired personnel or their families.

The Folded Flag Foundation Educational Scholarships
The Folded Flag Foundation mission is to provide educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations. Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by covering a wide range of living expense and educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school.

Folds of Honor Scholarship 
Applicants must be spouses or children of U.S. service members who were killed in action, lost a limb, died while on active duty, or who have at least a 10% combined service-connected evaluation. Students must be currently attending or recently accepted into an accredited degree program or vocation program. 

FRA's Education Foundation Scholarships
This site lists 12+ scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. You may apply for FRA Education Foundation Scholarships if you are affiliated with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. 

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Program
The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial support to Purple Heart recipients and their families for the direct costs of higher education. It covers things like tuition, books, incidental fees, and room and board.

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship 
The Pat Tillman Foundation offers the Leadership Through Action – Tilman Military Scholars program which provides financial assistance to veterans and active-duty military who wish to start, continue, or finish their college education. Award amounts vary, and eligibility is determined by merit as well as financial need. Applicants are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and must submit two essays for consideration.

School of Information iSeed Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are veterans and/or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS or MS program in the School of Information at Kent State. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to the Kent State University MLIS or MS program. Applications can be made at any time, but will not be reviewed until after admission. 

Native American Students

Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability. 

The AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Undergraduate Scholarship service* supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually. We also offer a free guide to help Native Americans pursue higher education: Tools for Success — A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others…. Applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants. Up to $2,000 per year is paid directly to each recipient’s college or university***. Grantees must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 and submit grades to us each semester.

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

Akron Urban League Kent State University Scholarship
This is available to minority students (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) from the Akron or Barberton public school systems.

Albert E. Fitzpatrick Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority Journalism student in their sophomore, junior or senior year. Preference will be given to those demonstrating leadership on campus or in the community.

American Indian College Fund: Full Circle Scholarship
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.

American Indian Services Scholarship
Students must be enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school and at least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe. Students must complete the FAFSA and must include a photo and a certificate of Indian blood or proof of Indian heritage.

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
Spectrum specifically addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The iSchool at Kent State will make an additional financial contribution to the students who are awarded this scholarship.

Clarence D. Rogers Diversity Scholarship Fund
To be considered for this scholarship, recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 GPA scale. Preference will be given to students expressing an interest in labor management or labor relations management. The scholarship shall be awarded to an under-represented student. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the online Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

Cobell Scholarship
Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution. Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate. All Finalists must demonstrate an unmet need through a process that will be coordinated with the IEI staff. And, all Finalists will demonstrate tribal enrollment through a verification process that will be coordinated with the IEI staff.

Devin C.G. Moore Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an underrepresented minority student pursuing a degree in journalism, with first preference to a student interested in broadcast journalism.

First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular. 

iSchool Alumni & Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship
The Alumni & Friends Council scholarship is based on capacity to achieve academic and professional goals and potential for leadership on campus or in the community. Preference will be given to ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American).

Kent State University/Akron Branch of NAACP Scholarship
This is available to incoming freshmen minority students (African American, Hispanic or Native American), who are currently attending high school within the Akron Public School District, or a student who lives within the Akron Public School District and attends a private or parochial school.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Students must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Students must major in advertising, marketing, or public relations.

Lewis & Dona Williams Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a Visual Communication Design or Photography student. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian.

Medical Mutual of Ohio Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are returning Kent State University students.

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship
The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is available to Osage students pursuing post-secondary education at the associate level or beyond. A wide range of educational choices is supported, including associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs at accredited schools. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 and be in good standing to remain eligible for scholarship funding. Students may not receive the Career Training Scholarship and Higher Education Scholarship simultaneously.

Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship
The Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based, Kent Campus scholarship available to incoming freshmen who are a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).

Petta and Ron Khouw Scholarship
This scholarship goes to an underrepresented minority MLIS student with focus in Reference Librarians or Academic Librarians-Reference Services.

Portage County NAACP / Kent State University Scholarship
This is awarded to a graduating senior from a Portage County, Ohio high school who is a member of an underrepresented population in higher education (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American).

Robert G. McGruder Minority Endowed Scholarship
This is awarded to a minority student planning a career in newspaper, magazines, broadcast news or photojournalism. Based on academic achievement, professional promise and need.

School of Information iSeed Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are veterans and/or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS or MS program in the School of Information at Kent State. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to the Kent State University MLIS or MS program. Applications can be made at any time, but will not be reviewed until after admission. 

Truman D. Picard Scholarship
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood) (CIB). Transcripts (high school students must provide proof of acceptance; college student must provide proof of declared major) are also required. All students must include transcripts

Zuni Tribal Scholarship
Students must be an enrolled member of the Zuni Tribe. Current college students must be in good academic and financial aid standing with their college/university. Students must have demonstrated financial need.

Non-Traditional Students

AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund
AFTH wants to help birth parents get on their feet and establish a career. AFTH founded a scholarship program to help. Educational scholarships are available for parents who have placed their child for adoption. Educational scholarships can be used for trade schools, undergraduate studies or for graduate studies at a university. Payments may be made directly to the schools or to the individual depending on circumstances.

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

ASIST Scholarship
The ASIST scholarship is available to adults facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities. 

Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education
The purpose of ANTSHE Scholarships is to assist nontraditional students in their college education. ANTSHE awards scholarships in varying amounts each academic year. Applicants are required to be enrolled or plan to enroll for the academic year at an accredited college or university in a degree program of study.

Bethel Foundation Grace Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Grace Scholarship is to provide supplemental financial assistance to single mothers who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential.

College JumpStart Scholarship
This is a scholarship awarded to a high school 10th-12th grader, college student, or non-traditional student U.S. citizen planning to attend 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/trade school in the U.S. Student must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

College Now Greater Cleveland Adult Learners Scholarship
College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have taken off one year or more after high school. Eligible adult learners are Pell-eligible and must be pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, an associate degree or a non-degree certificate or license in a vocational or technical program. Applicants must complete the application and meet the scholarship criteria for academic performance and financial need. Scholarships are renewable. Adults from Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull or Wayne County may apply for the College Now Adult Learner Scholarship.

The Florence Allen Endowment Scholarship
The Florence Allen Scholarship program was established in 1924 to honor Judge Florence Ellinwood Allen, Ohio’s first woman Supreme Court justice. Both traditional and non-traditional students are eligible for scholarships. Open to all schools/colleges and majors.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
This is awarded to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Junior League of Cleveland Scholarship
Applicants must be non-traditional women students who have overcome obstacles to resume their education. Applicants must be permanent residents of the following Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina or Trumbull.

LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship
The LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship is for a student who is a single parent and interested in pursuing a career in business, banking, or finance. To qualify, students must be enrolled in business administration or banking, be a single parent, be registered for a minimum of nine credits, and have at least a 2.35 GPA.

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. Scholarship
The candidate for this scholarship must be an African-American female aged 35+, be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university, possess a GPA of 3.0 or above, and must be United States citizen.

The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Support Awards
Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Mink's most ardent commitments: educational access, opportunity, and equity for low-income women, especially mothers; and educational enrichment for children. In 2020, the Foundation plans to award five (5) Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Paula Slimak Scholarship
This is available to any JMC major and is awarded in honor of those killed or wounded on May 4, 1970. Students must be a non-traditional student who knows the importance of juggling work and studies and who increasingly will understand the value of free speech. 

Professional Women of Kent State University Carol A. Cartwright Scholarship
This is awarded to a female who is 25 years of age or older and is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Quell Foundation Scholarships
The Quell Foundation Fighter Scholarship is awarded to a select high school senior or a current undergraduate/graduate student that is being treated for a diagnosed mental health condition. The Quell Foundation Awareness Fund established the award as a means to improve the care and treatment of people with mental health illness.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC’ Annual Single Mother Scholarship
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school).

Single Parents Alliance of America Single Father Scholarship
They award a single father on a quarterly basis. Winners of the scholarship can use the money for any educational opportunity.Some past winners have used the money to help pay for college tuition, books or paying off student loans. Please note that a scholarship is tax free only if you are a candidate for a degree at an eligible education institution. An eligible education institution is one that provides a program that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelors or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency. The prize money must be used for qualified education expenses for the original entrant.

TopProducts Single Mothers Scholarship
This is awarded to a single parent with custodial care of at least one child under 18 who is a U.S. resident and is enrolled to a two or four year institution or has a high school diploma/GED and has been accepted to a two or four year institution.

Students with Ability Differences or Accessibility Needs

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a Junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Scholarship Award
ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. A qualified candidate will demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability. 

AG Bell College Scholarship
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language, and who are pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university.

AIGA Scholarship
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. AIGA considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience when reviewing minority status.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.

American Council of the Blind Scholarship
The American Council of the Blind has a great opportunity for students who are legally blind to earn a scholarship, whether you are going to a technical college, an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student. Over $55,000 in scholarships are awarded to students each year. To be eligible, you need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be involved in your school/local community.

Anne Ford Scholarship
The Anne Ford Scholarships were created for students with learning disabilities to support their pursuit of post-secondary education and career advancement goals. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate their ability to contribute positively to society and present opportunities for other students with learning disabilities.

B’nai B’rith Maimonides Lodge #46 Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be legally blind and plan to attend a post-secondary educational program. Those eligible to apply must submit documentation that they are legally blind with doctor’s statement.

Bella Soul’s Anderson and Stowell Scholarship
Requirements for Scholarship: must be a college student living with a physical ailment, physical disease, and/or physical disability. Must be enrolled as full/part time student and must not be on academic probation. Email proof of enrollment to Bella Soul (does not need to be a transcript; scholarship is not based on GPA but will be considered.

Bottar Law, PLLC Scholarship
Bottar Law, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the “Bottar Law, PLLC Scholarship”). This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability. The Bottar Law, PLLC Scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens that meet the following criteria: high school graduate; in academic “good standing” with a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0+ on a 4-point scale (or equivalent); enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university or community college in the United States; documented physical or learning disability (students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible); and demonstrated financial need

Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C. Student Scholarships 
This is awarded to a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States who has a disability diagnosis with a minimum 3.0 GPA and has completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

Cleveland Foundation Scholarships
Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to eligible applicants with varied and diverse criteria. 

Cochlear Scholarships
     Cochlear offers several prestigious scholarships in honor of the amazing innovators who developed our hearing solutions. Scholarship applicants must be a Baha or Nucleus recipient. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate or graduate students that have applied or will be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical school. Scholarship applicants must receive a 3.0 GPA or above to apply for the scholarship. Consideration is also given to the applicant's extracurricular activities and community involvement.

The Disabled Student Scholarship
This scholarship program is for students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. The applicant will need to provide a physician’s statement of diagnosis for their impairment in addition to the other required documentation.

Essay on Time Best Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
List of College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students With Disabilities
Getting an education is a complex task for all students, especially for those who are disabled.

Gabriel’s Foundation of Hope
Scholarships are available to students living with a diagnosed disability, students desiring to work in a field that will benefit people with disabilities, or immediate family members related to a person living with a disability who wish to further their education.

HPFY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Health Products For You is proud to offer scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted to a college or to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate schools. As a premium online retailer offering health care products, medical supplies and home care medical equipment we know firsthand the challenges presented by physical and mental disabilities, not just for the patient but also the care givers. Health Products For You scholarship program aims to encourage and support undergraduate, and graduate students who suffer from any disability. This program also aims to recognize the service of those who have used their good fortune and good health to give back to the community, either by caring for the less fortunate or doing their part to make this world a better place for everyone.

Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship
High school seniors who complete the high school senior application and meet the following criteria may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA or better high school GPA and show dedication to giving back to their community (volunteer work, speaking engagements, club, and organization participation, etc.). Students will be required to attend school on a full-time basis and maintain a 3.0 college GPA in order to maintain their scholarship. Must have medical documentation of Cystic Fibrosis.

Karina Eide Memorial College Scholarship
The Karina Eide Memorial College Scholarship awards are open for application. These awards are given to college students with dyslexia attending 2-year and 4-year universities to assist them in their academic and career goals. After March 1st, applications will no longer be accepted. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need, dyslexia documentation, short statement and resume, and at least one successful term at the college level. A total of $40,000 will be given out in sets of $2500.

Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
Living with blindness or vision loss is a challenge. Not being able to pay for college should not be a part of that challenge. Lighthouse Guild supports higher education for all individuals and acknowledges the achievements of academically qualified high school and college students who are seeking to further their education. We offer scholarships for students with vision loss that help them make a successful transition to college and graduate education. We offer scholarships for: College education, to high school students who will be incoming freshmen; Graduate education (Master’s degree, PhD, MD, JD, or other post-baccalaureate degree), to students, already attending or planning to attend graduate school.

National Center for Learning Disabilities Anne Ford Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall and have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent). Applicant must provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations. LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
There are more than 30 merit-based, national scholarship opportunities available through the National Federation of the Blind. To be eligible, students must attend a postsecondary institution full time and attend the NFB national convention. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

National Siblings of Autism Scholarship
Siblings of Autism distributes scholarships for education and other defined needs for those that have a sibling on the spectrum.

OAR Schwallie Family Scholarship
In 2008, OAR introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Schwallie Family Scholarships are supported through generous gifts from the family of former Board member, Ed Schwallie. In 2013, we announced the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program, an expansion of our scholarship program that benefits students attending two-year degree programs, as well as any of the growing number of certificate and life skills/transition programs in the country.

Organization for Autism Research
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) offers a scholarship program for students on the autism spectrum in addition to grant opportunities for professionals in the field of applied autism research. Four scholarships are listed on the site for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Perecman Firm Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship For Autism
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. offers a scholarship for a student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism. You can qualify if either you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of autism, and the applicant must be an enrolled student at an accredited college, university, or vocational school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited college, university, or vocational school in the semester for which the application is being offered.

Richard T. Cunningham Spinal Cord Injury Scholarship
This is awarded to an enrolled student with a spinal cord injury.

Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship
Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

Wilma A. Chapman Scholarship Fund
To enhance scholarship opportunities for persons with mental challenges who aspire and have the potential to succeed in undertaking college/university course work at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The program is intended to offer scholarship grants annually to persons selected by a committee for awards.

1-800 Wheelchair Scholarship
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our twenty-fourth scholarship. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows one or two $500 awards each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more.

Students with Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

Atheism

American Atheists O'Hair Award
American Atheists awards the $1,000 O’Hair Scholarship and four $500 President’s Scholarships to atheist students attending graduate, law, college, university, or vocational school in the United States.

American Atheists Chinn Scholarship
American Atheists is proud to award two Chinn Scholarships for LGBT Atheist Activism. These scholarships recognize activism in the area of LGBT equality. You do not have to be a member of the LGBT community to receive this scholarship; allies are encouraged to apply.

Black Skeptics Los Angeles’s First in the Family Humanist Scholarship
$2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular. 

Freedom From Religion Foundation Student Scholarship Essays
This website offers four essay competitions for students, including incoming freshmen, undergraduates, graduates, and students of color. 


Baptist

American Baptist Financial Aid Program
The Office of Financial Aid for Studies, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), administers the American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, graduate students and seminarians.

National Baptist Congress Scholarship Program
The National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Scholarship Program is an innovative program that offers opportunities for high school seniors and college students in each state to submit scholarship applications. 

Shiloh Baptist Church Scholarships
The Scholarship Foundation recognizes and administers scholarships to high school, graduating seniors and continuing undergraduate students. 

Women's Missionary Union Scholarships
The WMU Foundation has multiple scholarships and assists Baptist students, including the children of Baptist missionaries, and those preparing for Baptist missions service. Individuals with no Baptist connection cannot be considered for a scholarship. 


Buddhism

Ashoka Grants
The Ashoka Grants Committee considers applications from a broad array of promising organizations and individuals who are actively engaged in projects related to Buddhism. 

Sangha Scholarship
Each year, the LV Buddhist Sangha awards up to $1,000 to Sangha members who are graduating high school seniors for outstanding scholarship, community service, leadership, and participation in Sangha activities.

The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship
This is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students in selected areas of the United States. Each Scholar will receive an award of US$1,000.


Catholicism

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship
Students applying for this scholarship must be Roman Catholic and have a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent that is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”

Catholic United Financial
A scholarship award is a one-time member benefit. While the average scholarship recipient is a recent high school graduate, Catholic United members of any age pursuing a degree, diploma or certification can apply for a scholarship. Students MUST be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years prior to application deadline.


Christianity

Evangelical Press Association
Candidates for these scholarships must be majoring or minoring in journalism or communications. Preference is given to — but not restricted to — students with an interest in the field of Christian journalism. 

Harvey Fellowship
An individual must be enrolled in or have applied to a full-time graduate program. All persons receiving support must demonstrate personal faith in Jesus Christ and desire to serve and witness in his name. 

Playing with a Purpose Scholarship
This scholarship is aimed to support Christian Student-Athletes.

Roothbert Fund Scholarships
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. 

The ACCU Scholarship Program
It is part of the mission at America's Christian Credit Union to support the next generation of leaders in their pursuit to make a difference in the world through Christ-centered education. Must be a member of America’s Christian Credit Union.

The Harold H. Wilke Scholarship
Applicants shall be an active member of a United Church of Christ congregation. Applicants shall be a person with a disability or a person that ministers to those with disabilities. Applicant shall exhibit considerable potential for leadership and have supporting letters so testifying and be engaging in study which leads to a degree or certification training shall be in an area related culturally to the home country of the applicant.

UCC Undergraduate Scholarship
Students must be a member of a United Church of Christ congregation. Applicant must be enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college in the United States, under age 25, and a rising sophomore, junior or senior.

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship
YCL was created to support the next generation of dedicated, Christian professionals who will use their talents to impact their families, communities, and the world. Young people under the age of 24 who are either high school seniors entering college or are currently full-time undergraduates are eligible to apply.


Episcopalian

ECF Fellowships Scholarship
Applicants may be lay or ordained, but they do not have to be considering ordained ministry to be an ECF Fellow. Applicants may be Episcopalians or members from any member church of the Anglican Communion.

Episcopal Church Education Scholarships
Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups, covering a wide range of eligibility. There is a large list of 40+ scholarships specifically aimed towards Episcopal churchgoers in the United States.


Hinduism

The Hindu Temple Educational Scholarship Program
These scholarships are for graduating senior students from the Hindu Temple membership families.


Islam

Fadel Educational Foundation
The Fadel Educational Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational foundation supporting education for non-incarcerated Muslim U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The awards are distributed on a need/merit basis.

ISF National Scholarship for Journalism Students
Applicants must be Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community. Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. Major in an ISF supported major. Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. A citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD).

ISNA Scholarships
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) provides a variety of scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States.

The Islamic Scholarship Fund Film Grant
This grant specifically aims to facilitate and support Muslims entering the world of film, who intend to create artistic, engaging and positive stories about Muslims.

MALA Scholarship Program
Even as academic choices expand, higher education remains the preeminent tool for empowering new generations of leaders and change-makers. MALA is thrilled to launch the “Muslim American Journeys” Scholarship competition for the third year in a row! This competition is open to young storytellers pursuing higher education as a means to build stronger communities, cultivate diverse perspectives, and enact positive change. This scholarship aims to empower rising leaders to pursue these objectives, while continuing to shape the diverse fabric of American society

United Muslim Association of Toledo Scholarship
This organization provides annual scholarships for Muslim students who are pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary U.S. institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be of the Muslim faith.


Jainism

Jaina Academic Scholarship Program
These scholarships are for any bright, hard-working, goal-oriented, practicing Jain youth in North America to be able to afford to attend an institution of higher learning.

The College Education Loan (CEL)
Applicants must be born into a Jain Family or actively practicing Jainism, and they must be a U.S. High School Senior graduating this year OR a U.S. Undergraduate or Associate Degree College Student. Repayment of the loan shall begin six months after graduation and must be paid within seven years.

The Loan Scholarship for Graduate Students
This is a one-time loan scholarship to needy Jain students arriving in USA for further studies. This is an interest free loan scholarship and is expected to be repaid within two years after completion of the studies.


Judaism

Hillel International Jewish Scholarships
This website provides an easy search for hundreds of Jewish-specific scholarships for students all over the United States, and for all levels of study.

Kent State Jewish Studies Scholarships
The Jewish Studies program at Kent State University has scholarships for: 1) students enrolled in a Jewish Studies minor, and 2) students of Jewish Heritage who demonstrate need as reported on the FAFSA. Open to all schools & colleges as well as all majors.


Lutheran

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to junior and senior students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Methodist

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
The Stoody-West Fellowship in religious journalism is awarded to assist a United Methodist student who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

United Methodist Church Scholarships
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry scholarship application opens in January of each year. You can only submit one application per year where it will be screened for all possible eligible programs. There are several different scholarships available on this site. 


Orthodox Affiliations

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
This organization provides many scholarships for various types of students belonging to churches within the Orthodox Archdiocese in North America.

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America Educational Financial Aid Program
The FOCA provides scholarship opportunities to members who are entering freshman or enrolled in undergraduate studies in a two-year, four-year, certificate-granting institution or Seminary. Graduate students and military academy students are also eligible.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Scholarships
The Malta Scholarship is for undergraduate studies, and the Paleologos Scholarship is awarded for graduate work of a non-theological nature. 

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta Scholarships
This organization offers multiple scholarships for students pursuing their undergraduate degree. Candidates must be active in their local Greek Orthodox parish and preference is given to those of Greek descent.

Panhellenic Scholarships
These scholarship awards are offered annually to recognize and reward Hellene students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, as well as to provide meaningful support to those with great financial need.

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Scholarships
This website provides 7 scholarships for Romanian Orthodox students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.


PAGANISM

Michigan Pagan College Scholarship
The Michigan Pagan Scholarship purpose is to recognize and encourage young Pagans. Winners must demonstrate evidence of leadership and engagement in community service.


Presbyterian

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarships 
The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to explore with mentors and peers. This program requires that students maintain an active involvement in a worshiping community or campus ministry program while they are attending college. Preference in this program is extended to racial/ethnic students in order to promote diversity.


Sikhism

5 Rivers Scholarship Program
To be eligible, an applicant must be a believer of the Sikh religion and a U.S. citizen or person that has the requisite legal status for living in or attending school in the U.S.

International Institute of Gurmat Studies Scholarship
These scholarships are open to any Sikh student studying in the USA or Canada that is under the age of 22.

The Sikh Education Fund (SEF)
The purpose of this fund is to make higher education more affordable for Sikh students in America by funding a portion of their studies. 


Unitarian Universalist

Children Of Unitarian Universalist Religious Professionals College Grant
This scholarship is available to children of Unitarian Universalist Ministers, Credentialed Religious Professionals, and Certified Musicians who are attending college. Assistance is available for undergraduate studies only. 

Unitarian Universalist Association Art Scholarships
The Marion Barr Stanfield Art Scholarship and Pauly D'Orlando Memorial Art Scholarship are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students studying painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

Roothbert Fund
These scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them. There are around 20 awards each year.

The Rev. Chuck and Nancy Thomas Scholarship
This scholarship serves Unitarian Universalism, and individual Unitarian Universalists like Chuck and Nancy Thomas, by valuing a history of service and leadership as critical elements of a call toward professional theological training. Each year it supports a student in the first year of seminary or in preparatory academic work. Scholars qualify for the award by demonstrating their outstanding commitment to Unitarian Universalism as lay leaders. Those who wish to submit a nomination should write a letter of recommendation showing a connection between the individual's ministry and their life goals along with examples of their strong leadership skills.

Other 

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest
The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students. The Foundation also issues grants to a wide variety of educational, scientific and charitable institutions whose humanitarian goals are in keeping with the objectives of the Foundation. Please see our website for this year's essay prompts and additional application information.

Prayer Soup Scholarships
All high school seniors in the Class of 2019-1920 in good standing, and who expect to graduate in 2020 may apply. There are no economic, ethnic, gender, religious or academic requirements for applicants. Two scholarship awards (one for $1500.00 and one for $1000.00) will go directly to the schools where the winners have been accepted, and chosen to attend, upon graduation from high school. All schools of higher education accredited in the United States that require a high school diploma are eligible.

Students with Unique Family Circumstances

Children of deceased parents

LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program
Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. The Life Lessons Scholarship Program is open only to legal residents of 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who are between 17 and 24 years of age, have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program
The Foundation provides scholarships for loved ones of fallen or permanently disabled roadway workers until we can reduce the number of work zone deaths. It is our hope to eventually give out zero scholarships as a result of zero fatalities. The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents (children and spouses) of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones. The Foundation will help ensure that their dependents academic dreams will continue.

The Silver Shield Foundation Grant
The Silver Shield Foundation has been helping children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty with the cost of their education. We set aside an education fund for each surviving child to assist with tuition payments for prep school, college and university undergraduate and graduate school, vocational and technical school, and tutoring services. The tuition assistance program is flexible, aiming to meet each family's specific needs. We send payments directly to the schools and tutors, and we maintain contact with the families to follow the children's education

Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. This award recognizes financial need, academic achievement, and the candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but preference will be given to eligible candidates who are majoring in engineering.

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Children Impacted by Crime Scholarship Fund
You must be 18 to apply. This scholarship is fo those impacted by crime; either as a child of an inmate or victimized by crime- either themselves or a member of their immediate family. Maintain a 2.5 GPA or provide documentation explaining circumstances if GPA is lower than 2.5.

Creative Corrections Education Foundation Scholarship
The Creative Corrections Education Foundation was established to support equal opportunities for students whose parent and/or guardian is incarcerated/paroled.

Q Foundation Scholarship Fund (QFSF)
The mission of the Q Foundation Scholarship Fund (QFSF) is to award annual college or trade school scholarships to qualified children of incarcerated parent(s). Applicants must be a US citizen, must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 scale, must demonstrate financial need and socio-economical disadvantages in pursuit of their Trade Certification, Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree.

ScholarCHIPS for Children of Incarcerated Parents
ScholarCHIPS provides college scholarships, mentoring, and a peer support network to children of incarcerated parents, inspiring them to complete their college education.

CHILDREN OF INJURED OR ILL PARENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS

Jackie Spellman Foundation Scholarships
The Jackie Spellman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been impacted in some way by leukemia or lymphoma, either as survivors, individuals diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, or individuals who have a member of his or her immediate family who have or had leukemia or lymphoma while living in the same household. 

Kids’ Chance Scholarships
The applicant must be the child of an employee who has been declared to be permanently and totally disabled or who was fatally injured as a result of a work-related injury or occupational disease. The death or injury or illness must have occurred as a result of work activities performed for an Ohio employer covered by the Ohio workers’ compensation law. The website also includes similar scholarships for other states. 

Children of single parents

Child of Single Parent Scholarships
This website includes several award options for students who are from a single parent household. Some are specific to a certain institution or region, but many are available for all students at any college or university. 

25 Great Scholarships for Children of Single Parents
This website includes several award options for students who are from a single parent household. Some are specific to a certain institution or region, but many are available for all students at any college or university. 

Study Abroad for Diverse Students

APIA Abroad Scholarships
There are multiple scholarships available for students who have been accepted to an APIA Study Abroad program. There are general scholarships; however, many are targeted at underrepresented students such as minority students, DACA students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, students involved in college sports, and more.

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundations Scholarship
In order to qualify to apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university. Applicants must also have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date and intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S. and be enrolling in a study abroad term (the days that you are actually enrolled in classes abroad) that is no shorter than 14 weeks. Summer applicants will not be considered unless their academic term abroad is longer than 14 weeks, in which case they should apply for the Spring semester scholarship. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at their current institution, verifiable on their transcript is required. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions), be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship, and be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
The Foundation supports undergraduate college/university Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to study abroad with the Scholarship to Study Abroad, irrespective of major/minor. There is also the Study a Foreign Language Scholarship that allows Silver or Gold Girl Scouts who plan to or are currently pursuing a major OR minor in foreign language at a four year college/university. The Foreign Language Scholarship may be renewed three times.

Diversity in Education Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship was created to ensure that diverse students have access to a level of financial assistance that will assist them in achieving a study abroad experience. Diverse students may include, but are not limited to ethnic/racial minorities, students with disAbilities and registered with the Student Accessibility Services office, students with high financial need, first-generation college students, LGBTQ students, underrepresented academic majors within study abroad, and student athletes. 

Fund for Education Abroad
The FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S., study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution and study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries. FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: First-generation college students, minority students, and community college students.

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology
The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students from across North America for a scholarship to be awarded for Summer 2020. The purpose of the scholarship is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in the Mediterranean or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. The maximum amount of the award will be $4,500.

Study Abroad for Minority Students Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), or Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Applicants should also be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Eligible students will receive between $500 and $2,000 to use toward the cost of studying abroad. Scholarships will be awarded for programs lasting for the summer, one semester, or an academic year, as well as for university/college sponsored study tours and programs spent studying the country's language. As American minority students are largely underrepresented in study abroad programs, these scholarships are designed to expand study abroad opportunities for such students and foster a greater understanding about diversity in America as well as the perspectives, challenges, and opportunities of different American minorities.

Undocumented and DACA Students

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Although not specifically for undocumented students, this award does not discriminate on the basis of national identity—quite the opposite. The Davis-Putter Scholarship goes to undergraduate and graduate students working for social or economic justice in their communities. In addition to transcripts, applicants submit a personal statement, letters of recommendation that attest to their progressivism, and financial information. Activism is the key criteria. Scholarship winner receives $10,000.

The Dream US Scholarships
TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost.

Golden Door Scholarship
Any aspiring undergrad with DACA or TPS status can apply for this award, but the scholarship committee prioritizes students in states that bar DACA students from receiving in-state tuition benefits. Scholarships are distributed on the basis of academic merit and leadership abilities. To maintain funding, scholarship recipients must earn a 3.0 GPA.

HENACC Scholarship/GMiS
The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) distributes multiple scholarships each year; some require U.S. citizenship but many do not. Applicants should be entering a STEM field at the undergraduate or graduate level, have a 3.0 GPA, have strong ties to the Hispanic community, and show leadership at the community or campus level. Scholarship winners could receive $500-$10,000.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarship
DACA students of Hispanic heritage are eligible for HSF funds, whether they’re off to community college or grad school. Merit is the main factor in who receives funding, while financial need determines how much. High school graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are considered; current college students need a 2.5 to be eligible. Scholarship winners could receive $500-$5,000.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible if they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Students must be African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Students must major in advertising, marketing, or public relations.

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) gives this award to undocumented high school graduates of Chicano and Latino descent who are getting ready to enroll in a U.S. college. Scholarships are granted based on the candidate’s personal narrative, extracurricular activities and academic potential.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Scholarships
Membership in SHPE is a prerequisite for earning any of the society’s scholarships, but citizenship or legal status is not required except for some corporate-funded awards. SHPE provides separate awards for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, working students and doctoral candidates. Each award requires students to hold a 2.75 GPA and be pursuing a degree in a STEM field. Scholarship decisions and funding amounts depend on academic merit and financial need.

 

Women and Female-identifying Students

ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship – Women In STEM
At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Awards
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.

ARFORA Undergraduate Scholarship for Women
The ARFORA Undergraduate Scholarship for Women is exclusively for female students who are members of a parish of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. Students must be a voting member of a parish of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, have successfully completed their first year in an accredited university or college and be registered/enrolled for the next academic year.

Bethel Foundation Grace Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Grace Scholarship is to provide supplemental financial assistance to single mothers who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential.

Claes Nobel Future Female Leader Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements: Female high school seniors with a 3.5 minimum GPA who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in their schools and communities. Scholarship Award: USD $1,000 scholarships established to encourage and empower young women to assume future leadership roles in their colleges and universities, their careers and communities and to become mentors for the young women following in their footsteps.

Cleveland Foundation Scholarships
Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to eligible applicants with varied and diverse criteria. 

DSF Geri Wolff Scholarship
The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) established the Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund in 2014. In 2019 the DSF will award a scholarship for a young woman who is committed to an academic major in an area related to a career in the digital signage industry. The DSF’s Geri Wolff Scholarship is designed to raise the awareness of digital signage as a career choice among qualified young women who are committed to a professional career in computer sciences and related technology, business and digital design fields. This award is also intended to help broaden employment diversity by encouraging employers to hire qualified women in a variety of IT, design, and media management capacities

Essay on Time Scholarships for Women
The Ultimate List Of Scholarships For Women And Girls. Recent years have been truly empowering for women. Women's voices become louder and more confident

The Florence Allen Endowment Scholarship
The Florence Allen Scholarship program was established in 1924 to honor Judge Florence Ellinwood Allen, Ohio’s first woman Supreme Court justice. Both Traditional and Non-traditional students are eligible for scholarships. Open to all schools/colleges and majors.

Frances B. Murphey Scholarship
This is awarded to young women interested in pursuing a career in news.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
This is awarded to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the United States. 

Junior League of Cleveland Scholarship
Applicants must be non-traditional women students who have overcome obstacles to resume their education. Applicants must be permanent residents of the following Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, or Trumbull.

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. Scholarship
The candidate for this scholarship must be an African-American female aged 35+, be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university, possess a GPA of 3.0 or above, and must be United States citizen.

Professional Women of Kent State University Carol A. Cartwright Scholarship
This is awarded to a female who is 25 years of age or older and is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Red Thread Foundation Scholarship
Women of an international background, including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who are first year entrants to a U.S. college or university program in Fall 2020 are eligible to apply for the Red Thread Scholarship Program. Applicants to graduate programs are not eligible. There are no GPA or U.S. residency requirements.

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Women
This website provides a great overview of the financial assistance opportunities for female students and how to optimize them. They are presented in a super-useful search tool which helps the reader find relevant ones to apply for. There’s also valuable advice about how to ace the application process.

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Award
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly known as the Women's Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.

TopProducts Single Mothers Scholarship
This is awarded to a single parent with custodial care of at least one child under 18 who is a U.S. resident and is enrolled to a two or four year institution or has a high school diploma/GED and has been accepted to a two or four year institution.

Women in Computing Scholarship
Dotcom-Monitor would like to encourage and support female undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in computing by assisting them with the rising cost of higher education. Each year one applicant will be selected to receive the Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship of $1,000 to support their education and pursuit of a career in computing.

Women’s Guide to Paying for College
This website provides a list of scholarships available to women with the goal of helping women pursue and achieve their goals. Visit the link to find a variety of available scholarships, especially for women in technology fields and women pursuing a graduate degree. Open to all schools/colleges and majors.

1000 Dreams Scholarship
he 1000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the United States. This can include assistance for needs including but not exclusive to educational conferences, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, graduate exam application fees, or textbooks. Needs that are ongoing (e.g., utility bills, food costs) or related to medical care are not covered by this fund. This scholarship is not to fund tuition.

 

Additional Scholarships

Cleveland Foundation Scholarships 
Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to eligible applicants with varied and diverse criteria. 

Digital Marketing Scholarship Fund
Sitemap, a global search engine optimization agency, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending their first year of college or graduate school and is majoring or focusing on marketing.

HPFY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Health Products For You is proud to offer scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted to a college or to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate schools. As a premium online retailer offering health care products, medical supplies and home care medical equipment we know firsthand the challenges presented by physical and mental disabilities, not just for the patient but also the care givers. Health Products For You scholarship program aims to encourage and support undergraduate, and graduate students who suffer from any disability. This program also aims to recognize the service of those who have used their good fortune and good health to give back to the community, either by caring for the less fortunate or doing their part to make this world a better place for everyone.

Infotracer Education Scholarship 
InfoTracer offers a great service to consumers, but we also care about community involvement. We are offering eligible students the opportunity to win $1,000 in scholarship money for college.

National Press Club Scholarship for Diversity
The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship.

Nextiva STEAM scholarship 
Nextiva Business Scholarship. Nextiva rewards students who define the future.
Students pursuing higher education in business or STEAM-related fields should apply to receive a scholarship from the leader in business communications.

OnQFinancial The Dream is Inclusive Scholarship 
We get to make dreams come true with our Dream is Inclusive™ Scholarship. We’re offering three $1,500 scholarships in celebration of the languages we offer under our Multicultural Advantage program.

STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Transport) Scholarships and Resources 
Everyone deserves the opportunity to go to college. But it doesn’t come cheap, and even after getting in, it can be tough to find academic and career support without knowing where to look. As a minority student, there are countless financial, educational and professional resources designed to help you afford college and prepare for your chosen career. On this page, we’ve highlighted more than 40 minority-focused scholarships and resources that help make higher education more diverse and accessible – including those for students who plan to pursue degrees and careers in public service fields like environmental conservation, law enforcement, and public policy.