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Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minorities

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Goodcall Scholarship Directory

Guide to a Debt Free College Degree

Scholarships for Accounting Majors

Scholarships for Accounting Students

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Minority Students

Scholarships & Financial Aid Support for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Webfast - Scholarship Resource

Women In STEM Guide

Scholarships Scholarship Program
(Open to any student currently in high school, college, or graduate school)

200 Minority Scholarships
(List was assembled in 2012) College Scholarship
(For students pursuing a law-related degree)

Aaron Seever Sales Scholarship
(For experienced sales professionals pursuing a degree that will assist their sales success)

ABC Humane Wildlife Control Scholarship
(For women seeking a STEM-related degree)

Abels & Annes, P.C., Scholarship Essay Contest
(Requires an essay related to safe driving)

A Better America Scholarship Program
(Open to any student, including international students in the U.S., who intends to make a positive contribution to the country’s future)

Accident Survivor Scholarship Program
(Awarded to a student who has survived an accident)

Adam Greenman American Dream Scholarship
(Gives preference to naturalized or first-generation American citizen)

Advance Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship
(For high school seniors seeking a 4-year degree. Requires essay and a video on the impact of reckless driving)

Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship
(For students in any major)

Albertson & Davidson, LLP,  Scholarship
(Requires essay on a legal topic)

Allen Endowment Fund (Email Link)
(Open to Ohio women seeking their first degree or certificate. Request for scholarship application should be made by email)

Allied Construction Industries Scholarship Program
(For students pursuing a degree in a construction-related field)

Altman & Altman Law School Scholarship 
(For students attending a law school. Must be from or attending school in metropolitan New York)

American Business Women Association (ABWA) Scholarships
(Several scholarship opportunities for women in various fields of study)

American Graphics Institute Scholarships
(For full-time and part-time students in degree and certificate programs)

American Law School Student Scholarship
(For students attending a law school. Preference for students from or attending school in metropolitan Boston)

Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship
(For women with an interest in business or entrepreneurship)

Ankin Law Scholarship Program
(For full-time students in an accredited community college, college or university, or an accredited law school. $1,500 scholarship)

Anthony Munoz Scholarship Fund
(For Tri-State area High School Seniors that display a desire to overcome diversity and demonstrate a financial need. $20,000 scholarship)

American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards Program
(Database of available scholarships and grants in the field of psychology.)

The April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship
(For students pursuing post secondary education. $500 scholarship)

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers | ASHRAE
(Scholarships for mechanical engineering students)

Asian Annual Heritage Law School Scholarship
(For students of Asian Heritage attending or transferring into an accredited law school)

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
(Open to high school seniors and college students)

Armed Forces Veterans Scholarship at
(Open to Armed Forces Veterans. One $500 scholarship)

Army Emergency Relief
(Need-based undergraduate college scholarships for Spouses and Children of Active Duty and Retired Soldiers)

At Risk Youth Scholarship
(For students who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness, including at-risk, foster care and/or youth with critical financial needs)

Autism Awareness Everspark Scholarship Opportunity
(For students that have been diagnosed with autism of any form or are studying autism related research at a university. $1000 scholarship)

Belltown Spine Wellness Scholarship Program
(For students going into or currently studying holistic medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy or acupuncture. $1000 scholarship)

Best Value Scholarship Program
(Open to students ages 18+. One $500 scholarship)

Body Details Scholarship for Aspiring Professionals
(Open to current and aspiring beauty, spa, or aesthetic medical professionals seeking a degree in any field. Semi-annual $1000 scholarship)

Body Gear Guide Scholarship Program
(Open to students in Health and Engineering majors. $1000 semi-annual scholarship)

Blindsgalore National Scholarship
(Open to women who are US citizens and in college. One $2000 scholarship)

Brager Tax Law Scholarship Program
(Open to students enrolled in an undergraduate tax or accounting program. One $1000 scholarship)

The Brian Zeiger Family Law Scholarship Program
(Open to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college during the next school year. $1000 Semi-annual scholarship)

Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship
(Open to current full time students over 25 attending an accredited college or university)

Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship
(Open to current High School seniors and college students younger than 25. One $2000 scholarship)

Christopher Earley Law Office Annual Scholarship
(Open to any US citizen pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree. Requires an essay on "Ways to end Texting and Driving in the US." One $1,500 scholarship.)

Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
(Open to High School seniors and college students who live in the Greater Cincinnati area)
652 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 345-6701

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
(Open to High School seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awards 150 $20,000 scholarships)

CoilLaw, LLC Scholarship Program
(Open to college students who plan to attend Law School)

College Prowler "No Essay" Scholarship
(Open to High School and college students. One $2,000 scholarship)

Colonial Ghost Walk Marketing Scholarship
(For students majoring in Marketing)

Comcast Scholarship
(Open to High School Seniors. Nomination required)

Commercial Capital Training Scholarship Program
(Open to students over 18 enrolled at an accredited institution. One $1000 scholarship) Computer Science Scholarship
(Open to students pursuing degree in IT-related fields who have at least 30 semester hours left to complete their degree. One $1000 scholarship)

Console & Hollawell's Legal Scholarship
(Applicants must be currently pursuing a law related degree or be accepted into a legal program)

Consumer Health Digest Scholarship Contest
(Applicants must create and submit an infographic, article, or video to apply for the contest. $250 award for each of four categories)

Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship Program
(Open to students studying in the fields of Tourism, Hospitality, or Sustainable Development. Two $1000 scholarships)

Cottage Inn College Freshman Scholarship Program
(Open to High School seniors. Three scholarships awarded: $2500, $1000, $500)

Coupon Chief Scholarship Program
(Applicants must post a short YouTube video as part of their submission. One $1000 scholarship) Scholarship
(Open to students pursuing post-secondary education in the criminal justice field. One $500 scholarship)

Dave Cheap Scholarship Program
(Applicants must submit a video on YouTube)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
(For college or university students who are also active in the progressive movement. Maximum grant of $10,000) Scholarship Program
(Open to all college students. Semi-annual $1000 scholarship)

Dickson Law Annual $1000 Video Essay College Scholarship Competition
(Applicants must submit a video essay. One $1000 scholarship) Scholarship Program
(Open to students enrolled in post-secondary courses. Four scholarships awarded: one for $3000 and three for $1000)

Digital Parc Scholarship Program
(Open to all enrolled college students. One $400 scholarship)

Dolman Law Group Scholarship Program
(Applicants must submit a video essay. Semi-annual $1000 scholarship)

Ernst Law Group Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship Program
(Applicants must have experience as the caregiver of someone living with a serious brain injury)

The Fabriele Law Disability Awareness Scholarship Program
(Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll Fall 2018 and must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA)

Fit&Me Stay Fit and Healthy Scholarship Program
(Open to High School and college students over the age of 18. One $1000 scholarship)

The Fitness Fixation Scholarship Program
(Open to students in an accredited college, university, or trade school. One $500 scholarship.)

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
(For full-time students over 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program.)
(Open to students in an accredited college, university, or trade school. Scholarships up to $5000.)

Fountain Injury Law Scholarship Program
(Open to all High School and College Students. One $1000 Scholarship.)

Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship Program
(Only open to Meijer employees and their children.)

Goedekers Appliances College Book Scholarship
(300 word essay and 3.0+ GPA are required. (1)$500 Scholarship and (2)$100 Scholarships are available.)

Goedeker's Appliances Public Service College Scholarship
(For those in a position of public service (military, teachers, non-profits) and their immediate families. 300 word essay and 3.0+ GPA are required. (1)$500 Scholarship and (2)$100 Scholarships are available.)

Goedeker's Appliances Culinary Scholarship
(Open to American citizens enrolled in an accredited culinary program for Fall 2018.
(1)$500 Scholarship and (2)$100 Scholarships are available.)

Golden Door Scholars
Open to undocumented immigrants with DACA or TPS status.

Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children
(A variety of scholarships for migrant workers and their children.)

Great Clubs Scholarship Program
(Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and write an essay of at least 600 words. (1) $1000 Scholarship)

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
(They have a general scholarship program and one for Adult (25+) Women. Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation are required.)

My Scholarship Program
(For female high school seniors that play golf competitively. $1,500 Scholarship)

Great Minds in Stem Heenaac Awards
(Applicants must be hispanic and/or demonstrate significant service in the hispanic community. Merit based scholarships ranging from $500-$10,000) Scholarship Program
(Applicants must submit a video essay via YouTube. $1000 Scholarship.)

Hill & Ponton Veteran Scholarship Program
(Applicants must be Veterans of the armed forces and plan to use their education to help other veterans. Four $1000 Scholarships.)

Hispanic College / Scholarship Fund
(Applicants must be of hispanic heritage.)

Health Career Explorer Scholarship Program
(Open to students enrolled in health related programs. $750 Scholarship.)

Health Careers Scholarship Program
(Open to students pursuing a health related career.)

Holistic Perspective Scholarship Program through Belltown Spine and Wellness
(Applicants must submit a 200 word personal statement and a 1,000 word essay. $1,000 Scholarship)

Howell & Christmas Breast Cancer Scholarship Program
(Applicants must be a patient or survivor of breast cancer.)

Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship Program
(Applicants must submit an official transcript and 500-1000 word essay. $1,000 Scholarship.)

I Heart My School Scholarship
(Requires an essay on "reasons you think your school is awesome".)

InfoComm International
(Students in their last year at a two-year school, who are dependents of employees or employees of an AVIXA member organizations. Scholarship amount is $5,000.)

Injury Florida Lawyer Scholarship Program
(Students must submit a 500-600 word essay. $1,000 scholarship.)

Injury Lawyers Child Advocate Scholarship Program
($1000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor.)

Injury (Trail Lawyers Scholarship Program
Students submit a 500-1250 word essay on any topic, $1,000.)

Innovation Scholarship Program through Goodwin & Scieszka Law Firm
(Innovation Grand prize scholarship of $1,000 and two runners-up receiving $500 each.)

Interreligious Peace Scholarship Program
(Students must be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident graduating high school or receiving GED within 9 months. Submit 750-1000 word essay, $1,500.)

Izenda Embedded Business Intelligence & Analytics Scholarship
(Students must be U.S. citizen Graduate/under graduate 500 word essay scholarship $1,000.)

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund
(Students must submit a 700-1500 word essay. $1,000 monthly.)
(Working parent scholarship 600 to 1000 word essay awarded $1,000 twice a year.)

John Foy & Associates Georgia Law Firm Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-1000 word essay for a $1,000 scholarship.)

Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship
Students submit a Juvenile Law essay of not more than 3 pages, GPA 3.5 or higher, $1,000 awarded.)

Kaplan Group Business / Law Scholarship Program
(Students submit 600 word Business/Law essay, 2.5 GPA, $1,000.)

Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship
(Students submit a 500 word essay on community service & letter of recommendation, GPA 3.0, awarded $500.)

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Program
(Open to student with a mobility disability. They must submit an essay based on their experience. Two $500 Scholarships.)

Keller Resiliency Scholarship for Higher Education"Keller Resiliency Scholarship for Higher Education
Students submit a 1500 word or less law essay, U.S. citizen, enrolled full time, reward $1,000).

Kenneth P. Carp Law Offices Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500 word probate essay, HS & college, reward $1,000 scholarship).

The Kerri Catellini Women's Leadership Scholarship
(Open to female students pursueing a post-secondary degree. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and strong leadership skills. One $500 Scholarship.)

Kline Dentistry Scholarship Program
(Open to students in degrees related to dentistry. One $1000 Scholarship.) Scholarship Program
(Students submit 500-1000 word veteran’s essay, 2.8 GPA, $1,000 scholarship.)

Lebowitz & Mzhen Law School Scholarship
(Students submit a 1000 word essay on legal services, $1,000 scholarship) Scholarship

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1-2 page essay, GPA 3.0, $1,000 scholarship).

Levin Injury Firm Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500 word essay on Juvenile detention, $1,000 scholarship)

The Loewy Law Firm Passion for Civil Rights Scholarship
(Students submit a 500-1000 word Civil Rights essay, 3.2 GPA, $1,000 scholarship).

Lorusso Injury Lawyer Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-600 word essay, $1,000 scholarship).

Lyme Disease, Nathaniel B. Preston Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-1000 word essay on Lyme disease, $1,000 scholarship).

The Lynn Goldberg Balance for Success Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 250 word essay on managing stress and competing priorities, $500 scholarship).

Maryland Injury Lawyer Scholarship Program
(Students submit 1000 word essay on access to legal services, $1,000 scholarship)

MaxHome Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1000-1500 word essay, 3.5 GPA, $1,500).

Medical Assistant Courses Online Scholarship Program
(Students submit 500 word Medical Assistant essay or 3-5 minute video, $2,000 scholarship).

Medical Assisting Scholarship Program"
(Students submit a 750-1000 Medical Assistant word essay, $500 scholarship).

My Accounting Course Scholarship Program
(Students submit one 500-1000 word essay and 1000-2000 question essay, 2.5 GPA $750 scholarship).

National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarship Program
(Students submit a two page written essay and two letters of recommendation, clean/clear professional headshot, $1,000-2,000 scholarship).

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
(Students submit two letters of recommendation, a current resume, proof of enrollment, current transcripts that show cumulative GPA, US citizen, $2,500-1,000).

Next Step Test Prep's Health Professions Scholarship
(Students submit a 500 word or less essay, 3.0 GPA, Grand prize $1,000, runner up $200).

Neyman Law Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1,000 word essay, $2,500 scholarship).

North Point Recovery College Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-1000 word essay, post-secondary education, 18 and older, $1,000 scholarship).

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 140 character statement/tweet and a 500 personal statement, Science major, $1,000).

Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 250 word essay, a list of community services performed, a U.S. citizen, GPA 2.75, $2,000 scholarship).

The Nutrition Inspector Scholarship Program
(Student submit a 2,000 word Nutrition essay, one $2,000 and two $1,000 scholarships award).

The Ohio Environmental Science & Environmental Engineering Scholarship Program
(Students submit a three part essay and two letters of recommendation, max of two-page vita, biosketch, or resume, $1,250-$2,500 scholarship awarded).

Ohio War Orphans Scholarships (888) 833-1133
(Applicants must be enrolled full time, Ohio residency, and under the age of 25, $6,398 scholarship awarded).

Peer Finance 101 Personal Finance Scholarship
(Students submit a 500 personal finance essay, $1,000 scholarship).

Reiff & Bily Law Firm Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 650 word essay, 3.0 GPA, $1,000 scholarship).

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-1,000 word essay $1,000).

Phi Theta Kappa - International Honor Society of the Two-Year College
(Students must be enrolled, complete 12-36 semester hours, 3.5 GPA, Phi Theta Kappa Member, $500-30,000 scholarship). Scholarship Program
(Student submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay on frugal shopping and saving money, U.S. resident, $2,000 scholarship).

The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship
(Students submit a 500 word or less essay on mental health, digital photograph, $1,000 scholarship).

Rentec Direct Computer Software Development Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1,000 words or less tech essay, enrolled full time, $500 scholarship).

Renters Guide Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 400-500 word essay on living off campus, U.S. citizen, Enrollment verification, $500 scholarship).

Renthop Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500 word Technology change essay, current student, $1,000 scholarship).

Robert Kreisman Legal Services Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1,000 word essay, biographical form, $1,000 scholarship).

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Scholarship
(Students submit a 500 word essay, must be a mother who is attending H.S., college or university in the U.S., 3.0 GPA, $1,000 scholarship).

The Rover College Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 400-500 word essay, 3.0 GPA, $2,500 scholarship).

R&D Systems Science Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 140 character/tweet, 500 word personal statement, declared a science degree, $1,500 scholarship).

Senior Scholarship Program
(Students submit video and copy of transcript, current GPA, $2,000 scholarship).

Senior Care Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1,000 or less word essay on why aging matters, H.S. or college student, $1,500 scholarship).

Snader Law Group Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-1,500 word essay, have a parent currently in prison, attendance verification, $2,500 scholarship)

Socius Marketing Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay, 3.5 GPA, $1,000 scholarship)

Solar Action Alliance Org Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-1,000 word essay, 3.2 GPA, $1,000 scholarship)

Saves You Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500 word essay, at least age 17, US citizen, 3.0 GPA, up to $2,500 scholarship)

SR Education Group Community College Scholarship
(Students answer 300-500 word questions, age must be at least 16, US resident, $5,000 scholarship award)

Stewart J. Guss Scholarship Program
(Students must create a infographic on 5 Driving Safety Tips, $1,000 scholarship)

Student Loan Hero Scholarship Program
(Student submit a 500 word or less essay, 18 or older, US or the District of Columbia, Citizen5K Scholarship contest prizes vary)

Supporting STEM Scholarship from
(Student must have minimum 3.0 GPA and is taking 12 credits per semester, in a STEM major. Must complete an online questionnaire. $1,000 scholarship.)

Tenshon Scholarship
(Students submit 2 standard sized shade sails using Sketchup, must be currently enrolled, $1,500 per semester awarded)

Thomas Law Offices Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500 word essay, U.S. citizen, copy of acceptance letter. $1,000 awarded)

The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship Program
(Open to students enrolled in an accredited degree program with a 3.0 GPA. $500 awarded)

Tiger Chef Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-600 word essay and must be a legal resident of the US or Canada. $1,000 awarded)

Veterans Scholarship Program Ehline American Military Vets Scholarship Program
(Scholarship for Military and Coast Guard Veterans in an accredited law program. $500 awarded)
Women in Science Scholarship Program
(Students submit a one page essay and a letter of reference. $500 awarded)

Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Workers Compensation Lawyer Scholarship Program
(Students submit a 500-600 essay, currently enrolled in an accredited US college. $1,000 scholarship awarded)
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