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Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
Find on-campus or online and distance degree programs that offer credit for life experience and other accelerated options.

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships/Fellowships
The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. announces the availability of fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.

AMS Minority Scholarships
The American Meteorological Society Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program.

APTA Minority Scholarship Award
Three scholarship awards are supported by the American Physical Therapy Association Minority Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships are awarded annually to physical therapy students in their final year of physical therapy education and faculty members pursuing their post-professional doctoral degree.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 
This program makes competitive awards for study outside the United States for financially disadvantaged U.S. citizen students who are receiving Federal Pell financial assistance grant funding at a 2- or 4-year college or university. Awards are made for a semester or academic year.

Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship Fund
The Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship Fund was established in April 1998 by DDB Worldwide to recognize excellence in creative disciplines. Talented, diverse students are awarded $5,000 each year. The scholarships are awarded to students based on outstanding creative talent. The scholarship program is funded by DDB Worldwide Communications Group, Inc., its employees, Omnicom, and outside donors. It is administered by 4A’s Foundation, Inc., a charitable institution founded and operated in collaboration with the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholarship Program 
This program is designed to attract students enrolled in or desiring a four or five year college program majoring in computer science or electrical engineering. The agency also has a goal to attract minorities and students with disabilities. This program offers students the opportunity to work at the forefront of our nation’s foreign intelligence effort.

College Board Scholarship Search
This is an online tool to help locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.

CollegeNet Scholarship Database
CollegeNET, Inc. is the world’s leading ‘virtual plumber’ for higher education internet transactions. They provide access to over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.

The Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy Summer Scholarship
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is an Internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to provide opportunities to women and under-represented minority students who are pursuing academic majors related to the Fossil Energy mission.

Educator Fellowships, Grants, & Awards
A resource for scholarships, fellowships, grants awards, and other opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, professional students, and PhD candidates from diverse backgrounds seeking continuing education and other opportunities for career advancement.

FAFSA On The Web 
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.

Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways from Black Excel
Black Excel has the top scholarship gateway for minority students on the Internet. Thousands of scholarships are presented.

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships
FinAid is the first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their education.

Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
Special fellowships designed to increase the diversity of Cornell’s graduate student population may be available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. We deliver a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities.

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust.

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)
Graduate Business Scholarships Fostering Diversity and Economic Prosperity. This project is a long-term strategy to foster intellectual wealth-building and fulfill Jacki Tuckfield’s vision of improved diversity in the executive, administrative and managerial levels of the South Florida workforce.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest need-based scholarship organization supporting U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Foundation has provided 25,000 scholarships valued at $50 million, including $4.1 million to more than 1,400 students for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Microsoft University Scholarships, Careers and Internships
Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

NAACP Law Fellow Program
The NAACP Law Fellow Program was created with the vision of developing future generations of civil rights attorneys. Under the direction of NAACP Interim General Counsel Angela Ciccolo, the NAACP Law Fellow was initiated in 2003. Since its inception, the Law Fellow Program has been funded by generous grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund.

NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program
The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to support the graduate training of minority students pursuing careers in school psychology. The Program seeks to lower financial barriers to training and to highlight the accomplishments of promising future professionals. It advances NASP’s commitment to diversity in the field of school psychology by supporting culturally diverse graduate students who will eventually provide school-based services to diverse student populations.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program
The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program supports all students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse research.  Through this program, students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the United States.  Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer.  The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, library research, and literature reviews. In addition, it is expected that each intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her research project at the end of the internship.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)–a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year–and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.

Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarships
Ronald McDonald House network of U.S. Chapters, along with RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, $37 million in scholarships have been awarded.

Ron Brown Scholarship Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Roothbert Fund Scholarship
The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. 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.

Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed more than $2 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students.

Student Inventors Competition
You have a groundbreaking, world-changing invention or scientific breakthrough. We have $80,000 in cash prizes, a paid trip to Washington DC, a judging panel of famous scientists and inventors and a forum for spotlighting your incredible work on a national stage.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program 
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP)
The goal of the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) program is to increase the enrollment and graduation rate of underrepresented students (Hispanic, African-American, American-Indian, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by at least 100% at the end of the five-year period.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is the only national organization founded for the sole purpose of providing scholarships to students attending the nation’s Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities. In addition to scholarships, TMCF provides leadership development and training as well as programmatic and capacity building support to its member universities. TMCF partners with other organizations to support students in preparing for graduate and professional school.

United Negro College Fund
The Unitied Negro College Fund Program Services Department administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.

United States Department of Agriculture Internships and Scholarships
USDA offers internships, fellowships, and scholarships to students to help them to excel in their chosen fields. Internship programs are geared toward combining academic studies with on-the-job training and experience. Scholarship programs are in place to support exemplar students with financial assistance.

Wheaton College Multicultural Scholarships
At Wheaton, we not only desire a culturally diverse educational community, we’re committed to making it happen by offering specific scholarships to students of color through the Multicultural Scholarship Program and through substantial need-based financial aid. Each year, $250,000 is awarded annually to new students through the Multicultural Scholarship program and over $14 million in scholarships and grants is awarded to all Wheaton students.