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Scholastic Resources

This page provides an introduction to the world of financial aid to attend U.S. schools, with special emphasis placed on scholarships and awards for youth. Click on a category below to view selected alphabetical listings of web-based scholarship resources.

General Resources       

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
This interactive e-learning tutorial will guide students and parents through the process of seeking scholarships from foundations.

Financial Planning for College
Government Funding
Black College Tours
Scholarship Search Sites
Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School

Scholarships for Specific Fields

The following categories are lists of related scholarships/awards collected from past theme months, when The Foundation Center focuses on a specific field.

Arts & Media
Graduate Programs
Math, Finance, Accounting & Related Areas
Other Scholarships/Awards
Science, Engineering and Technology
Sports Programs
Study Abroad
Youth Community Service

General Resources

Financial Planning for College

Also see the sites listed under Government Funding and Scholarship Search because they often will provide information and resources on planning for college expenses.

Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP)
Administered by the Michigan Department of Treasury, the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) gives you a way to start saving today to prepare for a child's tomorrow.

Federal Consumer Information Center
This government site provides links to information on financial planning for college.

A free, award-winning collection of financial aid information. Partners with FastWeb.

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
The Foundation Center's interactive e-learning tutorial will guide students and parents through the process of seeking scholarships from foundations.

Foundation Center's User Aids
Visit our list of print and Internet resources for students seeking financial aid.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
An online database of more than 6,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students. Low monthly, three-month, and yearly subscription rates.
Take a guided tour!

Sallie Mae's College Answer
Formerly known as Wiredscholar, this site provides calendars, checklists, charts and interactive tools to plan and organize your college research and to assess your options. Each month, it offers a drawing from among its registered users for a $1,000 scholarship

EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application Message Board
The EDU, Inc. Application allows students to apply to 34 colleges at once!!

High School Career Resource Center
Assistance with college applications and choice, essay writing tips, financial aid information, summer programs, ACT/SAT test dates, timeline and checklist, etc. from Gross Pointe South High School.

Little Africa - Resources and Scholarships
A wealth of online resources that provide information on internships, scholarships, HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and much more.

Private Scholarships Available from the University of Michigan's Website
Many private scholarships are offered each year to college students by a variety of corporate, professional, trade, government, civic, religious, social, and fraternal organizations. At the website are just some (over 150) of the many private scholarships available each year. Start your scholarship search here and also try using some of the free online scholarship search services as well.
Government Funding

Federal and state government are the largest sources of financial aid. Start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can get hard copies from your high school adviser, at your local public library or by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID.

College Savings Plans Network (1-877-CSPN4YOU)
This network serves as a clearinghouse for information among state college savings programs, also known as 529 Plans. Search by state to view residency requirements, tax incentives and other plan details; most plans allow users to enroll online.

Direct Loans
Learn about the Direct Loan Program, one of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs provided by the Department of Education, providing students with a way to borrow money to pay for education after high school.
The most comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs.

FSA: Federal Student Aid
The US Department of Education’s site outlining programs that are available to students. Also available in Spanish.

The Student Guide: Financial Aid from the US Department of Education
The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on how to get financial aid from the US Department of Education. Also available in Spanish.

Black College Tours

Detroit YMCA Black College Tour
Questions or interest? Please call 313-309-1550 or visit the website of Detroit YMCA website ~ Metro Youth Collaborative Branch

Detroit NAACP Youth Council Black College Tour
For more details and information on this annual Black college tour via the Detroit NAACP branch, call 313.871.2087 and ask for the Director of the Young Adults Committee.

Detroit Housing Commission Black College Tour
DHC completed a Black College Tour during the week of April 15 for prospective college students who live in public housing. Tour participants visited Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Morris Brown University, Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. For more information contact 313.877.8000.

Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Black College Tour - Visit the website and you will find all the phone numbers and email addresses you need for more information, including the Director of Youth Ministries and Education who can address your inquiries.

Michigan State Conference NAACP Historical Black College Tour - Tours occur in April and include visits to North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, Shaw, St. Augustines, Winston-Salem, Allen, Benedict, Claflin, South Carolina State, Fisk, Meharry Medical, Tennessee State, Virginia State and Hampton University. You must contact Geanetta at the Michigan State Conference at (313) 835-9671 for more info re: costs, payment, etc.Send any email inquiries to 

Umoja-Nia is a 501c(3) organization that was founded in 2001 to create an environment that will educate and empower young high school students with activities which will ultimately enable them to reach their full potential as a high school graduate, college student and, eventually a college graduate. Our name is kee-Swahali and means Unity with a Purpose. Umoja-Nia is a unique organization because, as our motto states, "We save lives for a living". Black College Tours occur in April of each year - for more information contact: Kenneth Warren (Director) mobile: 313-682-9584; LaCynthia Murray (Treasurer) mobile: 313-530-7774 or Deborah E. Davis (Secretary) mobile: 313-971-2025.

Detroit Youth Department
"Hot Spot" is headed by the Youth Department, is to dialogue with teens about prevention, education, self awareness, etc. Youth ages 13-17 are eligible to participate in this 1 day per week 2 hour program, as long as they are still in high school. Teens who remain in 85% attendance compliance, will participate throughout the year in a series of activities. Students who are 11th and 12th graders will have the opportunity to go on the Black College Tour scheduled for Howard, Georgetown, the United States capital, Virginia Union, Hampton, Norfolk, Delware State, Morgan, Coppin and more. Students who are 9th and 10th graders in compliance will be eligible to receive summer employment through the Youth Department. If you have teens interested please contact the Detroit Youth Department. For more information at (313) 224-1117.

RDT Travel and Tours Black College Tour
Colleges toured include Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Spelman College, Tennessee State University and Tuskegee University in April - departing from Oak Park High School. For future college tours, call RDT Travel and Tours at 313.595.9057 or send an email to

Ford Motor Company Black College Road Trip ("Roadies")
Traveling more than 8,500 miles, this year's Roadies will attend various black college football classics across the country.  They will provide various community services like helping young people understand the importance of obtaining a college education and the benefits of attending an HBCU.  While in Detroit, the Roadies will visit a local middle school and provide $1,000 worth of school supplies to the students, as well as deliver food through the Meals On Wheels program.  For more details about the Roadies' journey visit the website link above.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
This tour is sponsored by the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry. Among the schools toured will be Howard, Spelman, Morehouse, Tuskegee, Fisk, and Tennessee State. Also, there will be trips to Six Flags Amusement Park ticket, and Black College tour T-shirt.  The cost for bus and hotels is $575.00! Payment of $200.00 due February 3, with installments, final payment of $175.00 due March 24. Price includes round trip motor coach and hotel stays, Six Flags Amusement Park ticket, and Black College tour t-shirt. For more info, call Rev. Diane McGhee at 248-569-9021.

Hope United Methodist Church Ministries
Dates: April 8 to April 14. Visiting Tennessee State, Fisk, Xavier, Dillard, Southern U., Alabama State, Tuskegee, Florida A&M, Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, and Morehouse. The trip cost of $510 covers transportation, lodging, T-shirt, tote and the banquet. Additional expenses are needed for food, spending money and special attractions. Deposits are now being accepted. Call for details. Contact Sheree Calhoun (313) 802-4745 or Robert Douglas (248) 356-1020.

Black Excel College Tours
Additional Black College Tours from cities around the Unites States, provided by Black Excel. Black Excel was recently named as a major college help resource in editions of Ebony (Sept. 2006) and Black Enterprise (Oct. 2006). This 26+ tour list is only a startup offering for more to come. Please circulate to our students, parents, schools, and educators.

Scholarship Search Sites

This free database of over 600,000 scholarships matches opportunities with your goals, interests and affiliations, based on the personalized profile that you create during your registration at the site.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
The Foundation Center's subscription service that allows you to search through detailed descriptions of more than 5,600 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Michigan State University’s Grants Page
Link to funding opportunities of all kinds, listed under helpful categories such as K-12 awards; minority; disabilities; graduate; undergraduate. is a free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource, connecting students and parents with numerous college funding opportunities.

United Negro College Fund
A searchable listing of thousands of scholarships at the United Negro College Fund Web site.

Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School

Black Student Fund
Since 1964, the Black Student Fund has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families.

Children First America: Scholarship Programs
This list of opportunities for funding a child’s elementary/secondary education is part of the site of Children First of America.

State Farm Scholarship Programs
Because the State Farm Companies Foundation contributes to national, established scholarship programs, it does not provide scholarships directly to individuals. The Foundation provides funding to scholarship programs that are administered by the American Indian College Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Children’s Scholarship Fund
Children's Scholarship Fund provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families from across the United States to send their children to private schools.

Education Freedom Fund (Pre-College)
The Education Freedom Fund's mission is to provide low-income Michigan families with a choice in the schools their children attend by giving tuition assistance through scholarships.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program

High-achieving youth with financial need and who attend U.S. high schools (U.S. citizenship is not required) are selected to receive individualized educational services throughout high school that will enable them to develop their talents and abilities. The Foundation also awards scholarships for college and graduate school.

The Presidential Freedom Scholarship
This program is an opportunity for high schools to highlight and promote service and citizenship by students and to recognize students for their leadership in those areas.  Each high school in the country may select two students to receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The Corporation for National and Community Service provides $500, which is matched with a $500 scholarship from a community organization. Over 38,000 scholarships have been awarded to date to students who have strengthened communities by demonstrating outstanding leadership in service. Call for more information,
866-291-7700 (toll-free).

The PepsiCo Foundation Diamond Scholars Program
The program was established to provide an opportunity for urban youth who have the potential and desire to succeed in post-secondary education but who may have been overlooked for scholarships. The Foundation is providing scholarships to address the needs of today's youth and to increase graduation rates in America's urban cities. The scholarship program is available in five key urban cities: Detroit , Dallas, Hayward/San Jose, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Michigan State University's List of Pre-college Scholarships
Link directly to a list of K-12 scholarship sites.

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children
The Scholarship Fund for Inner-city Children provides scholarships to students attending Catholic elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey's Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Union Counties.

Washington Scholarship Fund
The Washington Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing Washington, D.C., children with a quality education.

Michigan First Offers Scholarships for High School Students
As part of Michigan First's commitment to education and community involvement, we will offer 56 one-time non-renewable $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of Michigan First Credit Union, and attend one of the participating high schools within Michigan First's field of membership (see list below). Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, involvement in extracurricular activities that demonstrate special talent, leadership, volunteerism or social responsibility. Awarded scholarships will be applied to the student's first year of college only. Awardees will receive the scholarship in their name and in the name of the accredited college/university they will be attending. For further information or if you have questions, please call the Credit Union at 313-345-7200 or 800-664-3828.

Scholarships for Specific Fields

Youth Community Service

City Year Detroit
City Year is an international program that looks to transform communities through service. We seek positive young college age adults (age 17 – 24) to help carry out our work full-time (8:00am – 6:00pm, Monday - Friday) for 10 months (September – June). Here in Detroit our service consist of three key elements: serve schools, strengthen neighborhoods, continue the City Year Detroit movement. City Year Corp Members are offered career development, leadership development, personal development and more. Although the your work is considered voluntary, we do strive to provide a compensation package for added benefit. For your service you will receive a weekly stipend of $195 (in Detroit only, other locations vary), free medical insurance, child care assistance, loan deferment and a $4,725 education award (scholarship for future college courses or loan repayment). Some institutions match the education award! Read more at the City Year Detroit website.

Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship
the Michigan Food & Beverage Association, is offering (2) types of scholarships for deserving students in the Metropolitan Detroit area. The Community Service and Leadership Award recognizes students in grades 9-11 who have demonstrated outstanding eldership and dedication to community service. The Metro Youth Day Scholarship Award recognizes students who have maintained good standing academically and have overcome personal challenges in order to graduate from high school and go on to college. Download student selection process and application.

The Ron Brown Scholar 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. Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers. January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

Toyota Community Scholars Program
The Toyota Community Scholars program awards 100 scholarships valued at $10,000 and $20,000 over four years to outstanding high school seniors nationwide. Participating high schools may nominate one student who exemplifies outstanding academic excellence, leadership and most importantly - commitment to community service. High schools nationwide are asked to nominate one student for the Toyota Community Scholars program. The school's nominee should have a consistent record of academic excellence, be active in school programs, and be recognized as a leader by his/her peers and instructors. In addition, the nominee must have initiated or be actively involved in a service program that addresses a school or community need. Only one nominee will be accepted from a school. Application materials are mailed to high schools nationwide in September and in early December applications are submitted by schools.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes students in grades 5–12 who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The program was created in 1995 and is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Over the past 12 years, the program has honored more than 70,000 young volunteers at the local, state. and national levels. Student applications are due back to schools or organizations every year at the end of October. Schools or organizations are due back to Prudential by November 7th.

Best Buy Scholarships
Best Buy Scholarships go to graduating high school seniors who not only hit the books but impact the community. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and community services. More than 1,500 scholarships are awarded annually and total over $2.5 million, individual amounts vary from $1,500-$10,000. Applications are usually due in February. Visit the website for more details.

Kohl's Cares For Kids
Kohl's accepts nominations every year for their scholarships during the time of February 1st and March 15th. If you know of a child making a difference in their community, nominate him or her for a Kohl's Kids Who Care scholarship! Kohls honors young volunteers in two age categories: ages 6-12 and 13-18. For more information and a nomination form by visit Kohl's website.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation works on behalf and at the direction of the entire Coca-Cola system to reinforce the Coca-Cola system's legacy of community support while enhancing educational opportunities in the United States through scholarship awards and enrichment programs for young people who demonstrate, through academic excellence and leadership in their communities, their capacity for and commitment to making a difference in the world. Applications are due from high school seniors by October 31 of their senior year.

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
The Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship recognizes excellence in high school juniors. Up to $1 million in scholarships is available annually to high school juniors nationwide. Discover Card sponsors the Tribute Award Scholarship Program for high school juniors to applaud exemplary accomplishments and to support continued education and training beyond high school. Applicants must have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for the 9th and 10th grades, demonstrate accomplishments in leadership and community service and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge. There are up to 300 state awards provided at $2,500 each and ten national scholarship awards at $25,000 each. Applications are made available every December and due in January of the following year.

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others. The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the Spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarship
Since 1993, Grandmothers for Peace International has awarded $250-$500 scholarships to high school seniors and college freshmen from different countries for their activities relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament and conflict resolution.

Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
Dollars for Scholars is a network of community-based, volunteer-operated scholarship foundations in cities, towns, and neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship
High school juniors enrolled in the U.S. and who have accomplishments in community service, leadership or special talents are eligible for this annual award.

Do Something's BRICK Award
Each year, six outstanding leaders age 18 and under are selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 community grant; three outstanding leaders ages 19-25 receive a $10,000 community grant.

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minority Students
The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups and are US citizens. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipients educational level, financial need, and time commitment. Application deadline is March 15.

Do Something Grant
Budding community leaders age 18 and under can apply for a $500 grant to implement their ideas to solve community problems.

Education Research Center of America Community Contribution Scholarship
Education Research Center of America awards student scholarships and provides a minimum of 25 scholarships of $1000 per year for higher education. The scholarship awards recognize and reward high school students who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community and/or high school.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2006 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. This year's nomination deadline is April 30.

The Heart of America Christopher Reeve Award
The award is presented each year to an extraordinary youth who has demonstrated tremendous courage and compassion in serving his or her community. An awards review committee will select one student each year for the award, which includes a $1000 scholarship.

Hitachi Foundation's Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community
The annual award recognizes ten U.S. high school seniors for exemplary service and community involvement.

Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Program
Kohl's Kids Who Care® is an annual opportunity for Kohl's to recognize and reward kids who volunteer in their communities.

Make A Difference Scholarships
Community-minded students can win 4 years of full tuition, room and board at Green Mountain College, a private, 4-year college in Vermont that integrates modern environmental thought into a traditional liberal arts or pre-professional course of study.

NetAid's Global Action Award
U.S. students ages 14-18 who have worked on projects related to fighting global poverty can receive $5,000 for higher education or a charitable cause of their choice.

Presidential Freedom Scholarships
A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the scholarships are designed to highlight and promote service and citizenship by students and to recognize students for their leadership in those areas.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities.

Start Something Scholarships
Click to explore a Collaboration between Target Stores and Tiger Woods Foundation, designed to encourage youth to start a service learning project.

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Award
One hundred $1,000 grants, funded by the State Farm Companies Foundation, are available from Youth Service America for teachers, youth (ages 5-25), and school-based service-learning coordinators to implement service-learning projects for National Youth Service Day, April 21-23, 2006. Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service with curriculum or program-based learning. Grant applications must be received by mail by October 17, 2005 (available to U.S. applicants only). For questions or more information, please visit Youth Service America's Web site.

Target All-Around Scholarships
Target awards over six hundred All-Around Scholarships each year — including one $25,000 scholarship — to high school seniors and college students age 24 and younger.

YouthActionnet Award
This site is dedicated to encouraging youth leadership in service learning projects.

Youth for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
The Program provides awards for California youth that have been leaders in their communities by promoting healthy adolescent sexuality and/or teen pregnancy prevention.

Arts & Media

Target ReDesign Your School
Redesign your school using media formats such as a drawing, photo, Power-point, collage, video, etc. High school 9-12th grade students eligible in the amounts of $100-$10,000. Available in March and due June 30th.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Young artists and writers currently enrolled in grades 7–12 and who attend a public, private, parochial or home-school in the United States, Canada, U.S. Territories or U.S.-sponsored schools abroad can apply for this annual program that gives scholarships and/or regional and national recognition for students' creative works.

Radio Television News Directors Association & Foundation
All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Winners of the Ed Bradley, Carole Simpson, Lou & Carole Prato Sports Reporting and Mike Reynolds Scholarships also receive an expenses-paid trip to the RTNDA International Conference. Candidates must be a full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism and have at least one full year of college remaining. To receive an award, winners must be officially enrolled in college and be in good standing. Scholarships are paid in semi-annual installments for one year of study.

The Asian American Journalists Association
Know of a student interested in journalism? The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has an opportunity for them. J-Camp is a program for about 40 high school freshman, sophomores and juniors of any ethnic background who are interested in broadcast, newspapers, magazines and photojournalism. Students get hands-on training from experienced journalists in Miami, on July 27-Aug. 1. Past speakers include Carl Bernstein, Aaron Brown, James Colton, Leonard Downie Jr., Hoda Kotb, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Helen Thomas and Brian Williams. Applications are due April 13. ALL COSTS ARE COVERED, including airfare, housing and meals. Have questions? Contact Katie Nelson at for a copy of the application or call Kimberly Mizuhara at the AAJA National office at (415) 346-2051 x102. You may also visit the AAJA website for more details.

The Ayn Rand Institute
The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to introduce young people to Ayn Rand's novels, to support scholarship and research based on her ideas, and to promote the principles of reason, rational self-interest, individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism to the widest possible audience.

AAJA/Cox Foundation Scholarship
Awards of up to $2,500 to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast or photo journalism.

California "Save Me A Spot In College" Scholarship Contest
This scholarship gives you the opportunity to express yourself through written word, a poster, or a TV ad that highlights the importance of access to higher education

AAJA/S.I. Newhouse Foundation Scholarships
Awards of up to $5,000 each to college students pursuing careers in newspaper print journalism. While the scholarship is open to all students, AAJA especially encourages applicants from historically underrepresented Asian Pacific American groups. S.I Newhouse scholarship winners will be eligible for summer internships with a Newhouse publication.

Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship
Awards $2,000 to a graduating high school senior who is enrolling in college and pursuing a journalism career.

AAJA-CNN Scholars
Four students majoring in broadcast or online journalism will be given college scholarships of $25,000 each awarded over four years.

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship
Since his death in 1982, Vincent Chin has become one of the icons for Asian American civil rights and intolerance of hate crimes. Through this new scholarship, AAJA will award $5,000 a journalism student committed to keeping Vincent Chin's memory alive.

Associated Male Choruses of America Music Scholarships
Male high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to major in vocal music are eligible for awards ranging from $200 to $1200. Read about the recipients..

Arts Recognition and Talent Search
ARTS identifies young artists in the disciplines of Dance, Film and Video, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing for scholarships and financial support toward their continued arts education.

Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award Program
Supporting tomorrow’s award-winning directors and writers, the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award gives young artists a chance to see their films come to life.

Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships
The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts awards scholarships to individuals who qualify for post secondary education and desire to pursue an education or a career in the performing arts.

The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are preparing for careers in document preparation, production or distribution; one-to-one marketing; graphic arts and communication; e-commerce; imaging science; printing; web authoring; electronic publishing; computer science; telecommunications or related fields. Read about the recipients..

Vermont Alliance for Arts Education Student Arts Scholarships
The Vermont Alliance for Arts Education offers high school seniors post-secondary school training in the arts.


Asthma Scholarship Program Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence Scholarship Program was established to provide college scholarships for asthmatic students. This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors only.

National Black Nurses Scholarship (NBNA)
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. The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. offers various scholarships each year and the deadline is April 15.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Scholarship
AORN Scholarship Committee has awarded funding for undergraduate and graduate education to AORN members who apply for scholarships and provide funding to nursing students who are enrolled in educational programs leading to initial licensure as registered nurses.

Immune Deficiency Foundation Annual Scholarship Program
The Immune Deficiency Foundation has awarded scholarships to undergraduate students living with a primary immune deficiency disease. IDF assists students who have triumphed over many adversities in hopes of completing their secondary education.

Community Foundation Schureman Scholarship
Students (12th grade) who are fatherless due to death or loss of parental rights. Must have 3.0GPA, attend public university in Michigan, major in dentistry, law, nursing, or medicine. Available in October and due in May.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Programs
Scholarship programs train professional health personnel to staff Indian Health Service programs serving the Indian people. Both full and part-time student opportunities are available. Eligibility information: Applicant must be an American Indian or Alaska Native.

Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program
The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) allows students to gain valuable professional experience with the PHS early in their education.

The National Institutes of Health: Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research.

National Osteoporosis Foundation Student Fellowship Grants
NOF will award five summer student fellowship grants. Qualifications: Applicants will have a high school or undergraduate degree and have an interest in pursuing a career leading to a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in the area of osteoporosis.

Nutrition, Physical Education, and Culinary Arts Students
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts in the state of California. Checks will be mailed to the educational institution and are to be used toward tuition and fees.

The Tylenol Scholarship
The makers of TYLENOL® Family of Products will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and major or who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields, and are residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

USANA Good Nutrition Pays Scholarship
Active teens and young adults who excel in academics, sports, or the arts know that a high degree of commitment helps ensure success. The same attention needs to be paid to the special requirements of young, growing bodies. Starting good nutritional habits early in life, may lead to an enduring commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. Like an A+ on a term paper, the gold medal for winning, or a standing ovation for an exceptional performance, the USANA scholarship honors students who lead healthy lifestyles of extraordinary achievement.

Mathematics, Finance, Accounting & Related Areas

Thyrsa Frazier Svager Scholarship
The Thyrsa Frazier Svager Scholarship of the African American Community
Foundation of The Dayton Foundation was established to provide scholarship
assistance to African American females majoring in mathematics and attending
Central State University, Wilberforce University, Wright State University,
the University of Dayton, Howard University or Spelman College. This $2,000 renewable scholarship is being offered to full-time undergraduate mathematics majors with a sophomore, junior or senior status. If you or your students have questions about this scholarship, you can download the application by clicking here or email Elizabeth Horner at

Credit Suisse Douglas L. Paul Scholarship
The Credit Suisse Douglas L. Paul Scholarship for Achievement Program is intended to introduce the best and brightest second year students to the opportunities Credit Suisse as a financial institution has to offer. The $5,000 scholarship is for students of African, Latino and Native American descent who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, and an interest in finance. Winners of the award will also have the opportunity to participate in our 10-week rotational summer program. While in this program, they will have the opportunity to rotate through the Credit Suisse Investment Banking, Fixed Income, and Equities divisions. Deadline usually in November - to receive an emailed application call Credit Suisse at 212.538.3785.

Detroit Chapter National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Minority Scholarship Program
The primary objective of this program is to encourage more minorities to pursue undergraduate and advanced degree studies in accounting and finance. Scholarships are awarded by NABA and funded by monies contributed by it corporate partners which consist of public and private corporations, accounting firms, individual CPAs, and many more. Scholarships are distributed annually in various amounts up to $2,500. All applications must be submitted and post-mark dated on or before March 31. This scholarship is for both current and future college students.

The Lawrence P. Doss Scholarship Foundation
The Lawrence P. Doss Scholarship Foundation was created to help Detroit high school seniors who would like to follow in Doss' footsteps. The Foundation was founded to provide university and college scholarships to disadvantaged Detroit high school seniors committing to major in finance, management, business, or accounting and to return to Detroit to contribute to the city’s workforce and economy. These scholarships are renewable annually for four years, with a potential of $20,000 to each recipient. Our scholarship recipients have come from Finney, Murray Wright, Cass Tech, King, Renaissance, Mumford, Henry Ford and Western International High Schools. They have chosen to attend Michigan State, Wayne State, Central and Eastern Michigan University, Columbia of Chicago, Bowling Green State University, Marygrove College, Northwood University and more. Criteria and further details can be found at the website.

Tennessee State University Minority Introduction to Engineering
Minority Introduction To Engineering (MITE) is an intensive two (2) week summer academic workshop designed to introduce minority high school students to the engineering profession. MITE is sponsored by NASA-Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and Tennessee State University. Minority and female youth who have an interest in mathematics and/or science and who want to explore careers in science, engineering and/or mathematics. MITE is for any student promoted to 10th , 11th , or 12th grade. The deadline for receipt of completed applications and accompanying documentation is May 28.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
This scholarship program from the American Institue of Certified Public Accountants provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. These awards are funded by the AICPA Foundation from monies contributed by the AICPA, its members, public accounting firms, and others. The program has been in existence for more than 20 years and has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships. Deadline is June 1.

Science, Engineering and Technology

Michigan Council of Women In Technology
The MCWT Foundation Scholarship program is now open . Eligible high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students are urged to download the applications for financial aid for the Fall semester from here . Awards, to go to students focused on I.T. (Information Technology) degrees, include:

  • A $5000 per year annual scholarship for a worthy high school senior - value up to $20,000;
  • A $5000 per year annual scholarship for a university freshman, going into sophomore year - value up to $15,000;
  • A $5000 per year annual scholarship for a graduate student, pursuing a postgraduate Doctoral or Master's program - value up to $15,000;
  • A $3,000 one-time research grant for a worthwhile I.T. related research project.
University of Michigan Summer College Engineering Exposure Program (SCEEP)
SCEEP is a three-week residential program for students who will be high school seniors in the upcoming school year. It provides exposure to the University of Michigan and, particularly, the College of Engineering . Participants gain insight into the various engineering majors that are offered by the College. They also participate in departmental tours and interact with faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and engineering students. Campus tours and activities introduce participants to the campus environment. Special workshops address academic success skills necessary for the smooth transition from high school to college. Other presentations acquaint participants with admissions and financial aid information, as well as the many support services and resources available to
U-M students.

SAE Engineering Scholarships
SAE is proud to be able to offer a number of scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and related sciences. These scholarships are made possible by the support of the corporate and academic community. Applications are due in December.

Tennessee State University Minority Introduction to Engineering
Minority Introduction To Engineering (MITE) is an intensive two (2) week summer academic workshop designed to introduce minority high school students to the engineering profession. MITE is sponsored by NASA-Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and Tennessee State University. Minority and female youth who have an interest in mathematics and/or science and who want to explore careers in science, engineering and/or mathematics. MITE is for any student promoted to 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. The deadline for receipt of completed applications and accompanying documentation is May 28.

The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are preparing for careers in document preparation, production or distribution; one-to-one marketing; graphic arts and communication; e-commerce; imaging science; printing; web authoring; electronic publishing; computer science; telecommunications or related fields. Read about the recipients..

ISS (Iron and Steel Society) Foundation
The intention of these scholarship awards is to attract talented and dedicated students to the ferrous industry and to encourage them to pursue careers within the iron and steel and steel-related industries.

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
TMs encourages students to apply for up to three of their six scholarships.

Concrete Research and Education Foundation
Scholarships available for those in fields of study related to the concrete industry. Read about the recipients..

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship
The mission of the BAM Scholarship is to encourage and enable Black high school students to (a) go to college, (b) realize the impact technology has on the world, and (c) target a career in the technology industry. The amount of the BAM Scholarship to be awarded is $2,500 annually, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of BAM to the recipient's school's Financial Aid Office. There is potential for an annual renewal of $2,500 for up to four years for a total of $10,000.

Siemens Westinghouse Competition
Open to all high school seniors who would like to submit an original science and math research project. You may enter as an individual if you will be a senior this upcoming school year, or as part of a team of two or three students.

Graduate Programs & Scholarships

Florida A&M University Graduatet Research Fellowships and Awards
Multiple sources for financial assistance for graduate level educational programs.

Sports Programs

BORN2DOTHIS Foundation
Academics is the cultural accumulation of knowledge. Knowledge is Power and it is essential for today’s youth to succeed creating the future they desire. BORN2DOTHIS focuses on a community engaged in education and athletics, as a whole.

Think Detroit P.A.L.
The Detroit Police Athletic League and Think Detroit have recently undergone a merger and now operate under one new name: Think Detroit PAL. Think Detroit PAL is a private non-profit with a unique partnership with police officers that relies on contributions from individual donors, foundations, and corporations. Think Detroit PAL runs leadership camps, community centers, and tutorials plus a variety of seasonal programs in 11 different sports. Currently we serve nearly 13,000 kids with the help of 1,500 volunteers.

Study Abroad

Financial Aid for International Students Traveling Abroad
This site lists organizations that may be able to provide some information about financial aid for international students.

Financial Aid for Studying Abroad
Listing of study abroad scholarships.

International Student Education Loans
Student loan programs specifically for US students studying abroad or enrolled in approved foreign colleges or universities.

Children's International Summer Villages
Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) is a unique youth exchange organization that allows students to participate in an international summer exchange program in multiple countries across the world. CISV evolved from a firm conviction that lasting peace is possible if individuals and groups can learn to live together as friends. For CISV, the key to making this vision a reality, was to start working with children and youth.

Global Journeys Summer Day Camp and International Youth Leadership Program
The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit is offering two programs for five weeks: Global Journeys Summer Day Camp for children ages 7-13 and the International Youth Leadership Program for ages 14 & up. Both programs will focus on preparing the kids to become Ambassadors of Peace and Citizens of the World. The young people will participate in many educational and fun activities including learning basic communication in five major languages, indoor and outdoor games, field trips to area museums and different ethnic communities, arts & crafts, etiquette, food, music, and dance from different countries. The older youth will both participate and take lead roles in the activities. Visit the website to learn more....

Rotary International
Since 1947, this worldwide organization of business and professional leaders has offered a range of awards and scholarships for youth leaders to serve and study abroad.

Student Scholarship Programs for Education Abroad
For many students, a study abroad experience is only possible with financial assistance. Each year CIEE awards scholarships and grants to students who plan to study overseas.

Taking it Global - Financial Opportunities
The TakingITGlobal Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants directory, arranged by deadline date or type.

Youth for Understanding USA
This organization awards scholarships to US students who wish to participate in its international exchange programs.


The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship (I4C) is currently accepting applications for its summer program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Each summer, 12 of the most promising young minority male college sophomores in the country (possibly 24 this coming summer) are given the chance to travel to the nation's capital and engage in prestigious internships while taking rigorous classes at Georgetown. You should be a college sophomore to apply, however, juniors are considered if they are committed to attending graduate or professional school directly following their senior year. Personal meetings with such leaders as Colin Powell, John Lewis, etc. are made possible by the intimate nature of the program. The program runs from June to July and is a two-summer commitment (accommodations are made for students on the quarter system). During their first summer, students' primary responsibilities outside of their internships are their academic courses. The following summer, in addition to their internships, mentorship with the latest cohort of Institute students and young high school students becomes a priority.

OCA Seeks Applicants for Summer Internship Program
Washington, DC – OCA, a national Asian Pacific American organization dedicated to ensuring social justice for APAs, is seeking motivated and qualified students for its highly successful summer internship program. The internship will last approximately ten weeks and a stipend will be provided. Program Details: Summer interns will be placed at a federal agency, non-profit, or congressional office that matches their interest and work full-time. Interns can also be placed at the OCA National Center and work first hand with one of the largest APA organizations in the country. In addition to their placement, summer interns will be highly engaged in many OCA activities and be involved with grassroots organizing. We will be interviewing and selecting the OCA Summer Internship class by April and a firm commitment is required from the applicant at that time. Application deadline is March 15th.

ARI's Internship Program
ARI's Internship program provides aspiring intellectuals with a chance to work one-on-one with scholars specializing in Objectivism. You will read and analyze articles, take courses in Objectivism and related topics, write papers and perhaps have the opportunity to deliver a lecture to ARI staff. Our program is catered to each individual, so no two experiences are the same. The deadline to apply for Summer next year is March 16 and successful applicants will be notified by April 30. To help us make our selections applicants may also be interviewed. Interns work and study 40 hours per week at ARI's office and are paid $10 per hour.

Summer Internships at Johnson Publishing Company
Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a paid summer internship position. JPC will offer interns a challenging and meaningful work environment that will allow them to demonstrate their abilities, apply the knowledge they've acquired through their college courses and help cultivate skills necessary for employment in their specific fields of study. Applications due no later than April 30.

TV 20 Detroit
My TV20 Detroit offers an internship program to provide students who are anticipating careers in the television industry or related fields, with the opportunity to receive academic course credits for on the job training. Internships at TV20 are for academic education credit only [non-paid]. This program has been developed to attract, support and assist students in becoming work force ready. The length of the internship program shall be for one [1] semester or one [1] term, depending on the structure of the educational institution. Internships are offered in Research, Production, Engineering/Operations, Sales Marketing, and Graphic Arts. Visit the website of TV20 Detroit to learn more and to apply before the upcoming deadline.

Other Scholarships, Programs and Opportunities

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian's annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Guardian awards prizes to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their school and communities. Prizes totaling $30,000 are awarded to three top winners and 12 finalists each year, to further their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Tavis Smiley Summer Leadership Institute - Youth 2 Leaders
Registration is now open for the Leadership Institute scheduled for Aug. 2-6 at Texas Southern University in Houston . Youth ages 13-18 are eligible to apply. The fee is $450 and includes meals, lodging, and program workshops. The application deadline is May 2nd. Students selected for participation will be notified by or before May 11 and fees will be due June 30. Speakers confirmed so far include Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West. Space is limited and last year's Institute sold out! Download the application at the Youth 2 Leaders website. The Tavis Smiley Foundation also provides great assistance (internships, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, etc.) at their "Youth Resource Center".

Y.E.S. - Young Educators Society
The Young Educators Society (YES) offers scholarships each year to both high school and college students who have displayed good academic skills and strong leadership qualities as member of YES Chapters. This scholarship was originally established by Charles D. Moody Jr. to encourage young people to enter into the teaching profession. The YES Executive Board currently offers multiple Teacher Education Scholarships on a competitive basis to YES Chapter members and university applicants who support the YES mission. Visit the website to see the criteria for the scholarship and other scholarships they connect students to.

Michigan Virtual Schoool
The Michigan Virtual School (MVS) is an online resource that enables Michigan high schools and middle schools to provide courses (all taught by certified teachers) and other learning tools that students wouldn't otherwise have access to. It was funded by the Michigan Legislature in July 2000 to be operated by the Michigan Virtual University (MVU), a private, not-for-profit Michigan corporation. MVS works in cooperation with individual school districts to grant course credit and diplomas. If you are in high school, visit the section specific for 9-12th graders, click here.

The McKelvey Foundation
The McKelvey Foundation will award $40,000 scholarships to young entrepreneurs across the country. The Foundation will distribute up to $10,000 per year for each of the four years to any accredited four year college within the United States. The winners will have certain obligations during those four years. News of the winners of the Entrepreneurial Scholarship will have their awards published in a major newspaper. Application are due by January 31. Please read the scholarship rules before applying!

The National Young Scholars Program
This is an unparalleled opportunity for younger students to apply new concepts in an accelerated, interactive and intellectually stimulating environment outside of the classroom. The National Young Scholars Program (NYSP) is specifically designed and created for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students with a history of academic achievement, who even at their young age have demonstrated a high degree of leadership potential. To meet strict acceptance requirements and to ensure that only the most highly acclaimed individuals attend NYSP, each nominee must be personally selected for nomination by a teacher. Teachers who nominate are instructed to select only those students who can meet the challenge of our advanced academic curriculum and who merit the distinction of a nomination. Tuition costs vary based on state of participation.

Alma College High School Leadership Institue
This Leadership Institute is open to 50 rising seniors from Michigan high schools. The residential Institute develops leadership capabilities and an understanding of the complexity of local, state and global economic and technological changes. It provides an intensive immersion into the study and practice of leadership through workshops, case analysis and experiential activities. Alma College's Center for Responsible Leadership has partnered with the ART of Leadership Foundation to bring ALF's proven leadership curriculum to Alma's campus and give students a real world leadership experience.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melind Gates Foundation . The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

Minority Corporate Council Association Scholarship For Law Students
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is continuing their initiative designed to support entering first year law students nationwide who have been accepted into an accredited law school.

College Summit - For Your School District
College Summit provides districts with a strategy and tools to transform college enrollment throughout the district. Equipping students, teachers, counselors, principals and administrators alike, College Summit builds your capacity to send more of our students to post-secondary education.

Detroit Economic Club Scholarship Program
The Detroit Economic Club Scholarship Program's purpose is to assist students from the city of Detroit and 4 surrounding area metropolitan counties in pursuing a program of undergraduate education. School counselors may nominate a student for the scholarship. The criterion for selection includes:

  • Strong scholastic performance and academic honors
  • Exemplary leadership and character as demonstrated by extra-curricular activities, service in school and community, volunteer involvement and paid work experience
  • Special consideration is given to students who have overcome hardships to achieve their personal and educational goals
  • Family economic need

A $2,000 renewable scholarship is awarded to 2 students each year. The DEC awards scholarships of up to 8 students at any given time.

Wayne State On-line Private Scholarship Application
The on-line application for the 2008-2009 Wayne State University Private Scholarships is available at their website. All scholarships administered through the Wayne State University Admissions and Student Financial Aid requires submission of an application.  The application is will be available on-line from November 1, 2007 – January 31, 2008 for the 2008-2009 academic school year via their website. If further information is needed, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at (313) 577-3378.

2008-2009 David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships
Applications are due March 01, 2008.  The scholarship program recognizes the contributions of student activities to the student’s educational experience and to campus life. Applicants must submit an official application, including a personal statement on how student activities have enhanced their WSU education, two letters of recommendations, a minimum GPA of 2.75, sophomore status or above (Fall 2008), Michigan resident and a WSU transcript. Awards cover tuition for full or part time study, with a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester (Fall and Winter) for undergraduate study.  Students enrolled at the post-bachelor status or pursuing a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible. For an application for the David Adamany-WSU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, please call (313) 577-2300 or stop by Alumni House at 441 Ferry Mall on the WSU campus.

Wayne State University Urban Scholars / Leaders Program
The Urban Scholars/Leaders Scholarship Program develops, trains, and retains future Detroit leaders, providing coordinated academic and social support. Created in 2006, the program recognizes and promotes outstanding leaders and scholars from the city of Detroit. Recipients of the Urban Scholars/Leaders Scholarship Program receive full tuition support for four years and an attractive academic support package. Applications to the Urban Scholars/Leaders Scholarship Program may be submitted to the Honors Program office by April 15.

The Skandalaris Family Foundation

  • College Scholarship - Skandaris Family Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation, managed by officers of the Foundation and members of the Skandalaris family. Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to a group of students, characterized by their special talents, leadership skills, unselfish ways, strong values, and commitment to excellence.  The majority of our college scholarships will be granted to residents of the State of Michigan. The foundation has established a college scholarship program to recognize special students with a minimum award of $2,000 for first year recipients. Skandalaris Family Foundation Scholarships fund any chosen course of study at an accredited United States college or university. The Foundation also allows previous recipients to re-apply and may increase their award amounts based on their success. 
  • Future Leaders Merit Scholarship - The Skandalaris Family Foundation has formed a partnership with Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) to identify and support outstanding students who have excelled inside the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Students who do not currently attend DCDS can apply for the scholarship as they enter grades 6 through 9. The scholarship is renewable annually, but the intent of the scholarship is to continue payments through the student's senior year. Applicants must complete the admission process at DCDS prior to applying for a Future Leaders Merit Scholarship. DCDS will send its recommendation to the Foundation, and this recommendation will be considered along with the Foundation's application. A copy of our application can be obtained from this site. The Foundation will provide financial support for tuition as required by DCDS. Scholarships typically range from $8,000 to $12,500 per year.

* Recipients of the Skandaris Family Foundation scholarship award require 3.5 GPA, 24 ACT, 1200 SAT and are available in November, due in May.

The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship
The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization, has dedicated itself to helping students, who hold close to the ideals of Mrs. Parks, achieve their goals and overcome adversity through the support of higher education. Recipients of the $2,000, non-renewable scholarship are chosen for their outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership, and commitment to the principles embraced by Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement.

Ford Motor Company and The Detroit Branch NAACP Scholarship
As a part of the Annual Career Day & Youth Summit: An Essay / Presentation Competition titled “What civil rights or social justice issue do you feel is worthy of fighting for and why?“ / “What do you plan to do to make a difference on this issue?”. All essays must be received by PCGCampbell no later than April 16 at 5pm.

University of Michigan Summer Science & Engineering Programs for Pre-College Students

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWTF)
Applications for the MCWT Foundation Information Technology Summer Camp for 4th through 7th graders are now being accepted. The camp is scheduled July 16th through July 20th at Lawrence Technological University, in Southfield, MI. Please click here  for a copy of the application and other qualifying paperwork required for entry into camp.

The Walmart Foundation & Sam's Club
Walmart supports students via their Sam Walton Community Scholarship program where high school seniors are awarded to students going to college.

The Inkster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Scholarships are awarded to graduating minority students high schools students. Both applications are available are available for download here. Both applications are due March 28th.
Minority Scholars Application
Minority Vocational Award Application

Spelman College Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program
Spelman College, a historically black college for women, is pleased to announce the Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program. The program is a five week residential program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in biology, biochemistry, medicine or other life-science related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an integrative science education experience, while developing their laboratory, research and scientific literacy skills. Only female applicants entering 12th grade in the fall will be considered for this program. A stipend for a six-week period, June 17 - July 20 will be provided. This stipend is subject to federal and state taxes. Room and Board is provided for the five week program. Application Deadline March 30 (Applications must be postmarked by the deadline.) Notification of Acceptance will be April 27. Students outside the state of Georgia may apply.

Strather Career & Learning Academy
Herb Strather of Strather & Associates offers 16-19 year olds without a high school diploma & not enrolled in school the opportunity to get their high school diploma while pursuing a career in real estate, hotel & restaurant management, music entertainment, computer technology and more. Sign up online or call 313-446-6900. Classes are held Monday - Thursday.

AXA Advisors Achievement Scholarships
AXA Achievement is a multi-faceted scholarhsip program, awarding more than $1.3 million a year in scholarships on national and local levels

Metro PCS Community Scholars Program
MetroPCS founded the MetroPCS Community Scholars Program to encourage high school students to be involved in volunteer activities that give back to their communities, and help pay for a college education. Applicants to the MetroPCS Community Scholars Program must be high school seniors attending a public, private, or alternative high school high school in an eligible county who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a standard 4.0 grading scale.

Detroit Omega Foundation, Inc. (DOFI)
Detroit Omega Foundation, Inc. recently changed its emphasis and now focuses on larger individual scholarship amounts to fewer students. Currently, it awards $5,000 four-year scholarships each year to four Detroit area African American male graduating high school seniors for them to continue their education at a Historically Black College or University. The scholarships are renewable each year so long as the recipient t continues to meet specified eligibility requirements. The deadline for applying is April 15. Selections are made in May and awardees are showcased at the Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner in June.

Southfield Community Foundation Scholarships
The Southfield Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and holding permanently endowed funds from a wide range of donors in order to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work in our communities. As part of the Foundation's focus on education, helping people achieve their highest aspirations for the future, they have initiated the five scholarship programs. See details at their website.

The Cranbrook Peace Foundation Youth Leadership Project
The Cranbrook Peace Foundation is recruiting high school sophomores and juniors from throughout Southeast Michigan for its Youth Leadership Project (YLP). The Youth Leadership Project is composed of 10 to 18 students each year, who meet together one Saturday a month to learn from experts in their fields including media at the Detroit Free Press, environmentalists from the Sierra Club, immigration leaders from Freedom House, and many others. The objective of the project is to enable and empower young people to create positive changes in our society. The selection process for YLP is very competitive. YLP not only seeks those who are showing leadership qualities, but also great diversity in races and cultures, locales, economic status, and points of view from throughout Southeast Michigan's cities and suburbs. Apply for the Youth Leadership Project - Deadline is April 30th.

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program
KFC Colonel's Scholars enables high school students with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance and demonstrated financial need, to pursue up to four years of study at an accredited public institution in the state they reside. The KFC Colonel's Scholar program is about you, your dreams and aspirations, and the perseverance to succeed. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC's Colonel's Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor's degree program. Applications are open January 1st - February 16th.

Community Caring Program Scholarship
We are proud to announce the Community Caring Program Scholarship . This program was established in 1995 by a group of community leaders in the Detroit metropolitan area dedicated to providing assistance to under-privileged students in need of financial assistance for tuition or for an enrichment experience. This year the Community Caring Program intends to award $1,000 scholarships to students in Southeast Michigan. Application forms and transcripts/school reports must be postmarked by March 16.

The Phoenix of the Detroit Fire Department
The Phoenix of the Detroit Fire Department, established in 1967, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), community service organization. We are supported chiefly by Detroit Firefighters with an interest in helping the less fortunate. One of the goals of the Phoenix is to award scholarships to deserving students of the Detroit Public School system. This year, the Phoenix of the Detroit Fire Department's Scholarship Committee has elected to award one(1) $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a DPS graduating senior residing in the City of Detroit. Applications must be postmarked May 31.

The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Scholarship
The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit's main interest is in locating and rewarding outstanding freshman students applying to the University of Michigan. There are multiple scholarships that are generally awarded to graduates of Southeastern Michigan High Schools, specifically those in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties. Eligibility Criteria ACT: Minimum score of 31, OR SAT: Minimum score of 1400, OR Top 1% of your graduating class (Must meet 1 of the 3 criteria).

Academic ONE Live Tutoring Service
Academicone, a Tec-Masters Incorporated company, is an Internet-online / on-demand education service that provides tutoring in math and science courses through a secured web site. While at home, school, library, after-school program, or anywhere that there is Internet access, you can receive assistance with difficult homework problems from a live/ real-time tutor.

Academic Competitiveness (AC) Grants and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants
This is for students who are in their first year or second year of a 2 or 4 year degree program. The grants will encourage students to take more challenging courses in high school—making success in college more likely, according to research—and to pursue college majors in high demand in the global economy, such as science, mathematics, technology, engineering and critical foreign languages. In addition to the Pell Grant amount, up to $750 will be awarded to eligible first-year AC Grant students, and up to $1,300 to second-year AC Grant students. Up to $4,000 will be awarded to eligible National SMART Grant students for each year in addition to the Pell Grant funds

SMART Grants
Under the SMART Grant program, Congress established that qualifying third- or fourth-year students may receive up to $4,000 per year to pay for higher education, if the student majors in mathematics, science, or a critical foreign language. The implementation of the SMART Grant program does not present as many implementation obstacles as the AC Grant program does, because institutions of higher education already have most of the information that is required to determine a student's eligibility. The only additional information required is a list of the eligible majors in math, science, technology, engineering, and critical foreign languages. The major focal areas of study are as follows: computer science, engineering, life and physical science, technology, mathematics, and languages [e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Urdu (spoken in Pakistan )]. There may be more areas, however, these are the primary and most likely to receive funding. Over the next 5years, there is an estimated amount of 4.5 billion allocated for these GRANTS and all funds are for high school students! For information on SMART and AC grants, call 1-800-433-3243.

Young People For
The Young People For fellowship in New York, NY is a year-long leadership development program for young leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs who demonstrate a strong commitment to progressive values and who are on the road to becoming high-impact leaders in the nonprofit, business and government sectors.

APCA Scholarship Program
Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) is an employee resource group of AT&T Inc. A major goal of the group is to promote diversity and its advantages throughout the corporation and the community. One way we accomplish this goal is by granting annual non-renewable scholarships to college-bound high school students. APCA's scholarship program is open to all full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum GPA 2.5 on 4-point scale) of any ethnic background who wish to continue their education at an accredited college (2-year and 4-year) or vocational school. Applicants must be a resident of one of the following nine states or regions where we currently have APCA chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C. Applications are due May 1.

NAACP Scholarships
Since its inception in 1909, the NAACP has taken a leading role in fighting to secure positive, equitable changes in educational institutions throughout the nation. The NAACP recognizes, however, that far too many of America's most promising citizens are still prevented from pursuing their educational goals due to limited financial resources. In an effort to promote equal opportunity in education, the NAACP annually offers scholarships for high school students.

2006 William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
The William R. Simms Award, given annually by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 5-17 and 18-23 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominations for each award may be placed by an individual AFP member, an AFP chapter or members of the AFP Awards Committee. All nominations must be endorsed by the local AFP chapter board of directors prior to submission. Visit the AFP website for nomination forms and complete guidelines. Submission deadline is September 15, 2005.

Bee Dazzled Social Club Detroit Scholarship
The deadline for applications for the Bee Dazzled Social Club scholarship applications must be submitted by May 1. Please view the attached application for details and if any questions please contact Sonya Draper at (313)529-8068.

HBCU Connect Scholarship
HBCUCONNECT.COM is excited to be offering several $1,000 academic scholarships to African-Americans or minorities attending a Historically Black College or University.

American Academy of Allergy
Associates to the American Academy of Allergy present at least 18 Award of Excellence Asthma Scholarships to graduating high school seniors with asthma. Scholarship monies may be used or applied only to pay for tuition, books and fees for a bona fide course of instruction at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or accredited technical or vocational college or school.

American Association of School Administrators: Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
Sponsored by Discover® Card, in cooperation with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Recognizes the achievements of high school juniors in areas beyond academics, and awards scholarships for any type of post-high school education or training.

Casey Family Scholarships for Foster Care Youth
The scholarship aims to help decrease the financial barriers to higher education faced by foster youth in need, and to support their success through the provision of mentoring. To this end, the Casey Family Programs teamed up with Orphan Foundation of America and launched a new scholarship effort that provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to young people, under the age of 25, who have spent at least 12 months in foster care and were not subsequently adopted. The scholarships are awarded for the pursuit of post-secondary education, including vocational or technical training.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards For Hispanic High School Seniors
Hispanic High School Seniors can Win Thousands in Educational Grants, a Laptop Computer, and other Exciting Awards. Students can apply to win a Gold or Silver Medallion in six categories: Academic Excellence, Community Service sponsored, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare, Journalism, and Sports.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund supports Hispanic higher education through a number of scholarship programs.

Immune Deficiency Foundation Annual Scholarship Program
The Immune Deficiency Foundation has awarded scholarships to undergraduate students living with a primary immune deficiency disease.

International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation
Students who have completed no less than one semester of post-secondary school can apply. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the applicant's achievements; awards and accomplishments; future plans and goals; and a letter of recommendation from a design educator, a mentor, or a practitioner in the field.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program

High-achieving youth with financial need and who attend U.S. high schools (U.S. citizenship is not required) are selected to receive individualized educational services throughout high school that will enable them to develop their talents and abilities. The Foundation also awards scholarships for college and graduate school.

Kyoto Scholarships 2005-2006
The Inamori Foundation has created the Kyoto Scholarships in honor of the laureates of its 20th Annual Kyoto Prizes. The Kyoto Prize is awarded each year in three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy to people who have contributed significantly to mankind's betterment in the categories of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. The Inamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan, and the San Diego Foundation have invited all high schools in the City and County of San Diego (public, private and parochial), as well as Tijuana-area high schools, to participate in the 2005-2006 Kyoto Scholarships. Six students will be awarded scholarships up to $10,000 each. The program is limited to high school seniors.

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
The goal of the Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders to acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs and regain their lives.

The Magic Johnson Foundation Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund
The Magic Johnson Foundation Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund provides financial and mentoring support for deserving inner-city high school students who exemplify a strong potential for academic achievement. Applicants must be current residents of Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Program is a unique summer internship experience at the U.S. Department of Education, established in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his contributions to civil and human rights in America.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program is open to continuing juniors, seniors and graduate students who are enrolled on a full-time basis in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of their application, as well as in the academic semester following the summer internship. Students from any field of study are welcome to apply. Up to 10 outstanding undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in education policy or public policy and administration will be selected to participate in the program in summer 2005.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Scholarships
NCAA strives to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body.

National Tourism Foundation
National Tourism Foundation awards scholarships to those studying fields related to the travel industry.

Ohio Newspapers Foundation
The Foundation provides a variety of scholarships and internships aimed at achieving the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in all phases of journalism and newspaper publishing.

Polish National Alliance
The Polish National Alliance is pleased to make available scholarship applications to qualified members who are enrolled as full time college or university students.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Programs
The Sallie Mae Fund supports regional programs that provide higher education scholarships, enabling organizations to offer additional financial assistance to those who need it most.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship Award
College Scholarships of up to $10,000 a year over a four year period for children of a parent who has died of breast cancer.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund provides scholarship, programmatic, and capacity building support to public, historically black colleges and universities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): Awards and Scholarships
Annually, the veterans' organization distributes more than $3 million in scholarships and savings bonds to America's youth through the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests.