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Private Scholarships

Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship
A $2,500 award for one academic year only. Reapplication is required for each subsequent academic year. All applicants must be Navajo females between the ages of 17 and 30, one-fourth degree Navajo Indian blood, full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a New Mexico College or University in a Business, Education, Engineering or Science field, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
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A Place for Mom
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship awards five $1000 scholarships, available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.

Rosemont Leadership Institute
The Rosemont Leadership Institute (RLI), in partnership with New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico, offers a $25,000 scholarship payable over a four-year period to students motivated to become strong, visionary leaders. Applicants must be New Mexico residents enrolled as juniors in a New Mexico high school.

Gates Millennium Scholarship
Established in 1999 with the goal of developing the next generation of America’s leaders, UNCF’s Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To date, over 13,000 students have received GMS scholarships, attending more than 1,500 schools, including Ivy League colleges, flagship state universities and UNCF member historically black colleges (HBCUs).

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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.

Latino College Dollars
Many families are not aware that scholarships and grants- free money – are available to Latino students, and every year thousands of dollars go unclaimed! This up-to-date directory requires no registration and is accessible to all.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Offers fifty scholarships of up to $30,000 per year to students attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the US and planning to transfer to four-year institutions, and thirty scholarships of up to $50,000 per year to graduate students. Applicants must be outstanding individuals demonstrating financial need.

Mensa Education & Research Foundation

Offers scholarships based entirely on essays written by applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

National Association for Campus Activities Foundation

Offers numerous scholarships to undergraduate and graduate student leaders and associate members.

Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarships for Survivors Program

Offers 10 $3,000 scholarships to students under the age of 25, who are survivors of, or who are currently battling cancer or a critical or life threatening disease.

Jackie Robinson Foundation
Offers scholarships of up to $7,200 annually to underserved high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Offers scholarships of up to $30,000 to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields and are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service.

American Indian College Fund

Offers scholarships to American Indian students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in either a tribal college or a selected mainstream university. Follow “Scholarships & Students” link or go to the Mainstream College Scholarships  page.

American Indian Graduate Center
Offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate American Indian students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Follow “Undergraduate Scholarships” link or “Graduate Scholarships” link for information about scholarships and graduate fellowship programs.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Offers scholarships to Asian and/or Pacific Islander Americans attending college for the first time. Must enroll full-time in a two or four-year program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Follow “Scholarship Application” link for application instructions.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program

Offers 10 four-year scholarships to outstanding African-American high school seniors. Program sponsored and funded by the CAP Charitable Foundation.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers scholarships to Hispanic students that demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. Follow the “Scholarships” link or go to  their Scholarship Application System.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Offers various scholarships from $1,000 to Korean American students in fields specified by individual and corporate donors.

La Unidad Latina Foundation

Offers scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000 to Hispanic students currently enrolled in an eligible bachelors or masters degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.

Latin American Educational Foundation

Offers scholarships to Colorado residents who are of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community.

Morris K. Udall Foundation

Offers eighty scholarships of up to $5,000 and fifty honorable mentions to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

United Negro College Fund

Administers over 450 scholarships and fellowships that support students at the ndergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.