Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Available College Scholarships

We provide students with various yearly scholarship opportunities to reduce the cost of attending college and accurate information on how to finance their college education.

DEADLINE:

3/08/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$10,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

25

Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students an accredited post-secondary institution. Twenty- five (25) students completing a two-year, four- year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $10,000.00 for the upcoming academic school year. Applicants must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll as a full-time student in the following year at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program, be a US citizen or permanent resident, be Pell Grant-eligible, and be a diverse candidate or be from an underserved community. Applicants cannot be residents of Utah or be attending a Utah post-secondary institution. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee

DEADLINE:

4/02/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$1,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

20

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Program offers $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the fall.

Available to high school seniors who reside in California, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, and New Jersey. Must plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/ University or a Community College in the state of California, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, and New Jersey as a 1st year student in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded.

Must have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and a household income at or below the Low Income Level (Must be able to show tax return should applicant be selected for award.)

The scholarship is open to all majors and there is no ethnicity requirement. Employees of Cathay Bank and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Coordinator
1145 Wilshire Blvd. Unit #105 Los Angeles, CA 90017
scholarships@apcf.org
tel: (213)624-6400 x6
fax: (213) 624-6406

DEADLINE:

4/09/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$10,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

1

Annual NYIPLEF Diversity Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

NYIPLEF’s Diversity Scholarship provides funds to diverse law students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. at an accredited law school in the New York area (including Connecticut and New Jersey), in good academic standing, and demonstrating intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law. The scholarship is intended to be used by the law student for tuition and expenses related to attending law school. Scholarship awards are made at the full and sole discretion of NYIPLEF.

By submitting an application, a Scholarship Applicant certifies that they meet the following application requirements and are submitting the following supporting documents:

Diverse status as a member of a minority group, and having the intention to pursue a full-time career in intellectual property law. Enrolled at an accredited law school in the New York area, and in good academic standing with no family relationship to an officer or director of NYIPLEF. Submission of a professional resume including academic highlights, work experience, and extracurricular activities is required. Undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school official transcripts reflecting academic accomplishment must be submitted. One (1) letter of recommendation is required, along with a short (250 word maximum) essay by the applicant summarizing their interest in intellectual property law. Essay should identify the applicant’s name, telephone number, and e-mail. Must make a commitment to use scholarship funds solely for tuition and expenses related to attending law school. Applications must be received by April 9th to be considered for the fall diversity scholarship award. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
NYIPLEF
2125 Center Ave., Suite 616 Fort Lee, NJ 07024
admin@nyiplef.org

DEADLINE:

4/20/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

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AWARDS AVAILABLE:

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Long Island Music Hall of Fame Student Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Student Scholarships offered provide funding for graduating Brooklyn, Nassau, Queens, and Suffolk high school students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in music. In addition to eligibility requirements listed on the application, the LIMHOF Education Committee will base selections on the completed application answers, school transcript, a 400-500 word essay on education and career goals, and a letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s commitment to a music career. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
1175 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747
info@limusichalloffame.org
(516) 938-1626

DEADLINE:

4/26/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$1,500

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

1

"You Will Be Found" College Essay Writing Challenge

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The “You Will Be Found” College Essay Writing Challenge inspired by the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen offers a $1,500 scholarship to the college of choice. Applicants must be 11th or 12th grade high school students located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, or Westchester, as well as Nassau, Orange, Rockland, or Suffolk counties during the upcoming academic year. Write a college-application style essay (no longer than 650-words) that describes how “You Will Be Found” resonates with and inspires you. Essays should be specific, have a clear narrative arc, and adhere to the theme of the challenge. For more information or to apply, please visit the
scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee:
372 Fifth Avenue Suite 10B New York, NY 10018
slee@leoninebrands.com
(212) 581-5388

DEADLINE:

4/30/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

See Description

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

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CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and reside in a district represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036
scholarships@cbcfinc.org
(202) 263-2800

DEADLINE:

4/30/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$3,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

10

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036
scholarships@cbcfinc.org
(202) 263-2800

DEADLINE:

4/30/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$3,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

10

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036
scholarships@cbcfinc.org
tel: (202) 263-2800
fax: (202) 263-0846

DEADLINE:

4/30/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$2,500

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

1

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship will be awarded to a local student in the twelfth grade who has maintained satisfactory grades and who has a desire to further his/her interest in horticulture, conservation, or environmental issues through the collegiate level. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 21 Locust Valley, NY 11560
scholarship@ncgc.org
(917) 570-0773

DEADLINE:

5/01/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$5,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

4

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to qualified students seeking to further their education by attending college. The amount of the scholarship is up to $5,000. At least four scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, students must have one or more disabilities, including, but not limited to physical conditions (spinal cord injury, loss of limb, birth defects, etc.) and psychological conditions (autism, post-traumatic stress, etc.). Scholarship recipients must be able to provide proof of disability with letter of confirmation by a physician, and must be a US citizen residing in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Mary Lepping
9 Whispering Spring Drive Millstone Twp., NJ 08510
lepfoundation@aol.com
(609) 208-1699

DEADLINE:

5/05/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

See Description

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter (BAC)

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service sorority, was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University. There are over 200,000 predominantly African-American, college educated women in more than 1000 chapters located in the United States and beyond. Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1949.

Each year, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter (BAC) provides over $40,000 in scholarship awards to qualified high school and college students who reside in the borough of Brooklyn. Most of our awards are renewable four-year scholarships. For those enrolled as full-time students, a grade point average of 2.50 per semester based on a 4.0 system, or its equivalent is required.*

A complete Scholarship Application must be postmarked or electronically submitted by May 5th of the current year. It should include the following:

a) Scholarship Application Form
b) Three letters of recommendation for different sources (i.e., teacher, counselor, religious or community leader, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.);
c) Current official transcript in PDF format from electronic submission;
d) Typed 200-word essay entitled, “The Single Most Important Societal Problem Today.” Include within your essay your rationale for identifying the problem and at least one way to address the problem. Responses must be prepared in Times New Roman 12-14 font, double spaced.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter administers four different scholarships / awards. Each candidate to receive an award must attend an interview conducted by the Scholarship Committee. Proof of immigration status or U.S. citizenship is required.

CONTACT:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter
Ms. Suzette Spann Scarborough
Chairperson Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 470913 Brooklyn, New York 11247
scholarshipbrooklynalumnaedst@gmail.com

DEADLINE:

5/25/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

See Description

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

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National Ocean Scholar Program

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

As part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) program’s continuing effort to recognize individual achievement, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership offers the National Ocean Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is to provide tuition assistance for NOSB students who have an interest in pursuing an ocean or a marine-related topic area in their post-high school education. Applicants must be high school seniors who participate in the NOSB at least once during their high school career, have a career goal in the ocean sciences or a marine-related field, and demonstrate academic success and integrity. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
1201 New York Avenue Suite 420 Washington, DC 20005
nosb@oceanleadership.org
tel: (202) 448-1238
fax: (202) 332-8887

DEADLINE:

6/30/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$5,165

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

See Description

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to the start of the term. Must have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma by passing a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) formally known as a GED, or passed a federally approved "ability to benefit" test. Applicant must study at an approved post-secondary institution in New York State and be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing with at least a "C" average. Must be enrolled as a full-time student taking twelve or more credits applicable toward the degree program, per semester, and be charged at least $200 tuition per year. Not be in default on any state or federal student loans and not be in default of any repayment of state awards. Application is done through completing the FAFSA. For more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
NY State Higher Ed Service Corp
99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255
(888) 697-4372

DEADLINE:

6/30/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$24,880

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

See Description

NYS Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The NYS Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers (including NYS Correction Officers), and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, have graduated from high school in the US, plans or is studying at an approved post-secondary institution in New York State in an approved undergraduate program as a full-time student, and be in good academic standing. Applicants must complete the FAFSA as part of their application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
99 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12255
scholarships@hesc.ny.gov
(888) 697-4372

DEADLINE:

7/03/2021

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

$1,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

See Description

LASF Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Laotian American Scholarship Foundation (LASF) is proud to celebrate the young Laotian-American High School graduates who want to pursue higher academic learning. In support of this celebration, all Laotian-American high school graduates within Western New York State are eligible to apply for this scholarship award. Applicants must be a graduating high school student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the coming fall. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CONTACT:

Scholarship Committee
PO Box 30705 Rochester, NY 14603
rstlouis2016@gmail.co
(585) 967-2342

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