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  Darko Rapotez Memorial College Scholarship Youths from anywhere in the U.S., who age out o...


Darko Rapotez Memorial College Scholarship Youths from anywhere in the U.S., who age out of the foster care system and who ordinarily would not be able to afford a college education are eligible to submit applications. Youths must be emancipated or will be graduating from foster care, relative care and/or dependency. Scholarships are available to undergraduate students who have aged out of the foster care system with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Each scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 to $10,000 and is encouraged to reapply each year. Fostering A Future Scholarship 

The Capital One Fostering a Future Scholarship is open to children adopted from foster care to provide increased opportunities for advanced education. Applicants must have been adopted from the United States foster care system at or after the age of thirteen (13). Applicants must be graduating high school seniors. Scholarships for two-year institutions will total $5,000 and scholarships for four-year institutions will total $10.000. For full eligibility requirements and application requirements can be located at the children’s action network website.

 Due date: April 20th . Hopes For Higher Ed The hopes for Higher Education Scholarship is awarded to youth in foster care for the purposes of obtaining professional certification or to attend a post secondary institution (undergraduate only). Scholarships range in amount from $500 to $1,000, and the number awarded each year varies depending on funding. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board. DUE DATE: MAY 15th nsoro Foundation The nsoro Educational Foundation's mission is to provide academic scholarships and vital support necessary to ensure success of students. Eligible students are graduating high school seniors as well as current undergraduate or trade school students. The Scholarship awards range between $4,000 and $8,000 per student per degree program on average depending on student financial need. The Scholarship covers tuition & academic fees, books, student meal plans or on-campus housing. For additional information go to the website. DUE DATE: APRIL 16TH Through The Looking Glass Scholarship These $1,000 scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. The scholarships are specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. 

Selection criteria for all scholarships include academic performance, community activities and services, letter or recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability. For additional information go to the website. DUE DATE: MARCH 1ST -8- Minority Scholarship Sites AAA Arizona Si Se Puede! Scholarship AAA Arizona’s “Si Se Puede” scholarship, Spanish for “it can be done” is open to entering freshman students living in Arizona and attending an accredited college or university in Arizona. Each scholar will receive a $1,000 one-time scholarship and a four-year AAA membership. A student must have earned and maintain a GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have a clean driving record. For complete eligibility requirements visit the website. American Dream Scholarship Program This Scholarship Program was established in partnership with the United Negro College Fund. The American Dream Scholarship Program is open to African Americans with financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), enrolled full time at approved, accredited, undergraduate institutions. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. American Indian College Fund The American Indian College Fund is a Native-operated organization and the nation’s largest provider of private scholarships. 

Anne Ford Scholarship The Anne Ford Scholarship offers a $10,000 award to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Deadline for application is December 31. For complete details see the Anne Ford Scholarship website. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 199 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. Community College Transfer Scholarship The Community College Transfer Scholarship, offered in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, provides scholarships to Latino students transferring from a community college to an approved, accredited higher education institution. -9- Chicanos Por La Causa Scholarship The primary goal of the CPLC/MCCD Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance and support to outstanding Arizona Chicano / Latino students to attend and graduate from one of the Maricopa Community Colleges. First in My Family Scholarship Program The First in My Family Scholarship Program, developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, offers Scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college and have financial need. The program is open to Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full time undergraduate student at approved, accredited institutions.

 Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range fro $500 to $5,000. Generation Equality Scholarships Each year the HRC Foundation awards scholarships to LGBT and allied students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the fight for queer equality. Priority is given to applicants who; self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an ally; have applied to or are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education; demonstrated a commitment or contribution to the LGBT community; are in good academic standing; and have demonstrated need for financial assistance. To search for additional national Generation Equality Scholarships or by state, visit the above website and type in national or a specific state. State of Arizona identifies six (6) additional scholarship options. Hispanic Scholarship Fund The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. National Association of Hispanic Nurses (Valle del sol Chapter) The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), Valle del Sol Chapter is the local Phoenix chapter, committed to the recruitment and retention of Hispanics into the nursing profession. Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded each semester to assist in the development of a Hispanic nursing student pursuing academic endeavors in nursing. The award amount is given directly to the student. To access the scholarship application and view eligibility criteria see the National Association of Hispanic Nurses phoenix website. OUT and UP Scholarship Fund The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation established the OUT and UP Scholarship Fund for disenfranchised lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Those eligible are young adults under 25 who have faced negative responses from caregivers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression and are no longer welcome at home. Each scholarship funded will cover tuition, books and fees for up to sixty (60) credit hours, up to $5,000 per student. -10- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays – Phoenix Chapter Outstand graduating high school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships offered through PFLAG Phoenix. All scholarships are open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. The Jackie Robinson Foundation The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university. To view the application requirements and application components visit the Jackie Robinson website. DUE DATE: March 15th. The Sallie Mae Fund The Fund offers the following free scholarship searches and other scholarship tips and information. General Scholarship Search Free scholarship database to scholarships for high school, college, graduate, and adult students. Black College Dollars Free scholarship search, geared for African-American students. 

Contains more than 300 scholarship searchable by GPA requirement, academic and career interest, and application deadline. Latino College Dollars Free scholarship search, geared for Hispanic students, contains clear information on more than 300 scholarships targeting Latino high school, undergraduate, and graduate students across the United States. Unmet Need Scholarship This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. It is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected based on financial need. Unmet Need Scholarships range fro $1,000 to $3,000. United Negro College Fund Scholarship database for African-American students. Over 40 various scholarship programs listed.

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