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Minority Scholarships to Help You Pay for College

College scholarship opportunities exist for American students with a variety of heritages & backgrounds.

Shawna Newman

November 21, 2022

Minority Scholarships to Help You Pay for College
A college campus filled with a variety of cultures & backgrounds enhances the learning experience!
In 1976, college campuses looked a lot different than they do today. Over 80% of the students attending college were Caucasian, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Now, however, the NCES reports that minorities comprise over 33% of the number of students enrolled in college—that's more than double the amount that were attending 30 years ago. This percentage continues to rise every single year, and that is in large part due to the fact that there are more financial aid opportunities available for minority students to attend college. Universities are looking for ways to offer scholarships and to focus college funding on degree programs for this small, but valuable group of students.
Millions of dollars in scholarship programs are created each year to encourage inclusivity at colleges and universities. Providing additional support for minorities to achieve their academic goals and career dreams. Fastweb’s research team is constantly updating and adding these scholarships to our database—ensuring there are plenty of financial aid opportunities for minority students. With the help of minority scholarships, you can achieve success in the classroom as well as in the working world, encouraging other minority students to dream big and work hard toward their goals. Below is a sampling of the minority scholarships that exist in our database—filling out a profile may match you to minority scholarships at your school of choice.
On Fastweb, we've organized tons of scholarship opportunities into categories, such as ethnicity, race and even gender-specific opportunities as well. Check out Fastweb’s Scholarship Directory to find awards by school year, ethnicity, race, community service, unique situations and more!

Minority Scholarships

Check out lists detailing opportunities, like:

Acxiom Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/22
Award Amount: $5,000 The Acxiom Diversity Scholarship is available to full - time juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are members of diverse populations that have been historically underrepresented in the information technology workforce. You must have a minimum 3.25 GPA to be eligible for this award. Women, veterans, minorities, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Deadline: 12/30/22
Award Amount: $10,000 The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available to upper - division undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in state or local government finance. You must be majoring in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with specific focus on government or nonprofit management) to be eligible for this award.

Virtasant Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship - High School Award

Deadline: 1/9/23
Award Amount: $1,000 The Virtasant Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship-High School is available to underrepresented high school students who plan to pursue a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or data science. Selection is based on passion, impact, and drive.

Virtasant Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship - College Award

Deadline: 1/9/23
Award Amount: $2,500 The Virtasant Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship is available to college juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups. You must be pursuing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or data science to be eligible for this award.

Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarship (SEAS)

Deadline: 1/31/23
Award Amount: $3,000 The Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in archaeology. To be eligible for this award, you must identify as belonging to an underrepresented minority population and be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada.

EDSA Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: 2/1/23
Award Amount: $5,000 The EDSA Diversity Scholarship is available to students from underrepresented groups who are pursuing a degree in landscape architecture. You must be in your final two years of undergraduate study or pursuing a graduate degree in landscape architecture to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate financial need and a passion for landscape architecture.

George A. Strait Scholarship and Fellowship

Deadline: 4/1/23
Award Amount: Varies The George A. Strait Scholarship and Fellowship is available to minority students who are pursuing a career in law librarianship. You must be enrolled in an ALA - accredited library graduate school program; or law school in the U.S. to be eligible for this award.

Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarship

Deadline: 5/4/23
Award Amount: Varies The Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarship is available to full - time doctoral students of African - American, Hispanic American, and Native American descent. You must be enrolled in an AACSB accredited marketing or advertising program to be eligible for this award.

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