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Scholarships for Minority Students

Scholarships include WarnerMedia HBCU Scholarship, SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship, AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship, Social Change Fund United Scholarship, APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship, and American Chemical Society Scholarship.
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There are many scholarships and grants designed specifically for minority applicants. Below, we've compiled a list of six of these scholarships. Some of these awards also focus on certain characteristics, such as an interest in STEM, studying abroad, or psychology. Read the descriptions below and set aside some time to submit your applications before the corresponding deadlines. Remember, every scholarship awarded will reduce your out-of-pocket cost and help ease your mind as you plan for college.

WarnerMedia HBCU Scholarship

Details: Submit an essay of 500 words or less on your career interest as well as a letter of recommendation
Eligibility: Must be an African American college freshman with at least a 2.5 GPA enrolled at an HBCU who has submitted the FAFSA
Amount: Four scholarships of $2,205 each
Deadline: September 1, 2021

SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship

Details: Submit a one-page personal statement on your career goals or interest, as well as two letters of recommendation
Eligibility: Must be an African American college sophomore, junior, or senior with at least a 2.5 GPA enrolled at an HBCU who has submitted the FAFSA and is enrolled in an architecture, construction management, engineering, marketing, mass communication, or public relations program
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: September 1, 2021

AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship

Details: Submit a 1,000-word essay addressing how study abroad fits into your academic and career goals, and what will you do to promote study abroad on your campus upon your return
Eligibility: Must be a high-achieving student from a background historically underrepresented in education abroad studying through AIFS
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: October 1, 2021

Social Change Fund United Scholarship

Details: Submit an essay between 400 and 600 words on what your utopian vision is for optimal mental health for the Black community and how mental health care and advocacy can help achieve social justice for communities of color
Eligibility: Must be a black student currently studying or planning to study a mental health care subject, such as psychology or social work
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: November 1, 2021

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

Details: Submit a self-statement of no more than five pages on how you fulfill the purpose of the scholarship along with one letter of recommendation
Eligibility: Must be a minority graduate student enrolled in an accredited master's or doctoral program
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

American Chemical Society Scholarship

Details: Submit your official transcript, Student Aid Report, and two letters of recommendation
Eligibility: Must be an African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian high school or college student with at least a 3.0 GPA majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science and planning to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science
Amount: Between $1,000 and $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2022

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