Scholarships for Minority Students

Scholarships include Derrick Richardson Law Student Scholarship, The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship, AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship, APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship, and American Chemical Society Scholarship.
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These scholarships have expired. We'll be updating this blog post in the fall. Please visit our other scholarship blog posts to see current scholarships you can apply for.

There are many scholarships and grants designed specifically for minority applicants. Below, we've compiled a list of five of these scholarships. Some of these awards also focus on certain characteristics, such as an interest in law, studying abroad, or chemistry. 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.

Derrick Richardson Law Student Scholarship

How to Apply: Write an essay between 400 and 600 words on how you will use your law degree to help disadvantaged Black people in the courtroom
Eligibility: Open to second and third-year Black law students
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 6, 2022

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

How to Apply: Submit a personal statement on why you are interested in Hispanic health issues and your career goals, along with a curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, and transcript
Eligibility: Open to full-time students with at last a 3.0 GPA in one of the following graduate programs: Medicine (MD or DO), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing (including BSN degree), Master of Public Health or Health Policy, or Physician Associate. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.
Amount: Between $2,000 and $5,000
Deadline: September 23, 2022

AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship

How to Apply: 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, 2022

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

How to Apply: Submit a personal statement along with a letter of recommendation
Eligibility: Must be a minority graduate student enrolled in an accredited master's or doctoral program
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: January 31, 2023

American Chemical Society Scholarship

How to Apply: 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 senior 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, 2023

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