Minority and Interest Group Scholarships

Some study abroad scholarships are offered based on diversity factors. The scholarships listed below are offered by external organizations to students who meet certain criteria.

Please remember that if you are conducting your own research on scholarships that are not listed below, make sure that they are legitimate opportunities before providing your information.

Minority And Interest Group Scholarships

Women +

MIUSA - A list of scholarships available for women. For more information, please visit http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/scholarshipstous.

African Americans +

NAACP  - Scholarships for students of color who are members or would like to become a member of NAACP. Please visit http://www.naacp.org/page/s/scholarship2 for more information.

National Society of Black Engineers - Scholarships for African-American students pursing engineering who are members or would like to become a member of NSBE. Please visit http://www.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships.aspx for more information.

UNCF- Scholarships for students of color in variety of majors. Please visit https://www.uncf.org/ for more information.

Asian Americans +

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Scholarships for Korean Americans in a variety of majors. Please visit http://www.kasf.org/application for more information.

Hispanic and Latino +

Hispanic College and Scholarship Fund (HCF/HSF)

Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students and community college students intending to transfer to a four-year college. Most of the scholarships were granted to students majoring in business, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Applicants must also be US citizens or permanent residents. For more information please visit https://www.hsf.net/.

Typical award amounts: $1,000–$20,000

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Applicants must have applied to or be enrolled in a college, university or graduate student (including two-year colleges and vocational school programs leading to an associate’s degree). A minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required for the National Scholastic Achievement Awards, and a minimum 3.25 GPA is required for the Honors Awards. More information is available at http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/.

Diversity Scholarships +

Gates Millennium Scholarship - Open to African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States and receive the Pell Grant. For more information, please visit http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_gms.html.

Point Foundation – The National LGBT Scholarship Fund  - Point Foundation is a national, publicly supported, scholarship-granting organization focused on helping LGBTQ students. It seeks to empower promising LGBTQs to achieve their academic and leadership potential. More information is available at https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/.
Typical award amount:  $5,000–$28,000

GotChosen - Open to US and international students who are currently in college or who have student loans. No GPA, no essay to apply. You must apply for the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship each month to be eligible for the current month’s drawing. More scholarships available at https://www.gotchosen.com/en/monthly-scholarship.
Typical award amount: $1,000

GoGrad- Guide for Grad students on finances and scholarships for the LGBTQ student community. More information is available at http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/lgbtq/.

Disability-Related Scholarships +

Dr. Natalia Gomez Passport Scholarship
Applicants must be US Citizens. Applicants must provide proof of purchase of a U.S. passport (receipt) and/or be ready to study abroad. The award amount is $135, the cost of a fully funded passport. More information available at http://abroadwithdisabilities.org/scholarship/.

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program
Applicant must be enrolled as a full time in an undergraduate school or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, and have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability. Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion or a field related to disability and health. More information can be found at http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/.

MIUSA website also has additional scholarships that can be used to study abroad. More information is available at http://www.miusa.org/ncde/financialaid/scholarshiplist/?searchterm=scholarship.

Muslim Students +

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Open to US citizens or permanent residents who are undergraduate (junior/senior) or a graduate students by August. This scholarship favors media and journalism majors; for a list of approved majors that can apply, click here. The application consists of answering essay questions, a video introduction, and letters of recommendation. The deadline to submit an application is April 9. The award amount varies. Learn more at https://islamicscholarshipfund.org/scholarships/.

ISNA Scholarships
The Islamic Society of North America hosts a list of scholarships on their site. These are open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are attending a U.S.-based accredited institution. Award amount, criteria, and deadlines vary. For more information, visit http://www.isna.net/scholarships/.

Fadel Educational Grant
This is a need-based grant for Muslim U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The award amount varies. The application opens February of each year. Click here for more information.