Financial Aid for Minority Students (provided by Online Schools)
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The Page Education Foundation Scholarship has three programs aimed at achieving the mission of encouraging Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education: grants, service-to-children projects, and professional mentor connections.
Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant’s attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.
Scholarship Deadline: The 2014-2015 Grant Application will be available to download on the Page Education Foundation website by January 2014. Please visit the website at that time to apply for the next school year.
Prospective Educator Scholarship (National Scholarship)
One of the many ways that PDK supports FEA and fulfills its vision of cultivating great educators for tomorrow is through the PDK Educational Foundation. The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK through membership in FEA or by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member.
Eligible students must meet one of the following criteria:
- High school senior intending to major in education who is a member in good standing of the Future Educators Association®
- High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a PDK member in good standing
- High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a PDK member in good standing
- High school senior intending to major in education whose application is selected to represent the local PDK chapter
- An undergraduate member of an FEA or PDK chapter who is enrolled in a college education program
The 2014 Prospective Educator Scholarship application will be available November 1, 2014.
Prospective Educator Scholarship (MN Chapter 1612 Scholarship)
The Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to aspiring educators. The State of Minnesota Chapter 1612 will be offering one $1000 Prospective Educator Scholarship to a high school senior who intends to attend a college and major in education and whose application is submitted to our local chapter for consideration. This is an important opportunity for our local chapter to support the next generation of great teachers.
If interested, please fill out the application packet and return to:
Educational Foundation Representative
Phi Delta Kappa
State of Minnesota Chapter 1612
334 Cherokee Avenue #403
St. Paul, MN 55107
Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. needs your help in identifying African-American students for its Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a service organization with more than 250,000 initiated members in over 850 chapters in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University, the organization works to eradicate educational, social and economic inequities.
Vernetta Wilson was an active member of the community who loved working with young adults. She instilled in them a sense of self-esteem and academic pride. She was fulfilling her dream of helping African-American youth pursue higher education when she died suddenly of cancer on July 18, 1987. A scholarship fund was formed later that year to honor the memory of our departed sister.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter’s annual scholarship is part of a larger commitment to provide encouragement and support to African-American students who choose higher education as their goal. Award amounts vary annually, but typically range between $500 and $1,500 per individual. Note: An opportunity to renew the scholarship for the student’s sophomore year of college is available through our continuing scholarship program.
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The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.
As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:
- in a high-need field
- at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
- for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.
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No matter what profession you choose to go into, college can be a big financial burden. Luckily, there are thousands of scholarships out there to help lighten that load and cover at least some of the huge expense of going to college. While there are many general scholarships out there for students who apply, those in the teaching field can have a chance at getting some specialty scholarships as well. This link provides a list of 101 scholarships designed just to help teachers pay their way through college and get some help afterwards.
University of Minnesota academic scholarships are highly competitive. Admitted freshmen are considered for these scholarships based on an overall assessment of the application for freshman admission. Priority scholarship consideration is given to admitted students who complete the admission applications by the December 15 priority application deadline. No separate application is needed, though demonstration of financial need is required for certain academic scholarships. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Please note: there are a limited number of scholarships that are available for international students.
Scholarship recipients are notified by the end of March of their senior year.
Scholarship decisions are based on a very careful, overall assessment of each admitted student’s academic preparation and performance, as well as the additional information provided in the admission application, based on the primary and secondary factors listed below. Although the strongest consideration in the decision is given to the primary factors, no single factor is the deciding factor in the decision.
University of Minnesota Diversity Scholarships
The University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity would like to share several scholarship opportunities for historically underrepresented students for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you have any questions, please contact Ralph Blanco (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-8680).
Historically underrepresented students of color who will…
… graduate from a Minnesota high school and have been accepted to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities should consider applying for the Puckett Scholars Program. The deadline for this scholarship is February 1, 2014.
… be attending any accredited 4-year college or university in the United States should consider applying for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship. Applications must be submitted online. Scholarship timeline:
October 15, 2014 – Application Available for Review Only
November 1, 2014 – Application Live
February 15, 2015, 5pm (EST) – Complete Application Due
April 30, 2015 – Notification of application status via email
April – May 2015 – Regional Interviews
June 15, 2015 – Final Selections Announced
July 2015 – Regional Scholar Orientations
American Indian students who have…
… been admitted to any of the five University of Minnesota campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, or Twin Cities) should consider applying for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Scholarship. Please check back for updated information.
… applied to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, and have a one-forth Indian blood quantum, will be automatically considered for the Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship. (High School students must submit written documentation of tribal enrollment and blood quantum by May 2 of their senior year.) For more information, please contact the Ethel Curry Scholarship Coordinator at 612-624-0564.
The American Association of Physics Teachers awards scholarship to graduating high school seniors and college students planning to enroll in a program designed to prepare them to teach physics at the high school level. Stipends of up to $2,000 per year for up to four years are available.
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are awarded to students who have been active in their communities and made a significant contribution in the fight against childhood hunger in the United States. They must be U.S. citizens and can be in junior high school, high school, college or graduate school.
The number of scholarships varies each year. In addition to scholarship money, students also receive a matching grant in their name to the hunger charity of their choice. Eligible students must have volunteered without pay for community services that support the fight against hunger at least 12 months prior to applying.
The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are funded by Sodexo Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1999 to help end childhood hunger in America. Sodexo Foundation supports efforts at all levels–local, state and national–that help children and their families. The foundation has given more than $17 million in grants.
The scholarships recognize the efforts of young people who are actively involved in fighting hunger initiatives and encourages students to serve as examples to other youth in leading hunger-fighting causes in their communities. It is named after Stephen J. Brady, founder and former president of the Sodexo Foundation.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000.
For more details, visit www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp
Comcast Founders Scholarship awards are based on student leadership abilities and a strong commitment to community. Each year since 2001, the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes bright students with a one-time grant of $1,000 to help further their education.
Qualifying students must be a full-time high school senior with a grade point average of at least 2.8 and have demonstrated through school activities or work experience a strong commitment to civic involvement.
Founded in June 1999 by Comcast Corporation, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $90 million to non-profit organizations. Programs are selected based on their impact on the community. The Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program focuses on giving students around the country an opportunity to prepare for their future and make a positive impact on their communities. The $1,000 scholarship is to be used for college costs and expenses. It is non-renewable and is not based on financial need.
Students must be nominated by high school principals or guidance counselors who can also assist qualifying students with the application process. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.
For more details, visit www.comcast.com/community
Common Knowledge Scholarship Competitions
Common Knowledge Scholarship Competitions consist of internet-based quizzes with topics that range from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects. Developed by the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF), the program is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
Applicants must be at least 14-years old, must be residing in the United States, and must be attending a school in the United States. International students are eligible as long as they are also living in and attending a school in the U.S. Applicants do not have to write an essay or fill out a long application; They only have to complete a short registration form.
Every quiz competition is conducted online via the Internet, and scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students will receive 500 points for every correct answer and will lose one point for every second it takes them to answer the question. The students with the highest scores at the end of the competition are the winners, and will be contacted via email after the scholarship ends.
The scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S, but in addition to scholarships, CKSF administers academic and life skills programs for students. Available to students of all ages, these programs include an internet safety initiative, an anti-bullying program, and a monthly intensive reading competition.
The deadline for this scholarship usually VARIES, and the award amount is usually $250 – $2,500.
For more details, visit www.cksf.org