Although college campuses are more diverse than ever before, high school minority students continue to face many hurdles when continuing their education. One such obstacle includes figuring out how to pay for the rising cost of college tuition and associated fees.
At Tallo, we strongly believe that everyone deserves an equal shot at going to college. If you’re a minority student, there are college scholarships put in place to help disadvantaged students such as yourself pay for your education. To simplify your search for a college scholarship, we’ve put together a list of the best college scholarships for minorities.
Don’t forget to fill out your FAFSA, which can help you secure federal financial aid for college. For more helpful tips and advice related to college scholarships, be sure to check out these Tallo blogs:
African American Scholarships
Amount: $5,000 renewable scholarships
Eligibility: Must be a black high school senior with plans to pursue a career in technology. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have demonstrated leadership in the community.
Amount: Up to $3,000
Eligibility: This is a needs-based scholarship available to African American students who plan to attend an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities). Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and major in one of the disciplines specified by the application.
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Eligibility: Must be an outstanding student planning to attend a publicly supported HBCU or Predominantly Black Institution (PBIs).
Amount: $15,000 and includes a 12-week summer internship and mentorship
Eligibility: Must be an outstanding student attending an HBCU who is working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Master’s, Law, or PhD program.
Amount: Up to $30,000 over four years
Eligibility: This is a needs-based scholarship awarded to minority high school seniors who have leadership potential and demonstrated community service. Must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21.
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Amount: $500 to $5,000
Eligibility: Must be Hispanic and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Eligibility: Must be an outstanding undergraduate Latino student with an interest in the media and entertainment industry.
Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Scholarships
Amount: $2,000 to $3,000
Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshman; be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; minimum GPA of 2.80; show demonstrated financial need; be a California resident.
Eligibility: Be a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the actuarial profession; have at least one birth parent who is a Black, Hispanic, Native North American, or Pacific Islander; have a 3.0 GPA; have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
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Amount: Varies by scholarship
Eligibility: Must be enrolled with his or her respective tribe; have a minimum GPA of 2.5; must be pursuing an associate’s degree or higher at an accredited institution.
Eligibility: Be an African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3; must have plans to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program.
Amount: Up to $90,000 over the course of two years
Eligibility: Created for immigrants and children of immigrants. The applicant must be a New American who is 30 years or younger and who is planning to continue an eligible graduate degree program in the United States.
College Scholarships for Women
Amount: Up to $5,000
Eligibility: Be a female undergraduate enrolled at a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) school who is majoring in STEM. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Amount: $1,500, including one full year of mentorship and WIIT membership
Eligibility: Applicants must identify as female; be enrolled in an accredited institution; show a demonstrated interest in international trade.
Eligibility: Must be a female of Asian ancestry; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be enrolled full-time at an accredited, four-year institution.
Where to Find More College Scholarships for Minorities
Remember, these awards are just a small portion of the college scholarships for disadvantaged students. There are also scholarships out there for LGBTQ students, disabled students, Muslim students, etc. Looking for more college scholarships for minorities? Simply create a Tallo account and connect your profile to RedKite from your dashboard. You can find all of the scholarships we have available on your opportunities tab!
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