The KEZ Scholarship Fund is committed to providing a resource for young females pursuing their college education. This page is dedicated to web links of various scholarships available to Black and Hispanic women pursuing college degrees. The KEZ Scholarship Fund would also like to hear your feedback to these resources. If you find a broken link or can suggest a link please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and good luck!
List of Scholarship Opportunities
Click Here for Hundreds of Scholarships! *updated for 2011-2012*
*Courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable merit-based scholarships to attend the college or university of their choice. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated Afro-American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. The program honors the late Ronald H. Brown, Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton administration. These scholarships are reserved for exceptional individuals who share Brown’s traits of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service, and desire to make a difference. In addition, applicants must demonstrate financial need. During college, Scholars are required to pursue at least one summer internship devoted to community service and one pre-professional internship.
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Scholarships On The Net (1,500)
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The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Hispanic College Fund
Jackie Robinson Foundation
Marine Corps Scholarships
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarships
United Negro College Fund Scholarship Programs
United Negro College Fund Merck Science Initiative
Discover® Card Tribute Award® Scholarship Program
Nearly $1.5 million in scholarships are available annually to high school juniors nationwide. Nine awards per state of $2,500 each and nine awards nationally of $25,000 each are awarded to students who demonstrate accomplishments in 3 of these 4 areas:
• Community Service
• Special Talents
• Obstacles Overcome
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Prudential recognizes college-bound high school students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. Each year, ten national honorees receive $5,000, a gold medallion, & trophy. One hundred additional students (2 from each state) receive a $1,000 state-level award.
The Phillips Foundation Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
Two renewable, $10,000 scholarships are awarded to college undergraduates who demonstrate leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom, American values and constitutional principles.
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The College Board
The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,300 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs & services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment and more.
Bonner Scholars Program
At 25 colleges in 12 states, the Bonner Foundation supports as many as 1500 students who receive up to $4,000 per year for four years. In return, award recipients are asked to serve their communities in a lasting and meaningful way, by committing 10 hours each week to volunteer service activities and 240 hours during at least one summer. To be eligible, students must also demonstrate financial need, solid academic performance, and a history of responsibility and good citizenship.
Harvard University – Harvard Financial Aid Initiative
If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, tell them about the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative. The prestigious university announced the initiative in 2004, which allows for Harvard accepted students from low-income families to have no expected parent contribution to their education. Find out more about the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative by clicking here or by calling Harvard’s Financial Aid office at (617) 384 – 8213.