Get information on scholarships and grants.

There are hundreds of scholarships and grants that people can apply for and take advantage of to help them pay for their college education. The grant and scholarship programs are administered by various federal government programs, your state government, businesses, professional organizations, private endowments, major corporations (including Fortune 500 companies), colleges and universities, and also corporate donors.

No matter what your background or education level is, you will have numerous options from some of the various organizations that exist. For example, there are grants and scholarships specifically for minorities and low income students. If you are planning on going to college or improving your education, and if you are currently searching for programs that can help you pay the costs, make sure you do your homework and research all the programs and resources that are available to you. Before you decide to take out a student loan that may take you years to repay, be sure to look into all the grants or scholarships that you may be able to apply to and qualify for.

Also, many businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, offer their own programs. The Fortune 500 list is made up of a large, diverse crowd of corporations. And these are not any local business, but these are the largest, most successful and wealthiest companies in the country. Many of these companies offer scholarships and other education assistance in one form or another. Below you will find a sampling of the options that students have.

 

Information on Grants and Scholarships

Below you will find links and information on almost 200 scholarships and grant programs that are offered for all students. Some of them are offered by the government, some by major corporations (including Fortune 500), and some are targeted at minorities or lower income students.

Unfortunately there is not one comprehensive list that exists anywhere, so this is just a sampling of some of the scholarship programs. There is no risk in exploring these options and applying for them. I hope it helps.

 

 

 

Available Scholarship and Grant Programs

African American Scholarships

  • Scholarship for Science and Technology  http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com/
  • United Negro College Fund   http://www.uncf.org/
  • National Society of Black Engineers   http://national.nsbe.org/?tabid=81
  • Ron Brown Scholar Program   http://www.ronbrown.org/home.aspx
  • African American Scholarship   http://oedb.org/scholarship/african-american
  • Little Africa Scholarship  http://www.littleafrica.com/scholarship/
  • African-American gay male students   http://www.zami.org/scholarship.htm

African American Women

  • National Association of Negro Business and Professional Womens Clubs, Inc   http://www.nanbpwc.org/
  • College scholarship for Women   http://www.collegescholarships.org/women.htm

Asian Scholarships

  • Pan Asian Scholarship   http://www.uspaacc.com/web/programs/scholarship_programs.htm
  • Asian Pacific American Librarians Association provides a $1000 scholarship   http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/scholarship.htm
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund   http://www.apiasf.org/
  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) scholarships   http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/scholarships/
  • Asian American Bar Association offers generous scholarships for law students   http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Award   http://www.gapa.org/Scholarship/

Female and Women Scholarships

  • American Association of University Women   http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/selected.cfm
  • Jeanette Rankin Foundation Scholarship   http://www.rankinfoundation.org/apply/default.php
  • New York Women in Communications Foundation   http://www.nywici.org/foundation/scholarships
  • Girls Going Places Scholarship   http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
  • Fresh Start Scholarship   http://www.wwb.org/freshstart.html
  • National Society of Women Engineers Scholarships  http://www.dallaswe.org/
  • CosmoGIRL! Of the Year Scholarship   http://www.cosmogirl.com/getreal/cgoftheyear/0,,7f878rtf,00.html
  • Possible Woman Foundation Scholarship   http://www.possiblewomanfoundation.org/scholarships.html
  • Arrid Total Woman Scholarship  http://www.totalwoman.org/

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Scholarships and Grants(GLBT)

  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force   http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows/messenger-anderson/guidelines
  • Point Foundation  http://www.thepointfoundation.org/scholarships/scholarship.html
  • Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund   http://www.tself.org/
  • Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men   http://www.breadrosesfund.org/index.cfm?organization_id=75&section_id=1102&page_id=4519
  • African-American gay male students   http://www.zami.org/scholarship.htm
  • Just Out Scholarships   http://www.justout.com/scholarship.aspx
  • Equity Foundation   http://www.equityfoundation.org/scholarships.htm
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Award   http://www.gapa.org/Scholarship/
  • eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Awards   http://www.glsen-sfeb.org/scholarship/index.htm
  • The Pride Foundation (Pacific Northwest)   http://www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships
  • Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship (Contra Costa County, California)   http://www.horizonsfoundation.org/page/scholarships/griffith

Hispanic Grants and Scholarships

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund   http://www.hsf.net/
  • Society for Spanish Professional Engineers   http://oneshpe.shpe.org/wps/portal/national
  • Hispanic Heritage student scholarship awards  http://www.hispanicheritage.org/
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities   http://scholarships.hacu.net/applications/applicants/
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) scholarships   http://www.nahj.org/educationalprograms/currentscholarships.shtml
  • STATE FARM INSURANCE Hispanic Scholarships   http://www.statefarm.com/foundati/hispanic.htm
  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards   http://www.hispanicheritage.org/youth_int.php?sec=193
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund  http://www.hsf.net/
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute   http://www.chci.org/

Multi-racial or multicultural

  • Multi-racial James E. Burr Minority Scholarship   http://www.wheaton.edu/admissions/UndGrad/financial/multicultural.htm
  • Multiracial Student Scholarship Fund   http://www.calvinseminary.edu/financialAid/scholarships/raceRelations.php
  • Ohio University Multicultural Scholarships   http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/scholfinaid/scholmulti.cfm
  • Multicultural Scholarships and Opportunities   http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/scholarship.asp
  • Multicultural Scholarships   http://www.greenriver.edu/studentprograms/MSScholarships.htm

 

 

 

 

Native American Scholarships and Grants

  • Native American Scholarships   http://www.indianeducation.spps.org/Scholarship_Information.html
  • Association on American Indian Affairs   http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/aaia_scholarships.htm
  • American Indian Graduate Center   http://www.aigc.com/home.asp

Scholarships and Grants from Fortune 500 and Major Corporations

  • Adobe Diversity Scholarships   http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/diversity/scholarships.html
  • AEGON scholarship program   http://www.aegon.hu/en/life_insurance/life_and_accident/aegon_scholarship_programme
  • AIG Scholarship   http://web.aig.com/2008/chr4896/chr4896_brochure.pdf
  • All State grants   http://www.allstate.com/foundation/employee-agency-grants.aspx
  • Allianz South Dakota Scholarship   http://www.edfed.com/planning-college/scholarship-indetail.php?id=15652
  • American Honda Motor Foundation   http://corporate.honda.com/images/banners/america/AHF_brochure.pdf
  • Apple Scholars program   http://www.apple.com/education/students/scholars/
  • ArcellorMittal Legacy Foundation scholarship   http://www.legacyfoundationlakeco.org/grantpages/availscholarships/mittal.htm
  • Assicurazioni Generali Scholarship   http://www.generali.com/Generali_Group/Careers/other_initiatives/scholarships/sezione/148637/index.html?idLanguage=EN
  • AT&T Foundation scholarship   http://www.att.com/gen/corporate-citizenship?pid=7736
  • AXA Foundation scholarship   http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html
  • Bank of America scholarship   http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_joemartin
  • BASF scholarship   http://www.nextstudent.com/directory-of-scholarships/Corporation/0538/Corporate-BASF-scholarships.aspx
  • Bayer foundation   http://www.bayer-foundations.com/en/bayer-school-scholarships.aspx
  • Berkshire Hathaway Buffett Scholarship   http://www.buffettscholarships.org/
  • Best Buy Scholarships   http://communications.bestbuy.com/communityrelations/scholarships.asp
  • BHP Billiton scholarship    http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/ourBusinesses/baseMetals/cannington/workingWithUs.jsp
  • BMW Engineering scholarship   http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=13323
  • BNP Paribas scholarship   http://www.ieor.columbia.edu/announcements/BNParibasScholarship/index.html
  • Boeing scholarship   http://www.boeing.com/educationrelations/scholarships/
  • Bosch scholarship   http://www.bosch-stiftung.de/content/language2/html/1546.asp
  • BP Community Scholarship Program   http://www.bpscholarships.org/
  • Canon scholarship   http://www.emailwire.com/release/Greater-Hartford-Jaycees-and-Canon-USA-Award-College-Scholarships.html
  • Cardinal Health scholarship   http://kelley.iu.edu/ugrad/admissions/scholarship/DescribeSchol.cfm?schol_id=318
  • Carterpillar scholarship   http://www.mse.gatech.edu/Academics/Scholarships/scholarships.html

 

 

 

  • Chevron International Scholarship   http://www.raconline.org/funding/funding_details.php?funding_id=1562
  • Cisco System scholarship   http://www.theiet.org/about/scholarships-awards/ambition/undergraduate/cisco-what.cfm
  • Citigroup Scholarship program   http://www.raconline.org/funding/funding_details.php?funding_id=1562
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation  http://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/
  • Conoco Phillips Scholarship   http://www.conocophillipsalaska.com/scholarship/
  • DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund Scholarship   http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=10111
  • Dell Scholars   http://www.dellscholars.org/
  • Deutsche Bank scholarship   http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/students/scholarships/
  • Dow Chemical scholarship   http://www.dow.com/ucc/locations/sco/news/20050617b.htm
  • ExxonMobil Public Scholarships   http://www.exxonmobil.com.sg/AP-English/Jobs/SG_Work_scholarship.asp
  • Fiat Foundation scholarship   http://www.fiat.org/home/
  • Fords educational programs   http://www.fordpas.org/students/scholarshipsFP.asp
  • Fortis scholarship 
  • General Electric scholarship   http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=15038
  • General Motors scholarships   http://www.gm.com/company/careers/student/stu_scholar.html
  • George Weston Scholarship   http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/media/SCH.Weston.pdf
  • Goldman Sachs grants   http://www2.goldmansachs.com/foundation/
  • GlaxoSmithKline scholarship   http://scholarship-positions.com/glaxosmithkline-opportunity-scholarship-triangle-community-foundation/2009/02/09/
  • Hewlett-Packard Scholars   http://www.hp.com/scholars/
  • Home-Depot scholarship   http://www.homedepot.com/tradescholarship
  • Honeywell International scholarship   http://www.swe.org/scholarships/
  • HSBC Scholarships   http://www.canadianbusinessschools.com/cms/templates/default_template.aspx?articleid=370&zoneid=3
  • IBM Scholarship   http://www.enotes.com/scholarships-loans/innovation-science-council-british-columbia
  • ING Funds Scholarship   http://www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/content/2003/ing.html
  • Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program   http://intelscholarships.intel.com/
  • Johnson & Johnson Scholarship Foundation   http://www.jsf.bz/index_new.asp
  • JP Morgan Chase Smart Start Scholarship Program   http://www.jpmorganchase.com/cm/cs?pagename=Chase/Href&urlname=jpmc/community/grants/educ/smartstart
  • KFC Colonels Scholars   http://www.kfcscholars.org/
  • Kraft Food scholarship   http://www.edfed.com/planning-college/scholarship-indetail.php?id=3243
  • Kodak Eastman Scholarship Program   http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/students/program/scholarship.shtml
  • Lehman Brothers Scholarship   http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/wharton/apps/LehmanVisionScholarship07.pdf
  • Lowes scholarship program   http://careers.lowes.com/college_recruiting_scholarship.aspx
  • Marathon Oil scholarship   http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=464
  • McDonald’s RMHC National Scholarship Program   http://www.mcdonalds.com/rmhc/index/programs/rmhc_scholarship_program.html
  • McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship Program   http://www.mckphar.scholarshipamerica.org/
  • Medco Labor Coalition scholarship   http://www.bayer-foundations.com/en/bayer-school-scholarships.aspx
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program   http://www.mbusi.com/pages/MBUSI_scholar2006.pdf

 

 

 

  • MetLife Achievement scholarship   http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/sas/scholarships/documents/MetApp.pdf
  • Metro PCS Scholarship   http://www.metropcs.com/scholarship/
  • Microsoft scholarship program   http://www.microsoft.com/college/ss_overview.mspx
  • Mitsui USA Foundation   http://www.mitsui.com/about_mitUSAfound.shtml
  • Motorola Foundation   http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Business/Corporate/US-EN/corporate-responsibility/society/society-home.html
  • Nestle scholarship   http://www.nestleusa.com/PubCareers/Benefits.aspx
  • New York Life Insurance grant   http://www.newyorklife.com/nyl/v/index.jsp?contentId=17836&vgnextoid=1af16f21189d2210a2b3019d221024301cacRCRD&vgnextchan nel=9c683b09873d2210VgnVCM740000ae841cacRCRD
  • Nissan Motor Community Relations scholarship   http://www.nissanusa.com/about/corporate-info/community-relations.html
  • Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program   http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/about.html
  • Pepsi Cola Scholarship   http://www.ahlef.org/scholarships_pepsi.asp
  • Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship   http://www.epilepsy-scholarship.com/
  • Proctor and Gamble Fund scholarship   http://www.edfed.com/planning-college/scholarship-indetail.php?id=2938
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards scholarship   http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/15440
  • Rabobank scholarship   http://www.uws.edu.au/scholarships/find_a_scholarship/ug_scholarships/rabobank_scholarship_in_animal_science_ or_agriculture
  • RWE scholarship   http://www.rwe.com/web/cms/en/54196/rwe-dea-norge/about-rwe-dea-norge/sponsoring/former-scholarship-holders/
  • Sallie Mae scholarship   http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/index.html
  • Samsung Electronics scholarship   http://www.samsung.com/sg/aboutsamsung/careers/scholarship/Careers_Scholarship.html
  • Sears Crowell scholarship   http://www.bio.indiana.edu/alumni/support/crowell.shtml
  • Shell Centenary Scholarships   http://www.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=18db5f9e-ad4b-4508-8028-fd6cd541dcb8&lang=en
  • Siemens Foundation scholarship   http://www.siemens-foundation.org/
  • SONY scholarship   http://www.sony.com/SCA/philanthropy/education.shtml
  • Statefarm Funds   http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grants/hispanic.asp
  • Sysco scholarship   http://www.clarkeprepschool.us/Scholarship/Mrs._Mary_Scholarships.doc
  • Target All-Around Scholarships   http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001824
  • Time Warner Cable Scholarship Program   http://www.timewarnercable.com/nynj/aboutus/scholarships.html
  • Total E & P Scholarship   http://scholarships.totalsdd.com/
  • Toyota Scholarships   http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/education/scholarships/
  • UBS scholarship   http://www.ubs.com/graduates
  • United Technologies scholarship   http://www.edfed.com/planning-college/scholarship-indetail.php?id=21110
  • UPS scholarship   http://www.eastchance.com/scholarship.asp?id=5315
  • Valero Energy Volunteer University   http://www.valerovolunteeruniversity.org/
  • Verizon Communication scholarship   http://foundation.verizon.com/
  • Volkswagen Scholarship   http://www.nextstudent.com/directory-of-scholarships/Corporation/0312/Corporate-Volkswagen-scholarships.aspx
  • Volvo scholarship   http://www.volvo.com/Internet/Templates/NewsEvents/NewsItem.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID={19F3FEA8-6E29-4828-AD5A-4D0202AB34CC}&NRORIGINALURL=%2Ftrucks%2Fna%2Fen-ca%2Fnews_and_events%2Fnews_releases_USA%2FNewsItem.htm%3FchannelId%3D2285%26ItemID%3D66
  • Walgreen scholarship   http://diversity.walgreens.com/ourcommitment/awards_recognition.html
  • Wal-Mart Foundation   http://walmartstores.com/communitygiving/203.aspx
  • Walt Disney scholarship   http://www.greencollar.org/employer/the-walt-disney-scholarship-fund-ads-6240.html
  • Wells Fargo scholarship   http://www.hsf.net/scholarships.aspx?id=468
  • WellPoint Foundation   http://intranet.obgyn.wisc.edu/Shared%20Documents/WellPoint%20Foundation.doc
  • World Bank Scholarship   http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/scholarships
  • Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program   http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/009.jsp?Xcntry=USA&Xlang=en_US&ed_name=Careers_Technical_Scholarship&view=Feature&me trics=notrack

 

 

 

 

 

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