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Top 2011 scholarship opportunities for traditonal and nontraditional students.

AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program: For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves. 

 Academic Competitiveness Grant: For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship:  For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. 

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund:  For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.

 American Copy Editors Society Scholarship: Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.

AORN Foundation Scholarship: For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees. 

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship: For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career. 

AWG Minority Scholarship For Women: Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. 

AXA Achievements Scholarship: Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one from each state.

Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships: Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.

Best Buy Scholarship: For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.

Burger King Scholars Program: For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program: Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program: Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year. 

Davidson Fellows Scholarship: Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.

Dell Scholars Program: For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology: For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Discovery Scholarship: Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.

Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships: Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.

EMPOWER Scholarship Award: Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program: For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.

Fulbright Scholar Program: Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program: For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.

Gates Millenium Scholarship: Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship: Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money. 

Google Anita Borg Scholarship: For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship: For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship: Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program: Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund: To increase diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund: For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship: For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program: For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.

Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest: A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship: Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.

National Achievement Scholarship: Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.

National Black Police Association Scholarships: For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship: For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.

National SMART Grant: Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships: Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.

Ron Brown Scholar Program: Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. 

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship: Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.

Siemen Competition: Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships: For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.

Tri-Delta Scholarships: For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.

Tylenol Scholarship: For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.

United Negro College Fund Scholarships: Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship: For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program: For students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.

Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program: Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.

William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship: Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.

Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story Competition: Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.

Xerox Technical Minority: For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information technnology.


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