Student Scholarships


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Stem Scholarships for Students of Color

Minority Scholarship - Brown and Caldwell

  • Students of color who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be full-time juniors or seniors with a declared engineering or environmental sciences major and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $5,000

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

  • This program was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education.
  • Amount: Varies

Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world.
  • Amount: $750

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program 

  • Eligibility: Minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and in their final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements, including student teaching if applicable.
  • Amount: $3,500

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate sophomore and junior students who self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT+ and all majors and disciplines to apply.
  • Amount: Varies

The  LAGRANT Foundation

  • Eligibility: Students must be majoring in the fields of advertising, marketing, or public relations. Accepts applications from undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors ONLY) and graduate students.
  • Amount: $3,750

Nursing NEF Scholarships (


  • Eligibility: Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity.
  • Amount: $2,500 to $5,000

Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Pursing a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) major; and belong to a historically underrepresented population/group such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, and first-generation college students.
  • Amount: Varies

AICPA Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Minority students studying accounting
  • Amount: $5,000

Sallie Mae Fund's Completing the Dream Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Minority and underserved learners, including first-generation students in their final year of postsecondary education
  • Amount: Up to $2,500

 Running of the Bulls Scholarship for Immigrants

  • Eligibility:  must be immigrants or children of immigrants and enrolled in or accepted to a four-year undergraduate or graduate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Amount: $1,000 

STEM Scholarship Program | Avomeen

  • Eligibility: must be a minority student OR woman who are pursing a degree in STEM
  • Amount: $2,500 each

GBHEM - List of Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Specific requirements vary by program, but eligible applicants must meet certain GPA requirements.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility: Stantec awards $200,000 to historically underrepresented students annually through this scholarship program. Applicants must major in the science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or arts fields.
  • Amount: $1,500-$10,000
African American

ACS Scholars Program 

  • Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or better); and demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form. 
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship  

  • Eligibility: Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander, enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the U.S. accredited educational institution, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses, intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.
  • Amount: $1,000 - Freshman; $2,000 Sophomore; $3,000 - Junior; $4,000 Senior

Undiscovered Brilliance Scholarship for African-Americans

  • Eligibility: Awarded to a talented Black student at any level of education or field of study based on their ambition, talent, and drive, as well as on the impact that additional support would have on them.
  • Amount: $1,000

The National Black Nurses Association 

  • Eligibility: Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If a chapter does not exist within a 50-radius of your location you can join NBNA as a Direct Member, must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (BSN, AD, Diploma or LPN / LVN, Masters, and Doctoral) and in good scholastic standing at the time of application, must have at least one full year of school remaining.
  • Amount: Varies

African-American Entrepreneurs Grant — Female Award

  • Eligibility: Open to current or aspiring Black female entrepreneurs at any level/field of education who share their business ideas.
  • Amount: $1,000

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

  • Eligibility:  Sophomore or junior African American women enrolled at an accredited university may apply. Applicants must major in journalism, economics, or a related field and possess a GPA of at least 3.0.
  •  Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility: This scholarship is sponsored by the National Hook-Up of Black Women. African American women whose education was disrupted due to family or other obligations may apply. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and entering or returning to college.
  •  Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: for African American undergraduate and graduate students studying chemical engineering, ecology, microbiology, plant pathology, and food science.
  • Amount: $5,000

Scholarships for Black & African American Students

  • Various scholarships
  • Amount: Varies
Asian American / Pacific Islander

APIA Scholars 

  • Eligibility: Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
  • Amount: Varies

Taylor Price Financial Literacy for the Future Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to high school and college students who submit an essay.  Applicants from minority groups underrepresented in the financial world and those with non-profit or volunteering experience will be preferred
  • Amount: $500

Asian American Women’s Alliance Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be an Asian American student enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school, transcript, personal statement, letter of recommendation.
  • Amount: $500

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Eligibility: College seniors and graduate students who must be at least 25% Asian, have a 3.5 GPA, and be a US citizen
  • Amount: Varies

APIASF General Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the U.S. accredited college or university
  • Amount: $2,500

Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Korean American students and students from Korea are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Descendants of American veterans who served during the Korean War can also apply.
  •  Amount: $500-$5,000

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Eligibility: This scholarship is open to first-year students enrolling full time in a physical or environmental science, computer science, math, or engineering program at an accredited four-year university or college.
  • Amount: $5,000
First Generation

Life Reimagined First-Gen Scholarship

  • Eligibility: First-generation college students currently attending a four-year college, two-year college, or technical or vocational program.
  • Amount: $1,000

First-Generation College Student Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to high school and undergraduate students who are/will be first-generation college students
  • Amount: $1,000

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Eligibility: Underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students, must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Amount: $5,000

EducationDynamics $10,000 Minority First Generation Scholarship Contest

  • Eligibility: Minority students who are the first in their families to go to college, are at least 17 years of age and are pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning or a certificate program.
  • Amount: $10,000

Red Thread Foundation for Women

  • Who Can Apply: Women with international backgrounds, including first-generation, entering U.S. colleges or universities 
  • Amount: $1,000

Scholarship America Dream Award

  • Eligibility: Full-time students who have completed one year of their associate or bachelor’s degree programs with 3.0 GPAs and demonstrate financial need
  • Amount: Varies

The Donald White/Mandla A. Ndwanya Memorial Fund

  • Who Can Apply: Accepted students to accredited U.S. colleges and universities with minimum GPAs of 3.5, majoring in health care
  • Amount: $1,000

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Who Can Apply: This scholarship awards funds to first-generation students with GPAs of 3.7-4.0 Applicants in all areas of study may apply, including nursing students.
  • Amount: Varies

 TELACU Education Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: be first-generation, low-income, full-time undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. They must be permanent residents in underserved communities
  • Amount: Varies

Scholarships for First-Generation College Students

  • Various scholarships
  • Amount: Varies


Hispanic and Latinx

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: Must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA, have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students, and submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
  • Amount: Varies

ScholarSHPE | SHPE

  • Eligibility: Active SHPE Member (To become an active member, please visit and select “Join” in the top right-hand corner of the webpage). have a minimum cumulative GPA: 2.75, plan to pursue a STEM degree, attending an academic institution in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Amount: Varies

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

  • Eligibility: Students who identify as Asian, Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, or another ethnic minority who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting.
  • Amount: $3,000 to $5,000

Jose Rivera-Alers Scholarship Application

  • Eligibility: must have Latinx heritage or descent, be a declared Business major, be a Bronx native, have a 3.0 GPA, and be at least a sophomore student (completed 30 credits).
  • Amount: $5,000

La Unidad Latina Foundation

  • Eligibility: Minimum cumulative GPA above 2.80 and Enrolled on a full-time basis
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: Minimum GPA of 3.0, strong leadership potential and community involvement
  • Amount: Varies

Scholarships for Latino & Hispanic Students

  • Various scholarships
  • Amount: Varies
Native American/ Indigenous

AAIA Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Any Native American U.S. citizen that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe with at least a 2.0 grade point average, and enrolled as a full-time student
  • Amount: Varies

Native College Scholarships | AIEF Services - American Indian Education Fund (

  • Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation) , attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school, must be enrolled as a full-time student, have a GPA between 2.0 - 3.5 is desirable
  • Amount: Varies

The AIS Scholarship program 

  • Eligibility: At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a U.S. Federally Recognized Native American Tribe, or descendant of an enrolled member, be an undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits, have a full-time or part-time status, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester/quarter of college, has completed Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Amount: Varies

Intertribal Timber Council: About Us: Scholarships ( is a website that has multiple scholarships with the emphasis on Environmental Studies

American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Eligibility: American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian students accepted to an accredited undergraduate program
  • Amount: Varies

American Indian Education Fund Graduate Scholarship

  • Eligibility: American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian students accepted to an accredited graduate program
  • Amount: Varies

NYS Aid to Native Americans

  • Eligibility: Enrolled members of a New York State tribe or their children who are attending, or planning to attend, a college in New York State and are New York State residents are eligible to receive financial aid from the state. 
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award

  • Eligibility: Students from underrepresented tribal communities who may also be first-generation. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and return to their tribes to work following graduation.
  • Amount: $1,500 per semester

Accenture Native American Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: must demonstrate Native American heritage and a commitment to their community, along with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Students must enroll in a full-time STEM or business-related undergraduate program.
  • Amount: Varies

Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships

  • Eligibility: must be enrolled with a tribe, possess a minimum 2.5 GPA, attend an accredited undergraduate program full time, and submit an application essay.
  • Amount: Varies

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarships

  • Eligibility: must be an enrolled tribal member, have career goals connected to helping Native Americans, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in an undergraduate program.
  • Amount: $2,500 and $5,000

Full Circle Scholarship

  • Eligibility: must be Native American with a minimum GPA of 2.0. They must also be full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • Amount: Varies

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Eligibility: must be enrolled Native American tribal members and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to Native American issues.
  • Amount: Up to $7,000

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: must prove American Indian tribal member status, demonstrate financial need, and pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing or healthcare.
  • Amount: $1,500
Nontraditional Students

$1,000 “Mom to Scholar” Scholarship for Mothers 

  • Eligibility: Mothers over the age of 35 either accepted to or attending technical, community, or four-year college/university
  • Amount: $1,000 

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All high school students, college students, graduate students, and adult learners
  • Amount: $1,000

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Low-income women age 35 or older planning to/pursuing technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree

Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship — College Award

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate-level students who are either single fathers or are the children of single fathers are eligible to apply
  • Amount: $2,000

Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship — College Award

  • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate or graduate-level single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms 
  • Amount: $2,000

WiseGeek Lifelong Learners No-Essay Grant

  • Eligibility: Open to students at every level who have student loan debt
  • Amount: $500

WiseGeek No-Essay Military Appreciation Grant

  • Eligibility: Active, former, or future service member of the US military who is U.S. Citizens or permanent legal residents
  • Amount: $500

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: at least 17 years old and mothers, qualify as low-income individuals and be pursuing their first graduate or undergraduate degree
  • Amount: $5,000

Intel-AFCEA Diversity Scholarship | AFCEA International

  • Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Must be an underrepresented minority (i.e. technical female, African-Americans, Latin/Hispanic origin, and/or Native American), must be a service Veteran or active-duty service member, or a “Gold Star Family Member”, be a full-time student in an accredited U.S. University currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate (Master's or PhD) degree, must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Amount $2,500

War Veterans Scholarship | AFCEA International

  • Eligibility: Persons on active duty in the uniformed military services or honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel), be currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S
  • Amount: $2,500


Students with Disabilities

Academy of Special Dreams Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Eligible special needs applicants will have applied to and/or have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a college or university, trade school, art school, or other recognized degree-awarding program with an expressed desire to study or major in any field of Art
  • Amount: $250 to $1,000

American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (or a student who works 32 or more hours per week and attends college part-time), and be involved in their school/local community
  • Amount: $2,000 to $7,500, depending on whether the applicant is attending a technical college or as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or a graduate student

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship: Disabled Students

  • Eligibility: Open to permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania who have physical conditions (spinal cord injury, loss of limb, birth defects, etc.) and/or psychological conditions (autism, post-traumatic stress, etc.). Scholarship recipients must be able to provide proof of disability with a letter of confirmation by a physician
  • Amount: $5,000

Lep Foundation CURE – Cancer Support Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to college-bound students diagnosed with cancer and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families. Academic achievement is considered
  • Amount: $5,000

Lighthouse Guild College Bound Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Scholarships are open to visually impaired/blind high school students who will be incoming freshmen and graduate education (Master’s degree, Ph.D., MD, JD, or other post-baccalaureate degrees) students, already attending or planning to attend graduate school
  • Amount: Varies

Rent-a-Knee Walker Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Current high school seniors or college students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students with physical disabilities will be given priority
  • Amount: $500

Scheigert Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to students with low vision enrolled as full-time students. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Amount: $3,000 (three scholarships are awarded)

WiseGeek Disability Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to students at any grade level or field of study who have a disability and large ambitions for their lives
  • Amount: $500

WiseGeek Mental Health Well-Being no-essay Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to college students at every level who have experienced mental health challenges
  • Amount: $500

Autism Scholarship | Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: You or a close family member has to have been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome).
  • Amount: $5,000




African-American Entrepreneurs Grant — Female Award

  • Eligibility: Open to current or aspiring Black female entrepreneurs at any level/field of education who share their business ideas
  • Amount: $1,000

AWSCPA Scholarship Award

  • Eligibility: Open to female accounting students as undergraduates or graduates.
  • Amount: $5,000

Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship — College Award

  • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate or graduate-level single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms 
  • Amount: $2,000

Newsette No-Essay Leadership Scholarship for Women

  • Eligibility: Open to all female college and graduate students who sign up, read, and apply what they learned from the Newsette, a free daily newsletter that celebrates women
  • Amount: $1,000

Prime Mailboxes Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to high school and undergraduate women who plan to or are already taking courses toward a STEM degree
  • Amount: $500

Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

  • Eligibility: These scholarships are open to female undergraduate and master’s students studying artificial intelligence/machine learning, data science, computer science, or mobile/web development at North American universities, including Canada and Mexico
  • Amount: $10,000

Amplify Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The scholarship is open to female high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to or are currently pursuing a STEM degree. To apply for this scholarship, share about a woman in STEM (past or present) whom you admire and then explain what you hope to achieve in STEM
  • Amount: $2,500

Minority Women in STEM Bi-Annual Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women attending a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Applicants must be majoring in a STEM field or working on personal projects or jobs in STEM.
  • Amount: $3,000

BHW Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2022 school year.
  • Amount: $3,000

Women in Technology Scholarship- North America

  • Eligibility:
    • Are undergraduate students actively enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded, i.e. you must be enrolled in both the current (2021-22) and upcoming (2022-23) academic years

    • Are a freshman, sophomore, or junior who are majoring in or plan to major in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related technical field

    • Identify as women

    • Have not been a Palantir scholarship recipient in the past

  • Amount: $7,000

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

  • Provides financial assistance to those who identify as a woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Visionary Integration Professionals Women in Technology Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, or another related discipline. Applicants must be enrolled at, or accepted to, a two or four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Amounts: Multiple scholarships up to $2,500

Best Scholarships and Grants for Women

  • Various scholarships and grants
  • Amount: Varies

A guide for Women in Tech

  • Various scholarships
  • Amount: Varies

Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community and Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program
  • Amount: $10,000

Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Be admitted to an accredited college, university, or vocational institution for fall of the current year or spring of the following year, be a citizen of the United States, be a gay male (or LGBT student for the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship" and the "Phil Papel Memorial Scholarship") under 35 years of age at time of application.
  • Amount: $1,000 to $2,50

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university, minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, a declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field, identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility
  • Amount: $5,000

The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university, minimum GPA of 2.75, declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field, identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Amount: Varies

Colin Higgins Courage Award

  • Eligibility: LGBTQ+ students who have overcome hardships or discrimination
  • Amount: Varies

Arthur W. Pense Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be an undergraduate student studying physical or occupational therapy, must attend a four-year college, restricted to residents of New York
  • Amount: $3,000

Bill & Shireen Kirk Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: Must attend a university or a four-year college, must study full-time, studying Business/Consumer Services, Construction Engineering/Management, Civil Engineering, Marketing
  • Amount: Varies

CBC Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident, live or attend an academic institution in a CBC Members district, be preparing to pursue, or currently pursuing, an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, exhibit leadership and be active in the community
  • Amount: Varies

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship

  • Eligibility: Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color (BIPOC) to submit unique and thought-provoking research proposals or creative projects related to mental health
  • Amount: $1,000

The New York American Legion Press Association (NYALPA) 

  • Eligibility: Students must be entering or attending an accredited College, University or Trade School, must be a legal US citizen residing in New York State, pursuing a degree in any of the following fields of communications
  • Amount: $1,000

Louis P. and Betty A. Iacona Nursing Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students in Monroe County pursuing a career in nursing, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; and demonstrate financial need.
  • Amount: $3,000

Kathleen McElligott Hall Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Has completed at least one semester of a nursing program, and has financial need.
  • Amount: $1,000

Women's Week Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women residing in Monroe and Genesee counties who are returning to school after being out of school for some time, are pursuing an undergraduate degree at a college in Monroe or Genesee county on a full- or part-time basis; and have financial need.
  • Amount: Varies

Susan A. Cowell Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, have a minimum 3.0 GPA (B average) or higher; are pursuing post-secondary education at a qualifying academic institution* in the eight-county area surrounding Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties); are enrolled or plan to enroll in a program aligned with public health, nonprofit administration, or social justice activism, including social activism through the arts; and demonstrate a proclivity for social justice activism and/or a desire to positively impact the LGBTQ community.
  • Amount: $1,000


  • Eligibility: Full-time college students in a program related to the intellectual and developmental disability field such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration, and management, or psychology.
  • Amount: $3,000 

New York Women in Communications Scholarship

  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA, must be full-time students, be majoring in a communications-related field at a U.S. accredited college/university and have an overall GPA of 3.2 (or 87%) or better
  • Amount: Varies

 The Dante Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Have academic standing as a sophomore or junior in an undergraduate degree program; or a senior accepted into a graduate degree program, or a full-time graduate student (12 hours or more) enrolled in a master's level or doctoral program, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, be a legal resident or native of the Greater Rochester Area, including Monroe, Orleans, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, and Genesee counties, have some Italian heritage.
  • Amount: Varies

 Florin| Roebig Scholarship

  • Eligibility:

            -Be a student enrolled full-time at a secondary or post-secondary  academic institution in the U.S.

           -Be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.

  • Amount: Up to $750

Pheabs Finance Scholarship Award

  • Eligibility:

           - Have an average GPA of at least 2.5

           -Be a current or future college student (i.e. a high school senior)

           - Complete an essay submission 

Please Note

Culture, Community, and Belonging is pleased to share this resource that lists diversity-based scholarships with our campus community. It will be updated annually. We do not endorse or advocate for these scholarships but are simply sharing our research. All scholarships listed are from local, regional, or national organizations.

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