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Scholarship Resources

Helpful General Scholarship Websites:

Scholarships for Specific Groups

African American

Persian

Hispanic

Ibero-American Action League Scholarship

  • The Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund was created to provide perpetual financial support for the educational endeavors of Hispanic youth in the Rochester community and surrounding counties.

Hispanic College Fund

Eligibility Requirements.

Students must:

  • be Hispanic
  • maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • be a current or rising undergraduate student (some programs accept graduate students) or a high school senior enrolling at a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • demonstrate financial need

Some HCF programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study. Students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy, or Nursing are highly encouraged to apply.

All applications can be found here. For more information, please contact Auri Duarte, Scholarship Program Manager, at aduarte@hispanicfund.org or 1-800-644-4223.

Multicultural

Health Care Scholarships

Law Scholarships

Business Scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarships

Resources for Adults Returning to College

Scholarships for Low-Income Women

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding grants to, low-income women, age 35 and older. Each award recipient has a vision of how a college education will benefit herself, her family, and her community. Most recipients are in truly meager financial circumstances and may have other hardships or disabilities. The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is one of the very few organizations in the country whose educational awards target this large segment of the population.

All applicants for this scholarship must be:

  • Women, at least 35 years of age as of April 1, 2004.
  • U.S. citizens.
  • Pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate degree, or a first bachelor's degree.
  • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited school for the fall of 2004.
  • Low-income.

To find the exact income guidelines for this program (ex. for one person, $11,160 year), or to apply, go to: http://www.rankinfoundation.org. You can also contact the Foundation office directly at 706-208-1211.

Other Scholarship Programs

  • Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities Program
    • The Newhouse Graduate Fellowship and Apprenticeship in Newspaper Journalism for Minorities seeks students with outstanding qualifications and the potential to make significant contributions to the field of newspaper journalism. It also seeks to increase the number of minority journalists in the country.
    • A highly competitive program, it provides two generous awards each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates. Students commit to 18 months of graduate study followed by 12 months of professional reporting as apprentices with The Syracuse Post-Standard or another Newhouse newspaper.
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