In order to increase the diversity found on college campuses and in the workforce, many scholarship organizations have been created for minority students. To help minority students looking for scholarships, the experts at Communityforce have compiled this list of opportunities and programs:
The Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund is the U.S.’ largest provider of scholarships to Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The vision of the organization is to make sure all students of such ethnicities have access to a college education and learn the skills they need to reach their career goals. The program’s mission is to provide financial tools to Asian-American students to make the U.S. workforce more diverse.
Another scholarship program created for Asian-American students is The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. The organization has been funding students’ higher education for decades. The organization partners with a number of corporations such as Coca-Cola, UPS and Denny’s to supply Asian-American students with the means to pay for college.
The United Negro College Fund is the largest provider of minority scholarships in the U.S. Each year the organization awards over 10,000 scholarships. The goal of the UNCF is to fund the education of African-American students and build a network of programs, all of which work to connect students with scholarships.
The U.S. has a number of historic black colleges and all strive to advance the education of African-American students. Two of the most notable black universities are Howard University in Washington D.C. and Spelman College in Atlanta.
In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the executive order on Educational Excellence for African-American students. The initiative works to further the advancement of African-American higher education and improve the outcomes for students after college.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has been assisting students for over 40 years. The goals of the organization are: to build partnerships with companies interested in funding Hispanic students, to guarantee there are more college graduates from Hispanic households and to increase degree attainment in the Hispanic community. The HSF awards over 5,100 scholarships annually, and has given away more than $470 million worth of funds in its history.
Two notable programs for Hispanic students are the Hispanic College Fund and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. The Hispanic College Fund partners with Google to offer $10,000 scholarships to students interested in computer engineering. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses awards thousands of dollars to students in a variety of nursing programs every year.
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