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STUDENT OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS

Presbyterian Church (USA)
Office of Financial Aid for Studies
100 Witherspoon Street, Room mo42
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Contact: Megan Willman @ 888-728-7228, ext 8235; e-mail: Megan_Willman@yahoo.com http://horeb.pcusa.org/highered/Financialaid
Purpose: To provide financial assistance for educational purposes to members of racial/ethnic minority groups.
Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be from racial/ethnic minority groups, high school seniors who will be entering college as in coming freshman, US citizens or permanent residents, and members of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Financial Data: Range of awards $500.
Duration: renewal 4 year maximum.
Number Awarded: Varies each year.
Application: May be downloaded or call 800-524-2612.
Deadline: Applications available July 1; deadline December 1.



UNITED PAPERWORKS INTERNATIONAL UNION SCHOLARSHIPS (U)
United Paperworks International Union
Scholarship Awards Program
P.O. Box 1475
Nashville, TN 37202
Phone: (615) 834-8590
Eligibility: Sons and daughters of members of the union in US and Canada with paid-up membership for at least 1 year; graduating high school seniors. Recipients must take 1 labor course during college careers.
Amount: $1000; 22 scholarships annually.
Selection: Selection committee determines recipients. Criteria are scholastic aptitude, leadership, and good citizenship.
Application: Request application and information from offices of local unions; or from: send completed applications to the international union.


INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE KING’S DAUGHTERS AND SONS INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Mrs. H.E. Stuard Jr.
5451 Cameo Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (510) 847-0105
Purpose: To provide supplemental aid to Native American students interested in pursuing secondary and postsecondary education in the health fields.
Eligibility: There are restrictions to tribal affiliation or degree of Indian blood. However, applicants or their parents must have a reservation registration and number. Selection is based on scholastic standing, demonstrated leadership ability, community service, character, and financial need. Graduate students do not qualify.
Financial Data: Grants are intended to provide supplemental aid only and do not exceed $500.
Duration: 1 year renewable.
Limitations: Funds may be used to support high school, vocational, technical, or college training; graduate education is excluded.
Number Awarded: Varies each year.
Application: The student may request an application personally in handwriting between October 1 and March 1, enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the request.
Deadline: April 15 of each year.


 
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SPEACIAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
United Church of Christ
Grants/Scholarships
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-1110
(216)736-3839
Fax (216) 736-2171
Purpose: To provide financial assistance for postsecondary education to minority undergraduate students.
Eligibility: Minority undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this support. In evaluating applicants, the highest priority is given to the students who are members of the United Church of Christ; next, in order of priority, are: students attending or planning to attend United Church of Christ-affiliated institutions; students attending secular institutions; transfer students; foreign students.
Financial Data: Up to $1000 per year, to be used to cover tuition, fees, and/or book expenses.
Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Special Features: United Church of Christ’s Commission on Racial Justice offers recipients assistance in locating other sources of financial aid.
Deadline: July and December of each year.


SPECIAL HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDS
United Church of Christ
Commission for Racial Justice
Special Higher Education Program
7010 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Contact: Carmen Williams, Coordinator
Type of Aid: Grant
Deadline: August 1 for fall; January 1 for spring
Duration: 1 semester; renewable.
Amount: $200 per semester, based on need.
Requirements: Open to minority undergraduate students.
Comments: The Special Higher Education Program is part of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice. The goal of the Special Higher Education Program is to assist minority students through placement, funding, referral, and counseling. Participant in the program have traditionally been average and below average students, many from low income families and communities, who posses the potential for academic achievement in a higher learning situation. The following criteria are used for determining a student’s eligibility:

• United Church of Christ members

• Non-United Church job Church members attending United Church of Christ institutions;

• Various minorities.


LEONARD M. PERRYMAN COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FOR ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Communications Resourcing Team-UMCo
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Phone: (888) 278-4862
http://www.umcom.org
E-mail: scholarships@umcom.org
(Specify which scholarship application you need)
Purpose: To enable the recipient to continue their studies in communication and to promote a level of excellence in communication on the undergraduate level by ethnic minority students.
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15 of each year.



ELCA EDUCATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4189
Phone: (773) 380-2736
Fax: (773) 380-2419
Contact: Faith Fetheim at: fretheim@elca.org
www.elca.org/wo/schlpro.html
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry
Eligibility:
Applicants must:  

• Be a citizen of the US;  

• Hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America;  

• Be at least 21 years of age;  

• Have experienced an interruption of two or more years since the completion of high school;

Financial Data: The amount of the award depends upon the financial need of recipient and/or characteristics of award received; generally, awards range from $500 to $5000.
Number Awarded:
Varies
Deadline: February 15
Application: May be downloaded from website.



THE UNITED METHODIST LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Phone: (615) 340-7344
Loan Dept. Phone: (615) 340-7346
Fax: (615) 340-7367
Purpose: To strengthen Christian theological education in the United Methodist Church.
Eligibility: An applicant must be:  

• An active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year to applying;  

• A citizen or permanent resident of the US;  

• Admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college/university;  

• Be maintaining a grade point average of at least2.5or above.  

Deadline: April 1. Applications: Application and guidelines may be downloaded from the website or may be requested in writing or by phone.



KEMP SCHOLARSHIP
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4189
Phone: (773) 380-2736
Fax: (773)380-2419
Contact: Faith Fetheim at fretheim@elca.org
www.elca.org/wo/schlpro.html
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to minority women who wish to pursue postsecondary education.
Eligibility: Applicants must be minority group women who wish to continue their education through undergraduate, graduate, or vocational, study and who are members of the Lutheran Church in America. They may be women in their teens who are going to college directly from high school.
Financial Data: The stipend is $1500.
Duration: Awarded annually.
Number Awarded: Varies each year.
Deadline: February of each year.


 
NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION GRANTS
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Office of Financial Aid for Studies
100 Witherspoon Street, Room mo42
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Contact: Maria Alvarez @888-728-7228 ext. 5760; e-mail: MariaA@ctr.pcusa.org; http://horeb.pcusa.org/highered/Financialaid
Purpose: To provide financially needy Native American students with support to continue their college education.
Eligibility: American Indian and Alaskan Native students pursuing full-time postsecondary education are eligible to apply if the are US citizens, have completed at least one semester of work at an accredited institution of higher education, and can demonstrate financial need; must be a member of the United Presbyterian Church.
Financial Data: Awards range from $200 to $1000.
Duration: 1 year; renewal is possible.
Number Awarded: Varies each year.
Deadline: June 1 of each year.



JUDITH L. WEIDMAN RACIAL ETHNIC MINORITY FELLOWSHIP
REM Fellowship Committee CRT/United Methodist Communications
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Phone: (888) 278-4862
E-mail: crt@umcom.umc.org
Purpose: United Methodist Communications offers a one year fellowship to help prepare United Methodist young adult of racial ethnic minority origin for a communications career in an Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church within the US. One recipient is selected each year and is placed in an Annual Conference where he/she is mentored by an experienced United Methodist communicator.
Eligibility: Applicants must:  

• Be a United Methodist of racial minority heritage;

• Be a recent college or seminary graduate with a specialization in communications;

• Be interested in pursuing communications within the United Methodist Church as a career;

• Be able to speak and understand English proficiently;

• Be able to relocate for one year;

• Desire experience in applying communications background in the United Methodist Church connection.

Award: $30,000 for one year.
Deadline: March 15
Application: May be downloaded from the website or may be requested in writing or by phone.



STOODY-WEST FELLOWSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Communications Resourcing Team-UMCo
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Phone: (888) 278-4862
http://www.umcom.org
E-mail: scholarships@umcom.org
(Specify which scholarship application you need)
Purpose: To enhance the recipient’s professional competence and thereby help to perpetuate the standards exemplified by Ralph Stoody and Arthur West.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a United Methodist who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism and enrolled in post-graduate study at a school in the United States.
Amount: $6,000
Deadline:
March 15



Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Named in honor of one of the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century. Financed by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Pickering Fellowship Program is seeking participants who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. 
Eligibility: Undergraduates and Graduates.
Apply: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

Deadline
: January 24, 2014 - Undergraduate; February 7, 2014 - Graduate