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WebstaurantStore Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled full-time or part-time, or plan to be enrolled, in a college or culinary arts school.
  • Must be majoring in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or a closely related field.

How to Apply:

  •  Attach a 500-word essay attachment (in .doc or .pdf format) that describes how you became interested in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality career and what you hope to bring to the industry.

 

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website

Building the Future Scholarship

Eligibility:

All applicants for the Building the Future Scholarship must meet all of the following eligibility requirements to apply:

  • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented minority group—LGBT, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline).
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • Open to college undergraduates
  • Must be pursuing an Education-related degree such as:
    • Child Development, Early/Elementary/Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor’s in Education. (Students who are minoring in Education are also eligible to apply.)
  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Open to students from all states.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • If selected, you must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.

How to Apply:

To apply, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements, and then simply complete the online scholarship application and submit a short essay by the application deadline. Scholarship winners will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Essay (500-1,000 words)
How have difficult circumstances or unique challenges shaped you? What role has this played in your inspiration to become a teacher? Where do you see your teaching career in 10 years, and what would winning this scholarship mean for your future career?

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

The Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, or multiracial
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer
  • Full-time student
  • Rising undergraduate junior or senior, or enrolling/enrolled in graduate school at the time of application
  • GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Interested in pursuing a career in New Media/Digital Advertising and/or Data Science

More Details

All applications must be submitted by July 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Personal Statement 1(500 words): Why should you be granted the scholarship?
  • Personal Statement 2(500 words): Why are you pursuing a career in New Media and/or Data Science field?
  • Current Resume
  • 3 educational and/or professional references
  • Most recent transcript
  • 3 examples of work (either school and/or outside project work)

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Black/African American.
  • Current high school seniors at the time of their application. Current college students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need.

More Details

All applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2018.

  • Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Incomplete, emailed, or faxed applications will not be considered.
    • Completed application (found online).
    • 2 essays – each no longer than 500 words
      • Choose the one activity you listed as most important in question #1 and tell us why it is significant.
      • Submit one essay that you plan to send or have sent as part of a college application. This may be on any topic. If your college application did not require an essay, please submit an essay on the topic of your choice.
    • 2 letters of recommendation – at least one should be from a teacher or other school professional.
    • An official transcript with most current semester course load and school profile.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

The LAGRANT Foundation

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • MUST major in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must be an undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors ONLY) and graduate students
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or be an AB-540 student/DACA recipient
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate, 3.2 for graduate students
  • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree for undergraduate, minimum of two academic semesters or one year for graduate students from the time the scholarships are awarded
  • Recipients who attend a college/university EAST of Chicago must be available Saturday, May 19, 2018 through Tuesday May 22, 2018. Recipients who attend a college/university WEST of Chicago must be available Saturday, June 2, 2018 through Tuesday, June 5, 2018. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018. Extra points are awarded to those who submit by January 19, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application form found online
  • Submit one reference letter from a college professor or internship advisor on official letterhead and signed
  • Submit your current resume
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If you are selected as a finalist, you must provide official transcripts.
  • Submit a headshot photo of applicant
  • Complete the essay questions:
    • A one- to two-page essay outlining your career goals and where you see your career path leading you. In addition, explain why you believe it’s important to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing, and public relations. You can include accomplishments relevant to increasing awareness about diversity in your community.
    • Submit a brief paragraph explaining college and/or community activities in which you are involved in
    • Submit a brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that you have received
    • *Optional: If you do not think your GPA accurately reflects your scholastic capability and achievement, then draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy

100 scholarships will be awarded in 2018. Of the 100, 60 ethnic minority undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,000 each, and 40 graduate students will receive scholarships of $3,500 each.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

More Details

All applications must be submitted by May 18, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Personal statement (500-1,000 words). Students should use the same personal statement when applying for multiple scholarships.
  • TWO (2) electronically submitted letters of recommendation. We suggest one come from a community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization). The application provides instructions for your references to upload their letters.
  • Electronic copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education and is typically 5 pages in length. This should be uploaded to the online application as a PDF document.
  • Resume (3 pages maximum) detailing your academics, extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills.
  • Recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph).
  • Official transcript (all pages, in color, and legible) scanned and uploaded as ONE (1) PDF file. We are no longer accepting applications via postal mail.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Palmer Scholars

Eligibility

  • Be a junior in high school Fall of 2017
  • Identify as a person of color, bi- or multi-racial
  • Actively involved and a leader in school and the community
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Pell Grant of Free/Reduced Lunch eligible
    • Some exceptions may apply and a written statement must be included in the application to explain your financial situation

More Details

All applications must be submitted by December 8, 2017.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.