Metropolitan Baptist Church has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for youth from Pre-K through graduate opportunities in order to better serve teens in Washington, DC and Largo, MD (Prince George's County). This list is not all inclusive and is meant to be a starting point for research. Visit the United Negro College Fund web site for more information on scholarships, internships, and research opportunities. Additionally, Metropolitan Baptist Church's Christian Discipleship Council awards over $7000 in scholarships annually to Metropolitan High School graduates.
In June of each year, Metropolitan offers three oratorical scholarship
contests to members who are college-bound high school seniors. Themes are
announced in the Spring.
Eleanor Frazier Hicks Oratorical Contest
The Eleanor Frazier Hicks Oratorical Scholarship, named after the beloved mother of our Pastor, is designed to give financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who are members of Metropolitan Baptist Church. The scholarship, presented to the winner of the Eleanor Frazier Hicks oratorical contest, seeks to provide financial assistance to seniors who will both continue their education, and seek to be articulate and effective communicators in their careers.
The scholarship is sponsored by Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Sandra Cox, Esq., and William Hicks, M.D. Three awards are given: first place - $1,500, second place - $1,000, and third place $750.
Lena Price Smith Scholarship
The Christian Discipleship Council, formerly known as the Board of Christian Education, was founded in 1944 under the leadership of the late Dr. E.C. Smith. Mrs. Lena Price Smith was the first Chairperson of the Board, a post taht she held from 1944 to 1976. Under her leadership, the following initiatives were established: Teacher Training Class, The Christian Education Institute, Leadership Training School and the Baptist Youth Fellowship.
All high school graduates who will be attending a college or university are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the name of Lena Price Smith. Praise God for the legacy of Mrs. Lena Price Smith!
Mamie O. Smith Scholarship
Dr. E. C. Smith, the late Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Baptist Church who served as Senior Minister for over 45 years, bequeathed in his will the establishment of the Mamie O. Smith Scholarship. This scholarship is in honor of his first wife, the late Mamie O. Smith, a former MBC First Lady who served God at Metropolitan with charming dignity and refinement. She was an active member of the Senior Choir and the Union Missionary Society.
Each fall a $1000 scholarship comes directly from the estate of Dr. Smith and is presented to a high school graduate enrolling in college in the fall and exemplifying Metropolitan at its best.
Black Student Fund
Children's Scholarship Fund
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Prep for Prep
Washington Scholarship Fund
Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
American Political Science Association Minority Scholarships
Ayn Rand Essay
AXA Achievement Scholarships
The AXA Achievements Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation. State Winners
Fifty-two winners - one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico - are selected by our nonprofit partner, Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each. National Winners
From the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. This brings the top AXA Achievers total scholarship awards to $25,000 each. These top ten also receive a laptop computer and the offer of an internship with AXA. Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive; Determination to set and reach goals; Respect for self, family and community; and Ability to succeed in college.
Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Bill Cosby Screenwriting Program
This program was established by Drs. Bill and Camille Cosby at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. Unaffiliated with USC, the Hanks-Miller Program is geared toward increasing the pool of qualified African-American writers in the entertainment industry.
Deadline: September 15
Award Amount: N/A
Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships http://www.baeo.org
Burger King Scholarship Program
Call Me Mister... Free Education for Black Males Who Want to Teach
Do you know any Black males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for 'FREE' ? Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to universities/colleges for 4 years FREE.
The 'Call Me MISTER' program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolina 's lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.
The project provides: Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges. An academic support system to help assure their success. A cohort system for social and cultural support.
Visit http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm for more details and the online application or call (800) 640-2657.
Chevy Excellence Scholarship Award
Whatever your passion is, Chevy wants to help you pursue it. So, we're offering some outstanding students two opportunities at scholarships towards their first year of college expenses. Applicants must be African-American students in their senior year a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale). They must demonstrate both academic excellence as well as outstanding community service through activities, volunteering and work experiences. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or eligibility to permanently work in the U.S., and intention to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the fall term of 2008. Also, must demonstrate academic excellence, as well as outstanding community service through activities, volunteering, and work experiences.
Award Amount: $1,000
Coca-Cola College Scholarships
CollegeNet' s Scholarship Database
Dell Scholars Program
The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on your determination to succeed than your academic record and test scores. Studies show that students who participate in college readiness programs in high school are better able to overcome disadvantages and have an increased rate of completing college successfully.
Dell Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals.
Your application will be evaluated on your: Individual determination to succeed; Future goals and plans to acheive them; Ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face; Self motivation in completing challenging coursework; and Demonstrated need for financial assistance.
Deadline: January 15
Discover Scholarship Program
The Discover Scholarship Program awards up to $300,000 in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school. Since 1991, Discover has awarded nearly $16 million in scholarships to over 6,000 students.
Who is eligible to apply? Any current high school junior who: Has at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale for 9th and 10th grades; and Demonstrates accomplishments in community service and leadership and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge.
How may scholarships be used? Scholarships may be used for any type of post-high school education or training, certification, licensing, two- or four-year trade and technical education or a two- or four-year college degree.
Deadline: January 31
Award Amount: Up to $30,000
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards formally the BRICK Awards is the first non-celebrity
category of the Teen Choice Awards. The Do Something Awards honor the nation's
finest young world-changers. Winners represent the best in their field or issue
and are rewarded with a community grant, participation in a special award
ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something. Winners age
18 and under are eligible for a scholarship of $5,000 and a $5,000 community
grant. Winners age 19-25 receive a $10,000 award in the form of a community
grant. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2009. For further information,
FAFSA On The Web
(Your Key Aid Form &Info)
Federal Government Scholarship and Grant Information
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships) http://www.finaid.org
Gates Millennlum Scholarships
GEICO Emerging Leaders Program
Are you looking for a program that will utilize your degree and further develop
your leadership ability? GEICO is looking for high potential graduates to join
our selective Emerging Leaders Management Development Program. This career track
is well suited for finance, accounting, economics, marketing, risk management,
management, and general business majors.
As an Emerging Leader in the operations management track, you will have opportunities to make real contributions to GEICO's bottom line. You'll work one-on-one with your mentor, and interact with senior executives and all levels of associates. We'll teach you the ins and outs of our industry-leading company, while you gain hands-on leadership experience.
Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES
IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid
International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Microsoft Scholarship Program
MSNBC's Internship program offers college students the opportunity to take a
first step into the broadcasting industry. MSNBC Interns are unpaid and
therefore must be: Enrolled at an accredited four or five-year college or
university; Able to provide proof of credit from your college or university
prior to starting your assignment; On track to receive a bachelor or advanced
degree from a college or university.
MSNBC looks for students who are committed to a career in media/broadcasting through experiences in their major studies, college clubs/organizations, prior media based internships or prior media work experience. Grade point average, community service, and leadership experience are also an important part of the total assessment of student applicants.
The student may work during the fall, spring, or summer college semesters full-time or part-time based on student availability and department/show needs.
Location: NY & NJ
NAACP ACT-SO Olympics Scholarships
NASA MUST Scholarship
The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers.
MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.
Each year, the MUST Project will support approximately 100 undergraduate students with a one-year competitive scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center. Additionally, students will benefit year-round from tutoring, lecture series and mentoring from STEM faculty and peers.
Deadline: February 1
Award Amount: Up to $10,000
National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
National Assoc. Of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
National SMART Grant
The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also be enrolled in the courses necessary to complete the degree program and to fulfill the requirements of the intended eligible major in addition to maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.
To be eligible for each academic year, a student must:
* Be a U.S. citizen;
* Be a Federal Pell Grant recipient;
* Be enrolled full-time in a degree program;
* Be enrolled in a four-year degree-granting institution;
* Major in physical, life or computer science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or a critical foreign language; and
* Have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
Award Amount: $4,000
NCAA Internship Program
The NCAA offers one-year internships, providing on-the-job
learning experiences for college graduates from a four-year NCAA member
institution who express an interest in pursuing a career in the administration
of intercollegiate athletics. These are paid, 12-month positions.
The areas of the NCAA that offer intern positions are administrative services, branding and communications, championships, corporate and broadcast alliances, Division I men's and women's basketball, diversity and inclusion, education services, enforcement services, governance, membership services/student-athlete reinstatement and the
NCAA Eligibility Center.
Applicants are able to request their top three areas of interest in which they prefer to serve.
Deadline: Early December
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Ron Brown Scholarships
The Roothbert Scholarship Fund
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
SEO Career Program Internship
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is the nation's premier summer internship program for talented students of color leading to full-time job offers. Since its inception, SEO's Career Program has placed over 4,000 Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native American students in internships that lead to opportunities in exciting and rewarding careers in the most competitive industries worldwide.
Our program is featured in Princeton Review's 109 Best Internships in America, and is a gateway to the most coveted and highest paying careers. More than 80% of SEO interns receive job offers from partner firms after their internships. SEO grooms its interns to excel in the workplace and become leaders in their communities who will give back and forge a path to success for the next generation.
As a direct result of the Career Program and the high performance of its interns, SEO has significantly increased the number of people of color employed on Wall Street and by major corporations nationwide.
Siemens Competition For Math, Science and Technology Students
The Siemens Foundation, in partnership with the College Board, established the Siemens Competition. The Competition promotes excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology or in combinations of these disciplines.
Award Amount: $1,000
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund