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Featured Scholarship: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

For students entering college for the first time in the fall 2015, the online process is now open. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in the United States. Created in 1986 as a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company to commemorate the 100th anniversary of our flagship brand, the program establishes a lasting legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships.

KFC Colonel’s Scholars

The KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program is about you, your dreams and aspirations, and the perseverance to succeed. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC Colonel’s Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor’s degree program.

United Negro College Fund

The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.



Scholarships are on the menu at McDonald’s. Check out our national programs below that give back to the best and brightest of our communities.


A T & T

The AT&T Labs Fellowship Program awards scholarships and grants to women and minority post-graduate students. The AT&T Foundation has also announced a new scholarship program offered in conjunction with UNCF to provide scholarships for African-American children or stepchildren of regular full-time employees of AT&T, Inc. and its U.S. subsidiaries.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Exxon Mobil, in partnership with SECME schools, awards scholarships annually to minority students who are entering math and engineering programs. Mobil Delvac, part of Exxon Mobil, also awards Agricultural Scholarships for students studying agriculture.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

This program awards scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students. Scholarships are meant for four-year college students who can demonstrate financial need and leadership potential.

Bank of America Foundation

The Bank of America Joe Martin Scholarship program is a competitive based scholarship program available for college or vocational schools to dependents of associates who have been employed by Bank of America for at least 1 year. Dependents of deceased, disabled, or retired associates also are eligible.

Best Buy Community Relations
Best Buy’s @15 Scholarship Program is pleased to award $1,000 scholarships to 1,099 students living in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who will be entering college in the fall after their high school graduation. Scholarships are awarded to students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience. As part of its teen platform, Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation are focused on opportunities to help teen students prepare for a brighter future with dollars for college tuition.


Wal-Mart gives a significant number of scholarships in each of their communities to graduating high school students.

Dell Scholars Program

The Dell Scholarship Program is offered to high school students participating in an approved AVID program. The funding for each Dell Scholar is $20,000. The value of the 250 scholarships available equals $5 million. MSDF funds a significant percentage of college expenses which allows students to focus on their studies and successfully complete a bachelor’s program. Eligibility requirements: Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year, earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA, demonstrate need for financial assistance, participating in an MSDF approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years, planning to enter a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after graduation from high school, and be a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident.

HP Scholars

The HP Scholar Award is a scholarship for students interested in engineering. The total value of the four-year scholarship, which includes the HP Scholar Productivity Package and the three paid internships, will exceed $40,000 per student. Scholarship awards are $12,000 ($3000 per year for four years). Upon acceptance, each HP Scholar receives a Productivity Package which includes an HP laptop, printer, and PDA. HP Scholars are eligible for three paid summer internships with HP at an HP location in the US during their undergraduate studies. Requirements for the scholarship: African American, Latino, and American Indian high school seniors or community college transfer students who will be attending one of the HP Scholar partnership universities (University of California, Los Angeles, North Carolina A&T, Morgan State University, or University of Washington) and will be majoring in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering.

Society for Science

Applicant must be enrolled in a two- or four-year U.S. college or university undergraduate course of study, full time (At least 12 college credit hours) in the fall semester. Be a graduating high school/home school senior. Requirements to apply: have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, and have taken either the ACT or SAT standardized tests, be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, not be a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. employee or dependent of an employee, demonstrate financial need by required documents. The Maximum Amount: $100,000.


For twenty-one consecutive years, the Makers of TYLENOL® have awarded scholarships to students pursuing a healthcare career. We believe that these students are the future, which is why we are awarding $250,000 in scholarships in 2011 to applicants who have chosen a career in healthcare and excel in leadership, academic performance and community involvement. The 2011 application period is now closed, but look for information soon about the 2012 application process. And be sure to check back in August when the forty TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship winners are announced.


A Microsoft scholarship is for students wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in computer science and related technical disciplines. Scholarship are offered to residents in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Microsoft offers four different types of technical scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. The scholarships is for one academic year for either a full or partial scholarship. Full tuition scholarships will cover tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Microsoft will make payments to the designated school, and they’re not transferable to other academic institutions. The scholarship is for tuition only. . Requirements: quality of application, interest in the software industry, commitment to leadership, and financial need. Eligibility, students must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time of submitting the application. An undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics, and an interest in computer science. The scholarship is merit based, requiring maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.


The Discover Scholarship Program awards up to $250,000 in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school. Since 1991, Discover has awarded more than $16 million in scholarships to nearly 6,500 students. Requirements: 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, demonstrates accomplishments in community service and leadership and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge. Up to 10 scholarships of $25,000 each are available. 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.

104 students will be selected for a week-long government and leadership education program in the Nation’s Capital and a one-time $5000 college scholarship. Applications must be obtained from high school principals, guidance counselors or the state-level selection contact. All state selection contacts and deadlines are listed on the USSYP website: Application deadline dates vary by state.
Ron Brown Scholarship Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C.) scholarships.

Education is Freedom Scholarship
EIF helps students secure scholarships through university partners and exclusive funding opportunities. University partners establish criteria for EIF students to be eligible for direct scholarships. Such partnerships also improve college retention as many universities provide college preparation activities to high school students, and support and mentoring services to college students. Partners also maintain direct contact with scholarship awardees to ensure student success.
HSF / General Motors Scholarship Program
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and General Motors (GM) have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino students pursuing degrees in Engineering and Business. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or current undergraduates (Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior). The award amount is $2,500


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