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Minority Student Scholarships


Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students

Back to College® is an all-in-one resource for the adult returning to college. Our free newsletter provides news, features, and resource updates (including information on financial aid and new degree programs each month. 

 Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money every year.  For more details, please visit the website.


Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship programs and lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional peoples’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.

College Board Scholarship Search

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.  Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.


 Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

Over 200 scholarships for African Americans.


 FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships

Find everything from grants to graduate school fellowships and education tax benefits to tuition payment plans.


 INROADS internships

The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.


International Students Scholarships & Aid Help 

IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.


 Maryland Colleges and Universities Scholarships, Grants and Student Loans

Search for scholarships for students attending Maryland Colleges or Universities. 


National Society of Black Engineers Scholarships

The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500. 



The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world.  Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.


Student Inventors Scholarships

 You've invented something that has a good chance of impacting the world. We have over 20 years of honoring inventions like yours through the Collegiate Inventors Competition program.  If your invention is chosen among the best, we will bring you to Washington, D.C. to present your idea to a panel of some of the most important and influential inventors and invention experts in the nation.  You'll also meet other top young inventors from around the country, have your idea showcased on a national stage, and compete for over $100,000 in prizes including a $15,000 top prize for Graduate students and $12,500 for Undergraduate students. Your advisor wins a cash prize too.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of  their choice.  Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through their leadership programs, along with academic support  throughout their college career.  The program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding low income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. To date,  the program has given scholarships to more than 15,000 students.  Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. 

 The Roothbert Scholarship Fund 

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.


Truman Scholar

The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship.  Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55-65 Scholarships awarded annually.  These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their won campus for one of a school's four nominations.


Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,100 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.