24 Scholarships For Women Of Color

Every year, schools raise their tuition costs higher and higher. It’s no wonder that so many people from underprivileged communities end up in thousands of dollars of debt. Seeds of Fortune was created to help relieve that burden and plant the seeds of economic empowerment for young women of color who want to continue their education.


Here at Seeds of Fortune, we want to reduce the amount of debt for minority families and increase wealth in their communities by teaching high schoolers financial literacy and how to find scholarships that will work for them. We have already helped women earn over eight million dollars in scholarships, and we can’t wait to grow that number even more!


Scholarships


At Seeds of Fortune, we work with high school students to help them prepare for their college career. Besides teaching them the skills they need to succeed in college and life beyond school, we also help young women select scholarships that work for them and their family. Building a scholarship package is an essential part of our work.


This is a list of our top 24 scholarships for women of color. Some of the scholarships have special qualifications or requirements which are listed below, as well as their application deadlines, and amount of money awarded in the scholarship package. Scholarships should always be verified before applying.


AAIA Scholarships

Application Deadline: 03/31

Amount: $1,000-$20,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be Native Alaskan or Native American

  • Must have a 2.5 GPA

Blacks At Microsoft

Application Deadline:

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in STEM

  • Must have a GPA of 3.3

Posse Scholarship

Application Deadline: Before senior year, depends on city of residence

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be nominated

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must be from one of the following cities:

  • Atlanta, Georgia

  • The Bay Area, California

  • Boston, Massachusetts

  • Chicago, Illinois

  • Houston, Texas

  • Los Angeles, California

  • Miami, Florida

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • New York, New York

  • Washington, DC

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Application Deadline: 02/01

Amount: $30,000 over four years

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Must have an SAT of 1000 or an ACT of 21

La Unidad Latina Foundation

Application Deadline: 10/18

Amount: $500-$1,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must have a GPA of 2.8

Haz La U Program

Application Deadline: 12/06

Amount: $1,000

Qualifications:

  • Must plan to enroll in college in the fall

  • Must be a current high school senior

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Application Deadline: 04/30

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must have a GPA of 2.75

  • Must be interested in pursuing a career in STEM

The Randy Falco Scholarship

Application Deadline: Mid March

Amount: $10,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in entertainment

  • Must be Hispanic

Emma Bowen Foundation

Application Deadline: Spring

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a career in tech or media

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

  • Must be fluent in English

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: 04/30

Amount: $2,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be younger than 26

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0

  • Must have a household income of less than $75,000

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: 04/01

Amount: $2,500

Qualifications:

  • Must be a college junior, senior, or graduate student

  • Must be Arab American

  • Must major in communications

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

National Hispanic Business Women Association Educational Scholarship

Application Deadline: 03/27

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must live in California

  • Must be involved in community service

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college in the US

United Negro College Fund

Application Deadline: Various

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must be an African-American

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5

YMCA Scholarship

Application Deadline: Various

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must work for the YMCA for at least 1 year

  • Must find the scholarship for your city

The Essence Scholars Program

Application Deadline: 10/15

Amount: $10,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be a college sophomore or junior

  • Must go to a school that is part of the United Negro College Fund

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: 02/15

Amount: $500-$5,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be Hispanic

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

  • Must submit FAFSA forms for eligibility

The National Scholarship

Application Deadline: 03/01

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship

Application Deadline: 02/01

Amount: $500-1,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be a college student

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarships For Women

Application Deadline: 03/01

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior or graduate

  • Must have a C average

Development Fund For Black Students In Science And Technology

Application Deadline: 06/01

Amount: $2,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be an undergraduate

  • Must be majoring in a science or technology field

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Application Deadline: 01/01

Amount: $10,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen

  • Must show financial need

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: 06/01

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school senior

  • Must want to go into a criminal justice industry

Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Application Deadline: 02/01

Amount: $1,000-10,000

Qualifications:

  • Must be interested in a technology industry

Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship

Application Deadline: 04/30

Amount: Various

Qualifications:

  • Must be Pacific Islander or Asian

  • Must be from Fresno County


In Summary


Seeds of Fortune allow female students of color to work with professionals who are committed to assisting them with the college application process and finding financial packages that can help them with the ever-increasing cost of higher education. Seeds of Fortune wants to see women of color get the education they need to thrive in the field of their choice.


Sources

https://www.scholarshipsforwomen.net/african-american/

https://studentloanhero.com/featured/scholarships-for-latinos-ultimate-guide/


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