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Opportunities for High Achieving Students:
Scholarships, Internships and Study Abroad Programs

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On-Campus Resources
Finding a Scholarship
Tips for Applying Successfully
Howard University Scholarships
External Scholarships
The Rhodes Scholarship
The Fulbright Scholarship
The Mellon Fellowship
Study Abroad Opportunities
Internship Opportunities
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. External (Individual/Business-sponsored) Scholarships
GENERAL SPECIALIZED
ARMY ROTC American Institute Of CPAs
The Ayn Rand Institute Arts Awards
Bank of America Black Students in Sci. and Tech.
Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations The Fashion Group
Coca-Cola Hispanic College Fund
Gates Millennium Intel Science Talent Search
Goldman Sachs The John Coltrane Fund
Harry S. Truman Kodak
Jackie Robinson National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Project Excellence National Alliance for Excellence
Ron Brown National Association of Black Journalists
Ronald McDonald House National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Stewart Funeral Home NCAA
United College Fund National Society of Black Engineers
USA Funds Society of Women Engineers
  Xerox


Ron Brown Scholarship
www.RonBrown.org
The award: $10,000 per year to 10 to 20 students. Criteria: high academic achievement, leadership, and community service. This prestigious scholarship is extremely competitive. The deadline is usually in January. This award is renewable. -back-

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
www.JackieRobinson.org
The award: $6,000 per year for nearly 100 candidates. Criteria: high academic achievement, leadership, and community service. The deadline is usually in April. The award is renewable. -back-

Project Excellence Scholarships
www.project-excellence.com
The award: $4,000 or higher (up to full tuition) for at least 600 candidates. Criteria: High academic achievement, leadership, and community service. The deadline is Feb. 1st. -back-

United College Fund Scholarships
http://www.uncf.org/scholarship/index.asp
There are links to numerous awards on this site such as Grandmet and Duracell. The criteria and awards vary based on the sponsoring company. The deadline is in December. -back-

Gates Millennium Scholarships
http://www.gmsp.org/main.cfm
The award: room, board, and tuition for at least 1,000 freshmen each year. Criteria: The Gates Millennium Scholarship promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding students with significant financial need to go to college. Nomination material for 2002-2003 is already available. The deadline is March 15. -back-

ARMY ROTC Scholarships (for Historically Black Colleges)
www.usarotc.com/index.htm
The award: up to full-tuition for students who earn a minimum score of 920 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT. The deadline is November 15. -back-

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
www.coca-colascholars.org
The award: from $4,000 to $20,000. Also, Coca-Cola gives $250 awards to hundreds of students with academic, talent, and leadership abilities. Students can apply on-line. This scholarship is highly competitive. The deadline is October 31. -back-

Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO)
www.coheao.com/scholarfaq.html
The award: three- $1000 awards and three- $500 awards. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen with at least a 3.5 GPA, and be a sophomore, junior or senior in college. One award per family. Applications are available on-line. -back-

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
www.truman.gov
The award: as much as $30,000 to 80 students each. Criteria: junior or senior classification. This is one of the most prestigious scholarships for students who intend to pursue a career in public service or government. Accordingly, a portion of the funds must be allotted for graduate study. A student must be nominated by his or her college/university, and a "nomination" package must be created. The deadline is February 1st. -back-

Stewart Funeral Home Scholarship Fund Awards
 
The award: $1,000 to a sophomore student at Howard University, Bowie State University or University of Maryland Eastern Shore. This award celebrates the 100th anniversary of the oldest, continuously owned and operated Black funeral home in Washington, D.C. Send completed applications to the following address: The Stewart Funeral Home Scholarship Fund, c/o Prince George's Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3418, Capital Heights, MD 20791-3418. Call 202-399-3600 for an application or visit the HU Financial Aid Office. The deadline is March 18. -back-

USA Funds, Access to Education Scholarship
www.scholarsh@usafunds.org
The award: $1,500 annually to one student until he/she receives $6,000 or until he/she graduates. This award will go to a student with at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale who is either full- or half-time. Send completed applications to: P.O. Box 6180, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6180. Visit the website for details. The application deadline is April 15. -back-

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program
www.iie.org/pgms/global_leaders
The award: $2,000 to U.S. and international students. All majors are welcome! You must be a full-time student in your second full year of undergraduate studies (your first degree) and demonstrate high academic achievement and strong leadership potential. U.S. citizens as well as international students are eligible. The US winners will be invited to an award ceremony in New York City. Sixteen students from a select group of American colleges and universities will be interviewed and eight will be chosen to participate in the Global Leadership Institute in New York City. Upon successful completion of the Global Leadership Institute, participants will receive an additional $3,000 and will receive the distinction of "Top Honors." Send a copy of your application, along with supporting documents to:
The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. The deadline is March 25. -back-

Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund
www.mcdonalds.com/countries/usa/community/education/scholarships/index.html
The award: from $1,000 to full tuition. Students must be studying at an HBCU that is a member of the UNCF. Approximately 60 students will be selected. The deadline is April 1. -back-

Bank of America
www.bankofamerica.com/studentsweeps
Visit Web site for details and deadlines. -back-

Essay Contest on Ayn Rand's Novel Atlas Shrugged
www.aynrand.org
The award: one-First place: $5,000. three- Second places: $1,000. five- Third places: $400. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to send a 1,000-2,000 word essay on Ayn Rand's novel to: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest, The Ayn Rand Institute, P.O. Box 6004, Inglewood, CA 90312. Essays should be postmarked by September 16. -back-

Intel Science Talent Search
www.sciserv.org/sts
The award: from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approximately 40 awards in this prestigious competition. Applicants must present a scientific research project. The deadline is usually in December. -back-

Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dlhinson/dfb_sch.htm
The award: $2,000 to several deserving students studying science or engineering at an HBCU. The deadline is June 15. This award is renewable. -back-

Xerox Technology Minority Scholarship
www.xerox.com ---- type in "Scholarship" in the search engine.
The award: up to $4,000 for undergraduates (more for graduate students).
This is a good scholarship for academically strong minority students who are majoring in chemistry, engineering, physics, or in other technological disciplines. The deadline is Sept. 15. -back-

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
http://www.nacme.org/prec/scholarships.html
The award: up to $20,000 to many students. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. Go to the website for details. The deadline is usually in February. -back-

National Society of Black Engineers.
nsbe.org/scholarships
The award: ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 to a number of students who are members of NSBE. This scholarship is primarily for engineers, but students majoring in other related disciplines may apply. The deadline varies. -back-

Society of Women Engineer Scholarships
www.swe.org/SWE/StudentServices/Scholarship/brochure.htm
The award: from $200 to $5,000 awarded to at least 90 students. These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in Engineering or computer science. The deadline for college students is February 1. -back-

American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm
The award: up to $5,000 each to almost 300 winners annually. This scholarship is for undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Go to website for GPA requirements and details. The deadline is in July. -back-

The John Coltrane Music Scholarship Program
www.johncoltrane.com
The award: $2,000 to the student who best exemplifies the talent and humanity of John Coltrane. This scholarship is available to all music majors specializing in jazz at eight specific universities, on of which is Howard. E-mail inquiries to marc@johncoltrane.com. Send applications to: The John Coltrane Fund, c/o JOWCOL Music, Inc., 21777 Ventura Blvd, Suite 253, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. The deadline is March 1. -back-

NCAA Scholarships--(National Collegiate Athletic Association)
www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
The award: from $3,000 to $12,500. This is the NCAA sports association with which the majority of student-athletes are associated. Awards are given in all sports categories. Scholarships are also available for sports-related study (like sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year. -back-

Kodak Scholarships
www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/programs/student/scholarship.shtml
The award: varying amounts to $5,000. The number of awards varies. Applicants must be studying film or cinematography at a U.S. college. Visit the website for details -back-

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
www.nahj.org/student.html
The award: from $1000 - $5000. Students interested in journalism as a career should apply. See web site for application and information. Deadline is Feb 28th. -back-

National Association of Black Journalists
www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
The award: NABJ offers ten-$2,500 scholarships to students attending four-year Universities. Applicants must present three letters of academic recommendation and a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist. A grade-point average of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism-print, photography, radio or television. Also, one of those fields should be the applicant's career goal. The deadline is March 31. -back-

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
www.hispanicfund.org/hcf-scholar.html
The award: amount varies although more than 140 awards are granted. This is a major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, including accounting, human resources, communications, and more. Go to website for details. The deadline is in April. -back-

Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards
www.artsawards.org
The award: from $100 to $3,000 to freshmen. These awards are granted to college students (17 or 18 years of age) who exhibit talent in dance, music (vocal or instrumental), art, photography, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. Applicants must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The deadline is both June 1 and April 1. -back-

National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
www.excellence.org/programs.html
The award: one hundred, 1-year monetary awards. Criteria: The students must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that reveal the student's talent and high achievement in all areas. The selection process is on-going; therefore applications may be submitted at any time. -back-

The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, D.C.
 
The award: up to $5,000. Students who have high GPAs, are in fashion-related degree programs, and who live in either the D.C., Baltimore, or Richmond metropolitan areas are invited to apply for this award. Send inquiries and applications to: Scholarship Committee, The Fashion Group International of Washington, D.C., P.O. Box 4998, Washington, D.C. 20008. The application deadline is March 1. -back-
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