For 35 years, ESSENCE has been the only magazine dedicated to reflecting Black women and their lives. That mission has not changed. It has, however, evolved along with the women for whom the magazine exists. Today’s ESSENCE speaks to a reader who is defined not by her age or income by her mind-set. Rather than addressing her as a woman with one interest, one style, and one perspective – we see her and speak to her as multidimensional. Time Warner Inc. acquired full ownership of ESSENCE Communications in 2005. ESSENCE and Time Warner share a commitment to serve the public, enrich people’s lives and strengthen communities around the world. ESSENCE, with the support of Time Warner and in partnership with UNCF, is proud to sponsor 5 scholarships to benefit African American women attending one of the UNCF member institutions, Hampton or Howard.
- The Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship is awarded to African American freshman, sophomore, junior or senior students enrolled in an accredited college or university. The eligibility requirements are outlined in the current annual application.A minimum of $1,000 will be granted per award. Students must apply annually.
- The Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship is awarded to mature African American women (at least twenty-five years of age and older) who are returning to college without the support of a spouse. These candidates may have dropped out of college to seek employment or care for their children. The eligibility requirements are outlined in the current annual application.A minimum of two (2) $500.00 awards will be made annually based on competition, as outlined in the annual application.
For the past 27 years, BISA has been operating a successful scholarship program targeted for inner-city and financially needy young black high school women to attend colleges and universities across America. First criterion for selection is financial need, second, they demonstrate potential for academic growth and leadership and third, they are able to provide some clues about their career goals. BISA’s scholarship assistance program is clearly targeted for disenfranchised and economically disadvantaged young black women. Many of our young scholars (age 17 to 20 years old) are already parents.
BISA’s supportive services (hands-on-approach) are provided for each student over the entire two or four years of undergraduate study. These Services include: financial support, books, transportation, tutoring, mentoring, counseling (students and parents), networking among distinguished black women, on-site-visits, BISA’s books and calendars of distinguished black women, and monthly contacts by assigned BISA member. Each student is provided a (1) 800 number for easy access to BISA.
Students in the following states are enrolled in colleges and universities as listed:
BISA continues to develop and implement the national scholarship program for financially needy and inner-city young black women. To ensure that supportive services are seamless, each of the college presidents at the partnership institutions has assigned a liaison to be a contact for BISA’s students. The liaisons update BISA about progress, grades, and participate in an annual teleconference addressing each student. A BISA member is also assigned to each student. These services are free to the students. BISA’s literature is also provided free to college liaisons, libraries, presidents, and distinguished women.
- The Madeline Kountze Dugger-Kelly Scholarship is a $1000 award for a Graduate Student.
- The Angela Murphy Scholarship is a $500 award for a High School Student.
- The Bernice Anastasia Ximines Smith Scholarship is a $1000 award for an Undergraduate Student.
- The Black Women In Sport Foundation “Future Leader” Scholarship is a $1000 award for an Undergraduate Student.
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Scholarship for Black Women
Tel: (202) 296-9118
Eligible Inst.: US schools
- UNCF Merck Science Initiative
- The Ron Brown Scholar Program
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students and Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
- Gates Millennium Scholarships for under-represented minorities in the disciplines of education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, and the sciences
- Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
- National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
- General Motors Minority Engineering and Science Scholarship
- Microsoft General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Opportunities for Minority Students in Health Services Research
- The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships/
- American Political Science Association Minority Programs – Fellowships, Summer Institute, Recruitment Project, Mentoring Initiatives
- American Geological Institute Minority Geoscience Student Scholarships
- Boeing Undergraduate Scholarships for historically black colleges and minority institutions
- US Air Force ROTC Minority Scholarships at HBCUs and HSIs
- Congressional BLack Caucus Foundation Scholarships
- Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)
- Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
- Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
- The Siemens Teacher Scholarship initiative – encourages minority students to consider careers teaching math and science.
- HP Scholars – a scholarship opportunity for minority students interested in engineering
- National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarships
- National Black MBA Association’s Scholarship Programs
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarships
- The Association of Black Women Physicians: Rebecca Lee, M.D. Scholarship Awards – provides assistance to women medical students who are residents of Southern California or enrolled in Southern California medical schools
- APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
- American Chemical Society Scholars Program – Scholarships for underrepresented minority college students with financial need
- 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
- Scholarship & Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
- FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
- Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
- Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
- SIT Study Abroad: Undergrad Field Study Around the World – Scholarships and Financial Aid
- INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/
- Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarship Resource List
- ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
- American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
- RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
- FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships) http://www.finaid.org/
- CollegeNet’s Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
- AFLCIO Union Plus Scholarship Database
- International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search – IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
- College Board Scholarship Search
- Burger King Scholarship Program – awards assist students who work part-time and excel academically
- Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
- Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
- Student Inventors Scholarships
- Maryland Artists Equity Foundation Visual Arts Scholarships
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Scholarships
- The Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship