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Scholarship Search Engines
Fastweb and Collegeboard are search engines that allow you to create a personal profile that includes things like your GPA, special interests, and race/ethnicity. These sites will use the information from your personal profile to identify scholarships you would be a good candidate for.
From athletic scholarships to scholarships by major, The National Database for Scholarships has a large listing of scholarships that you can search by category.
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Black Excel provides a long lists of scholarships geared toward Black students, and there are some for all people of color.
Congressional Black Caucus scholarships are available to applicants who live or attend school in the congressional district of a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and financial need.
Gates Millennium Scholars covers the unmet need in a student’s financial aid package. The recipients must financially qualify for a federal Pell Grant.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s scholarships are offered to students of Hispanic heritage.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation awards four-year renewable $7,500 scholarships based on merit, community service, and financial need.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards scholarships to high-performing seniors of up to $30,000 per year to attend a four-year college or university.
Ronald McDonald House Charities offers scholarships for African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American high school graduates.
The Ron Brown Scholarship is a four-year, renewable $10,000 scholarship offered to between ten and twenty African-American students annually. It is based on merit and financial need.
UNCF – United Negro College Fund’s scholarships are targeted toward students at their 39 member universities.