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Scholarships Specific to Migrant Students

Albert Lee Wright Scholarship

Due: March annually
Criteria: The scholarship honors migrant students who have overcome barriers presented by mobility, who have performed strongly academically, and who have provided service to his/her community.
Requirements: Two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, transcripts, proof of acceptance and/or enrollment into a post-secondary degree granting institution, financial need documentation form, and proof of Migrant Education eligibility; submit copy of Certificate of Eligibility.

Miles for Migrants Scholarship

Due: April annually. Application is available on line at www.migrant.net
Criteria: A one- time $ 1,250 Miles for Migrant Scholarship has been established to honor a migrant farmworker student athlete interested in pursuing a career in a sports-related field.

National High School Equivalency Proram (HEP)/ College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Association Scholarship

Due: HEP March 30th, June 30th or September 30th & CAMP September 30th
Requirements: Completion of HEP or CAMP, financial need, and enrollment into a post-secondary degree granting institution.

PASS Student of the Year Scholarship

Due: January annually. Application is available on line at www.migrant.net/pass/forms.htm
Criteria: Must be a former PASS student.
Requirements: Proof of Migrant Education eligibility; submit copy of Certificate of Eligibility and student essay detailing how PASS has helped the student.

 

The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships, linked below, to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.

Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship Fund
(History of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester Counties in New York State)

Margaret Raley New York State Migrant Student Scholarship
(History of migration to and/or within New York State)

Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship
(Senior high school student from New York State)

Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship
(Past or present eligibility for Migrant Education services in New York State)

Aurelio "Larry" Jazo Migrant Scholarship
(Recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment)

Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship
(Senior high school student from Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton Counties in New York State)

Leah Levy Memorial Scholarship
(Senior high school student from Columbia County in New York State)

Scholarships Specific to Latin American/Hispanic American Students

Barrientos Scholarships

Criteria: To be eligible for the Barrientos scholarships, the applicants must not be receiving major financial assistance from other outside sources, such as Pell Grant, Goodrich Scholarship, or Susan Thompson Buffett award.

Barrientos Arts Scholarship
A $2500 scholarship awarded in arts field to attend any accredited college in the State of Nebraska or Western Iowa.

Due: May annually
Criteria: Latino decent, majoring in an arts field, GPA 3.0 or higher.

Barrientos Education Scholarship
A $2500 scholarship awarded in arts field to attend any accredited college in the State of Nebraska or Western Iowa.

Due: May annually
Criteria: Latino decent, majoring in an education field, GPA 3.0 or higher.

Barrientos Health Scholarship
A $2500 scholarship awarded in arts field to attend any accredited college in the State of Nebraska or Western Iowa.

Due: May annually
Criteria: Latino decent, majoring in a health field, GPA 3.0 or higher.

Barrientos Engineering / Technology Scholarship
A $2500 scholarship will be awarded in arts field to attend any accredited college in the State of Nebraska or Western Iowa.

Due: May annually
Criteria: Latino decent, majoring in an engineering or technology field, GPA 3.0 or higher.

Gutierrez Mora Scholarship
A $7000 scholarship awarded in the Business field of study to the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Due: May annually
Criteria: Business Major to also include Finance, Accounting, Marketing and/or Economics.
Requirements: Female of Latino decent, GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale and 3.75 on 5.0 scale or higher, cumulative GPA required.

Lucy Mora Barrientos Scholarship
A $2500 scholarship awarded in any field to attend an accredited college in the State of Nebraska or Western Iowa.

Due: May annually
Requirements: Latino decent, GPA 2.8 or higher.

Matt & Ruth Sandoval Magic Touch Memorial Scholarship
A $1500 scholarship awarded to a South High Student in any field to attend an accredited college in the State of Nebraska.
Due: May annually
Requirements: Applicant must be an Omaha South High School student or alumni, GPA 2.5 or higher.

Latino Employee Network of Union Pacific Railroad Scholarship

Due: January annually
Requirements: Latino decent, GPA 2.8 or higher, ACT 20 or higher, plan to attend a 4 year college, and provide a social security number.

NSBA Hispanic Caucus

Due: January annually
Requirements: Hispanic decent, GPA 2.5 or higher, and accepted at 2 or 4 year college.


Scholarships Specific to African American Students

Black Employee Network of Union Pacific Railroad Scholarship

Due: February annually
Requirements: African-American United States citizen, GPA 2.75 or higher, enrolled in a full time course of study at an accredited college or university in the state of Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, or Arkansas.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Criteria: A number of scholarships are available to members of the NAACP, including The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate studies and the Roy Wilkins Scholarship for those starting their first year of college.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program

Criteria: The Ron Brown Scholar Program is open to African-American high school seniors who are active in their community and demonstrate financial need.

The Thurgood Marshall Fund

Criteria: A number of scholarship opportunities for African-Americans, mostly geared toward business degrees. However, a number lack restrictions on field of study, including the Wal-Mart Scholars fund for first-generation college students. Other scholarships are provided for specific schools or areas.

UNCF (Formerly the United Negro College Fund)

Criteria: The UNCF (Formerly the United Negro College Fund) runs 400 scholarships and internships designed to help African Americans earn a degree. The organization also provides fellowships and grants for students starting undergraduate work all the way up to a doctorate. Each scholarship has different requirements and restrictions. If you are attending a school with a UNCF membership, you may also complete a form for a general scholarship.

Scholarships Specific to any U.S. Minority Group Students

Davis-Chambers Scholarship

Apply for Admissions: Apply for admission by January 15 (University of Nebraska-Lincoln [UNL]) or Feb 1 (University of Nebraska-Omaha [UNO], University of Nebraska-Kearney[UNK])
Due: Feb 1 (UNL*, UNO, UNK) and Aug 1 (University of Nebraska Medical Center [UNMC])
* UNL applicants must apply online at myred.unl.edu
Criteria: Recognizes academically promising students from diverse backgrounds who often find that the financial requirements of postsecondary education are a major obstacle. Qualified applicants must be Nebraska residents who have graduated from a Nebraska high school. Award amounts vary, but are generally $2,000 to $4,000 per year.
Requirements: Each applicant is required to also file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as additional resources may be available to students with financial need.

Diversity Enhancement Scholarships at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Due: February 1 annually. Application is available on line at admissions.unl.edu/apply
Criteria: Recognizes academically promising students that have knowledge and experience in a diverse environment or community. 
Requirements: Membership in a racial, ethnic, cultural group, resident of Nebraska, and graduate of a Nebraska high school. (Student must complete a FAFSA.)
Note:

  • Individual must apply for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Within five working days, you will receive an email with your NU ID number
  • Use your NU ID number to access on MyRED at myred.unl.edu and apply for the Diversity Enhancement Scholarships

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Due: March annually
Criteria: Offered to minority students planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university. Considers academic achievement, leadership potential, community involvement, and financial need.
Requirements: Transcripts, ACT of 21 or SAT of 1000, a personal essay, and one letter of recommendation.
After October 15 each year you can find and submit the required application online at www.jackierobinson.org under the "Apply" tab. All supplemental materials must also be received by the deadline.

Page Education Scholar

Due: May annual
Criteria: Page Education Scholars receive a monetary scholarship for post-educational studies and act as role-modesl to youth through the Service-to-Children Project.
Requirements: Student of color, graduate of a Minnesota high school, enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution in Minnesota, and willing to complete a minimum of 50 hours for a Service-to-Children project.

Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program

Criteria: Sponsored by the Magic Johnson Foundation, this scholarship is provided for minority high school students seeking to earn an undergraduate degree. However, this scholarship is limited to students who live in Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Lansing, Los Angeles County, or New York.

Other Scholarship and Tuition Waiver Opportunities

Ak-Sar-Ben Horatio Alger Scholarship Program, a partnership with Horatio Alger, Ak-Sar-Ben and Team Mates

Criteria: Offered to Nebraska or western Iowa seniors who exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, and who want to pursue a bachelor's degree, but has critical financial need.
Requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA and resident of Nebraska.
Note: Students may start their studies at a 2 year institution and then transfer to a 4 year institution.

Multicultural Community Service Scholarship

Due: February 1 annually.
Criteria: Designed to provide students an opportunity to serve the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) by establishing a diverse and lively community. Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight regular semesters and two summer terms. Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of leadership in the multicultural community through participation in school and community activities.
Requirements: Applicants must complete a UNK Admissions Application.

Peter Kiewet Foundation Educators Opportunity Scholarship

Due: February 1 annually.
Criteria: The Kiewit Scholarship provides up to $10,000 annually and is awarded to students pursuing classroom teaching credentials at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK).  The scholarship can be renewed for up to four years.
Requirements: Recipients must be graduates of a Nebraska high school and must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.  Additionally, recipients must be fluent, both speaking and writing, in Spanish and demonstrate a genuine commitment to becoming a teacher.  Applicants must complete a UNK Admissions Application.

Public Health Early Admission Student Track (PHEAST)

Public Health Early Admission Student Track (PHEAST) is a cooperative program between Peru State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health (UNMC CoPH). Through the PHEAST program, eligible Peru State College students in their sophomore or junior year can gain provisional acceptance into the UNMC CoPH Masters of Public Health Program while enrolled at Peru State College. If selected as a participant in the program, each student will receive a full tuition waiver (junior and senior years) while enrolled at PSC provided student maintains good standing within the PHEAST program.

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative program between Peru State and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Students admitted into the RHOP must be from a rural background. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who will plan to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska. It represents a commitment and dedication to quality health care for the citizens of the state. Upon selection into the RHOP, students are automatically pre-admitted into their specific program at the UNMC. Students are strongly encouraged and expected to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska. If selected as a participant in the program, each student will receive a full tuition waiver while enrolled at Peru State, provided the student maintains good standing within the RHOP.

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship

Due: Apply on-line at www.buffettscholarships.org between January 1 and March 1.
Criteria: Scholarship to to any Nebraska public university, college, or community college.
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships that can be used to cover expenses related to attending college (e.g. tuition and fees, housing, books). The amount of the scholarship varies by institution but is typically equal to the average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student (15 credits) at that institution. For example, the maximum 2013-2014 scholarship amount was $4,250 per semester at the University of Nebraska schools.

Additional Resources

Banaa: The Sudan Educational Empowerment Network

EducationQuest

FinAid

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

Nebraska Educational Savings Trust

The SallieMae Fund

Secondary Education for Migrant Youth

Somali Youth Center Scholarship Fund

Sources of Aid for College