Scholarships and grants for minority students can reduce the financial barrier many face. Many organizations provide education grants for minorities, such as the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. This scholarship awards money to 1,000 African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students annually. 

The degree you are working towards must be in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. You must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 grading scale. Leadership skills and personal success can also make you a more archetype candidate.  

Top Education Grants for Minorities
education grants for minorities

If you are African American, you can apply for financial aid from the following organizations: 

  • The United Negro College Foundation (UNFC) has need-based grants and merit-based scholarships.
  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has grants of up to $30,000 for applicants who demonstrate a financial need and a record of academic excellence. 
  • The National Assistance for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has several scholarships for members with a GPA above 3.0.
  • If you are a Native American or Alaskan Native, check out student grants from:
  • The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships for degree-seeking students enrolled full-time at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited institutions.
  • The Bureau of Indian Affairs, which has a list of several grants for students in graduate programs, enrolled in certain tribal institutions, or seeking a degree in medicine or law.
  • The Indian Health Service, which has scholarships for students completing health care programs.
  • If you are Hispanic or Latinx, some scholarships include:
  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards has funds for high school students with a GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) or 7.5 (out of 10.0).  
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund selects about 10,000 students annually to receive between $500 and $5,000 for school. 
  • Hispanic Scholarship Consortium gives Texas students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher renewable funds for enrollment at a two- or four-year college.
  • If you are Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Asian American, a couple of student finance options include the following:
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund awards one-time and multiple-year grants between $2,500 and $20,000 for qualifying students who are the first in their families to attend college.
  • The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Scholarships range from $3,000 to $5,000 for Asian Americans.

Your school may also have funds for minority students and those with financial needs. Families, especially single-parent households, often have difficulty covering the cost of college. The following grants and scholarships help support single mothers. 

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