Scholarships and Grants for Under-Represented/Minority Students

Be sure to check with your individual college at Kansas State University for specific diversity scholarships that you may be eligible for.


100 Black Men of America Scholarship

100 Black Men of AMerica's Future Leader Scholarship APplication will be available after November 1st and may be acquired from a local chapter, our World Headquarters or our website.  


America Institute of CPAs

The AICPA Foundation is proud to award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships awards to the nation’s top accounting scholars. For over four decades, the Foundation’s generous support has helped to make thousands of students’ goals a reality. Scholarship awards are offered to students from the undergraduate to doctoral levels, with an emphasis on enhancing the skills and strengths of tomorrow’s CPA leaders.


American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute Minority Scholarships 

ADHA believes in helping dental hygienists achieve their full potential as they seek to improve the public’s oral health. We support your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels.


American Society of Safety Engineers  

The ASSE Foundation exists to provide programs that advance the safety profession. We exist because safety matters - for workers, for families, and for the future of our world.


APIO Scholarship Program

The Asian Pacific Islander Organization, a non-profit organization, was established in May of 1998. The purpose of our organization is to provide a forum for employees to exchange ideas, network, mentor, train, and add value to the agency by being a linguistic, cultural and ethnic bridge to our communities and other employee organizations.


Appraisal Institute Education Trust Minorities and Women AI Course Scholarship

The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 22,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.


Arab American Institute

The programs listed are offered by institutions not affiliated with AAI or the AAI Foundation. Please contact each organization directly for further information. To have your scholarship program included on this page please contact Joan Hanna.


Association on American Indian Affairs

The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Displaced Homemaker Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to those men and women who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities


Be An Actuary

There are a number of opportunities for financial assistance available for students pursuing actuarial science. A sample of these scholarships is provided.
student's current institution.


Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship

At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We've also set up a $5,000 Minority Scholarship Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry.


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

GCSAA believes in investing in the future of the profession. To ensure this, GCSAA's philanthropic arm, the Environmental Institute for Golf, administers a number of different scholarships for students pursuing careers in the golf course industry, future turfgrass researchers and educators, children and grandchildren of GCSAA members, and foreign students studying in the United States.


Hispanic College Fund

Founded in 1975, HSF provides American families with the financial and educational resources they need to achieve a college education and help America remain globally competitive.


Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference

HENAAC scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce. Since its inception thirteen years ago the HENAAC Scholars Program has experienced tremendous growth. In 2008, through the generous support of our program sponsors, we passed the $1M milestone in scholarship awarded. In 2013, GMiS passed the $2M scholarship milestone.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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Kansas Board of Regents

Please visit website for scholarships from Kansas Board of Regents.


Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Since MALDEF's founding, the civil rights organization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; a Law School Scholarship Program for law students; and a DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship Program for college and graduate students.



Scholarship money abounds for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate education in nursing. Below is just a small sampling of such funding-much of it available only to minority nursing students. All awards have various criteria for recipients, which may include financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service. In addition, some awards require the recipient to work in a specific location-often a medically underserved area-after graduation. Contact the sponsoring organizations for more detailed information.

National Association of Black Accounts

Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $8 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions.


National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.  All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline.


National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc.  

Our national agenda dedicates itself to improving the lives of women and their families through support of the arts, culture, health wellness, education, and human service programs.


Higher Education & Ministry

The GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships is partnering with a company to provide an on-line application and database for our programs. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) is a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs. The application eliminates any paper submission by the applicant or reference. During the awarding process, ISTS will be in touch with you on behalf of GBHEM. There will remain one place to apply for programs, update your contact information, and check status of missing items for all GBHEM programs.


Public Relations Student Society of America

Annually PRSSA and the PRSA Foundation offer many individual scholarships to help enhance your education. Whether through your academic achievement, diversity, professional ambition or desire to attend a National event, PRSSA provides the recognition and funding you’ve earned. Click on the links below to view the full application for each award, and consult the PRSSA Scholarships and Awards Qualifying Chart to determine which one you qualify for.


Rene Matos Scholarship Program

The Rene Matos Memorial Scholarship was established in the name of a very motivated and dedicated man, who epitomized the dream to succeed, while helping others along the way. Even from his humble beginnings as an air traffic controller in Puerto Rico, Rene displayed a talent and personality that could not be contained there. While he was in Puerto Rico, Matos never curbed his desire to advance in his career. Already gifted in what he did as a controller, Rene wanted to so more; not only for his own career, but for other Hispanics as well. He educated himself and eventually moved up in the ranks as a top manager at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in New Jersey. It was Rene’s drive diligence and determination that earned him that position. Rene Matos was the NHCFAE President from 1989-1992. Rene was proud of his heritage and it was apparent in all his efforts in the Coalition. His sole purpose was to see other Hispanics succeed. We honored his dream by establishing a scholarship in his name.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 

CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.


The Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.  We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.


Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

TMCF scholarships are merit and need-based. In addition, the scholarship application process is highly competitive and most awards are limited to students attending TMCF member-schools. Occasionally we offer scholarships to students not attending these schools. These scholarships are indicated on TMCF’s scholarship webpage when applicable.



USPAACC strongly believes in investing in our future leaders. Since 1989, over a million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC. Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the Scholarship Program and endow their own scholarships.


WorldStudio AIGA

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