Scholarships for minorities are of tremendous help to these students, but finding the right scholarships to apply to is not always an easy task. To help you in your search for additional funding, AffordableColleges have compiled a list of some of the top minority scholarships. Read on to find a detailed list of these scholarships, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, and information on how to apply.

Visit their website to check out various need based scholarships and financial aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minorities

We’re pleased to announce the launch of two scholarship programs for coding bootcamp students.  Both programs are in the amount of a $2,000 tuition reduction to be applied to the student’s first billing cycle and are fully funded by The Software Guild.  Summary of each follows:


  1. Oregon State University Scholarship
    1. Available to all Oregon State Alumni, including past students of degree programs and students of OSU Professional and Continuing Education who have met the coding bootcamp qualifications, passed an audition and been offered a spot in the program
    2. Students must start the bootcamp program prior to December 31, 2017
    3. Next start date June 5th with monthly cohorts starting up to and including December 4, 2017
    4. TSG will market and promote the program in collaboration with your team
  2. Diversity Scholarship
    1. Available to online students who identify as either female and/or minority and/or have military status – reservists, active-duty or veterans
    2. Note:  the diversity scholarship is meant for online students who fall outside of the OSU alumni segments
    3. Students must start the bootcamp program prior to December 31, 2017
    4. Next start date June 5th with monthly cohorts starting up to December 4, 2017
    5. TSG will market and promote the program in collaboration with your team

For more information, please contact

Betty Cesarano | Sr Director Marketing

 The Learning House, Inc.  office: 502.719.6403    mobile: 502.432.6986  |

The Full Circle Scholarship Program is awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The Full Circle scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.


  • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
  • Enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. You can use this website to trace Indian ancestry.
  • To be considered for any American Indian College Fund scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA to apply.

Deadline May 31

For more information on how to apply, please visit their site

Need based grant are awarded based on financial need. Like scholarships, grants do not have to be repaid.

Eligibility Requirements:

The eligibility requirements for a need based grant focus on your financial situation and the amount of funding you receive for college. To apply for a need based grant, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid if the grant is government-funded. Privately funded grants will have other income verification requirements. Some grants will disqualify students who are also receiving funding from other sources, are over a set income threshold, or who already have a college degree. Also, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to be eligible for most need based grants.

Visit their website to check out various need based grants.

Grants, especially government grants, are some of the best financial aid available, and typically base themselves on need. Like scholarships, grants do not usually require repayment. There are many kinds of student grants available at national, state, college, and organizational levels.

These grant programs also come with basic set of requirements, but they can vary depending on which ones you apply to receive. Typically, though, eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents;
  • have a valid Social Security number;
  • demonstrate financial need; and
  • be enrolled or accepted in a college or university accredited by a USDE-recognized institution.

Students must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which states that they are not in default on a federal student loan and don’t owe money on a federal student grant. They must also state that the grant money will only be used for educational purposes.

Nationally, the US Air Force is seeking 100 undergraduate or graduate students who will graduate with technical degrees in the spring of 2018. On April 13th, to meet this goal, the Air Force announced scholarships covering 100% tuition/fees for the final year of study (2017-2018). These students would be commissioned as USAF officers, 2nd Lieutenants, upon graduation with a starting salary of approximately $50,000/year, increasing to $65,000/year after two years. The total commitment to service is 4 years. AF ROTC has academic agreements with each of your universities.  Classes are held on the Oregon State campus.


Majors eligible for this scholarship program are:

  • Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • US Citizenship
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • Dept of Defense Medical Evaluation
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Drug/Alcohol/Civil Involvement Screening
  • AF Officer Qualifying Test

Please contact Michael Vanderlaan for details


Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

US Air Force ROTC Det 685 | Oregon State University


Office (541) 737-6421 | Fax (541) 737-3253


The American Association for University Women recently reported that 53% of women have high student loan debt just one year after graduation, compared to 39% of men. Many women also face the added difficulties of trying to go to college for the first time later in life, returning to school after long gaps of time, and attaining a degree while being a single parent.


  • Identify as female
  • Have legal U.S. resident status
  • Meet specific GPA, SAT, GRE, or other merit requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited program
  • Plan to study a specific subject or field
  • Over a certain age
  • Pursuing a first degree
  • Meet specific financial need requirements

Deadline: Deadlines vary

Visit their website to see the various scholarships for women

The law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano offers numerous scholarships each year to students with a passion for learning and furthering their education. The scholarships that are currently offered include:

  • General Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Annual Scholarship
  • Bi-Annual Scholarship for Friends, Family & Colleagues of Injured Workers
  • Annual Law School Scholarship Fund in Trial Advocacy
  • College Scholarships for Children of USA Union Members

For more information on deadlines, eligibility, and how to apply, please visit their site to check out the various scholarships

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Our internship’s vision is to inspire and motivate individuals to be proactive in their education through self-discovery and experiential learning, developing skills of critical and holistic thinking, self-sufficiency, and community building while simultaneously learning to be stewards of the land and innovative leaders for the future. Our Hawaii farm currently exists in the most exciting phase of establishment—the inception. We are not a program that needs people to come and merely maintain an already designed system of actions or events. We are a program that aspires to design and build this ecosystem alongside eager-to-learn individuals.

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