Upward Bound | Scholarships


Preparing for college can seem very tedious, because there are so many dates, deadlines, and requirements. Many students do not apply for the numerous scholarships that exist. It is important that students take time to apply for scholarships. Applying for scholarships in conjunction with federal funding, will enable students to have an abundance of opportunities, and the financial support they need for college. This page will serve as a foundation for Upward Bound students who are interested in applying for scholarships. You can find scholarship information and opportunities listed below.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement


Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.

American Political Science Assoc. Minority Fellows Program


Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.

Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship


Provides opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech


An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Dream Deferred Essay Contest on Civil Rights


This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States.

Education is Freedom National Scholarship


Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need.

Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media


A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program


Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian's annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarships


$500 scholarship available to women and girls who have a passion for writing. Offers two scholarship including the Unpublished Writer's Award and Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships


$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who's interested in studying in another country through an exchange program.

Helen T. Carr Fellowship Program


Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates.

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers


Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship


This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation Grants For Low-Income Women


A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older.

Luster Products Cosmetology Scholarship


Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.

Minority Dental Student Scholarship


Award for minority students who are U.S. citiziens and are interested in pursuing a career as a dentist.

NAFEO "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition


The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the "Writers of Passage" Essay Competition.

National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship


Has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions.

National Fellowship of Black College Leaders Scholarship


Strengthens and supports Black student leaders at historically black colleges and universities by fostering and preserving positive relationships through scholarships and mentoring opportunities.

Nelly's P.I.M.P Scholarship Contest


Scholarship essay contest presented by rapper and Hip-Hop artist Nelly, who owns an energy drink called Pimp Juice.

Paul Zindel First Novel Award


Students must submit an original work of fiction that is between 100 and 240 typewritten pages and is appropriate for an audience of children ages 8 to 12.

Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities


Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students.

Ron Brown Scholar Program


Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship



The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives.

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship


The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program.

Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest


Encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty.

Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship


For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school of library or information science.

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund


Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund


The premier organization in Black Higher Education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni.

Tri-Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships


The Tri Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minorities


Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program


Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields.

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.

Pepsi Scholarship


Pepsi Scholarship 2012 and Pepsi/Frito Lay Scholarships for college students. Up to $10,000 scholarships for college for eligible students from PepsiCo Foundation.

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program


The Scholarship offered by the KFC Colonel's Scholars Program provides funding for Tuition, Fees, Books, and Room and Board. Awards can be up to $5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 over four years to help complete a bachelor's degree.

Nordstrom Scholarship (Juniors in High School Only)


Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students and help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Check out our video to see some of our most recent winners!

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.

Walmart Scholarship


At the Walmart Foundation, we believe that a good education creates opportunities that lead to a better life. To help offset rising college tuition costs, we recently awarded more than $10million in academic scholarships to help students enroll in higher education in the 2011-2012 school year.

The Walmart Foundation offers two scholarship programs that benefit Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. To learn more about these programs or to apply, click on the links below.

Univision Scholarships


Univision has committed to awarding $300,000 to students around the nation through its new scholarship program "Becas Univision." Managed by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Univision’s new multi-year scholarship program will award scholarships to eligible Hispanic students, as part of the company's highly successful, multi-platform education initiative, Es el momento.
Becas Univision

FastWeb Fast Search


the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.

Scholarship Resource Network


Scholarship Resource Network Express (SRN) offers a free search for scholarships with a database of over 8,000 programs of awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Scholarship Page


provided students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors with information about scholarships that can be used for attending colleges or universities. This information is gathered through research and direct contact from administrators.