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​Nonprofit Internship

The Program encourages motivated and highly-qualified students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented (students of color, men, GLBTQ college students, first-generation students, etc.) in the nonprofit sector to become more involved as staff, board member, volunteers, and donors.

Summer Psychiatry Research and Education Practicum at Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry

This program is designed to introduce young people to the discipline of research as well as the profession of child and adolescent psychiatry by having them participate in research activities prior to their advancing to graduate school. The program emphasis has been on dynamic research exposures which result in partnering with mentors on the development of scholarly posters, presentations and/or publications.

Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY)

Who: College Juniors and Seniors
June 2 - August 8, 2014

Atlanta, GA/Denver CO/Los Angeles CA/New York City/Philadelphia, PA /Phoenix, AZ/San Antonio, TX/San Diego, CA/ San Francisco, CA/Tampa, FL/Washington, DC


Applicants must be:

  • From an underrepresented group
  • U.S. citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Full-time students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2014 and have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or equivalent
  • Application Deadline: February, 10, 2014


  • $500 per week, plus $40 weekly transportation stipend
  • Interns will also attend COMTO’s 43nd National Meeting & Training

CITY Application

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program.  Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research.  Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews.  Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses.  The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014.


This program supports summer research internships for high school and undergraduate students who are from racial/ethnic groups that are nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands), although all racial/ethnic groups can apply. Graduating 2014 college seniors are eligible to apply.

Complete program information and the online application form can be found at the following link:

Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at: 


REACH brings to the University of Southern California campus talented students from all over the U.S. and Canada who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in an engineering field. This event is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American. Female students are also highly encouraged to apply. Travel expenses to and from Los Angeles, hotel lodging, and meals are subsidized by the Viterbi School.

Juniors with a background in engineering, mathematics or a physical science (such as physics, chemistry or biology) are invited to apply to the spring REACH event. As a selected participant, students will attend presentations by faculty about doctoral research opportunities; tour the USC campus and the engineering facilities; meet with current students to learn about graduate student life; and attend workshops on applying for Ph.D. admission and funding graduate study. This experience will provide participants a unique opportunity to gain valuable tools and resources to prepare for application to doctoral programs upon graduation. (Please note: Only citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens are eligible to apply)

Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program

The Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students of under-represented groups who want to pursue a degree in health care fields.

Summer Internship for Diverse Students in Healthcare IT

The program aims to give meaningful experience in a healthcare IT environment, including roles in strategic transactions, applications/integration, security/compliance, technical services/end user computing, technical services/change, and business operations/workforce strategy. This is a chance to build your resume and work with some terrific people starting in early June for 10 weeks. Email for more information.

New Era Internship

Looking to get involved in politics, policy, gras roots organziting, or civic engagement?  REady to use your brilliant ideas & bad jokes to make policitcs more fun?  Pumed to learn Colorado's political processes soup to nuts?

Look no further, future intern!  Apply today to get on the bus.

Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP)

SVMP is a one-week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g., African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender). HBS covers on-site expenses, and corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with participating in the program.

SVMP 2014 will take place from June 21 – June 27, 2014.  The application deadline is Monday, May 12, 2014, and we are hoping to see your school represented in the candidate pool.

You can learn more about SVMP by visiting the program’s website:

Colorado Cancer Reserach Program​

Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) is seeking science interns to join our Clinical Research team. Our organization is working on exciting new developments, and will offer a solid experience to interns of all levels, so please apply regardless of your year and experience level.

This is a very exciting opportunity for a young candidate- and we look forward to working with the intern selected as (s)he  develops and grows skills in our organization.​ 



​Reading Partners

Reading Partners is an educational nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to students struggling with reading in 10 Colorado public elementary schools.  For more information click here.

Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for elementary school children in low-income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills.  For more information click here.


CAMP WAPIYAPI is looking for additional volunteers for their summer programs!

(They would like references and forms in by April 15th, but there are orientations being held this month, so if you want to take part, sign up ASAP!)  For questions:

Link to apply to Camp Wapiyapi:

Volunteer video on YouTube:

Camp Wapiyapi provides kids facing cancer a fun and “normal” camp experience, an experience they would not be able to get at a traditional residential camp. Campers say it’s the “best week of the year” as they escape from the hospital and doctor’s office to enjoy outdoor adventures, laughing, dancing, singing --- and simply being with others who understand.  Our program is designed for children ages 6-17 years of age and we serve the patient and their siblings.

Nearly 300 individuals volunteer each year who provide understanding, leadership, compassion, safety and direction to our campers.  Wapiyapi has a unique one-on-one camper to counselor (companion) ratio with many of the companions being cancer survivors themselves, and many having been former campers. As one volunteer shares, “The courage and strength of the campers and companions affected by cancer has shaped the way I view the world.” 

The camp is abundantly staffed with volunteer physicians and nurses who say that it is refreshing to see the kids outside the hospital environment.  “When you experience seeing the joy on their faces,” a volunteer explains, “you realize that Camp Wapiyapi is special.  Special in the way that it allows kids with cancer to momentarily travel back to a time before their diagnoses.”

This summer Camp Wapiyapi will offer an additional session to reach more children in need, so we are seeking additional volunteers to support the program.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age, provide required medical forms, references, applicable certifications, and participate in training and a background check.  Companions and leaders must commit to an entire 5-day session.  However, part-time involvement is on the following dates to help with a carnival: June 2, 7 and 12. 


 Additional Resources

Denver Metro Fair Housing Center

The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center (DMFHC), a non-profit fair housing center, works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote housing choice for all people through education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws regarding the seven 7 federally protected classes of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, family status, and disability.  DMFHC serves Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties in the Denver Metro area.

Discrimination can take many forms. In a recent rental housing investigation DMFHC completed, evidence shows that in the Denver Metro Area, testers without children in the home were treated more favorably than those with children 73 percent of the time.  Examples of types of discrimination against families with children include discouraging statements provided to testers with children, steering testers with children to certain sections of floors of an apartment complex, and testers with children offered different terms and conditions. These are acts of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act and Colorado law.  Potential tenants with children under 18 in the home must be granted the same opportunities in selecting homes as tenants without children. 

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

EOC is a TRIO program 100% federally funded through the Department of Education, Title IV Higher Education Act, serving the six county metropolitan areas since 1974. Our services include educational information, planning and assistance in completing applications for admissions, financial aid and scholarships to low income/first generation individuals.


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. Student travel scholarships available for conference.

Tax Help for Colorado

A partnership between The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System that was launched in 2007, Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation services to individuals who make less than about $50,000, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners while ensuring that families with children claim tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. The program utilizes community college students who take an accredited course on income tax preparation then operate free tax sites on their campuses for college credit. Over the past six years, the program has expanded statewide with 18 participating colleges operating 26 free tax sites in communities across Colorado.

University of Utah Graduate School Diversity Office Graduate Preparation Institute (GPI) Summer 2014

The GPI is an intensive four-week summer research program for college juniors and seniors from historically underrepresented communities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The summer program brings students to participate in a summer research project and learn about the process of applying to graduate school while staying at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.  More information can also be found at

The Diversity Office should receive complete applications by March 28, 2014. If you have questions please contact or by phone at (801) 581-6233.


 Diversity Courses

FALL 2014 Schedule of Courses

* Denotes Core Course

ETST 2000               INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES            *

            001                  Tu/Th             11:00am-12:15pm                                       Dennis Green

            E01                 ONLINE                                                                                 Donna Martinez


                                    Tu/Th             3:30pm-4:45pm                                           Dennis Green


                                    Mon/Wed      3:30pm-4:45pm                                           Paula Espinoza                                


                                    Mon/Wed      12:30 pm-1:45 pm                                       Paula Espinoza

ETST 3110-001         INDIGENOUS STUDIES *

                                    Tues               5:00pm-7:50pm                                           Darius Smith


                                    Tu/Th             12:30pm - 1:45pm                                       Dennis Green

ETST 3272                 GLOBAL MEDIA    *                                              

            001                  M/W               9:30am-10:45am                                         Innael Miranda

            003                  Th                   5:00pm-7:50pm                                           Lisa Calderon

            E01                 ONLINE                                                                                 Paula Espinoza

ETST 3274-001         POWER, POVERTY & CULTURE                       

                                    Tu/Th             2:00pm-3:15pm                                           Dennis Green           


                                    M/W               11:00am-12:15pm                                       Faye Caronan


                                    Tu/Th             9:30 am - 10: 45am                                     Dennis Green​


 Student Employment

EOP will be hiring PALS: EOP Coaches.  We prefer work-study students, but may have some hourly funds available.  Please apply to work in the EOP office!

Applications are open online until April 2nd.  Click here to apply, or visit the PAL Website

Questions? Contact Lynda Durant at or at 303-352-3602 or if you want to be a PALS EOP Coach contact Soyon Bueno at or at 303.556.6209.





 Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

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 The Alexander Foundation

The recipient must be LGBT, a Colorado resident (photocopy of State or Federally issued ID required), and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be attending an accredited institution of higher education within the State of Colorado. Applicants may apply as often as they wish, however, recipients are limited to a cumulative maximum award limit of $9,000.
Submissions for consideration should consist of a fully completed application form, a personal essay of 500 words or less describing the applicants future goals and need for scholarship, and two letters of recommendation (must be original and signed, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead/stationery from one of your instructors). The scholarship applicant’s contact information will be shared within the Foundation and applicants may be contacted about foundation activities. Contact information will not be shared externally.
Please ensure that all application materials are postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Note: The Alexander Foundation does not accept scholarship applications online. You may print an application from our website. All materials must be submitted in hard copy form.

 Gates Millenium Scholars

Gates Millenium Scholars

Who’s Eligible

The GMS is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents who have earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA in high school, are planning to enroll at an accredited higher learning institution as first-time college students, and belong to the following minority groups:

  • African American
  • American Indian/Alaska Native (documented proof of descent from a federally recognized tribe will be required)
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic American

What It Covers

The GMS is designed to help support students with costs related to “unmet need and self-help aid.” Scholarship awards vary by monetary amount; between 2001 and 2012, the average recipient has been awarded $12,227 per academic year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following three items no later than Jan. 14, 2014:

  • One application that has been completed by the student.
  • One ‘Nominator Form’ that has been completed by an education professional (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, or academic advisor)
  • One ‘Recommender Form’ that has been submitted by an adult who can verify the student is active with local community service and leadership activities is familiar with the student’s community service and leadership activities
  • If the person who serves as a Nominator is also familiar with the extra-curricular, community-level involvement, then he or she may also serve as the Recommender

 The Generation Google Scholarship

The Generation Google Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and enrolled college students. High school seniors must:

  • Plan to enroll as full-time students at an accredited university in the U.S. or Canada during the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Intend to earn a degree and pursue a career in computer science, computer engineering, or another related field.
  • Belong to at least one of the following groups:
    • African-American
    • Hispanic
    • American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Females
    • Disabled individuals
  • Be able to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014.

Enrolled college students who wish to be considered for this award must:

  •  Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university for the 2013­-14 academic year and plan to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada during the 2014-15 school year.
  • Earn a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record.
  •  Belong to one of the following minority groups:
    • African-American
    • Hispanic
    • American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Female

What It Covers

Selected students enrolled at U.S. schools will receive $10,000 for the 2014-2015 school year; those enrolled at schools in Canada will receive 5,000 Canadian dollars.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online application that includes the following items no later than Dec. 2, 2013:

  • General background (contact information, as well as information about all schools the student plans to attend during the 2014-15 academic year)
  • A copy of his or her current resume
  • Academic transcripts from current and (if a degree was earned) former universities
  • Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, academic advisor, or employer/supervisor
  • Responses to four essay questions

 Microsoft Technical Scholarships for Minorities and Women

Microsoft Technical Scholarships for Minorities and Women

Who’s Eligible

Anyone who is enrolled full-time in a four-year Bachelor of Arts program at an accredited university in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico may apply for these scholarships; however, preference will be given to applicants who are female, belong to a minority group, or have a disability. Additionally, scholarship recipients must:

  • Actively pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, physics, or other STEM-related field
  • Demonstrate an interest in computer science
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the academic year
  • Apply for and (if selected) complete a 12-week, salaried internship at Microsoft headquarters in Washington state

What It Covers

Recipients will be awarded either full or partial tuition for the entire academic year; full tuition amounts are determined by the financial aid office at the recipient’s higher learning institution. Funds are not transferable to other colleges or universities, and must be exclusively used for tuition payments.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application containing the following items no later than Feb. 1, 2014:

  • Resume
  • One copy of the student’s official academic transcript
  • Answers (no more than one page total) for the following application detail questions:
    • What is your estimated tuition cost for the 2013-2014 academic year (base cost; not including room and board or books)?
    • Is your tuition in state, out of state, private, or international?
    • Would receiving a Microsoft scholarship adversely impact any other financial aid you will receive for the 2013-2014 academic year?
    • Answers to the following essay questions:
    • Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom
    • Describe the toughest technical problem you’ve worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome
    • Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond
    • Describe how you are currently funding your college education
  • Letter of referral from a professor, faculty member, or academic advisor
  • Confirmation page from online application to the Microsoft Internship Program

 McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities

McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities

Who’s Eligible

RMHC offers three different scholarships that are exclusively reserved for students belonging to certain minority groups

  • RMHC/Asia: Candidates must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific descent.
  • RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Candidates must have at least one parent of African-American or Black Caribbean descent.
  • RMHC/Hispanic American: Candidates must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino descent.

Please note that high school seniors may only apply to one of the four available scholarships. Additionally, applicants must provide proof of enrollment at an accredited, post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year and meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior (21 or younger) with a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
  • Be a U.S. resident or legal resident
  • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
  • Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application

What It Covers

The amount of each scholarship will depend on the local chapter that awards it (most award at least $1,000 to recipients). The monies may be spent on tuition, books, administrative fees, supplies, and equipment. Scholarship money may not be spent on room and board; otherwise the award will be subject to taxation. Funds are transferable to any accredited two- or four-year university or vocational school if the recipients decides to enroll in a different institution.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit an application containing the following items no later than Jan. 21, 2014:

  • One official high school transcript that includes grades and other information for all four years; students may request this document through their high school’s main office
  • The first one or two pages of the last Federal Tax Form 1040 filed by your parent(s) or guardian(s); the ‘Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)’ must be clearly visible. Students should not submit a W2 form; applicants who do so may be rejected.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or member of the community who can confirm your extra-curricular involvement in the local community

 Lagrant Foundation Scholarships

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to any U.S. citizen or legal resident who meets the following criteria:

  • Is a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/American Indian.
  • Is enrolled full-time at a four-year, accredited institution, and earns at least 12 credits per semester/quarter.
  • Has a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Is majoring in one of the following fields of study:
    • Art
    • Anthropology
    • Communications
    • English
    • Graphic design
    • Marketing/advertising
    • Sociology
    • Any other field that emphasizes public relations, marketing, or advertisingIs at least one year away from graduating with a degree when the scholarship is awarded

Applicants selected for the scholarship must attend TLF’s career development workshop, as well as the annual awards reception (where scholarships are officially handed out). The applicant must also make a one-year commitment to “maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.”

What It Covers

The scholarship is valued at $2,500; 21 undergraduates were awarded scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application containing the following items no later than Feb. 28th, 2014:

  • One essay (two-page maximum) that includes career goals and the student’s plan of action to increase “ethnic representation” in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations
    • In addition, the applicant must formally define the role of an advertising, marketing or public relations practitioner (depending on your emphasis)
    • He or she should list accomplishments related to promoting diversity within their local community
  • One brief paragraph (on a separate page) describing all of the extra-curricular campus clubs and/or community organizations the student is involved in
  • One brief paragraph (on a separate page) listing all of the honors, awards, and formal recognition the student has received
  • Optional: One essay explaining why the student’s GPA does not accurately reflect the student’s aptitude and career potential (if 2.6 or lower)
  • One letter of reference from a professor, faculty member, or internship advisor
  • One copy of the student’s current resume.
  • Copies of the student’s unofficial transcript; official copies will be required if he or she is selected as a finalist

 Reisher Scholarship for Sophomore Students

Reisher Scholarship for Sophomore Students

Due Date: April 1
$4,000 - $11,000 annually for up to three years
Be a Colorado Resident
Be enrolled as a full-time college student with an expected graduation date of three years from the date you are first selected as a Reisher Scholar
Have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
Show financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Work an average of 10 or more hours per week during the academic year
Application will be available on the student's UCDAcess portal.

 ​Xerox Minority Scholarship

Xerox Minority Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to all U.S. citizens or legal residents who belong to at least one of the following minority groups:

  • African-American
  • Hispanic
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • American Indian/Alaska Native

Additionally, each recipient must be enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (for outgoing high school seniors, high school GPA will be considered in lieu of a college GPA), and be actively pursuing a degree in one of the following major fields of study:

  • Chemistry
  • Information Management
  • Computing & Software Systems
  • Material Science
  • Printing Management Science
  • Laser Optics
  • Physics
  • Material Science
  • Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software)

What It Covers

The scholarship will award between $1,000 and $10,000 per student for each academic year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an electronic application no later than Sept. 30 if they wish to be considered for the following academic year. This application will ask each student to provide the following:

  • An electronic copy of his or her current resume
  • Background and contact information
  • Statement of intent regarding graduation and career goals

 Additional Scholarships

AES Engineers

Agnes Jones ScholarshipsThe Alexander Foundation

AICPA (accounting majors)

AIFS-HACU Scholarship

Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic National Scholars Program

American Chemical Society Scholarships

American Geological Institute Minority Geoscience Student Scholarship

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

American Indian Services Scholarship (click on "Students")

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Political Science Association Minority Scholarship List

Army Emergency Relief

ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarships

Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc

AWG Chrysalis Scholarship Fund

Catching the Dream

CHCI Scholarship

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

The College Board

Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff

Colorado Authors' League (search for scholarships)

Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs

Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Dan Coiro Scholarship (science and/or engineering majors)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

Dr. James M. Rosin Scholarship

Earl G. Graves Scholarship

Earl Warren Law School Scholarship

Educators for Fair Consideration​

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund



General Mills Technology Scholars Award

Gilman International Scholarship

Global Scholarship Alliance

Government Finance Officers Association (search for scholarships)

Herbert Lehman Education Fund

Hispanic College Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


HSF/Coca-Cola Family Dollar Scholarship Program

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

International Education Financial Aid

International Association of Black Actuaries

Intertribal Timber Council

J. Robert Young Scholarship (for business majors)

Jack Kent Cook Foundation Graduate Scholars Program

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Julia Corine Barnes Scholarship (for language, linguistics or literature majors)

Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program

Keeping The Dream Alive​

Law School: MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

LGBT Scholarships

Lillian and Samuel Sutton Education Scholarship

Mach 25

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund


Mensa Education & Research Foundation

MillerCoors Engineering and Science Scholarship

Minorities – Scholarships for College & Graduate School

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (Environmental Studies)  

NABJ Scholarship

National Achievement Scholarship Program

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART Grant)

NativeVision Scholarship

Nelson Running Wolf

No-cost scholarship search

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) AXA Achievement Scholarship

P.E.O. STAR Scholarships

Pinnacol Foundation

Regional and National American Indian Scholarships

Regional and National African American Scholarships

Regional and National Hispanic American Scholarships

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

Ron Brown Scholarship (high school seniors)

Roy Wilkins Scholarship

Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship

Scholarship Experts

Scholarships for Undocumented Students​

Shui Kwen and Allen Chin Memorial Scholarship

Siemens Teacher Education Scholarship Program


Society for American Archaeology Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Spieler, Rhea and Louis Scholarship Program

Summer Medical Dental Education Program

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Students of Color Scholarship

U. S. Department of Education - Finding and Applying for Scholarships

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award

United Negro College Fund

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship

Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS)

Washington Semester American Indian Program

Western Colorado Community Foundation

White Rose Scholarship Foundation

Zonta International: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship


 Businesses, Associations, Organizations

 Ninja Essays Writing Contest

Ninja Essays Writing Contest

Are you a talented essay writer? Then take advantage of this unique chance to get rewarded for your work! NinjaEssays is all about supporting writers and helping them to get the motivation they need. The purpose of this essay writing contest is to inspire writers from all around the world to showcase their creative and critical thinking skills.

By entering our annual writing contest, your work will be published on the NinjaEssays blog and shared on our social media profiles. Wait, there is more:

  • You’ll get a prize! If you rank first, second or third in the final results, you will receive a cash prize.
  • You will get recognition from exceptional academic writers.
  • You can freely express your opinions and get fair treatment by the judges. No candidate will be discriminated on the basis of national origin, race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status.
  • You will help thousands of students to realize how a great essay should look like. Your entry will serve as an inspiration for them to start creating their own work.
  • Pay close attention to the following INSTRUCTIONS and start working on your entry today!


    Submissions are accepted from August 20 through November 1, 2014.

    The finalists will receive a notification via e-mail by November 5, 2014.

    You have more than enough time to get inspired and write an essay on the topic you are most inspired for! Only one entry per candidate is allowed.

    There is NO ENTRY FEE!


    The submitted essays will be evaluated by the top writers from The personal information of the entrants will not be disclosed to the judges.


    • Your entry should be 800-1000 words long!
    • Your contact information should be provided on a separate page.
    • Please submit the essay in one of the following file types: Word (.doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx). You can feel free to use images if you hold the rights for their distribution.
    • All entries must be free of plagiarism! You are not allowed to submit content that has been published before. The content will be checked with an advanced plagiarism checker and the candidates who don’t submit 100% unique work will be disqualified.
    • The essays must be written in English.
    • By submitting an entry to this essay contest, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.


    Please provide an entry on one of the following topics:

    1. "Essay writing as one of the greatest trends and issues in contemporary education."
    2. "The unbearable lightness of being: Is the accessibility of modern education a problem? Should everyone gain a degree?"
    3. "The significance of education in my life."
    4. "How a book changed my life."
    5. "Is college education inevitable for career readiness?"
    6. "Are contemporary educational tools diminishing the role of teachers?"
    7. "Teamwork in schools: is it inspiring or discriminating?"


    Winner - $500

    2nd place - $300

    3rd place - $150

    How to enter the contest

    Please choose one of the provided topics and submit your entry by sending an e-mail message, entitled “Essay Writing Contest”. Pay attention to the deadline!


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