Note: Each of these sources should be checked as to their requirements for school accreditation prior to applying. Midwives College of Utah is a Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary institution recognized by the US Department of Education. If a scholarship deadline has passed, please check the website for an updated deadline.
30 Scholarships for Students with Various Disabilities
A freelance writer conducted research and collected a list of financial aid and scholarships for students with various special needs. Check the website below to see if you qualify.
African American Scholarships
There are many scholarships for African Americans. Many corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, associations, and organizations sponsor the scholarships. Some of them are current, and some of them are for the past years. We have compiled many African American scholarships in the guide linked below.
Alpine Recovery Lodge
Offers a bi-annual $1,000 scholarship essay contest with the topic “How addiction has directly affected you.” Applicant must be a resident of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada.
American Association of University Women
Offers fellowships, scholarships, and awards for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit their website.
Beauty + Wellness Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to female students who are leading healthy lifestyles. Students are asked to write a brief 500 word essay on their experiences maintaining health + wellness while enrolled in college. This is a quarterly $1000 scholarship offered September 30th, January 1st, March 31st, and June 30th of every year.
Eligibility: Must be a female who is a graduating high school senior or current college undergraduate at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
Benjy Grinberg Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is designed to relieve some of the financial burden for those seeking higher education.
Briana Blackwelder MCU Equal Access Scholarship Fund (An MCU Scholarship)
Briana Blackwelder is an MCU graduate and friend of MCU who left this earth at the tender age of 28. In honor of Briana’s wisdom and personal philosophy, this scholarship provides tuition to women from underrepresented communities desiring an education in midwifery at Midwives College of Utah.
Center for Online Education: Financial Aid for Minorities
The Center for Online Education seeks to connect minority students with financial aid by providing scholarship and financial aid education and resources specifically developed for minorities and Hispanic students.
Website: Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-minorities/
Website: Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-hispanic-students/
College Scholarship for First-Generation College Students
Study.com is offering an annual $500 award to a first-generation college student pursuing a bachelor’s degree program. Study.com strives to assist students with their educational goals, including students who break barriers as part of the first generation of their family to enter college.
Florin Roebig Scholarship Essay Contest
Florin Roebig knows how valuable higher education can be, not only in shaping society but in helping young people reach their long-term academic and professional goals. For this reason, we’re proud to announce a scholarship contest awarding $1,500. First, second and third place prizes are available through an essay contest, highlighting the long-term impact of living through a pandemic as a student.
Gates Millennium Foundation
The Gates Scholarship will assist 300 applicants from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American. The funds can fill the gap between Pell grants and all other aid to cover the entire costs of education.
The Healthline and Prevention Institute Stronger Scholarship will award three $7,000 scholarships to a Black, a Hispanic/Latinx, and an Indigenous student reducing health inequities in their community.
- Be a student of color who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/Latina, and/or Pacific Islander
- Current junior or senior in pursuit of an undergraduate degree (as of Fall 2021)
- Demonstrated involvement in the advancement of health equity by impacting an obstacle created by a social determinant of health. The social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They include education, housing, income, access to healthy food, physical environment, healthcare access, racism, and other forms of discrimination, among other community and social factors.
- This definition is intentionally broad to encourage applicants to creatively demonstrate the connection between their work and health equity in the essay portion of the application.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic scholarship fund awards $500 to $5,000 based on need. Eligible applicants are high school and college students of Hispanic heritage that meet academic achievement levels for GPA, enrolled in accredited institutions, and eligible resident of US.
The HIV League Scholarship
The HIV League Scholarship is the only national scholarship for students living with HIV. It recognizes the immense potential of its scholars, and aims to build their knowledge, skills, and leadership.
Open to all students of certified colleges or universities. Essay contest winners will be awarded $750 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. Award winners will be announced in December 2023 and funds will be dispersed to the educational institution of scholarship winners in January 2023.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
This program is open to all disciplines. Visit the website below to see if you qualify.
KF&B Law Academic Scholarship
The members of KF&B remember how hard it was to pay for education to become the amazing lawyers they are today. Therefore, as a way to pay it forward to others, they have created the $1,000 KF&B Law Academic Scholarship, which is in its third year, to help one student lessen their financial burden from school. The scholarship is open to any high school senior, or any college student who isn’t in their final year. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner’s school’s financial aid department. The scholarship is open to any major, they do not have to be law students.
NACPM Bigger Table Fund for NARM Exam and Licensing Fees
NACPM’s Bigger Table Fund will provide scholarships for student midwives of color, indigenous and/or LGBTQ student midwives for the initial NARM examination fee, the fee for retaking the NARM examination when needed, and state licensure fees. Funds will be distributed quarterly, according to a lottery system, with $3,000 available per cycle. The maximum individual award is $1,000. We invite you to apply to the Bigger Table Fund. You also can access the application on the NACPM website.
Deadlines are throughout the year.
National Leased Housing Association Education Fund
Scholarships are awarded to residents of federally assisted low-income housing properties or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need.
National Pathfinder Scholarship
Support provided by National Federation of Republican Women for undergraduate sophomore, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master’s degree program.
Need-Unlocking the Power of Education
The NEED Scholarship Fund will provide funding in 2021-2022 to help meet last dollar needs of low-income African American students through the Unmet NEED Grant Program. These grants are intended to supplement the financial aid package, not replace aid students have been granted via other scholarships, grants, and loans.
To be eligible to apply to the Unmet NEED program, the student must be a resident of Pennsylvania in one of the following counties for one year prior to entering a school or college: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland.
Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
In 2022, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5,000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Gives educational support awards and small scholarships to low-income women, especially mothers, pursuing technical, undergraduate or graduate education.
Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)
Offers several need-based and merit-based scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students, ranging from $2,500 to $12,500.
Purdue University Global 45+ Scholarships for Minority Students
Dozens of scholarships are available for minorities in many different majors and fields of work. Some are targeted for specific minority groups, and some are available to all minorities. The list below is just a sample of the awards available to students.
Scholarships4Moms was created by a group of mothers who wanted to help bring financial relief to moms looking to further their education. An education is key to helping families find the jobs they need in order to provide financial security for themselves and their little ones. With the help of our sponsor we’re delighted to give away $10,000 scholarships up to 5 times a year. To date, Scholarships4Moms and FCS have given away over $1.2 MILLION DOLLARS in scholarships!
Study.com Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Scholarships
At Study.com we want to help improve the college experience for Asian American & Pacific Islander Students and help make a college education more accessible in all fields of study. To help serve this mission, we are excited to announce that we have developed several new scholarships that Asian American and & Pacific Islander students can apply for until May 1st.
WiseGeek No-Essay Scholarship for Hispanic Students
The bi-annual Hispanic Empowerment No-Essay Scholarship is a $750 scholarship open to undergraduate and high school senior students.
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
Funds for survivors of partner abuse who are in school to achieve the financial stability necessary for independence and self-sufficiency. Applications open in January of each year.
The Sunshine Lady Foundation, Inc.
Women’s Opportunity Awards (Soroptimist International for the Americas)
Scholarships for women in college who are heads of their household.
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