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Best Buy
BEST BUY is awarding up to $1.2 Million in scholarships for students in grades 9-12. That's 1,200 scholarships of $1,000 each. You can apply online now; the application deadline is February 16, 2011. Students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. & Puerto Rico are eligible to apply. Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience.
Apply online at www.at15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com.

Ron Brown Scholarships
The award: Leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is unusually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The award: $6,000 per year. Number of winners about 100. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline is usually in April.

United College Fund Scholarships
The award: The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually December.

Kodak Scholarships
The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges.

Intel Science Talent Search
The award: from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project. Deadline: December.

National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
The award: amounts to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship
gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February. Go to the website for details, or contact from aid officials at your college.

Gates Millennium Scholarships
Award: the Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year. http://www.gmsp.org

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarships
The award: amounts generally range from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE. Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary.

ARMY ROTC Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges
Students looking to enroll at a HBCU must enroll in the Army ROTC. Award amount to full-tuition. Many awards. Must have minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. Deadline is November 15.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)
The award: for undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Go to web site for GPA requirements and details. http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm

Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Award amount: $2,000 and renewable. Several scholarships granted. This is for science or engineering students at HBCUs. Deadline is June 15. http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com/

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
The award: This is a major competition with hundreds of over 250 awards going to "scholars," with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply on-line. The deadline is October 31.

Ambassadorial Scholarships
The award: This is the prestigious "Rotary" organization scholarship for students who can
speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a 3 month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.

Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund
The award: Students must be studying at a HBCU which is a member of the UNCF. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition. Approx. 60 students are selected. The deadline is April 1.

National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
The award: The student competitors can be seniors or already in college. They must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing. http://www.excellence.org/programs.html

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
The award: from $1000 - $5000 Students interested in journalism as a career can apply. Deadline is Feb 28th. See web site for application and information.

National Association of Black Journalists
NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $25,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school. http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships&hhSearchTerms=scholarships

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: April.

Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
The award: These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1 or April 1 (for registration in specific regions). http://www.artsawards.org

Society of Women Engineer Scholarships
These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amount are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. The deadline for students already in college is February 1st but is May 15 for high school seniors entering an "accredited" program.