Scholarships are awarded on a variety of criteria as outlined by the various donors. This may include:
- Academic merit
- Financial need
- Leadership and/or involvement in the iSchool community
- Demonstrated interest in a specific career field
- Demographic considerations such as gender and ethnicity
Scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need (need-based) require students submit a FAFSA form. The priority deadline for completing the FAFSA form is Feb. 28 each year. Students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA form to provide the widest option for scholarship consideration. Note: not all scholarships are need-based. You are still considered for an award even if you don’t complete the FAFSA.
In 2006, two student grant programs--the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (National SMART Grant) Programs--were enacted to meet the growing need for improved math and science instruction, These grants encourage students to take more challenging courses in high school--making success in college more likely, according to research--and to pursue college majors in high demand in the global economy, such as science, mathematics, technology, engineering and critical foreign languages.
Our vision is to see that all APIAs have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means. Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of APIA students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success and contributions to a stronger America.
Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar.
The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements.
GMS will select 1,000 talented students 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.
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to pursue careers in computing and technology, we're pleased to announce the Google Anita Borg Scholarship, through which we hope to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.
The GSBA Scholarship Program awards educational scholarships to undergraduate LGBTQ and Allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and who are actively involved in school and community organizations.
3 scholarships are awarded (one per level of study) to an undergraduate, Masters and PhD student enrolled in a program related to the healthcare information and management systems field. In addition to the $5000 scholarship award, the winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition.
Launched in 1993, the Hispanic College Fund scholarship program identifies the nation’s most promising Hispanic college students and rewards their academic achievement with educational scholarships. The Hispanic College Fund has awarded nearly $15 million in scholarships to over 5,400 students. Scholarships can be annual awards or multi-year awards that are mailed directly to the student’s college or university. The average Grade Point Average of our students is above 3.5, while the median household income is just over $20,000 per year.
As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the financial and cultural barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $300 million in scholarships over the past 35 years and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.
IBM has committed to provide support to female participants in Galvanize programs, from tuition assistance to mentorship, to internships and employment opportunities.
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
Each year the Jeannette Rankin Foundation (JRF) awards grants to low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. By awarding scholarships to low-income women 35 and older, JRF provides opportunities for women nationwide to secure careers and break the cycle of poverty.
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman’s high standards.
The Leadership 1000 Scholarship Program is a program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses and provides college scholarships to deserving students who need assistance attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor.
Microsoft is committed to building the pipeline of future computer scientists. Our scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry.
PMI Educational Foundation’s Scholarships and Awards Program supports development of the best and brightest future project management professionals worldwide through learning opportunities. The scholarship program was established to assist students in obtaining degrees from accredited institutions of high learning in the field of project management or a project management related field.
The Pride Foundation is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that, among other roles, provides scholarships primarily to bisexual, lesbian, gay, and transgender youth and adults, as well as people who have been raised in lesbian or gay families.
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
The UW Undergraduate Scholarship Office maintains scholarship information for undergraduates. Additional information is available from the Student Financial Aid Office, 105 Schmitz Hall, Box 355880, Seattle, WA 98195-5880, or call 206-543-6101.
To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate by administering 400 scholarship and internship programs, so that even students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.