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Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Each year 20 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on 220 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits. Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship to participating colleges. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • graduating seniors from New York City high schools who are New York City residents
  • students with legal authorization to work in the United States
  • students accepted to one of the participation colleges
  • students planning to major in one of the following fields of study: business, communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts or social science (life science majors are not eligible)
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Urban Financial Services Coalition New York Chapter Scholarships

Eligibility: Scholarship Candidates will be selected based on ranking in the following areas: Leadership - Candidates should be able to demonstrate character and leadership skills through their involvement in community organizations and/or through their place of employment; Career Goals - Preference will be given to those candidates electing to pursue a career in business, financial services or a related industry. The candidate’s curriculum should reflect the stated career goal; Essay & GPA - Candidates will be judged on written communications skills and overall grade point average. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently attending an accredited two or four-year college or university
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial Services related degree (i.e., finance, accounting, economics, business, management, business administration, marketing, law, technology, etc.)
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and/or school and community involvement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - All applicants are required to provide a letter of reference from a teacher or school official, community representative or current/previous employer. This letter should expound on the applicant’s demonstrated ability in academics, extracurricular activities, character and leadership (on letterhead, one page maximum).
  • Proof of registration for the next semester with minimum of 12-credit course load
  • Official Transcript
  • Completed Essay
  • Completed Application
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Wal-Mart Achievers Award

Eligibility: Available to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in their sophomore or junior year at a U.S. mainland institution. Students must be declared majors in a: business administration, general management, retail management, marketing or food merchandising – or their equivalent majors/curricula – degree program. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and preferably, be working while attending school, and have an interest in retail.
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The George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

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Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Eligibility: The GFOA's Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).
  • Belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian native, Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Recommendation by student's academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students).
  • Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.
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Fieri National Scholarship, Bronx Chapter

Eligibility: The FIERI Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 to enable and encourage gifted students to pursue their educational goals. In the past several years, FIERI has offered several scholarships to a number of talented young men and women. This year, FIERI will offer one scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00 to help defray the increasing costs and expenses of a college education. In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be of Italian American origin;
  2. Must already be attending college or a University (HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE); and
  3. Must reside in the Bronx or Westchester County OR attend a college or University located in the Bronx or Westchester OR be an active member of a chapter of Fieri National.
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Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Eligibility: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American,
  • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States,
  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination,
  • Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall of 2005,
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
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Target All-Around Scholarships

Eligibility: The Target All-Around Scholarship program is unique as it recognizes volunteer work as well as academic achievement. We’re proud to be able to thank and reward any student who makes the grade at such a high level in the community. Target awards over six hundred $1,000 All-Around Scholarships each year, including one $25,000 scholarship to a high school senior and college student age 24 or younger. Target All–Around Scholarship recipients are selected by an independent organization, not by Target Corporation employees. Candidates must be high school seniors, high school graduates and current undergraduate college students (age 24 and under) who are legal U.S. residents and meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must enroll in a full–time undergraduate course of study no later than the fall term of the 2005–2006 school year at an accredited two–or four–year college, university or vocational–technical school in the U.S.
  • Employees of Target Corporation and past recipients of Target All–Around Scholarships are not eligible to apply. Program is not offered in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or outside the United States.
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Chela Gateway to Success Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Chela Education Financing is proud to offer scholarships to students throughout the year. Through this year's Money Matters Scholarship Contest, we will award a total of U.S. $75,000 in scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate students. Fifteen (15) scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded.
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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Eligibility: The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  1. If you are a "Green Card" holder. Please provide a copy of your card.
  2. If you are a naturalized citizen. Please provide the eight-digit number on your Citizenship Certificate and the date of naturalization. A photocopy of the name page of your United States passport can substitute as evidence of citizenship.
  3. If you have two parents who are naturalized citizens as of the date of your application. Please provide the eight-digit numbers on their Citizenship Certificates and the dates of their naturalization. A photocopy of the name page of their United States passport can substitute as evidence of citizenship.
    Note: These will be independently verified with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements under 1), 2), or 3) above, you are not eligible for consideration in the current competition of the Fellowship Program. Perhaps you will be next year.
  4. You may not be older than 30 as of November 1, 2004.
  5. You must be a senior in college or a holder of a bachelor's degree or at present enrolled in a graduate program. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a master's degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.
For more information: College Scholarship Program

Eligibility: is offering up to $5,000 in scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled or planning to participate in an accredited college or university program during the Fall 2006 term or full-year 2006-2007 school year. Students who apply must be a United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average. In addition, students applying are required to write a 50 to 200 word essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50 to 200 word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing college.
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Women's Forum Education Award

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • women over 35, returning to complete a college education
  • Resident of New York
  • Attended college in NYC, during the 2002-2003 academic year
  • Currently enrolled for at least six (6) credits
  • Need at least one semester to complete the 2005-2006 graduation requirements
  • 500-word essay describing leadership, motivation, financial need, goals and interests
For more information: Write to Women's Forum Inc., 6 East 39th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016

A.Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Recipients must be admitted or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. They must maintain good academic standing and make progress toward a degree. The Charnon Scholarship Review Committee will decide whether applicants fulfill the requirements of the award. The selection committee looks for candidates who value tolerance, compassion and respect for all people in their communities, and who have demonstrated their commitments to these values by their actions.
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The Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Eligibility: The Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship Program seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses. 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in good standing at any accredited, four-year degree-granting institution in the United States or its territories. Applicants may apply for the Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship Program during their sophomore year. Winners will receive the scholarship for their junior year and may apply for renewal before their senior year. While sophomores are preferred, juniors may also apply for a one-time award for the senior year.
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Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: All applicants must be women residing in the United States who are seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $15,000 to $30,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.
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Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
The Hispanic College Fund Scholarships range from $500 - $10,000.
  • be of Hispanic background
  • maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have graduated from high school in the U.S. after attending at least 3 years (by June 2011)
  • reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate, and in some cases graduate, program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • demonstrate financial need
  • Some programs will have additional requirements
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