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Scholarships for Minority Students

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

For further information, please contact the AICPA by e-mailing

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
The American Chemical Society, the largest membership organization devoted to the study and advancement of a single science, sponsors a scholarship program for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. The program is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.

Deadline: Postmarked no later than March 1 annually

For additional information, please contact the American Chemical Society at 800/277-5558, ext. 6250 or Email:

Bureau of Indian Affairs
If you wish to apply for a grant through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), your tribe should be contacted for information and applications.

For help in locating your tribe, use the Web link below. Note that the Web site below is privately operated and may not be complete. Index of Federally-recognized Native American Tribes

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Postmarked by April 16, 2014

For additional information call 800/EXCEL.DC or 202/543-1771 and ask for Programs Staff.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision of strengthening the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans-the largest minority segment of the U.S. population.

Deadline: Various deadlines.

For more information, you may contact the Hispanic Scholarship Fund by calling 877/HSF-INFO.

MassMutual Scholars
A national scholarship program for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

Deadline: May 2, 2014

For further information, please visit

Minorities in Government Finance
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a course of study for a career in state and local government finance.

Deadline: February 21, 2014

For additional information, please contact the Government Finance Officers Association at 312/977-9700.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of $1,000,000. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer of 2011 for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.

Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

SADCO Hispanic Scholarships
The Sociedad Amigos de Columbia (SADCO)(Friends of Columbia Society) will award 20 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Four scholarships will be based on academic achievement and eighteen scholarships will be based on need.

Deadline: Achievement based scholarship applications are due by January 31, 2013 and need based scholarship applications are due by April 20, 2014.

For additional information, please call Hector Perez at 317/362-8559 or e-mail

USI Financial Assistance has gathered these financial resources from outside sources. USI does not endorse any of the outside organizations listed on this page. It is not recommended that you apply for scholarships that require the payment of a fee. Also, do not provide personal information, such as your Social Security number, to any organization unless you are certain that the information is being used for a legitimate purpose.

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