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Private Scholarships

110 College and Graduate School Scholarships for Women of Color

With higher education costs rising each year, more and more students are starting to feel the pinch of their future goals on their pockets. To help alleviate the burden, students are recommended to apply to as many scholarships as possible, even though competition is stiff for some of the nation’s most coveted awards. To assist with your search, our team curated a list of scholarships that are targeted towards multicultural women of African and Latin descent who are enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of academic disciplines. All scholarships are separated by category and include information in regards to the total award amount and general application date.

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Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest

A brief of the Scholarship Program: The Innovation Essay Contest is designed to help high school seniors and college students who are attending an institution of higher learning. With combined scholarship grants worth $5,000, we are enthusiastic to provide students a chance to further their education as we recognize its value as a vital foundation for the creation and fulfillment of advantageous careers. All applications will be reviewed by the firm and we look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors.

Here is a brief list of requirements:

  1. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  2. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the U.S. (or will be by the time the scholarship is awarded).
  3. ALL the application must be submitted before December 1, 2017 via email at scholarship@herrmanandherrman.com .

Here is a URL to Scholarship Program: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/

The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

Here are a few important details:

Scholarship: The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

To Participate: Create a short video that raises awareness about bicycle safety

Prize Amount: $500

Deadline: November 28, 2017

Link for More Info: https://www.belizlaw.com/community/scholarship/

Additional Private Scholarships

Additional private scholarships are listed on the Macomb private scholarship page.

Faculty and Staff:

Please forward any additional outside Scholarship information to the WIU-QC Scholarship Office:
Curtis Williams
309-762-9481
CM-Williams11@wiu.edu

Disclaimer

Private Scholarships are scholarships offered by providers who are not directly affiliated with Western Illinois University and the recipients may or may not be WIU students. There are many private scholarships available, as well as national scholarship search organizations. However, it is important that you educate yourself with the scholarship provider ensure the company is reputable before completing an application. Because these scholarships are through private sources, the WIU Scholarship Office cannot always verify their validity.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Be aware of financial scams when researching and applying for private scholarships. Avoid scholarship agencies and applications that require a fee, guarantee financial assistance, or require attendance at a seminar. Be wary of completing an application or process that asks for personal information such as bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security number. Read the fine print!