The JRF awards students four-year scholarships of up to $7,500 per year to attend the four year accredited college or university of their choice. JRF scholarships complement the financial aid students receive from their college or university for tuition and other education expenses (books, housing, etc). Scholars are also financially sponsored to attend our annual four day Scholars's Mentoring and Leadership Conference in New York City every spring during each of their college years.
- Be a graduting, minority high school senior
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
- Show leadership potential
- Demonstrate a dedication to community service
- Present evidence of financial need
- Be a United States citizen
- A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
- NOT posses a degree from a 2 or 4 year college when applying for the scholarship.
Timeline for 2012 - 2013 Application:
- October 15, 2012 - Application Available Online
- March 30, 2013 - Application Due
- April 30, 2013 - Notification of application status via email
- May 1 - May 31, 2013 - Second Round, Regional Interviews
- June 15, 2013 - Final Selections Announced
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was establisehd in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Continung Gates Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following disciline areas: computer science, education , engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their fill pitential.
Lehman Scholarhsips are awrded to students of outstanding character who are entering college for the first time or who are beginning their sophomore years in college and who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time undergraduate student.
Application opens online: November 1st, 2012
Due Date: March 31st, 2013
Amount: typically $2,000
- Application Essay
- Letter of recommendation
- There are no GPA or test score requirments. The candidate will be judged holistically and the application review process will take into account GPA, test scores, letters of recommendation, volunteer activites, and personal essays, but no single component of an appilcation will determine the award.
A national scholarship program for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent interest in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.
Application Deadline: May 3, 2013
Amount: $2,500 or $5,000
- Open to students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent.
- Must show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Plan to attend a degree-seeking program, full-time at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Will be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year in pursuit of an undergradute degree.
- Students of all majors will be considered.
- Prefrence will be given to students who demonstrate:
- An interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.
- Leadership and participation in extracurricular activities
- Must apply for Federal Financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov