There are several funding organizations that provide college scholarships for various ethic groups. The premise behind such programs is to give individuals from all racial groups the same opportunities for a quality college education, regardless of income, social status and nationality. You can find ethnic-specific programs for Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and various multicultural college aspirants.
In Chicago, one of the most well-know college scholarships is granted by the National Black MBA Association. The association offers scholarships and fellowships between the $1,000 to $15,000 range, for students looking to pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs. African-American students can choose from a wide variety of scholarships which are catered exclusively to them. Other scholarship programs which offer the similar opportunities are the United Negro College Fund and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (more…)
Discrimination is a lot less prevalent in the United States now, compared to the years gone by. This has led to previous opportunities opening up for people who in the past have been marginalized. One such group is the disabled; who in the past have faced issues gaining employment without a college or university education. As a result of this, special disability college scholarships have been set up, by a number of organizations, with a view to helping those with disabilities access further learning.
If you are confined to a wheelchair you may be familiar with an organization called SpinLife. SpinLife now offer scholarships which cover a four year college education. The organization is very proactive in its promotion of this scholarship. It actively encourages those in wheelchairs to attend college so that they can increase their likelihood of employment. (more…)