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…)