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Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. Purpose
The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to continuing undergraduate and graduate female college students of Latino background.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Women
Scholarship amount may vary up to 10000.
Established by Congress in 1986 to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for American undergraduate students with excellent academic records and outstanding potential. Goldwater Scholarships support study in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences as preparation for careers in these areas. The Foundation will award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships to students who will be college Juniors or Seniors. Awards are made on the basis of merit.
Each award covers eligible expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Goldwater Scholars are eligible for one or two years of support.
Eligible are current full-time Sophomores and Juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering or the natural sciences. It is expected that Goldwater Scholars will pursue advanced degrees. Candidates who intend to study medicine are eligible if they plan a career in research rather than a career in private medical practice.
Applicants must have a college grade point average of at least "B", rank in the top quarter of their class, and must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or U.S. nationals. In selecting the award recipients, the candidate's field of study and career objectives will be considered, as will the extent to which the candidate has demonstrated the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. Financial need is not a criterion for selection.
Applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement and seriousness of purpose in the health professions field.
Stipends are $39,000 (first year), $40,100 (second year), and $42,300 (optional third year). Research expenses of $3,500 per year are available, as well. (Indirect costs not allowed.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
These awards are offered to M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s interested in conducting basic or clinical research related to cystic fibrosis. Awards are offered through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s network of research centers, or through individual applications submitted to the Foundation.
Amazon will pay up to 95% of the tuition, textbook and associated fees up to a maximum of $2,000 per year for four years.
The Amazon Career Choice Program is an innovative program designed to expand the choices available to our associates in their future career, whether that's at Amazon or in another industry. Many Associates will choose to build a career at Amazon. For others, a job at Amazon may be the first step in a career path in another industry. The Amazon Career Choice Program provides associates with a resource for building the job skills needed for today's most in-demand and well-paying careers such as medical laboratory science, dental hygiene, nursing, to name a few.
Unlike traditional tuition reimbursement programs, we exclusively fund education only in areas that are well-paying and in high demand according to sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we fund those areas regardless of whether those skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. In addition, the Amazon Career Choice Program will pay tuition and fees in advance rather than reimbursement after the completion of the course.
The Amazon Career Choice Program will pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees at accredited schools for courses that lead to technical and vocational certifications or associate's degrees in eligible in-demand health care and other fields.
This program focuses on technical and vocation training programs and does not apply to Bachelors or Master's degree coursework.
For more information, click here.
All Amazon full-time hourly associates in the U.S. who have been employed for three consecutive years are eligible to participate in this program.
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually from April and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort. The 2013 online application will be available June through Oct 1st and will be open to current high school rising seniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. Award categories include, but are not limited to: Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare/Science and Community Service. More categories are added each year and are subject to change without notice. For questions, Please consult our FAQ's.
The Awards are divided into twelve different regions across the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington DC. Students may apply to as many categories as they wish within any one region (and only one) regardless of where they live. If selected attendance to the regional ceremony is absolutely mandatory.
Three recipients are selected for each category (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallion) in each of the regions and special recognition ceremonies are held with local business, education and community leaders to pay tribute to their accomplishments. All recipients are eligible to be selected as their category National recipient, receive a laptop computer, and a trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony (Location TBA).
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards has a helpful Dos and Don'ts section on the application process.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican
Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:
African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Native American, Pacific Islanders, Puerto Rican
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