Ethnicity scholarships

Sydney Czyzon, Views Editor

Even though there continues to be some discrimination against minorities in America, there are numerous educational opportunities when it comes to earning college scholarships. Race can ultimately be the determining factor as to whether or not an individual is permitted to compete for certain college fund prospects.

As for African American high-schoolers, there are multiple scholarships dedicated to their particular community. To begin with, the 100 Black Men Scholarship Fund allots anywhere from $250 to $10,000 worth of funding towards vocational/technical school scholars depending on academics as well as financial situations. Also, Kansas State University provides scholarships exclusively to academically-talented African American students that plan to attend the college. Chancellor’s Scholarship-African American is a full tuition scholarship that is given to those with outstanding educational achievements, as well as personal milestones. There are specific GPA expectations that must be met in order to qualify for this prestigious scholarship.

Regarding Hispanic-Americans, there is a Californian scholarship called the Alice Newell Joslyn Fund for students attending college in the fall that grants anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 to those entering the medical field. In order to earn this fund, one must have exceptional grades, a fair amount of community service, and must financially need the aid. Furthermore, those attending college at Indiana University Northwest are able to take advantage of the Andrew Fernandez Scholarship that authorizes $500 to some incoming freshmen.

With Filipino youth, there is the possibility to get $1,000 if applying to California State University in the city of Bakersfield. For this funding, letters or recommendation are required, a transcript is needed, and a personal statement is additionally mandatory. The Reverend Juan Callao Scholarship is offered to those attending Boise State University in Idaho and can grant up to $350 in financial support for students that have at least a GPA of 2.75.

No matter one’s ethnicity, there are hundreds of scholarships awaiting the initiative of willing students throughout the country; all it takes is some motivation and exploration. It is important for high school juniors and seniors to search for every scholarship option available to them, and genetic variables such as race can have a lot to do with one’s scholastic future.