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Knowledge Base
Application Deadlines: Varies
Knowledge Base is designed to provide information regarding some of the critical topics those with student loans must be aware of to be able to make educated decisions regarding their future. On this page, you will find many resources, including scholarships for African-American students, Hispanic and Latino students, Asian-American students, Native Alaskan students, Pacific Islander students, Native American students and LGBT students.

Student Filmmaker
We know you're passionate about filmmaking. You're devoting your education — along with your free time, sweat, and probably sleep — to the study of motion pictures. And you're willing to make sacrifices to further your dreams. That's why Kodak developed the Student Filmmaker Program, our initiative to help support future filmmakers and encourage excellence in the field of motion picture education . . . to help you move ahead. We tapped the minds of today's leading film educators to develop these initiatives. We hope they help you tap your creative potential. Some programs, however, are not available in all countries. So please check with your Kodak sales representative to see what's available in your country.


LULAC National Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: Check website
LNESC and LULAC established the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that funds educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Every dollar raised by local LULAC Councils is matched by corporate partners secured by LNESC, increasing the amount given in both the council and corporate names. This model results in a true grassroots/corporate partnership for the empowerment of the Latino community. Former recipients of LNSF scholarships are now leaders in fields of business, science, government, and education.

Lagrant FoundationScholarship Program
555 S. Flower StreetSuite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2300
Phone 323.469.8680
Fax 323.469.8683Website
Deadline – Late February each year, check website for more details
The Lagrant Foundation annually provides 10 scholarships to undergraduate students who are attending accredited, four-year institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.

Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF)Scholarships
924 West Colfax AvenueSuite 103Denver, CO 80204
Phone 303.446.0541 Fax 303.446.0526
Deadline – Early February each year, check website for more details
Since 1949, LAEF has been helping students overcome the financial hardships of attending college. The goal of the Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship is to award funds to qualified students who have demonstrated a commitment to the Hispanic community.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
2000 L Street, NW Suite 610 Washington, DC 20036
Phone 202.833.6130Website
Deadline – Late March each year, check website for more details
The LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) rewards achievement in the Hispanic community by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to youth. Credibility for LNSF scholarships is based on student’s academic performance, motivation, sincerity, and integrity. The deadline for applying to the program is March 31. You may download the LNSF Application from our website at, a list of participating LULAC councils in your area can also be found on this website. Because this is a community-based scholarship program, you will not be eligible to apply for an LNSF scholarship if there are no participating LULAC Councils in or near your hometown.

Library of CongressHispanic Division Fellowships
Phone 202.707.5400Fax 202.707.2005
Email Ana Kurland
Two Fellowships will be selected to work full time (40 hours per week) at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, assisting the Hispanic Division to fulfill its mission to the Hispanic-American community in the U.S. by doing bibliographical research, producing finding aids and bibliographic records, assisting Hispanic Division patrons, and working closely with primary source materials dealing with Hispanic-Americans in the U.S. The Hispanic Division will determine the scope of the project. Applicants must either be enrolled in an ongoing academic program at the junior or senior undergraduate level, or at the graduate level, or have just completed their degree at an accredited college or university.


Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker PlaceSuite 1900 Chicago, IL 60602-4805
Phone 312.419.9094 Fax 312.419.8950
The Medical Library Association offers a variety of scholarships. Two of their scholarships include the MLA Scholarship, a scholarship for up to $5,000, which is granted to a student who is entering an ALA-accredited library school or who has yet to finish at least one half of the program’s requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship; and the MLA Scholarship for Minority Students, a scholarship for $5,000, which is granted to a minority student who is entering an ALA-accredited library school or has yet to finish at least one half of the program’s requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship (African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible). For further information on the MLA Scholarship and the MLA Scholarship for Minority Students, contact the Medical Library Association (MLA) via email at; phone, 312.419.9094 ext. 28 or via mail, Attn: Professional Development, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60601-7298.

Another scholarship opportunity is the MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship. The Medical Library Association and the National Library of Medicine jointly sponsor the Spectrum Scholarship through the American Library Association Spectrum Initiative Scholarship program. The two organizations make a total annual donation of $5,000 each year to support minority students in their goals to become health sciences information professionals. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander individuals attending ALA-accredited library schools are eligible. For more information about the MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship contact the ALA Spectrum program at 1.800.545.2433 x4276

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program National Headquarters
634 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone 213.629.2512
 The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Law School Scholarship offers financial assistance to qualified Latino individuals in pursuit of higher education. Each year MALDEF awards numerous law school scholarships to Latino students in their first, second, or third year of law school. Scholarships range from $2,000-$6,000 per individual.


National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: December 20, annually
This program seeks to identify individuals whose scientific and engineering credentials will support study through doctoral degrees. The prevailing goal is to provide the United States with talented, doctorally trained American men and women who will lead state-of-the-art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national security requirements.

National GEM Consortium – GEM Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 15, annually
 GEM provides three fellowship programs: MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering and Ph.D. Science. These fellowship opportunities are for students pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate in science, engineering or a closely related field. Applicants are required to submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

NASANASA Predoctoral Fellowship Program
 The Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) employs the best practices for advancing increased numbers of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities participating in the math, science, engineering, and technology (MSET) disciplines. Annually, up to 20 US citizens are selected to receive up to 3 years of fellowship support leading to doctoral degrees in NASA-related disciplines. Fellowships are awarded to applicants that have been accepted into or currently attending an accredited Masters or Doctoral program. Students who have completed school and departmental requirements for doctoral candidacy including but not limited to Doctoral Qualification Examination(s), Cumulative Examination(s), or Comprehensive Examination(s) are ineligible.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME)
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2212
New York NY 10118-2299
Phone 212.279.2626 Fax 212.629.5178
 NACME is the nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering. Over 15 percent of minority engineering graduates since 1974 have received scholarship support from NACME and are now leaders in government, industry and academia. NACME scholarships and internship opportunities are available to currently enrolled undergraduates, and as a high school senior you can become a NACME Scholar through our Engineering Vanguard Program. NACME scholarships are available to African American, American Indian and Latino men and women who are either US citizens or permanent residents. NACME scholars participate in electronic training workshops to prepare for the transition from the university to the workplace. 
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)1000 National Press 
BuildingWashington, DC 20045-2001, USA
Phone 202.662.7145 Fax 202.662.7144
Deadline – 31, 2003 The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is proud to announce its 2002-2003 Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund competition as well as the NAHJ 2003 Convention Internship Program competition!! NAHJ offers several scholarships for students who are pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. They include:
The Newhouse Scholarship Program
The new Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program
The Cristina Saralegui Scholarship Program
The NAHJ Newsroom Bound Program
NAHJ also offers opportunities for students to have internships during the association's 2003 convention at the Marriott Marquis in the Times Square area of New York City!! The NAHJ convention will run from June 26 - 28, 2003, but students who are accepted into these programs must be available to participate in them from June 23 - 29, 2003. If you are accepted, you might get a chance to take part in the convention as an actual journalist, with the opportunity to take part in one of five NAHJ convention internship programs:
The NAHJ Latino Reporter newspaper project
The NAHJ El Noticiero television project
The NAHJ Radio Ondas radio news project
The NAHJ Latino Reporter Digital online news project
The NAHJ Student Campus program
Most of your expenses would be paid and you would have the chance to work along side professional journalists.
NOTE: Students who are applying for the Radio Ondas project should also indicate with their application materials their interest in being the NAHJ Radio intern for National Public Radio in the summer of 2003. To find out more about this opportunity, please visit: or e-mail Doug Mitchell at:

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)NCAA Scholarships
Deadline – Varies, as does the number of awards each year This is the major NCAA sports association student-athletes are associated with. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports-related study (like sports journalism).
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA)Arts Recognition and Talent Search
800 Brickell AvenueSuite 500Miami, Florida 33131Email
Deadline – Early November each year, check website for more details Arts Recognition and Talent Searchâ, ARTS, is the annual core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). ARTS aims to recognize and reward the achievements of high school seniors and other 17- and 18-year-old artists in nine art disciplines (dance, film and video, jazz, popular and classical music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)Undergraduate Scholarship Program
2 Center DriveRoom 2E30, MSC 0230 Bethesda, MD 20892-0230
Phone 1.800.528.7689Fax 301.480.5481Email
Deadline – Late February each year, check website for more details The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP) helps students launch their careers on the cutting-edge of biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The NIH is the world's largest biomedical research institution and is the Federal Government's focal point for medical research. We provide:--Up to $20,000 a year in scholarship support--Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation--Mentoring, research experience, career guidance, and skill development Minimum requirements:--You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen (see for details)
--You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at a four-year, accredited undergraduate institution
--You must have a 3.5 GPA or higher or be in the top 5% of your class--You must be from a disadvantaged background (see our website for more information) Learn more and apply online at or contact us for an application packet. Note: In addition to the UGSP, the NIH offers a number of other training opportunities. For more information visit\
National Science Foundation 
4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230
Phone 703.292.5111Email
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. Students must contact the individual sites for information an application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)Programs and Scholarships
1454 Duke St.Alexandria, VA 23314Phone 703.549.2207
The objectives of the organization are to: Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines. Strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations. Encourage and advise minority youth in their pursuit of an engineering career. Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession. Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers. New and innovative project ideas are generated and implemented throughout the year on the chapter, regional and national levels. Some of NSBE's present activities include tutorial programs, group study sessions, high school/junior high outreach programs, technical seminars and workshops, a 
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National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholarship Program
1303 Walnut Hill Lane
Suite 300
Irving, TX 75038
Phone 877.467.4622
Fax 214.596.9325
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has partnered with the National Society of Hispanic MBA's (NSHMBA) to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latinos pursuing Master's Degree in management/ business. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to full-time and part-time Master's degree-seeking graduate students. For questions concerning the application, please contact The Hispanic Scholarship Fund at
Nevada Hispanic Services Hispanic Heritage Day Scholarship
3905 Neil Road,  Building 1, Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone call Juanita Rogowski 775.746.2517 or Lourdes Gonzales 775.784.4700 ext. 2086
Deadline – April 15 every year Nevada Hispanic Services and the University of Nevada, Reno are working together to provide financial aid to Hispanic students living in northern Nevada. The Nevada Hispanic Heritage Day Scholarship Committee awards the scholarships based on academic achievement, student motivation, financial need, and community involvement. Although preference is given to returning and nontraditional students, graduating high school seniors are encouraged to apply.