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NBC Universal/LNESC National Scholarship for Latinos

NBCUniversal/LNESC National Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) invites qualified rising college juniors and seniors to apply to the NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship. The program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino students with an interest in the media and entertainment industry to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. post-secondary institution. The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is sponsored by NBCUniversal and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program will award ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university; be at least 18 years of age or older; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident; and have an interest in the media and entertainment industry. All majors are welcome.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Must be a rising sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
  • Must have an interest in the media and entertainment industry.


Applicants must submit the following by the deadline of August 1, 2016:

  • Completed online application
  • College transcript with proof of cumulative grade point average
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each reference

For more information, please click here.


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

The Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Program

Apply Online Today through May 25, 2016!

Greetings from the Institute of International Education (IIE)! On behalf of the Western Union Foundation, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Family Scholarship Program.

The Family Scholarship Program provides two members of an immigrant family, currently living in the United States, with a scholarship to support their education. Scholarships may be used for college tuition, language acquisition classes, technical training and GED classes. Two family members must submit one application jointly for the program, and they can request up to $5,000 in scholarship funds per family. The Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, and brothers and sisters move up the economic development ladder through education.

Scholarship recipients are determined in a selection process independently managed by IIE. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the educational providers, and no payments will be made directly to individuals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.
  • Both applicants are members of the same family.
  • Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or fewer.
  • Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.
  • Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.
  • The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.
  • The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).
  • Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or GED classes.
  • Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).
  • Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.
  • International students already in the United States on F-1 or F-2 visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and their dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The scholarship deadline and award notification dates are:                                             Application Deadline: May 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm Eastern
Scholarship Notifications Made: Early July

We encourage you to please spread the word amongst your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to submit an application for this wonderful opportunity! For questions about the program, please visit our website or contact

Rividium Inc. Biotechnology Scholarship

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the Student Financial Aid Office are pleased to announce the availability of the scholarship listed below for the 2016-2017 academic year.1. Must apply, get program-placed and intend to complete the NOVA Biotechnology Program (A.A.S.). Recipient must be a graduating high school senior enrolling at NOVA as a first year student, must be a resident of northern Virginia, must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), must be a full-time student, must maintain a 3.0 GPA, must submit official transcripts from all high schools attended, must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor, and must list high school extracurricular activities to include: Name of activity/organization, number of years participating; and your role in the activity.

The on-line scholarship application must include a 500-word essay addressing the question: “If given the opportunity, what biotechnology application would you use to make the world a better place? (Please feel free to express your creativity, personality and individuality.)

To apply:


The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship for Latino Educators

The  Goizueta Scholars Fund for Initial Certification of Latino Educators Committee is in search of applicants for a prestigious scholarship available at Georgia Southern University: The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship for Latino Educators.  This scholarship, funded by the Goizueta Foundation of Atlanta, helps support Latino/Hispanic students at Georgia Southern University who are seeking to become teachers.

Scholarship recipients will be:

1.       Enrolled full-time at Georgia Southern University, for at least one semester, during the 2016-2017 academic year;

2.       Pursuing an academic program at Georgia Southern University that will lead to initial certification as a teacher;

3.       Of Latino/Hispanic background;

4.       Resident in the US with family members resident in the US;

5.       In possession of a legal Social Security number (thus, DACA recipients are eligible); and

6.       Able to clearly and fully document financial need, for example, via the FAFSA (DACA recipients can complete the FAFSA).

New, incoming freshmen, transfer students, and graduate students who meet these criteria are all eligible.  So are current undergraduate, and graduate students at Georgia Southern University who meet these criteria.

Scholarship funds can be used for on-campus housing, meal plans, books, tuition, and fees.Recipients can apply for renewal of the scholarship every academic year.  However, such renewal is not automatic.  Renewal of a scholarship depends upon: steady progress toward graduation; good academic standing; compliance with the Georgia Southern University Student Conduct Code; extracurricular activities; and community and/or institutional service such as tutoring local students and/or recruiting new applicants for this scholarship. All undergraduates are limited to 8 semesters of scholarship funds.  All initial certification graduate students are limited to 5 semesters of scholarship funds.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2016 for scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year.


This year we are encouraging applicants to apply online via Georgia Southern University’s MyScholarships portal.  For directions regarding how to apply for the scholarship, visit:

Applicants must:

  1. Apply for admission at Georgia Southern here:
  2. A couple days later, log back in to check your admission status.  Then click on “Scholarship Info,” and next click on the word “here” in the 2ndparagraph.  This should open the scholarship application window.
  3. Complete the “General Application.”   Make sure to click the boxes to indicate that you are Hispanic/Latino and that you want to become a teacher and study education.
  4. After you submit the General Application, you should be presented with the Goizueta Scholarship as a “recommended scholarship opportunity.”  Then, you will need to provide some more information and an essay specifically relevant to the Goizueta Scholarship.
  5. Also, please be sure to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Here: and name Georgia Southern University as a school you want to receive your information.
  6. Finally, please send me an e-mail at salbeck@georgiasouthern.eduso I know that you have applied!

If you have any problems in completing the application process, please contact  Dr. Scott Beck by email at               Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Southern University                                                                                                                   Co-Chair, Goizueta Scholars Fund for Initial Certification of Latino Educators Committee


The Jeffrey A McLean Foundation is again offering scholarships for students participating in unpaid internships for this upcoming fall semester. Scholarships will only be awarded to internships in the following categories: Small Businesses (200 employees or less); Non-Profit Organizations; Academic Organizations; Government Agencies; Other organizations will be reviewed on a case by case basis; Large corporations and political campaigns are not eligible for consideration. If you know a student who plans to apply or has already accepted a Fall 2015 internship that is unpaid, please encourage them to submit their completed application by August 31.  The application is attached and it is also located on their website.

The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation provides economically challenged college students the means to participate in unpaid internships and the opportunity to advance their careers.  Multiple scholarships are available.  Last year only one NOVA student applied and received a scholarship. They are very interested in receiving many more NOVA applicants.

NASA Funded STEM Take Flight Scholarships

The NASA-funded STEM Takes Flight $5,000 scholarship is open to students attending any community college in Virginia and majoring in STEM.

Application deadline is November 17!

Great opportunity to earn a scholarship beginning in the spring semester 2015!

VSGC wants to award students majoring in STEM who want to either transfer to a four-year institution or plan to graduate and enter the workplace. VSGC will help bridge students to next steps in higher education or employment through coaching and mentoring by VSGC staff, four-year college faculty, and by upper classmen.

Underrepresented minorities, females, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours this semester and plan to be full-time during the 3 semester award period.

Rudo Kashiri, Education Programs Manager,
Virginia Space Grant Consortium



Scott Wright Student Essay Contest

Community College Week and NISOD are proud to announce the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest in honor of Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education.

Student authors are asked to describe an actual faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged him or her to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped him or her reach their goal.
• One winning student author will receive a $1,000 check.
• The faculty member, staff member, or administrator featured in the winning essay will receive a $1,000 check.
• NISOD will provide a complimentary membership to the winning student author’s college.

For complete details, visit

NASA Seeks Community College STEM Students!

The NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) application is now open for the spring session!

Community college students interested in exploring a STEM career at NASA can apply today to become a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar.

Scholars learn about past, present and future Mars mission in a 5-week online session beginning January 2015. Scholars who successfully complete the web-based activities may be eligible for a 3-day workshop at NASA, where they will:

  • Work on a team project directed by NASA engineers
  • Attend briefings by NASA engineers and scientists
  • Tour NASA facilities
  • Open the door to a world of career possibilities at NASA!

Visit the NCAS website for additional details:

Please contact Maria Chambers with additional questions at

Don’t Wait! Apply Today! Applications due Dec 15, 2014.

TheDream.US provides a scholarship for DREAMers

dream.usTheDream.US provides scholarships of up to $25,000 to DREAMers to help cover tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation for a two-year or four-year degree at Partner Colleges in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC, and online available to students that live anywhere in the United States.

NOVA is proud to be one of these Partner Colleges. For more information, visit <>.