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The Jackie Robinson Foundation

*Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2019.*

Applicants must be graduating, minority high school seniors that are planning to attend a U.S. four-year institution. Applicants must: show leadership potential, demonstration dedication to community service, have financial need, be a U.S. citizen, and have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 on math and critical reading or a composite ACT score of 21. Please see website for application and other submission information.

Leon Bradley Scholarship

American Association of School Personnel Administrators
Leon Bradley Scholarship Program

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program was established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) believes that it is beneficial for all students to experience diversity among the educators who serve as role models for our students. Thus, AASPA will annually award up to two scholarships to assist a minority college student seeking his/her initial teaching certification and/or endorsement and up to two scholarships to assist a minority graduate student seeking his/her administrative credential.

  • One scholarship will be for $2,500 granted to a minority student in his/her final year of teacher preparations, which includes student teaching.
  • One scholarship will be for $1,500 granted to a minority paraprofessional career-changer in his/her final year of teacher preparation, which includes student teaching.
  • Up to two scholarships will be for $1,500 granted to a minority graduate student who is pursuing a school administrator credential.

Application materials must be submitted online by Friday, May 31, 2019, to taylor@aaspa.org. Please click here for the application.

The Burnetti, P.A. Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply

This scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of Burnetti, P.A.

Scholarship Description

We are a diverse law firm with a primary focus on personal injury and auto accidents operating out of Florida. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word minimum – 2500-word maximum

Essay Topic: What traits do you have that will enhance your education and future employment?

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

CAIL Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply​

This scholarship is designed to assist minority, specifically African American, students obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Commonwealth Accident Injury Law office.

Scholarship Description​

We are a diverse law firm with a primary focus on personal injury operating out of Virginia. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: Why does education matter to your community?

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://vacail.com/scholarships

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

Upakar Foundation Scholarship – The Indian American Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for an Upakar Foundation scholarship, you must meet all criteria:
• Either you or one parent was born in India
• Be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. ‘Green Card’ holder (Permanent Resident)
• Be actively seeking enrollment in an undergraduate 4 year degree program at an accredited college or
University or a 2 year community college in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year
• Have a 2018 Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the IRS form 1040 (line 7) of less than $90,000
• Have a cumulative non-weighted GPA over 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Be a graduating high school senior in 2019 and live in the United States

Selection Criteria:
Applicants are evaluated on all of the following criteria:
• Academic record
• Financial need
• Completed Application Package (incomplete applications will be disregarded, use as checklist)
1. Completed and signed Upakar Scholarship Application Form
2. 2 well written on-point essays (topics prompt in Scholarship Application Form)
3. Proof of Citizenship (United States and Indian)
4. High School transcript
5. Copy of the official SAT or ACT report
6. Letter of Recommendation
7. Financial information
§ Student Aid Report (SAR, generated from completing FASFA)
§ Tax returns (Required – 2018 1040 and Schedule 1), (If you or your parent own a
business, partnership or farm – 2018 Schedule C and/or Schedule E)

Application Package:
• Upakar Scholarship Application Form
o Please neatly print your information on the application in blue or black ink. Applications that
are illegible or incomplete will be disqualified.
o SAT / ACT test scores. Use your highest test scores.
o Sources of Funding. All external funding, not parental or personal contributions.
o Essays
§ Must be typed and have a word count at the end
§ Essays that do not answer the specific questions will be considered incomplete;
please take the time to answer them thoughtfully and completely
o Parental Income Section
§ Parental Adjusted Gross Income – will come from the IRS Form 1040 (Line 7) and
must be under $90,000
§ Parental Tax Liability – amount owed to the IRS (Form 1040, Line 11)
§ Earnings per Tax Return – generally from 1099 or W-2
§ Monthly Mortgage or Rental payment – family home rent or mortgage payment
o Self Employed Section
§ If your family owns all or part of a business, corporation, partnership or farm this
section needs to be filled out for each business your parents own.
o Signed application – must be signed by both a parent (or guardian) and the applicant to be
considered!

• Proof of Citizenship
o If you were born in the United States
§ Copy of your United States passport name page AND
§ Copy of parent’s passport name page (if not available, please send an explanation to
upakarfoundation@hotmail.com with “No parent passport” as the header)
o If you were born in India
§ Copy of United States Permanent Resident card (“Green card”) OR
§ Copy of your United States passport name page
o Black out all passport numbers.
• High School Transcript
o Provide an official transcript from your current high school with the cumulative Grade point
average (GPA)
o Transcripts must have the name of your high school, your name and, whenever possible, date
of birth.
• SAT or ACT –
o Provide the official SAT or ACT reports that match the scores listed on the application.
• Letter of Recommendation
o Must be from a teacher or advisor. The letter must be current and may not be from a relative.
o As a courtesy, give at least 3 weeks to complete your recommendation
o The letter must stay confidential. Ask you recommender to return the recommendation letter
to you in a sealed envelope with their signature written across the seal. Submit the sealed
recommendation with your application.
• Financial Information Documentation
o All pages of your Student Aid Report (SAR) if you filed a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA, www.fafsa.ed.gov)
o Tax returns
§ 2018 IRS form 1040
§ If you or your parents have a business, partnership, investment properties or farm
include all copies of 2018 IRS Schedule C and Schedule E (listed on IRS Schedule 1)

If the FAFSA or 2018 Tax Return was not filed, include:
1. Clear and concise explanation why FAFSA or 2018 Tax Return was
not filed
2. 2017 IRS form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ
3. 2017 and 2018 W-2 and 1099 forms
4. Also if you or your parents own a business, include all copies of 2017
IRS Schedule C and Schedule E

Postmark Deadline:
Application Packet must be mailed in one package that is postmarked on or before April 30, 2019.
Any items sent in the mail requiring a signature by the receiving party will not be accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be considered (missing information or documents).

Please review the
Selection Criteria on page 1 to ensure your package is complete.
Upakar Scholarship
9710 Traville Gateway Dr #398
Rockville, MD 20850

American Chemical Society Scholars

Applicant must be: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian; United States citizen or permanent resident; full-time student at an accredited college/university; minimum 3.0 GPA in chemistry or science; demonstrated financial need via FAFSA; high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a chemical-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Please see website for additional information and submission instructions.

Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships will be awarded to students with outstanding academic qualifications and financial need. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, or they must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment in such a degree program. Please note that some scholarships have special eligibility requirements.

Dr. Michael Dorizas Memorial Scholarship, honoring the late Dr. Michael Dorizas, a widely respected educator, lecturer and athlete. $5,000

Founders Scholarship, honoring the deceased founders of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. $5,000

Dimitri J. Ververelli Memorial Scholarship for Architecture and/or Engineering, offered to a qualified student pursuing a degree in the field of Architecture or Engineering. This scholarship was established by Mrs. Anastasia Ververelli to honor her husband, Dimitri J. Ververelli, a past president of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. $2,000

George C. Liacouras Memorial Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing an undergraduate degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Established by Mrs. Effie Liacouras, this scholarship honors her husband, George C. Liacouras. $5,000

Theresa A. Chletcos Memorial Scholarship, offered to a qualified student pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of education. Established in 2013, this award honors past president and founding member, Theresa A. Chletcos. This scholarship was funded through a bequest of Theresa A. Chletcos and her friends and family. $2,000

Goldie S. Vastardis Memorial Scholarship, funded by a grant from Mr. Louis Vastardis in memory of his wife. This merit scholarship is awarded to a student whose parents are stewards in good standing of St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, Broomall, Pennsylvania. $2,000

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These scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students with outstanding academic qualifications. They do not require financial information.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, or they must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment in such a degree program. Please note that some scholarships have special eligibility requirements.

Paideia Scholarship, a merit scholarship awarded to the child of a Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia member. Parent(s) must be current members in good standing for at least 3 years. $5,000

Cyprus Society Scholarship, offered by the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia to a student whose family members are in good standing of the Cyprus Society for the past 3 years. $2,500


UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships will be awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that some scholarships have special eligibility requirements.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student with outstanding academic qualifications and financial need.

Nicholas L. Gianopulos and Antoinette Manos Gianopulos Scholarship offered to a qualified student pursuing a degree in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, or fine arts. Established in 2019, this annual awards honors Nicholas L. Gianopulos and his wife Antoinette Manos Gianopulos. This annual award is funded by Antoinette Gianopulos, friends and family in memory of Nicholas Gianopulos. $5,000.

The scholarships below will be awarded to students with outstanding academic qualifications. They do not require financial information.

Chios Liberation Memorial Scholarship, offered by the Chios Society of Philadelphia to students of Chian descent in memory of all those who gave their lives for the liberation of Chios. $2,000

Chios Society of Philadelphia “Koraes” Scholarship, offered to students of Chian descent, in memory and honor of past and present leaders and members of the Chios Society of Philadelphia. $2,000


GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships will be awarded to students with outstanding academic qualifications and financial need. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program or have been accepted to such a program and intend to enroll in Fall 2019. Please note that some scholarships have special eligibility requirements.

John S. Manos, Esq., Memorial Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a senior undergraduate or graduate student with financial need pursuing studies leading to a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree. Established in 2009, this annual award honors John Stanley Manos, Esq., Philadelphia lawyer and long-time member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. This scholarship is funded by the family and friends of John S. Manos.

Dr. Peter A. Theodos Memorial Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to a senior undergraduate or graduate student with financial need pursuing studies leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree. Established in 1988, this annual award honors Philadelphia physician, past president and founding member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia, Dr. Peter A. Theodos. This scholarship is funded by Mrs. Peter A. Theodos.

Nicholas S. Hetos, DDS, Memorial Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a senior undergraduate or graduate student with financial need pursuing studies leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree. Established in 2001, this annual award honors Dr. Nicholas S. Hetos, Philadelphia dentist, past president and founding member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia. This scholarship is funded by Dr. Maria G. Hetos.

Maria Galanos Hetos Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a senior undergraduate or graduate student of Greek descent with financial need pursuing studies leading to a Graduate Degree in the field of education or education related studies. The recipient must matriculate in a graduate program of a nationally accredited university or college that has been conferring degrees since 1936, the year the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia was founded. Established in 2011, this annual award is funded by Maria G. Hetos, EdD, past president and wife of past president and founding member, Nicholas S. Hetos, DDS.

Kathleen and Nicholas Fisfis Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to a qualifying senior undergraduate or graduate student of Greek descent with financial need pursuing studies leading to a Graduate or Post Graduate Degree in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine. Established in 2016, this annual award is funded by Kathleen and Nicholas Fisfis.

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The scholarship below will be awarded to graduate students with outstanding academic qualifications. It does not require financial information.

Dr. Nicholas Padis Memorial Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to a qualifying senior undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a graduate degree full-time at an accredited university or professional school. Academic excellence is the primary consideration for this scholarship. Established in 1986, this annual award honors Philadelphia physician, first president and founding member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia, Dr. Nicholas Padis.

Armenian International Women’s Association Scholarships

Scholarship Criteria
  • Female of Armenian descent from anywhere in the world
  • Financial Need
  • Full-Time Student Only
  • Attend Accredited University/College
  • Junior or senior status or graduate student (2019-2020 year)
  • 3.2 Minimum GPA
  • Official Copy of University/College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • Small (passport size) Photograph
  • Completed application (postmarked no later than April 19, 2019)
  • NOTE: Former Scholarship Recipients may reapply

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are awarded in the names of:

Olga Proudian, Ethel Jaffarian Duffett, Agnes Missirian, Lucy Kasparian Aharonian,

Mary V. Toumayan, Hripsime Parsekian, Dr. Carolann S. Najarian, Rose A. Hovannesian

Awards will be announced in June 2019

About our Scholarships

The Agnes K. Missirian Scholarship, totaling $2,000, was established in memory of Bentley College (Waltham, Massachusetts) Professor of Management Agnes Missirian, a strong advocate for women’s rights. An early and enthusiastic supporter of AIWA and its programs to advance the status of Armenian women, Dr. Missirian was a member of the AIWA Board of Directors and chaired the organization’s first international conference, in London in 1994.

The AIWA Duffett Scholarships in varying amounts were made possible through a bequest from Ethel Jafarian Duffett, a survivor of the Genocide and a pioneering career woman. A native of Kharpert, she came to the United States in the 1920s and graduated from Jackson College, Tufts University, in 1937. She spent 30 years teaching and doing biochemical research in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, and retired to Orlando, Florida, where she took an active interest in promoting awareness of Armenian issues.

The Dr. Carolann S. Najarian Scholarships, 5 awards of $1000 each, are made possible through the generosity of Dr. Carolann S. Najarian.

The Lucy Kasparian Aharonian scholarship of $1,000 is earmarked for students in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, computer science, and architecture. Lucy Kasparian Aharonian a native of Lynn, MA, enjoyed a long and varied career as an educator, software engineer, and basket artist with her own studio in Maynard, MA. An active member of the Society of Women Engineers, she taught at the elementary, secondary, junior college, college and continuing education levels. She was associated with Raytheon, MITRE Corporation, and GTE.

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship:
Muslim or active member of the Muslim community;
Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2019;
Majoring in an ISF supported major;
Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes Ph.D.) by August 2019.

TO STAY FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION, WE DO NOT SUPPORT HEALTH, ECONOMICS, ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE,  FOOD, PSYCHOLOGY, ENGINEERING, EDUCATION  OR BUSINESS RELATED MAJORS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T SUPPORT PUBLIC POLICY WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTH OR LAW WITH A FOCUS ON BUSINESS.

HOW TO APPLY: 

1. Access the online application. If you are a Journalism Major, access this application.

2. Fill out the online application and submit all supporting documents before the deadline.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Video Introduction
    • Essay Questions
    • College Transcripts
    • Work Samples
    • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, or employer

Polish Cultural Foundation

New Jersey resident of Polish descent; United States citizen or permanent resident; completed freshman year at an accredited college or university; GPA of 3.0 or higher; financial need; must provide transcripts & FAFSA. Please see the website for full details and to apply.