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National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation

This is a foundation that provides annual awards to accounting majors at the undergraduate level of study. Applicants must be undergraduates, currently enrolled in a college or university, with a ‘B’ or better grade point average.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund offers scholarships to students with financial need who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society. The scholarships are renewable for up to four undergraduate years of study based on grade point average.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
This foundation was established to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. They run several programs; The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, The Graduate Scholarship Program, and the Young Scholars Program.

Mercedes-Benz Scholarship
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced today that it will make $1 million in scholarship funding available to students who are the first in their families to attend college. DRIVE YOUR FUTURE: The MBUSA Scholarship Program will grant $2,000, one-time scholarships to 500 high school seniors across the country who demonstrate financial need and exceptional achievement in the areas of academic performance, leadership and school and community activities.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (Nominated Scholarships)
This initiative was established in 1999 by a donation of a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The focus of the program is to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in all discipline areas and graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science

Horatio Alger Association
Requirements for eligible students must be 1) high school senior 2) demonstrate financial need 3) show evidence of integrity and perseverance in the face of adversity 4) commit to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, and 5) be a U.S. citizen.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund is available to undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Funds are also available to graduating high school seniors entering college and community college students transferring to four-year institutions. Applicant must be of Hispanic decent.

The Orphan Foundation of America
The Orphan Foundation of America is dedicated to assisting current and former foster care youth. Youth without family support face unique challenges on the road to adulthood. Many have experienced years of abuse and neglect, while others lost loving parents to illness or accidents. While foster care tries to provide a stable environment, for many it is a series of group homes and shelters, leaving many foster youth ill-equipped for life on their own. The Orphan Fund offers several scholarship opportunities for this unique population that are in vocational training, community college, or undergraduates.

The Sallie Mae Fund
This Fund is for unmet need scholarship program that provides scholarships to help meet last dollar needs of low-income students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a family adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less, demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined and have a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll at the undergraduate level on a full-time basis at an accredited Title IV eligible institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The USA Funds
This fund is open to financially needy students who are high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents enrolled at least half-time in college and not in default on a student loan.

The Target All-Around Scholarship
Sponsored by Target Corporation, this scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduates who are United States citizens age 24 or younger. The scholarship is based primarily on community volunteer service. Applications are available at Target stores or online at, or by calling 800-316-6142.

The California Community Foundation
The California Community Foundation is home to approximately 150 scholarship funds. Collectively, these funds constitute one of the largest and most diverse scholarship programs on the West Coast. The more than $2 million in annual scholarship grants represents a tremendous financial resource to students in Los Angeles and beyond.

Internet Student Loans Company
The iStudent Loan Financing Program is designed to provide students and parents with affordable funding for 2year and 4 year colleges, law and medical schools, Vocational training, career advancement courses and IT certification. Their private student loans cover everyday student expenses such as tuition, room and board, books, fees, computers and even travel.

Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing nearly 70% of all student financial aid. FSA is financial help for students enrolled in eligible programs at participating schools to cover school (a four-year or two-year public or private educational institution, a career school or trade school) expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Most federal aid is need based. The three most common types of aid are grants, loans, and work-study.

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