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Grants for African American Students

Grants for African American Students

African American College Grants

Statistics and Program Opportunities

Promoting diversity in education leads to equal opportunity for minority groups; but when universities use affirmative action policies to engineer multicultural student bodies, the results can become contentious.  Since being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, race can be used as a factor for granting college admission. The Supreme Court will be taking up another case in 2012, to continue debating this method of promoting minority representation in post secondary education.

United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the oldest organization in the United States that is  dedicated solely to the educational advancement of African Americans. The UNCF was founded in 1944, and in 1972 adopted its familiar iconic motto: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

UNCF partners with state governments and private industry to administer scholarships and grants for needy Black students.  Other financial aid offerings are funded by endowments and memorial funds set aside by individuals and trusts seeking to increase access to college for under-represented groups.

Cultural barriers are overcome by efforts that emphasize bachelor’s and master’s level education, rather than relegating participants to two-year vocational studies.  Corporate grant and internship sponsors include:

·       Cisco Systems

·       Marathon Oil

·       Hallmark

·       Monsanto


High School Senior Summer Internship Program

The High School Senior Summer Internship Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is an 8-week program in which graduating high school seniors work 20 hours per week with a mentor in one of 15 pediatric clinical specialties. This internship is a paid, part-time position for graduating high school seniors only. The program is very competitive, offering an exciting opportunity for highly motivated students interested in pursuing higher education (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) to learn more about careers in Medicine and Clinical Research. A letter inviting Cincinnati area graduating seniors to apply is attached here.


CAD/Drafting Scholarship Award Competition -- Contact Jo Groh Competition Representative at (513) 821 - 0090 or for more details.

The Cincinnati Chapter of the National Association of Women in construction (NAWIC) is sponsoring a CAD/Design/DRAFTING Scholarship Awards Competition for high school students for the 2016-2017 school year, and we wish to encourage you and your students to participate. 

The contest provides recognition to students for creative designm, successful problem solving, and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings and renderings.  Drawings may be submitted int he category of "Hand Drafting" or the category of "CAD Drafting"

Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

We all live in this world together. Every day, we contribute something to it, whether we realize it or not. Therefore, it is up to each of us to take responsibility for our contribution. What do you want your contribution to be?

At Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A., we want to know the one thing you would change in order to make this world a better place for everyone. Why did you pick this particular change? How would you implement it?

If you are a high school or college student in Ohio and are enrolled in a two to five-year institution in 2017, apply today for the $1,000 Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship.

Marzano Best Practices

Support student achievement with these 13 teaching strategies and practices identified in a Marzano Research Lab study!



On a yearly basis, we update lists of resources for college scholarships and career opportunitues.

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Courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Congressional District 40-California 2014 - 2015 Edition

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Vocational Education Opportunities

Student Art Competition

  • The Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is held annually, and is open to students in grades 9-12 residing in the 40th District.  The competition’s winning entry is placed on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year.  The winning artist receives a scholarship and a trip to Washington, DC, in the company of a guardian.  If you’re interested in this competition, please call my District Office at (323) 721-8790, or email

Internship Opportunities

United States Service Academies

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Rove Pest Control in Minnesota is excited to offer the Rove Pest Control Scholarship for
Class of 2017 graduates. Applicants for this scholarship must be attending
college by the Fall 2017 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This
scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.

Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award Amount: $500
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can
be found at: