Minority Students Scholarships

For additional MSUN minority scholarship opportunities, check the MSUN All Students Scholarships tab. Scholarships are organized by degree.


External scholarships are organized in alphabetical order. If you need assistance, contact 

Cristina Estrada-Underwood



African American Jewish Coalition for Justice Minority Scholarship
The AAJCJ Minority Scholarship Fund wants to help provide access to higher education for minority students who wish to pursue a career that will enable them to work for social and economic justice.

Preference will be extended to students who (a) may benefit from culturally sensitive or competent education, or who have previously faced challenges due to cultural or linguistic barriers; (b) students who are pursuing studies that will enable them to work for the benefit of others (e.g., those planning to enter education, human services, public advocacy, religious work, etc.); and (c) students who demonstrate, through writing a short essay, that they have a high potential for success. While it is not required, preference is also given to students who will be attending school in the State of Washington and will be available to appear periodically at Coalition events.

Students are invited to apply for renewable scholarships of up to $1,500 annually, with one-third paid out at the beginning of each quarter (provided that the student has successfully completed the prior quarter). The application process will include a short, written essay followed by an interview with the AAJCJ Scholarship Review Committee. Unless the deadline is extended by the Committee, all application materials must be submitted by June 30th for the academic year that begins in the fall. Generally, two scholarships will be granted each year. For more contact Don Armstrong, Chairperson, at 206-323-0974, or email inquires to darmstrong@jfsseattle.org.


American Nurses Association

Fellowships are awarded to minority students in nursing programs, on the basis of academic achievement. A variety of research grants and fellowships are available through the foundation. For additional information, please contact:

Minority Fellowship Program

600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 100W

Washington, DC 20024
(202) 651-7247



Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship

Students must be high school seniors, GED recipients, or incoming college freshman. The foundation's goal is to reduce financial barriers for African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian Pacific Islander American students with high academic and leadership promise who have a significant financial need. To obtain information go to www.gmsp.org.



Elastic Band Co. Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to ensure that underrepresented individuals have opportunities to access higher education.

To find out about the eligibility and application requirements, check the link:





Gates Millennium Scholars Program 

Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this award was established to support outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian-American, and Hispanic students. Gates Millennium Scholars can request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following disciplines: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. It varies to cover unmet need




World Studio Foundation Scholarships
This program is for students whose major or principal area of study is advertising, architecture, environmental graphics, fashion design, filmmaking, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, interior design, or landscape architecture. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, recommendations, and references. Students must show exceptional promise in your chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and be prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Applications from current high school seniors to graduate students are accepted. Send requests for application materials to:

World Studio Foundation Scholarships
225 Varick Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-1317 
Amount: $500 to $2,500
Deadline: April 27, Annually.


Xerox Corporation
This program is for minority undergraduate and graduate students studying chemistry, engineering, information management, physics, and material science. Applications may be obtained by writing to:

Technical Minority Scholarship Fund
800 Phillips Road, 205-99E
Webster, NY 14580 
Amount: up to $4,000 (undergraduate); up to $5,000 graduate
Deadline: September 15, Annually.