Available Scholarships

Dell Scholars Award - This program is designed to assist students who have a financial need while heading to college.  The best part is they do not ask for grades or a list of extracurriculars, simply your desire to achieve a bachelor’s degree.  Being a member of Upward Bound allows you to fulfill the basic requirement of this scholarship application, all you have to do is apply.  The application is an online process and does take some time, but it is worth your efforts.  The scholarship covers tuition, books, fees, and room/board.  There are also possibilities of the scholarship covering internship and study abroad programs.  Really, this is a competitive scholarship, but I know if you put forth the effort, this is an attainable goal!  In addition, we can help you complete the application.

To read more about the Dell Scholars Program simply click here.

 Gates Millenium Scholarship - This is another comprehensive scholarship open to African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students.  Again, this is an extensive application process, but everyone has the capability of completing it.  If you have questions visit the website below and/or ask UB for assistance.  We are here to help!

To read more about Gates Millennium Schoars simply click here

USA Funds Scholarship - If you are a senior this year or even a past student please look into the USA funds scholarship below.  USA Funds is an organization formed with the purpose of helping students from backgrounds similar to UB students.  Scholarships are awarded out of a $1,000,000 pool, so please be sure to apply early!

  • Applications can only be submitted online and are due by February 15, 20XX

For information on the USA Funds Scholarship, including what is available, click here: USA Funds Scholarship Information

For answers to questions you may have about the USA Funds Scholarship, click here: FAQ about USA Funds Scholarship

For a direct link to the USA Funds Scholarship application page, click here: USA Funds Application

BEST BUY Scholarships - BEST BUY is awarding up to $1.2 Million in scholarships for students in grades 9-12. That’s 1,200 scholarships of $1,000 each. Check the following websites for application instructions and deadlines. Apply online at www.at15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - The award: $6,000 per year. Number of winners about 100. It’s renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline is usually in April.


Kodak Scholarships - The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges.


 National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships - The award: amounts to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February. Go to the website for details, or contact from aid officials at your college.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA) - The award: for undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Go to web site for GPA requirements and details.


Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships - The award: This is a major competition with hundreds of awards going to “scholars,” with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply on-line. The deadline is October 31.


Ambassadorial Scholarships - The award: This is the prestigious “Rotary” organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the “host” country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a 3 month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.


Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund - The award: Students must be studying at a HBCU which is a member of the UNCF. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition. Approx. 60 students are selected. The deadline is April 1.


National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships - The award: The student competitors can be seniors or already in college. They must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing.


Harry S. Truman Scholarship - The award: The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A “nomination” package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1st.


 National Association of Hispanic Journalists - The award: from $1000 – $5000 Students interested in journalism as a career can apply. Deadline is Feb 28th. See web site for application and information.


National Association of Black Journalists - NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $25,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.


Hispanic College Fund Scholarships - Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: April.


Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards - The award: These awards are granted to high school or college students (17> 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography,

jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1 or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).


Society of Women Engineer Scholarships - These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amount are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. The deadline for students already in college is February 1st but is May 15 for high school seniors entering an “accredited” program.