Minority students can apply to special scholarship programs
Minority students have the option to send their funding applications to programs exclusively committed in aiding their ethnicity
Paying for college is though for anyone. Accredited online universities and their traditional counterparts have been increasing their tuition fees at a staggering rate, leaving students wondering how will they ever be able to pay for their offline or online degree programs.
Lots of people believe that students of accredited online universities have it easier, but that’s not exactly the case. Tuition for some online degree programs is just as high or even higher. That’s why it’s important as a student to start looking for scholarship opportunities as soon as possible.
And for certain segments of the population, a number of unique opportunities exist to help defray these costs. We’re not talking about standard scholarships which are usually awarded based on merit, but about special scholarship programs which are targeting a specific type of student.
Minority scholarship is a term that groups grant opportunities for minorities, LGBTQ and women. These bursaries are often offered to supplement financial aid or to assist students who are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. There’s also one other important aspect we need to note here – minorities can receive more than one scholarship, so it might be worthwhile to investigate with different organizations whether they offer this type of scholarships.
In what follows we’ll share with you one such scholarship which targets the Asian and Pacific Islander minority. It is offered by one of the largest carriers in the US, AT&T in conjunction with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The latter is one of the largest organizations that provide scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who find themselves in financial need. The scholarship is worth $2,500.
In order to be eligible to receive the money you will have to be in the process of enrolling in a US accredited college or university with a full-time program. Only first-year students are eligible to apply for this grant.
Furthermore, you’ll have to boast a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and have applied for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The deadline for this scholarship is January 11, 2018 so you have plenty of time to apply to it. Remember only students who are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent can apply for this program. Other minorities won’t be taken into consideration.
If you aren’t of this ethnicity don’t despair. There are plenty of other funding opportunities waiting for you out there. For example, for Latino students there’s the Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarship which offers a $5,000 grant to Hispanic students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 GPA.
In order to find the scholarships that apply to you as an individual, you need to conduct a bit of research. Open your browser and type something among these lines: “your ethnicity/nationality scholarships”. Access the first results and check to see if the grants truly comply with your criteria. Good luck!