External Funding Sources


These opportunities have NOTHING to with the College at Oneonta, but why not try and apply anyway!

Ron Brown
The award: leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is unusually in January. This is one of the most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive.

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

Project Excellence
The award is $4000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline: February.

United College Fund
The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are made of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually December.

Intel Science-Talent Search
The award is from $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40 awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research project.

Gates Millennium
The Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significance financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for at 1,000 high school students a year. Nomination for 2002-2003 will be available November 2001. Deadline is March 15.

NSBE Scholarships(National Society of Black Engineers)
Award amount generally ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE. Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary, details on the website.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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 website for GPA requirements and details.

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
This is a major competition with hundreds of over 250 awards going to "scholar," 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
This is the prestigious "rotary" organizations 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 study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college.

This is the major NCAA sports association student-athletes are associated with. Awards are given in sports categories, amounts from $3000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports related study (like sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
This 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. 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. Deadline is February 1st.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Awards from $1000 - $5000 for Students interested in journalism as a career can apply. Deadline is Feb. 28. See website for application and information.

Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards
These awards are granted to high school or college students (17,19 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 A1 (for registration in specific regions.

MORE Links to Try:

Ron Brown Scholarship

Scholarships On The Net

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Truman Scholarship

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

U.S. Marine Corps Scholarships

Target Scholarships


Minority Health Program

Minority Scholarships (doctoral students in accounting)

Research Program for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB Minority Fellowships in Academic Medicine

Tylenol Scholarships

Coca Cola Scholarships

Hispanic Students - HSF

Hispanic Students - CHCI

All Students - SRN Express.com

All Students - Sallie Mae

All Students - CollegeNet

Udall Scholarships

All Students - FastWeb

All Students - Plato.org

Mitchell Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Thurgood Marshal Scholarships

STATE FARM INSURANCE Achievement Scholarships

STATE FARM INSURANCE Hispanic Scholarships

Black Excel Scholarship Gateway

Beinecke Brothers Scholarships

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship

Churchill Scholarships

Gates Scholarships

Goldwater Scholarships

James Madison Fellowships

Mellon Fellowship