Students of Color Resources

Organizations

Temple Women of Color
Honorables of Color — a discussion group for students of color in the Temple Honors program
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL)
Multicultural Education and Training
The Burrow 
Student Organizations
Creative People of Color Collective


Scholarships and Grants

In addition to the Tyler General Scholarship application, students can search for scholarships based on many factors, including ethnicity, gender, and interests.  There are also undergraduate research grants (and the Tyler Dean's grant for both undergrad and grad students) for which students can apply.

To schedule an appointment for a personalized scholarship or grant search, please email Associate Vice Dean Carmina Cianciulli at carmina@temple.edu.

Scholarships for students of color can be found on the multicultural scholarship page: http://tyler.temple.edu/multicultural-student-scholarships

Don’t forget to also look at the Tyler Scholarships and Grants page for more information.


Study Abroad Scholarships

Temple University is committed to helping as many students as possible study abroad, and to help facilitate that, has set aside scholarship money specifically to help students do that.  Tyler students have been very well reprensented amoungst students who have received these funds, so do not think that you cannot study abroad because you can't afford it.  The Education Abroad office has a list of scholarships, both internal and external, just for students studying abroad, so make sure you check their list and apply for as many of the awards as you qualify for.  And remember that your Temple financial aid award will follow you abroad as long as you coordinate your study-abroad experience with the Education Abroad office.

Most scholarship deadlines are also listed in the WHAT.


Tyler Scholarships

Tyler is happy to announce the annual scholarship review, open to Tyler full-time undergraduate students.  Scholarships are available for spring and/or fall/spring of the following year.

Most of these scholarships are need based but we don't use FAFSA information.  We understand that FAFSA doesn't tell the whole story, and that many students don't qualify for federal aid, and therefore can't use the FAFSA.  We ask for a financial need narrative.  Tell us your story of why you need the aid.  We take that into consideration when making the awards.  Typically, winners are those who give back to the community, i.e. volunteer at Tyler or Temple, lead a student organization, work in the community, etc.  The faculty scholarship committee carefully reviews all applications carefully.

The completed applications must be sent to tylersch@temple.edu by the established deadline and must be submitted electronically.  A committee comprised of faculty and administrators will review all applications for  awards.  Many thanks to the generous donors who made these awards possible.  

Instructions for the application:  Type directly into the application fields and then save and email or print, scan and email (depending on your browser, you often can't save the document with the fields filled in).  Make sure you copy yourself on the email to see if the fields are all filled in.

 

Go to the Tyler scholarships webpage for the application.

 


General Minority Student Scholarships
 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program includes specific scholarships for traditional minority students.

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS

The United Negro College Fund administers the Gates Millennium Scholars Program in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Organization of Chinese Americans and the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars. UNCF’s mission is to enhance the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for member colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students and faculty of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).


Latino and Hispanic Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
 

HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. Scholarship is open to students who are Hispanic or of Hispanic descent. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico, be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year, and be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year 2009-2010. Additionally, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Awards Available: varies. Amount $500 – $5000.

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND – GENERAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund – General College Scholarship is available to students who are of Hispanic citizens. You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and plan to be enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program at a two- or four-year U.S. accredited institution. You must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete a FAFSA, and be pursuing your first undergraduate or graduate degree to be eligible for this award. Awards Available: varies. Amount: $1000 – $5000.

CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships of $1,000; $2,500 and $5,000. This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.

FIRST IN MY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The First in My Family Scholarship Program, developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, offers scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college and have financial need. The program is open to Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.


African American and Minority Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
 

BLACK COLLEGE DOLLARS SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

This free scholarship search, geared for African-American students, contains more than 300 scholarships searchable by GPA requirement, academic and career interest, and application deadline. This directory is a part of The Sallie Mae Fund’s multi-faceted African-American College Access Initiative, launched in October 2005, to improve access to higher education among African-American students. Produced by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.
 

THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND (UNCF)

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF provides operating funds for 38 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training.

NAACP Scholarships

NAACP hosts a variety of scholarships listed at: www.naacp.org/page/s/scholarship2 for members of their organization.
 

JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA FOUNDATION’S NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Jack and Jill of America Foundation’s National Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors who will become and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four year post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year working toward a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition and room & board ranging from $1,500 to $ 2,500.

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship

Through this annual scholarship program, we seek to recognize three African American Males who will graduate in the spring of 2016 from a Philadelphia area high school. The scholarships are awarded to students who have exhibited exceptional academic performance, excellence in leadership and dedication to community service. Award Amounts: Three (3) $2,000 One Year Scholarships. Deadline: March 31.


Native American and Alaskan Native Scholarship and Grant Opportunties
 

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship is available to a student of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. You must be enrolled full time at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or technical school to qualify. Awards available: varies. Amount: equal to $2000.

AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP – DAR

The American Indian Scholarship is open to Native American undergraduate and graduate students. You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, demonstrate financial need and have proof of your American Indian heritage to be considered for this award. Preference is given to undergraduate students. Awards Available: varies. Amount equal to $500.

NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION GRANT – PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, U.S.A.

The Native American Education Grant is available to Alaska Native or Native American students. You must be enrolled full- time at an accredited college or university and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. You must also be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to students who are members of the Presbyterian Church. Awards Available: varies. Amount $500 – $1500.

THE AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. Tribal colleges, the vast majority of which are located on or near reservations, provide opportunity and access to post-secondary education where once there was none. Offering accredited degrees while keeping Indian culture and tradition at the heart of their curricula, tribal colleges are changing the face of Indian education, one graduate at a time. The Fund disburses approximately 5,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through continued education. As part of its support of the tribal colleges, the Fund also provides support for other needs at the schools ranging from capital support to cultural preservation activities.


Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
 

THE ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Based in Washington, DC, APIASF was formed in 2003.

ASIAN PACIFIC FUND

The Asian Pacific Fund helps talented and disadvantaged youth pursue their goals by offering over 10 scholarships.

JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE

The Japanese American Citizens League currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

U.S. PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) offers scholarships for high school seniors nationwide for their post-secondary education.

ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE AMERICANS

For over 10 years, OCA has provided assistance to deserving APA students achieve the ultimate dream of a college education. The diverse group of scholarships are based on factor such as achievement and financial need. These scholarships are available to APA high school seniors entering their first year of college in the upcoming Fall Quarter or Semester.

HUSSAN Scholarship

Must be High-reaching and underprivileged student who demonstrates the potential to succeed despite adversity. Must be a student of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries descent, which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Must be enrolled in a college or university in the Philadelphia region. Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. One $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: April 5