Minority scholarships are offered to give smaller groups of people in a population that may not have an equal opportunity for college funding as the larger population. These smaller populations are normally grouped by location, gender, ethnicity, and religion. For example, there is a shortage of women in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), so we are seeing more scholarships for minorities in engineering. In this case, women are considered the minority. Some other types of scholarships that we are seeing being offered are Hispanic minority scholarships, minority scholarships for African Americans, minority scholarships for graduate school, and minority scholarships for high school seniors to just name a few. Additionally, a trend that is forming in the minority scholarship arena out of war are refugee scholarships, children of veterans scholarships, and scholarships for students who have served in the military.
At Fund for Thought, we do not offer specifically minority scholarships, because we only accept 250 applicants for each of our 48 scholarships, on a first come first serve basis. By doing exactly that, we give each applicant a better opportunity to receive an award. Please click on the SCHOLARSHIPS tab at the top of the page to explore the scholarships offered; the next deadline for entry is November 30.