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AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are co-sponsoring a union scholars program to let those of you who qualify experience what it's like to be part of the labor movement. Visit the website for eligibility details or to apply, contact UNCF at 1-866-671-7237.

CIRI Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are available for post-secondary undergraduate and graduate studies. Education grants are offered for technical and vocational training. Scholarship and education grants are limited to eligible, qualified and selected Alaska Native beneficiaries. A completed application and all required materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for an applicant to receive full consideration.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Since 1989, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity has sponsored the Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. This annual competition is intended to challenge undergraduate juniors and seniors in colleges and universities throughout the United States to analyze ethical questions and concerns facing them in today's complex society. Please see website for suggested essay topics, guidelines and entry form.
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The Foundation Center
The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published every Friday afternoon. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grant making organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grant maker's Web site or contact the grant maker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grant maker. View the current RFPs.

The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities
The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce that scholarships are being made available for the 2011 Winter and Spring sessions. Funding will be considered by the Foundation Board of Directors to provide scholarships for university or college students who are planning a career or presently working in the field of child development, developmental disabilities or a related field.

The application can be obtained by accessing the following website:\foundationfordd

The submission deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 17, 2011. (Faxed copies will NOT be accepted.)

Any questions should be directed to Kamaria Allen at (858) 576-2909.

National Academies Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants
The National Academies consist of four organizations: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The National Academy of Sciences was created by the federal government to be an adviser on scientific and technological matters. However, the Academy and its associated organizations are private, not governmental, organizations and do not receive direct federal appropriations for their work. Studies undertaken for the government by the National Academies usually are funded out of appropriations made available to federal agencies. The great majority of the studies carried out by the National Academies are at the request of government agencies.

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. Recognized as the nation’s most prestigious Hispanic organization, NSHMBA has 39 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico serving over 21,000 members since 1988.

To be the premier organization for Hispanic business professionals.

Our Mission:
To increase the number of Hispanics graduating from master’s business degree programs through scholarships, professional development, and mentorship.

To enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development.

To be the partner of choice for organizations seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent.
To recruit and retain as life-long members a majority of Hispanic MBAs.

The application window closes on April 30, 2013.

Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified Hispanic students who plan to pursue an MBA degree at an AACSB-accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Awards range from $2,500 to $10,000, and winners are also given a full registration to attend NSHMBA’s National Conference and Career Expo, which will take place in San Antonio, Texas from October 10-12, 2013.

For application details, eligibility criteria and a link to the online application, please visit:

The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation's website lists all scholarships offered by The Foundation. Students can apply online, or download the Common Scholarship Application which allows them to apply for over 60 different scholarships using one application and submitting one set of materials.

Also, The Foundation’s website provides students with access to hundreds of local, regional, and national scholarship and financial aid websites. The website includes a Scholarship Seekers' Tool Kit, a valuable online resource providing important information about how to prepare for an interview; the importance of test scores; the taxability of scholarships; the best time to apply for financial aid, etc. Visit us online at

As the costs of attending college continue to increase, the need for scholarships becomes even greater. To learn more about The Foundation's Community Scholarship Program or to establish a scholarship fund, please call (619) 235-2300 or email

National University receives scholarship funds from Nelnet, an education and career planning resource. Please visit to begin the scholarship application process.

Scholarships Available to Accounting Students and ASWA Members.

What is ASWA?
The mission of ASWA San Diego is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

Members include partners in national, regional and local CPA firms, financial officers, controllers, academicians, staff accountants, financial analysts, data processing consultants, recent college graduates, students, and women returning to the work force.

ASWA was formed in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance. The first chapter was chartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The majority of our members have attained professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, and CFP.

The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) San Diego Chapter currently has the following scholarship awards available:

Scholarship awards available for the 2012-2013 School Year are as follows:

  1. Undergraduate Scholarship: One $750 award to support the cost of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Associate or Certificate Scholarship: One $500 award to support the cost of attending 1st or 2nd year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related Associates Degree or to support the cost of attending a Certificate program in Accounting. In addition to the scholarship award, all scholarship recipients will be eligible to attend ASWA San Diego’s meetings and events at the member price for one year from the date of award.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in the appropriate educational program
  • Applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

How do I find out more and apply?

  • Specific scholarship criteria as well as the Scholarship Application can be found by visiting the ASWA San Diego website at

Deadline for applying is January 31, 2013. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. Questions may be directed to Pebbles Dumon, ASWA Treasurer & Scholarship Chair, at

The Get Schooled College Affordability Challenge
The Get Schooled College Affordability Challenge is a national competition created in partnership with MTV for current and aspiring college students to re-engineer the financial aid process.

The goal of the Challenge is to receive proposals for new digital tools that will help simplify the task of acquiring financial aid, particularly for low- and middle-income college students.

The Challenge's call for submissions will run from Sept. 16 to Dec. 17, 2010. In late January, three finalist concepts will be unveiled. These finalists will have the opportunity to work with a world-class innovation firm to iterate their ideas during a two-week period of intense creative collaboration. The winning individual or team will be rewarded with $10,000 and see their idea brought to life by MTV, the College Board and the Gates Foundation, with a development budget of up to $100,000. The final winning design will be announced in the spring of 2011.

The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship
As students receive their financial aid package, many families are looking for ways to finance their education. That is why we are offering students the chance to win up to $5,000 with the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship.

At Charter One, one of our core values is community service. We want to reward student leaders who have invested time and energy into making their community a better place. The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering.

Last year we received over 1,800 entries. Due to this demand, we are opening the contest to students nationwide, and increasing the number of awards to 40! With a total prize allocation of $50,000, we are awarding (1) $5000 Grand Prize, (4) $2,500 Second Prizes, and (35) Third Prizes. Scholarship entries will be accepted April 1 – April 30.


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