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External Scholarships

External scholarships are privately funded scholarships that are usually sponsored by companies, high schools, professional organizations, private donors etc. These scholarships are not directly affiliated with Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the recipients may or may not be TAMUK students. The eligibily criteria  for external scholarships varies widely but generally include academic performance, community affiliations, financial need, or other unique criteria determined by the sponsoring individual or organization. Please note that Texas A&M University-Kingsville does not endose or certify legitamacy of any scholarship or search engine listed on this page.

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Make sure you are aware of financial scams when applying for external scholarships. Avoid scholarship organizations that charge a fee to help you find scholarships. Most legitamite scholarship search engines and applications are free and should not ask for personal information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, or banking information.

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External Scholarship Opportunities

American Legion Scholarships

Child/Children, or legally adopted child/children, of active duty United States military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at a U.S. school of higher education.

American Chemical Society Scholarships

If you are an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology, you may be eligible.

American Indian College Fund

Offers scholarships to American Indian students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in either a tribal college or a selected mainstream university. Follow "Scholarships & Students" link or go to the Mainstream College Scholarships page.

American Indian Graduate Center

Offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate American Indian students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities.

Artistic Excellence in Print Design and Marketing Scholarship

Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate that meets the scholarship criteria.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Offers scholarships to Asian and/or Pacific Islander Americans attending college for the first time.

Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund

Offers six $2,500 scholarships to Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship, are enrolled full-time, and carry a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. from an accredited four year undergraduate program in the U.S.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities, ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and the ability to succeed in college.

AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarship

Enrolled in an earth science education or geoscience degree program.

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

The purpose of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Society of Actuaries (SOA) scholarship program is to provide scholarships for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.

Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund

The Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund sets itself apart from other programs by its combination of financial assistance and leadership training for the workplace. Adelante provides forty $2,500 to $3,000 annual scholarships to deserving Hispanic college students.

American Architectural Foundation (AAF)-Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship

The American Architectural Foundation awards scholarships to minority or disadvantaged high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture in an NAAB-accredited program. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500.

American Chemical Society-Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society sponsors a scholarship program designed to encourage Hispanic, African-American, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)-Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students provide competitive awards to outstanding full-time undergraduate minority students and full-time graduate students (who are not CPAs) seeking a Master's degree in accounting or taxation and students pursuing a Master's in business administration, if their undergraduate degree is in accounting, are also eligible.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)-Minority Scholarship Awards

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers awards $1,000 one-time scholarships to students studying, or intending to study, chemical engineering.


Brown Foundation

Offers scholarships of $1,000 per year for two academic years to minority students entering their junior year of college in teacher education programs.

Brower Youth Awards

The Brower Youth Award is an annual national award that recognizes 6 young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy.


Coca-Cola Scholars

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards scholarships to students who exemplify the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)-Scholarship Awards

The CHCI Scholarship Awards are afforded to Latino students who have a strong commitment toward the Latino community, a history of leadership and public service, and a desire to continue contributing to the Latino community in the future.


David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund

This site lists several different scholarships.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Provides need-based grants to college students active in building the movement for social and economic justice.

DaimlerChrysler Scholarship Award

$1,000 Full-time undergraduate students attending 2 or 4-year institutions.


Elks National Foundation Scholarships

All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge.

Elder and Leemaur Publishers University Writing Scholarship

The University Writing Scholarship (UWS) is a program available to both undergraduate university/college students and high school seniors and juniors across North America. The UWS is designed to continue the development of young authors, and bring awareness of the employment opportunities in the field of writing.


Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.


Gates Millennium Scholarships

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.

GreenPal Business Scholarship

This is a $2000 award which is paid equally over four semesters. Applicants must be graduating High School Senior's or a currently enrolled business students with 3.0 or higher GPA.


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. 2. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution) 3. Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) 4. Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities 5. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity 6. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 7. Be a United States citizen.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Follow "Student Resources" link or go to the Scholarship Program page.

Hispanic College Fund

Offers scholarships to Hispanic students that demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. Follow "Scholarships/Becas"

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Offers a variety of scholarships to Hispanic students at different points in their academic careers. Follow "Scholarships" link.

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

Each year, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement awards scholarships to Latino undergraduate students of all majors.

HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

Need-based scholarship awarded to students who are looking to better themselves, who have dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply.


Interior Deluxe Scholarship

Available to students enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program. This is a general scholarship awarded each fall and spring.

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)-Humane Studies Fellowship

The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students in colleges and university throughout the United States. Students must submit an essay on mesothelioma.



La Unidad Latina Foundation

Offers scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000 to Hispanic students currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor's or master's degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.

LULAC National Educational Service Centers

Offers scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities. Under "Our Programs", follow "Scholarships" link.

Lagrant Foundation

The Lagrant Foundation mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career development workshops, professional development, mentors and internships to African American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

LINC TELACU Education Foundation

Scholarships to students in California, Illinois, Texas and New York. Scholars receive not just monetary assistance, but also counseling, leadership training, classes in time management and other subjects that help the students succeed in college.

Look Twice, Save a Life

Awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. Student must have a valid driver's license.


Martin Luther King Scholarships

Each year, the City of San Antonio MLK Commission awards scholarships to graduating high school students in Bexar County.

Morris K. Udall Foundation

Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

Multicultural Affairs Scholarship

To assist and recognize young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations.

Microsoft College Scholarships

To be eligible, you must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program at a college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application.

Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Scholarship Program

This program is open to all U.S. citizens, who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline at a college or university that is accredited in the United States are eligible for the MUST funding opportunity. Students of all underrepresented groups (Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and persons with disabilities) are encouraged to apply.

Mexican American Grocers Association (MAGA)-Scholarship Program

The Mexican American Grocers Association (MAGA) offers renewable scholarships for financially disadvantaged Hispanic students preparing for careers in sales, merchandising, or marketing in the grocery industry. Applicants must be college sophomores with a demonstrated financial need.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)- Law School Scholarship

Through its scholarship program, MALDEF seeks to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession. Scholarships are awarded to Latino students based on academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to serve the Latino community, and financial need.


National Black Police Assoc. Scholarships

The academics of law enforcement, or other related areas, for the betterment of the Criminal Justice system. Applicant must be a senior in high school.

National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE)

The National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE) provides scholarships to deserving Hispanic students that wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelors degree in a natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study at an accredited four-year institution.

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award

Undergraduates and graduate students in a 2 or 4-year institution with a declared major in: Business, Engineering, Public Relations, Mass Media, Technology, Marketing and Sports Marketing/Management.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) - Scholars Program

NACME is widely known as the nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)-Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) offers several scholarships through our Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund program. These scholarships are designed to encourage and assist Latino students pursue careers in journalism.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA)-youngARTS Program

youngARTS awards high school seniors and other 17 and 18 year old artists in the disciplines of Dance, Film and Video, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing.

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE)- Rene Matos Scholarship

Available to NHCFAE dependants, and to Hispanics, women and other minorities in general.

National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE)

Hispanic students that wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelors degree in a natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study at an accredited four-year institution.


Office Depot Scholarship

Undergraduate students attending 4-year institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: Business, International Business, Marketing, Merchandising or Information Technology.


Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship

The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship provides financial assistance to one student each year who demonstrates knowledge, passion, and a promising future in stock trading or the financial sectors.


Ron Brown Scholar Program

Offers 10 four-year scholarships to outstanding African-American high school seniors.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)/HACER Scholarship

RMHC began its support of scholarship programs in 1985 by committing $50,000 toward the first scholarships awarded through the Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER) program.


Sons of the Republic of Texas - Texas History Essay Contest

Graduating seniors in any high school may enter. History, government and English students are particularly encouraged to participate.

Siemens Foundation Competition

Encourage minority students to consider careers teaching math and science.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

SACNAS encourages minority high school, community college undergraduate and graduate students to advance within the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.

Talbot's Women's Scholarship Fund

All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.

Texas Vegetation Management Association Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to promote education and leadership and recognize outstanding students studying to become a “vegetation manager” at a college or university in Texas, and to promote careers that are related to vegetation management. Additionally eligible are members or a student of a member of the Texas Vegetation Management Association studying at any college or university.

Tylenol Scholarships

Scholarships awarded to students pursuing healthcare-related education at an accredited institution.


Undesignated Scholarships (Engineering)

To qualify, the applicant must enroll in an engineering program accredited by ABET at a university of the applicant's choice.

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)-Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.



World Studio Foundation

World studio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.


Xerox Corporation-Technical Minority Scholarship Fund

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program in the U.S.A. at the bachelor level or above.



This page was last updated on: September 03, 2014