Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation:
The qualified applicants must be a high school senior or college student; and/or between the ages of 18-25, and pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a US Citizen and complete the online application no later than the published deadline date (which is May 15, 2012).
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. These groups are generally not the recipients of college scholarships.
The application is available here: http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/
Nordstrom Scholarship Program
Nordstrom is awarding $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students. The Nordstrom Scholarship Program recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement.
Those eligible must be high school juniors who plan on applying for financial aid and live and attend school in one of the participating 30 states where Nordstrom currently has a full-line store; have at least a 2.7 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) throughout high school; volunteer in community services or extracurricular activities; and plan on attending an accredited four-year college or university during the four years over which the scholarship is distributed. The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.
The application deadline is May 1, 2012, and those interested may apply here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-cares-scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/ Macys
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Macy's have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduate students. This scholarship is open to Latino students who are US citizens attending selected universities (see link below). The award amount is $2,500 and will be disbursed in Fall 2012.
Eligible students have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are enrolled for the 2012-2013 academic year at one of the program's select universities.
The application deadline is May 15, 2012. More information, and the application, is available here: http://www.hsf.net/macys.aspx