University of Southern Indiana

Outside Scholarships for Minorities

USI Student Financial Assistance has gathered these financial resources from outside sources. USI does not endorse any of the outside organizations listed on this page. It is not recommended that you apply for scholarships that require the payment of a fee. Also, do not provide personal information, such as your Social Security number, to any organization unless you are certain that the information is being used for a legitimate purpose.


AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
The AICPA Minority Scholarship Award program provides awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate minority students who plan to pursue the CPA licensure.

For further information, contact the AICPA by e-mailing      

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

For additional information, contact the American Chemical Society at 800-277-5558, ext. 6250 or email    

Blue River Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
The Blue River Community Foundation(BRCF)administers over 80 scholarships through one general application. The criteria varies for each scholarship.

For additional information, visit their website.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
If you wish to apply for a grant through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), your tribe should be contacted for information and applications.

For help in locating your tribe, use the Web link below. Note that the Web site below is privately operated and may not be complete. Index of Federally-recognized Native American Tribes   

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please email 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
As the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range of scholarship programs, including Gates Millennium Scholars

For more information, you may contact the Hispanic Scholarship Fund by calling 877-HSF-INFO.

Johnson County Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities 
Generous donors have set up scholarships through the Johnson County Community Foundation. They often know how hard it is to meet all of the college costs, and want to ease that burden on students and families.

For additional information, visit 

Minorities in Government Finance
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level.

For additional information, e-mail Robert Kotchen at the Government Finance Officers Association,, or call 312/977-9700.    

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of $1,000,000. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer of 2011 for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.

Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.     

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Regions will award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 academic school year.

For additional information, please visit the web site

SADCO Hispanic Scholarships
The Sociedad Amigos de Columbia (SADCO)(Friends of Columbia Society) will award 20 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Four scholarships will be based on academic achievement and eighteen scholarships will be based on need.

For additional information, please visit the web site or email

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. 

For additional information, please visit the web site

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