Ron Brown Scholarships The award: 10,000 for 10 to 20 students. It's renewable. Academic merit, Leadership, community service, all fields. The deadline is unusually in January. This is one of most prestigious scholarships and it's very, very competitive. Details at site. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship The award: $6,000 per year. Number of winners about 100. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, and all fields. Deadline is usually in April. For details see site. Project Excellence Scholarships The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, and all fields. Deadline: Feb. 1. Details at site.Kodak Scholarships The award: varying amounts to $5,000.Number of awards: Varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges. Details at site

Gates Millennium Scholarships

The Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year. Deadline: March 15. Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships This is a major competition with hundreds of over 250 awards going to "scholars" with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000.You can apply on-line. The deadline is October 31. Ambassadorial Scholarships This is the prestigious "rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a three-month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work. Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund. Students must be studying at a HBCU which is a member of the UNCF The award is from $1,000 to full tuition. Approx.60 students are selected. The deadline is April 1. Go to website for details. National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships The student competitors can be seniors or already in college. They must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics),art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and over 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. The selection process is ongoing. Go to the website. Harry S. Truman Scholarship The is one of the most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted to public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. You must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A "nomination" package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. The deadline is February 1st.Go to website for details. Hispanic College Fund Scholarships Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: April. Go to website for details. Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1, or April 1 (for registration in specific regions).

American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship

This is a scholarship for minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to $3,000. Generally 20 students are selected. Deadline is December 6. Go to website for details.