KIPP Forward New Orleans Persistence Fund
Purpose: The purpose of the KIPP New Orleans Persistence Fund is to ensure that short-term financial emergencies do not prevent former KIPP New Orleans students from making the transition to college and/or remaining enrolled at their existing college.
- All applicants must be a graduate of a KIPP New Orleans School (either high or middle).
- All applicants must be accepted and starting, or already be enrolled at, a two or four year university; career and technical educational program; or actively enrolled in the military.
- Request for financial assistance must be directly linked to a situation that would prevent the applicant from obtaining their goal of making it to and through college.
- Requests for financial assistance cannot exceed $1,500 for any twelve month period.
- Any funds awarded through this program must be used for the purposed outlined in the grant application. Funds will not be given directly to applicant.
- All applicants must be willing to either grant back the amount awarded within a twelve month period to the Persistence Fund, or volunteer service hours over school breaks.
For questions: Nichole Bevrotte: [email protected]
KIPP National Microgrant Application:
The KIPP Forward National Microgrant Fund was created to prevent unexpected or emergency financial gaps from deterring the postsecondary education and training plans of KIPP alumni. Microgrants are intended for needs that, when addressed, will lead to enrollment, persistence or graduation from the student’s chosen postsecondary education or training program.
- This could include needs that emerged because of a regional or national crisis, such as a natural disaster or the COVID pandemic.
- Microgrants are also intended for unexpected needs that cannot be covered or addressed by the alumni's college/university or training program.
Application Link: https://kipp.embark.com/login/
Also add my email address for questions: Nichole Bevrotte [email protected]
For Current College Students; Non-School-Specific
- Sean Carter Foundation: https://www.shawncartersf.com/scholarship-fund/
- Fund for Education Abroad: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/ (for students who want to pursue study abroad; due Jan 17!)
- Hurst AACN Scholarship: https://www.hurstreview.com/AACN/ (current college students pursuing nursing; $2,500)
- Hosteling International- ($2,000 to study abroad, opens Jan 15th, 10 available)
- Wayne V. Black Scholarship: http://www.entelec.org/about/waynevblackscholarship (studying pre-law, political science or STEM; $5k)
- Intern Marketing Scholarship www.bestreviewstunt.com/scholarship
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- I Have A Dream Scholarships https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship
- Center for Advancing Opportunity Scholarship www.tmcf.org for business, criminal justice, philosophy, education, political science $7,500 per year. Attending a HBCU
- Microsoft Scholarship www.careers.microsoft.com current college students with 3.0+ GPA studying STEM
- DREF awards scholarships and internships to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Students must meet both academic and community service requirements. The application cycle is now open. Deadline for all applications is March 21, 2018.
- Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Ro Sorority
- Ozanam Inn Scholarship offered every winter ($3,000-experienced homelessness, recommendation, enrolling in post-secondary-ideal age 16-30)
- RC Blakes: https://rcblakesscholar.com/ (for HS seniors; $20k over 4 years)
- Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Legacy Scholarship for District 2 students
- MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: LINK
- Patrick Taylor Foundation Scholarships (tuition/need based)- http://www.pftaylorfoundation.org/education/scholarships/
Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- United We Dream: comprehensive list of resources / scholarships for undocumented students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Js5HtqDnDSGefNgRpogY47osSp5_fpPhNSNMbyYTn9c/edit#heading=h.dxiaoydzp61u
- DEEP’s Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Js5HtqDnDSGefNgRpogY47osSp5_fpPhNSNMbyYTn9c/edit#heading=h.dxiaoydzp61u
- Point Foundation: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/ (for LGBTQ + open to undocumented students)
- Goya Culinary Arts - www.goya.com students with 3.0+ GPA planning to pursue a 2 or 4 year degree in culinary arts (including DACA students)
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Employer Based Scholarships
- McDonalds https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/careers/training-and-education.html
- Walmart Associate Scholarship http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships
- Walmart Dependent Scholarship http://programs.applyists.com/walmartdependent/
- Starbucks: https://www.starbucks.com/careers/college-plan (free tuition for ASU’s online university)
Scholarship Database for Students
Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.
University Specific Scholarships
Delgado Community College
For Community College Students: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/community-college/
Goya Culinary Arts - www.goya.com students with 3.0+ GPA planning to pursue a 2 or 4 year degree in culinary arts (including DACA students)
University of New Orleans (http://www.uno.edu/scholarships/)
- Search in portal
- Identify scholarships you want
- Visit Financial Aid Office to ask how to apply
- The Virginia Rosanne Amato Memorial Scholarship (1/year follows student to graduation)
UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science (x2 students)
The Zonta Club Of New Orleans Workship
The Jacquelene (Jackie) Seal Book Award
Shades Of Black Book Award
Southeastern Louisiana University
Students can also search scholarships on their degree/major webpage for additional opportunities
Patrick Taylor Foundation Scholarships (tuition/need based)-