NATIONWIDE (BlackNews.com) — February is here again, and Black History month is being celebrated all around the world. Many television channels have launched special programming for the month, companies have launched special advertising campaigns, and many of their foundations have launched scholarship programs.
Below are the top 10 Black history month scholarships with deadlines in February 2014:
#1 – The Frito-Lay “Create to Celebrate” Black History Month Art Contest encourages applicants to submit online an original piece of art created in any medium (video, song, photo, sculpture, painting, etc) that celebrates African American achievement.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/frito-lay-create-to-celebrate-black-history-month-art-contest.html
#2 – The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/coca-cola-pay-it-forward-scholarship-program.html
#3 – The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition is offered by the Royal Bank of Canada for Canadian students. The essay consists of writing in 750 words or less on how black Canadians have contributed toward the heritage of Canada.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/rbc-black-history-month-student-essay.html
#4 – The 100 Black Men of America Future Leader Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and community service.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/12/100-black-men-of-america-future-leader.html
#5 – The Jerry Bartow Scholarship Fund, offered by the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP), awards three scholarships each year for undergraduate students who are attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Students must major in business, engineering, technology, or education.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/black-executive-exchange-program-jerry.html
#6 – The Kroger “I Can Make History” Contest will award more than $71,000 in prizes in the categories of art, essay, music and poetry. Celebrating Black History month, Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, is using the contest to recognize the contributions of African Americans in the past and in the future.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/kroger-i-can-make-history-contest.html
#7 – The GEICO Achievement Award Program helps current college students who are sophomores and juniors earn scholarship money to complete their education. Eligible students must be enrolled in a business, computer science, or mathematics program.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/01/geico-achievement-award-program.html
#8 – The Regions Riding Forward Black History Month Scholarship is awarded each year to high school students and college students. Interested students may apply by writing an essay about African-Americans who have inspired them.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2014/01/regions-riding-forward-black-history.html
#9 – LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships are targeted toward minority undergraduate and graduate students, offering scholarships for students interested in careers in advertising, marketing or public relations. Students must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non-Hispanic) or Hispanic.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/lagrant-foundation-scholarships.html
#10 – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who plan to major in health-related studies. Academic achievement, leadership qualities and service to the community are required.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/congressional-black-caucus-general-mills-health-scholarship.html