Minority Scholarships

Written by Seth Cotterell
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It is an unfortunate fact that most minorities are seriously under represented in higher education. There are often economic, social, or other factors that hinder minority students from attending college. What limits most minority students from earning a college degree is their difficulty meeting the cost of higher education.

Scholarships for Minorities

Because minorities face economic and other social disadvantages, the US government and private organizations have set aside scholarships intended solely to assist minority students meet the cost of college tuition. African Americans, Hispanics, women, and members of other minority groups can be awarded special college scholarships.

Sometimes, these minority scholarships are based on financial need. They are often intended to help minorities from poor areas pay for school. Young people from poor neighborhoods in the inner city and those from poor rural areas too can be awarded aid that will mean the difference between a college degree and good career or a low paying, monotonous job.

Other minority scholarships are awarded based on individual achievement and performance. Minority students with high grades or athletic abilities can have access to additional college scholarship money. If you are a member of a minority group, consult your financial aid office or a financial aid website for available scholarships and eligibility requirements.


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