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$5,000 Scholarships for Design Students and Others

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Local Colleges Get Money to Fix Up Your Home

Called the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program and referred to as Program #14.520 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program assists Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The HBCU program also encourages greater citizen participation in the local/neighborhood planning process and, ultimately, in development of their localities’ and States’ Consolidated Plan for submission to HUD. Contact: Ophelia Wilson, Office of University Partnerships, Office of Policy Development and Research, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-3061, extension 4390. FAX (202) 708-0309.

Visit: OPHELIA_WILSON@hud.gov

New Mexico Graduates Receive $25,000

The New Mexico Commission on Higher Education has created a loan-for-service program designed to increase the number of ethnic minorities and women available to teach in an academic discipline in which ethnic minorities and women are demonstrably underrepresented in New Mexico public colleges and universities. If eligible the maximum award is $25,000 per year. Contact the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, 1068 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505; 505-476-6500; Continue reading

Scholarships for Minorities

(Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program 10.220)
This program is designed to increase the ethnic and cultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional work force, and to advance the educational achievement of minority Americans. Money is given to colleges and universities that have a demonstrable capacity to attract, educate, and graduate minority students for careers as agriscience and agribusiness professionals. Contact the National Program Leader, Education Programs, CSREES, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 2251, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250; 202-720-1973; Continue reading

Local Colleges Get Money to Fix Up Your Home

Called the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program and referred to as Program #14.520 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program assists Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The HBCU program also encourages greater citizen participation in the local/neighborhood planning process and, ultimately, in development of their localities’ and States’ Consolidated Plan for submission to HUD. Contact: Ophelia Wilson, Office of University Partnerships, Office of Policy Development and Research, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-3061, extension 4390. FAX (202) 708-0309.

Visit: OPHELIA_WILSON@hud.gov

Money for Spouses and Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans to Go to School

(Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance 64.117)
The program provides partial support to those seeking to advance their education who are qualifying spouses, surviving spouses, or children of deceased or disabled veterans who, as a result of their military service, have a permanent and total (100 percent) service connected disability, or a service personnel who have been listed for a total of more than 90 days as currently Missing in Action, or as Prisoners of War. Spouse, surviving spouse, or child of a deceased or disabled veteran can receive monthly payments to be used for tuition, books, subsistence, for courses, training, or college. Benefits may be awarded for pursuit of associate, bachelor, or graduate degrees at colleges and universities, as well as study at business, technical, or vocational schools. Contact Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Office, Washington, DC 20420; 202-273-7132, 800-827-1000; Continue reading