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Scholarships and Grants - Outside Organizations

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Scholarships and Grants - Outside Organizations

Scholarships are gifts from donors or organizations that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships may come from a variety of sources -- community groups, corporate or donors, each with its own requirement and application process. They are an excellent resource for applicants and students seeking help with the cost of their education and can help reduce the dependence on loans to cover educational costs. Applicants and students are encouraged to search and apply for as many scholarships as possible.

Below you will find links to online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards.

Francis D. Lyon Graduate Fellowship – The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity offers a scholarship annually to graduate students in filmmaking and related majors including theatre and writing. Applicants do not have to be a member of the fraternity to apply.

Black Women Film Network Scholarship – BWFN offers a scholarship to women of color pursuing a career in film and television.

Islamic Scholarship Fund – ISF offers a scholarship to Muslims or students active in the Muslim community. Supported majors include TV/Film Production and Acting.

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee offers a scholarship to Arab-American students studying Mass Communications at the undergraduate and graduate school level.

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship – Against The Grain Productions offers a scholarship to Asian-American students pursuing a major in performing and visual arts. Supported majors include film, theatre and photography.

NBC Universal/LNESC Scholarship – The NBC Universal/LNESC Scholarship is offered to undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry.

Haz La U Scholarship – Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation offer a scholarship to graduating high school seniors of Hispanic or Latino descent. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or DACA eligible.

CINTAS Creative Writing and Visual Arts Fellowship – The CINTAS Foundation offers two separate fellowships to students who have Cuban citizenship or are direct descendants studying creative writing, photography, video and media arts.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism – The Perecman Firm offers a scholarship for students living with autism or whose close family member lives with autism.

The Schwallie Family Scholarship – The Organization for Autism Research offers a scholarship to students attending two or four-year universities who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students can apply.

LGBTQ Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Scholarship – The Point Foundation also offers a targeted scholarship to LGBTQ students from BIPOC communities enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship – The Stonewall Foundation offers a scholarship to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian women.

League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships – The program is open to graduating high school students who self-identify as LGBTQ planning to attend an accredited college in the United States. The student must be a U.S. Citizen or legal immigrant.

Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship – Next Day Animations offers a scholarship to young women or gender non-conforming students of color who are currently enrolled or will begin undergraduate studies.

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