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Scholarship Announcements: Asian Female Scholars and Thurgood Marshall Scholars

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Happy weekend, all you scholarship seekers! It’s another record hot day here — but hey, all the better to stay inside, in the cool air conditioning, applying for scholarships, right?!

As you know, every weekend at FinancialAidFinder, I try to make your search a little bit easier by posting about hot scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines. With the summer dwindling down and back-to-school sales taking off, the scholarship world is a little quieter than usual. So this week, I have two great scholarship leads for minorities: one for Asian American women studying business and one for students attending a Historically Black College or University.

I also have a piece of advice for all your scholarship seekers: While the application market is a bit slower, now is a great time to work on your personal statement. Spend a few hours editing and fine-tuning it, and then give it to a trusted friend or adviser for review. You can also visit the Financial Aid Finder’s scholarship section for advice on writing winning scholarship essays.

1. The Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund: $2,500
Established in 2006, the Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages supports exceptional Asian female students who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship. Qualified candidates must be women of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, who are enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. Additionally, she must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be involved in a leadership role in a community or non-profit organization and/or a record of entrepreneurial achievement. The application deadline is stated on the website.

2. Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
If you are attending a Historically Black College of University (HBCU), you may be eligible for a Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholarship. To apply, you must submit an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words answer one of the following questions:

What made you choose to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)?

How have you made a difference on your college campus and what legacy will you leave behind once you have graduated?

If you are a first generation college student, what does it mean to be the first in your family to attain a college degree?

In addition, you must submit a transcript and a resume that details any honors and awards you have received, plus your voluntary activities. One letter of recommendation must be also be submitted, which addresses your academic ability, character, reputation or professional aptitude. The application deadline is stated on the website.

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