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Ronald McDonald House and Dempsey Travis Scholarships for African-Americans

The Mittie, Moselynne, & Dempsey J. Travis Foundation

Scholarship Name: Dempsey Travis Scholarship Fund
Description: Entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, Dempsey Travis is President of Travis Realty Company, one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s top 100 black businesses in America. Mr. Travis is also the author of over 20 books, including An Autobiography of Black Jazz, I Refuse to Learn to Fail, The Louis Armstrong Odyssey, The Life And Times Of Redd Foxx, and An American Story In Red White and Blue. Every year, the Dempsey Travis Scholarship Fund provides numerous $1,000+ scholarships to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate financial need, leadership experience, and academic excellence (minimum 2.8 GPA) – as well as write a compelling 3-page book report on one of Mr. Travis’ books.
Award: $1,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Graduating high school seniors, new transfer students and current undergraduate students enrolling/attending Columbia College Chicago
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Contact the Columbia College financial aid office for more information.


Ronald McDonald House Charities

Scholarship Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships
Description: Since 1985, the Ronald McDonald House Charities has been providing scholarships to financial needy students to help them realize their dreams of a higher education. Today, RMHC has four different scholarship opportunities:

  • The RMHC Scholars program is a $1,000 regional scholarship for students of Asian-Pacific heritage.
  • The RMHC/African-American Future Achievers is $1,000 regional scholarship program for students of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.
  • The RMHC/HACER program is a $1,000 regional scholarship for students of Hispanic heritage.

Among the pool of HACER applicants, four will be selected for the prestigious HACER National Scholarships, which provides $100,000, payable over four years.

To apply for any RMHC scholarship, applicants must be legal U.S. residents, seniors in high school, and planning to enroll full-time in a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants are required to complete an application and include a high school transcript, letter of recommendation and a personal statement. Applicants must also include a copy of their parent’s most recent tax return (1040).
Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: To apply online, go to http://www.applyists.net and use “RMHC” as the access key.

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