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Quite a few sources for funding a Business education are available to minority students. To find out what local opportunities you may be eligible for, call your local Chamber of Commerce and ask for the names of local business professional organizations.
Many of these organizations offer local scholarships. The following are a sampling of some of the national scholarship programs available to fund a Business education.
Computer Science and Engineering Scholarships
ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
This scholarship program is open to all ROTC cadets who are undergraduate students majoring in fields related to communications and electronics, including electrical or communications engineering, electronics, mathematics, physics, computer science or technology. They must be U.S. citizens, of good moral character, and have demonstrated academic excellence. Students must plan to serve as officers in the armed forces of the United States, and demonstrate financial need.

Each renewable scholarship is $1,000 per year. Sixty scholarships are awarded each year, divided equally among Army, Navy/Marine Corps, and Air Force ROTC programs. The application deadline May 1 each year.
For more information, contact your local ROTC unit, or contact:
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Attn: Administrator, Scholarships and Awards Program
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 21053-3899
(703) 631-6149
(800) 336-4583
Fax: (703) 631-4693
BMW/SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
This program is open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and who plan to obtain a degree in engineering. Applicants must have a 3.75 grade point average and rank in the 90th percentile in both mathematics and verbal on the ACT or SAT scores.
This four-year scholarship is $6,000, paid at the rate of $1,500 per year. One scholarship is awarded annually. The deadline for applications is December 1 of each year.
For more information, contact:
Society of Automotive Engineers
Attn: Engineering Scholarship Program
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096-0001
(412) 776-4841
CLARE BOOTHE LUCE SCHOLARSHIPS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
This scholarship program is intended to encourage women to study, graduate, and teach in fields where there have traditionally been obstacles to their advancement, including: physics, chemistry, engineering (electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, civil, nuclear, and other engineering disciplines and computer sciences. The program is open to all female undergraduate students (particularly juniors and seniors) majoring in any of the above areas who are U.S. citizens and attending one of the following universities: Boston University, Colby College, Creighton University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Marymount University, Mount Holyoke College, Mundelein College, St. John's University, Santa Clara University, Seton Hall University, Trinity College, University of Notre Dame, or Villanova Preparatory School.

The amount awarded varies by institution. The awards generally include a stipend for the cost of room and board, tuition and other fees or expenses. The awards are for two to four years. Contact the school you are attending for their application deadline.
For more information on the program, contact:
Clare Boothe Luce Fund
c/o Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
111 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020
(212) 489-7700
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS
These scholarships provide financial assistance to undergraduate women majoring in engineering. The program is open to all junior and senior year women majoring in either electrical engineering or computer science at an accredited school. Students are expected to be active supporters and contributors to the Society.

The scholarship is $1,000 per year. Four scholarships are awarded to junior women each year, Three for senior women. The deadline for applications is February 1 of each year.
For more information, contact:
Society of Women Engineers
120 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3902
(212) 509-9577
MICROSOFT CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIPS
This scholarship program, sponsored by the major U.S. software company, is open to all students who have completed their freshman year of college, as well as to first year master's degree students. Students must be studying towards a degree in computer science or computer engineering and exhibit career interest in the field of microcomputer software. Ten one-year stipends, $1,000 each, are awarded annually. Applications are due by February 1 of each year.
For more information, or an application, contact:
Society of Women Engineers
(Microsoft Corporation Scholarships)
120 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3902
(212) 509-9577
SOCIETY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This program provides financial assistance to Mexican American students interested in pursuing engineering as a career. Applicants must be members of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, American citizens, and accepted or participating in an engineering program at the undergraduate level. Selection is based on financial need, academic record, and willingness to perform service for the Mexican American community.

The 20 stipends awarded annually range from $300 to $500 each.
For more information, contact:
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
Attn: National President
P.O. Box 6650
Torrance, CA 90504
TECHFORCE PRE-ENGINEERING PRIZE

This program helps finance the education of underrepresented minority high school seniors who are planning to pursue a career in engineering. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to engineering as a career.

Semifinalists receive $500 for one year, primary finalists receive $1,000 per year for four years, and top scholars receive an additional $2,500 per year for four years. Awards are given to ten semifinalists, ten primary finalists, and two top scholars each year. Students must be enrolled at a participating school, and receive a recommendation from their department

For more information on the program, talk to your department head. To receive a list of participating schools, mail your name and address to:

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME)
3 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001-2281


TEXACO SCHOLARSHIPS

This program provides financial assistance to undergraduate women majoring in engineering. All women who are student members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), who are U.S. citizens, in their junior year, and in the top 20 percent of their class are eligible to apply. Students must be majoring in chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, or petroleum engineering.

The award is a stipend of $2,000, and a $500 travel grant provided for the recipient to attend the annual SWE national convention/student conference.The stipend is for one year, but may be renewed as long as the applicant remains in the top 20 percent of her class. Two scholarships are awarded each year. Applications are due by February 1 of each year.

For more information, contact:
Society of Women Engineers
120 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3902
(212) 509-0224
(800) 666-1SWE

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