BMI Student Composer Awards – only from countries in the western hemisphere
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
Amount: $500 - $5,000
Requirements: Must be a citizen of a country in the Western Hemisphere. Must be under the age
of 28 and studying music either in school or privately. Music or song must be original work and not previously
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – but candidates for transfer scholarship must have attended an accredited two-year
institution in the US
Award Amount: varies
Requirements: Organization offers a Young Scholars Program, Undergraduate Transfer
Scholarships and Graduate Scholarships. Requirements vary.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship Program – Residency required, but not citizenship
Phone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2415
Must be legally blind in both eyes, and residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United
States institution in the 2010 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed
full-time while attending school part-time, and must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all
scheduled scholarship program activities.
Orphan Foundation of America
21351 Gentry Drive Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166
Requirements: Must have
been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday OR have been adopted or taken into
legal guardianship out of foster care or upon the death of their parents after their 16th birthday OR have lost both
parents to death before the age of 18 and not been subsequently adopted or taken into legal guardianship. Must be
enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-secondary program at the undergraduate level and under the age of 25
on March 31 of the year in which they apply. U.S. citizenship is not required, but must have been in foster care or
orphaned while living in the United States.
Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNA) – however, TIN is required
Contact: Stacey Staniak
Award Amount: varies
Requirements: Must be officially enrolled in college,
in good standing and have at least one full year of school remaining. Must send a video tape of 15 minutes or less
showing journalistic skills, a one page statement of why your seeking a career in electronic journalism, and a
letter of recommendation from your dean or faculty advisor stating you are a good candidate for the scholarship.
TELACU Education Foundation
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000
Requirements: Must be a first-generation college student from a low-income family and
enrolled full-time at one of our partnering colleges and universities. Open to all fields of study but special
consideration may be given to students pursuing careers in Business, Engineering and Science. See website for
specific residency requirements. No citizenship requirement. Minimum 2.5 GPA.