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Herbert Lehman Scholarships for African-American Students -- Deadline: March 31

The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national scholarship program that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate and law students. The scholarship was established in 1964 and is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York State. LDF chose to honor Senator Lehman in recognition of his integrity, persistence, and valor on behalf of numerous civil rights causes. Herbert Lehman Scholarships were initially awarded to help African-American students attend formerly segregated four-year colleges and universities in the South and to increase the number of African-Americans in the legal profession. Today, the Lehman Scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding character who are entering college for the first time and who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student. Application materials are available by email address below and are due by March 31st.

UNCF Program Services Scholarships

The United Negro College Fund has various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, deadlines and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF Program Services Scholarship, you must apply through the online application process. The link below will direct you to the UNCF Program Services Scholarship website where you can learn more on the available scholarship opportunities.


Harvard University

Harvard University has announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only 10 percent of the students in Elite higher education come from families in lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."

If you know of a family earning less than $65,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free ... no tuition and no student loans!

In addition, Harvard announces reduced fees for students from families with incomes between $65,000 and $80,000. To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $65,000 a year visit Harvard's financial aid website at:

Harvard University Gazette: Harvard expands financial aid for low- and middle-or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.


SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

For the sixth consecutive year, SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where students can win a $1,000 scholarship for education expenses at an accredited college or private career school. This year we are expanding our program to include current college students. If you are a high school senior planning to attend college or a current college student who will be continuing their undergraduate studies in the fall of 2012, you are eligible to enter our sweepstakes.

It's FREE to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. Each $1,000 scholarship check will be payable to the winner's school of attendance. Only one entry per person for each drawing; however, you can register after each drawing for the next one.


African-America Single Mothers

The Sister Thea Bowman Foundation has four scholarships for African-American single mothers and their two kids (up to 9 yrs old ) to attend the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. The Foundation will grant $30,000.00 over a period of four years to the College of St. Mary on behalf of each student. In return the College of St. Mary will match that grant with an additional $24,000.

The student must be an African-American single mother who has completed high school. She must be from low income housing. She must be able to gain admission to College of St. Mary. She need not be Catholic. Each student will have an African-American mentor during her course of study at the College of St. Mary. Each student will also have an African-American host family from Omaha who will also serve as mentor.

Each mother may take up to two children with her to the College of St. Mary. The cut
off age for the child is nine. Each mother will live in a dorm with other single mothers and their children. This dorm has been especially renovated to accommodate mothers and their children.

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