RISE Center Scholarship Directory

The RISE Center Scholarship Directory was compiled through the research efforts of RISE Center staff. This is not intended to be a final copy and is subject to updates throughout the year. If you have recommendations for additional scholarships, questions, or suggested edits, please contact the RISE Center. 

African American and Black Scholarships
AAJCJ- African American Jewish Coalition for Justice Minority Scholarship

The AAJCJ Minority Scholarship Fund wants to help provide access to higher education for minority students who wish to pursue a career that will enable them to work for social and economic justice.

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Applicants must be in at least their second year at an accredited degree-granting school and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants seeking a scholarship based on need must have a GPA of 2.5 or above.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE has numerous scholarships, including the Head Start NSBE Jr. Book scholarship, which is open to high school seniors. Candidates must be planning to major in a STEM subject. Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay, transcripts and letter of acceptance. There is no minimum GPA requirement.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Applicants for this award must be high school seniors who identify as African American. Successful candidates will stand out for their academic achievements and leadership potential. Students are expected to have participated in community activities and have a need for financial assistance.

American Indian/Native American/Indigenous Peoples Scholarships
American Indian Endowed Scholarship

Helps financially needy student with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies

American Indian Services Program

This program is open to students who are at least one quarter Native American who have a minimum GPA of 2.25. Applications must include a photo and a certificate of Indian blood or proof of Indian heritage.

Catching the Dream Scholarship

Applicants must be one quarter or more Native American and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Students must be either enrolled or must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis.

Federal Aviation Administration Asian American-Pacific Islander & Native American-Alaskan Native Internship Scholarship

The Federal Aviation Administration offers both minority undergraduate and graduate students scholarships if they are interested in pursuing a career with the FAA. The scholarship caters to Asian American and Pacific Islander students who are pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics, Law, Mathematics, Aviation Safety, and other related fields in aviation. To be considered eligible, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be willing to commit 15 weeks to completing an internship.

United South and Eastern Tribes

This scholarship requires applicants to be a member of one of the 26 member tribes. Applicants must have a qualifying satisfactory academic record and be enrolled in a college or university.

Wah-Tiah-Kah Scholarship

Offered by the Osage Minerals Council for the study of petroleum related subjects. Individuals who apply must provide a certificate showing a degree of Osage Indian blood. Full-time enrollment in accredited program is required.

Zuni Tribal Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled members of the Zuni Tribe and a Tribal Census Card is required. Students must be fully accepted or already enrolled in a college or university. Applicants are also required to complete and submit a financial need analysis to their school’s financial aid office.

Asians/Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and South Asians
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund was created to help create opportunities for Asian American students so that they can complete their post-secondary education and succeed in professional life. To qualify for an award between $2500 and $15,000, students must be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity and a permanent resident or U.S. citizen. Students must also have a GPA of 2.7 or higher, and be earning a degree at an accredited school. All students are required to have a financial aid application on file to be considered.

Asian Pacific Fund

APF oversees a dozen scholarship programs whose intended recipients are Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. Most require at least a 3.0 GPA and some require a desire to study a particular major.

Federal Aviation Administration Asian American-Pacific Islander & Native American-Alaskan Native Internship Scholarship

The Federal Aviation Administration offers both minority undergraduate and graduate students scholarships if they are interested in pursuing a career with the FAA. The scholarship caters to Asian American and Pacific Islander students who are pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics, Law, Mathematics, Aviation Safety, and other related fields in aviation. To be considered eligible, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be willing to commit 15 weeks to completing an internship.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

This scholarship is intended to provide much needed financial assistance for LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander students. Applicants must self-identify as at least one quarter Asian Pacific Islander and must be involved in the LGBT community. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is also necessary.

National Association of Asian American Professionals

Students who are Asian American and/or Asian Pacific Islander American students are eligible.

People with Disabilities
AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. 

AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

The AbbVie CF Scholarship provides financial assistance toward higher education for exceptional students living with cystic fibrosis (CF). 

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

The Allegra Ford Thomas scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall. 

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

All legally blind, full-time students admitted to academic and vocational training programs at the post-secondary level for the upcoming school year are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships. Part-time students who are working full-time are also invited to apply for the John Hebner Memorial Scholarship. 

Baxalta Education Advantage Scholarship

Education Advantage is a scholarship program designed to help people with bleeding conditions pay for school and continue their education. The program is open to anyone with hemophilia A or B (factor VIII or IX deficiency), including those with inhibitors, regardless of which brand of treatment they use. 

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship as long as they are enrolling in a 2 or 4 year accredited college, have a bleeding disorder themselves, and have dedicated time to volunteering in the bleeding community.

BVA Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships

Academic scholarship provided by the Blinded Veterans Association. The scholarships are limited to spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans, but the blinded veteran in question is not required to be a BVA member. Scholarships are awarded on a "most highly qualified" basis as determined by a BVA scholarship committee.

CHASA Scholarship for Childhood Stroke Survivors

CHASA is proud to offer an annual scholarship for those affected by childhood hemiplegia. Students must be 25 years of age or younger to apply. Additionally, they must be affected by either childhood hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause or by pediatric stroke - onset of the condition before the age of 18; or be currently diagnosed as having hemiplegia or hemiparesis or pediatric stroke. 

CRSB Scholarships

Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. Scholarships are given on a limited basis to those who qualify.

Cystic Fibrosis Standard Scholarship

The program is available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the upcoming fall. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. 

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

Created to honor the memory of Eric Dostie by awarding financial assistance to students with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, or to their family members. Students must be citizens of the United States, and enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four-year college program.

Faith, Hope, and Love Jesus, Inc. College Scholarship

Scholarship available to anyone diagnosed with a blood disorder or cancer before the age of 18. Applicants will be required to write an essay.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be one of the following: A.) The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, guardsman or marine who has become permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident. B.) The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, guardsman or marine who has been killed in action C.) The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, Airman, guardsman or marine who has been classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Google partnered with Lime Connect to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

HFA Educational Scholarships

Each year, HFA awards scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. There are four scholarships in three categories: Educational Scholarship, Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship, and Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship. 

Incight Scholarship

The Incight Scholarship Program is a long-term commitment to students with disabilities entering and attending college. It functions to help reduce the barriers of education advancement and completion by providing the necessary skills for youth with disabilities. We believe that this will enable young people to become self-supporting participants in their communities. Scholarship recipients are matched with an eMentor and are provided with internship placement experience as well. Applicants must have a documented disability and be attending college full time. Trade schools, community colleges, and universities are included, as well as graduate programs. Submission of application requires completion of essay questions (250 words max each), as well as a letter of recommendation.

Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship

High school seniors who complete the high school senior application and meet the following criteria may apply for this scholarship: 3.2 GPA or better in high school, combined SAT score of 1750 or better or composite ACT score of 25 or better, dedication to giving back to their community (volunteer work, speaking engagements, club, and organization participation, etc.), and submit an essay.

Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

Application Requirements: provide proof of legal blindness, provide proof of U.S. citizenship, send documentation of academic achievement, include three letters of recommendation (two letters should attest to your academic skills), write two personal statements of 500 words or less.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships. 

National Help America Hard of Hearing Scholarship

The scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who have a hearing loss, which requires the use of hearing aid(s) in their daily life. 

National Help America See Low Vision Scholarship

The scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who are considered legally blind and have low vision or are visually impaired, requiring the use of visual aid(s), other than the use of eyeglasses, in their daily life. 

National Help America See Scholarships for a Blind Student

The scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who are considered legally blind and have low vision or are visually impaired, requiring the use of visual aid(s), other than the use of eyeglasses, in their daily life. 

NFB Hank LeBonne Scholarship

Hank LeBonne was a man who loved life and loved the National Federation of the Blind. His last wish was that his remaining assets be used to help young blind men and women have the same opportunities in life he enjoyed. No additional restrictions.

NLEAFCF General Scholarship

This scholarship is available to children who were conceived or adopted before the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible officer or firefighter. General scholarships are for a single academic year. 

Novo Nordisk Scholarship

Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Scholarship awards four $5,000 scholarships to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes.

Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing. 

RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established to reward students with learning disabilities who have shown determination, self-advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties. 

Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program, awarded annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education to the dependents (children or spouses) of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone accidents, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features. 

SCTPN Undergraduate Scholarship

SCTPN awards children and young adults living with sickle cell/and or thalassemia, for their scholastic achievements. 

The Biogen Hemophilia Scholarship Program

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident diagnosed with hemophilia A or B, and be enrolled in a vocational/technical school or two or four-year accredited college or university.

The de Moya Foundation Job Coach Scholarship

The Foundation provides scholarships for students who are interested in the engineering, construction, and transportation industries. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has a documented disability and needs job skills training, job coaching, and employment support. 

The Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship

The Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarships are open to any college-age young person with PKU who is on the diet treatment. 

The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship

Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship awards eleven (11) scholarships at $5,000 each, five (5) scholarships at $4,000 each and five (5) scholarships at $3,000 each will be awarded to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes.

The Millie Brothers CODA International Scholarship

The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue an education. 

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship provides scholarships to a visually impaired full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences. 

The Shire / Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship Program

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S. who are pursuing higher education. 

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship

30 scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. In addition, two Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement as well as a passion for advocacy, serving the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit. 

VSA Emerging Young Artists Scholarships

This scholarship is open to artists ages 16–25 living in the United States who have a disability. 

Jewish Scholarships
AAJCJ- African American Jewish Coalition for Justice Minority Scholarship

The AAJCJ Minority Scholarship Fund wants to help provide access to higher education for minority students who wish to pursue a career that will enable them to work for social and economic justice

National Council of Jewish Women (Seattle Section)

Students enrolled in Mortuary Science and Funeral Services program accredited by American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

Newcomer Funeral Service Group

Financially needy Jewish students (women or men) for undergraduate academic study and technical training.

Latinx/Hispanic Scholarships
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Supporting education is a crucial part of our mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI offers two Scholar-Intern Programs that provide not only monetary support, but hands-on experience in various fields. From health care to human resources, CHCI’s Scholar-Intern programs will help you gain important skills while earning money for your education.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.

Sea Mar

Various scholarships available to students of Latino heritage or children of farm working families

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ+) Scholarships
Gamma Mu Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ awareness and support in rural and underserved areas, Gamma Mu awards two need-based LGBTQ scholarships to eligible college students a year. Gay men under the age of 35 who demonstrate academic performance and financial need may apply for the Gamma Mu Scholarship. All LGBTQ students may apply for the Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship in Memory of Ray Williams. 

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

This scholarship is intended to provide much needed financial assistance for LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander students. Applicants must self-identify as at least one quarter Asian Pacific Islander and must be involved in the LGBT community. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is also necessary.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Scholarship Fund

GSBA awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world.

LEAGUE Foundation

Once an offshoot of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual United Employees of AT&T, the LEAGUE Foundation is now an independent national scholarship organization devoted to helping LGBTQ students and their families. Graduating seniors who have a strong community service record and at least a 3.0 GPA may apply online for one of five LEAGUE scholarships, the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship, or the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship.

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)

The first openly gay reporter to work at the Boston Globe, Kay Longcope advanced LGBTQ awareness throughout her career as a journalist. The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award seeks to continue her legacy by awarding an annual scholarship to an LGBTQ student of color. Though not strictly required, recipients generally major in journalism or communications. NLGJA awards scholarships based on academic performance and reporting ability. 

National Organization of Gay & Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professors

LGBTQ students who plan to major in STEM fields may be eligible for one of two academic scholarships awarded by this professional organization. To be eligible, you must have junior or senior standing, a 3.0 GPA or better, and a history of activism and community service.

PFLAG

Formerly known as the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG is a large advocacy organization. Graduating seniors who identify as LGBTQ or allies are eligible for need-based financial awards. LGBTQ scholarships are awarded nationally and locally, and interested students are encouraged to check their local chapter (Bellevue, Everett, Seattle) network for opportunities.

Point Community College Scholarship

The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university. Students accepted into the program will receive up to a $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed.

Pride Foundation

This regional association serving the LGBTQ community in the Pacific Northwest offers more than 50 scholarships to eligible applicants. Awards are based on academic performance, financial need, cultural identity, community service record, or a combination of these factors. Each scholarship carries its own requirements, but all are awarded to area LGBTQ students and allies.

Muslim Scholarships
Fadel Educational Foundation 

This not-for-profit organization awards up to $3,500 each year to selected Muslim students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply.

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

The ISNA awards a $1,000 Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship each year to 20 students who meet the following criteria: have a GPA of at 3.0, are ready to enter their first year of college, have two letters of recommendation. There is no restriction on the students major.

United Muslim Foundation (UMF)

The motto of the United Muslim Foundation is “Promoting Unity, Charity, and Education”. This educational and charitable organization awarded three $4,000 scholarships within the last year. Applicants must be members of the UMF, have accumulated volunteer hours, demonstrated financial need, and have good GPAs.

Women's Scholarships
American Association of University Women (AAUW)

This association awards scholarships to women in a variety of fields and grade levels.

Emerald City Business and Professional Women

Women who are residents of King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish County.

Executive Women International of Seattle

EWI offers two scholarship programs: EWISP for high school seniors, and ASIST for single parents who have been displaced from work and/or is entering the workforce

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

This foundation gives scholarships to “low-income women, ages 35 and older, who have a vision of how a college education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities”. The organization’s website states that the foundation’s mission is to honor Jeannette Rankin, the first female member of congress, by helping women gain college education.

National Council of Jewish Women (Seattle Section) 

Students enrolled in Mortuary Science and Funeral Services program accredited by American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

This society both provides scholarships and encourages companies to provide their own. Funds are limited to women who are attending accredited universities and enrolled in computer or engineering programs.

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation  

Woman student who is a WA resident for at least one year and a U.S. citizen

Washington Women in Need

Undergraduate female students attending full time who meet income criteria and minimum GPA.

Women’s Retail Network

Female students who are enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional education program in automotive retail area or currently employed in an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational program that will advance their automotive career.

Women’s Transportation Seminar

Female students who are pursuing a career in transportation may be eligible for mentoring and/or scholarship opportunities through the Puget Sound Chapter.

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