Scholarships

Our BK Guidance department receives many different types of scholarships that we offer to our students. Scholarships are listed in student monthly mailings and put in each senior’s mailbox. Applications for scholarships listed are available in the guidance office. Please see Mrs. May for help.

We encourage seniors to regularly check their mailboxes, located in the guidance office, for any updated scholarship materials. There is also a Scholarship Book located in the guidance office that is routinely updated with all the scholarship applications we receive. Students are highly encouraged to check this book regularly to see if there are any scholarships they are eligible to apply for.

Below you will find a list of free scholarship searches.

Italian American Community Center Scholar-Athlete Award

The Italian American Community Center is sponsoring a scholar-athlete award for a deserving male, and female athlete, who will be a senior this coming September, and is planning to pursue a college education upon graduation from high school. Each recipient will receive a $1000.00 award. To qualify, scholarship applicants must demonstrate achievement in both athletics and academics, display good citizenship, sportsmanship, and rank in the top 10% of their class or possess a GPA above 3.67. Please contact Mrs. May for an application.

Helpful scholarship links

Microsoft
The software giant’s “Blacks at Microsoft” scholarships are awarded to high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or business. The $5,000 scholarships are renewable each year.

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
OBAP offers a variety of scholarships to black students interested in becoming pilots or entering the aerospace field.

Oracle
Oracle offers $10,000 scholarships to those attending historically black colleges and universities (and a variety of other universities) who are studying computer science, engineering, software development, or business. Winners will also participate in an eight-week paid internship at Oracle.

Gateway to Leadership Program
For students at HBCUs who are interested in finance, business, or economics, the Gateway to Leadership Program will earn paid internships at a variety of banking firms such as Legg Mason, Prudential Investments, and ING Investments.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Each year, 1,000 minority students interested in studying computer science, engineering, mathematics, science, and several other non-STEM majors earn good-through-graduation full-ride scholarships.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Each year, NACME awards $4 million to minority students who are studying engineering. More information about application requirements and deadlines will be available in the spring.

National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
NAMEPA awards scholarships to students studying engineering who are transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions.

National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists
NABGG awards scholarships to four full-time undergraduate students studying geoscience. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and applications are due April 30.

National Society of Black Physicists
NSBP awards three scholarships to sophomore and juniors studying physics. Act quickly: Scholarship applications are due by January 13.

National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE, in partnership with companies such as Caterpillar, BP, ExxonMobil, and General Mills, offers dozens of scholarships worth a total of several million dollars annually to students studying engineering. Check out its scholarship vault for deadlines, awards, and eligibility guidelines.

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