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Welcome to USD 309 ESL Resource Page

This webpage was originally created by the 2009-2010 Newman University ESL Class taught by Amy Waggoner. 

Class participants and contributors are as follows:
Anita Nisly - Nickerson Elementary Teacher
Lynnie Krehbiel - Nickerson Elementary Teacher
Amy Pifer - So. Hutchinson Elementary Teacher
Cathy Duncan - So. Hutchinson Elementary Teacher
Judy Henke - Nickerson High School Teacher
Mike Wilson - Nickerson High School Teacher

Questions or Comments?
Amy Waggoner
awaggoner@usd309ks.org

We hope that this information is helpful and a valuable resource for you as it continues to be updated and more information is added.

"Keep Scrolling"
in order to see the following sections:

ESL: Teacher Support for English Language Learners
ESL: Student Links
ESL: Scholarships and Continuing Education Opportunities
ESL: Fun and Enrichment for All!
ESL: Parent Information and Resources (Scholarships for Minorities)
ESL: Hutchinson-Area Community Resources

ESL: Teacher Support for English Language Learners




USD 309 Translators:

South Hutchinson Elementary
Teresa Bertsch, ESL Paraprofessional/Spanish Translator
620-665-8441

Reno Valley Middle School
(Contact Teresa Bertsch at South Hutchinson Elementary)
620-662-4573

Nickerson High School
Jackie Ashcraft, Foreign Language Teacher
620-422-3226 or 1-800-422-3226 (toll free)

Nickerson Elementary
(Contact Jackie Ashcraft at Nickerson High School)



Translation Sites and Resources

Most recommended: http://www.ajaxtrans.com
 
Quick Access:
  • Insert a Translator widget on the Dashboard of your MacBook. (You may need to click on the + sign to select and embed it.)
BEST Online Dictionary Resource: http://www.merriam-webster.com
  • This site is a dictionary, thesaurus, pronunciation guide (with sound) Spanish-English translator, flash card-maker, personal dictionary maker, and more. You will need to join (free) to get the most out of it. Videos are a new feature. There is also an area that focuses on ESL with "3,000 words you need to know."
  • First time users may feel a little lost with all the ads and sidebar features; help may be needed to guide students through how to use this tool.
Visual Thesaurus: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
  • You can look words up and even change the language.

How to Become an ESOL Endorsed Teacher

Newman University ESOL Teaching Endorsement Program

Face-to-Face Course Instruction available in Hutchinson Area
ITV Options Available Statewide at Specific Site Locations

Contact Information:
Nancy Folkerts
Coordinator ESL Program, Western Kansas
Newman University
Western Kansas Center
236 San Jose #39
Dodge City, KS 67801

(620) 227-9616
folkertsn@newmanu.edu


In Kansas and throughout the nation, there is a growing need for teachers who can provide instruction and educational support when English is the second language for students. Newman University provides the specific courses that are required for Kansas Licensure Endorsement as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. In addition, these courses can be used as the basis for a M.S. ED. degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESL. The Newman ESL Endorsement Program is a 15 credit hour program that is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellence in teaching all students for whom English is a second language. Completion of this program adds ESL endorsement to the Kansas Teaching License.

Program Details

  • Kansas approved 15 hour program
  • Only five courses are required for licensure
  • Courses are provided on an eight-week instructional format

Curriculum

Five courses are required for ESL Endorsement:
EDUC 6003 Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
EDUC 6113 Applied Linguistics
EDUC 6123 ESL Assessment
EDUC 6133 Teaching ESL
EDUC 8913 Practicum in ESL Education


Required Course:

ESOL 882 ESOL Linguistics
3 hours
ESOL 883 ESOL Assessment and Appraisal
3 hours
ESOL 884 ESOL Methods and Materials
3 hours
READ 884 Literacy Development
3 hours
ESOL 885 ESOL Practicum
3 hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR ENDORSEMENT
15 hours

ESOL Endorsement Option -- Praxis Test Only

New licensure regulations regarding the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement were approved by the Kansas State Board of Education as of July 2008.  ESOL endorsement can be added to one’s teaching license by taking and passing the appropriate licensure assessment -- the Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages.  The notation “assessment only” will be included on one’s license when endorsement is obtained in this way.

Due to the demand for ESOL endorsed teachers, this option has benefited many school districts, but does not by any means replace the value of an ESOL program course study provided by an accredited college institution. The individual should go directly to the KSDE to obtain this license endorsement information and visit the Praxis site for test-taking information (
www.ets.org/praxis). 

The Praxis ESOL assessment is very challenging.  Workshops are available through ESSDACK (Hutchinson), Wichita State University, Southwestern Plains Regional Service Center, and Fort Hays State University to help teachers prepare for this assessment. 
(NOTE:  You may need to contact FHSU about this Blackboard course.  Lots of updating going on at at lots of universities lately.  I couldn't get this to work like before.  FHSU may be undergoing some changes.        -- Amy Waggoner, 1/9/2011)

Upcoming Praxis Test Dates:
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011


Need Some SmartBoard Lessons for Your ELLs? 
Check out Tom Simmons Teacher Webpage on the USD 309 Website!
It's Fantastic!


Mr. Simmons has spent a lot of time checking out SmartBoard resources and posting his "winners" on his USD 309 webpage.  Thanks, Tom!!




The Curriculum Corner: 
Wearing the Common Core into Your Daily Curriculum

Great Common Core Checklists for grades K-6!  And they are FREE!  But don't just stop there!  The site has a wealth of information for all subject areas, classroom, Accelerated Reading resources, classroom management tips, and more.  It will really help you build that Common Core classroom.  Very helpful website.

http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/2012/08/18/common-core-checklists/


Great Teacher Tools for the Classroom!

This site has some great teaching tools for the classroom.  There is a free countdown timer, random name picker, quizzes, games (and game template to create your own), graphic organizers, and more.  Lots of super tools are free, but a membership option will get you even more!


Everything ESL with Judie Haynes

Check out Teaching Tips tab for multicultural awareness information and class-builders. Lots of great lesson plans, activities, and recommended ESL websites to promote multicultural awareness and support for ELL students. Judie Haynes is amazing!

http://www.everythingesl.net


YOU TUBE: Stages of Oral Language Acquisition

A video clip that provides some background information and a quick glimpse of the stages of oral language acquisition to teachers and administrators new to working with English Language Learners.



Rosetta Stone


USD 309 has Rosetta Stone software available. This is a great resource for beginning or intermediate English Language Learners. Levels 1 and 2 software programs are available. Teachers can access curriculum support materials and tests using the link below. Contact Amy Waggoner, ESL Teacher-Resource Person, for more information.

http://www.rosettastone.com/homeschool/sem


Starfall

This is a great phonics program for reading skills! To use this resource most effectively, move ELL students through it sequentially (and horizontally) -- no randomly skipping around. It is important to begin with the ABCs so they can learn the English sounds of the letters. Worksheets available for reinforcement and extra practice away from the computer to enhance writing skills.

http://http://www.starfall.com/


Time for Kids

This online magazine targets grades K-6 reading levels. Cover stories of each magazine are available in English and Spanish. Great resource for practicing expository text reading skills! Current and past issues available for teaching about real-life news events. Easy to adapt lessons to students on a variety of reading levels because most stories are the same in each monthly issue.

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/


Discovery Education

Don't forget this great resource provided by USD 309!! Videos organized by grade level and/or content are excellent resources for building background and providing foundation information at a lower level for easier understanding. It is easy to select segments from videos if small clips are needed due to time constraints of class session. Students can play videos again and again as needed and benefit from the visual support. Some videos are available in Spanish. Contact Aaron Bell for access information and password, if needed.



Voice Nation:  An ESOL Resource Guide for Language Instructors

This site was recommended by a middle school student named Luis from Derry, NH. Luis thinks this site "is great for kids in school like him, for grown ups, and for ESL teachers because of all the resources in it for different people."  He emailed our district just to recommended it!  Thanks, Luis!



Tumble Books

TumbleReadables is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. Students can easily check if book is an AR book or on their reading level. They can take quizzes, play games, and more. Teachers can easily monitor student product. Contact your building librarian for access information.



World Book Kan-Ed

Have a class research project and need materials for your Spanish-speaking student? Check out the World Book Encyclopedia on the Kan-Ed Desktop! Scroll to the bottom and look for the orange tab for a Spanish-version encyclopedia. The Kids World Book is also great if text is needed at a lower reading level for high school students. Contact Aaron Bell for access information, if needed.




Scholastic Online Activities and Interactive Learning
(Grades PreK-12)

So many interactive activities to enrich learning in every content area! Teacher guides, lesson plans, and more are available on this site, too. Spanish ebooks and activities available for all students.




ESL Gold for Teachers

Look at the all the tabs at the top! This site is loaded with lesson plans, handouts, and more to support ESL students who speak a variety of languages!

http://www.eslgold.net


MES English: Free Printables for Teachers
(Find an Amazing "ESL New Arrival Survival Kit" and More at This Website)


The creator of this website is very knowledgeable, creative, and GENEROUS! There are high-caliber flash cards (over 1800 words with humorous, cute pictures), flashcard powerpoint presentations, worksheets and worksheet-makers, MES-games that target specific skills for ELL needs, projects (such as the International Project Exchange Library for e-pals and more!), lesson plans, a curriculum for "new arrival survival" or educators dealing with an immediate for materials on a limited budget, videos, phonics resources (flashcards, posters, and teacher awareness tidbits for working with students who speak languages based on other alphabets, such as Japanese), and so much more. The creator even explains how to USE these resources!

Materials here are suitable for students of all ages, but mainly target K-6 classrooms.

http://www.mes-english.com/


ESL Flow

Lots of resources for multicultural awareness, instruction materials for teaching English Language Learners, grammar, jobs and careers, and many other life skills.

http://eslflow.com


Enchanted Learning

Flash cards, graphic organizers, visual dictionaries, coloring pages, CLOZE activities, and more. Lots here that's free, but there's even more with a membership. More for elementary students.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html



Interesting Things for ESL

This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students.

Easy things for beginners, websites to make learning fun, help for areas that are difficult or confusing, and much more.


http://www.manythings.org


ESL Galaxy

Free teaching materials for ESL, EFL teachers and students, lesson plans on PowerPoint, kids’ worksheets, flash cards, phonetics videos, self-study videos, crosswords, word search, games, etc.

http://www.esl-galaxy.com/index.htm


English the Easy Way

A very good site for high school ELL students! Easy, concise grammar lessons. Also, real-life conversational and writing skills regarding phone conversations, job applications and interviews, and more.

http://www.english-the-easy-way.com


Randall's ESL Lab

Listening exercises and quizzes. Listen to the conversation and answer the corresponding questions. Your score is immediately tabulated. Note : An Audio Player is needed for this site.

http://www.esl-lab.com


Labette County's Amazing Website!

This school district has created an amazing resource that has Kansas Standards and Indicators for grades K-12 linked to a variety of online websites.

http://www.506.k12.ks.us/vnews/display.v/ART/47221964e16c2



Bank Street Teacher Literacy Guide for ELLs

A very useful site for teachers who have just acquired an ELL student or who are looking for a new strategy to try. Very well organized site.

www.bankstreet.edu/literacyguide/ellwrk2.html


ESL Printables

A website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc.

www.eslprintables.com


Teacher Reading/Phonics Resources for ESL

There is a wealth of resources here and many links to relate to ESL/EFL Teaching/Learning Resources for Reading.



ESL Teacher's Board -- Lots to Offer!

An ESL Teacher's Board with many resources such as finding ESL schools, tutors, pen pals, language lessons and more!



Sticky Ball

Resources for ESL phonics, grammar, writing, idioms, games, adult ESL, and ESL Dialogues.

http://www.stickyball.net/dialogues.html


Multicultural Tradebooks Database

Database focused on multicultural tradebooks for elementary aged children. These books were selected because they represent a specific culture and its traditions, history, folktales, or current peoples. Most of the books are written and/or illustrated by members of the particular culture being shared. The database information can be accessed by: title, author, illustrator, cultural group and grade level/subject.



Multicultural Awareness and Teaching: Stirling Links for Educators

This site includes a large list of sites for educators that then provides other links to useful information.

http://www.stirlinglaw.com/deborah/ESL.htm


Great Art Lessons with Directions in English/Spanish

This site if from Kevin Honeycutt of ESSDACK. He has an art site for students and teachers to share their artwork. Lately he has been adding a section of art directions for Spanish-speaking students. You have to sign on as a member but there is no charge. Good for elementary age students, especially now that we have no elementary art teachers.

http://www.essdackartsnacks.org/


The OWL (Online Writing Lab)

This site comes from Purdue University and has a link to English as a Second Language (ESL). The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Visuwords: Online Graphical Dictionary/Thesaurus

Visuwords is an Online Graphical Dictionary/Thesaurus. Use it to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams and word trees. Learn how words associate by entering them into the search box and then as you drag the word around, the tree expands to show more information about the word.

This site is great for writers, journalist, students, teachers and artist and requires no membership. It is free.

More suitable for intermediate and advanced ELL students. GREAT for all others.



Great Lesson Plans for English Language Learners
(and the 21st Century Student)


This site contains many lesson plans for ESL students. Below is an example of a lesson plan centered around a student's love of playing video games.

http://esl.about.com/od/vocabularylessonplans/Vocabulary_Lesson_Plans_for_English_Learners_at_All_Levels.htm


Video Games - Young Learners Lesson Plan

If there is one thing that young English learners and ESL classes have in common around the world, it's their passion for playing video games. Taking cue from this passion for video games, this lesson is devoted to getting them to talk about video games - but in English!

Video Games - Young Learners Lesson Plan


A Great Hub-Site for Online Poetry Activities

"Mrs. Smoke" has a reputation for being a great technology resource. Here are her many "Ode to Poetry" website resources for generating poetry online. Poetry can be a great way for motivating students to write as they expand their vocabulary, get creative, and have fun. Using technology tools to write is also very motivational.

http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/3118203


SIOP Lesson Plan Templates and Resources




ESL "Hub" Sites
(one link to many)

http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edchildrenslit.htm#multicultural

http://www.crews.org/curriculum/teacher/esol_resources.htm





Website Resources Aligned to the Common Core Standards

IXL Math

IXL's math skills are aligned to the 2010 Common Core State Standards, the 2006 Kansas Early Learning Standards, and the 2003 Kansas Curriculum Standards, providing comprehensive preparation for the Kansas State Assessment. With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find unlimited practice problems specifically tailored to each required standard.

MEMBERSHIP:  Parents - $9.95/month; $79/year; Teachers - $199/class; check on quotes.  IXL automatically tracks student progress and displays proficiency scores in the state standards reports. These reports allow you to quickly evaluate student aptitude and identify trouble spots.

http://www.ixl.com/math/standards/kansas


Reading

FreeReading

FreeReading is a free, high-quality, open-source reading program addressing literacy development for grades K-3. Schools and teachers everywhere can use the complete, 40-week, research-based intervention program for K-1 students, or use the library of lessons to supplement existing curriculum in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.  The research base for FreeReading includes the 2000 National Reading Panel research concerning the five Big ideas in Beginning Reading (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension).

Interesting items you will find:  Intervention A Reading Program, letter cards, picture cards, letter formation guide, beginner-advanced phonics cards, videos/audios about FreeReading, lessons for author's purpose, compare/contrast, fluency, and more!Check out "Find Activities" and "Teach the Program"!

http://www.free-reading.net/index.php?title=Comprehension_Activities


Teaching Channel Videos
Need to See What Common Core Teaching Looks Like in Action?

This website has over 50 videos preK-12 with teachers teaching in all subject areas.  A great resource to help you adapt your teaching style to Common Core instruction.

http://www.teachingchannel.org/videos?page=1&categories=subjects_history-social-sciences&load=1


Integrating Technology to Common Core Standards

This site is an AMAZING resource and continues to be updated with more great things all the time LOTS OF COMMON CORE PERKS for Elementary, Middle  School, and High School teachers! On the Home Page, you will see all sorts of buttons to explore. I strongly recommend that you keep clicking! Videos for improving teacher tech skills, creating engaging lessons with CCS and technology, many Smartboard lessons, stories to read, calendar activities, holiday links,  Daily 5, and so much more!! One of my 5th grade Language Arts favorites...Check out: http://www.willoughby-eastlake.k12.oh.us/classroom/technology/5th_grade_language_arts-.htm.

 

ESL: Student Links

Homework Kansas

Homework Kansas is an after school tutoring service that connects Kansas students one-on-one with live tutors. It is targeted at students in Kindergarten through 12th grades, college introductory students, adult GED students, and other adult learners. Students can connect to tutors from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Homework Kansas is also available in Spanish everyday from 1:00 p.m. to 11 p.m..

http://www.homeworkkansas.org


Math Dictionary for Kids

Math dictionary for Kids gives definition and provides visual support (some animated). No Spanish, but visuals.

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary2.swf


Multiplication.com -- A Great Site for Interactive Math Fun!

Games, games, games to practice, practice, practice those multiplication facts!



ESL Gold for Students

ESLgold.net gives you the opportunity to practice your English language skills in many ways. If you're a beginner, you can start by checking out our vocabulary pages, where you can see, hear, and say new words in English. If you need some help with grammar, listening, or reading, you can look through hundreds of pages of explanations, examples, and exercises or browse through the quiz links section. If you want some conversation practice, you can find a study buddy, tutor, or teacher in our speaking partner program.

http://www.eslgold.net


Interesting Things for ESL

Easy things for beginners, websites to make learning fun, help for areas that are difficult or confusing, and much more.

http://www.manythings.org


Ben's Guide to Government
(Grades K-12)


Ben's Guide to Government can be a helpful tool for ELLs and their families. It provides information on a variety of grade levels that is needed for GED testing or U.S. Citizenship tests.

bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html



Great Interactive Games and Learning

http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html

http://www.gamequarium.com/


ESL: For Fun and Enrichment

Photo Fun -- Turn Your Photos into Interesting Art Projects!

These websites have lots of special-effect features! Turn your photos into cartoon art projects, pop art, and have fun with many other special-effect features!


http://www.befunky.com/

www.pizap.com
(has an "espanol" button for Spanish speakers)


Create Amazing Photo Books to Publish
Online or Purchase as Hardcopies!


Take scrapbooking to the next level by creating actual books with these websites! Create books about trips and vacations, biographies of family members, graduation gifts, and more! (This is one of Amy Waggoner's favorites!)

http://www.mixbook.com/

http://www.lulu.com/


Word Art with Wordle!

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide to create and "Word Art" project. Type in important words more times to make them larger and more prominent. You can add fun and flair with different styles of fonts, layouts, colors, and more. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

http://www.wordle.net/


Writing Contests for Young Writers

Here are some websites to inspire those who love to write (and perhaps who don't)!

Scholastic's "Kids Are Authors" Contest

Kids Are Authors is an annual competition open to Grades K–8 and is designed to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills to create their own books.

Under the guidance of a project coordinator, children work in teams of three or more students to write and illustrate their own book. The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork, and the communication skills necessary for future success. All students involved get a sense of pride and accomplishment from submitting the team project.

Two Grand Prize winning books will be published in each of these categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. The winning books will be published by Scholastic and sold at Book Fairs throughout the country.



Landmark House, Ltd.

To encourage and celebrate the creative talents and skills of students, Landmark House, Ltd. is pleased to announce The 2009 National Kids-in-Print Book Contest for Students.

Landmark House, Ltd. will then publish the three winning students' books, one from each of the three age categories. The books will be printed and assembled according to the finest quality standards of book publishing.

What wonderful experiences await the three winners! When their books are selected for publication, they will be offered publishing contracts. They also will enjoy all-expense-paid trips to our offices in Kansas City, Kansas, where Landmark's professional staff will assist them in the editing, refining, and final production of their books. Within months, the winners will become published authors and illustrators and will be paid royalties annually on the sales of their books.

http://www.landmarkeditions.com/Scripts/contest.asp


Barry Lane's Discover Writing

Barry Lane has a great sense of humor and really knows how to motivate kids to write by tapping into to fun side of language and words. Contests and fun writing activities can be found here!

http://www.discover-writing.com/forstudents.html


How Fast Is Your Reaction Time?

Put the sheep to sleep if you see them leaving the flock!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/reaction_version5.swf

Voicethread

Visit the website to see how this tech tool can be used personally, professionally, or in the classroom. Students can show an image (such as a cover of their favorite book), a photo, or a piece of their artwork and record their voice as they tell about it and share with others face-to-face or online.


ESL: Scholarships and Continuing Education Opportunities for Minorities

Special thanks to:

Madaí Rivera, M.S.
Coordinator of Academic Services & Diversity
http://www.humec.ksu.edu/directory/listings/mri5555/
119 Justin Hall-College of Human Ecology, Dean's Office
phone: 785.532.5500
cell: 620.408.8254

Also:
Admissions Coordinator of Hispanic Recruitment
http://consider.k-state.edu/admissionreps/madai/index.htm

Irene Perez
Southwestern Plains Regional Service Center


Scholarships for Hispanics and Other Minority Groups for 2010-2011
(From the Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities, The Meadows Foundation/Citigroup, www.dfwinternational.org.  Not all scholarships are given here.  Check out this website for more!)

A GPA ISN’T EVERYTHING SCHOLARSHIP
For students with a strong record of extracurricular, leadership and/or volunteer
activities to be eligible for this award.    www.cappex.com/scholarships/

ACS/BAYER SCHOLAR PROGRAM
For African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are
pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical science or chemical technology.
Must prove financial need. 800-227-5558 ext. 6250   scholars@acs.org portal.acs.org/

ADA FOUNDATION-MINORITY DENTAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
For second year students currently attending or enrolled at a dental school
accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Must have a
minimum 3.0 GPA. 312-440-2500.      
www.ada.org/ada/adaf/grants/index.asp#scholarship

ADELANTE! US EDUCATION LEADERSHIP FUND
For Hispanic students who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, who are eligible for
financial aid or state-funded programs, and enrolled full-time. Must provide two
letters of recommendation, complete a student survey, participate in ADELANTE’s
leadership institute and email a resume to joguerrero@adelantefund.org
877-692-1971 www.adelantefund.org/

ADHA INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For Asian-American Students. A number of programs are available for
undergraduate and graduate students who are currently pursuing or who are
interested in pursuing a career in Oral Health. 800-735-4916
www.adha.org/institute (Did not see any 2010-2011 info listed, 2007-2008 last
year listed.)

ADVANCING HISPANIC EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING, MATH, AND SCIENCE (AHETEMS) SCHOLARSHIP
Designed to enhance and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing
bachelor and advanced degrees in engineering, math and science.
http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships/

AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Database of scholarships for African Americans in manydisciplines.
www.littleafrica.com/resources/scholarships.htm

AGI MINORITY GEOSCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
For students enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate or
graduate student majoring in geo-science, or a sub-discipline of geo-science, and
demonstrate financial need. Contact: American Geological Institute
703-379-2480 ext. 245. mpp@agiweb.org.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION, INC.
For full-time undergraduate or graduate students in aeronautics, aviation or related
field. 703-299-2430 www.atca.org/

ALICE YURIKO ENDO SCHOLARSHIP
For students of Japanese American descent. Deadline: February. Amount varies.
Japanese American Citizens League. 415-921-5225 www.jacl.org/

ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP
For minority students majoring in math, science, or computers science. Available
at many Texas universities. 817-272-3261, schol@uta.edu. www.uta.edu

AMBI SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE & MEDICINE
Designed to recognize, reward and support African American and Hispanic
women who have a genuine desire to make a difference in science and medicine.
Submit application online at http://www.ambiskincare.com

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY-SCHOLARS PROGRAM
For high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are
pursuing a chemical technology career. Must demonstrate financial need and
academic excellence. 800-227-5558 portal.acs.org

AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE
For full-time, minority (African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans,
and Males) undergraduate/graduate students currently under represented in
the Dental Hygiene profession. Scholarship Administrator, ADHA Institute for
Oral Health. 312-440-8900 www.adha.org/institute

AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Funding for deserving students at all levels of study. www.adaf.org

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION
For minority graduate or undergraduate students studying earth, space or
marine science, or related field. 800-966-2481 www.agu.org

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) FOUNDATION
For undergraduate minority and/or disadvantaged students who are pursuing
a career in architectural studies. Student must be accepted to a NAAB
accredited architecture school. Award can be renewed for a total of 3 years.
In addition to the application, the student must submit a nomination.
202-785-7511 www.archfoundation.org/aaf/aaf/Programs.Fellowships.htm

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
SCHOLARSHIPS
For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college. Must have at least
30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000. About 300 winners annually.
http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS MINORITY
DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
For students studying or intending to study chemical engineering. Open to
minority high school seniors or college students (freshman to juniors.) Must
have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 212-591-7338
www.aiche.org/Students/Awards/MinorityScholarshipAwardsStudent.aspx

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
SPECTRUM INITIATIVE
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander
individuals attending ALA-accredited library schools. 800-545-2433 ext 5048
spectrum@ala.org
www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/diversity/spectrum/spectrum.cfm

AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY
For women and minority students studying nuclear science or nuclear
engineering. 708-352-6611 www.ans.org

AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
For minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in physics.
301-209-3200 www.aps.org

AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSN SCHOLARS
For underrepresented within political science and related disciplines. It covers
a limited collection of public and private funding resources and opportunities for
scholarships, fellowships, internships, awards, grants, dissertation assistance
etc. www.apsanet.org/PS/grantsaspen3.cfm

AMERICAN RESPIRATORY CARE FOUNDATION
For a minority undergraduate students who are enrolled in an AMA accredited
respiratory care training program who have completed at least one semester of
the program. 214-243-2272 www.arcfoundation.org/

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (ASM) FACULTY
FELLOWHSIP PROGRAM
For a minority full-time undergraduate faculty member studying microbiological
sciences. Office of Education & Training, 202-737-3600 www.asm.org

AMOCO FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
Open to Hispanic juniors and seniors in engineering and other sciences. The
scholarship is awarded through academic institutions. A list of the schools may be
obtained from the following address: Undergraduate Scholarship Program, 2308
Mailcode, Chicago, IL 60601. AMOCO suggests calling the institution of interest
to see if this scholarship is available. 312-856-6306

ART MAJORS SCHOLARSHIP
For undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Design and have a 3.0 GPA.
Award: $500-1500. Number of Awards: 250-300. National Scholarship Trust Fund
of the Graphic Arts. 421-741-6860

ARTS RECOGNITION AND TALENT SEARCH AWARDS
For high school or college students (17-18 years of age) who show talent in
dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative
areas. www.artsawards.org

ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
For outstanding high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students.
Selected based on commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to
Asian American and Pacific Islander issues as demonstrated by community
involvement, journalistic ability, and financial need. www.aaja.org/

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Recipients must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Awards are made on the basis of
academic record, future plans, community service, financial need, and leadership.
202-986-6892 www.apiasf.org

ASOCIACION BORICUA DE DALLAS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
For Hispanic students in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant or Collin counties planning on
pursuing an academic, technical or vocational degree. Must be a permanent US
resident or citizen. www.boricuadallas.org/english/ScholarshipCriteria.htm

ASPIRA ASSOCIATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
For Hispanic youth www.aspira.org/

AT&T LABS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
For women or a members of a minority group underrepresented in the sciences.
Must be at least a junior in college. Deadline: December 1. 908-221-4191 www.
research.att.com

AYN RAND ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS
For both high school and college students. Award: $50 to $10,000
www.aynrand.org/

BELIEF FOUNDATION
$5,000 scholarships for high school and undergraduate students living in Irving,
TX, in certain zip codes, beginning with “75,” & ending in: 203, 204, 210, 211, 215,
216, 217, 219, 223, 226, 241. Applicants must be between 17 & 30 years of age.
These scholarships are renewable. They can be used for all types of schools giving
post-high school education. 972-999-4560 www.thebelieffoundation.org

BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
A wide range of local and national organizations provide preschool - 12th grade
students with scholarships to attend private schools.
http://www.baeo.org/programs?program_id=2

BLACK COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
For students attending a Historically Black College or University that is a member
of the IES consortium. Amount: $2,000 1-800-995-2300
http://hbcuconnect.com/

BLACK EXCEL FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Database of information on state financial aid www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

BOEING SCHOLARSHIPS
For students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
www.boeing.com/educationrelations/scholarships/

BREAKTHROUGH TO NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR ETHNIC
PEOPLE OF COLOR
Scholarships available to African-American, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and
Polynesian undergraduate students who are enrolled in nursing or pre-nursing
programs at a state-approved institution. nsna@nsna.org
http://www.nsna.org/foundation/scholarships/

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIPS
Helps working women develop their career skills.
http://www.bpwfoundation.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4553

CAREER SERVICES CENTER FOR A BETTER CHANCE
Database of scholarships. http://www.abetterchance.com/

CAROL SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP
For any minority college student whose career objective is electronic journalism.
Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, 202-659-6510
http://www.rtnda.org/pages/education.php

CHI RHO ASSOCIATIONS, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
Coed Service Fraternity at Texas Tech, has two scholarships available to seniors.
Each scholarship is a one-time award of $1000. www.chirho.org

CHICANA LATINA SCHOLARSHIPS
For continuing Latina students to complete their undergraduate and graduate college
education. www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html

CHINESE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
For Chinese students who are currently studying, or wish to study theology.
Award: $750. Scholarship Coordinator, Chinese Christian Fellowship Inc., 549
West 123rd Street, New York, NY 10027, 212-666-3230

CIA/UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
For minority or disabled college freshman with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be
majoring in one or more of the following: physics, computer science, engineering,
economics, mathematics, imagery science, cartography, Japanese, Russian, or
Chinese. Full tuition, up to $10,000, is paid and a summer job. 703-874-4462
www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities

CLARE BOOTH LUCE SCHOLARSHIPS IN
SCIENCE ANDENGINEERING
For women studying biology, engineering, chemistry, computer science, mathematics,
and physics. Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. 212-489-7700 www.hluce.org/

COCA COLA SCHOLARSHIPS
For high school students and students currently enrolled in a two year college.
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
www.coca-colascholars.org/

COLGATE MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS
For minority students currently enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program.
ADHA Institute for Oral Health, 800 735-4916
www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship/

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP)
An educational opportunity to the sons and daughters of migrant and seasonal
farm workers entering St. Edwards. 512-448-8625 www.stedwards.edu/camp

COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/scholarships-and-aid/

COLLEGENET’S SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE
www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

COLLEGIATE INVENTORS SCHOLARSHIP
The competition has recognized and encouraged undergraduate and graduate
student innovators on their quest to change the world around them.
www.invent.org/collegiate/

COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Our mission is to support and enhance the Collin County Community College
District through philanthropic support for student scholarships, faculty enrichment,
critical capital needs and programs of excellence.
http://foundation.ccccd.org/scholarships.html

COMMITTEE ON MINORITIES IN PHYSICS
For historically under-represented minorities, notably African-Americans, Hispanic,
and Native Americans, who are pursuing degrees in physics and plan to work in
the same field in the United States. www.aps.org/programs/honors/

COMMONWEAL FOUNDATION-PATHWAYS
TO SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP

For 9-12th grade students who wish to attend boarding school, with a family
income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, who are willing to participate
in work and community service opportunities. 301-592-2009
http://www.commonweal-foundation.org/pathways/

COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For students transferring to SMU from a community college with at least 50
transferable credit hours, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who are enrolled full-time.
Award: $1,500 (per term) for up to five terms. 214-768-3417 finaid@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/admission/apply_transfer_scholars.asp

COMPLETE THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship awarded to students accepted to University of North Texas who
received the Rising Star Scholarship at any of the Dallas County Community
College District’s campuses, and who have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher. 972-
780-3630. http://www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/dreamscholar.htm

CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE
For Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented
activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.
There is no GPA or major requirement. Award: $1,000 - $5,000.
http://www.chci.org/

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION AGREEMENT
For women and minority candidates in fish and wildlife biology fields. Amount:
$11,000 plus tuition. Cooperative Research Units Center www.coopunits.org

COUNCIL ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR MINORITIES
For students from underrepresented backgrounds entering the legal profession.
214-631-3677 www.cleoscholars.com/

DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.
Must demonstrate participation in expanding civil rights, economic justice, and
international solidarity. www.davisputter.org

DEDICATION FOR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Is available to all students. You must complete the form on the sponsor’s web site
to apply. http://www.dheducation.com/scholarships.php

DENNY’S SINGLE PARENT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The program will provide financial need-based scholarships to single parent
students. http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/dennys

DEVELOPMENTAL FUND FOR BLACK STUDENTS
IN SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
For science or engineering students at Historically Black Colleges and
Universities. Award: $2,000 and renewable. http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com/

DOLLAR-A-DAY (D.A.D)
For Muslim students. Award: $1000. www.muslimscholarship.org/index.htm

EASLEY NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For American high school seniors who exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership,
merit, integrity, and outstanding character. Amount: $3,000 to $15,000
www.naas.org/#Page_1

ED BRADLEY SCHOLARSHIP
For a minority full-time college student whose career objective is electronic
journalism. Radio & News Television News Directors Foundation, 202-659-6510.
www.rtnda.org/

EDUCATION IS FREEDOM NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
For high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award: $2,000
(renewable for 3 years). www.educationisfreedom.com 1-866-EIF-EDUCATE

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS PROGRAM
For minority students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an engineering or
science program. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. www.shpe.org/

ELLEN & FEDERICO JIMENEZ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LATINOS
Twenty-five $2,000 scholarships GIVEN to deserving Latino college students
who are INELIGIBLE to receive federal and/or state financial aid; who have
demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community in the United States;
and who have been accepted to a Community College or State University in
CALIFORNIA or TEXAS. A social security number is NOT required to apply.
undergradfund@maldef.org, 213-629-2512. www.maldef.org/

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLICATIONS
For minority students in engineering. Amount: $500. 631-421-9421
www.eop.com/

FAST WEB
www.fastweb.com

FEDERALLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS
www.studentjobs.gov/

FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
For minority students who wish to teach at a college/university.
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

FREE FOR YOU
National data base for over $10 billion in scholarships. www.free-4u.com

LEONARD M. PERRYMAN COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP
For ethnic minority students majoring in journalism or mass communications.
scholarships@umcom.org, 888-278-4862
http://crt.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=44&mid=10270

LINDA LAEL MILLER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN:
Awarded annually to women who are 25 years or older, non-traditional students
who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify.
www.lindalaelmiller.com/scholarships/scholarships.asp

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION COOPERATIVE
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR MINORITIES
For minority college seniors planning to pursue graduate studies in engineering,
science, mathematics, or related fields. Amount: $17,000 plus tuition, fees, books,
and travel expenses. 908 582-3000 www.lucent.com

MAKING “IMPOSSIBLE” POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP
Requires an essay of at least 500 words about your circumstances and your plans
to “rise” above them and a letter of recommendation from someone who knows
your circumstances well and feels strongly that you deserve to see your dreams
realized. www.charlese.net

MALDEF-ELLEN AND FEDERICO JIMENEZ SCHOLARSHIP
For college or state university undocumented students only. University of Texas
(UT) students DO NOT qualify. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational
Fund http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/

MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For Latino students with outstanding academic records, including participation and
leadership in extracurricular activities. 213-629-2512
http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/

MCDONALD’S SCHOLARSHIPS
For students with at least one parent of African American heritage who face limited
access to educational and career opportunities. Applicants must also reside within
the geographic boundaries of a participating program. www.rmhc.com

MERC SCHOLARSHIP
For minority high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher 408-920-5555
www.mercscholars.com/

MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND
For all students regardless of residency status. 213-629-2512 www.maldef.org

MICROSOFT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For student populations currently underrepresented in the field of computer
science to pursue technical degrees: African-American, Hispanic, or Native
American. www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships

MIGRANT FARMWORKER SCHOLARSHIPS
For students with a recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Must
demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need. The Geneseo Migrant
Center 800-245-5681 www.migrant.net/

MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
For under-represented minorities majoring in microbiology or a related science.
American Society for Microbiology, www.asm.org

MONSANTO FUND SCHOLARSHIP/ HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Award: $10,000 for one academic year, renewable. Although not a requirement,
preference will be given to students who are participants of a College Assistance
Migrant Program (CAMP). www.hsf.net

MOTIVATING UNDERGRADUATES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PROGRAM (NASA MUST)
For undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Open to all students but particularly focused on students from underserved and
underrepresented groups: women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native
Americans and persons with disabilities). 817-272-1116, rschwan@shpe.org or
gary.cruz@shpe.org http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/

MULTICULTURAL ADVANTAGE
www.multiculturaladvantage.com

THE GATES MILLENNIUM UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS PTOGRAM
For low-income minority students either graduating from high school or a college
student continuing college courses with at least a 3.3 GPA and community
involvement. Trevor@gatesfoundation.org www.gmsp.org


GLORIA AND JOSEPH MATTERA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN
For migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education.
www.migrant.net/migrant/sch-mattera.htm

GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For students of Latin American origin. Non-US citizens only. 800-242-3062 x6463,
desiree.byrne@thecb.state.tx.us www.collegefortexans.com

HALLIE Q. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For minority students who demonstrate financial need and are recommended by
a member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. 202-667-4080
www.nacwc.org

HANDS ALONG THE NILE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (HANDS)
Scholarship Writing Contest for students to articulate the importance of their work
in the form of an essay. www.handsalongthenile.org

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Financial aid enhancements to ensure greater affordability for middle- and uppermiddleincome families. 617-495-1581 www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/
 
HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
SCHOLARSHIPS
All recipients must demonstrate financial need and be attending a HACU-member
institution (excluding international members). www.hacu.net

HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND
For students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of
3.0 and who demonstrate financial need.    http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/

HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND AND SALLIE MAE FIRST IN MY FAMILY
For Hispanic undergraduate students in any field who are the first in their families
to attend college. 507-931-1682 www.thesalliemaefund.org/

HISPANIC ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
For full time Hispanic students continuing at University of Texas Arlington who
have completed a minimum of 15 hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Award: $250.
817-272-2197, schol@uta.edu www.uta.edu

HISPANIC ENGINEERS NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
CONFERENCE
For students majoring in math, computer science, material science, or
engineering. Some awards require recipient to be U.S. citizens or residents.
Award: $500 to $5,000. www.henaac.org

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In 34 years, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over 90,000
scholarships to students in need worth over $250M. Two-thirds of these students
were the first in their families to go to college. 877-473-4636 www.hsf.net

HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS & LIFETIME CREDITS
Hope Scholarship for students in the first two years of college (or other eligible
post-secondary training). Taxpayers will be eligible for a tax credit equal to 100%
of the first $1,000 of tuition and fees and 50% of the second $1,000.
www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html

INROADS INTERNSHIPS
For college freshmen or sophomores with career interest in Business,
Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Sales, Marketing, Allied
Health Care, or Healthcare Management. www.inroads.org/

INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
For undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Open to
students interested in the classical liberal tradition.
703-993-4880 or 800-697-8799 ihs@gmu.edu www.theihs.org

INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH
For high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students
attending school abroad. Award: $5,000 to $100,000. There are approx. 40
awards in this prestigious competition. You must present a scientific research
project. www.sciserv.org/sts

IOTA SIGMA PI
For women studying chemistry. Award: $100 to $300. 540-831-5413
www.iotasigmapi.info/

J. P. MORGAN LAUNCHING LEADERS UNDERGRADUATE
SCHOLARSHIP
For Black, Hispanic and Native American students interested in financial services
careers. Awards: up to $15,000.
http://careers.jpmorgan.com/student/jpmorgan/careers/launchingleaders/overview

JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For all academic fields. Award: $6,000 per year, renewable. Approximately 100
winners. Award is based on academic merit, leadership, and community service.
www.JackieRobinson.org

JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For African Americans in the engineering programs linked with UA campus.
Historically Black College affiliated with Disciples of Christ, Hawkins, TX.
www.jarvis.edu

JUSTICIA EN DIVERSIDAD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For Latinos graduating from a US high school with a 2.5 GPA. 617-445-4452
alianza@law.harvard.edu www.law.harvard.edu/studorgs/alianza

KAPPA DELTA CHI NATIONAL FOUNDATION
For Kappa Delta Chi sisters with excellent academic achievement. Award: $500 to
$1,000. 972-841-6094, jraquel@aperez.net
www.kappadeltachi.org/index.php/Foundation/Scholarships.html

KOREAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
For students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program.
Recipients selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school
activities, and community services. Each applicant must submit an application
to the respective KASF region, in which each region is designated by the state
where school is located. www.kasf.org/

LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION, INC.
For Hispanic students who have completed at least one semester of higher
education. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and financial need are
strongly considered. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA.
www.cwu.edu/~scholar/outside/launidadfoundation.html

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECHTURE FOUNDATION/EDWARD D. STONE, JR.
For minority students pursuing a career in landscape architecture who are in the
final 2 years of undergraduate study. 202-898-2444 or 202-216-2356
tpadian@asla.org www.asla.org

LÁNZATE: PREMIO UNIVERSITARIO DE SOUTHWEST AIRLINE
Through this national education initiative, Southwest will provide roundtrip airline
tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country with socioeconomic
need who travel away from home to pursue a higher education.
www.hacu.net/hacu/Lanzate_EN.asp?SnID=1822439699

LATIN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FOUNDATION
For women seeking to further their education. Latin American Professional
Women’s Foundation, Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 31532, Los Angeles, CA
90031 323-227-9060

LATINO COLLEGE DOLLARS
Scholarships for Latino students. www.latinocollegedollars.org

LATINO INITIATIVES FOR THE NEXT CENTURY
For first generation Latino college students . 773-762-8970  www.linc-usa.org

NANCY ANN & RAY L. HUNT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
For high school seniors in any field of study. Must be permanent resident or
citizen, academically rank in top 25% of their graduating class, have an SAT score
of at least 1200 or ACT of 28. undergraduateadmissions@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/financial%5Faid

NASA TEXAS SPACE FELLOWSHIP
For students who are interested in space aviation. Award: $5,000 per year.
512- 471-3583 www.tsgc.utexas.edu

NATIONAL ACTION COUNCIL FOR MINORITIES
IN ENGINEERING
SCHOLARSHIPS
For engineering students. Award: up to $20,000, many renewable.
www.nacmebacksme.org/NBM.aspx?pageid=29

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS SCHOLARSHIPS
For deserving foreign or American born undergraduate or graduate students
interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Awards:up to $5,000.
www.nabj.org

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS-RUBEN
SALAZAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For high school seniors, college undergraduates, or first-year graduate students
who are pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast,
or online media. 202-622-7145 nahj@nahj.org www.nahj.org

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS MINORITY
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For minority graduate students in School Psychology. 301-657-0270
www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/minority.aspx

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION (NAWIC)
FOUNDER´S SCHOLARSHIP
For minority students enrolled in a construction related degree program.
817-877-5551 www.nawic.org/

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
For sports-related study (such as sports journalism). Awards are given in all
sports categories. Award: $3,000 to $12,500.
www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=412

NATIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERNSHIPS
Various awards for those who demonstrate outstanding community service.
www.nationalservice.gov

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST
Each year, the United Nations Association of the USA publishes a topic and
question of particular importance to the international community. Students then
conduct research and write a personal essay in response to the question.
www.unausa.org/education

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS
For National Honor Society members in their senior year. Nominations received
through chapter/school. Award: $1,000 for about 250 students nationwide.
www.nhs.us/s_nhs/index.asp

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH UNDERGRADUATE
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in
biomedical research. The program is primarily designed to provide an incentive for
exceptional scholars to pursue biomedical research careers at NIH.
https://ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION GRANTS
For minority students who want to pursue a career in journalism. 202-588-8764
www.nnpa.org/

NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST
Award: $1,000 each. www.usip.org/ed/npec/topic.html

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
For students of figurative, realist, or representational sculpture.
www.nationalsculpture.org/nss/index.cfm/method/main.scholarships

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
For American Indians. Award is intended to help Native American students of any
age, any tribe, in any state who are striving to get an education. Applicants
must be in financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.75.  www.abetterchance.org

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
Various scholarships to members that range in value from $500 to $7,500.
http://national.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/84/Default.aspx

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
For Hispanic students who wish to study natural resources or a natural resources
conservation-related field of study.
www.nrcs.usda.gov/intranet/hispanic/scholarship.html

NAVY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS
The U.S. Navy has partnered with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
to find the best and brightest Hispanic students interested in the STEM (science,
technology, engineering or mathematics) fields. 817-272-1116. ahetems@shpe.org.
http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships/u-s-navy-rotc-scholarship/

NCR FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
For Black and other minority students who exhibit outstanding academic
performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computerscience
engineering, or related fields. Amount: $5,000-$20,000. NCR Corporation
Headquarters, 513-445-1777

ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AIRLINE PILOT/AVIATION SCHOLARS
For minority students, especially Blacks, interested in aviation. Award: $1000.
201-568-8145 www.obap.org

PACIFICARE LATINO HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
For high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are fluent in Spanish
and English and wish to work in the health care industry. Seventy $2,000
scholarships awarded. www.gdhcc.com/info/Education.asp

PHI DELTA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must show interest in pursuing a career within the field of education.
800-766-1156 information@pdkintl.org www.pdkintl.org

PRELIMANARY SAT(PSAT)/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
(NMSQT) SCHOLARSHIP AND RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
High school students who take the PSAT/NMSQT may qualify to enter
competitions for the following scholarships and recognition programs: the National
Merit Scholarship Corporation, the National Hispanic Scholar Recognition
Program, the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, and The
Telluride Association. www.collegeboard.org/

PRESIDENTIAL FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIPS
For students who are solving the problems in their communities, demonstrating
compassion for others, and servicing those who need support
www.learnandserve.gov/home/site_map/index.asp/

RE-ENTRY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Resource for finding financial aid to adults wanted to go a back to school.
www.back2college.com/library/finad.htm

RELIGION BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Database for finding scholarships based on a specific religion.
www.free-4u.com/

RICHLAND COLLEGE FREE TUITION FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Program to assist young people that want to go to college, but cannot afford it.
No special qualifications, just ready to go up to the age of 21. Program offers a
full scholarship that will pay for tuition, books and even lunch and a bus pass to
Richland Jr. College. Melvin Pope at 972-761-6807 www.richlandcollege.edu/

RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS
$10,000 for 10 to 20 students, renewable. Based on academic merit, leadership,
and community service. Open to all fields. www.RonBrown.org

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
(AND THE UNITED NEGRO
COLLEGE FUND)
Students must be studying at an HBCU which is a member of the UNCF and have
at least a B average. Open to sophomores. Award: from $1,000 to full tuition. Approx.
60 students are selected. www.rmhc.com

RUTH STANTON COMMUNITY GRANT
Available to students who are active in community service. Requires an essay and
letter of recommendation. www.actionvolunteering.com/

SCHOLAR SITE
www.scholarsite.com

SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA
www.scholarshipamerica.org

SCHOLARSHIP HUNTER
www.scholarshiphunter.com/

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN PARALEGAL STUDIES
www.paralegals.org

SCIENCENET SCHOLARSHIPS
Database of scholarships available to students studying a science.
www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/scholarships.html

SEARS CRAFTSMAN – NATIONAL HOT ROD SCHOLARSHIP
For high school seniors WITH A 2.5 GPA or above. . 626-250-2296 www.nhra.com

SHELL OIL COMPANIES FOUNDATION/SHELL INCENTIVE FUNDS
For minority students working towards a bachelor’s degree in Business or
Technology, at participating universities. Student must be a U.S. citizen. The
universities must be contacted for specific information and/or applications. 713-
241-6161 www.shell.com

SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE COMPETITION
An award to encourage minority students to consider careers teaching math
and science. www.siemens-foundation.org/

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
For women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award:
$200 to $5,000. At least 90 are granted.
http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS
Opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New
Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. www.pdsoros.org/

SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SCHOLARSHIP
For graduate study in librarianship at a recognized school of library or information
science. Up to three $6,000 SLA scholarships each year.
www.sla.org/content/resources/scholargrant/scholar/index.cfm

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
Database of sporting-related financial aid.
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=573

STANLEY E. JACKSON SCHOLARISHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH
DISABILITIES
For disabled students of an ethnic minority who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program or vocational, technical, or fine arts training programs.
Foundation for Exceptional Children, (800) 224-6830, ext. 450

STARS AND STRIPES FUND
This supplement to the GI Bill offers assistance to military service personnel
and their spouses and children. Veterans who did not opt into the GI Bill may
also apply. 972-780-3630.     www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/stars_and_stripes.htm

STATE FARM HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIPS
For Hispanic college students who are pursing a teaching career. Each year,
$2,500 scholarships are provided to 20 students. www.statefarm.com

STUDENT INVESTORS SCHOLARSHIPS
Over $75,000 in prizes awarded to the top inventors and their academic advisors
each year www.invent.org/collegiate/

STUDENT VIDEO SCHOLARSHIPS
Video contests for undergraduate or graduate students. Awards: up to
$3,000. http://www.christophers.org/Page.aspx?pid=273

STUDY ABROAD FUNDING DIRECTORY
Database of scholarships base: www.studyabroadfunding.org

TALBOTS WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Based on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned
their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.
https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen

TARGET ALL-AROUND SCHOLARSHIPS
For civic-minded high school seniors aND college undergraduates.
http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001811

THE EMMA L. BOWEN FOUNDATION FOR MINORITY INTERESTS
Scholarships to increase minority representation in the media industry.
www.emmabowenfoundation.com/

THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION
Available to ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in
advertising, marketing or public relations. Undergraduate scholarships are worth
$5,000 each and graduate scholarships are worth $10,000 each.
http://www.lagrantfoundation.org. 323-469-8680, ext. 233. erickaavila@lagrant.com

UNION FOUNDATION
Scholarships for Latino youths to enhance their educational and career
opportunities. www.ufoundation.org

UNITED METHODIST LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
For active members of the United Methodist Church with a minimum GPA of 3.0
who plans to enroll at a United Methodist-related college or university.
www.umhef.org

UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND (UNCF)
Offers Hispanic American, Asian, Pacific Islander American, African American
and Native American college students a scholarship which includes an internship.
Applications are accepted from college sophomores, juniors and graduate
students. 1-866-671-7237 admissions@cga.uscg.mil www.uncf.org

XEROX SCHOLARSHIPS
For minorities pursuing a career in technology. Applicants must be US citizens
or visa-holding permanent residents who are enrolled as a full time undergraduate
or graduate student. www.xerox.com/

YMCA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship program for graduating high school seniors living in the Dallas
area, based on academics, financial circumstances, community service, and
the individual’s personal motivation. 972-880-9622 www.ymcadallas.org/

YOSHIYAMA AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE
COMMUNITY
For students who demonstrate self motivation, leadership, creativity, dedication,
and a commitment to pursuing community service. 202-457-0588 www.
hitachifoundation.org/yoshiyama/



ESL: Parent Information and Resources

USD 309 Translators:

South Hutchinson Elementary
Maria Caudillo, ESL translator
620-665-8441

Reno Valley Middle School
David Rodriguez, RCEC paraprofessional
620-662-4573

Nickerson High School
Jackie Ashcraft, Foreign Language Teacher
620-422-3226 or 1-800-422-3226 (toll free)

Nickerson Elementary
(Contact Jackie Ashcraft at Nickerson High School)



Translation Sites and Resources

Most recommended: http://www.ajaxtrans.com

Others:


Medline Plus Interactive Tutorials


Video Tutorials provide wonderful explanations about many medical conditions and procedures. Tutorials are in English and Spanish. Just look for the yellow ESPANOL button in the upper right-hand corner.