Minority Access Internship Program

Minority Access provides a national internship program that places undergraduate and graduate students in internships in the federal government and the private sector. The program offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, with specific deadlines for each semester. All internships are paid, and most provide paid round-trip travel between the internship and the student’s home location.

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Avis Budget Group – 2012 Summer Internship Program

Deadline April 30 2012

From the UNCF Website:

Avis Budget Group Summer Internship is a paid internship program that is hosted at the Avis Budget Group (ABG) corporate headquarters in Parsippany, NJ as well as Virginia Beach sites. The Avis Budget Group Summer program is a paid internship that will start in late May and will run approximately 10-12 weeks.

Interested applicants must be enrolled full-time at a Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The selected 2012 Avis Budget Group (ABG) fellows will participate in a 10-12 week summer internship. Interns must be available to work full-time throughout the entire length of the internship program. During the program, interns will be provided with a challenging, educational and rewarding experience that includes but not limited to assisting in the day to day operations of the assigned department, working on department projects, attending development workshops and “lunch n learns” with senior leadership team and participating in company sponsored/team building events. Each student will be paired with a mentor to enhance his or her personal and professional development. Upon successful completion of the internship, interns will receive a $5,000 need based scholarship award.

FOR THE VIRGINIA BEACH SITE, IT IS PREFERRED THAT THE APPLICANT IS PURSUING A DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AS THE INTERNSHIP WILL BE HOSTED BY THE PROCESSING CENTER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

Interns will be responsible for their transportation and housing arrangements.

NAACP – HUBERTUS W. V. WILLEMS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MALE STUDENTS – 2012

Deadline: April 22, 2012

Applicants must be male students majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering , Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences. In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens and be applying to or accepted at an accredited college (excluding proprietary schools) in the United States.

Graduate Students must posses a 3.0 average and are eligible for an award of $3000.

NAACP membership and participation is desirable. A copy of evidence of NAACP membership must be mailed to UNCF.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need based on the following family income scale:

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,      D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions

Alaska

Hawaii

1

     $16,755

     $20,955

     $19,290

2

     $22,695

     $28,380

     $26,115

3

     $28,635

     $35,805

     $32,940

4

     $34,575

     $43,230

     $39,765

5

     $40,515

     $50,655

     $46,590

6

     $46,455

     $58,080

     $53,415

7

     $52,395

     $65,505

     $60,240

8

     $58,335

     $72,930

     $67,065

To learn more about size of family unit and income scale, please visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html

For scholarship award consideration, applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1. Two letters of recommendations,

2. One page essay,

3. Recent official transcript,

4. Evidence of full time enrollment,

5. A copy of evidence of NAACP membership.

To learn more, please go to the instruction section.

For Financial Verification,Student Aid Report (SAR) must be mailed to UNCF by the deadline of the application:

Undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester. Graduate applicant may be a full or part-time student.

**Please also open and read the attached document above for other important instructions and information about the NAACP scholarship application.

Members of the National NAACP Board of Directors, SCF Trustees, National Youth Work Committee, the NAACP Scholarship Selection Committee, employees and their spouses or families to the first degree of consanguinity are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship

NAACP – AGNES JONES JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – 2012

Deadline: April 22, 2012

From the UNCF Website:

Applicants for the NAACP – AGNES JONES JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a current member of the NAACP. Applicant must submit a copy of their NAACP membership card or membership application to verify membership.
  • .Applicants for the Agnes Jones Scholarship must not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester. Graduate applicant may be a full- or part-time student.
  • Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students must possess a grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system. Graduate students must possess a 3.0 (B) average on a 4.0 system.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need based on the following scale:

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,      D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions

Alaska

Hawaii

1

     $16,755

     $20,955

     $19,290

2

     $22,695

     $28,380

     $26,115

3

     $28,635

     $35,805

     $32,940

4

     $34,575

     $43,230

     $39,765

5

     $40,515

     $50,655

     $46,590

6

     $46,455

     $58,080

     $53,415

7

     $52,395

     $65,505

     $60,240

8

     $58,335

     $72,930

     $67,065

  • Applicants who exceed the income limitations may apply and compete for a certain amount set aside for those students.
  • Renewals will not be automatic. Recipients will have to compete for the renewal of their scholarships. Additional information, such as the most recent cumulative grade point average, NAACP activities, as well as other civil rights activities, and academic awards will be considered. The renewal award may be reduced or denied based on insufficient NAACP activities.

Members of the National NAACP Board of Directors, SCF Trustees, National Youth Work Committee, the NAACP Scholarship Selection Committee, employees and their spouses or families to the first degree of consanguinity are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship

REQUIRED MATERIALS

For scholarship award consideration, the following documents must be submitted to UNCF by the application deadline, April 22, 2012:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Recent official transcript
  • Financial Verification Information
  • Evidence of full-time enrollment or application for full-time enrollment
  • Evidence of NAACP membership and
  • Essay.

Note: Please remember to answer the two free form questions under the Personal Information section of the application.

** For additional tips and information, please open the PDF file above.

General Mills Technology Scholars Award 2012

Deadline: April 30, 2012

From the UNCF Website:

General Mills markets some of the world’s best-loved brands, including Betty Crocker, Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Cheerios. Our brand portfolio includes more than 100 leading U.S. brands and numerous category leaders around the world.

General Mills and UNCF have partnered to offer the General Mills Technology Scholars Award which provides a $5,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students will be selected based on academic performance, career aspirations, demonstrated leadership, and achievement. Applicants will be notified by June on their status.