The Voyager Scholarship


Application for the Voyager Scholarship for Public Service is now closed. Eligibility information below was for the 2022-23 scholarship.
Am I eligible to apply?
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2022. Eligible students are:
Finishing sophomore year in Spring 2022
Or transferring from a two-year to a four-year college for their 2022-2023 junior academic year
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

Applicants must plan to pursue a career in public service—what does that mean?
We have a broad definition of public service, which includes careers in government, non-profits or the private sector. A career in public service includes a range of occupations—from community organizing to social work and from entrepreneurship to the arts—all committed to solving our biggest challenges together.

When will participants be notified of their selection and when will the program begin?
Selected Voyagers will be notified in August and the program will begin in September 2022.

What if I’m not eligible for the Scholarship yet?
To be notified about our future scholarships or Foundation programs, please sign up to receive email updates from the Obama Foundation.

When will the next application cycle open?
We will post information on the website as soon as we have dates for our next application cycle.

ABA Diversity Scholarship


This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. You must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited University. You must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the travel and tourism industry. Travel and tourism encompass a varying range of professions from accounting to hospitality management and everything in between. In other words, please apply rather than ruling yourself out because of your major. You must demonstrate your diversity (this includes varying cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, nationality, minorities, age, race, or ethnicity) to evaluators.

The 2023-24 Scholarship season will open December 1st, 2022

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship


Each year, the STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 200 recipients studying engineering or computer science at a 4-year college or university.

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

U.S. citizen
Demonstrated financial need
High school senior with a 2.5 or above GPA OR a freshman or a sophomore undergraduate student with a 2.5 or above GPA
Current or planned 4-year degree enrollment in the following majors:
Aerospace Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Current or planned full-time attendance at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university
Interest in a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding (note: the internship is not required to receive a scholarship, and scholarship recipients are not guaranteed an internship)

The application program will be available again in January 2023.

AMS Minority Scholarships


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2022 are eligible to apply. Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Marine Biology is not eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students eligible to apply for the AMS Minority Scholarship Program may also apply to the AMS Freshman Scholarship Program but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both. *MORE INFORMATION TO COME*

Stantec Equity and Diversity Scholarship


Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university, or post-secondary institution in the 2021-22 academic year in pursuit of a bachelor's degree; pursue a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) major; and belong to a historically underrepresented population/group such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, and first-generation college students. Successful applicants will be notified February 2023.

Ron Brown Scholar Program


RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 450 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. Applicants MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application.

Jackie Robinson Scholarship


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating, minority high school senior
- Be a United States citizen
- Present evidence of financial need
- Demonstrate a record of academic excellence
- Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
- Submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year*
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
- Have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.

*JRF recognizes the challenges of taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic; applicants who do not HAVE TEST SCORES to submit will not be disadvantaged in the selection process.

Application is now open.

Black American Engineering Award


To apply you must be: Black American, incoming college freshman/current high school senior, or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program in Fall 2022, eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding, able to show proven financial need, a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident, in good academic standing, enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution., pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines.

ACS Scholars Program


To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, "B" or better); and, demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form. Application closes March 1st, 2023.

American Association of Blacks in Energy


To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in the next semester in an accredited college or university; planning to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematic fields, in preparation for a career in the energy sector; be one of the historically underrepresented minorities in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math-related disciplines.

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