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Need Help learning about Low Income and Minority Based Scholarships

powercropperpowercropper 1664 replies71 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
I would like to learn from other parents about low income and minority based college scholarships that are available to students living in the southeast.
edited September 20
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12871 replies242 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Questbridge, Jack Kent Cooke, and Coca Cola are basically full ride scholarships available to students from all over the US.

    What do you want to know, exactly?
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  • powercropperpowercropper 1664 replies71 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 20
    I am realizing I have a gap in my knowledge of college admissions. I like to think I know things, but realize I know nothing about scholarships that are specifically targeted to low income and/or minority students.

    I would like to gain knowledge of what scholarships are available, and where would I find details about that scholarship. I am not interested in ultra competitive scholarships like the Coca Cola Scholarship.

    I have heard the name Questbridge, but know nothing about it. Anyone have experience with Questbridge or similar type scholarships?

    Again, this is just me asking questions to deepen my understanding of college admissions.
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  • thumper1thumper1 74793 replies3278 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 20
    Quest bridge is competitive too. Actually, all of the national scholarships are competitive.

    There is a Questbridge forum on this site. You can look there for some info.

    Are you looking for,scholarships for students who perhaps do not have high grades, but are low income and could use some assistance? Is that what you are asking?
    Again, this is just me asking questions to deepen my understanding of college admissions.

    I’m assuming this is a typo and you meant college funding for lower income students. Not admissions.
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  • thumper1thumper1 74793 replies3278 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @ucbalumnus could you perhaps put info about the HBCU that offer scholarships, and the criteria for getting those. This might help this poster. Many of the schools you have mentioned are located in the southeast.
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  • powercropperpowercropper 1664 replies71 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Here's a more specific question that is genuine--Are the scholarships targeted for low income/minority students going to be at the same caliber of competition as the Coca Cola Scholarship? Students winning national awards, curing cancer, major leadership roles, etc?

    Are there multiple scholarships awarded by Questbridge and/or others out there? How many scholarships are awarded yearly to low income/minority students. Is it a Lottery Pick, or do they really have a chance to win a scholarship? Is it worth the effort to apply to these type scholarships?

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  • powercropperpowercropper 1664 replies71 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you are reading this and would like to help me broaden my knowledge in this area, could you PM me please? Thanks so much.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22974 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Basically all scholarships are competitive. Scholarships are to award something about the student like high academic stats, musical talent, leadership, community service. Some scholarship grantors also want their awards to go to low income students, so that's a factor. Coca cola, for example, goes to high achieving students who have financial need but yes, it's competitive.

    Low income students without the other talents usually are looking for need based financial aid. Most need based FA come from or through the college itself. If you can get into the school based on your academics (competitive), you'll apply for FA and the school will organize federal aid, loans, state aid, any aid the school has to award to its students. Some schools have a lot of aid, some very little.

    Questbridge is a program to help students get into schools. I think the schools then give the financial aid needed.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78232 replies690 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    thumper1 wrote: »
    @ucbalumnus could you perhaps put info about the HBCU that offer scholarships, and the criteria for getting those. This might help this poster. Many of the schools you have mentioned are located in the southeast.

    Some of those colleges' scholarships are not specifically limited to low income or minority students; they are just merit scholarships (and one does not have to be black to attend a historically black college).

    https://www.pvamu.edu/faid/types-of-aid/scholarships/university-scholarships/
    https://www.tuskegee.edu/programs-courses/scholarships/freshman-scholarships
    https://www.aamu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/index.html
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78232 replies690 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    For low income students in general, check the net price calculator on the web site of any college of interest to see if it may provide need based financial aid. Some net price calculators also include stats-based merit scholarships.
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  • thumper1thumper1 74793 replies3278 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Questbridge is competitive in a number of ways. First...the EFC needs to really be about $0 to get the award. The student also has to have excellent stats. Questbridge chooses multiple students if that’s what you mean. If you are asking if Questbridge has multiple awards at different dollar amounts...I don’t know the answer for sure but I think it’s no.

    @CottonTales ??
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12871 replies242 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The best place for info on Questbridge is their very detailed web site. It is not hard to find, pretty sure it's questbridge.org. And yes, it is very competitive. So is JK Cooke (also has a web site with lots of info).
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  • college_querycollege_query 4312 replies321 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Posse Foundation is another resource, but again, for top students. Many top schools have diversity/fly-in programs. Look at College Greenlight for info.
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  • dadof2ddadof2d 209 replies14 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Look at the Hagan Foundation:

    https://haganscholarships.org/

    It is for low income students from rural areas that worked in high school. It offers some interesting benefits.
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  • itsgettingreal17itsgettingreal17 3983 replies26 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Coca Cola is $20k, not a full ride. But still super competitive.
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20736 replies1998 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited September 22
    Posse is not a minority or a low income scholarship.

    It is a extrememly competitive leadership scholarship that covers tuition. There are no income limits placed on Posse. ypu dont have to be a low income student to get the scholarship

    You must live in one of the Posse cities to apply or be eligible for the scholarship (south: ciies are Atlanta, Houston, NOLA)

    There are literally thousands of students applying for approximately 100 slots in each Posse city (10 scholarships per Posse Partner).
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