The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.
- Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
- Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander
- Will be a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses
- Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600
Actuarial exams will be an important factor in evaluating scholarship qualifications for applicants entering their junior year and beyond. Additionally, exams passed will also be a consideration for previous award recipients applying to renew the scholarship.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
DEADLINE: May 2nd, 2017
Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and our organization. Our aim is to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals working as leaders in the field of library and information science to best position libraries and institutions at the core of today’s culturally diverse communities.
- Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.
- Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.
- Applicant must attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an AASL-recognized School Library Media program.
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited program and begin school no later than September 1st or the Fall Semester immediately following the award (awards are announced each June).
- Applicants may have full or part time status.
- Applicants must be able to meet the requirement to maintain a minimum courseload of two classes per semester (the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters following the award notification) during their scholarship year and should not anticipate graduating prior to the May following their award.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2018
REWARD: $5,000 max
SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.
- Have completed the equivalent of two years of college
- Have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining after the initial summer program (graduating seniors are not eligible to apply)
- Ideally have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; if your GPA is less than this, please address the circumstances in your essay
- Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; and a plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science
- Have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status
- Be comfortable with all internship requirements.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
REWARD: SEE WEBSITE