Our Resource List
The Short List - college counseling and career planning, inspiring greatness in young adults and helping them get placed on "the short list" of their chosen colleges or profession. www.theshortlist.org
FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS:
The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) is an 89 year old Native non-profit working nationally in areas of service and advocacy. We have offices located in Rockville, Maryland and Agency Village, South Dakota, and are governed by an all-Native board of directors from across the United States.
Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Based in Washington, DC, APIASF was formed in 2003. http://www.apiasf.org/
Entertainment Power Players Directory - excellent directory for students and professionals seeking contact information for who's who in the television, film, and music industries. www.entertainmentpower.com
California Future Business Leaders of America - California BLA, an affiliate of Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The FBLA Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. We bring our mission to life through the application of our motto: Service, Education, and Progress." www.cafbla.org
Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program
Nominations for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program are currently being accepted. This program is a nomination-based award and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics, and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, recipients of the award will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.
Comcast is committed to powering dreams in the communities we serve, and we have strong connections with these communities because our employees live, work, and raise their families everywhere that we provide service. Comcast recognizes that being an active part of these communities is an integral part of our success, and our company culture is enriched by this diverse environment. Comcast is committed to diversity – in our employment practices, our purchasing decisions, our programming and our community investment. Last year, nearly 880 scholarships were awarded to diverse students.
- Full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school within a Comcast Community.
- Student grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
- Student demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences.
- Student shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service.
- Student plans to attend an accredited, nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States.
- Student will need to verify nomination by entering the Comcast School Code (CSC), provided by the principal or guidance counselor.
- Student will need to complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form. If the nominee is not over the age of eighteen, the parent/guardian must complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Annual Youth Awards - The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort. The online application will be available April through June and will be open to current high school juniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. Award categories include, but are not limited to: Business, Community Service, Education, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare and Science. More categories are added each year and are subject to change without notice. For questions, Please consult the HHF's FAQ's. The Awards are divided into twelve different regions across the country: Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Miami, Northern California, Denver and Phoenix. Students may apply to as many categories as they wish within any one region (and only one) regardless of where they live. If selected attendance to the regional ceremony is absolutely mandatory. Three recipients are selected for each category (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallion) in each of the regions and special recognition ceremonies are held with local business, education and community leaders to pay tribute to their accomplishments. All recipients are eligible to be selected as their category National recipient, receive a laptop computer, and a trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony (Location TBA). http://hispanicheritage.org
Note: Recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards are not precluded for applying for the Emma L. Bowen Foundation work/study program.
QuestBridge - QuestBridge is a program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges. In 2004, over 100 students were admitted to top universities with QuestBridge assistance. www.questbridge.org
Alliance for Women in Media - Founded in 1951, the Alliance for Women in Media’s mission (formerly American Women in Radio and Television) is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to our members and the industry. www.awrt.org
Asian American Justice Center - Founded in 1991, the Asian American Justice Center works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. http://www.advancingequality.org/
Japanese American Citizens League - The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community. http://www.jacl.org
National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation - The NABEF is dedicated to the training and enhancement of the nation's broadcasting community. NABEF develops and supports educational programs and outreach initiatives designed to provide information on topical issues, increase diversity, highlight community service and promote philanthropy. www.nabef.org
National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications - NAMIC is a 501(c)(6) trade association founded in 1980. NAMIC educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the telecommunications industry through its 17 nationwide chapters. Members are cable operators, programmers, hardware suppliers, telecommunication and new media professionals and entrepreneurs. www.namic.com
Organization for Chinese Americans -a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. http://www.ocanational.org
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center - SEARAC is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans. http://www.searac.org