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.



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.

AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to Native students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948.  AAIA currently has 8 scholarship programs for graduate and undergraduate students from Federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.

Information for the upcoming year is updated on their website each February. Full details can be found at If you have questions after reviewing the website, please contact Lisa Wyzlic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 240-314-7155.  Note, AAIA is in the Eastern time zone so it may be easier to e-mail your questions.

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.

Entertainment Power Players Directory

Excellent directory for students and professionals seeking contact information for who's who in the television, film, and music industries.

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."

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship 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.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school in a community served or approved by Comcast.
  • 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 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.

To determine program eligibility and to request nomination access, school principals and guidance counselors may contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (855) 670-4787. The application deadline is December 3, 2015 for scholarships awarded in support of the 2016-17 academic year.

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. This year's deadline has passed.  The award is open to rising seniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. Award categories include, but are not limited to: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare, Innovation & Technology, Media & Entertainment, and Sports & Fitness. 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 different regions across the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Rio Grande Valley, San Jose, and Washington DC.  Students may apply to as many categories as they wish within any one region (and only one). 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.

Note: Recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards are not precluded for applying for the Emma L. Bowen Foundation fellowship program.


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.

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.

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.




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