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General Information

Name USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships (Minority Students)
Number of Awards
Award Value
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until February 16
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Contact Information

Contact USA Funds
Phone (800)537-4180

Scholarship Description

Applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all U.S. territories and commonwealths are eligible for USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships. Priority consideration for the awards will be given to applicants from Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada and Wyoming, states that USA Funds serves as the federally designated guarantor of federal student loans, and from Washington and Idaho, states that USA Funds' affiliate Northwest Education Loan Association serves as the federally designated guarantor of student loans.

Scholarships awarded under this program to residents of Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington states are made possible with the support of College Spark Washington.

Additionally, up to 50 percent of the scholarship awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic minority group or have a documented physical disability. Ethnic minority groups are defined as follows:

* Alaskan Native/American Indian
* Asian
* Black/African-American
* Hispanic or Latino
* Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals are considered to have a disability if they have a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a record of such an impairment or are regarded as having such an impairment. Applicants who are physically disabled must submit a doctor’s statement describing the disability, including the degree and limitation on their ability.