Scholarships for Women of Color

Scholarships for Minority Women

Actuary  Scholarships for Minority Students
http://www.beanactuary.org

American  Chemical Society Scholarships

http://www.cnetweb.org/american_chemical_society_scholarships.htm

American Geological Institute  Minority Geoscience Student Scholarship
http://www.agiweb.org/mpp/index.html

American Institute  of Certified Public Accountants
http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm

American Political Science Association Minority Scholarships
http://www.apsanet.org/content_11666.cfm

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
http://kff.org/about/jordanscholars.cfm

Coca-Cola Scholars  Foundation

https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb

The  Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
http://www.atlcf.org%20%20/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships.aspx

Engineering for Minorities

http://www.nacme.org/ http://www.nacme.org

Gates  Millennium Scholars

http://www.gmsp.org/(bfnb4u55ixjaak3qoius3wqg)/default.aspx

International Education Financial Aid

http://www.iefa.org/ http://www.iefa.org

The Jackie Robinson  Foundation

http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/faq.php
(high school seniors only)

Jack Kent Cook Foundation  Graduate Scholars Program
http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

John L. Carey  Accounting Scholarship
http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/jlcs.htm

Kaiser Media Internships  in Health Reporting

http://kff.org/mediafellows/mediainternships.cfm

LGBT Scholarships
http://www.leaguefoundation.org

Microsoft Scholarships
http://www.microsoft.com/college/ss_reqs.mspx

for computer related degrees

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

http://www.udall.gov

(for environmental studies)

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART Grant)

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/NewProgr
ams.jsp

Student Affairs  Administrators in Higher Education
http://www.naspa.org/programs/nufp/default.cfm

Students of Color Scholarship
http://www.financialaid4you.com/index.php/home

Unmet  Need Scholarship
http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/Unmet_need.html

USA  Funds
http://www.usafunds.org/planning/access_to_education_scholarship/index.html

Scholarships  for African -American Women _Herbert Lehman Education Fund
http://www.naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=35

Ron Brown Scholarship

http://www.ronbrown.org/> )

high school  seniors)

Black Excel
http://www.blackexcel.org/ <http://www.blackexcel.org

Congressional Black  Caucus Foundation
http://www.cbcfinc.org)

Dr. James M. Rosin Scholarship
http://www.uncf.org

Fisk Premedical Summer  Institute / Minority Medical Education Program
http://www.uncf.org

General Mills Technology  Scholars Award
http://www.uncf.org

Law School: MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship  Program
http://www.uncf.org

NAACP Earl Warren  Shearman and Sterling Law School Scholarship

http://w%20%20ww.naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=44

NAACP Scholarships: Earl G.  Graves Scholarship, Agnes Jones
Scholarship, Lillian and Samuel Sutton  Scholarship, Roy Wilkins
Scholarship, and the Hubertus W.V. Williams  Scholarship

http://www.naacp.org/advocacy/education

National Association  of Black Journalists
http://www.nabj.org/programs/scholarships/index.php

National Black Police Association
http://www.blackpolice.org

National  Society of Black Engineers Scholarship List
http://national.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/84/Default.aspx

Sallie  Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship
http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/american_dream.html

Siemens Teacher Education Scholarship  Program
http://www.uncf.org

Spieler, Rhea and Louis Scholarship  Program
http://www.uncf.org

UNCF Merck Science Initiative
http://www.uncf.org/Merck/

United Negro College  Fund

http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp

Scholarships for Latina Women

Hispanic Scholarship  Fund
http://www.hsf.net/&gt; )  (also for college students)

Adelante US Education  Leadership Fund

http://www.adelantefund.org/adelante/Default_EN.asp

_Congressional

Hispanic Caucus Institute
http://www.chci.org/

(Congressional Internship)

First  in My Family Scholarship Program

http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/first_family.html

Hispanic Alliance for Career  Enhancement
http://www.hace-usa.org/college.htm

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Default_EN.asp

Hispanic Internship Program
http://www.hnip.net

La Unidad Latina  Foundation
http://foundation.launidadlatina.org/Apply.htm

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund _National Association of Hispanic  Journalists
http://www.nahj.org/home/home.shtml

Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund
http://www.salef.org/salef/fulfilling.html

State Farm  Hispanic Scholarship Fund
http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grants/hispanic.asp&gt;

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Madea’s Big Happy Family at Frank Erwin Center: November 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Frank Erwin Center

Madea’s Big Happy Family starring Tyler Perry features Cassi Davis and Palmer Williams, Jr. of “House of Payne,” R&B singing sensation Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley and actress/singer Chandra Currelley-Young and will stop at The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center on November 3!

University students, faculty and staff SAVE $5 on the $52 and $62 ticket prices.

Discount tickets to Madea’s Big Happy Family starring Tyler Perry are available now in person with valid UT ID at the Frank Erwin Center box office (Monday – Friday, 10am to 6pm), by phone at (512) 477-6060 and online at http://www.TexasBoxOffice.com with the password STAFF. To purchase tickets online, please click on the Frank Erwin Center Special Promotions icon and enter the password to receive this special offer.

For more information about this and other Frank Erwin Center events, please visit us at http://www.uterwincenter.com.

Offer subject to availability. Convenience charges may apply. No double discounts.

Seeking Volunteers for BAM (Black Arts Movement): June 4-19, 2010

BAM Festival

June 4-19, 2010

www.bamaustin.org
Confirmed such acts include: Dallas Black Dance Theater, Leela James, The Black Prince of Comedy, Tje Austin, The Wood and Strings Puppet Theater and much, MUCH more!

Volunteer positions in every area of the festival- from box office to technical positions.  You don’t need any experience to volunteer, just the desire to have fun. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt for their time commitment and anyone who works more than 2 separate events will receive an All Access BAM pass which will get you into each and every show!

There is a link to the application below or it can be completed on directly on the BAM website.  Questions?  Please contact: rachael@proartsaustin.org

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER FORM

Seeking Members for Poker Walk TEAM BFSA: May 12th

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

11:30am – 12:15pm:  Check- In (under the white tent on the Gregory Plaza).

12:15pm:   The “Let’s Make a Deal” prize program begins

12:30:  Walk begins

Poker Walk is a FREE EVENT put on by the Division of Recreational Sports to celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Join the crowd, walk for fun, and enjoy the entertaining Poker Walk Program afterwards! Lunch is $6 (cash only) if you choose to purchase it there. Otherwise, bring your own and enjoy the program!

Team Information
Teams can qualify for prizes…”Best Team Name,” “Best Team Costume,” and more! Also, we have “Team Photos” at the event so you can cherish your Poker Walk experience for years to come! Feel free to get creative with your costumes…we are amazed every year by what people come up with!

TEAM BFSA

Brenda Burt

Kyle Clark

Derrick Davis

Lisa Gentry

Danielle Martin

Jennifer Martinson

Emma Middleton

LT Robinson

Tiesha Street

Phaedra White

…and YOU!

How to register:
Registration is required on or by the Monday. May 10th.  Please RSVP to jennifer@cs.utexas.edu with your t-shirt size and whether you plan to purchase lunch(Please note: t-shirt sizes and lunches are distributed on a first come-first served basis.)

Ever Wanted To Be On TV?

AFRICAN AMERICANS NEEDED FOR TV SERIES – ASSISTANCE REQUESTED WILL PAY
My name is Tina Kerr and I am the Extras Casting Director for two television series (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and FOX’s “The Good Guys”) which are currently filming in the Austin and Dallas areas.
On both projects we would like to have a better representation of the African American community, but do not have a lot of people in our talent pool who fit that demographic. We are looking for African American Men, Women and Children – ALL Ages, NO experience necessary!
In addition to the general extra types (neighbors, football fans, high school students, restaurant customers, etc) that we will be using, we are also in need of others with the following special skills – football players, basketball players, barbers, police officers, business men and women with professional attire, precision drivers, paramedic/EMT’s, firefighters and many other skills.

Extras do get paid and rates vary by location/project. In Austin for “Friday Night Lights” the rate is $7.25 per hour with an 8 hour guarantee of $58.00 plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours.  In Dallas  for “The Good Guys” the rate is $8.00 per hour with an 8 hour guarantee of $64.00 plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours. Meals are generally always provided and it can be a fun, new experience to work in television & meet new people. Work days can average anywhere from 4-14 hours per day and filming is usually done during the week with weekends off.
I need all the help I can get in getting the word out to the African American communities in both areas and hope you are able to help with this. Please help us out by letting all of your contacts know about this opportunity and/or reposting this notice on your networking sites.
Anyone who is interested in working with us should visit our website at http://www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application. They will need to upload 1-2 photos of themselves and input some personal information. It is FREE to be in out talent database, so notifications to input credit card information or pay for ‘active’ upgrades can be disregarded. It is OPTIONAL to pay for the upgrades and we do not require any form of payment to work with us on our shows.
If you have further questions, please feel free to either call us at 512-707-7934 or email us at: onlocationcasting@yahoo.com
We will also be booking other extras from different ethnic groups for both of these projects, so EVERYONE is welcome to sign up to work with us as an extra!!
ON LOCATION CASTING  office: (512) 707—7934    http://www.onlocationcasting.net

Solidarity Divided, The Crisis in Organized Labor: March 28

Sunday, March 28, 2010
7:00-9:00pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Drive, west of I-35 off Wells Branch Parkway.

http://www.staopen.com/

UT professor Robert Jensen will interview Fletcher onstage, questioning him about the social justice movements that have been the focus of his life and work. What lessons about the today’s crises can we draw from Fletcher’s experience in the struggle for racial and economic justice, at home and abroad? Drawing on Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path toward Social Justice, his 2009 book co-authored with Fernando Gapasin, Fletcher will offer new ideas for progressive organizing.

Fletcher, the executive editor of The Black Commentator web magazine and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal, is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, a national non-profit organization organizing, educating and advocating for justice for the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. He is also a founder of the Black Radical Congress and a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

Fletcher has served as Vice President for International Trade Union Development Programs for the AFL-CIO’s George Meany Center, as well as Education Director and Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. Beginning in the labor movement as a rank-and-file member of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, he combined labor and community work in efforts to desegregate the Boston building trades. He later served in leadership and staff positions in District 65-United Auto Workers, National Postal Mail Handlers Union and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

For a copy of the provocative essay on “Reimagining Socialism” that Fletcher wrote with Barbara Ehrenreich for The Nation magazine, go to
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090323/ehrenreich_fletcher

Sponsored by:
Third Coast Activist Resource Center, http://thirdcoastactivist.org/
MonkeyWrench Books, http://www.monkeywrenchbooks.org/
Workers Defense Project, http://workersdefense.org/

The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

For more information, contact Robert Jensen at 471-1990 or rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

AND

“The Crisis facing Working People: A New Path toward Social Justice”
a talk by Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of  Solidarity Divided

Monday, March 29, 2010
3 p.m.
LBJ Conference Room (CMA 5.160)
Dean Keaton St. and Guadalupe
University of Texas at Austin

http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cma.html

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the executive editor of The Black Commentator web magazine and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. A longtime labor, racial justice and international activist, he is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, a national non-profit organization organizing, educating and advocating for justice for the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Fletcher is also a founder of the Black Radical Congress and a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

A graduate of Harvard University, Fletcher is the co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path toward Social Justice (University of California Press, 2009). He has served as Vice President for International Trade Union Development Programs for the AFL-CIO’s George Meany Center, as well as Education Director and Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. Beginning in the labor movement as a rank-and-file member of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, he combined labor and community work in efforts to desegregate the Boston building trades. He later served in leadership and staff positions in District 65-United Auto Workers, National Postal Mail Handlers Union and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Senior Fellows honors program of the College of Communication and the Center for African and African American Studies of the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, contact Robert Jensen at (512) 471-1990 or rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

For more events, please visit: http://www.austintexassoul.org/events

“When I Rise” Barbara Smith Conrad Documentary Featured at SXSW

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:30 a.m.
The Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

When I Rise is a powerful new documentary about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who became a target of racial discrimination and ultimately ascended to the heights of international opera. An official selection of the South by Southwest Film Festival, When I Rise will be screened twice during SXSW.  Tickets are available to the public about 15 minutes prior to screening time (pending available seating). The single admission ticket price is $10 for all SXSW screenings.

To learn more about the film, visit:  http://www.whenirisefilm.com/