Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers announced in February 2004 a major new initiative designed to encourage talented students from families of low and moderate income to attend Harvard College. While the new initiative has four major components, including recruitment, admissions, and a summer academic program designed to prepare talented students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds for college, the financial aid component increases aid for students from low and moderate income families. Beginning with the 2004-05 year, parents in families with incomes of less than $40,000 will no longer be expected to contribute to the cost of attending Harvard for their children. In addition, Harvard will reduce the contributions expected of families with incomes between $40,000 and $60,000.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship in conjunction with a summer internship program open to members of minority groups based on need and academic excellence.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program benefiting academically-talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment, and leadership potential.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships for up to $7,000 annually to minority high school students to attend the college of their choice.
Maxwell House Coffee Minority Scholarship
Maxwell House offers a $3,000 scholarship to minority high school students or graduates willing to attend black colleges. For more specific information, please contact Maxwell House Coffee, 250 North Street, White Plains, NY 10625 or by phone at 914-335-2500.
The usaFunds Access to Education Scholarships
This program assists students in achieving their higher-education goals by awarding a total of up to $3 million in new scholarships to qualified students who demonstrate financial need.