In the past years, the government tries to help minority citizens in many ways. One of those ways is by giving grants that people can use for further an education, start a new business or pay their mortgage.
These grants can help in many ways, but you first need to check to see if you are eligible for any of them. There are lots of minority groups and you should find out if you belong to one of them, and if there are any grants for this group. Some popular minority grants are:
Grants for Native Americans
In order to qualify for a Native American grant, you need to show proof of your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), and also belong to an acknowledgeable tribe. Most grants are for college tuition and education, such as the “Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants”, the “Minority Science and Engineering Improvement” or the “Indian Adult Education”.
Grants for African Americans
Plenty of student grants are specified for young African Americans. For the last few decades, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) funds three dozen historically African American colleges and universities. Other grant opportunities include grants like “The National Black Nurses Association”, the “Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Program” or the “Frederick Douglass Scholars Program”.
Grants for Asian minorities
Just like any other minority group, Asians also get specific grants allocated to their needs in business or education. One of the most influential student programs is the “Luisa Mallari Fellowship”, which allows Asian students the opportunity to study their surrounding countries.
Grants for Hispanic minorities
Compared to others, there are not a lot of Hispanic minority grants, as mentioned at this source – US Government Grants For Minorities 2013. The government aspires to change that situation by allocating $15 million dollars for the development of Hispanic universities and colleges, and $70 million for already established Hispanic universities and colleges. Popular grants for Hispanics are the “The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute”, the “Hispanic Nurses Association grants and scholarships” and the “Jose Marti Challenge Grant”.
An important note for all grants – check your eligibility before you apply.