Ron Brown Scholars Program This scholarship is awarded to highly talented African-American high school seniors with significant financial need. Awards are chosen based on interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship, but recipients may pursue any academic discipline. $10,000 a year, renewable for four years. Gates Scholarship The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship that is awarded to the top 300 students in the US, in which the winners will receive funding for the full cost of attendance of any accredited institution. Jackie Robinson Scholarship This award is aimed at outstanding minority high school students who demonstrate leadership potential and dedication to community service. Applicants must have financial need and attend a four-year college. In addition to money, scholars receive a variety of support during college, including mentoring and access to internship and job placement help. Horatio Alger National Scholarship The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship The Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. TMCF/Department of Defense Scholarship This award is for students with financial need who will attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), with preference for those who attend a publicly supported HBCU. Applicants need a 3.25 GPA and must pursue a degree in a STEM-related field. 25 awards of $15,000 a year, renewable for four years. Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships BAM will award three (3) US $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. Up to 24 scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a one-time $2,500 BAM technology stipend based on need. Elginility includes the student must be a high-school senior of African descent (African American or African), plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation, plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing), demonstrate a passion for technology, demonstrate leadership at school or in the community, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and require financial assistance to attend college.