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Heritage Scholarships

A number of resources are available on the web and through various local government agencies designed to help people trace their roots through extensive searches or DNA tests to discover what ancestry is in their bloodlines.

Where Do I Come From? 

A number of resources are available on the web and through various local government agencies designed to help people trace their roots through extensive searches or DNA tests to discover what ancestry is in their bloodlines.  

Check out these sites to get a head start on your search: 

  • RootsForReal.com: Provides you with a map to estimate the location of your ancestral origins.
  • Ancestry.com: Offers ethnicity testing, a list of ancestral names and a map to determine which ethnicities run in your bloodline.
  • FamilySearch.org: Lists who is in your genealogy or personal ancestry by comparing your results to others from the same lineage or to different ethnic groups, both current and historic.

Think you’re part Native American? Indians.org is sponsored through the American Indian Heritage Foundation to help people prove if they are of Native American descent. The requirements to obtain tribal benefits vary from tribe to tribe and can range from having any percentage of Indian within one’s bloodline to being at least ½ part native to qualify. 

To view a full chart of the lineage requirements for each tribe, visit native-american-online.org.  

Click here to sign up for our $1,000 scholarship!

Nationality 

German    German-American Heritage Foundation 

Filipino    Asian Pacific Fund 

African    Black Community Scholarship Fund 

Irish    Irish American Home Society, Inc. 

Chinese    Institute of China Studies 

Italian    National Italian-American Foundation 

Polish    American Institute of Polish Culture, Inc. 

Korean    US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce 

Japanese    Japanese-American Citizens League 

Puerto Rican    Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Arabian    The Arab American Institute 

Russian    Russian American Foundation 

Native American    United South & Eastern Tribes Scholarship Fund 

Greek    The AHEPA Educational Foundation 

“I have won several awards given by Greek heritage organizations, including winning the Bob Costas Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism,” said Callie Corley, a TV news producer at WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama. “Getting plugged in with a church group or heritage association is a great way to learn about opportunities.” 

 Lineage 

Mayflower    General Society of Mayflower Descendants 

Jewish    Jewish Community Foundation 

Confederate    United Daughters of the Confederacy 

Amish    Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund 

American Revolution    Daughters of the American Revolution 

U.S Armed Forces    American Legion Legacy Scholarship 

Korean War    Descendants Of Korean War Foundation 

 

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