Fedex Freight Scholarships

by Sara Juveland
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FedEx supports five scholarship funds focusing on diversity. The funds are offered to minority students and interns through various organizations that FedEx sponsors. If you are Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander American or American Indian, you may be eligible to apply. You may also apply for a FedEx scholarship if you are an intern with INROADS.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

FedEx partners with the HSF to offer scholarships to Hispanic graduating high school seniors. You, a parent or a grandparent must be a descendant of one of the many qualifying countries to apply. You will also need a minimum 3.0 GPA. At the time of publication, the average scholarship is $2,500, but they can range from $500 to $5,000. You can use the scholarship for tuition, books, fees, room, board and transportation. If you study abroad while still enrolled in your home university, you can use the scholarship to pay for study abroad expenses. In addition to good grades, you should participate in several activities and must write a clear, on-topic essay to win this scholarship.

United Negro College Fund

FedEx does not offer one particular scholarship through the UNCF, but the company supports the fund financially. The UNCF offers dozens of scholarships annually to high school seniors, current college students and graduate students. You can apply to as many scholarships as you are eligible. Many UNCF scholarships require recipients to demonstrate financial need by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Depending on the scholarship you apply for, the minimum GPA, award amount and other details vary.

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FedEx APIASF Scholarship

FedEx funds one scholarship through the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. You can apply for this four-year, $2,500 scholarship as a high school senior. You must be of Asian or Pacific Islander descent to apply. APIASF requires applicants to fill out the FAFSA to apply. You also need to find one person to fill out an online recommendation form for you, enroll full time as a first-year student and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

American Indian College Fund

FedEx supports the AICF scholarships for American Indian students attending tribal colleges. Tribal colleges are located mainly in the Midwest, with one in Washington state and several in the Southwest. You must be enrolled full time to apply. You must also be either a registered member of a federal or state-recognized tribe or have a parent or grandparent who is. The FedEx-sponsored scholarships are for freshmen and are for $2,250 each. You need to have had a 3.0 GPA in high school and maintain a 2.5 GPA while part of the scholarship program. In addition, the scholarships are offered to students who display leadership skills and are committed to the American Indian community.

Fedex/INROADS Leadership Scholarship

INROADS, Inc. serves minority students by offering internships and career guidance for entering the corporate world. FedEx has partnered with INROADS to offer a scholarship to interns in the Southeast. You must be an INROADS intern in good standing in that region with a GPA of at least 3.0 to apply. Two interns are chosen annually to receive one-time, $2,500 scholarships.

About the Author

Sara Juveland has been writing articles and textbooks related to education since 2012. Based in Oregon, Juveland has five years of experience living, studying, and working in South Korea, Japan, and China. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese from Pacific University and an MA TESOL from Portland State University.

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