Minorities: College Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Minority scholarships for college and graduate school students, fellowships, internships and grants.

College scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants for Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants — Diversity Initiatives
College and Graduate Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students — Up to $5,000/yr.
Apr 1 The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

  Minority Doctoral Graduate Fellowships in Accounting — $12,000
Apr 1 The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment.

Brown and Caldwell — Scholarships
  Minority Scholarships — $5,000
Apr 15 Awards for students in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g., geology, hydrogeology, biology, ecology, public health, industrial hygiene or toxicology).

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation — Scholarships
William Rucker Greenwood Graduate or College Scholarships for Minority Women Geoscience Majors — $1,000
Apr 30 Honors and provides support for outstanding minority women geoscience students.

AWG Minority Scholarships for Young Minority Women, Including High School Seniors — $6,000
Jun 30 This program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support.

American Planning Association — Scholarships and Fellowships
College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women — $2,000 to $4,000
Apr 30 Judith McManus Price Scholarship for students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) — Student Fellowships
  ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowships for Minorities — $63,000
May 1 Aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The fellowship encourages students to continue and complete their research project in the microbiological sciences.

  ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (ASM-MURF) for Minorities — Up to $1,500 travel support
Dec 1 Students from non-research intensive institutions will have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research with an ASM member at a research intensive host institution, and present research results at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and the ASM General Meeting.

Omega Phi Beta Sorority
  Reach for the Gold College Scholarship
May 1 Targets a woman of color who is a college-bound senior.

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation — Academic Scholarships
  The Hyatt Hotels Fund For Minority Lodging Management Students — $2,000
May 1 Academic Scholarships are for students studying in a hospitality-related degree granting curriculum at a US college or university.

American Architectural Foundation — AIA Diversity and Inclusion Resource Center of Excellence
  AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship — $3,000 to $4,000
May 2 Provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree in Architecture. A professional degree is either a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or a 4+2 pre-professional Bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree.

Harvard Business School
  Summer Venture in Management Program
May 12 Summer Venture in Management Program Introduces College Students to Harvard MBA Experience. A one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. SVMP participants must be employed in a summer internship and be nominated by and have sponsorship from their company or organization to attend.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
DOW-MIT ACCESS
Jul 8 ACCESS is a weekend of educational and informative events that will introduce talented sophomores, juniors and seniors to the benefits of a graduate education in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. The goal of ACCESS is not to prepare students for graduate school at MIT specifically, but rather to introduce them to the advantages of choosing a graduate career path at an institution that best meets each participant's individual needs. All costs including lodging, travel, meals and excursions during ACCESS are paid for by the program.

CONVERGE
Sep 6 A weekend for prospective graduate students (juniors, seniors, and recent alumni within one to two years of applying to graduate school) who have serious interest in MIT. The program covers all expenses for the preview weekend.

  MITES Program for HS Juniors
Feb 1 A rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. Free of charge: participants only have to provide their transportation to and from the program.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation — Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students — $2,000 to $4,000
Jul 18
Dec 5
Feb 28

Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers — Student Awards & Competitions
  Minority Scholarships for College Students — $1,000
Jul 31 Applicants must be AIChE national student members at the time of application, undergraduates in chemical engineering during the academic year, and members of a minority group (i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) that is underrepresented in chemical engineering.

  Minority Scholarships for Incoming College Freshmen — $1,000
Jul 31 Applicants must be members of a minority group (i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) that is underrepresented in chemical engineering and high school graduates that plan to enroll during the academic year in a four-year university offering a science/engineering degree.

Xerox — Student Center
Technical Minority Scholarships — $1,000 to $10,000
Sep 30 The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students can apply.

Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
Minority Internships and Visiting Student Awards — 5,500
Oct 1
Feb 1

This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes and offices.

James E. Webb Internships for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration $5,500
Oct 1
Feb 1

This program is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural institutions. Appointments are for a period of ten weeks.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) — Find Funding
  Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) — $69,000+
Oct 14 The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.

  Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences - $45,000
Oct 27 The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Research Starter Grants in an effort to increase the diversity of researchers who participate in NSF programs in the social, behavioral and economic sciences and thereby increase the participation of scientists from underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the United States.

  Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF): Broadening Participation — $87,000+
Jan 12 The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the ocean sciences. Awards are intended to support the individual fellows' research and increase the diversity of the U.S. ocean sciences research community. In this solicitation, the term under-represented groups will refer to and include the following: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not organizations, and are administered by the fellows.

  ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowships — $75,000+
This fellowship program offers active Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) participating companies the opportunity to attract top scientific and technological talent at a fraction of the usual cost. At the same time, the program recruits postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to work for at least a year outside an academic setting, contributing to cutting-edge research aimed at promoting scientific excellence and strengthening our nation's technological prowess.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
  Full-Tuition Fellowships for MBA Candidates — Full Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Oct 15
Jan 5
Becoming a member of The Consortium will allow you to achieve your career goals and position you among elite business minds. An alliance between the nation's best business schools, sponsoring companies, current MBA students and a network of nearly 6,000 alumni worldwide, The Consortium is dedicated to enhancing diversity in business education and leadership.

American Political Science Association — Diversity Programs
  Minority Graduate Fellowships in Political Science — $4,000
Oct 29 Applicants must be college/university seniors, college/university graduates, or students currently enrolled in a Master's Program applying for doctoral study at another political science program/institution.

  Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for Minorities
Feb 20 The program goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science.

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)
  PPIA Fellowship — $5,000
Nov 1 The PPIA Fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student's junior year in college to the completion of a Master's degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master's or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with individuals who share the same interest in public service.

  Junior Summer Institute (JSI) for Rising Senior College Students — Up to $1,500
Nov 1 JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. All JSIs share a basic core curriculum designed to prepare students for graduate studies in public and international affairs.

University of California, Office of the President
  President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Diversity — $42,000+
Nov 1 The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
  Graduate Fellowships for New Americans — Up to 90,000 over two years
Nov 8 Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study — in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program — in the United States. A New American is defined as a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; children of naturalized citizens if born in the U.S.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) — Graduate Fellowships
  MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, and Ph.D. Science Graduate Fellowships for Minorities — $16,000
Nov 15 GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure opportunities to a number of opportunities in academe.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation — Student Opportunities
Free Application to Graduate School
Nov 15 FreeApp is designed to increase access to graduate education for students who possess qualities and experiences that enhance the diversity of the intellectual, cultural, and social environments at CIC universities. Through this program, prospective students can request a graduate application fee waiver for Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at participating universities.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) — Fellowships and Grants
  Minority Dissertation Fellowships in Education Research — $12,000 + travel support
Nov 15 This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies. This program is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders).

National Academies — Fellowships Office
  Ford Foundation Dissertation Graduate Fellowships for Minorities — $21,000
Nov 15 The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

  Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities — $40,000
Nov 15 The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree.

  Ford Foundation Predoctoral Graduate Fellowships for Minorities — $20,000
Nov 20 The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) — Graduate Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships (Including College Seniors) in the Physical Sciences and Related Engineering Fields — $20,000
Nov 30 The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical. NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Scholarships
  Dr. Nancy Foster Graduate Scholarships - Up to $42,000
Dec 12 Provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups.

  Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarships — Up to $8,000
Jan 31 Provides an opportunity for rising junior students to study disciplines relating to the NOAA's mission. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) receive appointments to approved NOAA offices and sites upon acceptance to the program.

  Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Graduate Sciences Scholarships
Program for Students in atmospheric, environmental, remote sensing and oceanic sciences aimed primarily at increasing opportunities for students at minority serving institutions (MSI). The GSP offers between two years (master's candidates) to four years (doctoral students) of NOAA-related research and training opportunities.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation — Fellowships
  MMUF Doctoral Dissertation Grants - Up to $20,000
Dec 13 The MMUF Dissertation Grants are available to graduate students who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. The grants provide graduate students at the critical juncture of completing their graduate degrees with support to spend a year finishing the writing of the dissertation.

  Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship — Up to $40,000
Jan 24 The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master's degree program

  Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship — Up to $40,000
Feb 7 The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master's degree program

  MMUF Travel and Research Grants — Up to $5,000
Mar 14 The MMUF Travel & Research Grants are available to graduate students who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. The grants provide eligible graduate students with the financial means to complete their research prior to the start of dissertation writing.

Educational Testing Service — Fellowship and Internship Programs
  Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Postdoctoral Fellowships in Educational Measurement — Competitive salary plus $5,000 for relocation
Jan 1 Individuals who have earned their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years are invited to apply for a unique fellowship experience which combines working on cutting-edge ETS research projects and conducting independent research that is relevant to ETS' goals.

American Water Works Association — Awards & Scholarships
  Holly Cornell Graduate Scholarships — $7,500
Jan 6 Encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority masters students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment.

New York University (NYU), Stern School of Business
  Pre-Doctoral Program for Underrepresented Minority Students — Full Tuition Scholarship
Jan 10 The program seeks to prepare students for admission to PhD programs in the mathematically based majors of finance, economics, operations management, quantitative marketing and statistics. The intent is that program participants will later go on to seek faculty positions in these fields.

National Urban Fellows
  Graduate Fellowships Leading to a Master of Public Administration (MPA) — $25,000
Jan 10 The National Urban Fellows' leadership development program is a rigorous, 14-month, full-time graduate degree program comprising two semesters of academic course work and a nine-month mentorship assignment.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
  College Scholarships for Asian or Pacific Islander Americans — $2,500 to $5,0000
Jan 10 The nation's largest non-profit organization that provides scholarships to exceptional Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands) with financial need. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  Gates Millennium Scholarships — Over $10,000
Jan 15 The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy
Fossil Energy Mickey Leland Energy Summer Fellowships in Math, Science and Engineering for Women and Minorities — $6,000 to $8,500
Jan 15 A ten-week summer internship program opportunities for women and minority students.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program — Graduate Fellowships and Summer Internships
  Graduate Fellowship Program — $15,000/yr.
Jan 17 The Rangel Program selects Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.

  Summer Enrichment Program — $10,000
Feb 10 The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

McDonald's, Ronald McDonald House Charities — U.S. Scholarships
  Scholarships for Graduating, College-Bound High School Seniors — A minimum $1,000
Jan 21 All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin, must be a high school senior, be younger than 21 years old, be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study, and be a legal U.S. resident.

Microsoft — Scholarships
  Minority Scholarships — Full Tuition
Jan 31
College scholarships in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines, with a demonstrated interest in computer science.

American Sociological Association — Grants and Fellowships
  Minority Doctoral Graduate Fellowships in Mental Health and Mental Illness — $18,000
Jan 31 Supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)
Feb 1 Dedicated to broadening participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. It is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists, and a supportive learning community.

Semiconductor Research Corporation — Fellowships and Scholarships
  Master's Graduate Scholarships in Microelectronics — Full tuition and fees + a competitive stipend
Feb 3 Attracts qualified students who are also in underrepresented minority categories to graduate study in areas of interest to the semiconductor industry.

Greenlining Institute — Fellowship Program
  Multi-Ethnic Graduate Fellowships for Careers in the Non-Profit Sector, Community Development, and Public Affairs — $34,300 per year/health benefits included
Feb 6 The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Bridges to health; environmental equity; economic equity; strengthening our democracy

American Physical Society — Scholarships and Awards
  APS College Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors — $2,000 to $3,000
Feb 7 Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Engineering physics and applied physics majors also welcome to apply.

American Meteorological Society — Scholarships and Fellowships
  Industry Minority Scholarships in the Atmospheric or Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences — $3,000
Feb 7 Applicant must be entering his or her freshman undergraduate year in the fall to be eligible to apply.

American Economic Association
  Minority Scholarships for a Summer Training Program in Graduate Economics and Other Quantitative Social Sciences — $10,000
Feb 15 The program is structured to strengthen students' math skills, foster an understanding of micro- and -macro economic principles, and explore the many research and career opportunities available to economics scholars.

Woods Hole Diversity
  Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program (PEP)
Feb 18 The Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course and a six-to-ten week research project - all in the sea-side village of Woods Hole.

Lagrant Foundation — Scholarship Programs
  College Scholarships for African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native Students — $2,500
Feb 28 For undergraduates (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors) who MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while demonstrating a career path in advertising, marketing or public relations.

  Graduate Scholarships in Public Relations, Marketing or Advertising — $5,000
Feb 28 For African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native Students graduate students. MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while demonstrating a career path in advertising, marketing or public relations.

Internships in Journalism and Business Administration (Public Relations, Marketing or Advertising) for Minorities
The LAGRANT Foundation helps place interns throughout the country in various corporations and agencies.

American Anthropological Association — Minority Issues
  Minority Doctoral Dissertation Graduate Fellowships — $10,000
Mar 1 The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome.

American Chemical Society — Funding & Awards
  Chemistry College and Graduate Scholarships — Up to $5,000
Mar 1 African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

American Library Association — Spectrum Scholarship Program
  Spectrum Scholarships — $5,000
Mar 1 The Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

American Library Association, Library & Information Technology Association — Scholarships and Awards
  LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology — $2,500
Mar 1 The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).

  LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology — $3,000
Mar 1 The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).

American Society of Criminology — Student Awards and Fellowships
  Graduate Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities — $6,000
Mar 1 The fellowships are designed to encourage students of color, especially those from ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the field, including but not limited to, Asians, Blacks, Indigenous peoples, and Hispanics, to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation — Internships
  Paid Internships — $3,200
Mar 1 These positions are for qualified university students at either the graduate or undergraduate level seeking experience in the peace and disarmament field. Candidates from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, provided that they are students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.

State of New Mexico, Higher Education Department — Financial Aid & Scholarships
  Minority Doctoral Loan For Service Program — $15,000
Mar 15 The Minority Doctoral Assistance Loan for Service Program was enacted to increase the number of ethnic minorities and women available to teach engineering, physical or life sciences, mathematics, and other academic disciplines in which ethnic minorities or women are demonstrably underrepresented in New Mexico Colleges and Universities.

Texas Historical Commission (THC) — Diversity Internship Program
  Diversity Internships — $5,000
Mar 21 The THC recognizes that many such groups are currently underrepresented in the professional fields related to historic preservation. This initiative targets undergraduate students to encourage their interest in pursuing fields of study in history, preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, archeology, downtown revitalization and heritage tourism.

Harvard University
Administrative Fellowships
Mar 28 The program seeks to attract talented professionals, especially more ethnic minorities, to administrative careers in higher education.

  Harvard Financial Aid Initiative — Potentially worth over $60,000/year.
Dec 31 Admission to Harvard is based on achievement and promise without regard to financial need; the financial paperwork is handled separately, and applying for financial aid does not jeopardize a student's chances for admission. The application fee normally associated with admissions can also be waived. Harvard College does not award merit nor athletic scholarships. All scholarships are based on demonstrated financial need. Ninety percent of American families would pay the same or less to send their children to Harvard as they would a state school.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — Graduate Scholarship Programs
  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program — $38,500+
The Ph.D. component offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minority students who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. The smaller Feeder component offers underrepresented minority B.S. or M.S. students access to select faculty and departments that have demonstrated success in sending their students on to doctoral programs.

New York Market Radio (NYMRAD)
  Communications Minority College Scholarships for Students with a Commitment to a Radio Career — $3,000
Junior and senior students from colleges around the NY metro area are encouraged to apply for the award.

University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories — Fellowships and Scholarships
Research Apprenticeships in Marine Research for Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates
Applications are welcome from undergraduates or post-baccalaureates from any academic institution. Applicants do not need to be currently enrolled at the University of Washington or at any other university or college.

  Blinks Summer Internships in Marine Research
This program welcomes students who bring diversity to the FHL student body in any phase of their undergraduate career.

University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program, Computational Biology & Biostatistics, Neurobiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — Student Programs
  Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Graduate Fellowships for Women, Minorities, or Persons with Disabilities
For underrepresented persons with master's and doctoral degrees in the NASA pipeline, and ultimately in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Ventures Scholars Program
  High School Students Interested in Pursuing Math- and Science-Based Careers
As a high school Ventures Scholar, you are provided with a variety of services. Your name will be shared with the Ventures Scholars Program Consortium, a membership of over 200 member colleges and universities interested in helping you achieve your career goals. You can learn about math and science careers simply by contacting the member professional associations. All Ventures Scholars can download their personalized certificate of recognition. Some of the member institutions request the certificate when granting fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. Most Ventures Scholars include their certificate along with the college application. You will receive a biweekly e-mail newsletter for high school Ventures Scholars that provides continuously updated information on a broad array of topics and resources about the college planning process and VSP consortium members.

  Undergraduate Students Interested in Pursuing Math- and Science-Based Careers
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.

Vermont Higher Education Council
Children's Scholarship Fund
  Transfer from Public to Private School Scholarships
The Children's Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children: for those in need by offering tuition assistance in grades K-8 for alternatives to faltering conventional schools, and for all children by supporting and cultivating education reform and parental choice efforts.

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI)
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, public speaking and organization/time management.

Inroads
  Internships in Industry and Business
A paid multi-year internship with a top company.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — Diversity Initiatives
  Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowships (MMUF) in Core Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences
The Program aims to reduce over time the serious under-representation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. to be eligible for MMUF, students must first be enrolled at one of the MMUF member institutions. The fellowship is not awarded directly to individual students; instead, the Mellon Foundation awards grants to the program's member institutions, which then select fellows and administer the program on each campus.

University of Notre Dame
  Librarian-in-Residence Program
Intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who can contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and the university while developing career interests in various aspects of academic librarianship.

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Women: College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Grants
Financial aid for women in college, graduate school and postdoctoral study. Science, engineering and computer grants for women from American and international foundations and associations.

Minority Health Scholarships: Medical School, Public Health, Health Professions
Allied Health, Communication, Sciences and Disorders, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Pharmacy, Premed, Public Health.

African Americans: Scholarships and Grants for College & Graduate School
Minority scholarships for African American students, Black high school seniors,Graduate school students, college scholarships, Graduate Fellowships.

Hispanics: College Scholarships and Grants, Graduate Fellowships, Postgraduate Awards
Hispanics, Latinos, Boricuas, Canarios, Catrachos, Chamorros, Chapines, Chicanos, Cubans, Dominicans, Ecuatoguineans, Spaniards, Filipinos, Guajiros, Guanacos, Jíbaros, Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Nicas, New Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Quisqueyans, Sephardim, South and Central Americans, Texanos, Ticos.

Original People: College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Aboriginal Canadians, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA)
  Scholarships for First-Year and Transfer African American, Latino, and American Indian Engineering Students
NAMEPA offers both national and regional scholarships for African American, Latino, and American Indian students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering.

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