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

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Oct 24 The Minority Fellows Program is designed for minority or under-represented students applying to doctoral programs in political science. 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.

 
Feb 20 The program goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science.

 
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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.

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

, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
 
Nov 1 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Nov 1 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.

 
Nov 3 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).

 
Nov 10 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.

 
Dec 8 The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique resources, sites and facilities. The fellowship program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. During tenure, fellows will affiliate with an appropriate research institution(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE. The OCE fellowship program has two tracks: 1) Track 1 (Broadening Participation) and 2) Track 2 (International).

 
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.

Jan 8 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. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology, (2) Research Using Biological Collections, and (3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

 
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.

 
Nov 14 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.

 
Nov 14 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.

 
Nov 19 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.

 
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.

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.

 
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.

 
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.

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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.

 
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.

 
Jan 30 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.

 
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.

 
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

 
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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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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.

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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.

 
Jan 9 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.

 
Jan 14 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.

, Office of Fossil Energy
Jan 2 A ten-week summer internship program opportunities for women and minority students.

 
Jan 14 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.

 
Feb 4 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.

 
Jan 15 Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the academic year; pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field; and be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or female.

 
Jan 20 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.

 
Jan 30
College scholarships in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines, with a demonstrated interest in computer science.

 
Jan 31 Supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline.

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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.

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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.

 
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.

Jul 15 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.

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.

 
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.

 
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

 
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.

 
Feb 7 Applicant must be entering his or her freshman undergraduate year in the fall to be eligible to apply.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

The LAGRANT Foundation helps place interns throughout the country in various corporations and agencies.

 
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.

 
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.

, Friday Harbor Laboratories — Fellowships and Scholarships
 
Mar 1 This program welcomes students who bring diversity to the FHL student body in any phase of their undergraduate career.

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.

Recipients of AGI Geoscience Student Scholarships are provided with small financial awards and matched with a mentor from the geoscience community to foster whole professional development of the awardee. Each award will consist of both scholarship support as well as support for professional development experiences for successful candidates.

 
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.

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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).

 
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).

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

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.

 
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.

 
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).

Apr 30 Honors and provides support for outstanding minority women geoscience students.

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.

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.

 
May 26 Targets a woman of color who is a college-bound senior.

 
May 1 Academic Scholarships are for students studying in a hospitality-related degree granting curriculum at a US college or university.

 
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.

 
May 11 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Sep 27 Attracts qualified students who are also in underrepresented minority categories to graduate study in areas of interest to the semiconductor industry.

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.

, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — Minority Scholarships and Grants
 
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.

 
Junior and senior students from colleges around the NY metro area are encouraged to apply for the award.

 
As part of the program, students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary areas: Biochemistry/Biophysics, , , , Ecology, Plants, and Environmental Systems, Molecular & Environmental Toxicology, Neurobiology, and Virology

 
For underrepresented persons with master's and doctoral degrees in the NASA pipeline, and ultimately in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
A paid multi-year internship with a top company.

 
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.

 
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.

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.

Allied Health, Communication, Sciences and Disorders, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Pharmacy, Premed, Public Health.

Minority scholarships for African American students, Black high school seniors,Graduate school students, college scholarships, Graduate Fellowships.

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.

Aboriginal Canadians, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

 
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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