Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Studies: Scholarships
Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students

Indian Americans, Italians, Japanese, Jews, Koreans, New Americans, Palestinians, Poles, Scandinavians

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
Kosciuszko Foundation — KF Scholarship Programs
  Tuition Scholarships — Up to $7,000
Jan 10 Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate studies in any field at colleges and universities in the United States. The scholarship program also supports masters degree studies at the Jagiellonian University Center for European Studies and various English Schools of Medicine in Poland. United States citizens of non-Polish descent may apply for funding when their studies are primarily focused on Polish subjects.

McDonald's, Ronald McDonald House Charities — U.S. Scholarships
  RMHC®/Asia Scholarships for Graduating, College-Bound Asian/Pacific High School Seniors
Jan 20 Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage, 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.

Japanese American Citizens League
The National Scholarship and Awards Program
Mar 1 Offers scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

American Institute of Indian Studies — Fellowships
Junior, senior longterm, shortterm, performing and creative arts fellowships
Jul 1 Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India. Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree. Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India. The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)
High school, college and graduate school scholarships
Jul 16 Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals).

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Egypt
  The LOTUS Scholarship Program
Aug 17 Comprehensive scholarship packages for Egyptian undergraduate students to attend private universities in Egypt, pursue a semester study abroad opportunity in the United States, develop leadership potentials, and enhance employability and career options.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
  Graduate Fellowships for New Americans — Up to $90,000 over two years
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.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) — Projects
The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
Nov 29 The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program provides fellowships for Master's degree-level study to emerging leaders from Eurasia for study in the United States in various fields. . The program is open to graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Muskie Fellows are enrolled in graduate degree, certificate and non degree programs in the United States lasting one to two academic years.

Palestinian American Research Center
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Palestinian Studies
Dec 22 Research must contribute to Palestinian studies. Any area of Palestinian studies will be considered, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health and applied sciences. Purely scientific research is not eligible for this fellowship competition. Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon.

American-Scandinavian Foundation — Fellowships and Grants for Study in Scandinavia
  Fellowships, Grants and Awards for Study for Scandinavians in America
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

National Italian American Foundation
  College, graduate school, and postgraduate scholarships — $2,000 to $12,000
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. General Category I: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open. General Category II: Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students.

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