Minorities: College Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships

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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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program - Graduate Fellowship Program — Up to $37,500/yr.

Oct 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.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program - Summer Enrichment Program — $10,000

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.
Study Abroad College & Graduate School High School Seniors Biomedical Internships
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers Internships & Summer Jobs
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

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.

USAID - Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship — up to $96,000

Oct 16
The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $93,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

U.S. Department of State - Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships

Oct 21
The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans - Graduate Fellowships for New Americans, Including Dreamers and DACA Students — Up to $90,000 over two years

Oct 29
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., or you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) -Junior Summer Institute (JSI) for Rising Senior College Students — Up to $1,500

Nov 15
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 - 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.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) - Minority Dissertation Fellowships in Education Research — $12,000 + travel support

Nov 1
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 Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) - MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, and Ph.D. Science Graduate Fellowships for Minorities — $16,000

Nov 13
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 - 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's of Fine Arts programs at participating universities.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) — $69,000+

Nov 19
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.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences - $ 45,000

Nov 1
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.

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity - 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.

National Urban Fellows - Graduate Fellowships Leading to a Master's of Public Administration (MPA) — $25,000

Dec 2
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.

National Academies - Ford Foundation Dissertation Graduate Fellowships for Minorities — $21,000

Dec 10
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.

National Academies - Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities — $40,000

Dec 10
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.

National Academies - Ford Foundation Predoctoral Graduate Fellowships for Minorities — $20,000

Dec 17
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.

American Water Works Association - Holly Cornell Graduate Scholarships — $7,500

Dec 13
Encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority master's 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

Dec 31
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.

U.S. Department of Energy - Fossil Energy Mickey Leland Energy Summer Fellowships in Math, Science and Engineering for Women and Minorities — $6,000 to $8,500

Jan 12
A ten-week summer internship program opportunities for women and minority students.

American Political Science Association - Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for Minorities

Jan 17
The program goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science.

American Political Science Association - Minority Graduate Fellowships in Political Science — $4,000

Mar 15
Nov 15
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.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) - College Scholarships for Asian or Pacific Islander Americans — $2,500 to $5,000

Jan 22
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.

Greenlining Institute - Multi-Ethnic Graduate Fellowships for Careers in the Non-Profit Sector, Community Development, and Public Affairs — $47,500 per year/health benefits included

Jan 24
The Fellowship Programs consist of the Policy Fellowship and Legal Fellowship. These programs are a year-long, paid training program for young leaders who have completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Each fellow is assigned to a specific program area and develops expertise under the mentorship of the program director. Bridges to health; environmental equity; economic equity; strengthening our democracy

American Sociological Association - Minority Doctoral Graduate Fellowships for the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in sociology — $18,000

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

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - 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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Dr. Nancy Foster Graduate Scholarships - Up to $55,760

Dec 6
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. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship.

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.

Smithsonian Institution - Minority Internships and Visiting Student Awards — $5,500

Feb 1
Oct 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.

Smithsonian Institution - James E. Webb Internships for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MITES Program for High School Juniors

Feb 1
The MITES Program is 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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - DOW-MIT ACCESS

Jul 31
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.

American Meteorological Society - Industry Minority Scholarships in the Atmospheric or Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences — $3,000

Feb 2
Applicant must be entering his or her freshman undergraduate year in the fall to be eligible to apply.

Semiconductor Research Corporation - Master's Graduate Scholarships in Microelectronics — Full Tuition and fees + a competitive stipend

Feb 10
Attracts qualified students who are also in underrepresented minority categories to graduate study in areas of interest to the semiconductor industry.

American Economic Association - Minority Scholarships for a Summer Training Program in Graduate Economics and Other Quantitative Social Sciences — $10,000

Feb 13
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.

Friday Harbor Laboratories - Blinks Summer Internships in Marine Research

Feb 11
This program welcomes students who bring diversity to the FHL student body in any phase of their undergraduate career.

Friday Harbor Laboratories - Research Fellowships 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.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) - Summer Student Fellowship Program

Feb 5
A research project is at the heart of the Summer Student and Minority Fellowship programs. All fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer's work. Research topics span a broad spectrum of topics throughout WHOI's science departments, and the Woods Hole Field Station of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Woods Hole Diversity Initiative - The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program

Feb 15
The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is a 10-week program 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.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship

Feb 15
The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through graduate scholarships. The NCAA awards $7,500 to 13 ethnic minorities and 13 female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of graduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or a career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics.

University of Wisconsin, Madison - Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program

Feb 15
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, Bioenergy, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Molecular & Environmental Toxicology, Neurobiology, and Virology

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation - Academic Scholarships

Feb 15
Academic Scholarships are for students studying in a hospitality-related degree granting curriculum at a US college or university.

Lagrant Foundation - 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.

Lagrant Foundation - 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.

Lagrant Foundation - 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 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 - 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 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.

Library & Information Technology Association - 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).

Library & Information Technology Association - 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 - Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity — $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 - 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.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - College and Graduate Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students — Up to $5,000/yr.

Mar 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.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Minority Doctoral Graduate Fellowships in Accounting — $12,000

May 15
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.

Microsoft Academic Programs - Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship — Up to $25,000

Sep 21
A research grant for PhD students at U.S. and Canadian universities who are members of groups underrepresented in computing. The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students from groups underrepresented in computing (women, African-Americans/Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and/or people with disabilities).

Microsoft Academic Programs - Tuition and Conference Scholarships

Jan 31
Microsoft awards conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars - 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.

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars - MMUF Doctoral Dissertation Grants - Up to $20,000

Dec 19
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.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) - Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (ASM-MURF) for Minorities — Up to $1,500 travel support

Mar 15
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.

Google - Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

Feb 28
Applicants must be high school seniors who intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada OR be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related program.

Google - The Generation Google Scholarship for High School Seniors, Undergraduate or Graduate student studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field

Dec 4
The program is open to qualified students who meet the selection criteria and we strongly encourage students from historically underrepresented groups, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply.

QuestBridge - College Prep Scholarships

Mar 24
The College Prep Scholarship gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority of College Prep Scholars are selected as Finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

QuestBridge - Quest for Excellence Awards

Apr 21
The Quest for Excellence program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards are designed to enhance educational exploration for qualified juniors and seniors with a range of backgrounds and interests.

QuestBridge - National College Match

Sep 29
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

American Architectural Foundation - Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship — $4,000

Mar 20
Supports students from a minority race or ethnicity entering, attending or transferring to a professional program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The $4,000 scholarship may be renewed every year until the degree is completed, up to 5 years and $20,000.

Texas Historical Commission (THC) - Diversity Internships — $5,000

Mar 22
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, Archaeology , downtown revitalization and heritage tourism.

Harvard University - Administrative Fellowships

Mar 23
The program seeks to attract talented professionals, especially more ethnic minorities, to administrative careers in higher education.

Harvard University - Harvard Financial Aid Initiative — Potentially worth over $78,200/year.

Nov 1
Jan 1
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.

RAY Diversity Fellowships - Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship

Apr 15
The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation sector—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.

Harvard Business School - Summer Venture in Management Program

Apr 21
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.

American Planning Association - 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.

Omega Phi Beta Sorority - Reach for the Gold College Scholarship

May 31
Targets a woman of color who is a college-bound senior.

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation - 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.

The Aspen Institute - William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students — $2,000 to $4,000

Aug 6

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 - Minority Scholarships for College Students — $1,000

Aug 9
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.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Minority Scholarships for Incoming College Freshmen — $1,000

Aug 9
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.

The Gates Scholarship - College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

Sep 15
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for distinguished, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. The scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence throughout college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by FAFSA.

Brown and Caldwell - Minority Scholarships — $5,000

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).

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.

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.

Ventures Scholars Program - 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.

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.

Inroads - Internships in Industry and Business

A paid multi-year internship with a top company.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - 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.

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.

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American Physical Society - APS College Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors — $2,000 to $3,000

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.

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