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Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
To provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Anthropological Association
Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program
The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a full-year dissertation fellowship of $10,000. This program is designed to demonstrate the Association's support for promising minority graduate students in anthropology and to demonstrate its commitment to the long-range goal of increasing diversity in the discipline.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Anthropology.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)
This award is designed to support African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American college students majoring in advertising, marketing, communication, liberal arts, English, or who are able to demonstrate a strong desire to pursue career in advertising. Applicants must be citizen or U.S. permanent resident currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program. Visit the web page for additional information on the Intership Program.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Minorities, Business, Internships.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Association of Law Libraries
George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
The $3500 George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Web page includes application form.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Minorities, Law, Libraries
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program was established to improve diversity in the legal profession by encouraging and supporting racial and ethnic minority law students. The scholarship provides $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Assuming the recipient achieves satisfactory performance in law school, an award made to an entering freshman may be renewed for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Law
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Geological Institute (AGI)
Minority Geoscience Scholarships
supports U.S. undergraduates who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate student majoring in geoscience, including the geoscience subdisciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education. This program does not support students in other natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Candidates must have a verifiable ethnic-minority status as Black, Hispanic, or Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan). The award provides support is for full-time students only, with demonstrable financial need.
The award is available only to students currently enrolled in college geoscience programs. Application requires a personal statement, transcripts, test scores, 3 recommendations. Awards range from $250-$1,000. Web site contains application form.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Minorities, Sciences
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Health and Beauty Aids Institute Scholarship
AHBAI is an internationally renowned trade association representing the world's leading Black-owned companies that manufacture ethnic hair care and beauty related products featuring the Proud Lady Symbol. 
(last checked 05/11/05)

American Hellenic Educational Professional Association (AHEPA)
Educational Foundation Scholarships
In order to apply and be eligible for the scholarships, the applicant must satisfy one of the following:

  • The applicant is a member, in good standing, of either AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or Maids of Athena.
  • The applicant is the son or daughter of a member of AHEPA or a member of Daughters of Penelope in good standing. Further, the applicant must belong to one of the following categories:
  • A student in the graduating class of his or her high school and planning to attend full time an accredited college or university during the current calendar year.
  • A high school graduate planning to attend full time an accredited college or university during the calendar year.
  • Attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend full time during the calendar year.

(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Indian College Fund
Building better lives. Revitalizing Indian communities. Replacing despair with hope. That, simply, is what the American Indian College Fund is all about. Through our scholarships for American Indian college students and our support of America's tribally controlled colleges and universities, we are giving hope to, and creating better lives for, generations of Native American students and their families and communities.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Indian Graduate Center Internships
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
Eligibility: Any Indian or Alaska Native that is a member of a federally recognized tribe and is attending full time at a nationally accredited graduate program in the United States. If the student is a descendent of a federally recognized tribe, he/she must have at least 1/4 blood quantum. The student must apply for financial aid through FAFSA. Awards are made on the first come basis. There is a one time processing fee of $15.00 that must be submitted with the application. Contact the American Indian Graduate Center, 4520 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Ste. 1-B, Albuquerque, NM 87109-1291. Tel. (505) 881-4584.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Scholarship Programs
AISES scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, who are members of AISES, for leadership and academic achievement. These monies are to assist talented students in meeting the financial demands of attending college. The awards are intended to augment unmet need, loans, and student employment.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
For the purpose of this program, the AICPA defines minority students as those of Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, or Pacific Island races, or of Hispanic ethnic origin. The scholarships are competitive, merit- and need-based awards of up to $5,000 for outstanding accounting students who, in the opinion of the Institute's Selection Committee, show significant potential to become certified public accountants. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- minorities, business
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Psychological Association
Minority Fellowship Program
The MFP objective is to increase the number of ethnic minorities who complete doctoral degrees in psychology and to improve the quality of mental health treatment and research on issues of concern among ethnic minority populations.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
Minority Fellowships

  • Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship : offers a two-year tenure for senior-level graduate students from an underrepresented minority group to conduct research in microbiology.
  • ASM's Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships : offers an 10-week summer program for students from underrepresented minority groups to conduct microbiology-related research with an ASM member at a sponsoring institution. Community-based programs at Tufts University School of Medicine in MA or Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY. Traditional program also available.
    Also listed under Grants for Individuals - medicine, minorities

(Last checked 05/11/05)

American Speech Language Hearing Foundation
Each year the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) offers several scholarship and grant competitions to graduate students and new researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Up to ten Graduate Student Scholarships are available annually for master's or doctoral level students studying audiology or speech language pathology. Of the ten scholarships, one gives priority to a student with a disability, one gives priority to an international student studying in the US, and one gives priority to a US citizen who is a member of an ethnic or racial minority group. The scholarships range between $2,000 and $4,000.
Two $2,000 Student Research Grants are available annually to master's and doctoral students. One is for a one-year study in Early Childhood Language Development, and the other is for a one-year study in Clinical or Rehabilitative Audiology.
Up to seven $5,000 New Investigator Research Grants are available each year to individuals who have received their latest degree (master's or doctoral level) in communication sciences and disorders within the last five years and are starting their research careers. The one-year proposal must be for research to be initiated.
One $5,000 Speech Science Research Grant is available in alternate years to an individual who has completed a doctoral degree within the last five years and who proposes a one-year study in the area of speech science.
From time-to-time, as funds allow, ASHF may offer other funding opportunities. Examples include $25,000-50,000 Treatment Outcomes Grants in 1996, 1997, and 1999; a $15,000 Clinical Research Grant in 1999; and a $55,000 Outcomes Grant in Audiology in 2001.
For more information about funding opportunities, please visit the Foundation Web site at www.ASHFoundation.org, contact the Foundation office at 800-638-8255, ext. 4314, or write to ASHF, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Armenian General Benevolent Union
Scholarships and Loans
The AGBU offers interest-free loans to full-time graduate students of Armenian descent enrolled in most competitive colleges and universities in the United States. Students must start repayment of their loans one year after graduating or leaving school. Awards are in the range of $2,500-7,500. Deadline for returning a completed application is April 1.
The AGBU offers financial assistance to full-time U.S. undergraduate students of Armenian descent enrolled in colleges and universities outside of the U.S. Some selected fields of graduate study will be considered.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Internship Grant for Broadcast
see http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3jrnlism.htm

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Internship Grant for Print and New Media
see http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3jrnlism.htm

Aspira Student Financial Aid Information
The ASPIRA Association, Inc. is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire." The web page provides a list of financial aid resources specifically for Hispanic students pursuing postsecondary education or graduate studies.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
formerly called the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants
Student Scholarships
(Last checked 05/11/05)

AT&T Special Programs and Fellowships
Have you always wanted to know what it's like to be part of a scientific team in a leading industrial laboratory? If you're a woman or minority student in your third year of college, this could be your opportunity. Apply for summer employment. If accepted, you'll work with experience research scientists and engineers on projects designed to advance the state of the art in the technology that interests you.
Web site describes the undergraduate research program and the labs fellowship program.
(Last checked 05/11/05)



Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Fellowships are awarded to women and members of a minority group currently underrepresented in the sciences who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program is primarily directed to graduating college seniors, but applications from first-year graduate students will be considered. Candidates are selected on the basis of scholastic attainment in their fields of specialization, and other evidence of their ability and potential as research scientists. Students must be pursuing full-time doctorial studies in the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications Science, Computer Science / Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Physics, and Statistics.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Black Collegian Graduate Study Opportunity Programs & Fellowships
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Black Collegian Organizations Assisting People of Color
http://web.archive.org/web/20010628233934/ http://www.black-collegian.com/graduateschool/graduate.shtml
The challenge for 95% of the students interested in graduate and professional study is finding money--scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Finding money is especially difficult for students who don't know what monies are available or how and where to look for them. African Americans, in particular, lack the information needed to identify these financial resources and, as a result, tend to think more about taking out a loan to pay for their education. If other sources are not available, you should consider a loan. However, our hope is that you will use the information provided as a launching pad to find and secure free money for your graduate and professional studies. THE BLACK COLLEGIAN has compiled the following listing of some of the organizations assisting people of color interested in pursuing graduate and professional degrees in management, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, law, human resources, labor/industrial relations, material sciences, astronomy, computer science, geology, chemistry, and physics. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Black Excel's 100 Minority Scholarship Gateway List
Black Excel has presented gateways to well over 1000 Scholarships for students nationwide. In the Black Excel African American Student's College Guide (available at major bookstores and at Amazon.com), we list hundreds of scholarships and provide a step-by-step tutorial as to what to do after you get a gigantic list like the one below. Knowing the "rules of play" gives you a tremendous advantage in regard to the A, B, C's of winning scholarships. Note that Black Excel is linked to over 900 websites, and that many colleges are directing their students to our resources and info. -- Isaac Black, Black Excel Founder and Author
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Black Excel's 200 Free Scholarships for Minorities
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Black Greek Scholarships for Books and Supplies
All students with a minimum 2.0 GPA or C Average in any accredited college or university that has a Greek Social setting may apply. Each Applicant will be asked to fill out a one-page application, provide a copy of their current school registration and transcript, and write or photocopy their school’s “hazing policy”.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Undergraduates.
(Last checked 04/07/05)



CalTech Fellowships for Women and Minorities
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Chippewa County Community Foundation
Paul and Emily Shagen Scholarship
Reserved for enrolled members of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to attend college or vocational schools. Contact the foundation via letter at P.O. Box 1979, 138 Ridge St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-7979; by telephone at (906) 635-1046; by fax at (906) 635-7368 for more information.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

CINTAS Foundation, Inc.

Awards fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage who are currently residing outside of Cuba. The Cintas Foundation was established with funds from the estate of the late Oscar B. Cintas, a former Cuban ambassador to the United States and a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. Cintas Fellowships acknowledge demonstrated creative accomplishments and encourage the development of creative artists in architecture, literature, music composition, and the visual arts. Past recipients include Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos, playwright Maria Irene Fornes, painter Carlos Alfonzo, photographer Andres Serrano, architect Andres Martin Duany, sculptor Maria Elena Gonzales, and composer Orlando Garcia.
The Cintas Fellowship program is administered by the Cintas Foundation Board and the Institute of International Education, the nation's oldest and most active organization in the field of international education and cultural exchange. Applications for the program are due in the spring, in the U.S. Student Programs Division of the Institute. Requests for specific deadlines and program regulations should be addressed to Cintas Fellowships, U.S. Student Programs, Institute of International Education, 809 U.N. Plaza, New York, NY 10017 -3580; or, by e-mail to cintas@iie.org.
(Last checked 09/17/04)

CIRI Foundation
The CIRI Foundation's mission is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of CIRI and their lineal descendants. The CIRI Foundation also strives to enhance the heritage of Alaska Natives through programs that foster appreciation and understanding of Alaska Native cultures.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships
The program is open to all high school seniors in the United States from 26,000 high schools. Coca-Cola Scholars come from all 50 states and more than one-third are minorities. The Scholars represent a cross-section of outstanding young people, characterized by their educational excellence, leadership in their schools and commitment to their communities. web site provides application form.
(Last checked 01/31/05)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Summer Research Opportunities Program
Minority undergraduates are invited to apply for a summer program designed to prepare them for graduate study and faculty careers. Eligible applicants are African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans who are sophomores or juniors majoring in any field. During the eight-to-ten week summer session, students work on a research project guided by a faculty mentor and are able to explore a topic of interest at one of 15 host CIC universities (University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Indiana University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). Each student receives a stipend of at least $2,500 for the summer, plus up to $1,100 toward board and travel to and from the host institution. The faculty mentor may receive $500 toward the cost of the student's research project.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Coleman A. Young Foundation
Coleman A. Young Scholars Program sponsors 4 year, renewable scholarships with a total value of $16,000, payable in annual $4,000 increments. Program focuses on assisting Detroit minority youth.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

College Scholarships for Native American Students
Courtesy of a Better Chance.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities
A compilation of web resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, University of New Mexico.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Minority Graduate Application Fee Waiver
The CIC FreeApp program is designed to expand participation of underrepresented students in graduate education. Through this program, prospective students can apply for a graduate application fee waiver or request graduate information for Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at CIC institutions, which includes all Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Graduate
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Community Development Work Study Program (CDWS)
To attract more minority and disadvantaged students to academic programs in community planning and development, HUD's Office of University Partnerships has created the Community Development Work Study Program (CDWSP). Colleges and universities throughout the United States use this program to offer financial aid and work experience to students enrolled in a full-time graduate program in community development or a closely related field such as urban planning, public policy, or public administration.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is awarding $2,000 scholarships to three outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students interning in the Washington, D.C., area during the summer of 2005. Eligibility is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Awarded annually since 1992, CAPAL scholarships are intended to enable outstanding APA students to work full-time and learn about ways to affect public policy that benefit their communities. With these scholarships, CAPAL hopes to provide APA students with the financial means to successfully complete their summer internships. Applications can be downloaded from the CAPAL website. For more information, call (202) 270-6897 or e-mail capalscholar@gmail.com.
(Last checked 06/02/05)

Congressional Black Caucus
Spouses Scholarships
Consistent with its mission to provide educational opportunities to a new generation of leaders, the CBC Foundation demonstrates its commitment by sponsoring a number of educational programs. These programs include the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Fund, the CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship, the CBCF Fellows Program and the CBCF Internship Program. The CBC Spouses have also entered a partnership with Heineken USA to launch the CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in the performing arts, music and/or some related field.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Congressional Black Caucus
Vivien Thomas Scholarship for Medical Science and Research
The CBCF Vivien Thomas Scholarship for Medical Science and Research sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline awards scholarships to deserving college-bound high school seniors and college undergraduates. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has joined the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. to honor the life and legacy of Vivien Thomas, an African American who overcame the obstacles of racism and prejudice to take his place as a pioneer of life-saving surgeries.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has developed one of the most complete and concise collections of Hispanic-specific financial aid information currently available. By calling toll free, 1-800-EXCEL DC, students have access to more than 200,000 resources. CHCI assembles a comprehensive college financial aid strategy, based on the student's particular field of interest. There is no charge for this service and bilingual assistance is available. CHCI's Clearinghouse Coordinator provides individual counseling and assistance to all CHCI summer interns and fellows.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Public Policy Fellowship
Every year, the nine-month Fellowship Program (late August to late May) offers up to 20 talented Latinos from across the country the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice (General Public Policy Fellowship). Fellows have the opportunity to work in such areas as international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government. CHCI also aims to develop leaders in areas of public health administration (Edward Roybal Public Health Fellowship), telecommunications (Telecommunications Fellowship), corporate-public interest (Corporate Fellow), and financial services (Financial Services Fellowship). These specialized fellowships are open only to individuals with a graduate degree.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Regional Scholarships
Current listings include:

  • 100 Hispanic Women-Young Latinas Leadership Institute
  • Amigos Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
  • Bar Association of San Francisco-Bay Area Minority Law Scholarship
  • BECA Foundation-Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund
  • BECA Foundation-Daniel Gutierrez Memorial General Scholarship Fund
  • BECA Foundation-General Scholarship Fund
  • BECA Foundation-Pepperdine University Scholarships
  • California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)-Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship
  • Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Coalition for Nursing Careers in California
  • Cuban American Scholarship Fund
  • Golden State Minority Foundation
  • Hispanic Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)-Scholarship Program
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)-Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund Program
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVVC)-Ambassadors Scholarship Program
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA)-Scholarship Program
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/South Texas-Scholarship Program
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Toyota Foundation-Scholarship Program-Puerto Rico
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Toyota-Scholarship Program
  • Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
  • La Raza Lawyers Scholarship Program
  • Latina Leadership Network (LLN)-Scholarship Program
  • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarships
  • Latino College Expo, Inc.
  • Maxwell House Coffee-Minority Scholarship
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)-Ellen and Federico Jimenez Scholarship
  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA)/Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)-Undergraduate Scholars Program
  • New Jersey Mental Health Institute (NJMHI)-Hispanic Higher Education Scholarship Program
  • PacifiCare Foundation-Latino Health Scholars Program
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company-Hispanic Employees Association Scholarship Fund
  • San Jose GI Forum Scholarship Foundation
  • Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation-Aztec Scholarship
  • TELACU Education Foundation-Arts Award
  • TELACU Education Foundation-Cesar Chavez Memorial Leadership Award
  • TELACU Education Foundation-David C. Lizarraga Fellowships
  • TELACU Education Foundation-Edison International Scholarship
  • TELACU Education Foundation-Engineering Award
  • TELACU Education Foundation-General Scholarship Program
  • Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE)-Graduate Fellowships
  • Youth Opportunities Foundation

(Last checked 05/11/05)

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (California)
Online Scholarship, Internship, and Fellowship Directory
Focuses on opportunities for Hispanic/Latino Students.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowship Notebook
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Cuban American Scholarship Fund
The Cuban American Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students of Cuban descent. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and must attend a university in California on a full-time basis. Awards range from $500 to $2,000. For more information, contact: Mr. Victor Cueto, Cuban American Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 6422, Santa Ana, CA 92706; Tel: (714) 835-7676; Fax: (714) 835-7776; E-mail: lawvictorcueto@aol.com
(Last checked 05/11/05)



Detroit Branch of the NAACP Scholarships
Current offerings include:
  • Earl G. Graves Scholarship
    Award Amount - $5,000 ($2,500/semester)
    For enrolled junior or seniors majoring in Business or a Graduate student enrolled to a Masters or Doctorial program within a Business School.
  • Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
    Undergraduate Award Amount - $1,500
    Graduate Award Amount - $2,500
    For Undergraduate and Graduate students under the age of twenty-five.
  • Louis Stokes Scholarship
    Award Amount - $2,000 ($1,000/semester)
    For incoming freshman majoring in Engineering, Science, Computer Science or Mathematical Sciences.
  • Lillian and Samuel Sutton Scholarship
    Undergraduate Award Amount - $1,000 ($500/semester)
    Graduate Award Amount - $2,000 ($1,000/semester)
    For Undergraduate and Graduate students majoring in Education.
  • Roy Wilkins Scholarship
    Award Amount - $1,000 ($500/semester)
    For entering freshman only.
  • Hubertus W. V. Willems Scholarship
    Undergraduate Award Amount - $2,000 ($1,000/semester)
    Graduate Award Amount - $3,000 ($1,500/semester)
    For Undergraduate and Graduate male students majoring in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

(Last checked 05/11/05)

Diversity Pipeline Alliance
A comprehensive resource for African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans interested in pursuing business and management studies. You'll find information about MBA programs, financial aid, internships and business careers.
(Last checked 05/11/05)



ElPuebloNet Financial Aid Forum
A web site sponsored by the System Social Equity Office, State System of Higher Education and the Mathematics Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
(Last checked 05/11/05)



Financial Aid Directory for Students of Armenian Descent
Armenian Assembly of America, 5th edition, October 2001.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowships
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. This year the program will award approximately 35 dissertation fellowships.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. This year the program will award approximately 20 postdoctoral fellowships. 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.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. This year the program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. 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.
(Last checked 05/11/05)



Gates Millenium Scholars Program
The scholarships pay the difference between any financial aid the recipient may get from their college or university, and the total for their tuition, books and housing. The scholarships will be renewed yearly if recipients maintain a 3.0 grade average. Principals, teachers, guidance counselors, and other professional educators are invited to nominate students for the award. Nomination information and materials are available at the program's Web site and may be submitted online or via regular mail. For more information, contact: The Gates Millennium Scholars; Tel: (877) 690-GMSP (4677); E-mail:info@gmsp.org.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

GEM, see National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science



Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students (William Randolph)
Deadline: March 15
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship in conjunction with a summer internship program open to members of minority groups based on need and academic excellence. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the award. Through this scholarship program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Philanthropy
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Hispanic College Fund, Inc., Scholarships
The mission of the Hispanic College Fund is to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. HCF accomplishes this mission by securing the funds necessary to award financial assistance to deserving Hispanic students seeking an undergraduate degree in academic disciplines leading to careers in business. This enables them to meet the career demands of today's job market and entrepreneurial arena. Current scholarship offerings include:

  • NASA Hispanic Explorers Scholarship Program
  • M&T Bank Scholarship Program
  • First in My Family Scholarship Program
  • Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
  • H.I.S. Program
  • 7-Eleven Scholarship Program
  • BNSF Scholarship Program
  • Ernst & Young Scholarship Program
  • ICI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program

(Last checked 05/11/05)

Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation Scholarship Portal
At the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation, we promote future role models through their success in the classroom and community in an effort to encourage other young people to use education as a vehicle for success. We accomplish that goal through our Youth Awards program, where we reward students across America for their accomplishments. However, there are too many worthy candidates and not every student can win our Youth Awards. As a way for every student to win, we created a portal of resources and scholarship opportunities available to Hispanic young people by worthwhile organizations all over the country.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Links
(Last checked 03/17/05)

Hispanic / Latino Scholarships for Undergraduates
Compilation by Dr. P. Arriola, Department of Biology, Elmhurst College.
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Hispanic Online.Com Scholarships Page
Entries currently include: Amoco Foundation, AT&T Hispanic Division, American G. I. Forum of the U. S. Scholarship Fund, American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants (AAHCPA) Scholarship Program, Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders, Arizona State University Hispanic Alumni Association Los Diablos Scholarship, Beca Foundation, California Chicano News Media Association School of Journalism, Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation, College Board/National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program, Cuban-American Scholarship Fund, Cuban American Teachers’ Association Scholarship, The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) Scholarship Program, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Hispanic Designers Inc. Scholarship, Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE), Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Women’s Council, Horizons Scholarship, Latin Business Foundation, Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF), Latin American Professional Women’s Association, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Educational Service Centers Inc. (LNESC), Lowrider Magazine Scholarship Fund, MALDEF Communications Scholarship Program, McDonald’s Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (HACER), José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund, Medical Library Association Scholarship Committee, Mexican American Grocers Association, Mexican-American Women’s National Association (MANA) Raquel Marquez Frankel Scholarship, Michigan Educational Opportunity Fund, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), National Association of Hispanic Nurses Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Scholarship Award, National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees Scholarship Program, National Image Inc. Project Cambio Scholarships, Nevada Hispanic Services Scholarship Fund, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation, Texas Minority Leaders in Education Scholarship Program, U. S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S. of Mexican Ancestry Scholarships, Youth Opportunities Foundation Scholarships.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Online
The Education Gateway for U.S. Hispanics. Brought to you by AT&T. HSF scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 are available to undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic parentage who have completed at least fifteen units/credits of undergraduate college work with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must be enrolled for the fall and spring semester of each year as full-time students, carrying at least six units if they are graduate students or twelve units if they are undergraduates. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and at least half Hispanic background. Send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size (9" x 14") envelope to the Fund's office between August 3 and October 9 to receive an application form or download the application from the Fund's website. For more information, contact: Hispanic Scholarship Fund, One Sansome Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104; telephone: (415) 445-9930; e-mail: info@hsf.net.
Currently offers listings in the following categories:

  • Scholarships for High School Seniors
  • Scholarships for Undergraduates
  • Scholarships for Community College Transfer Students
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
  • Scholarships for Graduate Students

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How Do I Trace Indian Ancestry
To determine if you are eligible for tribal membership, contact your ancestral tribe. Individual tribes determine tribal membership. Additional resources links to trace Indian ancestry are also provided. Many scholarships reserved for Native Americans may require proof of status.
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IBM Research Internship for Black, Hispanic, and Native American Students
IBM sponsors a research internship program for under-represented minorities. The goal is to encourage under-represented sophomore and junior minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Internships
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Idaho State University
Minority Student Scholarships
A compilation of scholarship sources broken out into the following categories: African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American.
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Guide to Graduate and Professional School Scholarships
Courtesy of By IMDiversity.com, with The BLACK COLLEGIAN Online and our diversity-committed Grad School Channel Members.
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Inroads Minority Internship Program
The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS seeks high performing African American, Hispanic, and Native American Indian students for internship opportunities with some of the nation's largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit to excellence and raise the bar on your personal expectations.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Business, Internships, Minorities.
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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships for Minority Youth
JRF awards four-year scholarships of up to $6,000 per year to attend so students may attend the four year, accredited college or university of their choice.
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Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships
The JACL began its National Scholarship and Awards Program in 1946. The JACL recognizes education as a key to greater opportunities for its members and therefore offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, and creative & performing arts students. The National Scholarship and Awards Program also offers a student aid award. All scholarships are one-time awards.
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Julian Samora Endowment Scholarships 2000-2001
Reserved for full-time Chicano/Latino Michigan State University students. For more information, call (517) 432-1317.
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KPMG Foundation PhD Project
"Welcome to The PhD Project on the Web. We're actively recruiting African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American professionals who have an interest in pursuing a business doctorate. In support of its continuing effort to diversify the ranks of our nation's business schools and eventually the business community, the KPMG Foundation has, to date, earmarked nearly $4 million in scholarships to minority American accounting and information systems doctoral candidates." Michigan State University is a participating member.
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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Scholarship Programs
Latinos are far more likely to be enrolled in two-year colleges than any other group and are more likely to be part-time students. This is partly due to the financial hardships many students face in paying for college. The scholarships listed via this web site will undoubtedly help many high school students afford a college education, while assisting current college students finish their degree. By putting together these lists of scholarships, we want to assure you that there is financial assistance available to you to pursue a higher education. Apart from CHCI’s Scholarship Awards Program, there are hundreds of national scholarships available to all students attending, or planning to attend, any school in the United States. The regional scholarships are for students attending certain colleges or who live in certain localities. For students who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, please visit the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s web site at http://www.maldef.org for a listing of several scholarships just for you.
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Malcolm Pirnie/United Negro College Fund Scholars Program
The Malcolm Pirnie/UNCF Scholars Program is a unique initiative that has invested more than a quarter of a million dollars over five years in scholarships, mentoring and internships aimed at encouraging the next generation of African American environmental engineers and scientists. In the summer of 2002, three students were chosen from applicants attending colleges and universities nationwide to receive Malcolm Pirnie/UNCF scholarships.
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Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA)
Media Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
The scholarship is dedicated to balanced and positive images of Asian Americans in the media. $1,000 scholarship available. Selections will be made the basis of academic and personal merit, desire to uplift the image of Asian Pacific Americans in film and television, as well as an essay, work sample, and financial need.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Communications.
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Michigan Minority Business Development Council
Deadline: May 27
The MMBDC is a privately funded, minority business development organization, whose primary goal and responsibility is to facilitate successful business relationships between minority business enterprises and Corporations that lead to increased procurement for mbes. The program awards scholarships of $2000 each, to ten students annually, and will provide each with an internship opportunity.
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Michigan State University
Julian Samora Research Institute
Scholarship Opportunities
A list of opportunities sent to the Julian Samora Research Institute.
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Michigan State University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Native American Institute
Financial Aid Reference Publications, Scholarships, Grants, and Loans On the Web 
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Michigan State University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Native American Institute
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Michigan State University
Office of the Graduate School
King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program
The KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program is a State of Michigan supported program intended to increase the number of underrepresented ALANA students 1) pursuing academic careers in postsecondary education; 2) pursuing doctorate degrees; and 3) employed as faculty in postsecondary education. Awards will not exceed $35,000 over a four-year period, nine credits of tuition, and fees for Fall and Spring semesters (up to three credits of tuition and fees for Summer semester), and a health care allowance.
Recipients must agree to obtain their doctorate degree within six years of receiving the fellowship, submit an annual progress report during the fellowship period, attend the Annual Joint Fellows Conference, and pursue a full-time faculty position and remain there for a period of 3 years. The award reverts to a loan and must be paid back if the recipient does not follow these qualifications.
Applications are mailed to underrepresented ALANA students at MSU each spring or students may request application materials any time by contacting: The Graduate School, 116 Linton Hall, 517.353.3262
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Graduates
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Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program
Deadline: January 15.
Native Americans and Alaska Natives . . . who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy are eligible to apply for the Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program. Interns will be provided with airfare to and from Washington, DC; lodging at George Washington University; and, per diem to cover meals, transportation and incidentals. A $1,200 stipend at the conclusion of the internship is given. For more information contact: Susan Parrott, 520-670-5529, email: parrott@udall.gov. Source: Grants and Foundations Review, October 16, 2001.
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National Academies' Senior Scholars Program
For mid- to senior career professionals from minority-serving institutions in the fields of science, engineering, medical/health sciences and social sciences; scholars will consult for the National Academies for one year on studies and other activities that serve to advise the nation on matters of science, engineering and medicine.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Postdoctorates and Professionals.
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Scholarship Application Form
Describes various scholarships including:

  • Earl G. Graves Scholarship (Business)
  • Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
  • HBCU Scholarship Fund
  • Lillian & Samuel Sutton Education Scholarship (Education)
  • Roy Wilkins Scholarship
  • Hubertus W. V. Willems Scholarships for Male Students

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National Association of Hispanic Publications
College Funding Information
Provides access to a scholarship search engine covering more than 8,000 funding sources including more than 600,000 individual awards. It provides each funding source's eligibility requirements, due dates, number of awards, award amounts, and contact information. Also provides information about government programs, loan programs, searching tips, a glossary of terms, and links to other helpful sites.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)
The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.
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National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Youth (2003-2004)
The third edition (2003-2004), produced jointly by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the U.S. Army, has greatly expanded the number of scholarships, internships, and fellowships found in the previous edition. In addition, the directory contains information about how how to identify the right college, how to navigate the scholarship application process, as well as information on how to get internships.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: (1) Scholarship support; (2) Paid research training at the NIH during the summer; and (3) Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
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National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of $1,000,000. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer of 2002 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.
  • 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 range from $2,000-$5,000. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.
    Also listed under Grants for Individuals-Undergraduates

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National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
Application deadline: November 5
Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields such as Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on the recruiting of underrepresented minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master's program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. Persons who already possess a doctoral degree in any field are ineligible.
The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering. The initial phase of the Traditional Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum total duration is six years.
Also listed under Grants fro Individuals -- Graduate Students, Minorities, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Sciences.
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Geosciences
Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2004
The Directorate for Geosciences of the National Science Foundation supports research and education in the atmospheric, earth, and ocean sciences. The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) program is designed to address the fact that certain groups are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to the proportions of those groups in the general population. The primary goal of the OEDG program is to increase participation in the geosciences by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives), Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians), and persons with disabilities. A secondary goal of the program is to increase the perceived relevance of the geosciences among broad and diverse segments of the population.
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National Society : Daughters of the American Revolution
American Indian Scholarships

  • American Indian Scholarship: The American Indians Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans. This award is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Specify that you want information on the American Indian Scholarship when you send the stamped self addressed envelope for information. This scholarship is intended to help Native American college/university and technical school students of any age, any tribe, in any state at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers)in financial need and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one time $500 award. Deadlines: For Fall term, April 1; For Spring term, October 1.
  • Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Applicants must be Native Americans, and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool. The amount of scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year. Deadline: February 1.

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National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
The NSHMBA and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latinos pursuing Master’s Degrees in management/business. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to full-time and part-time Master’s degree-seeking graduate students. Awards will range from $2,500 to $5,000 with one $10,000 scholarship.
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Native American Scholarships
A compilation by DeVry University.
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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Persons from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
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Organization of American Historians-IU Diversity Fellowship
In an effort to recruit new practitioners to the profession of U.S. history who reflect the diversity of the U.S. population as a whole, the Organization of American Historians, in conjunction with Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences and its Department of History, awards a diversity fellowship biennially to a student enrolling in the Ph.D. program in U.S. History at Indiana University. At the core of the multiyear fellowship will be tuition and fees for six years of study. In addition, the recipient will be awarded a stipend in year 1; an associate instructorship in the Department of History in years 2 and 5; an assistantship in the OAH executive office in years 3 and 4; and a dissertation-year stipend in year 6. The stipend or compensation offered each year will begin at $18,000 per year. Students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups (including African American, Latino/a, Asian American, or Native American) who have not yet begun graduate work at Indiana University are eligible. The deadline for application is January 2, 2004. For application materials or further information, contact: John Bodnar, Chair, Department of History, Indiana University, 1020 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103.
(Last checked 05/11/05)



Orphan Foundation of America
Casey Family Scholarships for
Male Students of Color in Post-Secondary Education
Restricted to male students of color who have aged out of the US foster care system and who have graduated in good standing from an accredited vocational or technical training program, college or university in 2005. This nonrenewable scholarship of up to $5000 is available to minority male students as commendation for their ambition and tenacity in pursuing a higher education. Awards will be made based on a combination of need and merit, and checks will be disbursed starting October 1, 2004 until the scholarship fund is expended.
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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans,
see Soros Fellowships for New Americans




Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated, African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment, and leadership potential. Very competitive.
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Ronald McDonald's House Charities
African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program
Scholarships for African American high school seniors in participating markets who will go on to higher education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, need, and community service.
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Ronald McDonald's House Charities
Asian Students Increasing Achievements Scholarship Program
Scholarship program for Asian high school seniors in participating markets who will go on to higher education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, need, and community service.
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Ronald McDonald's House Charities
Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship Program
Since its inception in 1985, the Ronald McDonald's House Charities/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship Program has awarded more than $7 million in scholarships to over 7,000 Hispanic students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Applications for the 2001-2002 school year are now available at participating McDonald's restaurants, through participating high school guidance counselors, and online. High school graduating seniors with at least one parent of Hispanic origin are encouraged to apply. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. Scholarships are generally in the amount of $1,000 and are administered by local chapters of RMHC. For additional information or contact: Roberto Cornelio, RMHC, 1 Kroc Drive, Dept. 014, Oak Brook, IL 60523; Tel: 1-800-736-5219.
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Sallie Mae Fund
Project Access
For the second straight year, The Sallie Mae Fund plans to award more than $2.5 million in scholarships to help enroll students in college through its community-based initiative, Project Access. Project Access targets under-served and ethnic minority populations to increase access to higher education by addressing three key barriers -- awareness of financial aid, academic performance and financial need. This scholarship campaign is part of the Project's three-year, $15 million initiative.
  • The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family(R) Scholarship Program: The Sallie Mae Fund developed the First in My Family program in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, to offer scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are first in their family to attend college. Selected students receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.
  • The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program: The Unmet Need Scholarship Program is intended to help financial aid officers meet the needs of full-time undergraduate students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more. Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000, Unmet Need scholarships provide a "last dollar" resource when no other funds are available.
  • The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program: Developed in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, the American Dream program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.
  • The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund: Created in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the 911 Education Fund provides scholarship dollars to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled in the attacks.
  • In addition, The Sallie Mae Fund awards one $1,000 scholarship to a future college student at each of its nationwide "Paying for College" workshops. This year, The Fund will bring this free, informational workshop series to an estimated 136 communities.
    To be eligible for The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited postsecondary two-or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements. For a complete listing of 2004 scholarship applications, criteria and deadlines, please visit their website.

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Saludos.com - Scholarships
Categories include: Science, Health, and Agriculture; Business; Computer Science and Technology; Law, Education, Social Services; Teaching; and Science and Technology.
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Identifies four scholarships available to members of the tribe:

  • Pamela Cable Gershon Memorial Scholarship
  • Chairman Bernard Bouschor Scholarship Program
  • Joseph K. Lumsden Memorial Scholarship
  • George K. Nolan Tribal Judicial Scholarship
    For more information, contact Sault Tribe Higher Education Programs at 531 Ashmun Street, SSM, MI 49783 or e-mail: jlewton@saulttribe.net

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Scholarship.com Minority/Ethnicity Scholarships
Note: requires free registration to access.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for African Americans
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Ethnic Groups and Studies
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Hispanic Americans
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Focuses on Latinos, Hispanics, Chicanos, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities in Medicine, Health, and Related Fields
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Focuses on African Americans, Alaska Natives (Aleuts, Eskimos, Inuit), Hispanics (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Native Hawaiians, Polynesians, Micronesians).
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Native Americans
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Focuses on Aboriginal Canadians, Native Alaskans (Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians).
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Covers African Americans, Hispanics (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South & Central Americans), Native Alaskans (Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians).
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Scholarships for Hispanics
A new website will make more than 1,000 sources of financial aid more easily accessible to Hispanic students around the country and world. The site includes application guidelines, an alumni section, and,a database of scholarships fully searchable by a variety of categories, including state, college, and field of interest. Jointly sponsored by the National Education Association and the Hispanic Press Foundation. Requires free registration for use.
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Scholarships for Students of Ukrainian Ancestry or Citizenship
Also listed under Grants for Individuals-Undergraduates
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ScholarSite.com Financial Aid for African Americans
Lists almost 1000 opportunities. For more information, see ScholarSite Search Engine
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ScholarSite.com Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans
Lists almost 1000 opportunities. For more information, see ScholarSite Search Engine.
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Sons of Norway Foundation Grants and Awards
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Undergraduates
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Soros Fellowship For New Americans
Deadline: November 1
Provides support for new Americans - naturalized U.S. citizen, child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens, or a resident alien who holds a Green Card. Full support is given for two years of graduate study in the United States. Fellows receive a $20,000 maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of graduate program.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Graduate
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United Negro College Fund Scholarship and Grant Directory
Provides alphabetical listing. For a UNCF scholarship search engine, look under the database section.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
For more information, contact the USHLI, 431 S. Dearborn, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60605; telephone: (312) 427-8683.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

United Student Aid Funds
Access to Education Scholarship
Deadline: March 15
Provides $1,500 to students with an annual family income of less than $35,000. Up to 50% of awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic-minority group or who have a physical disability.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Disabilities.
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University of Michigan
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Postdoctoral Fellowships on Poverty and Public Policy
Application deadline: January 13
The purposes of this program are to: (1) To provide outstanding American minority scholars the opportunity to spend a year or two conducting research and pursuing extensive training; (2) To expand knowledge in all the social sciences on a broad range of issues related to poverty and public policy; and (3) To encourage interdisciplinary research through course work, research, and faculty interaction. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August 31, 2004. Preference will be given to scholars who are engaged in poverty research and who received the Ph.D. after 1998. Applicants must be American citizens and members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the social sciences. FUNDING: Fellows will receive stipends of $44,000 per calendar year, beginning as early as July 1, 2004, but no later than September 1, 2004.
Also listed under Political Science.
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William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students, see Hearst...

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships
Worldstudio Foundation scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Areas of study include: architecture, cartooning, crafts, environmental graphics, fashion design, film/theater design (costume, set, lighting), film/video, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, industrial/product design, interior design, landscape architecture, new media, photography, surface/Textile design, and urban planning.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Arts, Film, Landscape Architecture, Photography, Minorities.
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Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Provides $1000 scholarships to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. This scholarship is available to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas.
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Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
External Funding Database
Type in an academic discipline such as minority and review the results.
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Eduprep Scholarship Search
The most complete and up-to-date source for scholarships on the World Wide Web. Whether you are a college-bound high school student or already enrolled in a college or university, feel free to browse our database to find more than 2.5 million awards…remember, that's free money for college 
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

United Negro Scholarship Fund
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The College Fund/UNCF awards scholarships primarily to students attending its member colleges/universities. Generally, once you receive a UNCF scholarship, it may be renewed if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements and if funds are available. Under no circumstances, however, is the renewal of a UNCF scholarship an automatic process. Students typically do not receive more than one UNCF award during an academic year. (MSU is not a member institution.) Scholarships are arranged alphabetically, geographically, and by academic discipline.
(Last checked 05/11/05)

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The Big Book of Minority Opportunities : the Directory of Special Programs for Minority Group Members. Garrett Park, Md. : Garrett Park Press, annual. Reference Section HD5724.D561
One of the most comprehensive listing of minority programs available, detailing approximately 3500 opportunities. Entries are arranged under three main headings : (1) programs for minorities in specific fields of study; (2) programs offering support for all minorities in any major; and (3) programs for persons in any field that are restricted to a single minority group (Hispanic, African American, etc.). Latest edition [7th, 1997] available in the Reference Funding Center (1, East).

Black American's Information Directory. Detroit, Mi. : Gale Research, Inc., 1993. 3rd or 1994-95 edition, 556pp. Reference Section E185.5 .B513 
Contains chapter on "scholarships, fellowships, and loans" as well as "awards, honors, and prizes.

The Black Student's Guide to Scholarships. Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, 1999. 5th edition, 243pp. Reference Section and Stacks LB2337.2B545 
700+ private money sources for black and minority students. Includes an alphabetical listing of scholarships from schools, fraternities and sororities, churches, and organizations and foundations; information on federal sources of financial aid, including grants, loans, and work study programs; a bibliography of other helpful reference works, including internet resources; and indexes organized by institution, discipline, and state.

Directory of Financial Aids for Minorities. Gail A. Schlachter, ed., with Sandra E. Goldstein. San Carlos, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. LB 2338.D56 
Divided into four separate sections: financial aids designed primarily or exclusively for minorities; a list of state sources for educational benefits; an annotated bibliography of directories; and five sets of indexes by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic, subject and calendar filing dates. Over 2,000 references and cross-references to scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, internships, state sources of educational benefits and general financial aid directories are included.

Federal Programs of Assistance to Native Americans : a report. Roger Walke. U.S. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, Dec. 1991. 6th edition, 331pp. on microfiche. Government Documents Library Microfiche Y4.In2/11: S.Prt.102-62
Describes Federal assistance programs for and of special interest to Indians and Alaska and Hawaiian natives. Provides program details, organized by Federal departments and agencies, including eligibility requirements and application procedures.

Financial Aid for African Americans Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Calif. (San Carlos Industrial Park, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, 94070): Reference Service Press, biennial. E-Book 
1999-2001, 2001-2003, and 2003-2005 available in print
Covers almost 1500 different funding opportunities (including scholarships, fellowships, loans, awards, prizes, and internships) open specifically to Black or African Americans. This money can be used to support a whole range of activities, future projects, professional development, personal advancement, and work experience. The listings cover every major subject area, are sponsored by hundreds of private and public agencies and organizations, and are open to Black or African Americans at any level, from high school and college through postdoctorate and professional.

Financial Aid for Asian Americans. Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, Calif. (San Carlos Industrial Park, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, 94070): Reference Service Press, biennial. E-Book 
1999-2001, 2001-2003, and 2003-2005 available in print; 
Identifies 950 funding opportunities (including scholarships, fellowships, loans, awards, prizes, and internships) open specically for Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Filipinos, and other Americans of Asian origins (including Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Macao, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. The listings cover every major subject area, are sponsored by hundreds of private and public agencies and organizations, and are open to Asian Americans at any level, from high school and college through postdoctorate and professional.

Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Calif. (San Carlos Industrial Park, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, 94070): Reference Service Press, biennial. E-Book 
1999-2001, 2001-2003, and 2003-2005 available in print; 1999-2001 available to MSU faculty, staff, and students via Magic
Identifies nearly 1400 funding opportunities (including scholarships, loans, fellowships, grants, awards, and internships) available to Hispanic Americans, including Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and others of Latin American origin. The listings cover every major subject area, are sponsored by hundreds of private and public agencies and organizations, and are open to Hispanic Americans at any level, from high school and college through postdoctorate and professional.

Financial Aid for Native Americans Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Calif. (San Carlos Industrial Park, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, 94070): Reference Service Press, biennial. E-Book 
1999-2001, 2001-2003, and 2003-2005 available in print.
Detailed information on nearly 1500 funding opportunities open to American Indians, Native Alaskans, and Native Pacific Islanders (including Native Hawaiians and Samoans). The listings cover every major subject area, are sponsored by hundreds of private and public agencies and organizations, and are open to Native Americans at any level, from high school and college through postdoctorate and professional.

Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Reference Section LB2336.F598
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs. Latest three editions available; earlier editions may circulate.

The Higher Education Money Book for Women and Minorities. William C. Young. Fairfax, Va. : Young, Matthews, and Cox, annual. LB2337.4H54 
A Directory of Selected Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, Grants, and Loans. Focuses on financial assistance programs for which minorities and women are either eligible or receive preferential treatment. Covers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate opportunities. Latest edition [1997].

Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and Women : Annotated Selections. U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991. 1991 edition, 143pp. Reference Section LC3731.H51x 
Includes specific loan, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities, as well as information on how to seek guidance about educational and career goals.

Hispanic Resource Directory, 1995. Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs. 67pp. Reference Section E184.S75 S28

Hispanic Scholarship Directory. Edward James Olmos. Carlsbad, Ca. : National Association of Hispanic Publishers and WPR Publishing, 2002. 240pp. Reference Section LB2338.H57 
The 2003 edition describes over 1,000 sources offering some $350 million to Hispanic students and students from Latin America. Information is provided for private and public scholarships, loan programs, national grant programs, and resources offered at the state level.

Money for College: A Guide to Financial Aid for African-American Students. Evlene B. Wilson. New York, N.Y. : Plume, 1996. 481 pages. Reference Section LB2337.4 .W55
This book lists about 1,000 sources of financial aid for minority students, about 2/3s college-controlled and 1/3 from private sources, with a bit of information about federal student aid. The book includes a school index, field index, and athletic award index.

National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Youth, 2002. Washington, D.C. : Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, 2004. 3rd edition, 137pp. Reference Section LB2338.D57 
Provides useful resources for students looking for the right college, applying for a scholarship, or seeking an internship.

Pathways to Career Success for Minorities. Chicago, Ill. : Ferguson Pub., 2000. 378pp. Reference Section LC3727.P27 2000 
This comprehensive guide lists hundreds of organizations devoted to the educational and career advancement of minorities. This directory will help the reader start a business, look for a grant, investigate colleges, and tap into professional networks.