Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

The Sidney B. Williams Scholarship provides $10,000 per school year for minority students with a demonstrated interested in intellectual property law. It is renewable, upon reapplication by the student, for up to three academic years (totaling six semesters for full-time or part-time enrollment, excluding summer school semesters and inter-sessions).

Applicants must be US citizens, members of an underrepresented minority group, currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school, and have demonstrated an intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Dan David Prize Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2018

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University.

The fields for 2018 are:

  • Past: History of Science
  • Present: Bioethics
  • Future: Personalized Medicine

The Dan David Prize scholarships are granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2018) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Psychological Foundation Placek Grants for LGBTQ+ Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research by graduate students or early career researchers that addresses the following topics:

  • Heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
  • Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people.
  • Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

James Madison Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The Fellowship supports graduate study leading to a master’s degree at any accredited institution in the US.

Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Seattle Foundation Meyer-White Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Seattle Foundation’s Walter H. Meyer-Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship supports returning adult students who are either attending or prepared to attend a 2- or 4-year public or private university, at the graduate or undergraduate level. If attending at the undergraduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 24. If attending at the graduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 30. 8 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Tillman Military Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 450 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. 2018 Tillman Scholars can expect an average award of $10,000. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
  • Honorably discharged of pre- and/or post-9/11 service from all branches of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard and Reserve
  • Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
  • Military veterans or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution of higher education:
    • Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree
    • Graduate or professional degree

Applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of service to others
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
  • Academic and career ambitions
  • Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership and leadership potential
  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.  For application support and advising from the University of Washington, click here.

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2018

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 40 scholarships of $3,250 to ethnically diverse minority graduate students in 2018. Students must be attending accredited institutions in the U.S. and focusing on the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York or San Francisco where they will participate in career building activities, including a welcome dinner, career and professional development workshops, and a scholarship reception.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or be an AB-540 student/DACA recipient
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited institution within the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Must pursue a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2018
  • If chosen, the applicant must attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2017, SWE disbursed approximately 233 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $715,000.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarships are typically awarded in May for use during the upcoming academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Only women are eligible.
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
  • SWE’s Scholarship Program is open to both SWE members and non-members; however, some of the scholarships do require SWE membership.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.