Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018 (for summer internship positions)

The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace. The program is not restricted to minority applicants, and all students are encouraged to apply.

Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. Graduate student interns receive a stipend of $550 per week, as well as round-trip travel expenses and assistance locating housing.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be currently enrolled full-time in an academic program.

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

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.

Scholarship awards range from about $500 to $2,000. Approximately 15 students are selected each year to receive the awards. These students are eligible to receive their  scholarships for up to five years, although renewal scholarships are not automatic and require submission of the application each year.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated financial need based on a completed FAFSA
  • Be a Washington State resident.
  • Intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a public or private college or university in Washington State.
  • Not pursue a degree in theology.
  • Intend to use your education to benefit the American Indian community in-state.
  • Have not yet received a total of five years of this scholarship.

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


American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. For 43 years, the MFP has supported more than 500 Fellows in pursuit of a doctoral degree in sociology. Areas of interest for former Fellows include social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health, inequalities and stratification, race and ethnicity, and more. All of these areas of research and expertise are not just important for the growth of the discipline, but also to address important issues facing society. Sociologists have much to contribute to these research agendas, and many former Fellows have published or presented their work at leading conferences in their specialty area.

The annual stipend for each award (August 1- July 31) is $18,000. In addition, arrangements for the payments of tuition are made with universities or departments. There are also limited funds available for travel to the ASA Annual Meeting each August, regional or aligned association meetings in the spring or fall, and professional development training programs and workshops.


MFP applicants must be enrolled in (and have completed one full academic year) in a program that grants the Ph.D. in sociology. MFP Fellows are selected on the basis of their commitment to research, the focus of their research experience, academic achievement, scholarship, writing ability, research potential, financial need, and racial/ethnic minority background. Specifically, applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Blacks/African Americans, Latinos/as (e.g., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans), American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Asians (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian), or Pacific Islanders (e.g., Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Filipino). Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Card.

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


Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) Scholarships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) is currently accepting applications for scholarships that will provide monetary support to graduate students during the spring semester/quarter of the current (2017-2018) academic year.

All AAIA applicants must:

  • Be enrolled members within their respective tribe from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
  • Submit a copy of tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student’s tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the tribe.
  • Be enrolled as full-time students for both fall and spring semesters.
  • ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Attend an accredited institution and be seeking an Associate’s Degree or higher (AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminaries)

Specific scholarships open to graduate students include:

  • Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship, for graduate students in all fields of study
  • Elizabeth & Sherman Asche Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate students in health and science fields
  • Florence Young Memorial Scholarship, for graduate students in art, law, and public health fields
  • Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate students from non-federally recognized tribes (students from state recognized tribes may apply)

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.


UW Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 7, 2017

In 2013, a group of engaged, committed UW faculty, civic and business leaders joined together to establish the Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship to provide financial assistance to UW graduate students who have a demonstrated commitment to Latino/a communities. For this application cycle, the Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship is a one-time award of $1,500.


  • Student must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral degree program at the University of Washington;
  • Student’s research, work, and/or service must demonstrate their commitment to Latinx communities.

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


Generation Google Scholarship

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2018-2019 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Be pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology.
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement.
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)

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


William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application Deadline:  November 24, 2017

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during Spring 2018.

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


University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program seeks applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $48,200 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12‐months and may be renewable for an additional term.

Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions or limitations. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

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


American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

The American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form, and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate

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