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.

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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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Eligibility
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.

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s (WSBPW) Foundation transforms workplaces by strengthening the capacity of organizations and businesses to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women.

WSBPW offers several educational scholarships, including scholarships for women age 30+; single women with children; women pursuing careers in journalism, communication, horticulture, or business; minority women veterans; and women who are residents of South King County. Scholarships range from $250 to $1,000.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Woman student and a U.S. citizen
  • Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant
  • A resident of Washington State for one or more years
  • Officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State or enrolled in an “online” accredited program accepted as a Washington State Education institution
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Submit an official transcript of grades (copy accepted)

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

HENAAC Scholarship for Hispanic Students in STEM

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

HENAAC (Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation) offers scholarships to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics in STEM fields, leading by example to empower communities and enhance the nation’s professional technical workforce. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities
  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

Award

  • A merit-based scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $10,000
  • Listing in the HENAAC STEM Career Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine and press release
  • Transportation support to the HENAAC STEM Career Conference, where Scholars are presented with their scholarship alongside the sponsor. The 2016 HENAAC STEM Career Conference will he held in Pasadena, CA from October 18 – 22, 2017.

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2017

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain degrees. It offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduate students. All graduate fields of study are considered, although the program places an emphasis on STEM fields.

Students must be enrolled full-time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a completed FAFSA on file. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).

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

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application Deadline:  March 17, 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 Summer 2017.

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