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.

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

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.

Eligibility:

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.

Generation Google Scholarship

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

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 2017-2018 school year. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2017.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2017-2018 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.

Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Application deadline:   August 13, 2016 (with additional cycles in December and April)

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and those with disabilities. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

Individual applicants may apply. They must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program (e.g., EngD, DNSc, DrPH, DSW, PharmD, PsyD, ScD), a formally combined MD/PhD program, or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral (e.g., DDS/PhD) in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences at a domestic institution. The Kirschstein-NRSA F31 may not be used to support studies leading to the MD, DDS, or other clinical, health-professional training (e.g., DC, DMD, DNP, DO, DPM, DVM, ND, OD, AuD).

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-308.html

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and Educational Testing Services Outstanding Dissertations Competition

Application deadline:   August 12, 2016

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to announce the Outstanding Dissertations Competition . AAHHE and ETS recognize the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles.

The first place winner of the Outstanding Dissertations Competition will receive an award in the amount of $1,000. The second place winner will receive an award of $500. The third place winner will receive an award of $250. All of these winners will also be invited and sponsored to attend the 2017 AAHHE National Conference in Irvine, California to present their dissertations. In addition, one of the winners will be invited to ETS corporate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to present their dissertation.

Eligibility

The competition is open to anyone who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences, broadly defined, between December 2014 and August 1, 2016. Additionally, the research needs to have application to the greater Hispanic community.

Dissertations are eligible if they are in domains that are related to the ETS corporate mission, including education, linguistics, psychology, statistics, testing, and so forth. Studies using any research approach (historical, experimental, survey, qualitative, mixed methods, etc.) are eligible.

Dissertations in the humanities, basic sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics are not eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://aahhe.org/Dissertation/DissertationsCompetition.aspx

Korean American Scholarship Foundation Western Region Scholarship

Application deadline:   July 8, 2016

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korea American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. The Western Region branch offers scholarships for students in designated states.

Eligible applicants:

  • Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Western region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming ) during the 2016-17 school year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.

Graduate student applicants must be continuing their studies in the 2016-2017 academic year at a school within the Western region. Current non-students are eligible if they can provide documentation (acceptance letters, signed commitment letters, or other documents showing commitment to attend) indicating they will be a full time student in one of the above categories in the 2016-17 school year. Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2016-17 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.kasf.org/western