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155 Minority Scholarships for 2017-2018
To help offset college costs, you can obtain minority scholarships, grants and fellowships that are available to men and women of African American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander descent. Use this guide, including our interactive scholarship tool, to locate and apply for unique opportunities to help pay for college.
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2016-2017 List of Undergraduate Scholarships & Fellowships That Do Not Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Courtesy of the Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC) whose mission in empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.
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2016-2017 List of Graduate Scholarships & Fellowships That Do Not Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Courtesy of the http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/actuarial/scholarships.shtml#diversity
To provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.
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African American Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
Courtesy of LittleAfrica.com
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C.) scholarships for sorority members.
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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Arab American Scholarships
ADC frequently gets requests from students and parents regarding scholarship funds earmarked for Arab Americans (or Arab students in the U.S.).
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American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Law
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American Geological Institute (AGI)
AGI Minority Participation Program
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 $500-$3,000. Web site contains application form.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Minorities, Sciences
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American Hellenic Educational Professional Association (AHEPA)
Education and Scholarships
In order to apply and be eligible for the scholarships, the applicant must satisfy one of the following:
(1) The applicant is a member, in good standing, of either AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or Maids of Athena.
(2) 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:
(3) 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.
(4) A high school graduate planning to attend full time an accredited college or university during the calendar year.
(5) Attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend full time during the calendar year.
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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.
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American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
Scholarships and Fellowships
The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. has been providing financial assistance for over 50 years.
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American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
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.
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American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarships
AISES offers several fellowships to students in STEM fields.
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Fellowships for Minority Accounting Students
The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- minorities, business
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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.
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Graduate Teaching Fellowships
The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program is a collaboration between ASME and mechanical engineering departments to encourage outstanding doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering education (and related engineering fields), particularly women and minorities. These fellowships are made possible with support from the ASME Foundation.
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American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
Deadline : May 1
A two-year tenure for senior-level graduate students from an underrepresented minority group to conduct research in microbiology.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - medicine, minorities
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American Speech Language Hearing Foundation
Financial Aid Resources for Students
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.
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.
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APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants. The award consists of $2000 per year for new corporate scholars, and $3000 per year for renewal students to be used for tuition, room & board, educational materials. In addition, each physics department that hosts one or more APS minority undergraduate scholars and assigns a mentor for their student/s will receive a $500 award for programs to encourage minority students. The program is usually able to fund 20-25 new recipients each year.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - sciences, minorities.
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Arab American Institute
Scholarship Opportunities
Lists programs offered by institutions not affiliated with AAI or the AAI Foundation. Broken out into the following categories: (1) For American Students of Arab Descent (2) Arab Students Studying in the United States (3) Other Scholarships (both Arab and Arab American students)
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Armenian General Benevolent Union
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.
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Armenian Students Assciation of America
The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture. Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible for anywhere from $500 to $1500 a year.
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Asian Pacific Fund
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 14 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.
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Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
Acknowledging the reality that many AAPI students come from families that live at or below the poverty level, the APIASF is awarding $1.2 million in scholarships to more than 500 deserving AAPI students for the upcoming academic school year. APIASF is the nationís largest nonprofit devoted solely to providing college scholarships for AAPI youth. The fund awards anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 to high school and college students, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college.
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Asian Women in Business Scholarship
Deadline : August 1
The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry.
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Association on American Indian Affairs
Scholarship Portal
Since 1922, the Association on American Indian Affairs has been dedicated to helping Native people and their communities in meeting the challenges they face. One of these challenges is that of paying for a higher education. AAIA assists college students in meeting this challenge through our eight scholarship programs. AAIA offers two graduate fellowships, one scholarship which is open to graduate and undergraduates and five undergraduate scholarships, one of which is available to students from tribes that are state recognized but not federally recognized. AAIA depends on the generosity of our donors to fund our scholarship programs, therefore, availability may change from year to year.
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Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
formerly called the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants
Student Scholarships
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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
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Black Excel's 200 Free Scholarships for Minorities
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Black Men Building Resources Scholarship
Restricted to African American Kent County high school graduates or GED recipients who have been accepted to an accredited institution to pursue a degree, certificate, or license in an occupational-related curriculum. Administered by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
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CHCI Next Opp
Educating, empowering, and connecting young leaders for nearly 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is proud to release CHCI NextOpp, a new powerful online version of its National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students. Students, parents and educators can more easily search, save and share life-changing opportunities across the United States based on their unique profile, location, and interests. The site also provides valuable materials to further educate students about the college-going process. CHCI is working hard to collect a robust list of opportunities for students to access. We are inviting corporations, nonprofits, colleges, universities, and all who provide opportunities for students to join this powerful online directory by submitting opportunities available at your company or organization. Don't miss your chance to join us and be a part of this dynamic resource for young Latinos across the nation. Our printed National Directory reaches thousands users each year -- add your opportunity today to allow thousands of young Latinos to learn more about your organization and programs. To have your opportunity added or for more information, contact Evelyn Garcia Morales at nextopp@chci.org
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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.
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CINTAS Foundation Fellowships
Cintas Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Artists are recommended for fellowships by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the Cintas Foundation, Inc., awards fellowhips based on the recommendations of the panels. Cintas Fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as they wish. The fellowships are not awarded for academic study or research, or to performing artists. Fellowships are not awarded more than twice to the same person. Second awards are granted only to candidates demonstrating outstanding artistic development. Fellowships are awarded annually in the amount of $15,000 each and are paid in quarterly stipends, beginning in September, for twelve consecutive months. The award is currently considered taxable income.
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The CIRI Foundation (TCF)
A 501(c)(3) private foundation, the CIRI Foundation awards scholarships to Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of CIRI and their direct lineal descendants as defined by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).
Our (TCF) mission is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region and their descendants. The major goal of The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is to encourage the education and career development of the Foundation's Alaska Native beneficiaries through post secondary scholarships and grants, research and other education projects. A second goal is to perpetuate and enhance the heritage of Cook Inlet Region's Alaska Native people through programs that foster appreciation and understanding by the general public.
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Cobell Scholarship Fund for Native Americans
The Cobell Scholarship Fund provides money for full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing college degrees or technical training at an accredited non-profit institution of higher education. Applicants must demonstrate that they are a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe, that they have maintained an adequate grade point average and that they have financial need. Currently, the fund is not accepting applications from descendants of members of federally-recognized tribes who are not themselves members.
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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.
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Colgate Haz La U (Make the U) Hispanic Scholarship Program
Deadline : October 15
This program, launched in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), aims to award educational grants to eligible Hispanic students pursuing higher education. High school seniors are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to win a $15,000 educational grant, or one of ten $2,500 additional grants. In order to apply, you must answer each of the following questions in 500 words or less:

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College Scholarships for African American Students
Courtesy of a Better Chance.
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College Scholarships for Asian American Students
Courtesy of a Better Chance.
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College Scholarships for Asian/Pacific Islander Students
This guide features 25 scholarships specifically for API students, and offers tips on how to improve your chances of receiving a grant. Find out if you qualify for any of the awards below or learn what you can do to land other scholarship awards. Courtesy of Affordable Colleges Online.
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College Scholarships for Latinos and Hispanic Students
Courtesy of a Better Chance.
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College Scholarships for Native American Students
Courtesy of a Better Chance.
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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards : African Americans / Blacks
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities
Covers African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos (Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans), Native Alaskans (Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians). A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Native Americans
Covers Aboriginal Canadians, Native Alaskans (Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians). A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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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.
MSU students desiring more information about the FreeApp program can contact : Trina Trefil, Michigan State University, The Graduate School, 118 Linton Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; Phone: 517-353-4738; Email: trefiltr@msu.edu
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Graduate
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Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
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/Puurdue 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.
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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.
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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Scholarship Opportunities
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. Current opportunities include:
(1) CBC Spouses Flexible Education Scholarship
(2) CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Fund
(3) CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship
(4) CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship Program
(5) CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Graduate Fellowships
Public Policy Fellowships
Scholar Intern Programs
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Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American Indian Scholarship
This one-time, $1000 scholarship is awarded by the American Indians Committee of the DAR to Native American students of any age, tribe and in any state striving to attend college. All awards are based on financial need and academic achievement. 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 3.25 or higher.
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Detroit College Promise
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The Detroit College Promise is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides tuition scholarships to Michigan public colleges and universities for Detroit Public School students. It is improving the Detroit Public Schools by encouraging DPS parents and students to plan for a college education, and by motivating parents with college aspirations for their children to move into Detroit and the Detroit Public Schools. As a result, it is helping to transform Detroit into a center of brainpower with a high proportion of college graduates, and is promoting economic development for Detroit and the region.
As of December 2009, we are providing scholarships to the following schools (including number and amount):
(1) Cody Upper: unlimited, $500/year for 4 years
(2) Douglass: unlimited, $500/year for 4 years
(3) Cass Tech: 2, $500 for one year
(4) Central: 2, $500 for one year
(5) Pershing: 2, $500 for one year
(6) Trombly: 2, $500 for one year
(7) Coming soon : no scholarships for other DPS high schools this year, but we hope to offer at least 2 scholarships at each of the remaining DPS high schools next year.
For more information, please contact Nat Pernick, M.D., Executive Director, The Detroit College Promise, 30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408, Bingham Farms, MI 48025; Telephone: (248) 646-3269; Email: NatPernick@hotmail.com.
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Financial Aid, College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Hispanic Americans
Covers Puerto Ricans, Jibaros, Boricuas, Cubanos, Guajiros, Dominicanos, Quisqueyanos, South and Central Americans, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Latinos. 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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Financial Aid for Native American Students
This page provides information about financial aid for Native American students, compiled with the assistance of Donovan Gomez, Executive Director of the San Juan Pueblo Department of Education. In addition to spelling out requirements for Native American status, the FastWEB scholarship search lists 70 active award sources for Native American students only, 11 award sources for Native American or Native Alaskan students, and hundreds of awards for minority students.
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Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards : Ethnic Groups and Studies
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowships
Deadline : November 15
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.
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Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Deadline : November 15
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.
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Deadline : November 15
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.
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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.
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GEM, see National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

Generation Google Scholarship for Underrepresented Students in Computer Science
The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field.
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Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation
MAS Family Scholarships
In 1996, the Mas family established a scholarship whose purpose is to advance the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American men and women, furthering their commitment to promoting the benefits and opportunities that can be garnered through hard work in a free society. Since its establishment, over 160 students have been able to obtain a college education thanks to the Mas Family Scholarship, making it the largest scholarship program for students of Cuban descent. Many of these students have gone on to become leaders in their respective communities, reflecting the potential of what individuals can achieve given the freedom and opportunity to do so. The Mas Family Scholarships are an initiative of the Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation, whose mission is the advancement and preservation of Jorge Mas Canosa's legacy: love of God, family and homeland; the dignity of human life; the ideals of freedom and democracy; and the education of future generations in the appreciation of these ideals.
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Grants, Internships and Scholarships For Native Americans
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Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be of Greek descent, and between the ages of 17 and under 25. Students receiving a full scholarship from any other source, or a partial scholarship exceeding 50% of their annual tuition, are ineligible.
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HENAAC Scholars Program
All science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors qualify for the HENAAC scholarships. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.
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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Scholarship Listings
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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 f inancial 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. If you have any questions, you can send an email to hcf-info@hispanicfund.org or contact Angelina Paniagua at 1-800-644-4223.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Latino College Dollars Search Tool
Requires free registration.
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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:
(1) Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS)
(2) Scholarship Programs for Graduating High School Seniors
(3) College Scholarship Programs
(4) Community College Transfer Scholarship Programs
(5) University Alliance Scholarship Programs
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Houtan Scholarship Foundation
In an attempt to spread the word of the abundant Iranian culture, the Houtan Foundation offers scholarship to students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization. The candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership ability and the desire to make a difference in the society, where they reside. The Houtan Foundation has a strong interest in each of these students' achievements throughout the scholarship period and beyond, as the foundation's goal is to participate in each student's success....At the present time, the Houtan Foundation offers the award of $2,500 per semester which will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award will be offered each fall and spring semester. Please submit the application no later than (June 1st) for fall semester and (Oct. 1st) for spring semester.
(Last checked 04/24/18)

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
In 1988, Hyatt established this fund to provide financial aid to minority students pursing a degree in hotel management. Over the years, Hyatt has continued its investment to permanently endow the fund, currently valued at more than $850,000. Since 1988, approximately 237 minority students have received $474,000 through this scholarship.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Business
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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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Iranian-American Scholarship Fund
The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF) is a volunteer-administered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID # 20-2150547) which provides scholarships to full-time students of Iranian heritage attending undergraduate and graduate schools in the United States who exhibit academic excellence, as well as financial need and a commitment to community service....Founded in 1997 by a small group of philanthropic-minded individuals in San Diego, California, the IASF began as a "Mother Fund" at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), creating the first scholarship at UCSD for Iranian-American students supported by the Iranian community....Since then, the IASF has grown into an independent non-profit organization which awards scholarships throughout the nation to students of Iranian ancestry. The IASF does not provide scholarships for schools outside the U.S.
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Islamic Society of North America Scholarships
The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to announce the following scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States
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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 Programin 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 $70,000 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. Scholarship recipients must be members of the JACL.
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Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago Scholarship Program
JASC offers several non-renewable scholarships to high school seniors and currently enrolled full or part-time college students. JASC scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to promising student who have demonstrated both academic excellence and service to the Japanese American Community, and applicants do not have to be of Japanese of Japanese American ancestry.
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Julian Samora Endowment Fellowship
Deadline : February 15, 2012
Named in honor of Dr. Julian Samora, the scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students engaged in scholarly activities focusing on Latino/as in Midwestern communities. The Julian Samora Scholarship Committee will review applications and select the awardees. Announcement of the recipients will be made in March, 2012. Applicants must be currently enrolled students at MSU, demonstrate good academic standing, and provide evidence of interest in research on Chicano/Latino communities. Scholarship awards are anticipated in the amount of $2,000 each. Awards will appear as a credit on the fall and spring tuition bills ($1,000 each semester).
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Korean American Scholarship Foundation
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Founded in 1969 by a small group of concerned individuals in Washington, D.C., the KASF began as a local organization with limited focus and funding resources. However, with the dramatic growth of Korean immigrant communities in the U.S., the KASF has expanded to include other regions and to broaden its funding base. The KASF seeks 1) to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achivement, 2) to encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and 3) to nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
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Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships
Provides scholarships in any field of study to full-time graduate or undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the United States. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens of Polish descent, Poles with U.S. permanent residency status, or Americans of non-polish descent who are pursuing the study of Polish subjects. Awards are granted for one academic year.
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LaGrant Foundation
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic or Native American. Applicant must also be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter. Applicant must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA* and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.
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LANIC Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
Identifies scholarship opportunities for Hispanics/Latinos as well as scholarship opportunities for students from Central and South America.
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Latin American Educational Foundation
Since 1949, LAEF has been helping students overcome the financial hardships of attending college. Make use of the informative sections below. Please contact LAEF's office for specific questions on LAEF's scholarship application.
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Latino College Dollars : Scholarships for Latino Students
Published by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and made possible with grants from The Sallie Mae Fund, The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, and The Walt Disney Company, this scholarship directory contains information on more than 300 scholarships targeting Latino students. Scholarship listings are categorized by education level, deadline, minimum GPA, by whether citizenship is required, as well as by region. A guide on how to apply for scholarships in both Spanish and English is also included in the directory.
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La Unidad Latino Foundation
Dedicated to educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community. Educational scholarships are awarded to Latino/Latina students on a competitive basis. Applicants must: (1) Be currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor's or master's degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.
(2) Eligible degrees include: all Bachelor degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, and Master of Divinity.
(3) Have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
(4) Reside in the United States.
(5) Minimum cummulative GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 GPA.
Award amount: $250 - $1,000.
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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships
Deadline : March 31
Since 1932 LULAC Councils have been selling tacos, tamales, having dances, etc., to raise monies for scholarships that are given to Hispanic students meeting certain guidelines. Several years ago the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC), began the LULAC National Scholarship Fund. LNESC raises monies through donations from national corporations, while the LULAC local councils continue raising their monies the old fashion way. At a certain time of the year LNESC sends out matching funds information to all councils who in turn following the guidelines set by the LNSF program, submit their monies for matching purposes. Thereby, a council who would otherwise give a $400 scholarship, may now be able to give an $800 scholarship. LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through our educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).
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Lebanese American Heritage Club
Arab American Scholarship Foundation
Applicants must be of Arab descent, U.S. citizens or U.S. residents and must also be Michigan residents. Applicants majoring in mass communications will be given extra consideration. For more information, contact the Arab American Scholarship Foundation, 4337 Maple Road, Dearborn, MI 48126
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Magic Johnson Foundation
Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program
Deadline : February 1 (approximately) each year
The Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program is designed to provide support for deserving minority high school students who exemplify a strong potential for academic achievement but face social-economic conditions that hinder them from reaching their full potential. Since its inception in 1998, over 200 students have received financial assistance to attend the college/university of their choice. We have scholarship recipients attending Cornell, MIT, UC Berkeley, Morehouse, Azusa Pacific University, Clark-Atlanta University. Unlike most scholarship programs, the Magic Johnson Foundation/Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund has made a commitment to assist the recipients through their entire undergraduate experience through several unique components including a mentoring program, internship program, and Life and Practical Skills classes. Approximately 30 students are selected each year to receive anywhere from $2000-$5000 a year for up to five years of tuition payments plus a laptop.
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Making College Affordable : An Online Guide for Hispanic Students
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MALDEF : The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America
Scholarship Resources
MALDEF Scholarship Guide 2016-2017
MALDEF provides a comprehensive list of over 100 scholarships offered to students regardless of citizenship status, including undocumented students.
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Michigan State University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Native American Institute
Funding for our Students
Emma Shore-Thornton Award: This Scholarship is awarded annually to high achieving undergraduate and graduate Native American students at Michigan State University.
John R. Winchester Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to full time Native American undergraduate student.
Winchester Fund: This is a 90-120 (with extension) day loan. The John R. Winchester Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 after the death of a very generous man dedicated to the needs of American Indian students in higher education. John R. Winchester was employed by Michigan State University as Coordinator in the North American Indian Affair Office, Center for Urban Affair. He devoted to great deal of his career encouraging Indian students to take advantage of higher education opportunities. Mr. Winchester recruited Indian students from Michigan as well as other states. Once at MSU he acted as their advisor, tutor, and friend. He was also concerned with the financial needs of the Indian students. It was said that whenever he lectured on behalf of North American Indian Association Scholarship Fund. The proceeds from the Native American Indian Student Organization (NAISO) Pow Wow goes to the John R. Winchester Memorial Scholarship/Loan Fund. With the help of previous Pow Wows and several departments at MSU, the fund is presently large enough to serve for short-term loans. NAISO hopes to increase the size of the fund so that it may also serve as a source for scholarship moneys for needy Native American students at MSU. Deadline: None.
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Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
American Indian and Indigenous Studies
2017-2018 Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award
Application Deadline : March 1
The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University's outstanding library and computing facilities and to the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies Program, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend ($38,000)....Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation, actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year....Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University....The successful applicant will be required to teach one course and will affiliate with a department or program in one of the university's colleges, as well as participate in activities of the American Indian Studies Program. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship.
Application Requirements: Send complete contact information, including e-mail, phone, and address, over letter detailing background, coursework, training and future plans in American Indian Studies, including any work with Native groups, organizations, or communities. Other items to be provided include a Curriculum Vita, a 5 to 10 page dissertation proposal, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3 letters of support from faculty on doctoral committee; one should be from your chair, indicating your ability to complete the dissertation by the end of the award period.
Applications should be sent to: American Indian Studies Program, 414 Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; email - aisp@msu.edu; telephone (517) 432-2193
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Michigan State University
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the Endowed Scholarship is to recognize individual students who can demonstrate their active involvement outside the classroom by continuing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight against injustice by promoting equality for all on every possible level. Selection of scholarship recipients is based on full-time enrollment status, demonstrated leadership, community involvement and service. Scholarships are usually for $1000.
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Michigan State University
Julian Samora Research Institute
Endowed Scholarship
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Minority Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards in Medicine, Public 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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Morgan Stanley Scholarships Programs
Morgan Stanley provides an array of scholarships for Black, Hispanic, Native American, Women, LGBT populations.
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Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.
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National Association of School Psychologists
NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology
Deadline : November 1
The NASP-ERT MSP is pleased to annually award $5,000 to at least one qualified and select minority graduate student of school psychology. Students enrolled in doctoral programs will not be considered for this scholarship award. Only those students enrolled in specialist level (or equivalent) school psychology training programs will be considered.
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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 Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
A 2013-2015 directory provided by the University of Maryland, Asian American Studies Program.
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National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
Scholarship Opportunities
NIEA wants to make sure that every Native student knows about other funding opportunities to help them succeed in their academic career. Includes a list of other organizations who offer scholarships and internships.
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National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
Annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer 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. (1) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open. (2) 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-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. 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.
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National Society : Daughters of the American Revolution
American Indian Scholarships
(1) 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.
(2) 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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Native American Scholarships and Internships
A compilation by Northern Michigan University. Covers opportunities all around the country.
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NativeVision Scholarship Program
NativeVision awards two scholarships to Native youth entering their first year of college in the Fall of each year. Scholarship applications are due in the first week of May of each year.
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Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies
Long-Term Fellowships
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Faculty Fellowship: This award is designed for faculty members at institutions participating in the consortium. Preference is given to scholars at an early career stage. The fellowship carries a monthly stipend of $4,200. Applicants must request at least four and no more than six months of support.
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Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies
Short-Term Fellowships
The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies announces the availability of short-term fellowships for doctoral candidates at institutions participating in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). These fellowships offer support for between one and two months of dissertation research and carry stipends of $2500 per month. Graduate Fellows will be offered individual research space at the Newberry and accorded the same privileges as other Newberry Library short-term fellows. Awards may also be used to fund research in other libraries, archives, or in the field. Fellowship recipients are expected to present their research at the consortium's annual graduate student conference or at a Newberry-sponsored seminar in American Indian and Indigenous studies.
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Office of Chinese Americans Scholarship Program
Deadline : April 4
OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, is pleased to announce that it is accepting 2011 applications for the OCA-AXA Achievement, OCA-UPS Gold Mountain, and OCA-Verizon College scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $2,000 and is nonrenewable. In order to be eligible for the OCA-UPS Gold Mountain and OCA-AXA scholarships, students must be a current Asian Pacific American (APA) high school senior entering their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale). OCA-UPS Gold Mountain scholarship is intended for APA students who are the first person in their family to attend an institution of higher education. The OCA-AXA scholarship is geared for students who have dedicated time to community service and demonstrated leadership ability. Current undergraduates who are studying technical majors and are entering their third or fourth year in college may apply for the OCA-Verizon College scholarship. Applications for the OCA-Verizon College Scholarships must be submitted online. For more information, or to download the application, please visit http://www.ocanational.org
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Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarships
Deadline : February 28
Through the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) and more than 650 state and local lodges, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) has awarded nearly $50 million in scholarships to date. Each year, the SIF offers 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition.
General Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution for the Fall term. Previous SIF scholarship winners are not eligible. (Please note: Additional eligibility requirements may apply to specific scholarships.)
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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans, see Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Polish Falcons of America Scholarships
Open to students who have been PFA members for at least 6 years and are pursuing studies full-time at a 4-year college or university or graduate degree program. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Awards are offered to students who are at least in their 3rd year of university studies. Visit the website to discover the different scholarships available.
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Prospanica Foundation Scholarships
Prospanica Foundation Scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000, and undergraduate students can apply at the $1,500 level. Applicants must: (1) be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
(2) be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
(3)meet the minimum GPA requirements.
(4) have a Prospanica membership - Member ID required.
(5) be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master's Degree or undergraduate program in a university business school (in the United States or Puerto Rico).
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Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
Deadline: March 1st (annually)
The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students, primarily from underrepresented communities, for careers and influential roles that serve the public good. The Fellowship Program offers an intensive summer institute to train students in public policy work and then offers to pay for graduate school should a student be admitted.
Scholarship Details: All expenses-paid summer institute (JSI) after junior year in college, internship opportunities and a minimum of $5,000 towards a masters degree in public policy, public administration or international affairs>
Location: JSIs take place at UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University & University of Maryland, graduate schools - nationwide
For more information, send an email to ppia@ppiaprogram.org or call202-496-0130 ext. 204
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Deadline : April 15
Jackson Fellows are awarded to strong high school students. Selected fellows will receive $5,000.00. The award will be paid directly to the college or university he/she is attending. Selected fellows must meet the following criteria:
(1) Senior attending a high school and graduating in Spring
(2) Will be attending a four-year college or university in the U.S.
(3) Cumulative 3.0 grade point average or above
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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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Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: April 1
In 1980, the Detroit News established the foundation to provide Michigan high school seniors with $2,000 grants that are applied to their first year of college. Recipients of the $2,000, non-renewable scholarship are chosen for their outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership, and commitment to the principles embraced by Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement. Applicants must include three letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, ACT or SAT test scores and an essay of 250 words or less answering the question "What makes you a Rosa Parks Scholar?" For applications and more information on the Rosa Parks scholarships, call (800) 766-3247.
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Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, DC
Washington Scots Charity & Education Fund Scholarship Program
Awards are made to scholars enrolled in US or Scottish institutions for the third or fourth year of College or University or full-time graduate study. There are generally 6 to 20 awards made totalling in excess of $20,000. Among these, three special scholarships foster academic links between the United States and Scotland.
(1) The James & Mary Dawson Scholarship of $5,000 is available for Scots coming to the USA for graduate or post-graduate level study, with preference to those pursuing scientific and engineering degrees.
(2) The John P. McAdams Memorial Scholarship of $3,500, established by family and friends of the Society's late President to support Scots and Americans of Scottish descent in their pursuit of University degrees, with preference to those pursuing degrees in history or Scottish culture.
(3) The Donald Malcolm MacArthur Scholarship of $2,500 is available for an American studying in Scotland.
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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 scholarships available to members of the tribe, including:
(1) Natural Resources Scholarship (Independent)
(2) Special Needs Scholarship
(3) Martha Miller Tributary Scholarship
(4) Victor Matson Sr. Tributary Scholarship
(5) Fred L. Hatch Memorial Teacher Education 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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Scholarships for All Students Regardless of Immigration Status
This list, compiled by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, provides information on scholarships that do not require a social security number, legal residency, or citizenship in order to apply.
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Scholarships for American Students of Arab Descent
A compilation by the Arab American Institute.
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Scholarships for Chinese Students via FastWeb
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Scholarships for Filipino Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for German Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Irish Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Italian Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Jewish Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Korean Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Mexican Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Polish-American Students
A compilation of scholarship resources by the Polish American Congress, 2011.
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Scholarships for Polish Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Puerto Rican Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Russian Students via Fastweb
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Scholarships for Students of Ukrainian Ancestry or Citizenship
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ScholarshipsOnline.org Minority Scholarships
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School for Advanced Research (Sante Fe, New Mexico)
Anne Ray Fellowship
One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Masterís or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. This may include research and writing for a future exhibition at an arts or cultural institution. In addition, the fellow will provide mentorship to the two Anne Ray interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and help guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus. Fellows receive a $40,000 stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.
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Sons of Norway Foundation
The primary scholarship is the King Olav V Norwegian -- American Heritage Fund. HRM, King Olav V of Norway allows the Sons of Norway Foundation to use his name in establishing a fund to promote cultural exchange between Norway and North America. The fund welcomes applications from Americans, 18 years or older, with a plan of studies to focus on exploring his/her interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. The fund also welcomes Norwegians, 18 and older, who desire to further their studies in North American culture at an institution of higher learning. HRM, King Olav V of Norway allows the Sons of Norway Foundation to use his name in establishing a fund to promote cultural exchange between Norway and North America. The fund welcomes applications from Americans, 18 years or older, with a plan of studies to focus on exploring his/her interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. The fund also welcomes Norwegians, 18 and older, who desire to further their studies in North American culture at an institution of higher learning.
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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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Tall Clubs International (TCI)
Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Individual chapters may also offer local awards. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible for the award. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall.
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Udall Foundation
The Morris K. Udall Foundation supports three programs of possible interest to MSU students:
(1) Native American Congressional Internship
To strengthen Native American communities and enhance tribal governance, the Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship to provide 12 Native American or Alaska Native students with the opportunity to observe the federal legislative process and gain valuable experience in government decision-making. Interns are placed in a Congressional office or federal agency in Washington, DC. Special enrichment activities are a distinguishing feature; interns meet with elected officials, Cabinet-level executives, and Supreme Court justices.
(2) Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship
The Foundation awards two fellowships each year to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who have demonstrated their potential to contribute to national environmental policy. Ph.D. candidates whose dissertation focuses on an aspect of U.S. environmental policy or conflict resolution may apply for a $24,000 fellowship to cover expenses during their final year of writing the dissertation.
(3) Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
The Foundation awards eighty $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduates who will pursue careers relating to the environment, and to Native American or Alaska Natives interested in tribal public policy and Native American health care. Through these scholarships, the Foundation hopes to encourage future leaders across a wide spectrum of policy, science, education, social science and health fields.
For more information contact: info@udall.gov
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Union Plus Scholarships
Deadline : May 30
Embracing its mission to enhance the value of union membershipand support a stronger labor movement, Union Privilege has developed a scholarship program to help more women and people of color become union leaders. The Union Leaders of the Future Scholarship provides annual awards up to $3,000 to help future union leaders with the cost of continuing their education or training in order to pursue their union career goals and leadership skills.
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United Negro College Fund
Scholarships, Programs, Internships, and Research Fellowships
Access to a college education has never been more important for individuals and society! A college education opens up unlimited possibilities and helps students to discover and foster their unique gifts. It also demonstrates that students are willing to make an investment in their own futures. However, for many young people this investment cannot become a reality, because they are unable to afford the rising cost of college tuition. For students, we offer administer an array of scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities.
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University of California, Berkeley
Funding Opportunities for Women and Minorities
The following programs provide support for women and minority researchers. Funding may be for principal investigators with their own research projects, or for inclusion of female or minority researchers in pre-existing projects. Consult each program's web page for more detailed information.
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U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Higher Education Grant Program
Eligible applicants must: (1) Be a member of or at least one-quarter degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an American Indian tribe who are eligible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs special programs and services. (2) Be accepted for admission to a nationally accredited college or university that provides a course of study conferring an Associate of Arts or Bachelor's degree (3) Demonstrate financial need as determined by the student financial aid office of the college or university. The majority of federally recognized tribes administer the grant program for their member, so call your tribe first. The grant application is available from the education office of the Tribe in which you are affiliated or possess membership.
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Upakar Foundation
Indian-American Scholarship Foundation
Upakar Foundation gives up to 20 four-year renewable scholarships (totaling $40,000) to Indian-American students to help them realize their college dreams. These scholarships acknowledge academic excellence and consider financial need.
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Ventures Scholars Program
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to promote access to higher education. The Ventures Scholars Program identifies high achieving underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers and provides academic recognition, information and resources needed to help them successfully pursue their career goals.
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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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Yemeni American Association
Offers one-time scholarships to high school seniors of Yemeni heritage. Contact: Yemeni American Association, 2770 Salina, Dearborn, MI 48120, (313) 842-8402.

Yemeni American Benevolent
Scholarships to Yemeni American high school seniors. Contact: Yemeni American Benevolent Association, 2121 Salina, Dearborn, MI 48120, (313) 841-3333.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest
The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to inspire honest portrayals of the richness of Native American life and history. The contest is a program of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. Students responding to this year's writing contest should present in an essay of no more than 1,200 words, a) specific or general struggles and/or triumphs of Native Americans in history or in today's world, based on the students experiences and scholarly research; and b) how the writer will use his or talents to enhance the future of his or her own Native American community. Subject suggestions include, but are not limited to, Native American involvement in treaties, governments (Federal and Tribal), languages, education, folklore, religion, entertainment, health, nutrition, media, sports, and current events. The following prizes will be awarded to winning essayists: five first-place winners will each receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, and other prominent sites. The winners will be accompanied by the teachers who inspired their entries into the contest. First-place winners will receive a special award for display at home or school. In addition, each first-place winner will receive a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each to be paid directly to the college or university of their choice. The contest is open to all Native American Indian and Alaska Native high school students who are enrolled members of a state- or federally-recognized tribe. Also included are high school students enrolled in alternative schools, as well as those who are home schooled. For further information, see the program's Web site.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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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.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

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. Funding Center (1st floor, East) LB2338 .F5643
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Covers almost 1500 different funding opportunities (including scholarships, fellowships, loans, awards, prizes, and internships) open specically 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. Funding Center (1st floor, East) LB2338 .F5644
Keep latest only -- 2012-2014 -- 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. Funding Center (1st Floor, East) LB2338 .F5645
Keep lastest only -- 2012-2014 -- available in print
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. Funding Center (1st Floor, East) LB2338 .F5646
Keep latest only -- 2012-2014 -- 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.


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