Selected Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships
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Affordable Schools Online
Affordable Schools Online is a free blog, news, and research site that aims to inform the public on financing for higher education. It offers news that affects how families will save and pay for college as well as tips on how to finance an education in a way that makes sense for most people. The site was originally started by a father who had trouble financing a university education for his children. Its life lessons, insights, and tips will be beneficial to parents and families with children who are planning to go to college.
Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
AGEP provides mentoring and professional development support.
American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program
The APA's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) awards fellowships to top predoctoral and early career postdoctoral psychologists who have demonstrated a strong commitment to ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applications are accepted each fall until January 15 of the year in which support is sought.
Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Boston University provides ten to twenty $4,500 awards for a ten-week research experience that supports undergraduate students for the summer. Fellowships are offered to promote access to graduate education to talented undegraduate students, especially among underrepresented minorities. These fellowships provide research projects supervised by Boston University faculty in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, and psychology.
Campus "Champions of Change" Challenge
The White House Office of Public Engagement Campus "Champions of Change" Challenge invites college and university students from across the country to demonstrate how their student-led project is improving their campus communities and helping America Win the Future. Challenge finalists are invited to a concluding event in the spring and are also highlighted by mtvU and MTV Act.
CheapOnlineCollege.com identifies cheap online schools by taking into account monetary factors such as tuition, school supplies like textbooks, and other fees that you might incur during your time as a student. Just because an online college has been deemed “cheap,” doesn’t mean that the school offers the lowest tuition on the market. Nor does “cheap” mean that they offer inexpensive services at the cost of your education. The listed online programs on the site simply save you money while maintaining an excellent standard of higher education.
CIC (Committee Institutional Cooperation) Doctoral Directory
The CIC Doctoral Directory is a listing of doctoral degree recipients who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education and who are alumni of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation . The Directory is designed to increase the visibility of doctoral alumni who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to higher education. The Directory will be promoted among hiring committees at CIC member universities, and the searchable, online database will be freely available to the public.
CIC (Committee Institutional Cooperation) and Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Fellowships are offered by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution. These one-year fellowships are offered to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a competitive stipend. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.
Constance Holland Scholarship
The Constance Holland Scholarship is a $500, $250, and $100, non-renewable scholarship. Constance Holland was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She served as a Social Science and English instructor throughout her teaching tenure and retired from Bloomington High School South. She was a dynamic teacher named Indiana Teacher of the Year 1982. Among her many accomplishments, she held many national sorority positions and was a charter member of Kappa Tau Omega Chapter. This scholarship is in her honor. For more information, contact: Kappa Tau Omega, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 5007, Bloomington, IN 47407-5007.
Five College Fellowship Program
Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. Normally, four fellowships are awarded each year. Each Fellow is hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, or Smith College. Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst.
Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship
This award is presented in honor of the memory of Dalmas A. Taylor, who passed away during his term as President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). The fellowship is administered in conjunction with APA's Minority Fellowship Office, and provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC.
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowships
The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as "The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund" for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States, and have received baccalaureate degrees.
Educators for Fair Consideration List of Scholarships
A guide to scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek 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. Available at the pre-doctoral, dissertation and post-doctoral levels.
Free Scholarship Searches
This website links to more than 60 no-cost scholarship search sites.
Fulbright Program Public-Policy Fellowships
The program will support master's and PhD students who want to serve in professional positions within foreign-government ministries while also conducting research in policy areas like public health, energy, and economic development. U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications. The awards are available in Haiti, Thailand, and nine other countries around the world. Under the Obama administration, the Fulbright Program has put an emphasis on supporting fellowships that help develop ideas that contribute to meeting global challenges, like developing renewable energy or fighting HIV/AIDS.
Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with significant financial need an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Grice Marine Laboratory Summer Research in Marine Biology
The Fort Johnson Summer Research Fellowship Program is a ten-week program combining formal classroom work with independent research in areas of crucial concern for marine biologists today. The program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a modern research experience employing physiological, cellular, and molecular techniques to address questions in areas such as environmental bioindicators, algal physiology, acid-base physiology, respiratory physiology, immunology, population genetics, and evolutionary biology of marine organisms. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded each year through the cooperative efforts of the marine laboratories at Fort Johnson.
Hearst Minority Fellowships in Philanthropy
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation offers a paid internship to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, social enterprise, and other actors in the social sector. The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is open to undergraduate and graduate students of color and is offered three times a year (fall, spring, and summer semesters) at the Aspen Institute's office in Washington, D.C.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation's leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. In addition to scholarship opportunities for deserving Latino students, HSF offers a broad range of outreach and educational programming to help students and their families navigate through the rigors of college life.
IEFA (International Education Financial Aid) International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC)
The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) is part of a national network that promotes STEM education through cooperative and interdisciplinary programs while recruiting and training the next diverse workforce.
Institute for Broadening Participation
Students considering undergraduate summer research and/or applying to graduate school should explore opportunities available through the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Postdoc listings for students getting ready to finish their doctorates are also available through the IBP. Institute for Broadening Participation works with NSF funded programs around the nation to recruit eligible students. By submitting the IBP form, you will allow your contact information to be shared with faculty and staff in NSF and NASA programs that support students, and to help you find programs (graduate, postdoc, and teaching positions) that are compatible with your interests.
Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program
PhD candidates who are currently enrolled at a US university and are citizens of the United States or of an independent country in Latin America or the Caribbean (except Cuba) may apply. Before beginning research funded under the IAF Fellowship, students must have advanced to candidacy for a PhD in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields, or other disciplines as related to grassroots development issues in Latin America or the Caribbean.
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AfrAm students in South Florida)
Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
The nationally renowned Summer Student Program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct independent research under the guidance of staff scientists. The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, not-for-profit research institution. The laboratory's work is dedicated to the betterment of human health through research in mammalian genetics.
Kellogg Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellowship
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies seeks both accomplished and promising scholars who conduct international research on democracy and human development, as relevant to contemporary societies around the world.
L'Oréal USA "For Girls in Science"
"For Girls In Science" was developed as a place to share L'Oréal's passion for science and research with the hope it may inspire the next generation of young girls. Here girls, between 13 and 18 years of age, can explore and be enthused about science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) It is a site where girls who have a desire to make "what ifs" possible, learn how to make them a reality.
L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science
L'Oréal USA's fellowship program recognizes and rewards extraordinarily talented young women scientists engaged in breakthrough research projects at leading universities and research institutions across the country. The L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science awards five postdoctoral women scientists with grants of up to $60,000. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
Meyerhoff Scholars Program
The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County is a major initiative to increase the numbers of underrepresented students in science, engineering, and mathematics. Recruitment is conducted from among high-achieving science and math students across the nation, with in-depth screening. Students are offered a comprehensive, four-year scholarship program that includes tuition, books, room, board, and a Summer Bridge Program. The Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program promotes cultural diversity in the biomedical sciences at the graduate level.
Minority Postdoc is a Web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience. It features resources and events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues. In particular, it publicizes the activities of diversity-related postdoc groups. As "virtual career center," it helps PhD graduate students transition to the postdoctoral stage and helps both grads and postdocs transition to their first professional position in academia, industry, and other careers. Minority Postdoc is also a community of minority talent for recruiting and peer-to-peer mentoring.
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)
The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into graduate school and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the presence of minorities and others who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and eventually in academic ranks. MURAP aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.
Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship awards scholarships to sophomore- and junior-level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: (1) To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; (2) To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or (3) To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
NASA-supported internships, fellowships, and scholarships
NASA offers paid undergraduate and graduate level internships in a wide variety of disciplines. Over 200 internships are available.
NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST)
The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in STEM fields.
- Summer research experiences for undergraduates
- Summer research experiences specifically in ocean sciences
- Summer research experiences specifically in engineering
Penn Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence Through Diversity
This University of Pennsylvania program is designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn's resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations. It supports scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community. The Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing for residency at Penn for an academic year, normally September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan an academic career to take advantage of Penn programs and faculty expertise and to have access to libraries and the resources of the Philadelphia region. Each scholar will be hosted by a department or program and assigned a faculty mentor. Recipients can be in the stage of either dissertation research or writing. The Fellowship provides a stipend, health and dental insurance, office space, library privileges, and a research and travel fund.
Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Individuals enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program are eligible to apply. Point Foundation (Point) provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBTQ students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The organization provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation's foremost higher educational institutions and its donors and mentors with the rare satisfaction of directly investing their resources and time in future generations of leaders. Point Foundation believes in enabling these individuals who endure the daily harassment and abandonment of family, friends, educational institutions and communities with the opportunity of higher education. Through Point's scholarship, the organization empowers its scholars and gives them the support and encouragement to excel both academically and personally. Deserving students may also be recommended.
Porter Physiology Development Fellowship
Fellowships are available to support the training of talented minority students entering a career in physiology. The program encourages diversity among students pursuing full-time studies towards a graduate degree in the physiological sciences and to encourage their participation in the American Physiological Society.
Project IMUSE Sino-US Relations Summer Fellowships
Project IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding Through Student Exchange) is a Harvard University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University student initiative aiming to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China, Europe, and the United States by providing top college and graduate students from these regions an intimate forum for discussion and deep personal reflection about the key issues affecting China and the world today. Every year, about 20 students from China, Europe, and the USA are accepted to participate in a week-long fellowship based in Beijing.
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Scholarships
Funded by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, these scholarships are designed to advance international understanding and goodwill and provide opportunities for international study in more than 160 countries where Rotary clubs are located.
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. This scholarship-for-service opportunity fully funds students' undergraduate or graduate education, paying for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then providing scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Scholarship
The SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean studies librarianship. To be awarded annually, the $1000 is for a master's candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program.
Siemens Competition Math, Science, and Technology
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.
The Christrophers Video Contest for College Students
Students in undergraduate and graduate programs at accredited colleges and universities are invited to interpret the Christopher message and mission in short films of five minutes or less. Winners will receive cash prizes of up to $2,000.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research
For ten weeks, participants work full time with UW-Madison faculty and researchers in state-of-the-art research facilities. Potential areas of study include: bioengery; cellular and molecular biology; computational biology and biostatistics; ecology, plants, and environmental systems; neurobiology; and virology. These six disciplinary clusters are intellectually woven together at weekly meetings in an interdisciplinary learning community through evolutionary theory and the research process. In addition to meeting with the interdisciplinary group, students prepare research proposals, final papers, and oral presentations summarizing their work.
The Urban Institute Summer Academy for Public Policy Analysis and Research
The Urban Institute Summer Academy is a unique and challenging program of skills-building, career development, and mentoring for minority undergraduates interested in careers in public policy research. The year-long fellowship begins with an intensive eight-week summer program on location at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, starting in June. The Urban Institute Summer Academy is free to students who are accepted. In addition, the program will provide students with round-trip transportation to Washington, DC; housing at nearby George Washington University dormitories, and a stipend.
USA Funds College Scholarships
USA Funds, a nonprofit that promotes access to postsecondary education, offers college scholarships. Up to fifty percent are targeted to minority students and students with disabilities. These scholarships are for students from families making $35,000 a year or less, who will be taking undergraduate (full or half time) or graduate (full time) degree coursework at college or a vocational or technical school. Eligibility requirements are posted online. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Scholarship Management Services at (800) 537-4180.
USDish Scholarship: Entertainment Blogging Scholarship
Write a 300-500 word article about which TV character you would most like to have as a college roommate and why. Post the article on the official USDish Facebook page. Applicants are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight along with how well they promoted their post. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses: including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. This is a recurring scholarship offered biannually.
White House Fellows Program
The White House Fellows Program is the nation's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. Founded in 1964 by President Johnson as a way to promote public service and engage emerging leaders, Fellows spend one year in Washington, D.C. working in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high level Executive Branch officials. Alumni include General Colin Powell, the Ambassador to El Salvador Mari Carmen Aponte, and historian/author Doris Kearns Goodwin.
White House on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C., offers part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer. Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered during the spring and fall semesters. Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues–including education, health, sustainable neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, and labor and employment. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, coordinate events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets.
Women's Campaign Fund (WCF) Fellowship
WCF supports women leaders at all levels of government. From school board to Congress, women are needed at all levels to make a positive difference in their communities. WCF wants a truly representative government that reflects the diversity of our country, including women of color, LGBT women, and young women. Fellows will work at the WCF and She Should Run offices in Washington, D.C. Full-time Fellows work 36 hours a week and receive a $500 per month stipend. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Xerox offers a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minority students enrolled in a technical degree program. To apply, students must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with one of the following majors: Chemistry, Computing and Software Systems, Information Management, Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, or Engineering. The scholarship is available to US Citizens and individuals with permanent resident visas. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in September of each year.