African American Scholarships

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Some of the minority scholarships on our site you may qualify for:

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

One-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by November 15. Sixteen fellowships are available: four each in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, one unrestricted, and one designated for a woman from an underrepresented minority group in any field. Designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

Career Development Grants

Career Development Grants support women currently holding a bachelor's degree who are preparing for career advancement, career change, or to re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received. Candidates eligible for another AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship or grant program are not eligible for Career Development Grants. Approximately 66 grants are available in two categories: Academic Grants provide support for course work toward a master's degree or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be undertaken at a fully accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school licensed, accredited, or approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Funds are not available for doctoral level work. Professional Development Institute Grants support women's participation in professional institutes that are academically based to: - Advance professionally within a discipline or profession - Enter a discipline or profession Applicants for Institute Grants must also apply directly to the institute, and funding is contingent upon their admission. Eligible institutes must have: - A focused and specific program of study with identified faculty - Fixed schedules and duration - Selection/enrollment processes with baseline eligibility criteria Decisions about which professional institutes meet the above criteria will be made by the Foundation.

Minority Dental Student Scholarship Program

Applicants must be US citizens. Applicants must be full-time students. Full-time status denotes a minimum of 12 credit hours. Eligibility is determined by the applicant's demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, a typed, biographical sketch and letters of reference. Applicants must be a member of one of the following groups: 1. African American 2. Native American 3. Hispanic Applicants must be entering second year students at the time of application and currently attending or enrolled at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum financial need of $2,500. Applicants must have an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

AMS Minority Scholarships

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution. Please check the website for more information.

Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

Purpose: The Holly A. Cornell Scholarship created in 1990 by CH2M Hill, Inc. honors the name of Holly A. Cornell, co-founder of CH2M Hill, and to encourage and support outstanding female and/or minority students pursuing advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. Students who been accepted into graduate school but have not yet begun graduate study are encouraged to apply. Specific Eligibility/Support: • Female and/or minority student (see application form for specifics) pursing master’s degree • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $7,500. • CH2M Hill, Inc. will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference where the award is presented

Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Description: Interns in this eight-week* program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in any of these areas: educational measurement and psychometrics validity natural language processing and speech technologies cognitive psychology learning theory linguistics and computational linguistics teaching and classroom research statistics international large-scale assessments Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Each intern is required to give a brief presentation about their project at the conclusion of the internship. Program Goals Provide research opportunities to individuals enrolled in a doctoral program in the fields described above. Increase the number of scholars and students from diverse backgrounds — especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and American Indians — conducting research in educational measurement and related fields. Eligibility Current full-time enrollment in a doctoral program in any of the areas specified above. Completion of at least two years of coursework toward the Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date.

Albert W. Dent Student Scholarship

You are eligible to apply for the Albert W. Dent Student Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria: - You are a Student Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and are in good standing. - You are a minority undergraduate student who has been enrolled for full-time study for the fall term in a healthcare management graduate program or who is currently enrolled full time and is in good academic standing in a graduate program in healthcare management. - You can demonstrate financial need. - You are a United States or Canadian citizen. - You have not been a previous recipient.

Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Requirements to become an FTE Doctoral Fellow Applicants must be: Of African descent A U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Canadian citizen or landed immigrant Enrolled full time in an accredited Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies Finished with the course work stage of their doctoral program by the beginning of the fellowship year [If at dissertation stage] Prepared to write full time during the fellowship year Applicant’s dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan, and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application for the fellowship Stipulations: Students enrolled in Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are ineligible for this fellowship A student may be awarded an FTE Doctoral Fellowship a maximum of three times during his/her matriculation as a doctoral student Institutional Expectations: The recipient’s institution shall provide a full-tuition scholarship or remission, as a condition of the award As a condition of the award, the recipient’s institution shall host a visit (virtual or in-person) from FTE to assess the student’s needs and experiences. Each visit will include conversations with the student’s advisor and institutional leaders. Details of institutional visits will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship epitomizes NSBE's mission statement to increase the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. This scholarship is supported solely by the NSBE members and donations. The number of Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarships to be awarded will be determined by the amount of money donated by the membership and contributors. Sixty percent of the fund is allocated to scholarship awards; the remaining forty percent will go into an ongoing scholarship endowment. All NSBE undergraduate and graduate student members are eligible to apply. Award recipients will be selected from a combination of the following criteria: University academic achievement, service to NSBE (local, regional, and/or national), and other professional, campus and community activities.

Young Scholars Award for Minority Students

Full-time international/minority students who are studying communication sciences and disorders in the United States and demonstrating outstanding academic achievement are eligible to compete for a $2,000 scholarship underwritten by the Kala Singh Memorial Fund. In order to be eligible to receive one of the graduate scholarships, students must meet the following criteria: Graduate Study 1. The student must be accepted for graduate study in a communication sciences and disorders program. Master's degree candidates must be in a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (formerly ASHA ESB-accredited program); this is not mandatory for doctoral degree candidates. 2. The student must be enrolled for full-time study (twelve or more credit hours) or the full-time standard. If the full-time standard is less than twelve credit hours, the student must provide documentation from the college or university stating what its standard is. Academic and Personal Merit 3. The student must submit official university transcripts of academic coursework, credits and grades. If the official transcript does not display the current G.P.A., the student must submit college or university documentation verifying his/her G.P.A. 4. The student must be recommended by a committee of two or more persons of the following status: a. faculty at the student's current college or university program; b. faculty at the student's past college or university program, for persons just completing undergraduate work; and c. colleagues (at least one supervisor) at the student's current place of employment, for persons returning to school after being in the workforce. Prior Funding 5. The student must not have received a prior scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.