College Fund/UNCF: Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

A total of twelve awards, consisting of a fellowship stipend of up to $30,000 and a department grant of up to $10,000, are made. Applicants must be: African-American (Black, non-Hispanic); enrolled full-time in a PhD or equivalent doctoral program in the life or physical sciences; a third- or fourth-year graduate student in the academic year; and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

The Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries scholarship program is available to the following groups that are under-represented in the actuarial profession: African-American, Hispanic, and Native North American. An applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is one of the Foundation’s premier programs and the centerpiece of the Foundation’s long-term effort to help remedy the serious shortage of faculty of color in higher education. 

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM), a nonprofit organization, was formed in 1976 to address this problem. Specifically, GEM exists to increase the number of American Indian, African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic Americans pursuing graduate degrees in engineering, physical science and natural science disciplines. GEM Fellows also obtain practical work experience through summer internships at GEM Employer worksites. EM is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation headquartered at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. GEM is jointly sponsored by a consortium of university and company members. It is governed by a Board of Directors composed of GEM representatives from university and company members. The Board is responsible for policy and serves as the legal representative for the GEM Consortium.

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Since 1974, NACME (the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) has provided leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-based careers.

AAAS Mentor Awards

The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities. Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies.

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program

The American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to increase the number of PhDs in anthropology among persons from historically underrepresented populations. This program's focus is to increase the number of ethnic minorities who complete doctoral degrees in anthropology and thus improve diversity in the discipline and promote research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. The implications of the awardee's research to issues and concerns of the US historically disadvantaged populations, relevant service to the community and future plans are of specific concern in the review process. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native American, Asian American, Latino/a, Chicano/a, and Pacific Islander doctoral students who have been admitted to degree candidacy are urged to apply.

American Association of Law Libraries: George A. Strait Minority Stipend

One award of $3,500 will be made to a minority group member for graduate study which will further the law library career of the person selected. Applications are due in mid-March or April (dates vary slightly from year to year).

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Minority Undergraduate Students

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest minority undergraduate students in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. Eligible are American citizens and lawful permanent residents including, but not limited to, persons who are African American, Mexican, Native American, or Puerto Rican. Candidates must be American citizens or permanent residents.

American Philosophical Society: Minority Fellowship Program

Fellowships are available for doctoral training to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in mental health or psychological research related to ethnic minority populations. Members of an ethnic minority group, including but not limited to African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Asian/ Asian Americans, or Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply. The stipend is approximately $9,580 per year for up to three years. The program is open to beginning or continuing fulltime students in APA-accredited PhD programs in psychology.
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