Alternate Scholarship Resources
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• Asian Women in Business
Asian Women In Business will award $2,500 scholarships to Asian women undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, leadership, community service, and/or entrepreneurship.
Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs.
A dynamic organization, AWIB has developed several leadership programs to better serve the Asian American community including a corporate leadership initiative, a scholarship fund and a mentorship program.
Scholarship information can be found at
For further questions after reviewing the website, email
• Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities. Those who successfully complete the program enter the State Department Foreign Service. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials are at www.rangelprogram.org.
• Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is the country's preeminent organization for promoting diversity and inclusion in American business. Through an annual competition, The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to America's best and brightest diverse candidates. In conjunction with member schools, sponsoring companies, and an elite group of MBA students and alumni, The Consortium has built a forty year legacy of fostering inclusion and changing the ethnic and cultural face of American business.
The mission of the Consortium is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools' enrollments and the ranks of management.
This mission is achieved by recruiting for graduate business education qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents from these underrepresented groups, as well as other persons who can demonstrate a commitment to the Consortium's mission and can best assist the Consortium in pursuing this mission.
From the National Association of Fellowships Advisors
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of fourteen schools of business in partnership with corporate America, working to facilitate the entry of minorities into managerial positions in business. The Consortium recruits college-trained African American, Hispanic American, and Native American United States citizens and invites them to compete for merit-based fellowships for graduate study leading to a Master's Degree in Business.
For more information, visit their website at www.cgsm.org
• Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
From the National Association of Fellowships Advisors:
To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. These successful scholars then inspire other students of color to pursue an academic career in teaching and research.
For more information, visit http://www.fordfound.org.
• IIPP for Minorities
This fellowship is for minorities who've just completed the sophomore year, plan to study abroad, meet the academic and financial requirements, and are interested in public policy and international affairs. It offers two summer institutes in public policy (one at Clark-Atlanta and one at University of Maryland); funding for half of the junior study abroad costs; internship after graduation; and full tuition and stipend for a master's degree in international affairs at one of the APSIA schools (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs), which include Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Yale, Johns Hopkins, U of Denver, U of Berkeley, among others. I am not sure if this program is still around but it is administered by the United Negro College Fund in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
• Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO)
As a member of the Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO), Smith students have been invited to apply for a paid summer research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Physical Sciences. The many benefits of the LADO summer fellowship include mentored graduate-level research opportunities, GRE preparation, a substantial stipend, campus housing, and transportation to either Columbia University or the University of California, Berkeley. More Info:
(Program dates: June 2—August 3, 2013) and/or
(Program dates June 2—July 27). Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 22.
• Minority Scholarships
LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES
Below is a useful list of scholarships for underrepresented minorities:
Student Inventors Scholarships
Student Video Scholarships
Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Sports Scholarships and Internships
National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)
Presidential Freedom Scholarships
Microsoft Scholarship Program
SallieMae Free Scholarship Search
Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
List of Minority Scholarships
BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)
ROTC Military Scholarships (Navy, Army, Marines, Airforce)
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for African-American students in South Florida)
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
College Board Scholarship Search
Siemens Westinghouse Competition
GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info)
Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
HBCU "Packard" SIT Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities
NAACP Scholarship Listing Brochure
Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
The Roothbert Scholarship Fund
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• USAID Donald M. Payne International Development
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship prepares outstanding young people for careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org.