Awards for Specific Populations

Awards for Specific Populations

AAUW International Fellowships
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Deadline for seniors: mid November.

American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program
The Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Program provides up to 3 years of support for students applying for a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology programs designed to prepare them for careers in behavioral health services. Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants need not be minorities, but minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline for seniors: mid January.

Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship Fund – General Scholarship Program
Scholarships ranging from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards for underserved AAPI students. Program has a special focus on student who live at or below the povery level, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. Deadline: early January.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship Program
Provides paid summer and semester-long internships to promising Latino undergraduate students. Interns gain experience working in a congressional office and participate in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. Interns also get free housing and transportation to Washington, D.C. Deadlines range from October through February.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship for undergraduates who are child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad in a credit-bearing program. Minimum length of study is three weeks (not including travel days). Must be a U.S. citizen who is receiving federal financial aid. Deadline: early October and early March.

Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy
Works to empower and develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change. Offers paid year-long fellowship or summer experience to students interesting in gaining training and experience in developing sustainable solutions rooted in equity and justice. Deadline: early March.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Multiple scholarships available for Hispanic students pursuing higher education. Deadline: mid December.

National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Math, and Engineering
Provides up to $20,000 annually for up to 6 years to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool (95% of fellows have been minority, female, or both). Fellows may also hold a research or teaching assistantship. Fellows receive one or two paid summer internships with a government agency and are assigned a mentor. Deadline for seniors: late November.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program (for athletes)
Provides scholarships for graduating student athletes with 3.5+ GPA to support graduate study. Deadline: late January.

Out to Innovate Scholarship
The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) offers $5,000 scholarships for currently enrolled LGBTQA students pursuing STEM degrees.  Undergraduate and graduate/professional level students are eligible to apply. Deadline: early June.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Provides up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school for “new Americans” (permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizens). For any field of study at any U.S. institution. Deadline: early November.

Peace First Prize
Recognizes young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage and ability to create collaborative change with a two-year $50,000 fellowship. For individuals who have confronted injustice, crossed lines of difference, and inspired others to make lasting change. Deadline: mid April.

Point Foundation Scholarships (for LGBTQ students)
Financial assistance and mentoring for LGBTQ students with high academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in the LGBTQ community. May be used to support undergraduate or graduate study. Deadline: late January.

Pre-Health Dreamers
This website, created by students, lists scholarships, internships, and other resources for undocumented students pursuing careers in health care.

Scholarships for Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders
The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland has developed a list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships relevant for Asian American/Pacific Islander students or those interested in Asian American affairs.

Scholarships for Development
Provides an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to students from developing countries and international students in general.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Educators for Fair Consideration maintains a 52-page guide listing scholarships and fellowships that are available for immigrant students without U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
Provides 25 premedical students with laboratory or clinical research experience related to the health of traditionally underserved groups. Fellows attend talks by minority physicians about medical specialties and discuss issues of concern for minority communities. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in addressing the problems of the medically underserved. Fellows receive housing and a stipend. Deadline for juniors: early February.

Udall Scholarship (for Native American/Alaska Native students)
Provides $5,000 to Native American/Alaska Native sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a commitment to and potential for making a significant contribution to careers in tribal health or tribal governance and policy. (Also for students of any background pursuing careers related to the environment.) Deadline: early March. Contact Dr. Peter Drzewiecki if interested.

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