Graduate School

Funding Opportunities for Groups That Are Underrepresented in Graduate Schools

 

AAUW Educational Foundation (Women Applicants Only): Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication.

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships: The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska native graduate students throughout the country.

American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program: The APSA Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in POLITICAL SCIENCE.

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program: MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and enhancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.

American Society for Microbiology: Robert D.. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship: The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences.

AWIS Educational Foundation Graduate Fellowships: The Fellows Program aims to recognize and honor women and men who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the achievement of equity for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Gates Millennium Scholarships: The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

GEM Fellowship Program: GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship Fund: As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.

NBMBAA Ph.D. & MBA Fellowship Programs: The NBMBAA Graduate Scholarship Program awards scholarships to deserving graduate students who are also a current financial member of NBMBAA. 

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships:  NPSC's goal is 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 including women and minorities.

Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Research Fellowships & Travel Award: Our mission is to advance the participation and recognition of women in science and to foster research through grants, awards, and fellowships.

UNCF•MERCK Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships: To be eligible, candidates must be African-American and enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree program majoring in a life science, physical science or engineering.

United Negro College Fund/NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program: The NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP) was developed in 2000 with a mission to increase the number of underrepresented persons with master’s and doctoral degrees in the NASA pipeline, and ultimately in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.