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Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Groups in Graduate Schools

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

Affordablecolleges.com has compiled an extensive listing of scholarships exclusively for minority students.  Currently, billions of dollars are set aside each year specifically for Asian Americans, African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. This funding is open to minorities at any level (high school through postdoctoral) for a variety of activities including study, research, travel, training, career development and creative projects.

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). 

Computer Science for Women:  Despite the wide range of job opportunities in computer science, women remain significantly underrepresented in the field. Today, however, many companies, organizations, and colleges are committed to increasing the number of women in computer science. Learn what’s being done and how you can prepare for a successful career in this innovative field.

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.

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.