STUDENTS OF COLOR
* indicates a Work Experience Fellowship/Professional Internship
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Provides financial support for racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school.
Deadline: Late February, annually
American Bar Foundation Summer Research Fellowships for Undergraduates
Provides paid summer internships at the ABF for college students. Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Must be a sophomore or junior to apply. Each student is assigned to an ABF Research Fellow who involves the student in his or her research project.
Deadline: Late February, annually
Asian American Journalists Association
They offer scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on the following criteria 1) commitment to the field of journalism; 2) sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement; 3) journalistic ability; and, 4) financial need.
Deadline: Early April
National Association of Black Journalists
They annually award a minimum of ten $2,500 scholarships to African American college students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Any foreign or US student currently attending an accredited four-year college or university may apply. Recipients also receive an all-expense-paid trip to the NABJ convention and are required to participate in student convention projects.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The program provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice. Individuals selected as Gates Millennium Scholars at the undergraduate level will receive funds for the cost of tuition, fees, books and living costs not covered by grants and scholarships already committed as part of a student's financial aid package. Scholars who pursue advanced degrees in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, education or library science will receive up to four years of full financial support for post-graduate study, up to and including the doctorate.
Deadline: Check website for date of availability of nomination packets
Howard Simons Graduate Fellowship
The Howard Simons Graduate Fellowship at the University of Maryland was created to expand opportunities for minority journalists in the newspaper industry. It's a 12-month masters program in public affairs reporting, and the fellowship covers tuition, fees plus a stipend of approximately $11,000 for living expenses. For more information, contact, The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20071-7403, Phone: 202-334-6000.
Deadline: May 1 for fall, October 1 for spring, annually
The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) Fellowship Program
TRPI directs research and analyses on issues related to political and civil engagement, education and the economic well being of the Latino community. The TRPI Public Policy Fellowship Program targets bright, enthusiastic graduate-level students from across the country to offer them experience in conducting relevant research which can biased to inform community leaders, policymakers, and other experts in formulating public policy affecting U.S. Latinos.
For eight weeks, two Fellows will participate in ongoing research projects at the Institute's Claremont, California office in a professional, nonprofit, nonpartisan research-oriented setting. Each Fellow will work full-time under the direction of one of TRPI's Senior Researchers. Participating Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,000. For further information contact the Fellowship Coordinator at (909) 621-8897 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Contact TRPI
* Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellowship Program
This is a one-year internship for US citizens or permanent residents to encourage a college graduate who has a commitment to the Asian Pacific American community to pursue a public policy career. The fellow will participate in a nine-month program in the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) office, and will work on, among other things, campaign finance issues, particularly in relation to the Asian Pacific American community and Asian Pacific American political empowerment. APAICS, (formerly CAPACI, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute) 2445 M Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20037, 202-296-9200.
Deadline: Early April
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
The fellowship 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.
It is open to U.S. citizens or nationals (not permanent residents) who are members of a minority group (Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), Puerto Ricans) for graduate study in research-based doctoral programs in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and sciences. GRE scores are required. Must apply online.
Deadline: Mid-November, annually.
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Minorities
* Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship Program
Program encourages a college graduate who has a commitment to the Asian Pacific American community to pursue a public policy career. Depending on the preference and career goals of the successful applicant, the Daniel K. Inouye Fellow will be placed either in the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) office or in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee, a federal agency, or a nonprofit public policy organization. The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in research on policy issues and will be expected to write a substantial paper during the Fellowship. APAICS, (formerly CAPACI, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute) 2445 M Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20037, 202-296-9200.
Deadline: Early April
Twin Cities Public Television - Minnesota Public Media Minority Fellowship
tpt is pleased to announce its 2012 Minnesota Public Television Minority Fellowship program. This program is designed to offer minority candidates an exceptional opportunity to pursue a career in public non-profit media. The program combines on the job training with pursuit of a challenging project under the direction of the Executive Team at tpt.
Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Offers scholarships for sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in environmental public policy and for Native American or Alaska Native sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in health care or tribal public policy. Recipients receive $5,000 towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board for one year.
Deadline: must be nominated through undergraduate institution -- contact Dana Gross
GEM Fellowship Program
This fellowship provides opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Applicable only at GEM member universities. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen of American Indian, Black American, Mexican American, or Puerto Rican ethnicity with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0. Those pursuing a master's in engineering must have an undergraduate major in the same graduate discipline. Fellows hold summer internships with GEM Employers.
Deadline: December 1, annually
Newhouse Fellow Program
This 30-month program provides for 18 months of graduate study leading to master's degree at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, internships and a post-grad professional apprenticeship. Open to under-represented groups as defined by New York State guidelines. On website, click on "Special Programs."
Deadline: Early February, annually
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–Fellowships Internships and Student Programs
Opportunities, several for minorities, in research, environmental awareness projects, environmental law, PR and communications, computer programming, etc. (part- and full-time available).
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
The two 2007-08 Fellowship Programs are the George Aratani Foundation/Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship Program and the Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellowship Program. Applications can be downloaded from APAICS. Candidates can also request an application by mail by sending an email. These applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 28, 2007. There will be no extension deadline.
APAICS was founded in 1994. It is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to build a politically empowered Asian Pacific American community, to fill the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to enter and advance into elected office, and to be a resource to Congress about the Asian Pacific American community