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Women and Minorities Fellowships

The following list represents only a fraction of the scholarships and fellowships available to women and minorities.  These links provide assistance in researching various available fellowships, but they are in no way all-inclusive.  To find what fellowships or scholarships are right for you continue to search the internet or, even better, arrange to meet with your fellowship advisor.

Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation)
Women of any nationality with a superior academic record and a bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Fellowships carry a stipend of $6,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually. Deadline: mid November.

Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation
Female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree, or for sophomore or junior undergraduates studying physics or geoscience.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium provides merit-based fellowships for students pursuing Master's Degrees in Business. The Consortium is an alliance of fourteen schools of business in partnership with several corporations, "working to facilitate the entry of minorities into managerial positions in business." The fellowships are open to college-trained African American, Hispanic American, and Native American United States citizens.

Echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellowships
Echoing Green is a private foundation that applies a venture capital approach to philanthropy. Through its Public Service Fellowship, the Foundation finds, attracts and invests in a diverse group of emerging social entrepreneurs who plan to start up and lead innovative, replicable, and sustainable public service projects and organizations. The Fellowship provides a two-year award of $60,000, health benefits, and an online connectivity stipend. Interested candidates should contact Echoing Green for more information.

U Chicago Office of Minority Affairs
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) wanst students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, they provide a list of places where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

United Negro College Fund
You can use their site to search through thousands of scholarships and grants, many of which are administered by the United Negro College Fund. You will have access to both UNCF administered scholarships and scholarships administered by other organizations. You can search alphabetically, geographically and by discipline or major.

A Better Chance (list of programs intended for Native American students)
Some of the their resources are scholarships/fellowships with very specific criteria, while others are programs that provide a wide range of opportunities and information.

Cornell University list of graduate fellowships open to minorities
Special fellowships designed to increase the diversity of Cornell's graduate student population may be available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Gates Millenium scholarship program (list of other scholarships posted on GM site)
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, library science, or public health. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
List of scholarships, fellowships and grants posted on Academies site.

NSF, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program
The program trains graduate students pursuing Ph.Ds who are interested in exploring interdisciplinary questions in mathematics, science and engineering. They are especially interested in underrepresented groups including women and minorities.