Under-Represented Minorities

NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.



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B1G Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The SROP is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Selected participants will work 40 hours each week for eight to ten weeks and be paid a stipend. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017


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Caltech WAVE Fellows

This program fosters diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. This summer research program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Second- and third-year students with at least a 3.2 GPA who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internships

The CHCI offers paid summer internships for promising Latino undergraduates. Interns work in a congressional office and participate in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or work-authorized non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadlines: Friday, January 20, 2017

 

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship

Fellows with the CHCI will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national non-profit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more. Fellows will spend four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy, and on Fridays join other fellows for a full day of leadership development. Applicants must be recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

 

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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice-oriented degree programs are not eligible for support. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or granted DACA status are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

 

Harvard

Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

The PPLC is held at Harvard Kennedy School each February to inspire talented, driven, and diverse undergraduate students to pursue careers in public service. The conference introduces students to a graduate school environment focusing on public policy and international affairs, and provides them with fellowship opportunities that may help fund their graduate studies. First- and second-year students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards $7000 scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact upon American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Northwestern may nominate up to four candidates for tribal policy and Native health care and up to four candidates for the environmental category. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply. Nominees in tribal policy and Native health care must have tribal affiliation or be Alaska natives.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017