College Information for Minority Students
This page contains information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students. (Many of these entries are duplicated from elsewhere on the FinAid site.)
Native American students should also visit the Financial Aid for Native American Students page.
For information about the legality of race-based college admissions and financial aid, see Affirmative Action and Financial Aid.
In addition to the specialized databases below, minority students should also search the general databases described in the Scholarships section.
Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS)
MOLIS, a service of the Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX), provides information about minority institutions. It also includes a database of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for minority students.
Graduate Fellowship Notebook (Cornell)
The fellowship notebook at Cornell contains a large searchable text database of graduate fellowships, including fellowships specifically for women and minorities.
Fellowship Listing at Yale University
A page listing several fellowship programs and other resources of interest to graduate students in computer science, with a focus on women and minorities.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
CHCI provides a free scholarship search to Hispanic students of a database of 200,000 Hispanic-specific financial aid resources. Call 1-800-EXCEL-DC for more information. Bilingual assistance is available.
Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millenium Scholars program was founded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is intended to increase the number of African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The program is open to high school seniors, college sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students in mathematics, science, computer science, engineering, education, or library science. Requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. 1,000 new students will be supported each year. For more information, call 1-877-690-4677 or visit the GMSP web site. Additional information is also available through the United Negro College Fund, the American Indian College Fund, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium is a group of 14 university schools of business offering full-tuition merit-based fellowships to African American, Hispanic American and Native American US citizens for graduate study leading to a Master's degree in Business. More than 300 fellowships are awarded annually. For more information, call 1-314-877-5500, fax 1-314-877-5505, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Consortium for Graduate Study in Management 5585 Pershing Avenue, Suite 240 St. Louis, MO 63112
Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM)
The GEM Center site at the University of Notre Dame lists several minority fellowship programs sponsored by the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science.
Hearst Minority Fellowship
This $15,000 fellowship is open to minority individuals pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in nonprofit management or a Master of Arts in philanthropic studies at Indiana University. The deadline is April 1.
IU Center on Philanthropy
550 West North Street, Suite 301 Indianapolis, IN 46202-3162 Phone: 1-317-274-4200 Fax: 1-317-684-8900
NACME is the nation's largest privately funded source of scholarships for minority engineering students. NACME supports more than 1,500 minority engineering students nationwide. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to full scholarships and may include summer internships, research projects, career workshops and other opportunities. NACME scholarships are available to African American, Latino and Native American students.
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