Scholarships from Outside Sources
- The San Diego Foundation offers scholarships. Visit their web site to find information about how to apply for over 60 different scholarships using one application, search a database of scholarships offered by local and national organizations, and access their Scholarship Seekers’ Toolkit.
- National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) offers numerous scholarships that are available to graduate students, undergraduate student leaders and associate members on an annual basis.
Eligibility and Application Instructions for Each Scholarship
- The USD Office of Sponsored Programs offers information about outside sources of grants and fellowships. For more information, please call (619) 260-6825.
- The P.E.O Educational Loan Fund makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. For more information, review the loan information sheet.
- Phi Delta Kappa offers a variety of fellowships for graduate students. Visit http://www.pdkintl.org/awards/index.htm for more information.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program- The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 established a new public service loan forgiveness program. This program discharges any remaining debt after 10 years of full-time employment in public service. The borrower must have made 120 payments as part of the Direct Loan program in order to obtain this benefit. Only payments made on or after October 1, 2007 count toward the required 120 monthly payments. (Borrowers may consolidate into Direct Lending in order to qualify for this loan forgiveness program starting July 1, 2008.)
- The San Diego American Marketing Association is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Parker Pike Nonprofit Marketing Scholarship. The Scholarship is available to all college students, undergraduate and graduate level, attending any San Diego County college, university or extension program, part- time or full time. Application Deadline is February 25, 2011. Download the Application
- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Higher Education Loan - SchoolsFirst FCU established a Higher Education Loan with amounts up to $50,000 to assist its members as they pursue master's or doctoral degrees. The loan can be used to cover tuition and other costs incurred while completing an advanced degree.
Minority Student Scholarships
- The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC) announces the availability of fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.
Scholarship Programs and Eligibility Information
- American Indian Scholarship - This scholarship is funded through the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society. It is open to Native American graduate students. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75 and the student must be able to demonstrate financial need and have proof of their American Indian heritage. The minimum award amount is $500. For more details please go to the website http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm#amInd.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Awards- This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Deadline for 2011-2012: April 16, 2011. Application
- Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities- Through its Fellowship Program, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties. Administered by the National Research Council (NRC) since 1979, these programs provide fellowship support at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. More information can be found on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program web page.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) - This scholarship is available to full-time graduate students at an accredited university. Applicants must have completed at least 15 undergraduate credits with a minimum 2.7 GPA. The application period is from August 1st to October 15th . The amount awarded varies. For more information, please visit the website http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=424#grads.
- Latino College Dollars - Scholarships for Latino Students, compiled by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - National Scholarship Fund, LNSF- LNSF brings together local fund raising efforts with corporate partners to provide over $750,000 in scholarships to all levels of degree-seeking students each year. Scholarships and Criteria
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - In an effort to promote and ensure higher education opportunities for minority youth, the NAACP offers the following national scholarships: Earl G. Graves Scholarship, Agnes Jones Scholarship, Historically Black College & Universities Scholarship Fund, Lillian and Samuel Sutton Scholarship, Roy Wilkins scholarship, and the Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship. Scholarship award amounts range from $1,000 - $5,000 and are disbursed in two installments throughout a specified school year. Each scholarship contains its own set of requirements and students are encouraged to apply for each award that aligns with their eligibility. Scholarships and Application Process
Female Student Scholarships
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation - American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
- P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund is a philanthropic educational organization that offers a number of scholarship opportunities for women. One of the awards is the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada. List of Scholarships
- Zeta Phi Beta General Graduate Scholarship - This scholarship is available for graduate women pursuing a professional, master's, or doctoral degree, or enrolled in post-doctoral study full-time for one full academic year. The amount of this award is $2,500. For more information, please visit the website http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/opportunity/scholarships/detail/0207/Zeta-Phi-Beta-Sorority-General-Graduate-Fellowship.asp.
Scholarship Description and Application