Outside Scholarships

Financial Assistance from Outside Sources

Minority Student Scholarships / Fellowships

  • The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC) offers fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.
  • American Indian Scholarship, funded through the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society, 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.
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Awards 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.
  • Through its Fellowship Program for Minorities, 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. 
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) 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. 
  • Latino College Dollars offer scholarships for Latino students compiled by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund brings together local fundraising efforts with corporate partners to provide over $750,000 in scholarships to all levels of degree-seeking students each year. 
  • In an effort to promote and ensure higher education opportunities for minority youth, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) offers national scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. Students are encouraged to apply for each award that aligns with their eligibility. 

Female Student Scholarships

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation offers felowships to support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. 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.
  • Zeta Phi Beta General Graduate 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.  

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