Scholarships for Minority Candidates
Explore these scholarships and prizes for underrepresented racial, ethnic, gender and economic minority students. Qualifications for most competitive scholarships include:
- 3.0+ GPA
- Evidence of leadership, ambition, engagement in campus and community activities, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills.
- Some may require research or clinical experience.
AGI Minority Participation Program (Minority students in geosciences)
American Bar Foundation Summer Research (Minority undergrads in social sciences)
American Chemical Society Minority Scholars (Minority students in chemistry)
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships (Minority seniors+ in mental health research)
American Society of Criminology Fellowships (Minority students studying criminal justice)
American Sociological Association Minority Fellowships (Minority sociology students studying substance abuse)
Asian-American Journalists Association (Asian American students)
Asian-Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Fellowships & Internships (Asian Pacific students)
AT&T Undergrad Research Program (Women and minority science and engineering students)
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program (Seniors+ interested in or affected by health disparities)
Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Grant (American Indian students)
CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) (Underrepresented students in science)
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Latino (Students interested in public service)
Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges (Grad/Postdoc)
Davis Putter Scholarship Fund (Students interested in social justice work)
Ford Foundation Fellowships (Minority seniors+)
GE/LULAC and GM/LULAC (Hispanic business and engineering students)
GEM Fellowship (Minority engineering or physical sciences)
Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship (American Indian students in health fields)
Hellenic Times Scholarship (Greek American students)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Hispanic students)
IIPP Fellowship (Minority students in international relations)
Indian Health Service Scholarship (American Indian health care students)
Institute for Responsible Citizenship (Sophomore, African American male business students)
International Leadership Foundation Summer Fellowship (Asian Pacific American students)
Korean American Scholarship Foundation (Korean-American students)
LA Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship (Latino students)
LULAC GE Scholarship (Minority students in business or engineering)
MALDEF Law School Scholarship (Latino law students)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Hispanic law students)
Microsoft Minority Scholarship (Minority students and women in computer science)
*Morris K. Udall Scholarship (Environmental studies and American Indian students)
Motivating Ugrads in Science & Tech (MUST-NASA) (Freshmen and sophomore minority students)
National Association of Asian American Professionals (Asian-American undergraduates)
National Association of Black Accountants (African-American business majors)
National Association of Black Journalists (African American undergraduates)
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (Spanish-speaking journalism students)
National Italian American Foundation (Italian-American students)
National Society of Black Physicists (Physics majors)
NAACP Scholarships (African-American students)
New York League of Puerto Rican Women College Awards (Puerto Rican/Hispanic undergraduate students)
NIAF Scholarships (Italian-American students)
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship (Biomedical students from disadvantaged backgrounds)
National Medical Fellowships (Minority medical students)
NPSC Graduate Fellowships (Minority students in physical sciences and engineering)
Organization of Chinese American Scholarships (Asian Pacific students)
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund (Puerto Rican law students)
Society of Women Engineers (Women engineering students; multiple awards available)
Soros Fellowship for New Americans (New citizens and children of naturalized citizens)
Technical Minority Scholarship Program (Minority students in eligible fields)
UNCF Corporate Scholars Program (African American students from all majors)
UNCFSP Institute for Public Policy International Affairs Fellowships (Sophomore+ minority students in international affairs)
U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (Asian and Pacific American students)
Wellstone Fellowship (Minority students pursuing health care degrees)
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship (Aspen Institute) (Minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in non- profit work)
Worldstudio Foundation (Minority design/arts students)
Zonta International (Women)
American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to them. In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession, the applicant's financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
The American Chemical Society Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply.
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program
The Full Circle Scholarship Program is awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The Full Circle scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program
The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started by the NSCDA in 1927 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. The students are expected to return to work among their people to help improve health care. Some students work on reservations, and others find employment in hospitals in areas largely populated by American Indians. Intended originally to benefit females only, the program has expanded to include males and the career goals now include not only nursing careers, but jobs in health care and health education, as well.
American Physical Society Scholarships & Awards
The American Physical Society sponsors multiple scholarships and awards for minority students interested in pursuing study, research and careers in STEM.
Andover Phillips Academy Institute of the Recruitment of Teachers
The Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. IRT sponsors a summer workshop for 25-30 students who apply to the program during their junior or senior years of college. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory during an intense four-week program at Phillips Academy in July; students and faculty work together nine hours each day, seven days a week.
AT&T Labs Internships
Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with AT&T Researchers on exciting, real-world research projects. Interns have access to relevant data, expertise and mentoring by AT&T Researchers. As part of the vibrant intern community, interns have the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with student peers and industry Researchers. Applicants for summer internships may be members of an existing university collaboration or may apply as individuals. Candidates are typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be considered in exceptional cases. Internship eligibility qualifications: Currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD. Major field must be in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies- Congressional Fellowship
APAICS is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. The APAICS Fellowship program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, D.C., providing exceptional graduate and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members of a congressional office.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies- Summer Internship program
The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides select undergraduate students the opportunity to work in Washington. DC., and experience American politics and public policy. APAICS Interns are placed in U.S. Congressional offices, federal agencies, or partner Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) non-profit organizations. The program develops leadership and professional skills, encourages political and civic engagement, and fosters a strong interest in public service careers.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. U.S. citizen undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university may apply to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide during the spring, summer, fall or academic year term. Refer to each term for specific dates on the deadlines and timelines for the application cycle. It is important that students apply for the correct scholarship term according to their program dates in order to be considered for this fellowship.
CAMERA seeks committed undergraduate students with excellent communication skills who can organize Pro-Israel events on campus. Fellows attend our all expense paid advocacy training conference in Boston, earn up to $500 and travel with us for free on our leadership and advocacy mission to Israel over winter break. CAMERA Fellows will: become official CAMERA representatives and embody our three principles; organize educational, informational programs during the school year, when necessary; write at least six educational and informational op-eds or letters-to-the-editor, and work with CAMERA staff to maintain a high level of accurate; monitor and respond to inaccuracies on campus, in the classroom and in the campus and local press; keep in touch with other CAMERA students via e-mail, CAMERA on Campus Facebook, and camera on campus.org; distribute CAMERA literature and accessories at Israel or Middle East related events on campus; participate in regular calls with other CAMERA Fellows reps and CAMERA staff.
Center for Third World Organizing Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP)
Since 1985, the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) is an intensive seven-week, full-time field-based internship that has produced over 300 organizers of color that have been working in the social and economic justice movement. MAAP is for movement activists of color committed to learning the theory and practice of building social justice movements through community and labor organizing. Interns are placed at one of several partner organizations throughout the U.S. and work full-time under close supervision of an organizing campaign at a community organization or labor union.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship Program
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.
CHCI Public Policy Fellowship
Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
CAPAL's Federal Internship Program will place students in internships within the federal government in Washington, DC. Opportunities in regional offices, including California, Wisconsin, and Texas, may be possible. Last year, 14 interns were placed in program management, legal, and finance positions. These internship positions are open to ALL MAJORS and are suited for individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. CAPAL has partnerships with many Federal Agencies including Agricultural Research Services, National Credit Union Administration, and Forest Service. Depending on your interests and placement, intern duties could vary and may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships
CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices. CBCF offers three internship programs: the Congressional Internship Program, the Emerging Leaders Internship Program, and the Communications Internship Program.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Emerging Leaders Internship Program
The semester-long Emerging Leaders Internship Program sponsored by Walmart creates a corps of trained, young leaders with the skills, outlook, and contacts necessary to generate and sustain positive change in Washington, D.C. and their local communities. Interns will receive housing, a stipend, and will be placed in Congressional Black Caucus member offices and federal agencies. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; should be at least a college sophomore at the time of application; have a permit to work in the U.S.; and have a demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process. Recent college graduates are eligible as long as they have not yet started post-graduate studies and have graduated no more than a year from the internship program start date.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program
CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.
Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship
Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded for one academic year to students who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native or Hispanic/Latino Populations in the United States. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with public or voluntary nonprofit agencies or with local grassroots groups in the United States are also eligible. Students must be an National Association of Social Workers member and have applied to or have been accepted into an accredited MSW program (payment of the award will be contingent on the full admission of the candidate into the program). In addition, students must have the potential for completing an MSW program and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. Students enrolled in a master of social work (MSW) program for more than one year may reapply to the Foundation for part or all of a second year.
The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago. Join us for a weekend of graduate admissions workshops, presentations by world-renowned faculty and their graduate students, and informal socials. Receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn how to develop your own career as a scientist, academic, or professional.
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications
Over the past decade, the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations has recognized students for their commitment to community service and use of the creative arts to raise awareness of tobacco’s harmful impacts in disproportionately affected communities. The scholarship program is named after Dr. Alma S. Adams, a founding board member of Truth Initiative who is now serving as a member of Congress representing North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District. Dr. Adams’ public service to North Carolina began with her election to the Greensboro City School Board in the 1980s when she became the first African-American woman ever elected to the board. She also taught art history for four decades at Bennett College, a historically black liberal arts college in Greensboro.
Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence
The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence is an integral part of our diversity recruiting effort, helping to attract Black, Latino, and Native American undergraduate sophomore and junior students to careers in Finance. The Scholarship is a reflection of our Business Principles and is awarded to recognize outstanding students and the achievements they have made.
Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships
The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.
Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowships
The Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowships provide second-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $15,000 each, to help cover expenses for their third year of law school. The $15,000 award is contingent on the student’s accepting an offer to join Goodwin’s summer associate program and on accepting an offer, if extended, to join the firm as a full-time associate. The funds will be paid out half upon completion of the summer program, and half upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm.
International Exchange Program for Minority Students
Eligible students are enrolled or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, or other Master's level programs and doctoral programs, and have an interest in health sciences. Interns work on research projects under the guidance of international scientists in one of six countries in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. Before interns travel to their assigned countries, they receive one week of orientation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. This program prepares students to write a research report and make an oral presentation on conducted research.
Minority Fellows Program (APSA - PoliSci)
The Minority Fellows Program is designed for minority or under-represented students applying to doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of underrepresented scholars in the discipline. Since 1969, the APSA Minority Fellowship has designated more than 500 Fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. Alumni and friends of the program gathered to celebrate the fellowship program at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington DC at the APSA Ralph Bunche Fellows & Minority Fellows Program Coffee Hour.
Minority Fellowship Program, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Predoctoral
Provides financial support, professional development activities, and guidance to promising doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.This fellowship is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, or other behavioral health services areas.
Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships: Law and Social Science for Undergraduate
The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse background in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Applications will be considered only from sophomores and juniors. The student will participate in a series of seminars and field visits to acquaint them with the many facets of socio-legal research and the legal system.
National GEM Consortium MS Engineering Fellowship
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.
Native American Congressional Internship
The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by theNative Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy. There are internships for undergraduates, graduates, and law students.
NLGJA Kay Longcope Scholarship Award
The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award was established in 2008 through a gift from Longcope’s estate and with the guidance of Longcope’s partner Barbara Wohlgemuth. The scholarship award provides tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.
NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award
The purpose of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Awards is to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars who engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora.
Pathways to Environmental Sustainability, Student Fellowship
The American Indian College Fund is awarding 14 student fellowships for Native American students who attend or have previously attended tribal colleges and universities in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and are currently pursuing a 4-year degree. The Pathways to Environmental Sustainability Student Fellowship will provide financial aid assistance; an internship and student research opportunity, and provide faculty mentors. The fellowship will provide $5,000 per school year for 2 years to use towards a bachelor degree, in total $10,000. The internship will be a summer commitment of 1 to 2 summers depending on the fellows' graduation date. An additional stipend of $4,000 will be given for summer internship research projects. The total award is for $14,000. The goal of this fellowship is to promote environmental sustainability in tribal communities that leads to systemic change. Student fellowship applicants should have a vested interest in the sustainability of the environment as well as traditional ecological knowledge and practices. Students in the fields of Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife and Fisheries, and Ecology are targeted for applicants, but all majors relating to the Environment are encouraged to apply.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships gives each Fellow a tuition and stipend assistance of up to $90,000 in support of graduate education in this country. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment -- in annual national competitions. Candidates apply directly. The program does not depend on recommendations from universities or regional screening. Neither financial need nor distributive considerations are taken into account in the selection process.
Public Policy International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes
Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.Selected students will study at on the campus of one of the five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkley, University of Michigan or University of Minnesota. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.
Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as Rangel Scholars) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants' academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.
Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities. The program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a six-week session for 10 rising seniors. The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students' interest in the appropriate disciplines, and provide them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers and to reach their full potential.
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)
SOARS is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists and engineers, and a supportive learning community. In addition to the summer internship, SOARS includes year-round support, funding to attend conferences and last-dollar tuition scholarships. Successful proteges are eligible to participate in the program for up to four years. SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, veterans and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR), Leonard Davis Institute of
Health Economics (LDI) and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School
Today, one in every four Americans belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Yet despite tremendous advances in health science in recent decades, minorities still fall victim to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS in numbers far greater than whites. To prepare top candidates to pursue careers in health services research, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School, and the VA Center of Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) are co-sponsoring a summer program for rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors from underrepresented minority groups, or anyone interested in exploring the field of health services research. The SUMR program provides students with an opportunity to receive a stipend to conduct health services research on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of Penn faculty.
Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program
Established in 2003, the Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students provides awards to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety/fidelity underwriting as a career choice.
The Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP)
The Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP) is an academic enrichment and leadership development program offered by the Gastón Institute for UMass Boston undergraduate students. The LLOP offers undergraduate training in applied research and public policy analysis. Students in the program enhance their analytical and leadership skills, learn how public policy is created, become proficient in public speaking, build strong teamwork abilities, meet with policymakers, and receive course credit for their successful completion of the program. This program has a strong history of success: many graduates are now employed in public policy positions or are enrolled in competitive graduate programs.
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities including students who identify as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives) and US Pacific Islander, to consider research careers in the academic, public, or private sectors.
The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) offers a variety of scholarships to outstanding Italian American students from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds.
The Turkish Coalition of America
Scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) at CAPAL
The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) at CAPAL is a series of free evening leadership training programs that CAPAL organizes each summer for interns in Washington, DC. For the last two decades, WLP has been one of the main educational and leadership development working series in Washington, DC that focuses specifically on the APA community and our role in public policy.
Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology. The summer fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in these physician's daily work plus views of the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Rounds in the hospital with advanced year students provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. Students in the summer program receive counseling on financial planning for medical school and how to examine the financial aid package.
The Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Uncommon Schools Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF)
The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is a unique, highly competitive teacher recruitment and preparation program designed to introduce college juniors from underrepresented backgrounds to teaching and urban education reform. Through hands-on experience in Uncommon’s schools, mentorship, and tailored professional development, Fellows develop the skills necessary for leading high-achieving classrooms. Fellows come from college campuses across the United States. Fellows will work and teach in one of Uncommons schools with the support of a mentor teacher, Summer Academy Director, and STF staff. They engage in professional development sessions 2-3 times per week. To build cohort community, Fellows also take part in a range of fun social and cultural events together.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
Xerox Internships and Co-Op Programs
Xerox internship programs will give you many opportunities for personal, professional and social development. In addition to attending Xerox technology workshops and presentations, you’ll also be involved in manager and intern activities, social networking events, and senior leadership round tables, panels and presentations.