Looking for a way to fund your college education? The information on this page should be of some assistance to you. You will note that we have included opportunities for
undergraduate students, and
general funding opportunities
Some of the funding opportunities are through discipline-based organizations or what are called "professional" associations. If you miss the deadline, you will have to wait for the next round the following year. Those listed below will give you an idea of what to expect for next year's competition. you should keep an eye out for additional announcements for opportunities other than those listed here. You might be surprised at how many competitions have very few applicants.
American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Race, Gender, and Class Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award is for the best paper in the field of race, gender, and class written by a graduate student. Eligible papers must be unpublished, sole-authored, and must have been written while the author was enrolled as a graduate student in 2011, 2012, or 2013. Papers will be accepted from authors who are currently enrolled or who hold their terminal MA or PhD degree. Eligible papers must be no more than 25 pages (double-spaced not counting references) in length and the references must follow the ASA StyleGuide reference format. Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others. To nominate a paper, please send an electronic copy of the paper and a letter of nomination not exceeding two pages that states why the paper makes a significant contribution to the field of race, gender, and class. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2014. Please send nomination letter and electronic copy of the paper to Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee: To Be Announced Fall 2013
American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities James
E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes the best graduate student paper (authored by one or more graduate students) that focuses on the relation between or issues relevant to socially divided racial and ethnic groups. Eligible papers should make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations Studies. Race critical or innovative scholarship are encouraged, as well as scholarship that focuses on the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of any one particular group of color's social or political interests. The award includes a cash prize of $300. Papers (with a maximum length of 25 pages, double-spaced, not including references) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored and written while the author was a graduate student.
Current graduate students and those who have completed their degree no earlier than January 2013 are eligible. Self-nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty members are welcome.
The paper and nomination letter should be submitted in electronic form attached to an email including the student's name, address, telephone number, email address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (i.e., year in the program and expected date of MA or PhD). Please email a copy of the paper and nomination letter to the Committee Chair only: TBA.
National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) Phillip G. Davies Graduate Student Paper Award
The Phillips G. Davies Graduate Student Paper Award is an annual award paper competition, named for the late Phillips G. Davies in 1999 to commemorate the long‐term contributions of Dr. Davies to the interdisciplinary field of Ethnic Studies as well as to the National Association for Ethnic Studies.
Phillips G. Davies, was part Welsh, graduated from Marquette University in 1946 and
held advanced degrees
from Northwestern University. He taught in the English department at Iowa State University in Ames
beginning in 1954. Although he published also articles on literary subjects, his later publications were
translations of accounts about Welsh settlements, mostly in the Middle West of the United States. These
appeared in the journals of several state historical societies.
Paper and Submission Requirements
1. Student must currently be enrolled in school;
2. Only papers accepted for the current year NAES Annual Conference are eligible for this award;
3. 10—15 pages including work cited references;
4. MLA or APA format, 12 point font, double‐spaced, 1" margins;
5. A demonstration of originality, creativity, and a contribution to the field of Ethnic Studies;
6. Papers written for class requirements are welcomed if consistent with NAES conference theme;
7. Co‐authored papers will not be accepted.
Paper along with the author’s contact information must be received on or before February 15, 2014.
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each recipient will receive:
• A complimentary meal at the Awards Luncheon awarded at the National Association for Ethnic Studies
• A complimentary one‐year NAES student membership
• A framed certificate from NAES
• A $200 honorarium, awarded at the National Association for Ethnic Studies Annual
• Review for possible publication in the Ethnic Studies Review (Phillip G. Davies Graduate Student Paper
Award recipients are the only students eligible for this distinction)
NAES reserves the right not to make any awards in any given year if no papers meet expectations for quality.
For more information, please contact:
Diane Ariza, Chair
NAES Awards Committee
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Racial and Ethnic Minorities DivisionOutstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
The Racial and Ethnic Minorities Division invites graduate student papers that cover any aspect within the field of race and ethnic relations to be submitted for consideration for our Graduate Student paper award. Papers may be empirical or theoretical. to be eligible, a paper must have been written in 2009, may not have been accepted for publication, or currently under review. Papers which have been presented at previous meetings or conferences are eligible. Papers must be single-authored by the student. Papers must not exceed 25 pages, including notes, tables, and references. Papers should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying their submission as consideration for the graduate student paper competition to: TBA
The winner will be announced in early summer 2013 and will receive a $100 stipend and a ticket to the SSSP awards banquet. Deadline: March 30, 2013.
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship
Since 1995 the SSSP has given an annual Minority Graduate Scholarship to a recipient who demonstrates significant achievements through active engagement with social problems and the advancement of knowledge through study, service, and critical analysis. Information on the deadlines will be posted Fall 2013.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship - (OPEN TO GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS)
Fellowship Applications are closed for the 2013-2014 cycle. Please visit http://www.chci.org/fellowships/page/chci-graduate-fellowship-program in September 2013 to apply for the 2014-2015 Fellowship.
CHCI Scholarship Program Mission
The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.
CHCI Scholarship Program Description
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic
engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major
requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are
encouraged to apply.
CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:
- $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution
- $2,500 4-year academic institution
- $5,000 graduate-level institution
Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.
In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the post-secondary program, each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation. (i.e. a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year).
Students continue to receive annual disbursements as long as they maintain good academic standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.
- Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
- Demonstrated financial need
- Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
- Strong writing skills
- U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency
American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Paper Award*
This award recognizes the best undergraduate student paper that focuses specifically
on the relation between or issues relevant to socially defined racial and ethnic groups,
uses an integrative race, class, gender analysis, and/or makes an important theoretical,
methodological, or empirical contribution in the field of Race/Racism/Race Relations
Studies. We encourage race critical or innovative scholarship as well as scholarship
that focuses on and contributes to the welfare of all, rather than the promotion of
any one particular group of color's social or political interests. Papers (with a
maximum length of 25 pages) submitted for this award must be entirely student-authored
and written when the author was an undergraduate student. Current undergraduate students
and those who have completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than January 2012
are eligible. Self nominations and nominations by faculty advisors or other faculty
members are welcome. The award includes $200. Please email a copy of the paper and
nomination letter indicating the student's name, address, telephone number, e-mail
address and/or fax number, institutional affiliation, undergraduate student status
(i.e. year in the program and expected date of undergraduate degree) to all of the
committee members listed below.
*Beginning in 2011, this award is offered in odd numbered years only
Committee Members: TBA
The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST
Named after committed planners and long-standing PBCD members, The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship serves to foster increased interest among African American undergraduates in urban planning as a graduate field of study and as a professional career. The $2,500 scholarship is given directly to the student to pay for expenses incurred during the academic year.
The scholarship is available to:
- Black undergraduate students currently applying to, or who have been accepted into, an urban planning program for graduate studies;
- Black graduate students, majoring in urban planning or a related field (geography, environmental studies, urban studies, urban policy etc.)
All application materials must be received via e-mail by February 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST.
A review committee comprised of members of the division shall review applications and select a recipient. The anticipated notification date is March 10, 2013. The winner will also be honored at the Planning and the Black Community scholarship event that takes place during the National APA Conference.
Application for students who satisfy all of the above criteria (pdf)
Examples of personal statements and letters of recommendation (pdf)
For more information, contact: Eric D. Shaw, Vice Chairperson of Policy.
GENERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for money to help pay for your education? These links are to various funding sites for students. Please click on the website links for more information.
1) BELL Labs Fellowships for Underrepresented Minorities http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
2) Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiatehttp://www.invent.org/collegiate/
3) Student Video Scholarships http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships http://www.coca-colascholars.org/programs.html
5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
7) Brand Essay Competition
8) Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)
9) Xerox Scholarships for Students
10) Sports Scholarships and Internships
11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html
13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships) http://www.finaid.org/
15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships
16) Microsoft Scholarship Program
17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp
18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/
19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financial-assistance/Scholarship/black.html
21) Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
22) BOEING scholarships http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships
23) Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
24) Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/
26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida) http://www.jackituckfield.org/
27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
29) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/
30) College Board Scholarship Search http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
31) Burger King Scholarship Program http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundationorg/
33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Fund http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html
34) CollegeNet 's Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
36) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm
39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/
41) Scholarships and Fellowships http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.h tml
42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
45) INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/
46) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind 'A Scholarships'
47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
50) RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund http://www.roothbertfund.org/schol