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Stipend amount is for undergraduate MARC and COR and predoctoral students. Stipends are higher for postdoctoral students.
This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek graduate degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to help increase the number of well-trained scientists from underrepresented groups. The fellowship provides up to 5 years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree, or other combined degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.
At the time of appointment, students must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Who is eligible? Individuals with disabilities, or from racial and ethnic groups, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing advanced degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences
The opportunities? Full-time research training
Duration of support? Up to 5 years
Where? At U.S. institutions (and foreign institutions if well justified)
African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Native American, Puerto Rican
U.S. citizenship required
The Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award consists of $1,800 in financial support to offset the costs of registration, travel, and subsistence for participation in American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meetings and Special Conferences. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research.
Candidates must be:
Complimentary Annual Meeting registration or registration refunds will be processed by the AACR staff for all awardees. Award funds will be distributed to awardees to offset other expenses incurred in conjunction with attendance at the meeting, i.e. travel, hotel, meals, taxis, etc. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form at year-end for the amount of the award. If an awardee is unable to attend the meeting for which the award is given, the award must be forfeited.
African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Native American, Pacific Islanders, Puerto Rican
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.
Earliest deadlines are in mid-November and vary with discipline.
Graduate fellowships may be awarded only to citizens or nationals of the US or permanent resident aliens of the United States at the time of application.
$1,000 for undergraduates per academic year
$2,000 for graduate students per academic year
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program was established by AISES in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer and an AISES founder. Annual scholarships are awarded to members of AISES who are American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) college students pursuing academic degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program is a cornerstone of AISES’ scholarship activty. Over 28 years, AISES has awarded $8,723,250 cumulatively in scholarship support to 4,934 AI/AN students. This is a competitive program. This year, 80 students were awarded scholarships from a candidate pool of over 160.
This merit-based scholarship program plays an important role in helping remove financial barriers to higher education among Native undergraduates and graduates majoring in the STEM fields. This is significant in light of U.S. Department of Education 2009 data shwoing that only only 185,000 AI/AN students were enrolled in higher education (a mere 0.6% of overall student enrollment). This fact, coupled with high drop-off rates from STEM to other areas of study contribute to underrepresentation of AI/ANs in higher education overall and specifically in the STEM fields.
This is a competitive scholarship program with strict eligibility criteria including 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). Eligibility information for all of AISES' scholarshp programs:
3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA)
Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university, or a full- time student at a two-year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree
Member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed
Current AISES member
Alaskan Native, American Indian, Native American
Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) is required.
Multiple undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available. See website for more details.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican
Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year).
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a master's degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.
A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The Fine and Performing Arts are included. The Trustees strongly encourage applications from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies, but full consideration will be given to candidates in the first or second years of graduate studies in their current program
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. Purpose
The purpose of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and graduate college education. These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to continuing undergraduate and graduate female college students of Latino background.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Women
In November 1988, Public Law (P.L.) 100-607 introduced Section 487A of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 USC 288-1), authorizing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a program of educational loan repayment to attract additional health professionals into Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) research. The mission of the NIH AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program (AIDS-LRP) is to attract highly qualified physicians, nurses, and scientists to HIV/AIDS research by countering the growing economic disincentives to embark on biomedical research careers, using loan repayment as an incentive. .
Eligible applicant must have an MD, D.O., DDS DMD, DPM, DVM, PhD, AND/BSN or equivalent degree; have total qualifying debt in excess of 20% of annual NIH salary. Qualifying fellows must hold a two-year appointment at the NIH beginning in July of 2006.
Eligible applicant must have an MD, DO, DDS DMD, DPM, DVM, PhD, AND/BSN or equivalent degree; have total qualifying debt in excess of 20% of annual NIH salary.
Last updated: May 7, 2013
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