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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
Scholarship amount may vary up to 10000.
Established by Congress in 1986 to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for American undergraduate students with excellent academic records and outstanding potential. Goldwater Scholarships support study in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences as preparation for careers in these areas. The Foundation will award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships to students who will be college Juniors or Seniors. Awards are made on the basis of merit.
Each award covers eligible expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Goldwater Scholars are eligible for one or two years of support.
Eligible are current full-time Sophomores and Juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering or the natural sciences. It is expected that Goldwater Scholars will pursue advanced degrees. Candidates who intend to study medicine are eligible if they plan a career in research rather than a career in private medical practice.
Applicants must have a college grade point average of at least "B", rank in the top quarter of their class, and must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or U.S. nationals. In selecting the award recipients, the candidate's field of study and career objectives will be considered, as will the extent to which the candidate has demonstrated the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. Financial need is not a criterion for selection.
Applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement and seriousness of purpose in the health professions field.
The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree in public health or science. Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of the fall semester's grades and a spring semester class schedule. This scholarship does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.
Due to the nature of tribal status, a Certificate of Indian Blood is requested and helpful, but not required. Documents showing lineal descent are acceptable.
Application Student Information Form with all required fields completed. Please print clearly. If we cannot read your writing, we may not be able to contact you and move on to another student.
Proof of Tribal Enrollment - All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe. In the case of Alaska tribes only, if proof of tribal enrollment is available, that is preferred. If not, Alaska Native Corporate documents are acceptable (BQ requirements still apply).
Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) - showing at least ¼ Indian blood for students from federally recognized tribes. (Not needed if your blood quantum is listed on your tribal enrollment.)
Proof of Indian blood for students from non-recognized tribes - (See Allogan Slagle Scholarship).
Student Essay - Please include educational & post graduate goals as well as life experiences, participation in your Native community, other tribal/cultural related activity, academic, military, faith, sports, clubs, plans to give back to the Native community, and any other information as applicable.
Alaskan Native, American Indian, Native American
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually from April and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort. The 2013 online application will be available June through Oct 1st and will be open to current high school rising seniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. Award categories include, but are not limited to: Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare/Science and Community Service. More categories are added each year and are subject to change without notice. For questions, Please consult our FAQ's.
The Awards are divided into twelve different regions across the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington DC. Students may apply to as many categories as they wish within any one region (and only one) regardless of where they live. If selected attendance to the regional ceremony is absolutely mandatory.
Three recipients are selected for each category (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallion) in each of the regions and special recognition ceremonies are held with local business, education and community leaders to pay tribute to their accomplishments. All recipients are eligible to be selected as their category National recipient, receive a laptop computer, and a trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony (Location TBA).
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards has a helpful Dos and Don'ts section on the application process.
Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican
Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:
African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Mexican American, Native American, Pacific Islanders, Puerto Rican
Last updated: July 31, 2014
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