Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

The Fellowship for Minorities is meant to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties, by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity.

Must be U.S. citizen. Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement, individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution, and Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Approximately 60 Predoctoral awards are given at $20,000 per year for up to three years. 35 Dissertation Awards are given at $21,000 for one year. 20 Postdoctoral Awards are given at $40,000 for one year.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation aims to reinforce its diversity by offering graduate fellowships and is intended for those who are in the early stages of graduate study.

The Graduate Research Fellowship provides 3 years of support, up to $121,500. They offer approximately 1,100 graduate fellowships in the competition.

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Harvey Fellows program, Christian College Coalition

The Harvey Fellows Program provides financial support to Christian graduate students who possess a unique vision to impact society through their fields and who are pursuing graduate studies at premier institutions (top five) in their disciplines in the United States or abroad.

Each Harvey Fellow is awarded a $16,000 annual stipend. The award is portable to a premier graduate degree program, subject to approval by the selection committee.

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Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships

Every chapter has the opportunity to submit one nominee and each person nominated receives an "active-for-life" membership in the Society. Since the Fellowship Program's inception, more than 2,000 students have benefited.

Applicants must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi, or be initiated by June of the year in which they apply. All applicants must have applied, and intend to enroll, in a full time post-baccalaureate degree program (law and professional school enrollment is acceptable). Any student with graduate credit is not eligible.

Each year, Phi Kappa Phi offers 60 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 40 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each.

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James Madison Fellowships

The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree.

If you already have a graduate degree, you must wait at least three years from the time that degree was awarded before applying for a Fellowship, and you must either currently posses a bachelor's degree, or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later then August 31st of the year in which you are applying.

The maximum amount of each award is up to $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, room and board, but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.

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Lilly Graduate Fellows Program

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified Protestant and Catholic young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.

Nominees must intend to enter a Ph.D., M.F.A., Th.D., or equivalent program at the school of their choice in fall, 2009, that will lead to a teaching career in humanities or the arts within the academy. Nominees should also demonstrate a desire to explore the connections between Christianity and higher education and entertain the possibility of teaching at a Protestant or Catholic school.

Fellows receive 3 annual $3,000 stipends for use at the Fellows’ discretion

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NSEP Boren Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren awards focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Applicants must be a US citizen at time of application, enrolled in an undergraduate institution and applying to engage in a study abroad experience outside of the US, Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.

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International Rotary Fellowships

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$25,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. They are the most common type of Ambassadorial Scholarships. Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $12,500 is provided each year.

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