Awards For Underrepresented Minorities

The awards listed here are a sample of available funding opportunities for underrepresented minorities. We encourage you to search for others by using the world wide web and the scholarship and fellowship resources in the Office of Fellowships library located in Dwight Hall.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies offers various fellowship/internship programs for post-graduate and graduate students pursuing public policy careers and with a commitment to the Asian Pacific American community. Deadline: Fall.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of fourteen schools of business in partnership with corporate America, working to facilitate the entry of minorities into managerial positions in business. The Consortium recruits college-trained African American, Hispanic American, and Native American United States citizens and invites them to compete for merit-based fellowships for graduate study leading to a Master's Degree in Business. Deadline: Winter.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities is open to U.S. citizens or nationals (must have become a citizen by the application deadline) who are members of a minority group: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut); Black/African Americans; Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian); and Puerto Ricans, for graduate study in research-based doctoral programs in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and sciences. GRE scores are required. Deadline: Fall.

GEM Fellowship Program provides opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen of Mexican American, American Indian, Black/African-American, Puerto Rican American and other Hispanic American ethnicity with a minimum GPA of 2.80/4.00 the M.S. program and 3.00/4.00 for the Ph.D. program. Deadline: Fall.

Hispanic College Fund offers several types of scholarships and provides links to other sources of funding for U.S. citizens of Hispanic/Latino origin. Deadline:  Varies.

Institute for International Public Policy Program sponsored by the United Negro College Fund provides underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, Asian American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander) with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Minimum of 3.2 GPA and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.  MHC Deadline: Winter.

Udall Scholarship is an award for sophomore or junior students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and EITHER: preparing for a career in environmental public policy, OR: who are Native American or Alaska Natives who intend to pursue a career in health care or tribal policy. Eighty scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 are awarded to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.  MHC may nominate 4 students.  MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIRED. MHC Deadline: Winter.

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)-Merck Science Research Scholarship provides funding to African-American candidates majoring in the life or physical  sciences, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum cumulative and major G.P.A. of 3.3, for a $25,000 scholarship and two summer internships at a Merck research facility totaling $10,000.  Mount Holyoke may nominate two students.  MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline: Fall.