Financial Aid for Minority Students

Check out financial aid opportunities for minority students.

August 24, 2015

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Minority students can find various scholarship and financial aid opportunities that are exclusive to their race or ethnicity. These offerings come from schools and universities as well as corporations and charitable organizations. For an even further look at funding opportunities, check out minority scholarships.

Databases

Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS)
MOLIS, a service of the Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX), provides information about minority institutions. It also includes a database of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for minority students.

Graduate Fellowship Notebook (Cornell)
The fellowship notebook at Cornell contains a large searchable text database of graduate fellowships, including fellowships specifically for women and minorities.

Fellowship Listing at Yale University
A page listing several fellowship programs and other resources of interest to graduate students in computer science, with a focus on women and minorities.

Minority Fellowships (Univ. of Chicago)

Latino Scholarships and Grants (UCLA)

African Studies Grants and Fellowships (UPenn)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
CHCI provides a free scholarship search to Hispanic students of a database of 200,000 Hispanic-specific financial aid resources.

Award Programs

Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholars program was founded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is intended to increase the number of African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management The Consortium is a group of university schools of business offering full-tuition merit-based fellowships to African American, Hispanic American and Native American US citizens for graduate study leading to a Master’s degree in Business.

Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM)
The GEM Center site at the University of Notre Dame lists several minority fellowship programs sponsored by the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science.

NACME, Inc.
NACME is the nation’s largest privately funded source of scholarships for minority engineering students. NACME supports more than 1,500 minority engineering students nationwide. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to full scholarships and may include summer internships, research projects, career workshops and other opportunities. NACME scholarships are available to African American, Latino and Native American students.

Advice and Assistance

Black Excel: The College Help Network
Black Excel is a college resource that covers everything from Historically Black Universities to scholarships and financial aid exclusive to African American students.

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