Funding


Many different funding opportunities are available for students from underrepresented backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for postdoctoral trainees and faculty.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc

Scholarships for undergraduate students as well as graduate students—one is based on merit and the other is based on financial need. Applications due in April.

http://www.akaeaf.org/default.htm

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need. Loan amounts range from $5,000–$15,000.

http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org/policy.htm

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford.  As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.

http://www.hsf.net/

Hot Metal Bridge Program

The point of the HMBP is to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program and to help individuals prepare themselves for a successful program of doctoral studies. HMBP provides a two-term fellowship (including tuition and stipend) for up to nine fellows. Applications due in April.

http://www.diversity.as.pitt.edu/hot-metal-bridge-program

Neuroscience Scholars Program

The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is a three-year fellowship administered by the Society for Neuroscience to enhance career development and professional networking opportunities for underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience. Applications due in May.  

https://www.sfn.org/Careers-and-Training/Diversity-Programs/Neuroscience-Scholars-Program

Raskob Foundation No-Interest Educational Loan

A small family foundation set up to give deserving students undergraduate and graduate loans with no interest. It funds over 100 applicants a year. Average loan amount is $2,000, but amount paid is dependent on need. The primary purpose is to assist needy college and postgraduate students who qualify for aid.

http://www.billraskob.org/

The Paul and Daisy Soro's Fellowship for New Americans

Provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Any academic discipline or professional field, including the Fine and Performing Arts.

https://www.pdsoros.org/