Corporate Sponsored Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Students in Physics
Deadline: February 1

Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants. The award consists of $2000 per year for new minority scholars, and $3000 per year for renewal students to be used for tuition, room & board, and educational materials. In addition, each physics department that hosts one or more APS minority undergraduate scholars and assigns a mentor for their student/s will receive a $500 award for programs to encourage minority students.

Rules & Eligibility

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States –Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
(Look under the Scholarships link)
Deadline: February 8

Scholarship of $5,000 is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. This scholarship is funded by Microsoft. Scholarships Link

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Deadline: February 1

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a broad array of biomedical research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
SURF awards a $4,000 stipend for 10 weeks of research. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals. Most students live together in a convenient summer student housing area which costs about $140/week.

Mayo Clinic Initiative for Minority Student Development
To promote research in health disparities, Mayo Clinic’s Initiative for Minority Student Diversity (IMSD) program funds students to participate in the Clinical Research Training Program. The overall goal of the NIH-funded IMSD program is to increase the numbers of under-represented diverse faculty, investigators and students engaged in biomedical research, and to broaden the opportunities for under-represented diverse faculty and students for participation in biomedical research. Eligible students must apply for IMSD funding first, then apply separately to the CRTP program once funding is secured.

Hispanic College Fund
(multiple scholarships)
Deadline: March 31/April 15

The Hispanic College Fund provides talented and underprivileged Hispanic youth with vision, mentors, resources and scholarships. The funds mission is to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals through partnerships with businesses, the government and foundations. HCF scholarships seek to develop a pipeline of Hispanic agents of change and creates a talent pool that is connected to specific companies and organizations. Over $8.9 million in scholarships awarded since 1993 and more than 3,746 HCF Scholars have benefited from the programs.

Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Deadline: November 17

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek 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, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and a desire to enter the professoriate.

The Fellowship makes the following annual awards: Approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years.

Cornell Summer Fellowships for Minority Premedical Students
Deadline: February 1

Cornell University Medical School offers approximately 30 fellowships to minority juniors intent on entering medical school after college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The fellowships enable a student to participate in a seven-week nonremedial summer program designed to give insight into the basic and clinical sciences of medicine and health care delivery system. The fellowship provides a weekly cost-of-living allowance. Students are housed rent-free in the medical student dormitories, but must pay for meals and other expenses.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
Deadline: November 5

Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields. NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on recruiting minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master’s program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master’s degree. The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering. The maximum total duration is six years.

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowships
Deadline: January 15

The MFP’s objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. We do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.