Student Academic Grants and Awards

National Fellowships

Programs for Funding Undergraduate/Graduate Students from Minority or Multicultural Backgrounds

This is only a select listing of many scholarships and fellowship opportunities available to students of color. There are a lot of programs out there, and some time searching the web may be time well spent; be sure to check the SAGA website's lists organized by area of interest, and the list of national scholarships for which a university nomination is required.


A Better Chance
Funding for Native American students.

Asian Pacific Islander (API) American Scholarship Fund
Various Scholarships.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
For African American, Hispanic American, and Native Americans pursuing a Masters in Business.

Greenlining Academy
Leadership program.

Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation (KAPF) Scholarships
Various Scholarships

Mexican-American Legal Defense & Education Fund Law School Scholarship
For Mexican-American students entering their second or third year of law school.

National Academies Fellowships Office
Fellowships for researchers in Academic, Federal, Industrial and International workforces.

National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program
For grad students pursuing a Ph.D. who are interested in interdisciplinary research in mathematics, sciences, and engineering.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program/NSF Minority Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Funding for studies in science and engineering.

Project 1000
Funding for students from minorities and other underrepresented groups.

The Ventures in Education Scholarship Program
Coordinates opportunities for underrepresented minorities in foundations and organizations, in the biological and agricultural sciences.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Merck Science Initiative
Funding for African-Americans interested in biomedical science education and research.

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship
Toward a two-year master's degree in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas.