Students from Underrepresented Groups

AAUW Community Action grants:

Provide funds to women for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

ACS Scholarship Program:

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Students:

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students provides financial awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund:

The Scholarship Fund awards $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Twenty awards will be made to entering first-year students.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Minority Scholarship Awards:

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers awards $1,000 one-time scholarships to students studying, or intending to study, chemical engineering.

American Physical Society Minority Scholars:

The APS Minority Scholarship helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. The scholarship provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students, helping themenhance their education and for successfully prepare for a variety of careers.

Aspen Institute-William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students:

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program:

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The CHCI offers a constellation of opportunities including: scholarships toward tuition at Gustavus, a summer intership program in Washington D.D. and two fellowships, one that focuses on Public Policy and another that focuses on graduate study.

Getty Museum Internship Programs: Multicultural Undergraduate Internships:

Since 1993, the Foundation's Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program has provided substantive, full-time work opportunities to more than 2,200 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships:

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's mission is to strengthen the nation by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. Many scholarships are available and benefits vary accordingly.

INROADS Internship:

Paid multi-year internships with Fortune 1000 companies, mentoring, and professional development for ethnically diverse freshmen and sophomores

Lagrant Foundation:

The Lagrant foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career development workshops, and internships. .

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program:

This program is designed to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public, or private sectors. This all expense paid summer internship provides students with a competitive stipend, travel and housing.

M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship:

Series of fellowships ranging from $11,000-$25,000 based on either merit or need or both. For women graduates of any American Institution who would like to study medicine.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship:

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 is available for award in 2012 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).

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships:

Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans:

Provides up to 2 years of graduate study in order to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Underrepresented Students:

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.


A fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools.For five weeks in July and August, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University. Each week, senior instructors from Advantage Testing prepare Trials students for the LSAT by deconstructing the test and presenting a step-by-step approach to each question type.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship*

The Morris K. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment and Native American health and tribal public policy. It provides up to $5,000.

UNCF-Merck Science Initiative:

The UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to encourage the interest of African American undergraduate students in furthering their science education and pursuing biological, chemical or engineering science careers by providing tuition support and opportunities for research and engineering experience in a state-of-the-art industrial laboratory.

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute - Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarships for Young Hispanic Leaders:

Students attending or accepted to an undergraduate four-year institution are eligible for a $1000 scholarship. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice:

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program:

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. This scholarship awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.