Students are encouraged to apply for fellowships or grants from national, international, industrial or foundation sources. Below we have listed some of the major national fellowships available for graduate study. 

  • American Indian College Fund (AICF)
    Disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education.
  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
    The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
    Provides financial support, professional development activities and guidance to promising doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
  • A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
    Scholarships are awarded to members of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing academic programs in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources and math.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program supports African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need, in order to increase the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences.
  • Hispanic College Fund
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
    Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.
  • Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
    Scholarship for minority students in one of the following fields: public administration, accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration.
  • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
    Provides fellowships for minority students at the master’s and doctoral level in science and engineering fields. The fellowship also provides access to internships in research and development, product development and other high level technical careers.
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Provides fellowships for graduate students in all fields of study who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens or children of naturalized citizen parents.
  • Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for Women and Minorities
    A listing of minority scholarships for college and graduate school students, fellowships, internships and grants. 
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
    Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.
  • UCAR Next Generation Fellowships
    ​Intended for graduate students from underrepresented communities, the UCAR Next Generation Fellowships offer three distinct tracks: Earth System Science, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Policy.
  • U.S. National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Graduate Fellowship Awards for Minority Students
    This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek research doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
  • U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    In an effort to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S., these fellowships support training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
    Offers financial support for graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism and photographic media.
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowships 
    Competitive fellowships supported by the Kress Foundation are awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers, as well as to art museum curators and educators.