- Hard of Hearing, Blindness, or other Disability
- People of Color
- LGBTQ People or LGBTQ Studies
Deadline(s): late January-March, depending on the program
Full-time masters and doctoral students with pre-lingual, bi-lateral hearing loss in the moderately severe to profound range are eligible to apply for the AG Bell merit-based scholarship program. Applicants must use oral language as their primary method of communication.
Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships
Designed to promote diversity among college faculties, the Bolin Fellowship is open to recent MFA graduates and doctoral students who have completed all work except for the dissertation. Students who desire to pursue a professorial career and who are from traditionally underrepresented groups, including disabled scholars, are eligible for this two year, residential fellowship.
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
Full-time students with pre-lingual, bi-lateral hearing loss in the moderately severe to profound range are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must use oral language as their primary method of communication and must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited law school or masters/doctoral program in public policy or administration.
Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: late May
The American Foundation for the Blind will award one scholarship to a female undergraduate or graduate student who is legally blind and studying classical or religious music.
Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship
Deadline: late May
Full-time graduate students who are legally blind and studying engineering or computer, physical or life sciences, are eligible to be considered for one of two Paul and Ellen Ruckes scholarship awards.
Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: late May
Full-time graduate students who are legally blind and enrolled in a program for rehabilitation or education of people who are blind and/or visually impaired are eligible to apply for this award through the American Foundation for the Blind.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. Graduate Scholarships
Have you demonstrated leadership, volunteer, civic and/or academic service? Alpha Kappa Alpha EAF awards one-year merit and need-based scholarships to full-time graduate students demonstrating community service and involvement. Applicants must plan to continue their graduate studies into the fall of the award year.
La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF) Scholarship
Students residing in the U.S. who have completed at least one full-time year within a JD or master’s degree program are eligible to apply for the LULF Scholarship. With a mission of financially supporting students who demonstrate academic excellence and civic action in the Latino community, LULF offers scholarships on a competitive basis.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Towards increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of university and college faculty, the Ford Foundation awards fellowships to individuals engaged in graduate study who are committed to careers in postsecondary teaching and research. Predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship competitions are open to Ph.D. and Sc.D. students and recent graduates.
Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship
American Musicological Society
Supporting one year of full-time graduate work, the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship was established to increase the presence of historically underrepresented teachers and scholars in musicology. Graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups who have completed at last one year of full-time graduate work are eligible to apply.
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Graduate Fellowship
Deadline(s): early June
Full-time graduate students who are members of federally recognized American Indian tribes or Alaska native groups are eligible to apply for the AIGC Fellowship.
Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize
Deadline(s): early June
Sponsored by the Association for Queer Anthropology, this student prize is presented annually to a graduate or undergraduate student in recognition of outstanding anthropological scholarship related to an LGBTQ topic or more broadly defined sexuality and gender studies.
Maylon-Smith Scholarship Research Award
American Psychological Association, Division 44
Deadline(s): early February
Established to advance research in psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity, application for the Maylon-Smith Scholarship is open to full-time, graduate students enrolled in a psychology department.
Out to Innovate Scholarships
Deadline(s): early June
The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. awards this scholarship to a LGBTQ graduate or professional student (or ally) to support the pursuit of degrees in STEM programs.
Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship
Deadline(s): See program application deadline for specific business school of interest
Students who wish to pursue MBA degrees and self-identify as LGBTQ are eligible to be considered for this fellowship award when they apply to the Darden School of Business or one of several other participating business programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to describe any LGBTQ leadership roles in their resumes and application essays.
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants
Deadline(s): early November
Advanced graduate students who have demonstrated a dedication to LGBT family issues are eligible to apply for a grant to support empirical or applied research related to LGBT family psychology and/or therapy. Preference for this award is extended to dissertation candidates.
American Association for University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship
The AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship competition is open to women in all fields of study. To be eligible, doctoral students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have successfully completed all coursework and preliminary exams. This fellowship is intended to support scholars in their final year of writing the dissertation.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship
Deadline(s): early December
AAUW International Fellowships provide financial support to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents for one year of graduate, professional or postgraduate studies in the United States. Preference is given to candidates who, through civic, community, or professional work, have demonstrated a commitment to the progress of women.
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: early January
Full-time and prospective full-time graduate students in computer science, computer engineering or closely related technical fields are eligible to apply for the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to female students attending school in the United States as well as numerous other international regions. Awards recipients will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat at the company headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Resources for the Future (RFF) invites advanced graduate students conducting doctoral dissertations on issues related to the environment, natural resources and/or energy to apply for a stipend supporting their final year of research. Applicants must have completed their preliminary examination prior to the application deadline. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Deadline: early April
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is a need-based scholarship that aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.
Google Lime Scholarship Program
Deadline: early December
Full-time and prospective full-time graduate students in computer science, computer engineering or closely related technical fields are eligible to apply for the Google Lime Scholarship Program. The scholarship is awarded to students attending school in the United States as well as numerous other international regions. Award recipients will be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountainview, California in summer 2018.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships
Deadline: early November
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans is a merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.
The Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Deadline(s): mid December
The program will award approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Individuals must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a research-based (dissertation required) program. All predoctoral and students with DACA are encouraged to apply.
The National Foundation of Alpha Psi Lambda Scholarship
Deadline: end of November
The National Foundation of Alpha Psi Lambda invites all students who are attending an instituition of higher learning and who show a commitment to education, citizenship, and community are encouraged to apply. The NFAPL Scholarship is open to applicants regardless of documentation status, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) or Temporary Protective Status (TPS) eligible, or that have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.
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