External fellowships for minority students
National Institute of Health Predoctoral Fellowships for Minority Students - These fellowships will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree in biomedical or behavioral sciences. For U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and from an ethnic/racial group underrepresented in research in the biomedical sciences in the U.S. Provides an annual stipend of $10,008, tuition, fees and a $2,000 research allowance.
Chinese-American Educational Foundation - Grant of $1,000 for students of Chinese decent entering or continuing an accredited graduate degree program. Must have 'B' or above GPA.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program- Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks 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. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on their website. The award consists of a stipend of $20,000.
GEM: Ph.D. Engineering and Sciences Fellowship Program - The objective of this program is to increase the number of U.S. citizens, minority students who are American Indian (Native, Eskimo, Aleut), Black American, Mexican American/Chicano, and Puerto Rican in the engineering and natural science disciplines. GEM provides a stipend of $14,000 per year, tuition and fees. The sciences program also has paid summer internships.
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund - U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are from Hispanic American background and are full-time students are eligible. Must attend a U.S. or Puerto Rican institute. Awards range from $500 to $1,000.
National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship - National competition for graduate minority students in science, math and engineering programs. Must be citizens or nationals of the U.S. and members of an ethnic minority group. Award is a three-year tenure at a graduate school which student selects and has been admitted. Beginning graduate students as of the fall term or those who will have less than one full year of graduate study are eligible to apply. Annual stipend of $14,400 plus tuition.