According to research, the average cost of tuition for an in-state student at a public university in the United States has increased by 296% over the past 20 years. At the same time, wages in the U.S. have barely grown in that same time. College students are graduating with more debt than ever.
Statistics indicate that minority students often graduate with more debt than their peers.
Fortunately, federal grants and scholarships for minorities can significantly lighten the financial load for these students.
The U.S. Department of Education recently invested $96 million in grants to provide additional financial aid specifically for minority students. This grant funding will go directly to colleges and universities to help them provide better financial support to their minority populations.
Minority students who receive federal grants and loans to help finance their college educations often could use some additional funding to help them bridge financial gaps. Scholarships for minorities are of tremendous help to these students, but finding the right scholarships to apply to is not always an easy task. To help you in your search for additional funding, we have compiled a list of some of the top minority scholarships. Check on the link to find a detailed list of these scholarships, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, and information on how to apply.
The Aziz Foundation is currently offering the following scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018:
The Aziz Foundation is an independent grant-making body seeking to support the most disadvantaged communities in Britain. It aims to do this through supporting community empowerment, leadership development and greater public engagement in these communities, and greater public engagement by them in wider society. The Foundation seeks to support individuals and projects, strengthen organisations and networks, and help incubate innovative ideas that will ultimately improve the conditions in and for these sections of our society.
Two Masters Scholarships at Goldsmiths University of London:Developing Community Services Professionals from British Muslim Communities
The Puckett Scholars Program was created in 1994 by Kirby and Tonya Puckett to provide scholarships for incoming first-year students from Minnesota. Any high school senior from the state of Minnesota who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is eligible to apply for the Puckett Scholars Program. Preference is given to students of color who demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and/or community involvement, financial need, and who have excellent potential to succeed at the college level.
The scholarship deadline is next Wednesday, February 1st for Southeast Asian American students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA who plan to attend college in the Fall. Only a limited number of scholarships are available, and they can make a big difference for the right student.
The funds were made possible by the families of those who’d been unjustly placed in the Japanese internment camps during World War II.
It’s only available in one state at a time, and this year it’s being made available to students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA. In Rhode Island, there were an estimated 11,971 Southeast Asians living thiere including 5,961 Cambodians, 1,015 Hmong, 3,380 Laotians, and 1,615 Vietnamese back in 2010.
For many of the states where Lao, Khmer and Hmong resettled, fewer than 2 in 10 successfully complete college, and scholarships can play a key role in preventing financial distress from being a reason for students dropping out.
Historically, it’s also been very important for us to actively help get the word out to these families because many the scholarship wants to serve most don’t have a frame of reference for what and when to apply.
The deadline is February 1st but it can make a real difference in students lives, especially for those who are among the first in their family to attend college.
Students will need to write a Personal Statement of 500 words or less (2 pages and typed) that will help the local committee understand why the student wants to continue their education or career training after high school. they are asked to select from one of the following topics as part of their essay:
– Are there any outstanding circumstances that may help the committee better understand you/your life and goals?
– What obstacles or challenges have you faced in getting an education?
– What are your personal and career goals?
– What contributions do you see yourself making to your ethnic community in the future?
– Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in or out of school.
HSE University is one of the top universities in Russia and one of the leaders in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in economics and social sciences. Our students come from all over the world to study in English or Russian in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and non-degree programs.
Fields of study: Computer Science, Economics, Humanities, International Affairs, Management, Mathematics, Social Sciences
How to apply: To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the standard HSE online application form (available here) and indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. In your application, you may apply to two programs.
Scholarship details: Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition for Master’s programs over the course of two years. Subsidized accommodation at HSE dormitories is available for around 1400 rubles per month.
Eligibility:You must already holda Bachelor’s degree or earn one before the program start date (September 2017). If English is not your native language, IELTS or TOEFL exams are required to demonstrate you proficiency. For full program requirements, please consult individual program pages.
Deadlines: This year, there are two rounds for scholarship deadlines. The Round 1 deadline is February 1, 2017; the Round 2 deadline is May 1, 2017.
Scholarships are available for the following English-taught Master’s programs:
Deadline: 30 April 2017 Open to: interested international students planning to to undertake doctoral, masters, undergraduate, senior scholar program and long term language program and exchange program Scholarship: provide tuition fees fully or partially plus accomodation
The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) was established by Beijing Municipal Government, aiming to provide tuition fees fully or partially and accomodation to the international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. eBeijing is authorized by the Beijing Municipal Government and organized jointly by the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and the Beijing Network Information Industry Office. The website aims to strengthen the exchanges, cooperation and friendship between Beijing and the rest of the world through the internet in English.
Scholarships will be awarded to undertake doctoral, masters, undergraduate, senior scholar program and long term language program and exchange program. To be eligible to apply:
Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health;
For doctoral degree programs must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40;
For master’s degree programs must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35;
For undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 30;
Applicants for general scholar program must have bachelor’s degree or completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 50;
Applicants for long term language studies must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 60;
Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above or hold academic title of associate professor or above and be under the age of 50;
Applicants should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions;
Applicants should not be awardees of Chinese government scholarships at the same time.
The scholarship into the following five categories:
Senior scholars and long term language student scholarship:1,400 USD/person/year;
Scholarship for exchange student (long-term or credit transferrable students) and student who make special contributions to international exchange and cooperation in the capital area: 700 USD/person/year.
All applicants can apply to the relevant schools, the Chinese Embassy, or consulate general in their home countries. The applicants must fill in and submit the following documents truly, correctly and completely:
Application Form for Beijing Government Scholarship (Applicants shall obtain the form from the Higher Education Institutions or download the form from the website of the targeted HEIs);
Notarized highest diploma and transcripts;
Foreigner Physical Examination Form should be provided if the duration of study is six months or above;
Study plan (no less than 400 words) or research plan (no less than 800 words) in Chinese or English should be submitted for degree or research students;
Applicants for music and art are requested to submit the applicants’ own works according to the requirements of the target HEIs.
Applicants under 18 should provide legal documents of their legal guardians in China;
Please note that application documents will NOT be returned.
APIASF General Scholarship Application is closing soon!
Thank you for serving as a recommender for the APIASF General Scholarship last year. We appreciate your time and dedication. The 2017-2018APIASF General Scholarship deadline is fast approaching -January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET
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Deadline: 15 January 2017 Open to: PhD and advanced MA students from all over the world studying political science, sociology Venue: 3-9 July 2017 in Warsaw, Poland
Summer school “Solidarity beyond borders” is a 7-day course encompassing various theoretical and methodological aspects of transnational solidarity. It will address such topics as: the legal basis of solidarity within the EU, network analysis on solidarity, research on Transnational Alternative Organisations, solidarity in public discourse, and more. Participants — PhD and advanced MA students — will have a unique opportunity to take part in seminars and workshops provided by leading European scholars working on solidarity issues. Students will also be offered comments and discussion on their own papers related to transnational solidarity. 4 ECTS points, a “transcript of record” and a certificate of attendance will be granted to participants.
Summer school is open to PhD and advanced MA students from all over the world studying political science, sociology, economics, media, geography, anthropology, education, etc.
Good command of English is required.
Successful candidates will be required to read the assigned literature and actively take part in workshops.
Summer school is free of charge.
No accommodation costs are covered, but 4 accommodation grants will be funded.
Candidates are requested to fill out the application form and send a 300-word abstract of their own scientific paper on solidarity-related issues. Papers addressing the topic of EU transnational solidarity are particularly welcome. The 20 who are accepted are required to submit a full paper by 10 June 2017. Applications, including the article abstract, should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2017.
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Deadline: 31 March 2017 Open to: students/scholars from all over the world Scholarship: a monthly stipend (to cover accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are pleased to offer range of PhD fellowships to students of high academic ability for 2017 entry. Up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and TWAS aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships specifically for International students.
TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.
Applicants must be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2017. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD studies at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2017;
Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
Not hold Chinese citizenship;
Applicants for doctoral study should also:
Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS/USTC
Hold a master degree before the beginning of the fall semester: 1 September, 2017.
Provide evidence that he/she will return to their home country on completion of their studies in China according to CAS-TWAS agreement.
Provide proof of knowledge of English or Chinese language.
Fellowship awardees will receive a monthly stipend (to cover accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC, depending on whether he/she has passed the qualification test arranged by UCAS/USTC for all doctoral candidates after admission. All awardees will also be provided tuition and admission fee waivers.
Any fellowship awardee who fails the qualification test twice will face the consequences including:
Termination of his/her fellowship;
Discontinuity of his/her doctoral study at CAS institutions;
Being provided with a certificate of attendance for the period of study undertaken in China but not a formal doctoral degree.
All the procedures will adhere to UCAS/USTC regulations and rules.
The funding duration of the fellowship is up to 4 years, divided into:
Maximum 1 year study of courses and participation in centralized training at UCAS/USTC, including 4 months compulsory courses in Chinese Language and Chinese Culture;
Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of UCAS/USTC or CAS institutes.
Upload all supporting documentation of your application via the online application system.
Remind your supervisor to complete and upload the signed and stamped Supervisor’s Comment Page to our online application system.
Send your supervisor an electronic copy of ALL your supporting documentations as well as the PDF file of “Application Form for CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme” which is generated by our online application system in ONE compressed file. Please DO NOT send any of your documentation directly to UCAS/USTC fellowship office.
Remind your supervisor to print your documentations out, get them stamped where necessary and send them together with the signed and stamped hard copy of the “Supervisor’s Comment Page” to UCAS /USTC fellowship office before deadline.
Remind your referees to send the original hard copies of their reference letters to UCAS/USTC fellowship office before deadline.