Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minorities in USA

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.

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/#asian-and-pacific-islander-students

Call for Applications, Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) in Poland

Academy of Young Diplomats – 14th Edition

Application deadline: 30 June 2017!

 

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging young global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and young graduates, the program offers, among others, 70-hours of hands-on diplomatic training, a special workshop session, study visits and one study-session outside of Warsaw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2004 over 2200 participants from 50 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 100 AYD Alumni found work in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their respective countries, while others are employed in European institutions, international organizations, public administration and business.

 

 

 

Curriculum

Friday

Regional Seminars

 

Saturday

Main Session

Skills Labs in Specialization groups

 

Sunday

Extracurricular Classes

Additional activities

Study Session in Cracow

Study Visits

Polish Language & Culture Classes

English for Diplomats

 

Why join us?

·         Unique Methodology

·         Highest quality of education

·         Extraordinary student profile

·         Openness and collaboration

·         Assisting in future career

 

To read more about the program, please click here:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/about-the-program/

 

Recruitment

 

To apply, please check if you are eligible to apply and fill in the online APPLICATION FORM.

 

ADMISSION INFO AND PPLICATION FORM:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/admission/

 

 Application deadline: 30 June 2017!

Scholarships

 

A number of scholarships will be awarded to best applicants:

https://diplomats.pl/academy-of-young-diplomats/admission/scholarship-opportunities/

 

Scholarship application deadline: 31 May 2017!

For more information please visit our website: https://diplomats.pl/course/european-diplomacy-workshop-eastern-partnership/#1485181678541-38a59b7a-8f8b

 

 

 

Call for Applications, AI For Social Good Summer Lab at McGill University, in Montreal, QC

Deadline:  17 April 2017
Open to: individuals who identify as a woman
Venue: 5– 30 June 2017, at McGill University, in Montreal, QC.

Description

In collaboration with the McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab, we are launching a 1 month Summer Lab that teaches technical concepts in machine learning, in addition to digital product development and design applied to a wicked social problem.

It is our belief that AI should drive innovation to address key societal challenges that impact the lives of millions of people. It is also our belief that AI research and product development needs to be more inclusive. This has motivated us to create opportunities for women to gain training, experience, and mentorship in machine learning techniques and product development at McGill University, and through our ecosystem partners in the Montreal technology and start-up community.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • You are an undergraduate, graduate, or industry practitioner with advanced prior training in mathematics and computer science.​
  • You identify as a woman.​
  • You want to learn, build your network, and explore potential career paths in machine learning research and development.​
  • You love technology and are inspired by the idea of using it as a force to drive positive change in the world.​

Costs

If you are selected you will be required to pay a small fee to confirm you spot.

Application

Innovation@McGill, in collaboration with the McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab, is launching a 1 month Summer Lab that teaches technical concepts in machine learning, in addition to digital product development and design applied to a wicked social problem.

It is our belief that AI should drive innovation to address key societal challenges that impact the lives of millions of people.

It is also our belief that AI research and product development needs to be more inclusive. This has motivated us to create opportunities for women to gain training, experience, and mentorship in machine learning techniques and product development at McGill University, and through our ecosystem partners in the Montreal technology and start-up community.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  innovation@mcgill.ca.

The official web-page.

Call for Scholarship Applications – The Aziz Foundation in Britain

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.

 

 

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Two Masters Scholarships at Goldsmiths University of London: Developing Community Services Professionals from British Muslim Communities

Applications close on Friday 23 June 2017
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Three PhD ScholarshipsDeveloping Academics from British Muslim Communities 

Applications close on Sunday 14 May 2017

 

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Two Masters in Arts Scholarships:Developing Arts Management Professionals and Artists from British Muslim Communities.

Applications close on Sunday 30 April 2017

 

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One Masters Scholarship at the University of OxfordDeveloping Public Policy Practitioners from British Muslim Communities.

Applications close on Thursday 6 April 2017. 

Puckett Scholarship for High School Seniors in MN, USA

On behalf of the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, we’d like to draw your attention to the online application for our Puckett Scholarship.

 

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 deadline is April 10th.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1 – April 30 of this year, via the online submissions system.
APPLICANT GUIDELINES:

  • Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted by midnight (Central Standard Time) on April 30, 2017.
  • Applications must be made through our submissions website, according to the guidelines below. (Be sure you are submitting to the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship category on our submissions page, otherwise your work will not be considered for the fellowship.)
  • Application materials sent via e-mail or standard mail will not be considered.
  • Previously published poems may be included in your application.

HOW TO APPLY:
FIRST, you must assemble your application materials as a SINGLE file (acceptable file types are pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf). This document must include:

  • An approximately 250-word introduction to your work (not to exceed one page).
  • Ten pages of poems, in standard font and size (such as Times New Roman, 12pt). You may include multiple poems on one page, but the total pages of poems must not exceed ten.
  • Publication list. (Optional. If you choose to include it, please do so as the last page of your document.)
  • Name this document [LAST NAME]_[FIRST NAME].doc (example: Doe_John.doc)

THEN, proceed to our online submissions manager where you can upload your application.
Finalists will be notified by e-mail by August 1.
Winners will be announced on September 1.
Payments to winners will be subject to the completion of IRS Form W-9, including a valid TIN or SSN.

If you have any questions, contact: hamos@poetrymagazine.org.

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About the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
Established in 1989 by Ruth Lilly to encourage the further writing and study of poetry, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Poetry Fellowship program has dramatically expanded since its inception. Until 1995, university writing programs nationwide each nominated one student poet for a single fellowship; from 1996 until 2007, two fellowships were awarded. In 2008 the competition was opened to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age, and the number of fellowships increased to five, totaling $75,000. In 2013, the Poetry Foundation received a generous gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to create the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, which increased the fellowship amount from $15,000 to $25,800.

About Poetry Magazine
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume 1 of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. EliotEzra PoundMarianne MooreWallace StevensH.D.William Carlos Williams,Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet. In recent years, Poetry has been honored with three National Magazine Awards. It celebrated its centennial in 2012.

About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative partnerships, prizes, and programs. Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine.

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador to Colombia!

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador to Colombia!

The deadline for the 2017 U.S. Youth Ambassadors program to Colombia has been extended to Tuesday, March 14th. We are seeking youth (15-17) and educators (21+) in PA, WY, SC, AR, TN, MO, MA, NE, VA, MD, TX and Washington, D.C. All expenses paid! Apply today >>