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 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.

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 >>

Call for applications Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

Deadline:  25 March 2017, at 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.
Open to: nationals of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of South Korea or the USA as well as nationals of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 Member States of the European Union.
Venue: 19-23 June 2017 in  Athens, Greece

Description

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed just for you!

Through its framework, content and methodology, the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) specifically aims to improve the skills of cultural managers, as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and network building.

The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving you opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level, and enabling you to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices.For the second edition of the GCLP, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU (three participants from each of these ten countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA), as well as from the 28 European Union Member States (ten participants, each from a different EU countries).

The participants to the GCLP 2017 will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their respective countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally.

This second edition of the GCLP will take place in Athens, Greece on 19-23 June 2017.

Eligibility

The 40 participants of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally. For the second edition of the programme, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform will look specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers who fill in the criteria below:

Geographical criteria:

  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea or the USA (a maximum of three participants from each of these ten countries will be selected),
  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 EU Member States
  • (a maximum of ten EU participants in total will be selected, each one from a different EU country).

Professional experience:

  • work for a cultural civil society organisation (NGO), a cultural enterprise (social or for profitmaking) or a public cultural institution (such as museums, libraries, or music venues that operate on local, regional and national levels),
  • have relevant working experience in the field of 3 to 5 years,
  • have (some) previous experience in international networking and cultural exchange,
  • are working in a field or position that allows them to act as local/national multipliers of new leadership knowledge and global cultural networking, and
  • hold a relevant (leading) position in their organisation.

Thematic interest:

  • are strongly interested in international cultural collaboration and wish to further develop professionally in a global working context,
  • show a strong awareness of intercultural sensitivities and are passionate about working on cultural issues and topics of global relevance.

Language criteria and age requirements

  • have a very good working knowledge of English,
  • are (preferably) 25-39 years of age.

Costs

  • As stated in the Call for Participants, all travel (full roundtrip flights and local transports in Malta) and accommodation (5 hotel nights, including breakfast) costs for selected participants will be covered by the Programme.
  • Most of the meals will also be covered by the Programme. The Programme does not cover the local transport in your own country.
  • There is no additional participation fee.

Application

Candidates will be selected by the management team of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform and the five experts/tutors who deliver the programme.

Selected candidates (30 from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU, and ten from the EU) will be informed about their participation by mid-April 2017.

The management team will assist selected participants in their travel preparations (including visas) and bookings.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.

Antall József Summer School 2017 in Budapest

Deadline:   31 March 2017
Open to: MA, PhD students or young professionals with a university degree in the field of political and social sciences, who are between the age 21 – 35
Venue: Budapest, Hungary from 3 to 14 July, 2017

Description

Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre annually, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week alternative educational programme putting under scrutiny the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation.

Many aspects of this partnership are examined during the event including history, foreign and security policy, economy policy, energy policy, innovation, culture and tourism, and the question of sustainability via lectures, workshops, debates and roundtable discussions.

Eligibility

The Knowledge Centre invites 50 participants, aged 21-35, primarily from V4 countries, the CEI, Western Balkan, and Eastern Partnership member states. Please note that scholarships are granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them.

Scholarship

Application

To apply successfully, you have to:

  • fill in the Online Application Form 2017
  • submit a maximum one page Curriculum Vitae or Resume (including publication list, if available)
  • submit a Letter of Recommendation (the letter of recommendation must be written in English by a faculty member or job supervisor, and it should be no older than 3 months)
  • provide a Proof of English Proficiency (Language Certificate Required, minimum level: B2)

– All application materials must be submitted via the online application form. Materials sent by regular post or email will not be considered.
– Please submit your application only when it is final and complete as applications cannot be edited after submission.
– Registration Fee: 80 EUR – The registration fee shall be transferred to our account only after you are admitted to the Summer School – all applicants are bound to pay the registration fee, regardless of nationality or financial status.
– Please kindly note that there is an age limit, so we accept applications from people aged 21-35.

Application Deadline is 31 March 2017

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:   info@ajsummerschool.com.

The official web-page.

Scholarships from Asian American Journalists Association

Calling all students! 

Check out these new opportunities and important updates just for you. 

The clock is ticking, so be sure to take advantage before the deadlines below!

New Scholarships and Internship Grants Now Open

Be sure to check the AAJA Student Opportunities section 

2017 NBC Summer Partnership

 

Check out the 2017 NBC Summer Partnership. NBCUniversal will place up to four selected students as paid interns for their programs based in New York City. A $2,000 stipend is available to those who qualify.

 

Apply today. The last day for AAJA to receive applications by mail is  February 17, 2017.

 

 

Questions about AAJA student opportunities? 

Contact Justin Seiter at justins@aaja.org.

periodically for new opportunities and updates

Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund 2017: Rhode Island/Eastern MA

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.

I strongly encourage you to please help spread the word and assist students in applying if you have relatives or friends in Rhode Island or Eastern Massachusetts.

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.

Scholarships for Master’s Programs at HSE University (Moscow, St. Petersburg)

Applications are currently being accepted for full-tuition scholarships to study at National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow and St. Petersburg. All international students seeking English- or Russian-language graduate education are encouraged to apply.

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:

More information is available on the International Admissions website.