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Undegraduate Grants

Post-graduate Grants

Excellent scholarship and fellowship opportunities exist for individuals interested in pursuing a career in education, both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Undergraduate Grants

APLE (Assumption Program of Loans for Education)
This program is available throughout all of California and provides assistance to education students who are now receiving or have received eligible loans and agree to teach low-income students or to teach in the fields of math, science, bilingual education, English, or foreign language. Application deadlines are February of each year. The program will repay up to $8,000 in loans. the maximum amount of repayment occurs as a result of teaching in one of the specified fields full-time for three years. To receive information on this program, contact your school's financial aid or scholarship office.

Dorothy Danforth Compton Minority Fellowships
This program provides financial assistance to minority graduate students attending universities supported by Danforth Foundation grants who wish to be college teachers. The program is open to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American college graduates who are interested in becoming college teachers and are attending or planning to attend one of the following universities: Brown University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Howard University, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Los Angeles, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, or Yale University.

This scholarship program provides funding for students preparing for a career in cereal chemistry and technology. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative and major GPA, and have completed at least one term at the college or university level. They must also demonstrate an interest in and intent to pursue a career in cereal chemistry and technology or in a related area, including oilseeds, in industry, academia, or government. Recipients must be pursuing an approved course of study leading to a degree from an institution that conducts fundamental investigations for the advancement of cereal science and technology.

Each of the ten universities has received grants of up to $300,000 from the Danforth Foundation to distribute to fellowship recipients. The award is for one year, but is renewable for up to two years. Award recipients also attend local and regional meetings featuring minority scholars and deal with problems and issues of importance to the students and their teachers.

Students interested in participating in this program should contact one of the universities listed above for application information and materials. For general information on the program, contact: Danforth Foundation 231 South Bemiston Avenue, Suite 1080, St. Louis, MO 63105-1996-97.


Educational Communications Scholarship

This scholarship is to be used towards education expenses at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. The awards are $1000 each, and are renewable, with approximately 100 awarded each year. All funds are to be used towards education expenses at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better is required to apply.

Application deadline is June 1 of every year. For application information contact:
Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation, 721 N. McKinley Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045.


HACU Student Support Systems

HACU offers a wide variety of funds and other educational opportunities for students through partnerships with government agencies and various corporations, including HACU Student Support Fund, Hispanic Education Leadership Fund sponsored by Miller Brewing Company, the HACU-GM Engineering Excellence Leadership Fund, and the HACU/ Motorola Fund.

Write to HACU, Attn.: Antonio Hernandez, for more information on scholarship opportunities at: HACU, 4204 Gardendale St. #216, San Antonio, TX 78229


Hispanic Women's Council Scholarship Program

This Los Angeles County scholarship program provides financial assistance to women of Hispanic origin who are 25 years of age or older. Applicants must be interested in continuing their studies at a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school, have been accepted by one of these schools before an award is finalized, and enroll for a minimum of 12 semester units or equivalent. Financial need is the major criteria for award.

Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 each, and may be used for books, tuition, miscellaneous school expenses, day care center charges, or other expenses as needed. The scholarships are renewable as along as recipients maintain a minimum grade point average. Approximately 15 scholarships are awarded each year. Applications are due each June.

To receive more information or to apply, contact:
Hispanic Women's Council
5805 East Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(213) 725-1657
Fax: (213) 725-1504


Mellon Fellowships for Minority Teachers

The goal of this program is to attract the best and brightest minority liberal arts graduates to the teaching field. Minorities who are college seniors or graduates are eligible to apply if they majored in one of the liberal arts and are interested in pursuing a career in high school teaching. Awards range from half to full tuition. Further financial assistance, including grants, loans, and work study, is also available. Grants are for one academic year, and are available at Cornell University and Stanford University. Programs at the two universities vary but both result in completion of a master's degree. For more information on the program, contact the school you are interested in, or write to: Mellon Fellowships Collaborative, Attn: Coordinator, Box 4, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.

Please note that the Mellon Grants for Harvard and Columbia have been discontinued.


National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Program

This Hispanic scholarship program is open to students who have completed at least 15 units of college credit courses, are enrolled on a full-time basis, and need funding to continue pursuing their education on the undergraduate or graduate school level. Academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and financial need are considered in awarding these funds.

Awards are from $500 to $1,000 per year, and are renewable. Applications are due in June of each year.

To receive more information or to apply, contact:
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Attn: Selection Committee
P.O. Box 728
Novato, CA 94948
(415) 892-9971


Robert B. Bailey III Minority Student Scholarships For Education Abroad

This scholarship program funds study-abroad programs administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Minority applicants must be enrolled in, or have applied to a CIEE-administered study abroad, work abroad, volunteer work abroad, or secondary school program. To apply, students must submit applications which include indication of financial need and a personal statement of 250 to 500 words that explains how education abroad experience would enrich the applicant's personal, academic, and professional goals.

Scholarships are $500 to $1,000, and may be used toward the CIEE program fee or the cost of round-trip airline transportation from the award recipient's home city to the CIEE program site. The program funds 5 to 10 scholarships each year. Applications are due in March of each year for summer or fall programs, October of each year for winter or spring programs.

To receive more information or to apply, contact:
Council on International Educational Exchange
Attn: Professional and Continuing Education Programs
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017-5706
(212) 661-1414
Fax: (212) 370-0194
E-mail: BaileyGrants@ciee.org


Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship

The Special Libraries Association scholarship program provides financial assistance to minority students who are interested in pursuing a career in the fields of library or information science in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be members of racial minority groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan native). They must also be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a recognized school of library or information science, and demonstrate financial need. Special Libraries Association members and people who have worked for special libraries in any capacity receive preference.

The annual scholarship is $6,000, and is not renewable. Applications are due by October of each year.

To receive more information or to apply, contact:
Special Libraries Association
Attn: SLA Membership Department
1700 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009-2508
(202) 234-4700
Fax: (202) 265-9317

Post-Graduate Grants

CLA Scholarship For Minority Students In Memory Of Edna Yelland
Students of minority ethnic origin who are interested in pursuing a career in library or information science are eligible to apply for financial aid through this program. Students must be of American Indian, African American/Black, Mexican American/Chicano, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Filipino ethnic origin. Applicants must show financial need, be a California resident, be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a master's program in an accredited graduate library school in California.

CLA awards one or two scholarships annually, of approximately $2,000 each. Applications are due in May of each year.

To receive more information or to apply, contact:
California Library Association
717 K Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814-3477
(916) 447-8541
Fax: (916) 447-8394


Irvine Minority Scholars

This program offers ethnic minorities an opportunity to teach and conduct dissertation research at the University of San Francisco. Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have finished all course work leading to the Ph.D., are interested in considering a career in teaching, and are members of one of the following ethnic/racial groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Americans are eligible. Areas of special study that are eligible for this program are: media studies, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, or sociology.

The stipend is $24,000. Scholars also receive allowances for research costs, housing, and relocation expenses. The duration of this program is one academic year. Scholars teach one course per semester in their discipline, serve as a resource person for faculty, students, and staff, receive office space, enjoy library privileges, and are given a mentor from among the senior faculty at the school. Several of these positions are awarded each year.

For more information on the program and the application process contact:

University of San Francisco, Attn: Gerardo Marin, College of Arts and Sciences, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.


Leaders for Tomorrow Program: ACE Fellows Project for Community Colleges

This program's goal is to prepare promising leaders, especially minorities, for positions of responsibility in the community college sector. The program is open to community college faculty and administrators who meet the following qualifications: five years of teaching or administrative experience in post-secondary education; demonstrated success as a teacher, scholar, or administrator; and a demonstrated record of leadership accomplishments.

The nominating institution is responsible for interview expenses and continuation of the fellow's salary and benefits during the fellowship year. Institutions sponsoring home fellows or receiving host fellows must provide a travel budget of $10,000 to cover the costs of attending three national seminars, regional fellows' meetings, national higher education meetings, and travel to other campuses. In addition, a program fee of $2,500 is payable to the American Council on Education by the institution where the fellow spends the internship year. Thus, total travel and program fees are approximately $12,500.

This program provides the following experiences: an internship with the president and senior administrators at either the sponsoring campus or at another host campus; access to all aspects of decision making on campus and involvement in a wide variety of administrative duties; participation in three week-long seminars sponsored by the American Council on Education; attendance at regional meetings; extensive travel to other campuses; and access to a national network of fellows and mentors. Up to thirty fellowships are awarded each year. Application deadline is October of each year.

For more information on the program, contact:
American Council on Education, Attn: Office of Minorities in Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1193.
Email: lachone_fuquay@ace.nche.edu


Minority Teacher Training Project Grants

This program supports projects to develop new minority teaching programs to increase the number of Blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities in the teaching profession. Proposals may be submitted by accredited academic institutions.

The amount of the awards depends on the nature of the application and the availability of funds. This is a renewable, one-year grant. Deadline dates vary; check the Federal Register for the current schedule, or contact:

Department of Education, Attn: Office of Post secondary Education, Division of Higher Education Incentive Programs, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5251


Shields-Gillespie Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial aid to teachers of preschool and kindergarten children from minority and low-income populations who recognize the important role music can play in early childhood education. Applicants must be members of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and actively involved in preschool or kindergarten education programs for minority and low-income populations and must demonstrate strong motivation to study and use music, particularly the Orff-Schulwerk process, in early childhood education. Applicants must also demonstrate real financial need and be citizens of or have resided in the United States for the past five years.

The amount awarded varies, depending upon the funds available and the needs of the recipient. Application deadline is December of each year. For more information on the scholarship program or becoming a member of the association, contact:

American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Attn: Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 391089, Cleveland, OH 44139.


Teacher Opportunities To Promote Science (TOPS)

This New Mexico training program was designed to enhance the skills of science/mathematics teachers working in areas with predominately Hispanic and Native American populations. Middle school science and mathematics teachers who work in the rural areas of New Mexico that have large Hispanic and Native American populations are eligible for this program.

Participants are paid a stipend following completion of each summer institute; housing and travel reimbursements are provided for both the summer institutes and academic-year workshops. Los Alamos or Sandia National Laboratories and to conduct research at those laboratories. Each Institute is for three weeks in the summer, with three follow-up workshops during each successive academic year. The program also involves academic-year activities and classroom visits. Twenty-five teachers participate at each of the sponsoring national laboratories, Sandia and Los Alamos.

To receive more information on the program, contact:
Sandia National Laboratories
Attn: Education Outreach
MS 1351, Organization 3020
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1350
(505) 889-2325
Fax: (505) 889-2331


University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

This program provides financial assistance to American minorities and women who are committed to careers in university teaching and research in order to increase representation of minorities and women on the faculty of the University of California campuses. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited university. Preference is given to minority and women candidates historically underrepresented in their disciplines in higher education. Women as a group are considered underrepresented in physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

The stipend is $26,000 to $27,000, depending on the field represented and the level of experience documented. The program also offers health benefits and up to $4,000 for supplemental and research-related expenses. Appointments are for one academic year, with possible renewal for a second year. Research may be conducted on any of the University of California's campuses or laboratories. The program also provides mentoring and guidance in preparing for an academic career. Approximately twenty appointments are made each year. The deadline for applications is December of each year.

For more information or application materials, contact:
University of California, Attn: Office of the President, 300 Lakeside Drive, 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3550.


Women And Minorities In Administration Scholarship

This scholarship program provides financial aid to minorities and women in Illinois who are interested in preparing for a career in educational administration. Minorities (Blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives) and women who live in Illinois are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants must be college students or graduates and interested in enrolling in an approved administrative certification program in a senior institution in Illinois.

Scholarships cover all tuition and fees (except revenue bond fees). Funds are paid directly to the participant's school. Initial grants are for one semester or quarter, but may be renewed. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with renewal applications receiving first consideration. The number of scholarships awarded varies, depending upon the funds available.

Applications are due by July of each year for fall semester or quarter; November of each year for spring semester or winter quarter; February of each year for spring quarter; May of each year for summer term.

To receive more information or to apply, contact:
Illinois State Board of Education
Attn: Textbooks and Scholarships Section
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-9374.

 

 

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