Diversity

American Indian Community House
If you are a documented Native American currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate program, you may qualify for financial assistance from the American Indian Community House. There is no deadline to apply, and an in-person interview will be required.

Contact: Steve Elm, Education Coordinator
AICH/WIA Program
11 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY  10004
Tel: 212-598-0100, ext. 220
Email: selm@aich.org

American Indian Graduate Center
Fellowship grants are available to full-time graduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000, but can vary from year to year. The award amount is based on applicants’ unmet financial need as determined by the school’s financial aid office. Scholarship opportunities are also available to first-year graduate students pursuing careers in banking, finance, operations management, management, marketing, and other business-oriented fields. Please check the website and application for specific scholarship deadlines.

Fellowship applications are due June 1 of each year.

Contact: Marveline Vallo Gabbard (Pueblo of Acoma)
Program Assistant of Graduate Fellowship and Special Programs

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM  87109
Tel: 505-881-4584 Fax: 505-884-0427
Email: melvin@aigcs.org

Appraisal Institute Education Trust Minorities and Women Scholarship
The Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers $1,000 scholarships to minorities and women students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields. To be eligible, applicants must be a minority as identified by the US Census Bureau: Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Female; must be a full- or part-time student enrolled in real estate related courses in real estate or a related field within a US degree-granting college/university; must have a current cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; must have financial need. Application must be postmarked before April 15, 2014.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. The CHCI Scholarship Program offers graduate recipients a one-time award of $5,000. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program at a US accredited college or university.

Applications are due mid-April.

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
Greek American students are eligible to apply for scholarships based on both need and merit. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university. 2011 applications must be postmarked by February 25.

Hispanic College Fund
The Hispanic College Fund (HCF) identifies the nation’s most promising Hispanic college students and rewards their academic achievement with educational scholarships. The average award is approximately $3,500. US citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic background who are pursuing a full-time MBA program at an accredited college or university, and who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

Applications are due March 1.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) offers various scholarship opportunities for US citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic heritage who are planning to pursue a full-time graduate degree program at a US accredited institution within the United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, or Guam. More information on individual scholarship requirements can be found on the HSF website.

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The Korean American Scholarship
Awards numerous scholarships of $1,000 or more to Korean American college students students currently enrolled in a full-time graduate program within the United States. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services. Applications and instructions are available by clicking here. The 2011 application deadline is June 1.

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
This scholarship seeks to help people with severe mental illness offset their tuition, books, lab fees, and mandatory fees. The program is designed to help persons with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders acquire the educational and vocational skills needed to reintegrate into society.  

In order to be eligible for consideration for the Lilly Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder
  • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up
  • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment.

Applications are due in January of each year.

Maguire Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award of the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York
This award may be granted to a student who demonstrates sustained academic excellence (cumulative Grade Point Average at least 3.8) in a demanding study program. It is a one-time only award, and the full amount is paid to the recipient’s school at the start of the fall semester. The applicant or one of his or her parents must be a Swiss national and he/she must be permanently domiciled in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Delaware. The application deadline is March 31 of each year.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
The Government Finance Officers Association is offering the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000. This scholarship will be awarded to outstanding US and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.  The 2011 application deadline is February 18.

National Black MBA Association
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) provides awards to outstanding minority students pursuing full time graduate management/business degrees who demonstrate academic excellence, strong communication skills, exceptional leadership potential, and a commitment to their communities. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000.

Applications for the 2011 NBMBAA Scholarship Program will be available March 31 and will be accepted through May 15.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) awards five scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business.

For further information please contact Phyllis Smith at 1-800-4NCAIED Ext. 244 or email events@ncaied.org.

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Pension Real Estate Association
PREA awards scholarships on an annual basis to promising students studying real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These scholarships are awarded through our own scholarship program and financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Potential recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive the minimum award. Under this program, PREA will awarded $30,000 in scholarships in 2010.

PREA also partners with the Robert A. Toigo Foundation to grant a PREA/Toigo scholarship which is awarded to minority and women students.

The Point Foundation
The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (LGBT) of merit. This scholarship provides financial support, mentoring, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Point Foundation attempts to identify students who are physically, intellectually, and morally capable of leadership to play an influential part in the betterment of society. Point Scholars have a proven track record of leadership and scholastic achievement along with a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Point Foundation believes these scholars are the future of the next generation of the LGBT community. The average scholarship award per scholar is $13,600.

The average total program expense that includes scholarship funding, mentoring, and leadership training is $34,000 per year per scholar.

Applications open in December and close in February.

Toigo Foundation
To encourage more minority presence at senior levels across all areas of finance, the Toigo Foundation begins with recruiting minority students pursuing financial careers and enrolling full-time in business school. Toigo Fellows receive tuition assistance and provide networking and other career-advancement opportunities.

In order to apply for the Toigo Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a minority, as defined by the US Department of Labor (i.e., African-American, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and/or South-Asian-American).
  • Be planning a career in financial services including, but not limited to: investment management, investment banking, corporate finance (non-investment banking), real estate, private equity, venture capital, sales and trading, or financial services consulting.
The Fellowship Application deadline for the Class of 2013 is April 11.

UJA-Federation of New York
Offers scholarship opportunities up to $5,000 for Jewish men and women with significant need who are legal residents of the Metropolitan New York Area. Scholarship programs are coordinated by the Hebrew Free Loan Society. Further information can be obtained by calling 212-687-0188. The 2011-2012 scholarship application will be available in early April.

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