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Note that most fellowships listed below support PhD study but some fellowships (GEM, JPFP) are open to students pursuing MS study. A few (Google UNCF, SMART) support undergraduate study. Most of these fellowships listed below require US citizens or Permanent Residents unless specified. Note that SMART requires military services.

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Minority Oriented (Please consider to apply to be a student mentee at MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science)
  • Deadline: check the websiteMicrosoft STEM tuition scholarship
    • Eligibility: Be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Award: full or partial tuition covered for one academic year
  • Deadline: mid April. Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST)
    • Eligibility: African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.), Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at a listed HBCU, and Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Award: up to $2,000 per year
  • Deadline: mid Sept. UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
    • Eligibility: An undergrad or graduate student as US Citizens and Permanent Residents, being Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic, having tuition (or tuition related) expenses not covered by scholarships/grants (excluding loans)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Award: between $1,000 and $10,000
  • Deadline: end Sept. Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
    • Eligibility: An undergrad or graduate student as US Citizens and Permanent Residents, being Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic, having tuition (or tuition related) expenses not covered by scholarships/grants (excluding loans)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Award: between $1,000 and $10,000
  • Deadline: around mid Nov Ford Diversity Fellowship. Intended for minorities.
    • Eligibility: seniors or graduate students
    • Minimum GPA: not specified
    • Stipend: $19,000. 3 years (within a 5 year period)
  • Deadline: around mid Nov GEM Fellowship. Intended for minorities. (early consideration: Oct 1)
    • Eligibility: MS - junior/senior undergrads; PhD - those with or pursuing an MS degree.
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0 for pursuing PhD; 2.8/4.0 for pursuing MS
    • Stipend: PhD - $14,000; MS - $10,000, PhD - 5 years; MS - 3 semesters (Tuition and fees need to be agreed to be paid by member institutions)
  • Deadline: around end Nov National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences (CS falls into scope)
    • Eligibility: seniors or 1st year PhD students (emphasis on underrepresented minorities & women)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Stipend: $21,000. 4 years
    • Note: It was originally designed for women and minorities, but they often consider white males to be minorities.
  • Deadline: Dec. UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
    • Eligibility: UNCF/Merck hands out at least 15 scholarships each year to African-American juniors who are enrolled full time in any four-year college or university in the U.S. and are studying computer science or a related science or engineering field, and must be eligible for and commit to a summer internship at a Merck facility. 
    • Minimum GPA: 3.3/4.0 
    • Award: a scholarship recipient’s department is eligible for a grant of up to $10,000, based on the leftover portion of the scholarship after the student’s education expenses are paid.
  • Deadline: around Mid Jan.  The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
    • Eligibility: minority students entering as full-time, first-year students studying computer science, or other STEM or non-STEM majors.
    • Award: good-through-graduation full-ride scholarships
  • Deadline: around Mid Jan. The Generation Google Scholarship
    • Eligibility: An undergraduate or graduate student intending to enroll in upcoming academic year, underrepresented group: African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female
    • Minimum GPA: N/A
    • Award: $10,000 for upcoming academic year
  • Deadline: close to end JanThe Google Lime Scholarship
    • Eligibility: An undergraduate or graduate student intending to enroll in upcoming academic year, being a disability student.
    • Minimum GPA: N/A
    • Award: $10,000 for upcoming academic year
  • Deadline: Mid Feb???. Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP). Info. Application Site Intended for minorities and women.
    • Eligibility: qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Stipend: PhD - $14,000; MS - $10,000, PhD - 5 years; MS - 3 semesters
    • Stipend: $22,000 for PhD and $16,000 for MS. Annual tuition offsets are $8500 per year
  • Deadline: April 30, 2013?? Google United Negro College Fund Scholarship. Intended for African American
    • Eligibility: Junior/Senior Student, Graduate Student. The program offers "last dollar" scholarships based upon unmet financial need for students
    • Minimum GPA: 3.5/4.0
    • Stipend: $10,000
  • Qualcomm “Q” Awards of Excellence
  • Deadline: Jan 31, 2010 AT&T Labs Fellowship Program,  Intended for minorities and women.
    • Eligibility: senior or 1st/2nd grad students
    • Minimum GPA: not specified
    • Stipend: $2380 per month, paid for 10 months of the year, plus a $500 book allowance (requiring summer internship during the student's first summer in the program)
Women Oriented
  • Deadline: around end Nov National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences (CS falls into scope)
    • Eligibility: seniors or 1st year PhD students (emphasis on underrepresented minorities & women)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Stipend: $21,000. 4 years
    • Note: It was originally designed for women and minorities, but they often consider white males to be minorities.
  • Deadline: around mid Jan. The Google Anita Borg Scholarships (no US citizenship requirement)
    • Eligibility: a female senior student or graduate student 
    • Minimum GPA: 3.5/4.0 or 4.5/5.0
    • Stipend: $10,000. 1 year.
  • Deadline: Feb 15, 2013???. Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP). Info. Application Site Intended for minorities and women.
    • Eligibility: Seniors
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
    • Stipend: PhD - $14,000; MS - $10,000, PhD - 5 years; MS - 3 semesters
    • Stipend: $22,000 for PhD and $16,000 for MS. Annual tuition offsets are $8500 per year
  • Deadline: Jan 31, 2010 AT&T Labs Fellowship Program,  Intended for minorities and women.
    • Eligibility: senior or 1st/2nd grad students
    • Minimum GPA: not specified
    • Stipend: $2380 per month, paid for 10 months of the year, plus a $500 book allowance (requiring summer internship during the student's first summer in the program)
General

Minority Summer Programs for Freshmen

Minority Oriented for High School Students

Department Nominations

  • Deadline: late Oct IBM PhD Fellowship (no US citizenship requirement)
    • Eligibility: Ph.D. students
  • Deadline: early Oct Microsoft PhD Fellowship (no US citizenship requirement)
    • Eligibility: Starting 2nd/3rd year in PhD program in the Fall semester of the year


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