Scholarship Index

IRRPP has compiled a list of scholarships and fellowships that are availible to minority students or those studying race and ethnicity.

The Grace Holt Memorial Award

Honors undergraduate and graduate UIC students who have worked actively to improve the lives of African Americans. Eligible students must have a demonstrated commitment to issues of racial justice and a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The winner of this competition will receive a $1000.00 award.
The application is due at 2pm April 3. Learn more.

Student Video Scholarships

College students are invited to create a film or video (5 minutes or less in length) about how one person can make a difference.

First Prize
 - $2,000 Second Prize - $1,000 Third Prize - $500
Up to five Honorable Mentions - $100

Coca-Cola College Scholarships

  • Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship – Recipients have between 4-6 years to use their full award and may opt to defer all or part of the award within that 6 year timeframe. Scholars may also use their funds for other educational expenses, such as on-campus housing, a computer, and textbooks.
  • Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team – Fifty Gold $1,500, fifty Silver $1,250, and fifty Bronze $1,000 scholarships. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply.
  • Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise – 180 scholarships of $1,000. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply.

Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students

An 89 page report on scholarships, grants, and private organizations and associations that aid adults returning to college.

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help

IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.

Gates Millennium Scholarships

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program For undergraduate minority students, the average award was $12,227 from 2001-2012.

200 Free Scholarships for Minorities

A long list, but it has no descriptions. More info.

The American Indian College Fund

Provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal, accredited public, and non-profit private colleges. More info.

Research in Diversity Travel Award

This competitive award provides a certificate and funding, not to exceed $600, for students to travel to a professional conference. Awards will be presented to up to ten University of Illinois students in each biannual awards cycle. These conference travel awards are intended to support student candidates who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work at conferences related to issues of diversity or identity, such as those involving race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and national origin.

Rue Bucher Memorial Award

UIC students using qualitative or field methods who are working for doctoral degrees are eligible to apply for the award, which consists of a monetary grant of up to $1,600. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) studies of occupations and professions, health and illness, and gender in society. More info.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Awards ten to twenty $40,000 college scholarships to extraordinary african-american high school seniors. More info.

GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds

Open to minority sophomores through seniors in college interested in business or engineering, this scholarship awards two $5000 scholarships. Smaller awards are availible for all majors.

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

An informatively summarized list of minority scholarships, many, but not all, are STEM specific.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship Program

Two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

National Assoc. Of Black Journalists Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Award Amount: $2,500 - $15,000. More info.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

A well organized website indexing many hispanic scholarships.

Study Abroad Guide for Funding

A website run by Affordable Colleges Online giving resources, tips, and scholarships available to students who wish to study abroad.





APA Minority Fellowship Programs

The American Psychological Association (APA) has several scholarships availible for graduate or postdoctoral students who demonstrate commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy.

Post-Doctoral Law & Social Science
Research Fellowships

There will be three positions, one for a social scientist, one for someone with a law degree, and a third for a person with a background in micro-economics. Each person hired will have an opportunity to teach an undergraduate or graduate course with a more senior staff member.

  • Requirements: PhD or JD degree with major coursework in the field and 2+ years of experience
  • Start Date: July/August 2014
  • Appointment Time: 1 year with a possible 1 year extension
  • Deadline: May 31, 2014
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits: To apply, please send a letter of interest, an updated CV, two writing samples, and a list of 3 references to Leonie Jones

    For more information, visit the IUPRA website.



Brown University, Africana Studies

This is a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in Race and the Environment. The successful candidate will interrogate the integration of race and inequality with Environmental Studies and environmental justice. The Center seeks to provide a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others.


The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Fellows receive stipends of $61,449 the first year and a $63,907 the second year, plus standard fellow benefits and a $2000 per year research budget.

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

The fellowship supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in formulating doctoral dissertation proposals through exploratory research and exchanges with other scholars within interdisciplinary areas of study.


Fellows must attend two workshops in NYC, one in spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research, and to draft proposals for dissertation.


Fellows receive up to $5,000 for summer research plus travel, lodging, and meals for workshops.