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					Minority Students - Undergraduate Opportunities
    Name of Opportunity                   American Chemical Society Scholarship
    Website                               http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabe
    Deadline                              March 1
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to
                                          underrepresented minority students who plan to enter the fields of
                                          chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 to
                                          qualified applicants based on academic standing, financial need,
                                          career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in campus and
                                          community activities. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Math, science, engineering
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
    Website                               http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/bjscholars/index.cfm
    Deadline                              early December
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Program to introduce recent college graduates with an interest in
                                          issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved
                                          communities to the federal legislative process and current issues in
                                          health policy. In addition to working on Capitol Hill, Scholars
                                          participate in seminars and site visits to broaden their knowledge of
                                          health policy issues. Under the guidance of the Foundation’s staff,
                                          the Scholars also complete an in-depth analysis of a health policy
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Undergraduate General
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities         Undergraduate - Internships
    Areas of Study or Interest            Social work/public service/government
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority




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    Name of Opportunity                   Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
    Website                               http://www.chci.org/fellowships/page/chci-public-policy-fellowship
    Deadline                              check site
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Every year, the Fellowship Program offers up to 20 talented Latinos, a
                                          nine month paid opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the
                                          national level in the public policy area of their choice (international
                                          affairs, economic development, education policy, etc.). Stipend,
                                          travel expenses, health insurance. Must be a US citizen or permanent
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Undergraduate General
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities         Undergraduate - Internships
    Areas of Study or Interest            Open to all fields
    Additional Qualifications             Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
    Website                               http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pa
    Deadline                              early March
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Scholarship for juniors and seniors pursuing a degree in computer
                                          science or computer engineering. Must be of Hispanic/Latino
                                          heritage; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; must have a 3.5 GPA;
                                           must demonstrate financial need. This is a $10,000 scholarship to
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Junior or Senior
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Math, science, engineering
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Great Minds in STEM Scholarships
    Website                               http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/henaac/scholars/
    Deadline                              late April
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Great Minds in STEM™ is the gateway for Hispanics in Science,
                                          Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Great Minds in
                                          STEM™ encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science
                                           and math students to apply for awards that range from $500 to
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Math, science, engineering
    Additional Qualifications             Under-represented minority




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    Name of Opportunity                   Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Website                               http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=34
    Deadline
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic
                                          heritage.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Open to all fields
    Additional Qualifications             Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship
    Website                               http://www.lulfoundation.org/Apply/tabid/60/Default.aspx
    Deadline                              September and February
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Scholarships awarded on a competitive basis. Students must be of
                                          Hispanic background and must have completed at least one year of
                                          college.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Sophomore, Junior or Senior
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Open to all fields
    Additional Qualifications             Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
    Website                               http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/site/?page_id=3
    Deadline                              mid February
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Scholarships to undergraduates attending accredited institutions and
                                             pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public
                                          relations. Application limited to African American, American
                                          Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino
                                          students.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority




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    Name of Opportunity                   Minority Accounting        Scholarship
    Website                               http://www.aicpa.org/Career/DiversityInitiatives/Pages/smas.aspx
    Deadline                              late March
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established
                                          this scholarship for outstanding minority students to encouarge their
                                           entry into the profession. Applicants must be AICPA Student Affiliate
                                          members. Applicants must have completed at least 30 semester
                                          hours (including at least 6 of accounting).
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Sophomore, Junior or Senior
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Accounting
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Minority Nurse.Com Scholarships
    Website                               http://www.minoritynurse.com/financial/scholarships.html
    Deadline
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           List of undergraduate and graduate scholarships for under-
                                          represented students in nursing, plus a personalized search tool.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Medicine/Nursing/Health-related
    Additional Qualifications             Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
    Website                               http://www.apsanet.org/content_6602.cfm
    Deadline                              mid January
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Annual summer program, sponsored by the American Political
                                          Science Association, to introduce minority students to graduate study
                                            and to encourage application to Ph.D programs. The academically
                                          intensive program is designed to simulate the graduate school
                                          experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities
                                          for students from underrepresented groups. Application is made in
                                          the junior year. The program provides travel, room and board and
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Undergraduate General
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities   Undergraduate - Social sciences
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Social sciences
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority




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    Name of Opportunity                   Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
    Website                               http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-
    Deadline                              early February
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Provides funding to students preparing to enter the US Department of
                                          State Foreign Service. Support for senior year of college and first year
                                          of graduate study. Applicants must be US citizens and juniors with a
                                          GPA of 3.2 or higher. Members of minority groups historically
                                          underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial
                                          need are encouraged to apply. Each recipient is obligated to serve as
                                          a Foreign Service Officer. Interested students should contact the
                                          Office of External Scholarships and Fellowships for more information.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Junior
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Open to all fields
    Additional Qualifications             Economically disadvantaged OR under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship
    Website                               http://www.uncf.org/portal/default.aspx?tabid=93
    Deadline                              late November
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           This scholarship is for African American students who are interested
                                          in furthering their science education to potentially pursue science
                                          careers. Successful applicants receive tuition support and
                                          opportunities for research experience in a state-of -the-art research
                                          facility. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident,
                                          African Americans in their junior year of college with at least a 3.3
    Support for Undergraduate Study       Junior
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Math, science, engineering
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority




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    Name of Opportunity                   William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority
                                          Students
    Website                               http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-
    Deadline                              three times a year, see website, mid march for summer
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with The Aspen Institute in the
                                          Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. The interns are
                                          introduced to the issues and challenges affecting philanthtopy, social
                                            enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social
                                          sector. The student must be able to intern for 12 - 15 weeks in
                                          Washington, D.C. The internships can run, fall, spring or summer.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities   Graduate and Undergraduate
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Open to all fields
    Additional Qualifications             US citizen and Under-represented minority


    Name of Opportunity                   Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
    Website                               http://www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx
    Deadline                              late September
    Nomination Required                   Student applies directly
    Description                           Scholarships are available for U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of
                                           African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native
                                          Alaskan or Hispanic descent. Applicant must be enrolled full-time as
                                          an undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following
                                          technical fields: Chemistry, Information management, Computing &
                                          Software Systems, Material Science, Printing Management Science,
                                          Laser Optics, Physics or Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical,
                                          Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical or Software).
                                          Scholarships range from $1,000 - $10,000.
    Support for Undergraduate Study       At any stage
    Paid or Funded Summer Opportunities
    Post-Graduation Opportunities
    Areas of Study or Interest            Math, science, engineering
    Additional Qualifications             Under-represented minority




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