Scholarships

 

 

2011-2012 Edbesendowen Scholarship Program for students of Native American decent
Below is the link to the Davis-Putter Scholarship. The grant is provided to college students who are actively working for peace and justice. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. Early recipients fought for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity.

http://www.davisputter.org/


Disability Scholarships

Clearinghouse on Disability Information
U.S. Department of Education
330 C Street, SW
Room 3132
Washington , DC 20202-2524
(202) 205-8241
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/codi.html


Mennonite Health Services
234 S. Main Street, Suite A Goshen, IN 46526
Tel: 800 611-4007, 574 534-9689 Fax: 574 534-9689
http://www.mhsonline.org/

Att: Wendy Rohn
Designed to encourage education in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities. There are limited scholarships ranging between $1,000 and $1,200. Candidates must be (a) graduate students; (b) have vocational interest in mental health, developmental disabilities, or related field; (c) have a 3.25 minimum GPA; (d) a vital interest and participation in the Christian Church and (e) demonstrate financial need. Must be a citizen of Canada or North America, or a permanent resident.
Application deadline April 1st.


Veterans Benefit Program (V-30)
New York State Higher Education Services Corp.
99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12255
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Department of Veteran Affairs
Regional Office
252 Seventh Avenue (at 24th Street)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 387-2586 http://www.va.gov/

The student must be a child of a veteran of the armed forces of the U.S. who served on active duty during WWI, WWII, The Korean War, or between October 1, 1961 and May 7, 1975; Merchant Seaman, December 7, 1941 and August 15, 1945; Persian Gulf Conflict, August 2, 1990 to the end of hostilities and who incurred a service-connected disability of at least 50%; died as a result of armed forces service or was officially declared a POW/MIA. -Candidates must be legal residents of New York State at the time of application and parent must have been legal resident of New York State at the time of induction, death or disability.

Doctoral Scholarships


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1012 14th Street, NW
Suite 301
Washington , DC 20005
(202) 783-1907 Fax: (202) 783-1908
Email: avh@bellatlantic.net

Internet: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de

Research fellowships to support joint research projects for study in Germany between American and German scholars.

Career Development Grants/ American Fellowships
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
2201 N. Dodge Street, Dept. 98
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
(319) 337-1716 ext. 98 Fax (319) 337-1204
http://www.aauw.org/

Deadline: January 5/November 17


CSWE Ethnic Minority Doctoral Fellowship
1600 Duke Street,
Suite 300
Alexandria , VA 22314-3421
(703) 683-8080 Fax: (703) 683-8099

http://www.cswe.org

For students interested in pursuing a career in mental health research.
Applications must be postmarked February 27

Eileen Blackey and Jane Baerwald Aron Fellowships
National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street, NE,
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002
(800) 638-8799 x211
Attn: Billie Joy Langston, Development Office
Awarded to candidates whose dissertation focuses on welfare or health policy and practice. - Request a copy of the fellowship proposal announcement, which lists the criteria for proposal submission, deadline dates, and additional information.

Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York , NY 10019
(212) 377-2700 Fax #: (212) 337-2727
Sponsors pre-doctoral fellowships and advanced research grant programs. Requirements and deadlines vary; write or call for an information pamphlet.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship s
The Spencer Foundation
875 North Michigan Avenue,
Suite 3930
Chicago, IL 60611-1542
(312) 337-7000
http://www.spencer.org

Some thirty fellowships of $20,000 are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education.


Ethnic Scholarships

Agnes Jones Jackson Graduate Fellowship
NAACP
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 358-8900
Dr. Beverly P. Cole, Director of Education -Provides $2,000 stipends to members of the NAACP, under 25, and are U.S citizens. Deadline is April 30th of each year.

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109-1291
(505) 881-4584 Fax: (505) 884-0427
http://www.aigc.com/

Offers graduate fellowships for American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native group or 1/4 degree Indian blood who is in need of financial aid and has applied for federal financial and campus based aid. The applicant must be a fulltime student pursuing a masters or PHD Deadline: June 2nd

Aspira Association
Grant Vital
1444 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington , DC 20005
(202) 835-3600 Fax: (202) 223-1253
Awards are geared towards Puerto Rican and Latino Students.

Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Scholarship Program
245 5th Avenue
New York , NY 10016
212-689-8720
http://www.indian-affairs.org/

Scholarships range from $100 to $5,000

Bois Forte Reservation
Tribal Council
PO Box 16
Nett Lake , MN 55772
(218) 757-3261

Bureau of Indian Affairs
18th and C Street, NW
Washington , DC 20240 -
Offers graduate fellowships for Native Americans.

Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship
Council on Social Work Education
1600 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. 703-683-60880 Fax 703-683-8099
Available to students from ethnic groups of color (African-American, American Indian, Asian-American, Mexican-American, and Puerto Rican) who are in their last year of study for a social work degree in a program accredited by CSWE. Two Scholarships in the amounts of $500 each.

Comision Femenie Mexicana
Nacional Scholarship Program
379 South Loma Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90017
Provides scholarships to Hispanic women.

Gosnell Memorial Scholarship
National Association of Social Workers
Development Office
750 First St., NE, Suite 750
Washington , DC 20002 800 638-8799
(202) 408-8600 Fax: (202) 336-8310
For students whose area of concentration is serving American Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000. Indian/Alaskan Native or Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States as well as an interest in working with the public or voluntary non profit sector.

Graduate Fellowships Programs
The Wexner Foundation
158 W. Main Street
PO Box 668
New Albany, OH 43054
(614) 939-6060
http://www.wexnerfoundation.org/

Requires career commitment to Jewish communal service.
Deadline: February 1

Hebrew Free Loan Society
205 East 42nd Street
New York , NY 10017
(212) 687-0188
For matriculating Jewish students with financial need

HIAS Scholarship Awards
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
333 Seventh Avenue
New York , NY 10001-5004
(212) 967-4100 Fax: (212) 967-4483
e-mail: info@hias.org

For HIAS-assisted refugees and their children who arrived in the United States . Only those students who immigrated to the U.S. after Jan 1, 1002 are eligible. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope for information and application. Application can be completed online at http://hias.org/scholarships

Deadline: March 17

Indian Fellowship Program
United States Department of Education
Room 2177, FOB-6, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 732-1909
Deadline for applications is early September.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP)
Twinbrook Metro Plaza , Suite 100
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville , MD 20852
(301) 443-6197 Fax: (301) 443-6048

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
http://www.jacl.org/edu/education.htm

Offers scholarships to Americans of Japanese ancestry who are a JACL member. You can obtain an application or brochure from the website.

J.P.T.A.
American Indian Community House
708 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York , NY 10003
(212) 598-0100 Fax: (212) 598-4909

Kosciuszko Foundation
Grants Office
15 East 65th Street
New York , NY 10021-6595
http://www.thekf.org/kf/

Funding opportunities available to Polish & American graduate and post-graduate students.
Deadline: January 15

Lulac Scholarship Program
Lulac National Educational Services, Inc.
Department of Scholarship Inquiries
1133 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 408-0060
http://www.lulac.org/

This community based scholarship program awards to outstanding Hispanic students in communities served by participating councils of LULAC.

National Association of Black Social Workers
Scholarship Committee
8436 West Nichols
Detroit, MI 48221
http://www.nabsw.org/mserver/Home.aspx

Students must be African American and express research interests on African Americans.

First year MSW students must also present their official transcript by February 28, if requested by the Scholarship Committee. Deadline: December 15

National Association of Puerto Rican Social Workers
P.O. Box 651
Brentwood, NY 11717
(631) 231-1564
http://www.naprhsw.com/

Att: Pauline Velazquez
Provides scholarship awards to first or second year full-time graduate students presently enrolled in a School of Social Policy & Practice program. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in community organization and community advocacy which would potentially impact the Puerto Rican/Latino community. Applicants should demonstrate financial need and proficient academic performance.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
1 Sansome Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco , CA 94104
(415) 445-9930
Provides scholarship assistance to applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, of Hispanic background and are enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students. Requirements include (a) completion of 15 or more credits; (b) completed application form; (c) official grade transcript (minimum GPA 3.0 is required); (d) evidence of financial need; (e) letter of recommendation (preferably from a school official); and (f) a detailed typed personal statement. For more information and an application send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Deadline: October 15 Application period: August 1 - October 9.

National Italian American Foundation
1860 Nineteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202)387-6000
http://www.niaf.org/

Scholarships for students of Italian descent, or students from any background majoring or minoring in Italian languages or Italian American studies, or related field. Awards range from $2,000 - $5,000.
The NIAF only accepts applications between January 1 and April 30.

Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc.
8200 Mountain Rd. N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque , NM 87110
(505) 262-2351 Fax (505) 262-0534
e-mail: nasf@nasf.com

Applicants must be one quarter Indian blood quantum and a member of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated tribe. Grants and loans are available through two separate award programs; call for information pamphlet. Deadline: April 15 (Fall); September 15 (Spring); March 15 (Summer)

Raquel Marquez Frankel Scholarship Fund
Mexican American Women's National Association
1725 K Street, NW
Suite 501
Washington , DC 20006
(202) 833-0060
http://www.hermana.org/

Offered to assist Hispanic women students. -Awards range from $200 to $1,000. -Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain a letter of sponsorship from a local MANA chapter or from another Hispanic community organization and must be committed to Hispanic women's progress and development, and contribute to the local/national Hispanic community. Eligibility criteria include (1) commitment to Hispanic development; (2) contribution to the local/national Hispanic community and/or issues; (3) personal qualities and strengths; (4) demonstration of overcoming unique obstacles in obtaining education; (5) academic achievement; (6) financial need; and (7) letter of recommendation. -You must send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive the application.
Deadline: April 1st.

Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation
250 Cambridge Street
Suite 701
Boston , MA 02114
(617) 742-1070
Offers awards to African American students based on high financial need. The Foundation also provides emergency grants to African-American students who need special assistance to remain in school. Interested students are expected to submit supportive documents regarding financial need, character, scholastic and extra-curricular achievements. - Applicants should submit a written request for an application. Grants range between $500 and $1,500. Deadline: June 30; Applications must be received by the end of June prior to entering the academic program.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
A nonprofit group established in 1978 dedicated to the development of Hispanic leaders, CHCI offers a Scholarship Connection service.
(800)EXCEL-DC (202) 543-1771
www.chci.org
The Donation Committee
Shakopee Mdewakanton
Sioux Community
2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prion Lake, MN 55372
(612) 445-8900
Applicants should submit a written request to the Donation Committee including amount they are asking for and how the funding will be used.

Tribal Elders Business Committee
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
PO Box 3060
Mashantucket , CT 06339
Att: Tribal Elders Program Loretta E. Libby, Director

UNICO National
72 Burroughs Place
Bloomfield , NJ 07003
http://www.unico.org/

Has a list of funding opportunities for Italian-Americans who reside in communities within UNICO chapters.

United Methodist Church HANA Scholarships
Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Division of Higher Education United Methodist Church
PO Box 871
Nashville, TN 37202
Applicants must be born of Hispanic, Asian or Native-American Parentage (at least one parent), be a full, active member of a local United Methodist Church, be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, identify with his/her particular ethnic community and have career goals related to the empowerment of that community.
Deadline: Early April; Applications are available after January 1.

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship
Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship Fund
NASW National Office
750 First Street, NE
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-8600
Students must demonstrate an interest or experience in health/mental health practice and a commitment to working in communities where African Americans reside. - Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and have achieved academic status of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or above.

Zeta Phi Beta Society
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington , DC 20009
(202) 387-3103-4-5 Fax (202) 232-4593
Send self-addressed stamped envelope for information and application.
Deadline: February 1

Financial Aid Resources Scholarships

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work Awards
The American Board in Clinical Social Work (ABE) offers several $1,000 awards to second-year masters students intent on clinical social work practice. For additional information please visit the web site.
Net Site: http://www.abecsw.org

Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship
The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to masters degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino population, or in public and voluntary nonprofit settings.
Net Site: http://www.naswfoundation.org/gosnell.asp

E-mail: naswfoundation@naswdc.org

Phone #: 202/408-8600 Ext. 504
Address: 750 First St. ,NE. Suite 700
Washington , D.C. 20002

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam . Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
Net Site:

http://dpsf.davisputter.org/

E-mail: davisputter@hotmail.com

Address: Davis-Putter Fund
P.O. Box 7307
New York , NY 10116-7307

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Federal Scholarships and More
*****OPM STUDENT JOBS WEBSITE INCREASES VALUE TO $1 BILLION*****
The Office of Personnel Management e-Scholar website - portal of educational
opportunities for students - increased to more than $1 billion, the total value of educational programs available. The e-scholar website, linked from OPM's USAJOBS website, contains hundreds of federal educational scholarships, fellowships, grants, internships and cooperative programs.

"This is one-stop shopping for those who are interested in accessing federal educational opportunities," said OPM Director Kay Coles James. "E-Scholar is an effective venue for students interested in serving their nation, and another means to attract the best and brightest to government service.
Parents, professors, career counselors and students have been provided a unique resource through this initiative."

New programs are posted daily, allowing prospective or current students to browse programs that best meets their needs. Currently, just over 400 educational programs are available on the one-stop website.

"OPM's goal for e-Scholar is to promote a connection between federal educational funds, federal agencies, and potential federal employees everywhere," James said. "We created e-Scholar to encourage a new generation of leaders to work for the federal government. This website provides more
exposure to the educational opportunities available by the federal government and encourages students to consider federal careers."

Net Site: http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.html

E-mail: dblumenthal@instituteforbrandleadership.org

Phone #: (202).337.1106
Fax #: (202).333.2659
Address: 1000 Potomac Street, NW, Suite 122
Washington , D.C. 20007


The Leopold Schepp Foundation
Scholarships are offered to US citizens enrolled on a full-time basis. Awards are given to those under thirty pursuing a bachelor's degree, and those under forty pursuing a graduate degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. You must include 1)Your education to date. 2) Year in college or university - identify name of school. 3) Length of course. 4) Vocational goal. 5) Financial need. 6) Your age. 7) Citizenship. 8) Your availability for an interview in New York City . 9) PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE NAME AND ADDRESS. In the case graduate applications a resume and an outline would be helpful. For information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below.
Phone #: (212) 986-3078
Address: The Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
New York , NY 10176-2597

The Point Foundation
The application is open to all LGBT students nationwide regardless of level of education.
Net Site:http://www.thepointfoundation.com/apply.html


Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship
The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a masters degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has a commitment with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community.
Net Site: http://www.naswfoundation.org/lyons.asp

E-mail: naswfoundation@naswdc.org

Phone #: 202/408-8600 ext. 504
Address: NASW Foundation
750 1st St., NE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002

Gay & Lesbian Scholarships

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)
The Scholarship Fund
PO Box 48320
Los Angeles , CA 90048-0320
213.650.5752
Contact: Whitman Brooks
Provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian and bisexual students who are involved in the community.
Deadline is in mid-September.

NWSA Graduate Scholarship in Lesbian Studies
7100 Baltimore Avenue,
Suite 301
College Park , MD 20742
Contact: Loretta Younger 301/403-0525
Award provides financial assistance to graduate students doing research in lesbian studies. -The candidate must be doing research for or writing a masters thesis or Ph.D dissertation in lesbian studies. -Preference is given to candidates who are members in the National Women's Studies Association. The scholarship amount is $500 per year. The deadline is in February of each year.

General Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
5656 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago , IL 60637 ; (773) 947-0026 Must be a second year student Deadline: February 15

Americorps
1-800-942-2677 TDD; 1-800-833-3722; http://www.americorps.gov/

After completing a year of service (at least 1700 hours), you receive an education award of $4,725 that can be used to help pay off student loans or to finance graduate school.

Baker Foundation
c/o Windels, Marx, Davies & Ives ; 156 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019
For students who have been unable to obtain funding from other sources such as student loans, scholarships, etc. - Applicants must show that they have applied for such funding and been turned down.

Bill Raskob Foundation Educational Loan Program
PO Box 507 Crownsville , MD 21032-0507 ; (410) 897-0500
Offers educational loans at no interest. Loan amounts range from $3,000-$5,000 Repayment begins six months after graduation and depends on the total amount borrowed. The applicant must be an American citizen. Applicants must submit an essay and copies of current submitted tax forms. Deadline for submitting complete applications is May 1st.

Descendants of Signers of Declaration of Independence (DSDI)
DSDI Scholarship Committee
PO Box 224 Suncook, NH 03275
Attn: Phillip Kennedy
The student must provide definite proof of direct lineal descent of a signer of the declaration of independence to the society's registrar-general and become a member of the descendants of the signers. Deadline: January 15

Elmer Ediger Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mennonite Health Services, Attn: Wendy Rohn
234 S. Main Street , Suite A Goshen, IN 46526
Tel: 800 611-4007, 574 534-9689 Fax: 574 534-9689
http://www.mhsonline.org/

Designed to encourage education in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities. There are limited scholarships ranging between $1,000 and $1,200. Candidates must be (a) graduate students; (b) have vocational interest in mental health, developmental disabilities, or related field; (c) have a 3.25 minimum GPA; (d) a vital interest and participation in the Christian Church and (e) demonstrate financial need. Must be a citizen of Canada or North America , or a permanent resident. Application deadline April 1st .

Fellowship of Primary Care Health Professionals
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Call 1-800-221-9393 for a list of sponsoring organizations.
Provides students with opportunities to serve on interdisciplinary teams in medically underserved areas. - Applicants are placed through NSC's network or partnerships with regional/state primary care associations and primary care offices. - The applicant must be a U.S. citizen who has completed one year of training in mental health.

George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship
George E. Meares Scholarship Committee
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
2714 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
Grants up to $1,000 for the support of graduate study in social work. Deadline is in early April.

Kathryn M. Whitten Trust
c/o Farmers & Merchants Trust Co.
PO Box 891
Long Beach, CA 90801-5066
(562) 437-0011
Scholarships for full-time students maintaining a B average. Applicants should submit a cover letter, transcript, and resume, which must be received between January 1 and April 1. - Applications are mailed in May.

Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
New York , NY 10176
(212) 986-3078
Offers scholarships to U.S. citizens enrolled on a full-time basis. Awards are given to those under thirty pursuing a baccalaureate degree, and those under forty pursuing a graduate degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need & academic excellence. Award amounts are from $500 to $7,500 per student. Interview is required. Send self-addressed stamped envelope for application and information. No firm deadline.

National Education Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Scholarships and Fellowships
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-3103/4/5
http://www.zphib1920.org/

Offers scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study. Some awards are only offered to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Awards are not to exceed $2,500 per year-paid directly to recipient. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive the application and additional information.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York , NY 10019
(212) 547-6926 Fax#: (212) 548-4623
E-mail: pdsorosfellows@sorosny.org

Internet: http://www.pdsoros.org/

The fellowship consists of a $20,000 maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the cost of tuition, at the institution the fellow is enrolled in. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. Students already in graduate study are eligible. You must not be older than thirty years of age. Deadline: November 30; Announcements of the recipients will be in early February.

The Roothbert Fund, Inc.
475 Riverside Drive, Room 252
New York, NY 10115 (212) 870-3116
Scholarship for men and women who are primarily motivated by spiritual values and who are in need of financial aid for their education. -Request for application will be accepted after December 1of each year for grants for the ensuing school year.

The Starr Foundation
70 Pine Street
New York , NY 10270
Awards for dependent children of either full-time permanent employees of American International companies or full-time agents selling insurance, life or non-life, exclusively for American International companies worldwide.

Alfred V. Taylor Scholarship
Political Affairs Office
National Association of Social Workers
7981 Eastern Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Attn: Toby Weismiller, ACSW
Available to students interested in the promotion of social work practice. The application process involves the following: (a) a two page proposal including a fact sheet with personal information (name, address, social security #), and a one-page narrative summarizing the applicant's learning objectives in field placement, academic preparation, and career interest in the area of political social work; (b) academic transcript; (c) letter from the university's field department confirming arrangements for the practicum; (d) two letters of reference.

USA Funds Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 6180
Indianapolis , IN 46206-6180
For complete information refer to the website at: www.usafunds.org Scholarships are based upon financial need and targeted to students who are ethnic minorities or have physical disabilities.

Scholarships for International Students

Funding for US Studies: A Guide for Foreign Nationals.
$39.95 $4.00 shipping
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York , NY 10017
(212) 883-8200

PEO Sisterhood - PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
PEO Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Provides scholarships to women who are citizens of all countries except the US and/or Canada. Recipients must promise to carry out graduate studies in US and/or Canada , and to return to their own country to pursue a career. A maximum award of $5,000 can only be renewed twice.

International Fellowships
AAUW Educational Foundation
2201 N. Dodge Street
Dept 98 Iowa City , IA 52243-4030
(319) 337-1716 ext. 98 Fax (319) 337-1024 –
For women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. - Deadline: Dec.

Regional Scholarships

Graduate Internship
New York State Assembly Internship Committee
Room 104A
Legislative Office Building
Albany , NY 12248
(518) 455-4704 Fax: (518)455-4205
Students or recent graduates of a degree program in New York State or a resident matriculated in an out-of-state school may apply. Applicants must be interested in state government research and policy analysis. All majors may apply.
Deadline: November 1

John F. Steinman Fellowship Fund
8 West King Street
P.O. Box 1328
Lancaster , PA 17608-1328
Contact: Jay W. Wenrich, Secretary
Offers one or more fellowships to qualified persons seeking advanced study in several fields, including social case work. Selection will be made on the basis of scholastic record, personal qualifications, performance, and future promise. Fellowships will be awarded to those practicing their profession within Lancaster County , PA.

Lalitta Nash McKaig Foundation
c/o PNC Bank
One Oliver Plaza,
27th Fl.
210 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 762-3706
Scholarships to residents of Bedford and Somerset counties, PA, Mineral and Hampshire counties, WV, and Allegany and Garrett counties, MD. Deadline May 31

National Association of Social Workers - New Jersey Chapter
PO Box 1016
Hackensack , NJ 07602
(201) 343-0509 (201) 703-2254
Contact: Scholarship Chairperson, Jill Blaney
For residents of Bergen County
Willingness to become involved in the NASW Bergen Unit in the future; NASW member upon notification of scholarship. Deadline: April 24th

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Westchester Division
Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship Program
New York State Chapter
One Heathcote Road
Scarsdale , NY 10583
(914) 725-3610
Candidates must be Westchester residents and recommended by their faculty advisor and a field or employment supervisor. The individual needs to have demonstrated commitment to social work action/change and maintain the standards of social work value and excellence. The stipend amount is $500. Application deadline for nominations is February 1.

Realty Foundation of New York
551 Fifth Avenue,
Suite 1105
New York, NY 10176-0166
Contact: Patricia Frank
(212) 697-3943
Scholarships to employees or children of employees in the real estate industry who work in the five boroughs of N.Y.C. Applications accepted throughout the year.


Scholarships for Students of Color

William Randolph Hearst
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grant making program of the Aspen Institute in Washington , DC , annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Activities :
In his or her summer internship, the Hearst Scholar undertakes general research and program support for the Fund’s grant making and outreach efforts.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate for this scholarship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

1. Outstanding research skills;
2. A background in the social sciences or humanities;
3. Excellent writing and communication skills;
4. Demonstrated financial need; and
5. American citizenship.

The student must be able to intern for 10-12 weeks full-time during the summer at the Washington , DC , office of the Aspen Institute. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Scholarship Stipend:
A scholarship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

Application Procedure:
There is no application form for this scholarship. A letter of interest, resume, transcript, a letter from the appropriate college or university financial aid officer certifying demonstrated financial need, and two letters of reference should be sent to

Net Site: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy

E-mail: jill.blackford@aspeninstitute.org;

Phone #: 202.736.5855; Fax #: 202.293.0525
Address: The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington , DC , 20036 .

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work Awards
The American Board in Clinical Social Work (ABE) offers several $1,000 awards to second-year master’s student’s intent on clinical social work practice. For additional information please visit the web site.
Net Site: http://www.abecsw.org


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam . Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
Net Site: http://www.davisputter.org/

E-mail: davisputter@hotmail.com

Address: Davis-Putter Fund
P.O. Box 7307
New York , NY 10116-7307

National Organization of Forensic Social Work
The National Organization of Forensic Social Work announces a $200 award to the student who composes the best essay on "A Forensic Social Work Issue of Concern to Me." The essay should be 500 words or less and should be submitted by March 15. The winner will be selected at NOFSW's spring conference and will be notified by May 20. Additional details are available in the Employment Filing Cabinet located in the School of Social Policy & Practice library. Entries should be submitted to Anne Chambers at the address below.
Address: National Organization of Forensic Social Work
2108 Iris Drive
Columbia , MO 65202

The Elmer Ediger Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund is designed to encourage education in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities. There are limited scholarships ranging between $1,000 and $1,300. Candidates must a) be graduate students; b) have a vocational interest in mental health, developmental disabilities or related fields; c) have a 3.5 minimum GPA (out of 4.0); d) demonstrate a vital interest and participation in the Christian Church; and e) demonstrate financial need. Applications are typically available in the fall and the deadline is March 1st. For an application, contact Wendy Rohn at: Net Site: http://www.mhsonline.org

Phone #: (219) 534-9689
Address: Mennonite Health Services
234 S. Main St. , Suite A
Goshen , IN 46526


Verne Lamarr Lyons Scholarship
Scholarships awarded to social work students interested in health care delivery in predominantly African-American communities. Must be a full-time graduate social work student who has demonstrated academic ability (GPA of 3.0 or above). Scholarships for both MSW and PhD.

One $2000.00 scholarship is available. The next application period begins in August. For more information, including application deadline, contact:
Net Site: http://www.naswfoundation.org

Phone #: (202) 408-8600 ext. 211
Address: NASW, Development Office
750 First Street NE, Suite 700
Washington , DC 20002-4241

W.R.E.I. Congressional Fellowship Program
The Women's Research and Education Institute awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work for one academic year as congressional legislative aides in Washington . Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. Applicants are usually due in June. For further information, contact: Net Site: http://www.wrei.org/
Address: W.R.E.I. Congressional Fellowship Program
Women's Research and Education Institute
1750 New York Ave, NW, Suite 350 , Wash , DC 20006

Scholarships for Women

Business and Professional Women's Foundation
Scholarships and Loans
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington , DC 20036
(202) 293-1200 x169
Offers scholarships and loans.
Send double-stamped, self-addressed envelope for information.
Deadline: April 15; applications mailed October 1 - April 1

Career Development Grant
American Association of University Women
2201 N. Dodge Street, Dept 60
Iowa City , IA 52243-4030
http: http://www.aauw.org/

(319) 337-1716 ext. 60 Fax (319)337-1204
Awards from $2,000 to $8,000


Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
Center for Women in Government
302 Draper Hall
135 Western Avenue
Albany , NY 12222
(518) 442-3383 Fax: 518/422-3877
http://www.cwig.albany.edu/

Dorothy Hogan, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Applicants must have an interest in improving the status of women and underrepresented population.
Deadline: May 31

Foreman Fleisher Trust #2
c/o PNC Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 7648
Philadelphia , PA 19101
Attn: Brooke Cheston
(215) 585-8174
Grants for Jewish women who seek professional education.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
P.O. Box 38
Columbus , OH 43216-0038
(614)228-6515
http://www.kappakappagamma.org/

Available to Alumnae; for additional information and application materials, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs
55 Clifton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1593
http://www.njsfwc.org/

Provides tuition assistance to women who reside in New Jersey; the amount of the award is $1,000 per academic year.
Deadline: Early March

Women Work
1625 K Street, NW
Washington , DC 20006
(202) 467-6346
http://www.womenwork.org/

Organization assists women who were homemakers and now need to get a job or go to school to advance in their chosen profession.

Other Resources

Federal Student Financial Aid Center (FSFAC)
P.O. Box 84
Washington , DC 20044
(800) 433-3243

Local, Regional, National Organizations
Some organizations provide a limited amount of financial assistance for students attending graduate programs. Example: American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, NAACP, Religious and Philanthropic Organizations, etc.

National Scholarship Research Service (NSRS)
2280 Airport Boulevard
Santa Rosa , CA 95403
(707) 546-6777
Will provide a personal database search of existing scholarships. There is a $75.00 fee for this service.

Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program
The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic and environmental justice. The program provides resources for organizers to take sabbaticals for reflection and renewal. Each year 10 long term activists of color are awarded $15,000 each to take sabbaticals of three months or more. This is a both a reward and an opportunity for rest and reflection for dedicated people who have been busting their butts working on tough issues for years. Recipients are not required to produce anything during their sabbatical period and can use the time however they choose. This year's application must be postmarked is December 1.

Net Site: http://www.alstonbannerman.org/

E-mail: info@alston/bannerman.org

Phone #: 410-327-6220 Fax #: 501-421-5862
Address: 1627 Lancaster St.
Baltimore , MD 21231


Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
The new International Fellowships Program (IFP) represents the largest single grant in the history of the Ford Foundation. Ford will invest $280 million over the next 10 years to support up to three years of formal post-baccalaureate study for Fellows from countries in Africa , the Middle East , Asia , Latin America and Russia , where the Foundation maintains overseas programs. The program will assist approximately 350 new Fellows a year, for a total of 3,500 Fellows over the next decade. The program will begin in November 2000 in four pilot sites: Nigeria , Senegal , Ghana , Vietnam , Chile , Peru and Russia . During 2000-2001, the program will expand to approximately 10 to 12 additional countries and regions. The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study. Fellows may enroll in master or doctoral programs and may pursue any academic discipline or field of study that is consistent with the interests and goals of the Ford Foundation. Once selected, Fellows may enroll in universities in any part of the world, including their country of residence. For Fellows who have not yet been admitted to graduate school, the IFP's partner organizations will provide placement assistance. In addition to financial assistance for travel, living expenses, tuition and related costs, the IFP will give Fellows pre-fellowship training, including language study and short courses in research and computer skills. The program will also bring Fellows together in an informal network to share information and experiences. Eligible Fields. Any academic discipline or field of study related to the Ford Foundation's grant-making areas: International Cooperation, Environment & Development, Social Sciences & Humanities, Sexuality & Reproductive Health, Arts & Culture, Education, Governance & Civil Society, Media, Children, Youth & Families, Community Development, Development Finance & Economic Security.

All applications must be submitted to IFP offices in the country or region where the applicant resides. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a local or regional panel composed of scholars and practitioners from various academic fields, who also make the final selections. The level and duration of the award will be determined as part of the placement process. Applications: May 7th - September 30th. 

Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships For Minorities
The purpose of this fellowship is to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects to past discrimination. Open to applicants who are U.S. citizens or nationals who are members of one of the following ethnic minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), Puerto Ricans. Awards are made only for study in research-based doctoral programs (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) that leads to careers in teaching and research at the university or college level. Practice-oriented programs are not supported. Applicants currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program must demonstrate that they can fully utilize a three-year pre-doctoral fellowship. The GRE is required. Annual stipend of $15,500 to each fellow and annual institutional allowance of $8,500 . Application Deadline is mid November. For more information, contact:

Net Site: http://national-academies.org/fellowships

E-mail: infofell@nas.edu

Phone #: (202)334-2872 Fax #: (202)334-3419
Address: Fellowship Office
National Research Council,
500 5th St. Washington , DC 20418

Fulbright Grant, Institute of International Education
The Fulbright Grant Program is open to U.S. citizens who are interested in international study. Students in all fields of study are eligible to apply for this award. Preference is given to students whose higher education was received primarily in the United States and who have not lived in the country in which they wish to study for more than six months. You must have or will have earned a B.A. or its equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. You may have a J.D., but may not have obtained a Ph.D. at the time of application. Applicants in medicine must have an M.D. or its equivalent.

Net Site: http://www.iie.org/fulbright/

E-mail: info@www.iie.org

Phone #: (212) 984-5330 Fax #: (212) 984-5325
Address: Department of State Fulbright,
U.S. Student Program
809 United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017-3580

The Kosciuszko Foundation
Provides tuition scholarships for U.S. citizens of Polish descent to be used for graduate studies in any field at colleges and universities in the U.S., and to Americans of non-Polish descent whose studies at American universities are primarily focused on Polish subjects. Scholarships ranging from $1,000- $5,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year. Application deadlines are in the middle of January. For more information, contact:

Net Site: http://www.thekf.org/kf/

E-mail: thekf@aol.com

Phone #: (212) 734-2130 Fax #: (212) 628-4552
Address: Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
400 West 59th Street
New York , NY 10019

The National Association for Social Workers

Offers scholarships and fellowships for MSW and Ph.D. students. The deadline for the award
applications is Dec. 15 - March 15. Awards range from $1000 - $4000 a year.

Net Site: http://www.naswfoundation.org/

E-mail: naswfoundation@naswdc.org

Phone #: 202/408-8600 Ext. 504 Address: NASW Foundation
750 1st St,NE, Suite 700
WASHINGTON , DC 20002-4241

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States . The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. The deadline is: November 1, . Net Site: http://www.pdsoros.org/

E-mail: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org

Phone #: 212-547-6926 Fax #: 212-548-4623
Address: 400 West 59th Street
New York , New York 10019

The Wexner Graduate Fellowship
Available to those who will be beginning full-time graduate study in Jewish education, Jewish communal service, the rabbinate, the cantorate, or Jewish studies. Fellows are rewarded full tuition scholarships to cover all tuition expenses and fees plus a living stipend. Fellowships are granted for a 2-year period and may be renewed upon the discretion of the committee. Applicants must demonstrate a strong personal commitment to the Jewish community and excellence in academic achievement, and possess the potential to assume major roles of professional leadership in North American Jewish communal life. Applications must be received by February 1 and are available from the Director of the Graduate Fellowship Program at the address below. Phone #: (614) 939-6060
Address: The Wexner Foundation
6525 W. Campus Oval, Suite 110
New Albany, OH 43054 Cross Reference:

Scholarships for Work with Specific Populations Jewish Students
W.R.E.I. Congressional Fellowship Program
The Women's Research and Education Institute awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work for one academic year as congressional legislative aides in Washington . Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. Applicants are usually due in June. For further information, contact:
Net Site: http://www.wrei.org

Address:
W.R.E.I. Congressional Fellowship Program
Women's Research and Education Institute
1750 New York Ave, NW, Suite 350 ,


Publications & Directories

AFL-CIO Guide to Union Sponsored Scholarships
AFL-CIO Department of Education
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Room 209
Washington , DC 20006
(202) 637-5141

"Applying for Financial Aid"
American College Testing (ACT) Program
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City , IA 52234
Free from ACT

The Big Book of Minority Scholarships (7th ed., 1997) $39.95
Ferguson/Garrett Publishing Co.
200 W. Madison, #300
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 580-5480 Fax (312) 580-4948

Chronicle Student Aid Annual (1999-00) $24.98
Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc.
66 Aurora Street
Moravia, NY 13118
(315) 497-0330

Directory of Financial Aid for African Americans $37.50
Directory of Financial Aid for Asians $32.50
Directory of Financial Aid for Hispanics $35.00
Directory of Financial Aid for Native Americans $37.50
Directory of Financial Aid for Women $45.00
Reference Service Press
5000 Windplay Drive
Suite 4
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(650) 594-0743

Dollars for College $6.95/booklet
Financial Aid for Minorities: Awards Open to Students with Any Major (1996) $6.95/booklet
Ferguson Garrett Publishing Co.
200 Madison Street,
Suite 300
Chicago , IL 60606
(312) 580-5480 Fax: (312) 580-4948 (301) 946-2553

Financial Aid for Higher Education (17th ed., 1997) $74.25
McGraw Hill Companies
PO Box 545
Blacklick , OH 43004-0545
(319) 588-1451/ 800-338-3987

Financing Graduate School (1996) $16.95
Grants for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Study (1994) $89.95

Peterson's
PO Box 2123
Princeton , NJ 08543-2123
1-800-EDU-DATA

Foundation Grants for Individuals (10th ed., 1997) $65.00
The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-3076
Reference librarians are also available to assist with foundation research
(212) 620-4230 / (800)424-9836

Minority Financial Aid Directory (1995) $45.95
Lemuel Berry , Jr.
Kendall Hunt Publishers
800 228-0810

Need a Lift? $3.00
The American Legion
National Emblem Sales
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis , IN 46206

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans (1999) $175.00
Bellman Publishing Co.
S, Norman and Marie Feingold
PO Box 164
Arlington, MA 02174
Editions now published by Gale Research

The Big Book of Minority Opportunites (1997) $39.00
Garrett Park Press
PO Box 190
Garrett Park, MD 20766
(301) 946-2553

The Grants Register (18th ed.) $125.00
Austin,ed.
St. Martin's Press, Inc.
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 674-5151

The Higher Education Money Book for Women and Minorities (1997) $25.00

Doris M. Bruce-Young and William C. Young Young Enterprises International, Inc .
800 516-9960

The Scholarship Book 2000 $43.00 shipping & handling
Daniel Cassidy Simon & Schuster/Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Order Processing Center
PO Box 11071
Demoine, IA 50336
(515) 284-6751