Resources for underrepresented students

Many fellowships are designed to increase diversity in graduate education.

While not an exhaustive list, the following are some opportunities that students can consider to help fund their graduate studies. Students are encouraged to research other funding opportunities.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships
Fellowships for those pursuing a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Open to naturalized U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or the children of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

Pathways to Science
Opportunities in the STEM fields, with emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

National GEM Consortium
Seeks to increase participation of underrepresented groups at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science through fellowships.

American Indian Graduate Center
Partners in the Gates Millennium Scholars Program to provide fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Offers a variety of NSBE and corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to collegiate undergraduate and graduate student professional members.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Along with the GEM Consortium, SHPE has established a competitive, graduate fellowship for outstanding members who are pursuing an advanced degree in STEM. See Programs tab on SHPE website for more information.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Supports women pursuing ABET-accredited graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico.

Campus graduate support

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact individual campuses regarding financial support, including diversity and other campus-specific fellowships.