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Education Grants & Scholatships

Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

This page provides descriptions of grants, scholarships, and fellowships in the math, science, and technology areas for urban and minority teachers and students. It also examines national, state, and local coalitions that encourage cooperation among educational institutions, businesses, and industry groups in order to sponsor special programs in science, math, and technology for urban and minority schools.

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FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student AID. This website provides access to the on-line applications for PELL GRANTS and other Federally sponsored financial aid. The on-line offer 3-4 day response vice several weeks with paper applications.

These two awards, A Partnership on the Pacific and Coney Island Classroom are the results of significant partnerships initiated by non-profit organizations interested in helping schools to improve science and math instruction.

Grants for Science Education..Through its grants programs, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is committed to strengthening science education at all levels-from kindergarten through postgraduate training. In addition, their teacher training workshops, emphasizing hands-on, inquiry-based activities appropriate for the classroom, greatly expand the potential of the Holiday Lectures as a resource for teachers.

IBM Reinventing Education Grant Program..IBM is working with school communities across the country. At each of these grant sites, IBM is contributing much more than money. IBM is also bringing in world-reknown researchers, educational consultants, and innovative technology to spur and fund long-term school restructuring and broad based systematic change that raise student achievement.

National Science Teacher Association..NSTA and their sponsors reward teachers and students with over $1 million in cash and prizes each year. Their awards recognize outstanding classroom science teachers and science students who have had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary science teaching.

The Bell South Foundation..The Bell South Foundation has created Bell South "edu.pwr3", a special three-part technology program to help schools take control of the power that technology can bring to their classrooms. This two-year, $10 million program goes beyond the foundation's annual program of competitive grants and special initiatives in teacher education, leadership, teachers at work, health and education and public policy.

The Sprint Foundation..The Sprint Foundation provides grants in the area of education. Grant making priorities include programs that encourage innovation and the use of technology in the classroom, enhance the quality of education for minorities and/or the disadvantaged, and encourage employee and public support of education.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing nearly $38 billion this year to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students. ED is providing about $2.5 billion to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions and $5 billion to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment.

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Opportunities for Hispanic/Latino and American Indian science students. This issue of E-nouncements features various summer research opportunities/internships for both undergraduates and graduate students. Many application or proposal deadlines have been extended or are fast approaching!

APA Minority Fellowship Programs.. The MFP's objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. They do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology: the Mental Health Services Training Fellowship; the Substance Abuse Training Fellowship; the Mental Health Research Training Fellowship; the HIV/AIDS Research Training Fellowship; and the Minority Aging Network in Psychology.

The PhD Project.. Welcome to The PhD Project on the Web. An alliance of corporations and higher education institutions, along with numerous academic and professional associations, The PhD Project utilizes a holistic approach to improve workplace diversity by diversifying business school faculties. They're actively recruiting African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American professionals who have an interest in pursuing a business doctorate. The PhD Project runs on the belief that by increasing the diversity of academic faculties, the end result will be an increase in minority workforce numbers.

The Fellowship Office of PGA administers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study. The office currently administers the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships For Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching, the Resident Research Associateship Programs, the U.S. Department of State Jefferson Science Fellows Program, the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowships, and HUD Urban Scholars Program.

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Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, has partnered with the American Indian Graduate Center to establish the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund.Accenture is pleased to announce that, through a partnership agreement with the American Indian Graduate Center, it is accepting applications for the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund. These scholarships were announced in conjunction with Accenture's role as supporter and management consulting and information technology services advisor to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of the American Indian. The Accenture scholarships meet a vital need for American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking higher education. The scholarship fund will select high achieving, degree seeking American Indian students entering their first year of an undergraduate or graduate level at a U.S. accredited college or university. Candidates will be chosen based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to American Indian community.

The ScholarshipHelp.org website provides comprehensive information on various aspects of searching, applying and receiving scholarships. Special sections assist students to understand different types of scholarships, preparing a complete and competitive application, and avoiding scholarship scams.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).. In 1973, only 1,255 U.S. engineering graduates were Latinos, African Americans, or American Indians. By 1998, that number had increased fivefold, thanks in part to leadership from National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). NACME is now the largest privately funded source of scholarships for minority engineering students. In 1998, the organization awarded more than $3.3 million in scholarships to universities in 28 states as well as in Puerto Rico. In addition to its scholarship program, NACME conducts research and public policy analysis in education, develops and operates national demonstration projects at pre-college and university levels, and provides broad dissemination of information through publications, conferences, and electronic media.

Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students.. This scholarship program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. These awards are funded by the AICPA Foundation from monies contributed by the AICPA, its members, public accounting firms, and others. The program has been in existence for more than 20 years and has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships.

Kodak's Community Relations & Contributions programs and activities.. Eastman Kodak Company annually recognizes outstanding minority students who will pursue careers in engineering or science. In 1999, $320,000 was awarded to Rochester-area students. The applicants for these scholarships have a B or better average and score at least 1,000 in their SATs. Nine Rochester-area minority students are the winners of Kodak scholarships through the Urban League of Rochester's Black Scholars Program, PRIS2M, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Native American Council at Kodak.

Each fall and spring, the Scholarship and Scholastic Committee in the College of Nusing makes many awards to students. Last year it awarded over 25 scholarships to 50 students for over $100,000. Application deadlines for scholarships are October 1st and March 1st. Applications are available to currently enrolled students at the following link: http://bb6.uiowa.edu/

Gates Millennium Scholars Program.. Microsoft chairman and co-founder Bill Gates is pledging at least $1 billion to fund full scholarships over the next 20 years for minority students in education, math, science and engineering. The program, which Gates and officials at his philanthropic foundation plan to formally announce here Thursday, will seek to help a minimum of 1,000 high school students a year, promising them enough money to cover tuition, room and board and other expenses through college and any graduate degrees, including a doctorate, that they pursue. In the coming year only, the Millennium Scholarship Program will target promising students who are already in college.

Nunes Scholarship.. For ALL Minority scholarships, grants, fellowships, awards and funds information about the Nunes Scholarship are listed here. This scholarships and all scholarships, grants and fellowship information is current.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Online.. The Education Gateway for U.S. Hispanics is by AT&T. HSF scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 are available to undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic parentage who have completed at least fifteen units/credits of undergraduate college work with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must be enrolled for the fall and spring semester of each year as full-time students and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and at least half Hispanic background.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation.. The Foundation perpetuates the legacy of Jackie Robinson by providing college scholarships for minority youths.

The Syracuse University Young Scholars Program.. The Young Scholars Program gives minority students and especially young women, the chance to strengthen their skills in math, science, and computer technology. The Young Scholars Program is a 4 week residential summer program. Forty students from New York State are selected for the four week program. An intensive schedule is set up for the students. During this time educators from the math, science and computer areas work with the students to strengthen their skills.

Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have always been valued partners in community efforts to address pressing social, educational, and economic issues. Most of these institutions of higher education serve remote regions and a growing number of local residents have come to depend heavily on TCU-sponsored education, counseling, health, and economic development initiatives. In support of their efforts to address these growing demands, OUP awards grants through its Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) to TCUs to expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities.

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