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    August 22

    “Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

    Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships ($24,000 per year for up to three years), as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

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    July 26
    “The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for underrepresented undergraduate minority students. The goal is to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.”
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    September 22
    Humanity in Actiong brings a cohort of young people for a summer institute to study human rights.
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    September 18
    The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
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    September 18
    Since 1982, Families USA has worked to promote high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
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    February 12
    ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.
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    February 12
    The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.
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    February 12
    The APSA Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science. The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs.
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    February 12
    The principal aim of the MFP is to provide financial support, professional development activities, and guidance to promising doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
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    February 7
    CTWO is a racial justice organization that works towards the building of a social justice movement led by people of color. This resource center promotes the advancement of racial justice; sending out messages worldwide. It works to establish model multi-racial community organizations, build an active network of organizations and activists of color, and train the new participants, including members of the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program. Members of MAAP participate in an internship working on the movement towards economic social justice. Placed with any one of CTWO’s partnering organizations, members work full-time on an organizing campaign with a community organization or labor union.
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    February 7
    The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers 10- or 12-week paid internships to college students or recent graduates who are pursuing a career in journalism. Additionally, Chips Quinn Scholars will receive an award of $1,600.
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    February 7
    The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation’s legislative process.
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    February 5
    The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director.
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    January 31
    The Lagrant Foundation offers $5,000 scholarships to minority undergraduates who intend to pursue a career in public relations, marketing, or advertising. The selection process is based on an essay contest. Graduate scholarships of $10,000 are also available.
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