Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. awards undergraduate and graduate scholarships based on academic merit and financial need to full-time graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to community service and involvement.
Deadline: April (undergraduate); August (graduate)
Eligibility: Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average);
Demonstrate community service and involvement.
Graduate students must:
Today, women remain a distinct minority in science and engineering, representing approximately 10 percent of professionals in these fields. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.
Eligibility: Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April.
Major: Aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering
Fellowship Type: Graduate
Nomination: No, but strongly encouraged to work with Office
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
The fellowship program is designed to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand how scientific and technological information is used in environmental policy-making; to provide a unique public policy learning experience; to demonstrate the value of science, technology, and economics in addressing societal problems; and to make practical contributions to the more effective use of scientific and technical knowledge in the programs of the U.S. government. Fellows work in offices throughout the EPA on projects of mutual interest to the Fellows and the hosting offices.
Value: Stipend, travel, and health insurance benefits are available for fellows
Eligibility: Applicant must hold a doctoral-level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, EdD, etc.), in any of the following: Medical and Health sciences, Biological, Physical or Earth sciences, Social and Behavioral sciences, Computational sciences and Mathematics, or Engineering disciplines (applicants with a MS in engineering and three years of professional engineering experience also qualify). Must hold U.S. citizenship and be eligible to receive federal government funds through the System of Award Management (SAM). Male applicants must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System unless they became naturalized U.S. citizens after age 26 or have received a waiver. Federal employees are not eligible.
Major: Medical and Health sciences, Biological, Physical or Earth sciences, Social and Behavioral sciences, Computational sciences and Mathematics, Engineering disciplines
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States. Competitive programs offering research support, fellowships and other programs for those interested in academic and research careers are available from AACP and other organizations.
Eligibility: Graduate level
Fellowship Type: Graduate
Nomination: No, but suggested to work with Fellowships Office
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants
AAUW’s career-development grants are offered to women in graduate study who are preparing to re-enter the workforce or change careers; preference is given to women of color, women pursuing their first advanced degree, or those seeking advanced credentials in nontraditional fields.
Eligibility: Career Development Grants are open to women who
are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2012;
do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and
plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following:
Bachelor’s or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree program
Professional degree (e.g., law or medicine)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
AAUW’s American Fellowship short-term research funding is the oldest scholarship for graduate school for women in the U.S. Applicants must be pursuing graduate or postdoctoral study or research for a dissertation or publication full-time for eight consecutive weeks.
Value: $6,000 for 8-week grant period
Eligibility: American Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants). Members and officers of the AAUW Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for fellowships and grant awards. AAUW staff or volunteers with decision-making authority who wish to apply for an award must recuse themselves from the decision-making process.
American Fellowship candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States as of November 15, 2016.
American Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study.
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants applicants must hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., M.F.A., J.D., M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., D.S.W., or M.P.H. at the time of application.
Tenured professors are not eligible.
The grants are for tenure-track, part-time, and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.
Scholars with strong publication records should seek funding elsewhere.
Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparation. While many recipients, especially full-time faculty members, will use the awards during the summer, recipients may use the funds at any time during the fellowship year.
All applicants must demonstrate that the support will result in a reduction of their ongoing work-related activities.
The grants are not for preliminary research. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.
The publication must be original and cannot be co-authored.
Applicants may not apply for both a Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship and a Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant in the same fellowship year.
Distance learning/online programs: American Fellowships support traditional classroom-based courses of study. This fellowship program does not provide funding for distance learning programs or for degrees heavily dependent on distance learning components. Final decisions about what constitutes distance learning under these fellowships will be made by AAUW.
American Association of University Women International Fellowship
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
Value: $18,000-$30,000 for one year
Eligibility: Must hold a Bachelor's Degree and have applied to proposed institution of study. Must be a non-U.S. citizen (or holder of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S.). Must be proficient in English, and intend to return to one's home country to pursue a professional career.
American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a degree in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low, including architecture, computer/informational science, engineering, and statistics and mathematics. It is also awarded to women of color who are pursuing an MBA, JD, MD, or OD.
Eligibility: Must be a female U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must be a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year. Generally, this award supports students seeking master's-level degrees.
American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to them. In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession, the applicant's financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered.
Value: $15,000 over the course of three years
Eligibility: U.S citizenship or permanent resident status required; must be an entering first-year law student at the time award would be received. Must be a member of an under-represented population.