Financial and Career Support

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The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Center for Career Services

External Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities 

American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program
- The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program was established to improve diversity in the legal profession by encouraging and supporting racial and ethnic minority law students. The scholarship provides $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Assuming the recipient achieves satisfactory performance in law school, an award made to an entering freshman may be renewed for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
- For the purpose of this program, the AICPA defines minority students as those of Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, or Pacific Island races, or of Hispanic ethnic origin. The scholarships are competitive, merit- and need-based awards of up to $5,000 for outstanding accounting students who, in the opinion of the Institute's Selection Committee, show significant potential to become certified public accountants. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Business

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Internship Grant for Broadcast
- AAJA is awarding a grant of $1,500 to a student participating in a broadcast internship. The stipend will be used to defray the cost of living expenses, pay for transportation or supplement low-paying or unpaid internships at a broadcasting company. This internship grant is intended to support the intern and give him or her an opportunity to practice daily journalism and network with professionals while gaining valuable career-building experience. One internship grant for broadcast will be awarded each year. - Journalism, Internships

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Internship, Grants and Scholarships
- Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage. AAJA uses the term "Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders" to embrace all Americans--both citizens and residents -- who self-identify with one or more of the three dozen nationalities and ethnic groups in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. We use this term to refer to our communities at large, as well as to our membership which includes representatives from all these regions. AAJA is committed to diversity in order to incorporate different viewpoints into newsrooms across the country. AAJA is an alliance partner in UNITY Journalists of Color, along with the Native American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and National Association of Black Journalists. - Journalism

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) - The East-West Center’s (EWC) Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) has announced the opening of recruitment for its graduate certificate course. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu, the program creates a network of dynamic leaders from around the world who are familiar with the critical issues and cultures of the Asia Pacific region and trains them to work collaboratively. The program involves intensive coursework and field studies. All participants receive an APLP entry fellowship valued at approximately $10,000. - Asian and/or Asian American Studies

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Student Scholarships - The Hispanic College Fund (HCF) in partnership with the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) has created a new scholarship program. HCF was founded in 1993 to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. ALPFA founded in 1972, was the first national Hispanic professional association in the United States. Together, HCF and ALPFA are providing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in accounting or finance-related fields. Please see below for more information about this program and how to apply. - Finance, Accounting

The Gates Millennium Scholars -  The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA)
Media Scholarship
- The scholarship is dedicated to balanced and positive images of Asian Americans in the media. $1,000 scholarship available. Selections will be made the basis of academic and personal merit, desire to uplift the image of Asian Pacific Americans in film and television, as well as an essay, work sample, and financial need. Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Communications

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) - Since 1973, the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) has helped jumpstart the careers of more than 2,100 African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, Native-American, multiracial and multicultural aspiring advertising professionals. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students are selected for a 10-week paid summer internship at a 4A’s member advertising agency. Interns gain practical work experience, establish key industry contacts, and perhaps most importantly, become better prepared to land a full-time job in advertising when they graduate from the program. At the same time, the program provides advertising agencies with a cost-effective means of identifying and recruiting talented multicultural students. -- Advertising, Business

Pirnie Scholarship Programs - Faced with the dilemma of a shortage of trained minority engineers and environmental scientists, Malcolm Pirnie is taking action to improve the odds for tomorrow — by creating new opportunities for a greater number of minorities to become environmental professionals. -- Engineering

Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) 
The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students, primarily from underrepresented communities, for careers and influential roles that serve the public good. The Fellowship Program offers an intensive summer institute to train students in public policy work and then offers to pay for graduate school should a student be admitted. Scholarship Details: All expenses-paid summer institute (JSI) after junior year in college, internship opportunities and a minimum of $5,000 towards a masters degree in public policy, public administration or international affairs. Location: JSIs take place at UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University & University of Maryland, graduate schools - nationwide. For more information, send an email to or call202-496-0130 ext. 204. -- Public Policy and International Relations

The Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Foundation
Asian Restaurant Wokers and Children of Asian Restaurant Wokers Scholarship.

The scholarship is $1,000 for the 2006-2007 academic year. Applicants must have worked in an Asian restaurant or have at least one parent having worked in an Asian restaurant. Graduate students as well as undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.
All applications will be reviewed based on excellence in academic accomplishment, extracurricular activities/communit-y services, and the overall quality of the application. Finalists will be asked to provide a certified transcript verifying current enrollment. --Scholarship.

UNCF scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships - UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Create Real Impact Scholarship - $1,500 - 10 Award (Deadline: November 5, 2015)
Student Eligibility:
Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
Applications can be found by going to: 
2. SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: October 30, 2015)
Student Eligibility:
A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. 
3. Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 20 Award (Deadline: December 5, 2015)
Student Eligibility:
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to all college and high school students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015.
Applications can be found by going to: 
4. 10 Words or Less Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: January 29, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016.
B) In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.
Applications can be found by going to: 
5. Zeiger Firm Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 2, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
In order to participate, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the question on the website.
Applications can be found by going to: 
6. IAPMO Scholarship - $1,000 - 3 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program.
Applications can be found by going to:

Data Bases

FastWeb -- If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

AIE - Adventures In Education (AIE) is a nonprofit, public benefit program developed by TG that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education. By providing a Web site and other free resources to students, parents, counselors, and educators, AIE encourages individuals to discover and pursue educational opportunities. AIE promotes a better tomorrow by preparing students and families for the adventure today.