Scholarships in Ethnic Studies

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Huntington Fellowships

Award: $12,500, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent or be a doctoral candidate at dissertation stage. Selection is based upon the value of the project, the ability of the applicant, and the degree to which special strengths of the library will be utilized. Recipients are expected to be in residence throughout their tenure.

Luso-American Education Foundation Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a California resident, under 21 years of age, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate high moral character, good citizenship, and dedication to American ideals. Applicant must also satisfy one of the following: (1) be of Portuguese descent, (2) enroll in Portuguese classes in a four-year college or university, or (3) be a member of an organization whose scholarships are administered by the Luso-American Education Foundation. Selection is based upon potential for success in college, financial need, and leadership. Unusual talents will be recognized.

International Study Program Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1 (summer and fall); November 1 (spring)

Applicant must be participating in a program of study administered by the council, a council member institution, or a university appointed as an official ISIC issuing office.

Bowman Travel Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 1 (summer/fall); October 26 (spring)

Applicant must be participating in a program of study administered by the council, a council member institution, or a university appointed as an official ISIC issuing office.

Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars.

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an American, 18 years of age or older, with a plan of studies to focus on exploring his/her interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. Applicant may also be a Norwegian, 18 years of age or older, who desires to further their studies in North American culture at an institution of higher learning. Selection is based upon academic potential, financial need, statement of educational and career goals, benefit to Sons of Norway and wider Norwegian/American community, involvement in school and community activities, and work experiences. Essay, three letters of recommendation, and official copy of latest high school or college grade transcript are required.

NIS Research Scholar Program

Award: $25,000, Deadline: January 15; October 1

Applicant is selected based on their academic credentials, language skills, need for in-country resources, quality of research proposal, letters of recommendation, and financial need forms. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident demonstrating financial need. Application form, research proposal in English and in the host country language, and letters of recommendation are required to be submitted. Award is for individual research in the countries of the NIS (New Independent States): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Balarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Student Diversity Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a world view or life experience which can enhance the diversity of the school's learning community. Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program. Financial need may be considered.

IACI Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies

Award: $13,000, Deadline: December 31

Recipient must give one faculty seminar on subject of research, be available for consultation with postgraduates in related disciplines, submit a written report to the IACI Board of Directors and to Eire-Ireland at completion of the project, and deliver a lecture upon return to the U.S.

Arianna and Hannah Yellowthunder Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 23

Applicant must be studying the history of American Indians.

Romanian Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a general knowledge of Romanian history and literature.

Finlandia Foundation Trust Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a U.S. or Finnish college student.

Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Fellowship, with other funds from the American Academy in Rome, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship.

National Peace Corps Association Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a member of the NPCA and have completed a at least one year of an inter-cultural experience. Financial need may be considered. Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program.

Houston International Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 30 (fall semester); October 15 (spring semester)

Applicant must be an undergraduate student from Houston, Tex., who is participating in the semester-abroad program. Financial need is considered. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

William B. Schallek Memorial Graduate Fellowship Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship.

Marshall Memorial Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be emerging leaders from all sectors, including politics, business, media, and civil society. Beginning with the four original countries: Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Grant for Workshops and Conferences on Korea

Award: -, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicant must submit detailed budget and names/curriculum vitae of personnel.

Short-term Research Travel to Korea Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicant must be a scholar familiar with Korea.

Short-term Travel to Japan for Professional Purposes Grant

Award: $2,000, Deadline: October 1 (fall); February 1 (spring)

Applicant must be a scholar performing research related to Japan who needs time in Japan to complete his or her work. Applicant must have a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualification and have not received funds in this category within the past five years. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible.

Grant for Seminars on Teaching about Japan

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must provide a detailed description of their proposed seminar, how the results will be made available and a detailed budget on how the funds will be utilized.

Korea-Related Speakers and Panels Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Award enables papers on Korean studies to be presented at non-Asia-related disciplinary conferences.

Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Award enables Japanese scholars and experts to participate in non-Asia-related disciplinary conferences.

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council Internship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must submit resume and letter of interest.

William Kwai Fong Yap Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 5

Applicant must be a resident of Hawaii, be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must attend a four year college or university and must hold a valid driver's license.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.