Scholarships, grants, and fellowships are indispensible tools to financing your academic career. Acquaint yourself with the financial resources and the requirements you believe will assist you in your graduate career before the fall semester of your senior year to avoid additional stress and missed deadlines. Should you need further assistance please see the McNair Director to explore other financial options.
Financial Guides- Grants/ Scholarship Guides & Other Resources
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
U.S. News and World Report Financial Guide
SallieMae College Answer- Financial Guide
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Opportunities
Undergraduate & Graduate Grants Guide
City University of New York Prestigious Scholarship Website
Michigan State University Grants and Resources List
Student Resources courtesy of the U.S. Government
Grants and Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship
The Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship provides scholarships to 30 exceptional promising students with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (financial need is considered). Covers a portion of Educational expenses (tuition, living expenses, and other fees) for up to six years and a maximum of $50,000 per student. Home institutions nominate two students for consideration. If you are interested you must contact Myrna Fader at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The Fulbright Grant provides financial support for graduate study abroad in over 100 countries to U.S. citizens with a Bachelors of Arts (or its equivalent) and minimum grade point average of 3.3. Funds are provided for transportation, language and orientation courses, tuition, books and maintenance fees for a year with limited health and accident insurance. Students interested in applying must contact Myrna Fader at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Marshall Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom
The Marshall Scholarship provides scholarships to 44 intellectually distinguished students who will obtain their Bachelors of Arts the spring following their application or have obtained their Bachelors within the past 3 years, and has a minimum grade point average of 3.7. The scholarship provides students with financial assistance with tuition, fees, travel and a book allowance and living stipend for graduate study in any university in the United Kingdom for two years.
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellowships
The Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellowship provides scholarship to superior students from an underrepresented group in the American professoriate (Alaskan Native, Black/ African American, Mexican, Native American Indian, Native Pacific Islander, and Puerto Rican) who will utilize his/her distinct background in their commitment to teaching and/ or research. The fellowship provides students with a $20,000 stipend, and conference expenses for the attendance of one Ford Conference for three years within a 5 year period.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship provides financial support to applicants in their first or second year of graduate studies or yet to start graduate studies pursuing any field. Provides a $20,000 stipend and half of candidates tuition cost of a maximum of $16,000 a year. Candidates for the fellowship are resident aliens, naturalized citizens, or a child of parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship provides scholarship to 75 exceptionally promising students, who have a demonstrated achievement and financial need in the form of $30,000. Candidates are graduating senior or graduate students in the doctoral or Masters of Fine Arts level in either the humanities, social sciences, or arts.
Fee Waivers and McNair Specific Fellowship Opportunities
Application Fee Waivers
Committee on Institutional Cooperation- Fee Waivers
Fellowship opportunities for McNair Scholars
Fellowship Opportunities for McNair Scholars courtesy of Rochester University
Other Financial Assistance
The following programs provide assistance to students interested in applying to graduate school.
Philips Academy Andover- Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers