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Scholarships & Funding

Boston College Sponsored Fellowships and Scholarships


The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship gives students the chance to study and do research away from campus as part of their academic programs.

African and African Diaspora Studies concentrators may also be interested in the Martin Luther King, Oscar Romero and other honorific scholarships which recognize leadership in areas of diversity and social justice.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is a graduate school preparation program for underrepresented (low income and first generation) Boston College undergraduates.

Boston College students may also qualify as paid research assistants working for and learning from faculty members studying these and other topics through the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.

Outside Resources


The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek 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. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students whom demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and, a desire to enter the professoriate.

United Negro College Fund, the nation's largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization, offers scholarships and fellowships.

The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program for minorities and women in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation offers scholarships for outstanding high school seniors who are entering two- and four-year college programs.

The Gates Millennium Scholars offers funding to undergraduates in all discipline areas and graduate students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.

Xerox has established the Technical Minority Scholarship Program to assist in the funding of higher education for American minority students.

The NCAA sponsors Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarships for careers in Athletics

The National Association of Black Journalists offers the NABJ scholarship which is awarded annually to two black undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college pursuing a major in journalism.

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund provides scholarships on a per-semester basis to undergraduate students.

Scholarships offered by Microsoft are available for Underrepresented Minorities, Women, Student's With Disabilities, and also through a General category.

The American Political Science Association offers the Minority Fellows Program for graduate students from minority backgrounds majoring in political science. Additionally, they offer the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students for minority undergraduate or graduate students, which includes a summer internship.

Inroads, an organization which supports talented minority youth in business and industry and helps to prepare them for corporate and community leadership, offers paid Inroads Internships at Fortune 1000 companies.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association provides a list of minority scholarships on their website.