Making the decision to gain a graduate degree is a noble pursuit. However, the cost of funding advanced degrees and postgraduate education can deter many from fulfilling this goal. Today there are several scholarships in place to aid those in ethnic minority groups in this quest. Requirements do vary, and some will require a commitment to service, but they are viable options for attaining this goal.
The Judith McManus Price Scholarship
The Judith McManus Price Scholarship is one of several scholarships awarded under the American Planning Association. Recipients of the Judith McManus Price Scholarship can receive between £1,300 and £2,600 in funding that can be renewed annually. The scholarship is aimed at ethnic minority groups and women who wish to pursue a career in public sector planning. The Judith McManus Price Scholarship, as well as the other American Planning Association Awards, are intended for graduate study for students who demonstrate a financial need.
The Judith McManus Price Scholarship American Planning Association 122 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL, 60603 planning.org/scholarships/apa/index.htm
The American Society of Criminology
The American Society of Criminology awards approximately three scholarships per year in the amount of £3,900. The funds are for ethnic minority students to attain advanced degrees in the field of criminology. Applicants do not need to be members of the American Society of Criminology. They do need to be members of an ethnic minority group and accepted into a program of doctoral studies.
The American Society of Criminology Yale Law School 127 Wall Street New Haven CT, 06520 (203) 432-4074 asc41.com/minorfel.htm
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics
The National Collegiate Athletic Association offers 13 scholarships for ethnic minorities and an additional 13 scholarships to women that wish to pursue postgraduate studies in the field of athletics. To be eligible for the funding, the applicant must have been accepted into a postgraduate program of sports administration or a related field. Winners of the scholarship will receive £3,900 in funding that is nonrenewable. Full-time graduate study is expected.
The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics NCAA P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis IN, 46206-6222 ncaa.org/wps/portal/