Diversity Scholarships

CAES Diversity Scholarships

Multicultural Scholarship

Application Closed
Application Deadline: January 2, 2012
This is the on-line application site for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences USDA Multicultural Scholars Program. Multicultural Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students from traditionally underrepresented groups entering UGA as freshmen for fall, 2010. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be interested in pursuing a career in the food and agricultural sciences and must declare a major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Details about student eligibility and the MSP program can be found here.

Support for this student training project is provided by USDA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program Competitive Grant No. 209-38419-05237 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For questions, email rwalcott@uga.edu or jeanbert@uga.edu.

IMPACT Fellowship Program Scholarships

IMPACT is a semester-long fellowship to help students prepare for a career in agriculture. IMPACT provides leadership and professional development opportunities through workshops and mentoring to support success after graduation. Successful applicants must be full-time juniors and seniors enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Five students will be awarded $2000 for spring 2019.

Young Scholars Internship Program

Application Closed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Summer Internship Programs target talented high school students who show a high aptitude in math and science related subjects. We will also consider high ability students who have not yet lived up to their potential. Selected summer interns work side-by-side with CAES researchers for six weeks, and are paid a salary for up to 30 hours of work per week. The students earn money, learn job responsibility and, most importantly, are introduced to the work of agricultural scientists. The goal of the internship program is to encourage outstanding high school students to pursue careers in science. Students are paired with a mentor-scientist, working in a field of the student's interest. With the mentor's help, each student develops a science project to work on over the summer. At the end of the program, students present reports on their projects and essays detailing their summer internship experience.

UGA Diversity Scholarships

Black Alumni Scholarship

$1500 award renewable for three years for student who exhibits dedication to racial equality through previous experience, initiatives and creativity.

Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship

The Ramsey Scholarship provides an annual stipend of $5,865 for Georgia Residents (in addition to the Zell Miller Scholarship) and $9,832 for Non-residents (plus a Regents waiver). The scholarship also includes a $3,000 travel-study grant.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl Scholarship

Available for regularly admitted students at The University of Georgia who graduate from Atlanta Public Schools with preference to members of Play it Smart in the Atlanta Public School System.

Disability Resource Center Scholarships

Students registered with the Disability Resource Center at UGA may be eligible for a scholarship through the Disability Resource Center.

Diversity Scholarship

$1500 renewable scholarship for students who have demonstrated financial need.

Ed Hoard Memorial First Tee Scholarship

This scholarship is available for admitted students at The University of Georgia who have participated in the First Tee Program in the state of Georgia. Eligible students must meet regular admission to UGA and not be receiving an Athletic Scholarship. Selection will be made from among eligible students based on academic merit and financial need.

Foundation Fellowship

The Foundation Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $11,712 for Georgia residents (in addition to the Zell Miller Scholarship, valued at $9,364 per year) and $19,458 for Non-residents (plus a Regents waiver, currently worth $18,210 per year).

Goizueta Foundation Scholarships

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship programs support students with financial need (as determined by analysis of the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid application), and who are fluent in Spanish. Students must be residents of the state of Georgia and may be either first-year or transfer applicants.

Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation sponsored program with the mission to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Math disciplines (STEM). The University of Georgia is a partner in this program which provides financial support, internships, mentorships and research opportunities for selected undergraduates.

African-American Scholarships

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Must be a Black U.S. Citizen. This award of $1500 is need-based and renewable. Three letters of recommendation, transcripts and evidence of full time enrollment required.

Audre Lourde Scholarship Awards

Funds scholarships for out lesbians or gay men of African descent making significant contributions to their communities.

College-Sponsored Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students

After recipients of National Achievement Scholarships and Corporate-Sponsored Achievement Scholarships have been chosen, the remaining African American finalists are contacted and asked to report their current college of choice. College officials calculate each winner's stipend (based on financial information reported directly to the college) which ranges from $250 to $2600 per year.

Educational Advantage Foundation Scholarship

Award of up to $1500 to students with sophomore standing or higher with exceptional academic achievement and financial need.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Award up to $7500 to students with sophomore standing or higher with exceptional academic achievement and financial need.

Ethnic Minority Scholarship

Awarded to Methodist minority students attending college at least one year. Must also be a U.S. citizen and have a 2.3 GPA minimum.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Must be US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, the humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Up to $30,000 for tuition, $3000 for travel, $2000 for research.

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

Must be a US citizen. Fields of study include behavioral sciences, social studies, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Award up to $14000.

Herbert Lehman Scholarships for African-American Students

African-American high school graduates who are planning to attend colleges and universities where African Americans are significantly underrepresented are eligible to apply if they are U.S. citizens. Selection is based on academic potential (as evidenced by high school records, test scores, and personal essays), character, the applicants' understanding of their educational goals and academic abilities and community and school involvement.

Zeta Phi Beta Scholarships

The Foundation annually provides financial assistance to worthy students pursuing higher education both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. All scholarships are paid to the college or university and not directly to the student.

Asian Scholarships

Alice Yuriko Endo Scholarship

For students of Japanese American descent. Amount varies.

China Times Cultural Foundation

Undergraduate and graduate students of Chinese ancestry.

Japanese American Citizens League

Applicants must be an active National JACL member. JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background.

OCA Gold Mountain Scholarship

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) has been provided with funding from the UPS Foundation to fund the OCA Gold Mountain college scholarships for Asian Pacific Americans who are the first persons in their family to attend an institution of higher education. Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to ten A/P/A students with financial need.

The Kimbo Foundation

Students of Korean descent who wish to further their education. Award is $1,000.

Disability Scholarships

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study. Applicants are eligible for one scholarship per school year and are limited to a total of two scholarship awards. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Georgia Council of the Blind

Each year the Georgia Council of the Blind awards one or more scholarships of up to $1000.00 to deserving students.

Little People of America

As part of our service to people with dwarfism and the community at large, LPA offers educational scholarships to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the Unite States. Awards can range from $250 to $1000, sometimes more. A scholarship committee, headed by LPA's Vice President of Programs, will selectively review all scholarship application packets.

National Center for Learning Disabilities: Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 - 1,250 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

National Federation for the Blind Scholarship Program

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of 30 scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2017 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention which will take place July 10 through 15, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations.

Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

For disabled students of an ethnic minority. You must be disabled and intend to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program or vocational, technical, or fine arts training programs.

Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

ASPIRA Association

Accenture offers multiyear internships and $3,000 scholarships for college sophomores studying business, engineering, computer science, information systems, or math. They are awarded in conjunction with the ASPIRA Association.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Each year, 1,000 minority students studying STEM (or library science or education) will get good-through-graduation scholarships to use at any university. The deadline is January 11.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

HACU awards a variety of scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. Applications will open in the spring.

Hispanic Dental Association

The Hispanic Dental Association has a variety of scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000 for students interested in studying dentistry.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a host of scholarships for students studying all fields.

League of United Latin American Citizens

The League of United Latin American Citizens, in conjunction with General Electric, awards two Hispanic students studying business or engineering with $5,000 scholarships.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health awards scholarships to 35 students with a declared STEM major.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

More information about NAHN's scholarship programs will be available early next year. This year, eight students interested in nursing won $5,000, and five students won $1,000.

LGBTQ Scholarships

Audre Lourde Scholarship Awards

Funds scholarships for out lesbians or gay men of African descent making significant contributions to their communities.

Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund

The Lee Dubin Scholarship is sponsored by COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) and the Family Pride Coalition (FPC). Three to five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and guardians who have worked to affect change in the LGBT community and the community at large.

Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship

The Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship provides three $2,500 scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies who have made significant contributions to society by "living out loud" and supporting the LGBT community. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and to students who deferred attending an educational institution for one year following graduation. Award selection is based on academic credentials, an essay, leadership and community service involvement, an interview, two letters of recommendation, financial need and future goals.

The Point Foundation

The Point Foundation is a national, publicly-supported scholarship fund that provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Awards amounts vary based on need, and are renewed annually until the completion of one's degree as long as key expectations are met in the "Contract of Excellence" signed by each Scholar, which includes a requirement to maintain a 3.5 GPA. Past award amounts have ranged from $5,000 to $28,000 per year.

Native American Scholarships

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Higher Education Program

Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood showing Choctaw descent, attend an accredited college or university within the United States. Award: $800 (grant); $1000 (scholarship).

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Applicants must be Native Americans, and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool.

HOPI Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program

Based on financial need, 2.0 GPA, and enrollment in HOPI tribe. Award is $1000.

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Native American Scholarship

The American Indians Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans. This award is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Specify that you want information on the American Indian Scholarship when you send the stamped self-addressed envelope for information.

SITKA Tribe of Alaska Higher Education

The purpose of the Higher Education Scholarship Program is to financially assist qualified full time students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities. Funding through the Higher Education program is allowed for up to 5 years per student's lifetime. Priority is given to enrolled members of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship

Member of Navajo Tribe, 3.0 GPA, upper-division student. Contact for awards and deadline.

General Scholarships

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund

Open to all minority students who demonstrate financial need and are recommended by a member of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs.

The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship Program

Undergraduates or recent grads can apply through their institution for this program.

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduates Students

The program, jointly supported and sponsored by NSF and National Science Council of Taiwan, EAPSI provides U.S. graduate students with the opportunities to attend an academic apprenticeship in Taiwan from June to August each year.

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP)

Academia Sinica of Taiwan set up the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in 2002, in order to attract young scholars from around the globe to its campus for advanced, inter-disciplinary studies. In cooperation with the top universities in Taiwan, TIGP will offer about eight program options. All courses will be conducted in English and scholarships and research grants are available for qualified students. TIGP is a unique and exciting intellectual community that will provide young scholars with tremendous opportunities for academic and personal growth.