2019 Financial Aid Resource and Scholarship Opportunities
BestColleges.com Offers Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities
Navigating the waters of financing one’s higher education is becoming more and more stressful with each passing school year. With the average cost of tuition closing in on $30,000 a year, students are looking for more available ways to offset the cost of going to college. For decades, this has been accomplished through the availability of scholarships and grants. But as tuition continues to rise, more and more people are seeking out available scholarships and grants to help cover the cost. While the number of numbers of applicants competing for a limited number of scholarships continues to grow, sadly, this leaves many unable to pursue their education, and at the forefront of those left behind are minority and underprivileged students.
The team at BestColleges.com has produced important resources dedicated to helping minority and underprivileged students pursue their dreams of obtaining a degree in higher education. These pages offer an up-to-date, one-stop-shop for available scholarships and further detail valuable information.
Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/minority-students/
Scholarships for African American Students: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/african-american-scholarships/
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/
Nursing.org Offers Financial Aid Opportunities
In the U.S., we are projected to experience a shortage of nurses that will only be compounded by the aging Baby Boomer generation. Such a deficiency would negatively impact our society at large, but would most acutely be felt by already vulnerable populations. In order to help alleviate its effects, it’s more important than ever to encourage individuals to pursue careers in nursing and fill these job vacancies.
However, skyrocketing tuition costs deter individuals from pursuing this lucrative field – as well as contribute to the racial disparity in higher education. In an effort to make the nursing field more accessible and equitable, the team at Nursing.org researched a pair of financial aid guides for current and prospective nurses. One is specifically geared towards students of minority backgrounds and includes scholarship opportunities for groups under this umbrella:
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Guide for Nurses: https://www.nursing.org/resources/financial-aid/
Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students: https://www.nursing.org/resources/financial-aid-for-minority-students/
2019 Events | Opportunities
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.
Paid Summer Research Programs — deadlines are fast approaching!
PathwaysToScience.org has a searchable database of 650+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:
If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying:
You can also follow us on Facebook for program deadlines and updates.
Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines fast approaching!
Also, search our postdoc positions and view tips on applying for postdoc positions, here: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) HBCU/MSI/TCU Post-Doctoral Program
Conduct state-of-the-art scientific research with one of the Nation’s leading multidisciplinary science and technology programs. Work alongside world-renowned scientists and engineers in Washington, D.C. to strengthen America’s naval defense. Your research will focus on the advancement of science and technology for applications relevant to the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN) and NRL mission-specific areas. This two-year appointment, beginning in August 2020, provides an annual stipend, relocation costs, health benefits and a specified research project with clear objectives and goals. Administered by The Washington Center and led by the NRL, this immersive program will further develop your skillset for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Many research projects have the potential to make a significant impact on the scientific and global community.