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The Lagrant Foundation offers $5,000 scholarships to minority undergraduates who intendĀ to pursue a career in public relations, marketing, or advertising. The selection process is based on an essay contest. Graduate scholarships of $10,000 are also available.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited four year institution, and are members of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 and major in a field with emphasis on public relations, marketing, or advertising or minor in communications with the intention to pursue a career in one of those fields.
  • Deadline: February 29, 2012
  • Website: http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/wpsite/?page_id=6
  • Contact: Ericka Avila, Programs Manager
    THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION
    626 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 700
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    323.469.8680, ext. 223
    erickaavila@lagrant.com
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The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) was founded in 1969 as a nonprofit organization to provide financial assistance of $2,000 or higher to students of Korean ancestry seeking higher education.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Korean-American undergraduate or graduate students registered in a full-time study institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Deadline: 2011 Closed
  • Website: http://www.kasf.org/application_set.html
  • Contact:
    KASF Western Region
    3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2450B
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Tel: 213-380-5273
    Fax: 213-380-5273
    western@kasf.org

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Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits Fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow’s financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System). In fiscal year 2004, the institutional payment is $11,511 and the maximum stipend is $30,000.

The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to address the national need to cultivate a diverse talent pool of well-trained and language-proficient professionals.

The program represents a collaborative effort between the HSF Institute, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs (UNCFSP), and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

The IIPP Fellowship program provides students from underrepresented minority groups with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a five-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, and graduate study.

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The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded more than 100 scholarships to outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and professional students who are interested in the classical liberal tradition. Awards are worth up to $1,000.

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The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.

For more information, please review theĀ Samuel Huntington Fund FAQs (pdf).

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:

  1. increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
  2. increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
  3. recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
  4. recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

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