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Going the Distance: Funding for Under-Represented Groups
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Posted:   01/30/14
Author:    Sheyna E. Gifford, MD

Summary: In this series of blog posts, contributors from gURLs in space offer advice on how to fund an education in the space sciences.

Educational Funding for Expressly for Under-represented groups

Participants in The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Credit: NSF
1) Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Fellowships
Official site: http://www.chci.org/fellowships/
Final Deadline: February 15, 2014 for 2014-2015 Graduate Fellowship

2) National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, inc (National GEM Consortium)
Official site: http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship
Final Deadline: November

3) If you come from a financially under-privileged background: National Institutes of Health, Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Official site: https://ugsp.nih.gov/
Final Deadline: March 3, 2014 online applications close

4) National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program/NSF Minority Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Official site: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
Final Deadline: November

5) UNCF Merck Science Initiative
Official site: http://umsi.uncf.org/sif
Final Deadline: Varies, Check Website

6) For all under-represented groups to pursue science, math and engineering: The Ventures in Education Scholarship Program
Official site: http://www.venturescholar.org/
Final Deadline: Varies, Check Website


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