Scholarships and Fellowships for Under-represented Groups


College Science Enrichment Program (Marquette University)
Award: Tuition, stipend and travel reimbursement for six-week summer program for college students interested in behavioral health, biomedical sciences (including pre-med), clinical laboratory science, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, dentistry, and speech pathology/audiology.
Deadline: February 1.
Eligibility: Be educationally and financially disadvantaged according to the guidelines set by the program; minimum 2.7 GPA
Berry Contact: Dean Gary Breton 706-290-2661

Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program  
Award: Varies  
Deadline: July 15.  
Eligibility: For juniors and seniors. Established by Women in Defense to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the US and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. U.S. citizen with financial need and a GPA of 3.25 and above.  
Berry Contact: Dr. Thomas D. Kennedy at (706) 236-2297    

After Graduation             

American Association of University Women  
Award: $5,000 - $12,000 for first year of graduate study  
Deadline: January 1. 
Eligibility: Women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low, including Architecture (M.Arch, M.S.Arch), Computer/Information Sciences (M.S.), Engineering (M.E., M.S.), Mathematics/Statistics (M.S.) and, for women of color, Business Administration (M.B.A.), Law (J.D.), and Medicine (M.D., D.O.). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  
Berry Contact: Dr. Susan Conradsen at 706-236-5494  

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship  
Award: $24,000 for Ph.D. or Sc.D. program of study  
Deadline: November 15.  
Eligibility: U.S. citizen with evidence of superior academic achievement committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Membership in a group listed as underrepresented in the American professoriate is a positive factor.  
Berry Contact: Dr. Martha Tapia at 706-290-2662  

J. William Fulbright Study/Research Fellowship  
Award: Living costs, book and research allowances, and round-trip transportation to host country.  
Deadline: October 1. Because you must receive institutional authorization of your application, you must contact Dr. Corry well in advance of the deadline to arrange for an endorsement from Berry College.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen with B.A. degree or equivalent, in good health, with sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country.  The Fulbright Foundation is specifically seeking a more diverse pool of candidates; members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Berry Contact: Dr. Jennifer Corry at 706-233-4067  

J. William Fulbright Teaching Assistantship  
Award: Teach abroad in countries around the world. Monthly stipend.  
Deadline: October 1. Please see Dr. Corry immediately if you intend to apply for a Fulbright for 2017-18.  
Eligibility: U.S. citizen with B.A. degree or equivalent. Language proficiency requirements vary by country. The Fulbright Foundation is specifically seeking a more diverse pool of candidates; members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Berry Contact: Dr. Jennifer Corry at 706-233-4067  

Student Educational Enrichment Program (SEEP) at Medical College of Georgia
Award: Housing, tuition and stipend for seven-week summer program for students interested in a career in health sciences
Deadline: Expect a February deadline.
Eligibility: Background that is under-represented in the health science professions and/or is educationally/economically disadvantaged. There are two programs: 1) Intermediate level: Minimum one year of college, one semester general biology, two semesters general chemistry, minimum GPA 3.0 overall and in science coursework; 2) Advanced: minimum two years of college, two years of Biology, two years of Chemistry (including Organic), one semester of Physics, minimum GPA 3.0 overall and in science coursework.      
Berry Contact: Dean Gary Breton 706-290-2661 

Udall Scholarship  
Award: Up to $5,000  
Deadline: March 1.  Because you must apply through Berry College, interested applicants must contact the NISF Office and/or Dr. Mowry well in advance of the deadline. 
Eligibility: Sophomore or junior committed to a career related to the environment or in Native American health care or tribal public policy. Must have a GPA of “B” and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.   
Berry Contact: Dr. Chris Mowry at 706-236-1712

UNCF / Merck Scholarships
Award: These scholarships fund work toward undergraduate or Ph.D. degrees in the sciences as well as post-doctoral training.
Deadline: Consult UNCF / Merck website here.
Eligibility: Eligibility criteria depend on award.
Berry Contact: Dr. Thomas D. Kennedy at (706) 236-2297   

For more information on minority scholarships, go to the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs