External Funding Opportunities for Minority Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Project Recommendations for Funding Sources (Click here for general information about the Ph.D. Project).

KPMG Foundation

3 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American accounting or information systems Ph.D. students in a full-time, accredited programs are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000. Awards are renewable for up to five years.
For more information email KPMG representative.

Gates Foundation Minority Scholarship Information on MOLIS

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.

Information on the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program is available from the Minority Online Information Service (MOLIS) website. Click on the "Notices/News" button on the left column and then choose the "Gates Millennium Scholars Program" from the list of stories. Also from the main MOLIS page, you can click on "Scholarships" to search for scholarships and fellowships for yourself, your students or family members.

MOLIS provides information about the research and educational capabilities of historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Predominantly Black Colleges, Tribal Colleges, and other minority-serving institutions. MOLIS is supported by key federal agencies under cooperative agreements from the Department of Energy and Department of Defense.

American Indian Graduate Center

4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584
American Indians pursuing full-time graduate study in business are eligible for fellowships of up to $10,000 to help finance their studies. Awards may be renewed; write for details.

United States Department of Education

Office of Indian Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 2177
Washington DC 20202
(202) 401-1909
The Indian Fellowship Program offers renewable awards ranging from $800 to $39,000, averaging $13,000 per award recipient. American Indians or Alaskan Native graduate students at accredited U.S. institutions are eligible; candidates must have strong financial need and strong academic records.

National Association of Black Accountants

7249-A Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Deadline: January 31
Scholarships are available for graduate students of accounting. The Association has awarded in excess of $1 million in scholarships on the local, regional and national levels.

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

NAACP National Office, Education Department
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21254
Deadline: November 30
Scholarships of $2500 are awarded to graduate students who are members of NAACP and have a GPA of 3.0.

SME Manufacturing Engineering Education Foundation

P.O. Box 930
One SME Drive
Dearborn, MI 48121-0930
Deadline: February 1
SME awards the Alfred V. Bodine Scholarship of $5000 to Ph.D. students in business or engineering. Recipients are selected on the basis of the quality of the submitted paper.

International Research and Exchanges Board

126 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-7102
Deadline: None given
Ph.D. candidates may be eligible for grants from IREB. Applicants must be interested in research in economics, business administration, management, law or other specified areas.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775
Deadline: None given
Full-time graduate minority students are eligible for awards to study accounting. Over 500 awards (up to $2700 each) are made each year, based on academic achievement and financial need.

Phi Chi Theta Foundation

8656 Totempole Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Deadline: May 1
The Foundation offers $1000 scholarship awards for each academic year, beginning with the fall semester, to female Ph.D. students pursuing degrees in approved courses of study in the fields of business and/or economics. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college-level study in the U.S. The number of available scholarships is determined by the Board of Directors each year. For the past two years, three $1000 annual scholarships have been awarded. The criteria for selection include: scholastic achievement, leadership potential, motivation, and financial need. Send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to receive an application.

American Statistical Association

1429 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3402
Deadline: None given
The Association offers fellowships ($20,000-$30,000) to Ph.D. candidates in the areas of agricultural statistics, economics, business, labor studies, and population studies. Write for a complete list of fellowships offered.

Indian Fellowship Program

Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 217, MS 6335
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 731-1909
Deadline: Established annually
American Indian students who are attending or have been accepted for admission to an accredited institution of higher learning and who are working toward a graduate degree in medicine, law, education, psychology or related fields, natural resources, business administration, engineering, or related fields may apply. Awards range from $2,300 to $13,000 per student and average $5,000 per year.

Women's Research and Education Institute Fellowship Program Director

1700 18th Street NW, #400
Washington, DC 20009
Deadline: February
The Institute offers the Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy to Ph.D. candidates in most humanities and social sciences, business administration, and management are eligible. Fellowships may be used for living expenses, tuition, and fees. Award amount averages $11,000.