Funding and Resources

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Cornell University provides a wide range of financial and other resources to help students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals. Diversity Fellowships offered through the Graduate School include the SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship, the Deans Excellence Fellowship, Deans McNair Graduate Fellowship, and Deans Mellon Mays Graduate Fellowship for new students, and the Provost Diversity Fellowship for Continuing Students.

The Graduate School at the University of California, Los Angeles maintains one of the most extensive and up-to-date university databases on graduate school funding opportunities. Their database is called GRAPES and can be accessed through the UCLA funding website. The Office of the Vice Provost of Research at Johns Hopkins University also maintains one of the most comprehensive lists of postdoctoral opportunities which is accessible on their postdoctoral funding page.

Unigo is another organization that provides students with access to well-organized details on thousands of funding opportunities for college and graduate studies. You can create a profile with Unigo that will help facilitate your search for scholarships for which you might be eligible to apply, or you can forgo creating a profile and explore information on funding focused on specific areas of study, interests, and/or identity groups. For example, you can access their list of scholarships for Hispanic or Latiné students at the Unigo Hispanic scholarships page. There are also many other external resources available to help support students in their graduate studies.

Students holding DACA status or who are undocumented can utilize Immigrants Rising as a resource to find lists of scholarships that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.