Project 1000-whose original goal of increasing the number of minority students in graduate programs by 1,000 was met and exceeded early on-continues to make the application process easier and more affordable for students through agreements with more than 80 graduate schools. Students can apply online-with bilingual academic advisors available to assist-to all participating schools for little to no charge. The opportunity is offered to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents underrepresented in U.S. graduate programs-especially those of Latin American, African American, and Native American heritage. Candidates must be pursuing graduate degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Recipients of this prestigious award receive a monetary award in addition to positions in J.P. Morgan's Summer Associate Investment Banking Program. Full-time positions are extended based on merit. . In addition to the possibility of having their MBA education completely paid, students can be confident in the knowledge that they are joining one of the world's leading innovators in banking and business-a status that does not come without long-term rewards. The scholarship is open to black, Hispanic, and Native American students who exhibit excellence in the areas of investment banking, sales and training, and research.
This first-year award goes to 13 ethnic minorities as well as 13 female college graduates seeking a degree in sports administration or a related field with the ultimate goal of working in intercollegiate athletics. Through this scholarship, the NCAA hopes to open doors for underrepresented students who aspire to become tomorrow's administrators, coaches, and athletic trainers.
Future employees of the United States Department of State Foreign Service compete for this fellowship, geared specifically toward women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need who are integrally dedicated to protecting America's interests abroad. Eligible students should be pursuing master's degrees in fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.
By Hannah Roberts, staff writer