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Scholarships, Opportunities & Resources for ​Persons Excluded Because of Their Ethnicity or Race (PEERs)​

This page is a work in progress. We welcome feedback and suggestions for additional resources to include. Please contact us at csucoast@csumb.edu​ with your suggestions a​​nd input.​​

​Updated October 22, 2021

Black and African American Students

EDUMED​ General scholarships; medical & health scholarships; tips and career resources

Best Colleges​​ ​Online programs; tips; scholarships for women; STEM scholarships and first-generation scholarships

Community for Accredited Online Schools Financial aid advice; financial aid scholarships; grants and fellowships

Study.com​ Financial aid advice; finding and applying for scholarships; scholarships , grants and fellowships

HYETIS Blog​ 70 Hand-picked African American Scholarships for 2021​


Asian and Pacific Islander Students

College Scholarships Asian American organizations; funding; subject-specific scholarships

Scholarships.com Asian/Pacific Islander scholarships

Best Colleges​ Scholarship application tips; general scholarships; women's scholarships; LGBTQ+ scholarships; degree-specific scholarships; grants

EduBirdie Asian/Pacific Islander scholarships and resources ​


Hispanic and LatinX Students

Fastweb College scholarships

Scholarships.com No-essay scholarships; low-income grants; doctoral scholarships; scholarships for women

Best Colleges Financial aid for undocumented students; Hispanic-serving institutions; scholarships for graduate students, women and first-generation students 
​​The Mano Project​ Initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation - Programs; internships; careers

Society of Latinxs/Hispanics in Earth and Space Science ​SOLESS is a community of Latinx/Hispanic undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals dedicated to increasing and reinforcing the representation of Latinx/Hispanics in the Earth and Space Science. ​

​​American​ Indian and ​Alaska Native (Indigenous)​ Students

Scholarships.com Scholarships; no-essay scholarships; low-income student grants

College Scholarships ​Federal programs; state-based aid; scholarships sponsored by professional associations; scholarships from tribes and advocacy groups

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship​​ Applicants must demonstrate leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.​​


​Community Networks for Marginalized and Minoritized Scientists

Black in Marine Science 

Black in Geoscience

Científico Latino

GeoLatinas

​National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG)

Society of Latinxs/Hispanics in Earth and Space Science (SOLESS)

Deadline: December 14, 2021, 8:59 pm Pacific time / 11:59 pm Eastern Time
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program from individuals, particularly women and minorities, who due to financial constraints, may not otherwise be able to pursue an advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology​



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