Grants & Student Development Funds

Apply for Graduate Student Development Funds and other grants. 

Outside scholarship opportunities are not assciated with the Saint Mary's MFA Program.  The MFA Program does not administer these scholarships and cannot provide advising on these scholarships. 

American Association of Japanese University Women

One of the main objectives of the American Association of Japanese University Women (AAJUW) is to assist the advancement of women through education. In order to achieve this goal, the AAJUW has been offering scholarships to outstanding female college students each year since the organization was founded in 1970. 

 

American Association of University Women

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2017–18 academic year. Scholarships are open annually for every academic year. 

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.

 

 

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

 

 

Armenian Students' Association

In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be of Armenian descent.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.

 

 

Benton Community Foundation

BCF awarded over $190,000 in scholarships to Benton County residents.  Information concerning types of scholarships available and the criteria to qualify for an award is included in the above link. 

 

 

College Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CCIE)

The College Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CCIE) welcomes proposals for programs and professional development that advance the College's vision on inclusive excellence: "We of Saint Mary's College of California are dedicated to treating all people with dignity and respect in ways that acknowledge and engage diverse backgrounds and ideas. Our policies, practices and behaviors foster a safe and inclusive community and promote learning that is equitable, collaborative and inspired by the presence of God in and among us."

 

 

Dalai Lama Trust

The DLF Scholarships are highly competitive supplementary bursary awarded to outstanding Tibetan graduate students pursuing a full-time graduate degree in any reputable University in Europe/Australia/North Americas.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to further the human capital development of Tibetan people by encouraging the pursuit of excellence among Tibetan students in a graduate field of study that has relevance and potential to contribute to the welfare of humanity and the Tibetan people in particular.

 

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Funds

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

 

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Graduate & Professional Student Development

Saint Mary’s College Graduate and Professional Student Development Fund supports and encourages independent academic research and professional development for graduate and professional students through the distribution of grants to individual students.

 

 

International Food Service Editorial Council

The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/ foodservice and the communication arts.

Awards are intended to assist students planning to pursue careers as writers, editors, public relations practitioners, marketing communicators and similar within the food/ foodservice industries. This is a very specific niche. Students with questions about qualifications are encouraged to contact IFEC directly.

Students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/ foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible.

Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 – $6,000 and are dispersed in July of the award year.

 

 

iModules Scholarship Program

iModules launched the iModules Scholarship Program in 2008 as part of its commitment to social responsibility. In the program’s first year, iModules provided individual $2,500 scholarships to five students enrolled in secondary or higher education institutions. Since then, the total amount of scholarship dollars and total number of scholarship recipients has continued to increase. To-date, iModules has awarded $176,500 in scholarship money to students of its clients.

 

 

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korea American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year.

If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions)

To apply for KASF scholarships, it is very important to follow the specific requirements and instructions of the region where the applicant's school is/will be located during the scholarship application year as the type and amount of available scholarships may differ from region to region. Important Note: You can only apply to the region where your school is located.

 

 

Lasallian Educator Fellowship Program

The Lasallian Educator Fellowship Program is a collaboration between Saint Mary's College (SMC), Kalmanovitz School of Education and the District of San Francisco New Orleans.  Its purpose is to prepare quality educators for our Lasallian schools.  Saint Mary's College's commitment to furthering the Catholic Lasallian mission is at the heart of this program.

This fellowship program is designed for Saint Mary's graduates whose vocation is to become an educator (teacher, counselor and/or administrator), for other college graduates who aspire to become Lasallian educators, and to non-credentialed personnel who serve in Lasallian schools.

Saint Mary's offers this tuition-free credential program (Lasallian Fellowship) in exchange for three years of  salaried service at one of the Lasallian Catholic schools.

 

 

Literary and Performing Artists Collaborative Grants

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, stretching boundaries and forging new partnerships.

In August 2018, the Fund will award approximately $600,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and collaborating literary or traditional artists. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000. Projects are expected to be completed within two or three years, but those of longer duration will be considered.

Click on the link to see when the next scholarship period starts!

 

 

Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund) was founded in 2001 to honor the lives of our nation's police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The fund provides financial assistance to the surviving spouses and children of employees who have died in the line of duty and are planning to attend an accredited two-year community college, four-year accredited university, or vocational school full-time.

Each year, scholarships are awarded to selected students.

 

Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship 

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, a biannual award for writers and novelists in further education. As the world’s leading marketplace of book publishing talent, Reedsy is passionate about nurturing the next generation of fiction authors. We have designed this scholarship to award a student whose writing displays a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape.

Click on the link to see when the next scholarship period starts!

To be eligible, applicants must be: 

  • United States Citizens or Permanent Residents; and
  • Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.