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Other Resources

Scholarship Search Websites

Additional financial assistance may be found with a little work and research. You may find the following free scholarship search web sites helpful:

Financing Graduate Education

The USF Graduate Admission office has compiled the following lists of websites and books:

Private Educational Loans

A private student loan is a non-federal loan offered to help students meet a gap between their cost of education and any other aid they may have accepted. USF's One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services office provides helpful information to those considering private funding sources.

Private Scholarships/Fellowships

The following list includes funding opportunities offered by private agencies and foundations. Please consult the organizations’ web sites for details on these opportunities.

Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program

The Alston/Bannerman Scholarship Program is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. This program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize racial, social, economic and environmental justice. It provides resources for such organizers to take sabbaticals for reflection and renewal.

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation provides millions of dollars in fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women each academic year. Due to the generous contributions of AAUW members across the U.S., a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities --breaking down barriers so all women have a fair chance.

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

The Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to continuing graduate female college students of Latino background.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.