ERIC Number: ED030370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Support Opportunities for Negroes.
Nabrit, S. M.
Several special programs have been recently developed to make graduate study possible for Negroes who have potential but do not meet educational requirements of national scholarship or fellowship programs. The Southern Fellowships Fund, created by the Council of Southern Universities, Inc., administers several programs of the Council, including pre- and post-doctoral awards that are designed to encourage black and white students with high academic potential to enter teaching careers, with the goal of promoting faculty and administrative development in predominantly Negro colleges and universities. Grants under the Ford Foundation's Doctoral Fellowships Program for Black Students are for college seniors exclusively, and provide tuition, a book allowance, and $250 per month. Post-baccalaureate fellowships for minority students with weak educational backgrounds who wish to qualify for teaching or further graduate study are administered by Haverford College, in conjunction with a group of other colleges, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation. The John Hay Whitney Opportunity Fellowships provide graduate fellowships for minority group students. Financing for graduate study is also provided through support programs under the Title III and Manpower Development Programs of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Between 10 and 20 grants for faculty development in Negro colleges are available from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, San Francisco, California, December 4-6, 1968