- Africa-America Institute: focus on enhancing dialogue and understanding between Africa and the U.S.
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: for minority students in STEM fields
- Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: for minority students in STEM fields
- American Association of Medical Colleges: for minority groups underrepresentd in medicine
- American Association of University Women: fellowship and grant opportunities
- American Geological Institute: minority participation program
- American Indian Graduate Center: need-based fellowships
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society: several funding opportunities
- American Physical Society M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship: for women in Physics tracks
- Association for Women In Science: STEM awards
- Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
- Fund for Theological Education
- Graduate Women in Science: several awards available
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund: lists a number of scholarships for both undergrads and grads
- MS PhD: program for minority Ph.D. students in Earth Systems Science and Engineering
- NAACP Scholarships: variety of scholarships awarded by region
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities Fellowships and Research Appointments: for a variety of disciplines
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities Graduate Study Fellowships: focus on Homeland Security
- Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Studies Program: designed for minority Ph.D.-seekers
- UNCF: a variety of scholarships, especially for students in the Southeastern U.S.
- Vietnam Education Foundation: for Vietnamese nationals studying in STEM fields
- XEROX Technical Minority Scholarship Program: for minorities studying fields related to imaging technology
The key component of the McNair Program is the Summer Research Internship.
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The undergraduate research experience is considered an effective educational tool for enhancing many aspects of the student experience.