Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program

The goal of the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program is provide funding for minority students in graduate school who wish to pursue careers in academia and research.

Programs Funded

Fellowships offer up to three years of funding for PhD or ScD programs. Advanced degrees in education, fine arts, medicine, law, social work, business, or the performing arts are not considered.


Senior-level standing as an undergraduate or graduate students in the initial stages of a degree program. U.S. citizenship or status as a permanent resident alien is required.

Selection Criteria

  • undergraduate record
  • GRE scores
  • promise as a scholar or researcher.

Application Process

Those interested are encouraged to speak with the Pacific Scholarship Coach listed below.

More Information

Pacific Scholarship Coach

Professor Alyson Burns-Glover 
 503-352-1546 |