The Future Black Scientists scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Roger Arliner Young, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. You can read about her here.
Local Opportunity scholarships are dedicated to the memory of Dr. Tab Rasmussen, noted anthropologist and beloved mentor to many of us. You can read about him here.
Global Studies scholarships are dedicated to Dr. Robert Sussman, pictured above with his book on the dangers of racist thought in history and today. You can read about him here.
Carefully read the application instructions below before applying. Reach out to us at info[at]fieldprojects[dot]org if you have any questions.
To complete a scholarship application you will need to submit a PDF or Docx of your essay. For the Local Opportunities Scholarship: proof of citizenship and proof of current residence will be necessary.
The Application Process
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Frequently Asked Questions about FPI Scholarships
It is recommended to apply and make the down payment only if you know that you will attend whether you win the scholarship or not. This way a spot will be held for you in case you do not win and your desired program or course fills.
If you make a program down payment then later win a scholarship, that money would be refunded to you.
For those who can only attend if they win a scholarship, there is no need to enroll in a program before winners are announced. If you win, you will be enrolled after the results are announced.
No problem. Simply email us and let us know your citizenship and country of residence, as well as any specific concerns or questions, and we can email you back a list of scholarships that you are eligible for this session. Send these emails to info[at]fieldprojects[dot]org
Please make your essay between 750 and 1000 words, not including your works cited.
Yes. Please use APA citation. There is no need for title pages or abstracts, just in-text citations and bibliography
Our evaluation committee will give extra consideration to essays which demonstrate some amount of research has gone into the answer (ideas and facts should all be supported with citations). Originality, passion, factual rigor, and logical prowess are key elements.