About the Scholarship

ASA Minority Fellowship Program is licensed by the American Sociological Association. The foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership association based in Washington, DC dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. 

The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) was founded in 1974. The mission statement for the program was “To identify and to aid prospective Minority Sociology Graduate Students. To develop and enhance the capacity of minority individuals to conduct research in sociology and mental health.


How to apply for this scholarship program?

  • Applicants are educated to submit their fellowship application.

  • An essay must be submitted by the students applying for this grant.

  • Three letters of recommendation are to be presented by the students while applying for this scholarship.

  • An Official Transcript must have been submitted from the PhD-granting institution only.


ASA Minority Fellowship Program award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides an annual stipend of $18000 and also provide tuition payments made with universities or departments.

  • The awards are non-renewable and the total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds and students meeting their requirements.


Deadline info

The applications are to be presented before the end of January 31, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the American Sociological Association website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must a member of one of the following ethnic/racial groups - African Americans, Latino's, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Asians, and Pacific Islanders.
  • Must a citizen of United States or eligible under DACA.

  • Applicant's commitment and focus on their academic achievement, research experience, scholarship, writing ability, research potential, financial need, and racial/ethnic minority background.