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Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

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Fall 2002 EPA Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Sorting Codes: see sorting codes list

Opening Date: August 15, 2001
Closing Date: November 19, 2001

Summary of Program Requirements
Description of MAI Fellowship Program
Eligibilty
Description of a MAI Fellowship
The MAI Fellowship Package
Sorting Codes
Mandatory Format for Pre-applications
Where and When to Submit
Sample Pre-application

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SUMMARY OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL INFORMATION

Program Title: Fall 2002 EPA Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) Fellowship Program for Graduate Environmental Study

Synopsis of Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Minority Academic Institutions Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 19 , 2001. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 25 new fellowships by July 22, 2002. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years. The fellowship program provides up to $34,000 per year of support. This amount covers a $17,000 annual stipend, $5,000 for authorized expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees. Actual annual support may vary based on length of fellowship award and tuition and fees.

Contact Person(s): Virginia Broadway
         Phone: 202.564.6923  email: broadway.virginia@epa.gov

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s):
         66.607

Eligibility Information
         See full proposal for eligibility information

Award Information
          Anticipated Type of Award: Fellowship
          Estimated Number of Awards: 25
          Anticipated Funding Amount: $ 850,000
          Potential Funding per Fellow per Year: $34,000

Deadline/Target Dates
          Letter of Intent Due Date(s): None
          Pre-Application Proposal Due Date(s): November 19, 2001
 

DESCRIPTION OF THE MAI PROGRAM

The EPA invites pre-applications for graduate fellowships in academic disciplines relating to environmental research including physical, biological, and social sciences and engineering. A pre-application provides the information needed for the review of its merit. Top ranked applicants following the merit review will be required to submit a brief formal application.

These fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with advanced environmentally-oriented study leading to the master's or doctoral degree. Instructions for completing and submitting pre-applications are found in the sections that follow. Instructions must be followed exactly or the submission will not be reviewed.

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally related fields. This goal is consistent with the mission of EPA, which is to provide leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education, assessment, restoration, and preservation efforts. This program will benefit both the public and private sectors which will need a steady stream of well-trained environmental specialists if our society is to meet the environmental challenges of the future.

Eligibility

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their pre-application. EPA may choose to verify this number with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Students do not need to be enrolled in or formally accepted in a full-time graduate program at the time they apply for a fellowship, but proof of enrollment or acceptance must be produced prior to the award of the fellowship. Students must attend a fully accredited four-year U.S. Minority Academic Institution.

Minority Academic Institutions are defined as Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges (TCs), Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (NHSIs), and Alaska Native Serving Institutions (ANSIs). See list at end of this announcement.

Students must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in an environmentally related field of specialization (see fields of specialization below).

Students who have completed more than one year in the master's program or four years in the doctoral program are not eligible. Students enrolled in a master's program, however, may apply for a doctoral fellowship.

Employees of the U.S. government must be able to prove separation from Federal service before accepting this fellowship.

Acceptance of this fellowship does not necessarily preclude acceptance of other scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or grant aid. However, this fellowship may not be awarded to anyone who will simultaneously be receiving other federal assistance.

DESCRIPTION OF A MAI FELLOWSHIP

Tenure

The term of a graduate fellowship is negotiated with students and customarily covers a period of 9 to 12 months for each fellowship year. Students seeking a master's degree may be supported for a maximum of two years. Students seeking doctoral degrees may receive support for a maximum of three years.

Stipend and Allowances

The fellowship provides up to $34,000 per year of support. A maximum of $68,000 will be provided for master's fellows (two years) and up to $102,000 (three years) will be provided to doctoral students. The $34,000 annual support covers stipend, tuition, and expenses as follows:

    Stipends: For the 2002-2003 academic year these will be $17,000 for 12-month tenures and prorated monthly at a maximum of $1,417 for shorter periods. Fundsfor unused months are forfeited. Stipends are paid directly to the Fellow. At its discretion, each fellowship institution may supplement a Fellow's stipend from institutional funds in accordance with the supplementation policy of the institution.
     
  • Tuition and Academic Fees: Up to $12,000 per year will be paid directly to the institution. For the purposes of this fellowship, health insurance is not considered to be an academic fee. Health insurance costs may, however, be paid from the expense budget.

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  • Expense Allowance: Up to $5,000 will be provided to pay for items and activities for the direct benefit of the student's education, such as for health insurance, books, supplies, equipment, travel to technical and scientific meetings, and domestic and international travel required to conduct the proposed research. Specific instructions regarding the disbursement and management of the expense allowance will be provided during the award process.

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      Annual Fellowships Conference

      Fellows are expected to attend an annual EPA MAI Graduate Fellows Conference as long as they are in the program, unless the immediate needs of their research project make attendance impractical. Resources to support this travel are to be taken from the expense allowance.

      International Activities

      The fellow's proposed research may be conducted outside the United States. However, EPA allows only $5,000 for all expenses, including travel. See "Stipends and Allowances" for details. If at any time during the research project, it becomes necessary for you to work outside the United States and its territories, you must notify your Project Officer who will obtain the necessary EPA and State Department approval before you can use fellowship funds to conduct these activities. In addition, for travel to international meetings, approval must be obtained from the EPA project officer.

THE MAI FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PACKAGE
    The application package for a MAI Fellowship consists of three major parts: 1) the pre-application, 2) three letters of recommendation, and 3) a self-addressed, stamped postcard. The pre-application provides the reviewers with information about you and your proposed research, the letters provide support for your pre-application, and the postcard allows us to keep you informed about the status of your pre-application. This section provides information you will need to complete each part of the application package.

    Educational Levels

    When completing the application package for a MAI fellowship you will need to describe your educational level at the time of submission. Choose one of the following:

    1. Entering Master's Student (EM) if you are applying for, or enrolled in, a master's program and have completed less than one year* toward this degree.

    2. Entering Doctoral Student (ED) if you are applying for, or are enrolled in, a doctoral program, have completed less than one year toward this degree, and have no other graduate or professional degree (e.g., MS, DVM, JD).
     

    3. Doctoral Student (DS) if you are applying for, or enrolled in, a doctoral program, have completed less than one year toward this degree, but have completed another graduate or professional degree (e.g., MS, DVM, JD).
     

    4. Continuing Doctoral Student (CD) if you are enrolled in a doctoral program and have completed more than one year, but less than four years,* toward this degree.

    Note*

    Students who have completed more than one year of their masters or four years of their Ph.D. program are not eligible for the MAI fellowship.

Sorting Codes

You are also asked to select a single Sorting Code for your application. This sorting code will be used to direct your application to the appropriate review panel. It is important that you select the most appropriate Sorting Code from the list shown below. If you select more than one Sorting Code it will be assigned to the first one you select, regardless of whether it is the most appropriate.

      F2-MAI-M1 Natural and Life Sciences
      F2-MAI M2 Environmental Science
      F2-MAI-M3 Engineering
      F2-MAI-M4 Social Sciences
      F2-MAI-N1 Physical Sciences
      F2-MAI-N2 Mathematics and Computer Science
      F2-MAI-N3 Economics
      F2-MAI-N4 Environmental Decision Making
Mandatory Format for Pre-applications

The pre-application part of your package consists of thirteen (13) items. The pre-application must be completed using a 12 point or equivalent typeface on 8-1/2 x 11-in paper with one-inch margins all around. Page limitations for individual components of the pre-application are specified below. Do not exceed these limits or the proposal will be ineligible. Do not submit materials permanently bound, or in ring binders. You must submit the original and six (6) copies of all required materials.

ITEMS 1-8 COMBINED MUST NOT EXCEED ONE PAGE

    Item 1 PERSONAL DATA -- provide your full name (last name first), current address, permanent address, and home and work telephone numbers. If you can be reached by fax or e-mail, include that information as well. (Optional -- for statistical reporting purposes only, we ask you to include your gender and race, e.g., African-American, white, Hispanic, native American, Asian and Pacific Islander).

    Item 2 CITIZENSHIP STATUS -- state whether you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If you are a citizen, give the city of your birth. If you are a resident alien, provide your green card number. EPA may choose to verify this information.

    Item 3 DEGREE SOUGHT -- state either master's or doctoral (e.g., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., M.P.H.). Include the month and year you expect the degree to be awarded.

    Item 4 EDUCATIONAL LEVEL -- state either entering graduate student, doctoral student, or continuing doctoral student (as defined above).

    Item 5 SORTING CODE -- from list provided above. You MUST select only one. Your pre-application will be reviewed by individuals from the field you select. This code must also appear in the address for delivery of your pre-application, as specified below.

    Item 6 TITLE -- provide a descriptive title for your research project, or your research area of interest if the specific topic has not yet been selected. This title will be posted on the NCER web site in the event of an award.

    Item 7 COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OR DEPARTMENT -- Name and location of the college/university, school or department from which your degree will be obtained.

       
    Item 8 NAME AND ADDRESS OF GRADUATE ADVISOR -- If you have a graduate advisor, give his or her name, address, and telecommunications data, including phone, fax, and e-mail, if available. If you do not yet have an advisor, write "NA".
ITEM 9 MUST NOT EXCEED ONE PAGE
    Item 9 STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES -- Explain your academic and career goals and how your proposed course of study or research will help you to achieve these goals. Include any background information you believe is pertinent and provide insight into why you have chosen the goals you are pursuing. You will be evaluated on your dedication to your studies and to an environmentally-oriented career. This statement will also provide insight into your organizational, analytical, and written communication skills.
ITEMS 10 & 11 COMBINED, MUST NOT EXCEED ONE PAGE
    Item 10 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE -- List the academic degrees you have received or expect to receive in the near future, including the date and the institution. Also list relevant experience, including paid employment, military service, internships, residencies, special studies, volunteer work, etc. Give dates and a short description of your duties in each position, listing most recent first. Give names and addresses of employers. List only relevant experience.

    Item 11 PUBLICATIONS -- If you have published in the technical/scientific literature, provide a bibliography here. If you have not yet published, write "NA".

ITEM 12 MUST NOT EXCEED 5 PAGES
    Item 12 NARRATIVE STATEMENT--The narrative statement should reflect the educational level of the applicant. All students must include a description of the scientific and, if appropriate, the societal importance of their field of study. A detailed research plan is required for continuing doctoral students, but is desirable for all applicants. At a minimum, answer the following questions for the appropriate educational level.

    ENTERING MASTER'S STUDENT: What are the degree requirements for your program? What is your planned course of study during the period of the fellowship? Do you know if you will be undertaking a thesis/special project? If so, describe it. If you do not know, what project would you like to propose? Why would it be important? How is it relevant to the protection of human health and the environment?

    ENTERING DOCTORAL STUDENT: What are the degree requirements for your program? What is your planned course of study during the period of the fellowship? If you could select your dissertation topic this year, what would it be? Why would it be important? How is it relevant to the protection of human health and the environment?.

    DOCTORAL STUDENT: What are the degree requirements for your program? What is your planned course of study during the period of the fellowship? If you could select your dissertation topic this year, what would it be? Why would it be important? How is it relevant to the protection of human health and the environment?

    CONTINUING DOCTORAL STUDENT: What is your dissertation topic? How is it relevant to the protection of human health and the environment? Describe your dissertation research project by addressing the following points:

    A. Goal of research--What problem are you focusing on and what is your hypothesis?

    B. Rationale--What is the technical or societal need for this research? What research has been published on this topic and how do the results relate to your project?

    C. Approach--How will you test your hypothesis?

    D. Expected results--What scientific or other benefits are expected to result from this work?

    E. Cited literature--Provide a list of cited literature, which can be in addition to the 5-page limit.

ITEM 13 MAY USE AS MANY PAGES AS NECESSARY
    Item 13 TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION -- Provide, in tabular form, the following information taken from your transcripts: identify the institutions at which the credits were earned, dates, names and catalog numbers of courses taken, credit hours, grades received, and cumulative GPA for all courses taken at each degree level. If possible, course titles should not exceed the space available. Abbreviations are allowed. If courses were audited or not completed, note this information. If any institution you attended had a grading system different from the traditional "A, B, C..." system, explain the system in a succinct footnote to Item 13. Do not leave anything out. Include data from your entire college career. DO NOT INCLUDE COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. Top-ranked applicants will be required to submit official copies of transcripts for validation prior to the award of the fellowship.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Each application package MUST include three reference letters from individuals who have knowledge of your academic record. If you have a sponsor or advisor in the program, one of these letters should come from that individual. EPA is bound by regulation to require three letters. If the pre-application does not include three letters, it will not be reviewed. The original and six (6) copies of each required letter must be contained in an individual envelope sealed by the writer and must be included in the pre-application package. We will not accept reference letters sent separately.

    Self-addressed and Stamped Postcard

    Include a postcard in your package so that we can notify you that your pre-application was received. If your postcard with the identifying application number is not returned within 30 days of the announcement deadline, you MUST call 1-800-490-9194 to verify that your package was received. If you do not include the postcard, you will not be notified that we received your package.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All pre-applications must be submitted in the exact format described. All necessary information is provided in the instructions. To illustrate the instructions, a sample pre-application appears at the end of this announcement. Pre-applications must include the original and six copies of each letter of reference enclosed in three individually sealed envelopes, as described above.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

The pre-applications and letters of recommendation will be reviewed by non-EPA experts from the appropriate field of study. Students applying for fellowships must select a single Sorting Code from the list provided. Reviewers are recruited based on the specialty fields represented by the pre-applications.

Each student will be evaluated based on his or her potential for success in a graduate study program. The reviewers will consider academic records, recommendations, and career goals and objectives. Students at each educational level will be evaluated based on the information provided in the pre-application as described above under "Mandatory Format for Pre-Applications".

Reviewers will recommend the best applicants from each of the three educational level categories. Finalists will be selected for award of a fellowship based on the availability of funds, reviewers' evaluations, and program goals, such as distribution of awards across disciplines, institutions and geography, degree level being sought, and other possible indicators of program balance. Only finalists will be required to submit the following:

1. EPA Form 5770-2, "Fellowship Application;

2. EPA Form 5700-49, "Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters;" and

3. Sealed official transcripts from all institutions (if so instructed by EPA).

The necessary forms are available on the NCER homepage (www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/).

WHERE AND WHEN TO SUBMIT

Pre-applications must be received at EPA no later than 4:00 p.m., EST, on November 19, 2001. Pre-applications may be submitted by regular mail, express mail, or uniformed courier services. If using regular mail, allow sufficient time for delivery since applications MUST be at EPA by 4:00 p.m. EST on November 19, 2001.

If sending by regular or priority U.S. mail, send the original AND SIX (6) COPIES of all required materials to:
 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Peer Review Division (8703R)
Sorting Code: F2-MAI-XX (replace with the appropriate sorting code; see list provided) 
Ariel Rios Building 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
NW Washington DC 20460

 

For express mail-delivered applications, the following address must be used:
 

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Peer Review Division (8703R)
Sorting Code: F02-MAI-XX (replace with the appropriate sorting code; see list provided)
Ronald Reagan Building
Room B-10105 
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

 

Phone: (202) 564-6939 (for express mail applications)

Courier- or personally-delivered applications must be brought to the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. The courier must come to the EPA Visitors' Lobby (see map), tell the security guard that he/she has a delivery for the EPA mail room. The courier will be required to sign a visitors' log, and will be directed to the EPA mail room. The mail room is open 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays, exclusive of Federal holidays. If the applicant requires a receipt for the delivery, you will need to provide a form which the mail room personnel will sign.

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD DATES
If you comply with the requirement to include a stamped, self-addressed postcard with your pre-application, you will be notified when we receive your package. Subject to the availability of funding, awards should be made by July 22, 2002, for the fall term.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For additional information or assistance in preparing your pre-application, first consult the "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)" on the NCER Home Page (http://epa.gov/ncer). EPA also maintains a toll-free telephone number which allows individuals to leave a recorded message or question. These will be answered through a return telephone call. To access this service, dial 1-800-490-9194.

SAMPLE PRE-APPLICATION
The pages that follow constitute a sample pre-application for graduate fellowships.

NOTE!!!! Smart as he is, this hypothetical student probably would NOT receive an EPA fellowship because his curriculum has no obvious relationship to environmental concerns or the disciplinary degree he is seeking. His only chance would be if his narrative statement clearly made that connection. The purpose of this sample is to demonstrate format, not content.

Pre-application for MAI Graduate Fellowship
 

Page 1

1. Name: Gilmore, Derek Malcomb

Current Address: 68 College Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059
Permanent Address: c/o Moses Gilmore, 327 Market St., Richmond, VA 22307
Home Phone: 804-555-1234
Work Phone: 804-555-1111
Fax: 804-555-1010
E-mail: xxxxx@yyy.com

Gender: Male
Race: African-American
 

2. Citizenship Status: U.S. Citizen, born in Richmond, Virginia (Note: if this student were a permanent resident alien, he would indicate his green card number here.)

3. Degree Applying For: Doctoral degree (or Ph.D., ScD., etc.), expected 6/04

4. Level of Education at Start of Fellowship: Continuing Doctoral

5. Sorting Code: F02-MAI-K1-Mathematics

6. Title: The Kinetics of Chemical Movement in the Environment.

7. Current School and Department: Howard University, Department of Physics, 
8. Name and Address of Graduate Advisor (Sponsor): 
G. K. Leonard, Chairman
Department of Physics
Howard University, Washington, DC 20059

Office Phone: 202-555-1235 Fax: 202=555-4321

E-mail: Xxxxxxx@howard.edu

______________________________________________________________________

Page 2

  • Statement of Objectives: This is a written account of your academic and environmental career goals, in which you relate your past accomplishments and future plans, and describe how your proposed plan of study or research will tie these together. The quality of this section is a key criterion for review, so be as articulate and thorough as possible.
_________________________________________________________________________


 

Page 3

10. Education and Experience:
1/97 to Present: Enrolled in Ph.D. Program at Howard University 
Current GPA: 4.0 
1/97 to Present: Teaching Assistant Howard University, Department of Mathematics and Physics Contact: G. K. Leonard, (202)111-0001
1/95 to 1/97: Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, North Carolina
9/95 to 6/96 North Carolina A&T University, MS, Applied Mathematics
1990 to 1994 Virginia Union University, BS, Mathematics 

10. PublicationsSwain, L. B., Jackson, X,Y, and Gilmore, D.M. Algorithms for Hazardous Waste Site Management. Environ. Sci. Tech. 1(11), 111-222 (1997).
 

______________________________________________________________________________
 

Pages 4-8
 

12. Narrative Statement

Derek Gilmore, our hypothetical candidate, must provide a detailed scope of work for his proposed research, because he is a continuing Ph.D. student, he may not exceed five pages in describing the goals, rationale, approach, and references for his project. 

______________________________________________________________________________

Pages 9 and Beyond.

13. Transcript Data 
 

       
      Institution Year Course # Title Credit Hrs Grade
      Howard 1997  580 Theoretical Physics 6 A
      Howard 1997  576 Individual Study in Physics 3 A
      Howard 1997  591 Topics in Contemporary Physics 3 In progress
      Howard 1997  577  Advanced Quantum Mechanics 4 A
      Howard 1997  552  Technical French 3 A
      Howard 1997  540 Advanced Electromagnetism 2 A
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-505 Quantum Mechanics 3 A
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-511 Physical Optics 4 A
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-515 Adv. Exp. Physics  4 A
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-521 Math. Methods of Physics 3 A
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-522 Math. Methods of Physics  3 A
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-526 Topics in Contemporary Physics 3 pass
      NCA&T  1996  Phy-510 Research Project  6 A
      NCA&T  1995 Phy-503 Introduction to Relativity 3 A
      NCA&T  1995 Phy-506 Exp. Physics 3 B
      NCA&T  1995 Phy-501 Modern Physics 3 A
      NCA&T  1995 Phy-509 Mechanics 6 A
      NCA&T  1994 Phy-506 Electromagnetism Theory  6 6
      Virginia Union 1994 Chem- 310 Physical Chemistry I  4 A
      Virginia Union 1994 Chem- 310 Physical Chemistry  4 A
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

 Alabama A&M University
 Alabama State University, Montgomery
 Albany State University, Albany
 Alcorn State University
 Allen University, Columbia
 Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock
 Barber-Scotia College, Concord
 Benedict College, Columbia
 Bennett College, Greensboro
 Bethune Cookman College, Daytona Beach
 Bishop State Community College, Mobile
 Bluefield State College, Bluefield
 Bowie State University
 Central State University, Wilberforce
 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
 Claflin College, Orangeburg
 Clark Atlanta University
 Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill
 Coahoma Community College, Clarksdale
 Concordia College, Selma
 Coppin State College, Baltimore
 Delaware State University, Dover
 Denmark Technical College
 Dillard University, New Orleans
 Edward Waters College, Jacksonville
 Elizabeth City State University
 Fayetteville State University
 Fisk University, Nashville
 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee
 Florida Memorial College, Miami
 Fort Valley State University
 Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden
 Grambling State University
 Hampton University
 Harris-Stowe State College, St. Louis
 Hinds Community College, Raymond
 Howard University, Washington
 Huston-Tillotson College, Austin
 Interdenominational Theological Center
 J F Drake State Technical College, Huntsville
 Jackson State University
 Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins
 Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte
 Kentucky State University, Frankfort
 Knoxville College
 Lane College, Jackson
 Langston University
 Lawson State Community College, Birmingham
 Le Moyne-Owen College, Memphis
 Lewis College of Business
 Lincoln University
 Lincoln University, Jefferson City
 Livingstone College, Salisbury
 Mary Holmes College, West Point
 Meharry Medical College
 Miles College, Fairfield
 Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena
 Morehouse College, Atlanta
 Morehouse School of Medicine
 Morgan State University, Baltimore
 Morris Brown College, Atlanta
 Morris College, Sumter
 Norfolk State Unviersity
 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical St. University
 North Carolina Central University, Durham
 Oakwood College, Huntsville
 Paine College, Augusta
 Paul Quinn College, Dallas
 Philander Smith College, Little Rock
 Prairie View A&M University
 Rust College, Holly Springs
 Saint Augustines College, Raleigh
 Saint Pauls College, Lawrenceville
 Saint Philips College
 Savannah State University
 Selma University, Selma
 Shaw University, Raleigh
 Shelton State Community College
 Shorter College
 South Carolina State University, Orangeburg
 Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge
 Southern University at New Orleans
 Southern University at Shreveport
 Southwestern Christian College, Terrell
 Spelman College, Atlanta
 Stillman College, Tuscaloosa
 Talladega College, Talladega
 Tennessee State University, Nashville
 Texas College, Tyler
 Texas Southern University, Houston
 Tougaloo College, Tougaloo
 Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery
 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee
 University of Arkansas At Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff
 University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Anne
 University of the District of Columbia
 University of the Virgin Islands
 Virginia State University, Petersburg
 Virginia Union University, Richmond
 Voorhees College, Denmark
 West Virginia State College, Institute
 Wilberforce University
 Wiley College, Marshall
 Winston-Salem State University
 Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans
 

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

 Adams State College
 Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
 Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria
 American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
 American University of Puerto Rico-Manati
 Antelope Valley College
 Arizona Western College, Yuma
 Bakersfield College, Bakersfield
 Barry University, Miami
 Bayamon Central University
 Boricua College, New York
 California State University, Bakersfield
 California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson
 California State University, Fresno
 California State University, Fullerton
 California State University, Los Angeles
 California State University, Northridge
 California State University, San Bernardino
 California State University-Monterey Bay
 Canada College
 Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus
 Central Arizona College, Coolidge
 Cerritos College, Norwalk
 Chaffey Community College, Rancho Cucamonga
 Citrus College, Glendale
 City College of Chicago-Harry S. Truman College
 City College of Chicago-Malcolm X College
 City College of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College
 City College of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
 Coastal Bend College, Beeville
 Cochise College, Douglas
 Colegio Universitario Del Este, Carolina
 Collage Technologica Del Municipio De Se Juan
 College of Aeronautics
 College of Santa Fe
 College of the Desert, Palm Desert
 College of the Sequoias, Visalia
 Community College of Denver
 Compton Community College
 CUNY Bronx Community College
 CUNY Hostos Community College, Bronx
 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
 CUNY La Guardia Community College, Long Island City
 CUNY Lehman College, Bronx
 CUNY New York City Technical College, Brooklyn
 CUNY-Borough of Manhattan Community College
 CUNY-City College
 Del Mar College, Corpus Christi
 Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead
 Dona Ana Branch Community College
 East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park
 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus, Portales
 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
 El Camino College
 El Paso Community College, El Paso
 Escuela De Artes Plasticas De Puerto Rico, San Juan
 Estrella Mountain Community College, Litchfield Park
 Florida International University, Miami
 Florida National College
 Fresno City College, Fresno
 Fullerton College, Fullerton
 Gavilan College, Gilroy
 Glendale Community College, Glendale
 Hartnell College, Salinas
 Heald Business College-Fresno
 Heald Business College-Salinas
 Heald Business College-Stockton
 Heritage College, Toppenish
 Houston Community College System, Houston
 Hudson County Community College, Jersey City
 Humacao County Community College
 Imperial Valley College
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Central Office
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Guayama
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro, Rio Piedras
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
 Inter American Unviersity of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
 Laredo Community College
 Long Beach City College, Long Beach
 Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles
 Los Angeles Harbor College
 Los Angeles Mission College
 Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles
 Los Angeles Valley College
 Luna Vocational Technical Institute, Las Vegas
 MacCormac College
 Merced College, Merced
 Mercy College-Main Campus, Dobbs Ferry
 Mesa Technical College, Tucumcari
 Miami-Dade Community College, District Administration
 Miami-Dade Community College, Homestead
 Miami-Dade Community College, InterAmerican
 Miami-Dade Community College, Kendall
 Miami-Dade Community College, Medical Center
 Miami-Dade Community College, Miami
 Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus
 Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus
 Midland College
 Modesto Junior College
 Morton College, Cicero
 Mount Saint Mary's College
 Mountain View College, Dallas
 Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut
 New Jersey City University, Jersey City
 New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas
 New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs
 New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
 New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
 New Mexico State University-Grants Campus
 New Mexico State University-Main Campus, Las Cruces
 Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
 Northern New Mexico Community College, Espanola
 Northwest Vista College
 Occidental College
 Odessa College
 Otero Junior College, La Junta
 Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio, San Antonio
 Oxnard College, Oxnard
 Palo Alto College, San Antonio
 Palo Verde College, Blythe
 Pasadena City College, Pasadena
 Passaic County Community College, Paterson
 Phoenix College, Phoenix
 Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus
 Pima Community College, Tucson
 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Guayama
 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
 Porterville College
 Pueblo Community College
 Rancho Santiago Community College District
 Reedley College, Reedley
 Rio Hondo College, Whittier
 Riverside Community College
 Saint Edwards University, Austin
 Saint Peters College, Jersey City
 Saint Philips College
 San Antonio College
 San Bernardino Community College District
 San Bernardino Valley College
 San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus
 San Jacinto College-Central Campus
 San Jacinto College-North Campus, Houston
 Santa Fe Community College
 Santa Monica College
 Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez
 South Mountain Community College, Phoenix
 South Plains College, Levelland
 South Texas Community College, Mcallen
 Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde
 Southwestern College, Chula Vista
 St. Marys University, San Antonio
 Sul Ross State University, Alpine
 Texas A&M International University, Laredo
 Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
 Texas A&M University, Kingsville
 Texas Southmost College, Brownsville
 Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
 The National Hispanic University, San Jose
 The Technological College of the Municipality of San Juan
 The University of Texas at Brownsville
 The University of Texas at El Paso
 The University of Texas at San Antonio
 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odes
 The University of Texas-Health Science Center, San Antonio
 The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg
 Trinidad State Junior College
 Trinity International University, Miami
 United States International University
 Universidad Adventista De Las Antillas, Mayaguez
 Universidad Central Del Caribe, Bayamon
 Universidad Del Turabo, Gurabo
 Universidad Metropolitana, Rio Piedras
 Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico, Hato Rey
 Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico, Hato Rey
 Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico, San Juan
 University of Houston-Downtown
 University of La Verne
 University of Miami, Coral Gables
 University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
 University of New Mexico-Main Campus, Albuquerque
 University of New Mexico-Taos Education Center
 University of New Mexico-Valencia County Branch, Los Lunas
 University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla Regional College
 University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus
 University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon Technical University
 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina Regional College
 University of Puerto Rico-Cayey Unviersity College
 University of Puerto Rico-Central Administration
 University of Puerto Rico-Humacao University Coll.
 University of Puerto Rico-La Montana Regional College
 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
 University of Puerto Rico-Medical Science Campus
 University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Technical College
 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus
 University of Sacred Heart, Santurce
 University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo
 University of St. Thomas, Houston
 University of Texas at El Paso
 University of Texas-Pan American
 University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
 Valencia Community College, Osceola Campus
 Ventura College
 Victoria College
 West Hills Community College, Coalinga
 Western New Mexico University, Silver City
 Whittier College
 Woodbury University, Burbank

Tribal Colleges (TCs)

 Bay Mills Community
 College
 Blackfeet Community College
 Cankdeska Cikana Community College
 College of the Menominee Nation
 Crownpoint Institute of Technology
 Dine College
 D-Q University
 Dull Knife Memorial College
 Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
 Fort Belknap College
 Fort Berthold Community College
 Fort Peck Community College
 Haskell Indian Nations University
 Institute of American Indian Arts
 Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
 Leech Lake Tribal College
 Little Big Horn College
 Little Priest Tribal College
 Nebraska Indian Community College
 Northwest Indian College
 Oglala Lakota College
 Red Crow Community College
 Salish Kootenai College
 Si Tanka College, Eagle Butte
 Sinte Gleska University
 Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College
 Sitting Bull College
 Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute
 Stone Child College
 Turtle Mountain Community College
 United Tribes Technical College
 White Earth Tribal and Community College

 Tribal Colleges (TCs)
 with Articulation
 Agreements with Major
 Universities and other
 Tribal Colleges

 Blackfeet Community College
 Montana State University
 University of Montana
 Cankdeska Cikana Community College
 Minot State University
 North Dakota State University
 University of North Dakota
 Any other institution in the North Dakota system
 College of Menominee Nation
 University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley
 University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
 University of Wisconsin, Madison
 University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
 D-Q University
 California State University
 University of California (all campuses)
 Any other instituion in the California system (www.assist.org)
 Dull Knife Memorial College
 Black Hill State University
 Montana State University, Billings
 Montana State University, Bozeman
 Montana State University, Northern
 University of Montana, Missoula
 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
 College of St. Scholastica
 University of Minnesota, Duluth
 University of Wisconsin, Superior
 Fort Belknap College
 Montana State University, Billings
 Montana State University, Bozeman
 Montana State University, Great Falls
 Montana State University, Northern
 Fort Berthold Community College
 North Dakota University
 Fort Peck Community College
 Montana State University, Billings
 Montana State University, Bozeman
 Montana State University, Northern
 Rocky Mountain College
 University of Montana, Missoula
 Haskell Indian Nations University
 Kansas State University, Manhattan
 Montana State University, Bozeman
 New Mexico State, Las Cruces
 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
 University of Kansas, Lawrence
 University of Missouri, Columbia
 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
 University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
 University of Wisconsin, River Falls
 University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
 University of Wisconsin, Superior
 Leech Lake Tribal College
 Sinte Gleska University
 Northwest Indian College
 Evergreen State College, Olympia (WA)
 Western Washington University, Bellingham
 Western Washington University, (Fairhaven Coll., Bellingham)
 Western Washington University, (Huxley College, Bellingham)
 Oglala Lakota College
 Si Tanka College
 Sitting Bull College
 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
 Sinte Gleska University
 Ihanktonwan, Marty, SD
 Leech Lake Tribal College, MN
 Lower Brule, SD
 Si Tanka, Eagle Butte
 Sitting Bull College, ND
 Si Tanka College
 Sinte Gleska University

Alaska Native Serving Institutions

U of Alaska Fairbanks
 UA Bristol Bay Campus
 UA Sitka
 UA Kuskowim
 UA Chukchi
 Ilisagvik Colllege
 UA Fairbanks/Interior Aleutians Campus
 Prince William Sound Community College

Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

U of Hawaii(UH) Maui Community College
 UH Windward CC
 UH HawaiiCC
 Kapiolani CC
 UH Leeward CC
 UH Kauai CC
 UH Hilo
 UH Honolulu CC

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