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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Education

This interdisciplinary guide is intended to serve as a portal to library and online resources related to diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and related social justice issues.

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Austin Community College Foundation lists general scholarships and funds for academic or workforce programs.  The Financial Aid for Minority Students page from Online Schools lists scholarships for Black/African American, Hispanic American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander,  women, and international students.  The scholarships listed below are intended for diverse groups.  Check scholarship websites early in the year (January), as most scholarship application deadlines are in the spring. Also consult Peterson's How to Get Money for College: Financing Your Future beyond Federal AidPeterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2015, Financial aid for Asian Americans, 2014-2016Financial aid for African Americans, 2014-2016, Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans 2014-2016, Directory of Financial Aids for Women, Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families, and Financial Aid for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families in ACC libraries.

Scholarships for African American Students

Scholarships for Arab Americans

Scholarships for Asian Pacific American Students

Belief-based Scholarships

Scholarships for Ex-Offenders / Inmates' Families / Victims

Scholarships for Latino / Hispanic Students

Scholarships for LGBTQIA Students

Scholarships for Native American / American Indian Students

Multicultural, Interracial, Multi-ethnic, and Minority Scholarships

According to College "Multicultural scholarships are slowly finding larger audiences. While eligibility for each award hinges on specific requirements, multicultural scholarship programs share the common goal of promoting higher education among ethnic student populations.

Scholarships that serve diverse student populations are alternately called multicultural, multiracial, interracial, and multi-ethnic.  Don’t get caught up in the language, each of these student aid initiatives is designed to lift multicultural citizens into the ranks of higher education.

There is no scientific definition of what constitutes a ‘minority’ student, especially in society’s evolving cultural melting-pot that continues to churn out eager college students of all creeds and colors. Use your own diverse make-up to uncover financial aid for college – including your ancestry and cultural identity.  Tap general aid and minority scholarships, but also embrace your multi-cultural heritage to land scholarship dollars for college."

Scholarships for Single Parents and Adult Students

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Articles from Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers

Recommended databases for articles related to teaching and diversity:

Academic Search Complete also provides full text articles on education and diversity-related topics.  You can search for your topic or limit your search to specific magazines and journals, such as the higher education journals listed below:

Streaming Media | Films | Documentaries

National Educational Organizations

Texas State Organizations

Austin Community College Educational Organizations

Low-income SES Students and Higher Education

Articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, blogs, and Internet sources.

Food Insecurity and Student Learning

Background Information

Article Databases

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