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Post High School and Post College Programs

Harvard Summer Venture in Management

SVMP is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Applicants must be current college juniors who will complete their junior year by the start of the program. All SVMP participants must be rising college seniors who have completed their junior year of college by June 2016. Harvard Business School covers all educational expenses, including room and board. Although not required, many company sponsors cover your salary during the week of the program and assume the costs of your transportation to and from the program. You will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from the program. Limited financial aid is available to cover travel expenses to the program. Admitted students will be given information on how to request travel reimbursement. You must have a summer internship and be authorized by your employer to attend SVMP. Internship organizations can include public or private companies, government agencies or entities, and non-profit organizations. We also accept applications from those who are self-employed over the summer. While attendance in SVMP does not guarantee admission to HBS, participants are encouraged to consider a graduate business degree after completing their undergraduate education. Not being admitted to SVMP does not affect an applicant’s admission to the MBA program at a future date. Admission to both programs (SVMP and MBA) is highly competitive.

The Toigo MBA Fellowship

The Toigo MBA Fellowship provides minority MBA candidates committed to careers in finance with an unmatched network of contacts, a prestigious point of difference in the eyes of employers, one-on-one career guidance, leadership training, a merit award—and more.

Toigo Fellowships are awarded the Spring prior to the start of business school. Each class includes 50+ of the most exceptional minority MBA candidates from a mix of schools nationwide. All are exemplary individuals. All are minorities about to earn their MBA. If selected, you join a select group of professionals passionate about their careers and each other’s success that will benefit you during school and throughout your career.

The Consortium

If you have worked hard to promote diversity in your community or your workplace, we invite you to apply to The Consortium as a starting point toward achieving your career goals.

Through The Consortium’s common application, apply to up to six of the country’s leading MBA programs. This is a time- and money-saving tool that can give you an edge as you seek to begin the next stage of your career. The application deadlines are Oct. 15 and Jan. 5. Look at our application instructions for more information.

Thanks to our supporters, each year we award hundreds of merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to some of the country’s top MBA programs. Typically, we are able to offer these fellowships to 70 percent of those admitted.

Benefits go beyond fellowships. As a Consortium Fellow, you’ll join a community with representatives from our 70-plus corporate partners at our Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum.

Many of our students leave this conference with early internship opportunities – opportunities that often lead to jobs after graduation.

The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program 

Aims to increase diversity in law schools and, eventually, in the legal profession by subsidizing the LSAT preparatory course and law school application expenses of diverse, high-performing college students who have difficulty paying the expenses associated with applying to law school.  Eligible students are second semester college juniors, seniors, or be a very recent graduate of an accredited American college.  Sidley Scholars receive expert counseling on creating a successful law school application; attend the Sidley Scholars Summer Seminar, a multiple-day introduction to the structure of the American legal system and substantive instruction on the traditional first-year law school courses and instruction in how to succeed in law school, as well as an opportunity to meet Sidley lawyers and other leaders in the legal community. The Sidley Scholars Summer Seminar is for Scholars who are starting law school immediately following the Summer Seminar; receive up to $2,500 in benefits to pay tuition in a commercial LSAT preparation course, as well as reimbursement for application fees for as many as seven law schools; may be eligible to receive an additional $2,500 scholarship award, in two installments. Scholars will receive $1,250 when they have (1) successfully completed an approved LSAT preparatory course, (2) taken the LSAT, and (3) applied to at least five accredited law schools. Finally, each Scholar will receive a final $1,250 scholarship distribution once the Scholar has informed Sidley that he or she has been accepted to, and is committed to start law school at, an accredited law school and has attended the entire Sidley Scholars Summer Seminar in the summer immediately preceding the Scholar’s matriculation at that law school.

AspirnautTM Summer Research Internships

AspirnautTM Summer Research Internships are hands-on and mentored laboratory experiences for undergraduate students interested in a career in biomedical research. The program is supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and recruitment is targeted to underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, Native Americans and those from geographically- and economically-disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by the federal government.*

Summer research interns receive a salary of $500 per week for the ten-week period. This salary is intended to cover all intern costs associated with participation in the program including travel to and from Nashville.

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and who are in good standing at their primary institution are eligible. Applicants should have already completed biology, chemistry or biochemistry. Rising seniors should have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education at the start of the summer program. Applicants who have successfully completed high school and who are matriculating into a 4-year college/university in the fall are also eligible if they have taken an advanced course in biology, chemistry, or physics in high school. Candidates should demonstrate interest in/potential to pursue graduate study (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.S.) toward an advanced degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields and in biomedical research.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. There are two types of support for REU student research:

(1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome.

(2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

Undergraduate student participants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.  Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Over 2,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs.

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award, for a total award of $8,000. Please note that this award is competitive and offered to a limited number of students each year.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Funding Amount: up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)

THE CODE2040 Fellows Program

CODE2040's flagship program places top performing Black and Latino/a college level computer science students from around the country in an intensive summer career accelerator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students intern at top tech companies and participate in a series of career building sessions on evenings and weekends.


The Fellows Program consists of:

  • A full-time summer internship at a tech company where you'll contribute to mission critical projects

  • A speaker series with founders, CEOs, venture capitalists, and top engineers

  • Workshops on entrepreneurship and tech topics

  • One-on-one mentorship by tech professionals

  • Networking opportunities with influential industry members and CODE2040 Alumni


Our list of company partners where Fellows work during their summer grows every year and includes top tech companies like Intuit, Pandora, Medium and more.




CODE2040's newest student-focused program, rolling out throughout 2015, prepares Black and Latino/a students to land and succeed in internships and full-time jobs at top tech companies. Through our work with dozens of students and tech companies, we know that even the most talented students can require interview skills training, increased direct access to career opportunities, and connection to a robust support network to successfully launch their careers.


TAP addresses these needs via complementary programs:

  • Day-long in-person workshops on how to land a job in tech including in depth interview prep

  • Retreats with other high performing students from underrepresented backgrounds to build community and confidence

  • Online tools for self assessment and targeted self-paced learning

  • Coaching and mentoring by experienced professionals in the field


Code 2040 TECH TREK


CODE2040’s newest program, launching Spring 2016, offers Black and Latino/a underclassmen an intensive introduction to a future in technology.


Tech Trek prepares students through a weeklong, all expenses paid experience featuring:

  • An introduction to the tech and innovation communities in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley through company tours, workshops, and more

  • Networking opportunities with high level tech professionals of color

  • Professional development workshops specifically developed for Blacks and Latino/as interested in tech

First Years on Campus

First Years On Campus (FYOC) is a year-long cohort program, specifically for Black and Latino/a Computer Science majors in their first year that will provide the support needed as a first year in the CS major, including but not limited to:

  • Tours of tech companies

  • Q&A panels featuring tech professionals of color

  • Monthly events in partnership with tech companies, to give you insight into the tech industry

  • Online web workshops geared towards preparing you for a future internship: we'll teach you how to craft the perfect resume, ace your interviews, and negotiate the best offer! 

  • New friends and new connections! We'll not only connect you to other Black and Latino/a CS majors in your area but also connect you to tech professionals of color in our network.

  • Mentorship to provide that one on one support you need

Our goal is to reach Black and Latino/a freshmen as soon as you all start in CS, so you have the support system to not only pass your classes but thrive as a CS major. Best of all, if accepted, this program will come at no cost to you! 

We’re piloting FYOC starting in the 2016/2017 academic year in one location: right here at home in Northern California. 


  • Self-identifying Black or Latino/a

  • First year as a Computer Science major, or first year on campus with the intention of declaring Computer Science

  • Attending a university in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento/Davis, or northern Central Valley -- preferably a maximum of 3 hours driving distance from SF

  • Passionate and excited about Computer Science, diversity in tech, and making an impact!



June 1st, 2016: Application launch

Deadline to be announced. 

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