Open to students who …
- have a lawful ability to remain in the U.S. for the duration of the scholarship.
- have completed and received an undergraduate degree in the field sciences and have been accepted into a graduate degree program at an accredited education institute that leads to a masters or doctorate degree in one of the field sciences. At the masters level, preference will be given to the Master of Science degree.
- are studying full time and maintain a full time course load (typically 12 credit hours or more), and remain in good academic standing.
- maintain at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) at the graduate level.
- apply for scholarship awards on a yearly basis (no multiyear awards). Preference will be given to past scholarship recipients.
- represent that they will provide the FHL Foundation with appropriate reports annually including but not limited to progress reports, professor evaluations, and course descriptions.
- are studying at an established traditional, public or non-profit “bricks and mortar” campus. We are not able to make scholarship grant awards to for-profit education institutes. The Minka Scholarship Program Awards are designed to encourage students to investigate and explore the real world. Online or virtual courses will not necessarily disqualify a student. However, strong preference will be given to those students who access online or virtual courses for 20% or less of their credit hours within a particular semester.
If you are not sure whether your program or project qualifies as a field science, feel free to complete and submit our Prequalification Form (menu item above). The information submitted will only be used to assess whether your current or intended program or project qualifies as a field science. The information submitted will have no bearing on whether you receive a scholarship grant. Click on the following link to access our prequalification form.