OSU Libraries have two databases to help you identify grant opportunities:
The Federal Government is a rich source of grant funding of all kinds. Some online tools make it easier to find government grants.
Databases that pull together information from a variety of agencies and other sources:
Grants.gov is the primary access to federal grants from all 26 government grant-making agencies. Aimed primarily at the program/project level (it does not include personal financial assistance) it significantly streamlines the grant search and application process.
Federal Student Aid (Dept. of Education) is the portal for finding individual federal student financial assistance. Includes general information about the entire student aid process, with many links to further information. Primary audience is undergraduates, but has links to some resources for graduate students. http://studentaid.ed.gov/
Most agencies are using Grants.gov, but some individual websites still exist and may be useful if your primary grant source is a single agency.
National Science Foundation -- Find Funding page
National Institute of Health -- Office of Extramural Research
Environmental Protection Agency -- Grants and Fellowship Information. Includes environmental education grants
National Endowment for the Humanities -- independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
Council on Foundations -- a national nonprofit association of approximately 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations.
The Foundation Center -- nonprofit service organization and leading authority on organized private philanthropy in the U.S. A major source of grant information and news; includes a section on international grant information, and has free training materials (many in multiple languages) including a Proposal Writing Short Course. Some searching is also free (in the Foundation Directory Online Free database), but there is access to other database searching available to individuals for a fee.
Here are a few resources with information for minority and international grant seekers:
Check OSU's Financial Aid and Scholarships link on the OSU home page.
You can also check individual OSU college websites for pages similar to this one from the College of Engineering: Scholarships: Women and Minorities in Engineering
Minority grants at CollegeScholarships.org: http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/minority.htm. There is also a page there on grants for women: http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/women.htm
CollegeScholarhips.com is a similarly-named website of a private organization called College Connection. They list monthly free information you can look at: Scholarships for Women - Minority Scholarships
Many Universities have websites devoted to finding and achieving minority grants. Here is the minority grants webpage at Michigan State University: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3specpop.htm
Financial Aid for Minority Students This new guidebook comes from Affordable Colleges Online, an organization based in Reno, NV
The Center for Online Education has a guide on Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students. Along with a lot of general information for college-bound Hispanic and Latino students, this guide contains links to several scholarship sources.
Check into the following free resources online: