In its eleventh year, the Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2017. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe. Awards are offered in several categories, including for graduate study or research publication, women pursuing graduate study who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, women pursuing a degrees that could allow them to advance in or pursue change in their careers, and women pursuing graduate study in fields in which women are underrepresented.
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. These include awards for rising college first-year students and seniors, graduate students, and underrepresented students.
The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. Each year, APSA awards up to 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000. Additionally, APSA also offers a new spring round of the MFP awards for graduate students in the pre-dissertation stage of their career, currently in the form of a one-time award ranging between $500-$1500, to support expenses related to PhD graduate study for first and second-year political science PhD students from underrepresented groups.
The American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program MFP is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated training, mentoring and career development program that enhances psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and advancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities. Fellowships are for new and current graduate students in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY).
The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation provides fellowships to pursue a master’s degree at IDC Herzliya’s Raphael Recanati International School, located near Tel Aviv. Historically, future U.S. military officers from ROTC programs have been the backbone of the program. The program also accepts civilian students who are committed to careers in the Foreign Service or in intelligence agencies. The Fellowship covers tuition at the IDC (up to $16,000). Levy Fellows must enroll in one of the IDC’s security-related MA programs: (1) counter-terrorism and homeland security, or (2) diplomacy and conflict studies. The language of instruction is English.
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for underrepresented undergraduate minority students. The goal is to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at IBM Research — Almaden (San Jose, CA), and include the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. The Almaden lab has a full range of research. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a variety of paid and unpaid internships at the Met and the Cloisters intended for those with an interest in museum work and education. Interns work closely with curators on special exhibits, ongoing projects, and education. Internships may be for over the summer or during the fall and spring terms. Recent graduates and Master’s students may apply as well.
The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren awards come in two forms: fellowships and scholarships. Boren fellowships provide up to $30,000 to US graduate students, while scholarships provide up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students. Both support students who wish to study regions and languages critical to US interests.The fellowship program is intended to enable master’s and doctoral level students to supplement their chosen disciplines with a language and international study. Fellowship recipients may study domestically or overseas, while the scholarship program supports undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Languages studied under Boren fellowships and scholarships tend to be less commonly-taught and have the potential to contribute to US national security (defined broadly). Preference is shown toward applicants who study certain underrepresented languages. Scholars and Fellows commit to working in the federal goverment for at least one year after graduation.
The Bridging Project Scholarships program, administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, awards about 100 grants each year to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships. In addition, Morgan Stanley will offer two Bridging Scholarships of $7,500 to students who have an interest in economics and international finance and who have been accepted for study in Japan for the upcoming academic year and who submit a supplementary research paper. The Morgan Stanley award application requires an additional essay focused on economic issues.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. CAPAL offers three scholarship and internship programs:
1) CAPAL’s Public Service Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within the public sector in the Washington, DC area.
2) CAPAL’s Public Service Field Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within public sector positions throughout the United States.
3) CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who will be serving in unpaid public service internships in the Washington, DC area.
Successful applicants in each program receive a living stipend.
The Endowment’s James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Areas of research include Asia, Cyber Policy, Democracy and Rule of Law, Energy and Climate, Middle East, Nuclear Policy, Russia and Eurasia, and South Asia
The Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has provides 8-12 students each year with a summer opportunity to conduct cutting edge research in ecology. The program aims to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public. Participants develop skills in research, communication, teaching, and consideration of the application of these skills to policy. Participants receive a stipend, housing, and food allowance.
Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for study in the U.K. for citizens of Chevening-eligible countries. Chevening aims to develop global leaders through academic study and professional opportunities.
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism program, operated by the Newseum Institute and funded by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10- to 12-week paid internships. The program aims to provide training and support that will open doors to news and information careers and bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the United States. Scholars take part in a one-week training program followed by the internship.
The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.
Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. We encourage applications from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences who meet eligibility requirements. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. U.S. participants take part in two months of intensive German language training, four months of classes their academic or career fields at a university, technical or professional school; and a five month internship in their career fields.
The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this leadership training program and an opportunity to learn firsthand about the nation’s legislative process. Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and take part in educational and professional programming, as well as networking opportunities, provided by CHCI.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) supports nine-month public policy internships in Washington D.C. for Latino/a recent college graduates. Fellows gain exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and undertake work and leadership development experiences that help them to grow both personally and professionally. The program is designed to prepare fellows to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and teach them how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in all aspects of the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Through field placements, group interviews, seminars, focus weeks, individual and group projects, they develop the necessary skills and experience in the public affairs arena. NOTE: This is a fellowship program that charges tuition to its participants.
The US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in order to offer intensive summer programs in critical languages.These summer programs last seven to ten weeks and are fully funded by the CLS program. Programs are available at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level (beginning level language instruction is not offered for every language). There is no government service requirement, although students are expected to continue their language study after completing of the program. Languages include: Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers undergraduate scholarships to highly qualified undergraduate students from around the world for study abroad, university language courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany. These include scholarships for a semester or a year abroad (for between four and ten months), either as part of an organized study abroad program, or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Scholarships are competitive and are selected by an independent committee on the basis of an outstanding academic record and a convincing and feasible project proposal or statement of purpose. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and to explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
DAAD-RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany offers undergraduate students (who have completed at least two years of an undergraduate program) from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field). DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with PhD student mentors. German language is not required and the working language will be in English
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are admitted as affiliated students and have the opportunity to take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for a Cambridge BA in two years instead of the usual three. Following the completion of their first year of study some Scholars have opted into a one year M. Phil program at the discretion of the Senior Tutor at St. John’s. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of St. John’s, which was founded in the 16th century, by reading in one of the following subjects: Classics; Economics; Education; English; Geography; History; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS includes politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; or Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.
Established in 2007, the Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 language programs offered by Middlebury Language Schools, at any level of study: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered.
NOTE: This program was not available in 2018 due to budget uncertainties. Check back to see if the program is resumed.
When funding is available, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goals of the program are to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and working on pressing global challenges such as poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $93,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to work with the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.
Provides seed funding and support to social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. Fellows receive a stipend of $80,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. Applications from those who would, as fellows, contribute to the building of a diverse and inclusive social impact space are especially encouraged.
The El Pomar Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, aims to serve the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. It offers two programs of interest:
1) a summer internship that provides continuing undergraduate students with an interest in public service an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills. Applicants who are able to work at least 10 weeks or more are preferred. Interns receive a competitive hourly wage.
2) a postgraduate fellowship that provides a two-year, hands-on, continuing education opportunity based in Colorado Springs that combines on-the-job training with a background in leadership theory. Fellows have a starting annual salary of $33,000.
After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986, Elie and Marion Wiesel established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in order to advance the fight for human rights. In line with this mission, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics affords a promising student the opportunity to win a monetary award by composing a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay relating to a modern ethical issue. Each year the Foundation will suggest a topic for the essay, but applicants are encouraged to choose any topic about which they feel strongly.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year up to twenty participants are selected for this twelve-month program. After training in Washington DC, fellows are placed for five months with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, community kitchens, and local advocacy agencies. They then return to Washington, DC to complete the year with six months of work at national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops hunger-fighting leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.
The Hollings Scholarship Program aims to foster education and careers in oceanic and atmospheric science. It provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. An internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.
Funds students seeking graduate study in the University of Oxford’s Humanities Division, including history, art history, philosophy, English literature, world languages, film studies, gender studies, Asian studies, classics, music, and more. Both research and taught degree programs are eligible. Application to the Ertegun Scholarship occurs simultaneous to the application to the degree course.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Each year, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships, as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships. Fellowships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence, commitment to diversity, and the desire to teach at the college or university level.
The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program’s goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States
The US Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. The Fulbright “student” program sends recent alums and graduate students to over a hundred nations around the world for nine-month English teaching assistantships or study/research grants which allow students to devise and pursue interests of their own.
Increasingly, Fulbright is sponsoring a third category–a year (and sometimes more) of graduate education in certain countries around the world. These applications usually require two applications–one to Fulbright, and one to the designated graduate school. By all means, consult us on these.
For the latest information from the Fulbright Student Program, we encourage those who are interested to attend one or more webinars, offered by the national Fulbright folks over the spring months. There, you will be able to ask questions about the type of programs available and your eligibility for them. We also encourage you to view the powerpoint posted on this page entitled “What’s New in Fulbright”. This allows you to see which opportunities the program is especially pushing, which is good to know as you make your plans.
A note about COVID-19: We understand that it may be hard to imagine living overseas, given the global pandemic at the moment. We remind you, though, that applications due in the Fall of 2020 would send successful applicants to the field in the Fall of 2021, over a year away. By then, we’ll hope to have vaccines and medicines– and an increasing awareness of our interdependence. (It’s even possible that the number of applicants may decline a bit – making this an especially good year to apply!) If you’re considering an application, we encourage you to let us know. Lewis & Clark’s FPA (Fulbright Program Assistant, Jane Hunter (email@example.com) would be glad to talk via Zoom.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders from a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration and business as well as society and culture. The fellowships give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad, who are also sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation, and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. During their stay in Germany, the German Chancellor Fellows usually pursue research-based, self-developed projects at host institutions.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers awards for study abroad for undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
In 2017-2018, over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded for undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Additionally, students studying designated languages may be considered for a supplemental Critical Need Language Award of up to $3000.
Additionally, Gilman scholars are also eligible for 12 months of noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government, with the possibility of extensions if certain criteria are met.
Global Health Corps fellows work in partnership teams (1 national fellow, and 1 international fellow) with organizations in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the United States that are strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes in impoverished communities. Though applicants may come from diverse backgrounds (such as finance, information technology, or architecture), the program provides them with leadership, and professional development opportunities that allow them to, through their placement, apply these skills to solving global health challenges.
Through the Congressional Memorial to Senator Barry Goldwater, Goldwater Scholarships were created to encourage outstanding students who demonstrate passion for research to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. The scholarship provides two years of funding to juniors or one year to seniors pursuing careers in research.
Great Minds in Stem offer scholarships ranging between $500 and $10,000 to students as well as support for attending the annual Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference, where scholars have the opportunity to meet their sponsors, participate in the competition, strengthen their career network, and seek employment opportunities. The goal of the program is to increase the persistence to graduation among underrepresented and underserved STEM college students. Over 100 different merit-based scholarships are awarded.
The Greenlining Institute’s Leadership Academy, in Oakland, California, works to empower and develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change. It offers two leadership development programs: The Summer Associate program is an intensive 10-week training program and a $5500 stipend for young leaders who want to gain hands-on policy experience and invest in their personal and professional growth. The Policy Fellowship program offers a year-long development and experiential learning program for young leaders seeking hands-on public policy experience, focused on one of the following Greenlining Programs: Bridges to Health, Economic Equity, Environmental Equity, Diversity and Inclusion or Telecommunications. Fellows receive a $55,000/year salary plus benefits.
Health for America awards 11-month fellowships that immerse top graduates within three years post bachelor’s degree in hands-on learning and innovation work centered on health, design, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Fellows are assigned individually to an “internal startup” working with the MedStar Institute for Innovation. Physician, executive, clinical, and other expert mentors guide the fellows through this work.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.
The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is a merit-based award that provides the necessary funding along with the research freedom for fellows to pursue a PhD in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences, including applied mathematics and statistics. The Fellowship provides a cost-of-education allowance that participating schools accept in lieu of all fees and tuition and offers mentorship and counsel from a community of peer fellows and alumni fellows. Two and five-year fellowships are available, as well as the opportunity for a Gates Foundation-sponsored fellowship focused on Global Health and Development.
The Institute for Humane Studies is a libertarian nonprofit organization that awards scholarships for graduate study in the United States or abroad. Humane Studies Fellowships aim to support research that explores the classical liberal tradition and award up to $15,000 for current or future students in PhD programs.
The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world’s future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. Separate programs take place for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Additionally, in the U.S., the John Lewis Fellowship brings participants to Atlanta to study America’s unique history of diversity, immigration and civil rights along with present-day tensions Atlanta, and the Detroit Fellowship brings participants to Detroit to study the city’s history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at time of profound inequality in the United States.
Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs, but Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.
Although Humanity in Action provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.
The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance (five awards of $5000 each) to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers
Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive funding to attend a graduate program at Stanford University and form a multidisciplinary community “dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.”
The newly established Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will bring its first class of students to Stanford University in Fall 2018. The program “will annually identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.” The chosen scholars will create a cohort representing a variety of graduate programs: students admitted to Stanford’s law, medical, and business programs, as well as other graduate programs at the university, can become Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The program offers opportunities for leadership training, mentorship, and experiential learning.
The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is an intensive and cohesive, five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Knowles Fellows receive stipends to support their professional development as well as mentoring from experienced teachers.
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for college, graduate, and professional school ranging from $500 to $5000. Awards are made on a regional basis to students who demonstrate need, academic achievement, and community involvement.
The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship was created by the U. S. Department of State to fund a student-designed research or service project in a foreign country related to the mandates of UNESCO: using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Travel should be for four to six weeks and will include student’s presence at public events arranged by the pertinent consulate. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
The LeRoy Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Two awards are presented each year, one to a student from a PhD granting institution, and one to a student from a non-PhD granting institution. The award consists of $5,000 for the recipient, $5,000 for their undergraduate institution’s physics department to support undergraduate research, a certificate, and reimbursement for travel to an APS meeting to give an invited talk. “Six finalists are selected to present their research for the Apker Award Selection Committee. The 2016 Apker Award Selection Meeting will be held on August 22 in Washington, D.C. Each of the finalists will receive an honorarium of $2,000, $1,000 for their undergraduate institution’s physics department to support undergraduate research, reimbursement for travel to the selection meeting, and a certificate.
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.
The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards need-based scholarships for undergraduate degrees and non-degree certificate programs to the children of active duty Marines, veteran Marines, and Navy Corpsmen who serve with them, with special programs for applicants whose parents have been killed or wounded in action.
Established by the British Government in appreciation for U.S. assistance under the Marshall Plan, the Marshall Scholarship supports outstanding students for two years of study at any institution in the United Kingdom. The program aims to strengthen an enduring relationship between the British and American people by proving opportunities to study in the U.K. for students who have distinguished themselves through academics, leadership, and community service. Seniors and recent graduates compete for forty scholarships nationally each year. The Scholarship can be used to pursue graduate study in any field.
Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Match Corps Members tutor small groups of students in grades 1-12 and partner closely with families. Tutors are integral members of high-performing school teams in some of the best schools in America and discover what it takes to change the lives of kids. Those interested in becoming teachers can also apply for the Match teacher residency, in which students enroll in the Sposato Graduate School of Education, which offers a pathway to obtain a Master’s in Effective Teaching and teacher certification.
The MENAR Fellowship Program facilitates intercultural exchange by coordinating one-year fellowships for recent American college graduates with nonprofit organizations and businesses in the Middle East. Some positions require fluency in Arabic.
NOTE: Applicants pay an application fee, and fellows must pay transportation/travel costs (some financial aid is available).
Variety of scholarships offered for study and research in Japan, sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Candidates apply through their jurisdiction’s Japanese Embassy or General Consulate.
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program, sponsored by the Congressional Hunger Center, trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work. Leland Fellows develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level. In addition to their field and policy work, fellows take part in annual Congressional Hunger Center sponsored training sessions and a range of professional development activities aimed at further adding to their skills and expertise.
The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Mitchell Scholars receive support for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.
Residents spend a full year learning how to be an effective teacher, working alongside an accomplished mentor teacher. With ongoing support, residents train in the district where he/she will launch their teaching career. Successful candidates complete the residency with state certification and a Master’s degree. Along the way, residents learn what it means to make a difference in students’ lives from inside the classroom.
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship. The program features professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington. Interns receive a $1000 stipend (but must pay their own housing costs).
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported science and engineering disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to three years (based on continued funding), and cover full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend ($3,200), and up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City. After participating in an extensive interview process, New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. From the budget process to agency operations, low income housing to affordable health care and education to economic development the Fellows come to appreciate the wide range of challenges in New York City government.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers scholarships to undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who will pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The Undergraduate Scholarship Program funds $20,000 for one year, renewable for up to four years. After each year, recipients participate in a 10-week summer program as a paid research employee in an NIH research laboratory and, after graduating, must serve one year of full-time employment at one such NIH research laboratory for every year of funding received.
The National Science Foundation provides support for three years of graduate study in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) as well as eligible social science fields or STEM education leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,00 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
The Open Society Foundations award grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year to organizations and individuals who share Open Society values. Programs look for grantees who have a vision and whose efforts will lead to lasting social change, and award a limited number of grants to individuals, primarily through scholarships and fellowships offered across a number of different programs. Individuals may apply for multiple grants at once. Scholarships are awarded to a qualified person to attend or affiliate with an accredited university. Fellowships are awarded to a qualified individual to work on a project in a field aligned with Open Society values over a fixed period of time.
Programs vary; see website for details. Of particular interest: the Civil Society Leadership Awards program, which offers citizens from eligible countries (not including the U.S.) to seek master’s degrees in affiliated programs around the world. Applicants for this program should demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Fellowship recipients receive funding for study, take part in two summer internships, and receive mentoring from a foreign service officer. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong leadership and academic excellence and have an interest in working as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and representing the U.S. around the world and a passion for public service. Additionally, those who complete the program successfully make a five-year service commitment to the Department of State’s Foreign Service.
The fellowship provides $37,500 of annual support for two years of a graduate program, which may fund tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies for graduate study.
Point Foundation awards scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. The scholarship awarding process considers academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.
The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Program aims to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs. The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs.
PPIA summer workshops are held at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and Princeton University.
Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for year-long service placements in fields such as education, conservation, public health, and agricultural development. Fellows receive a living stipend.
NOTE: Applicants pay a $50 fee, and fellows must pay a $150 fee as well as transportation/travel costs (some financial aid is available).
PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. The essence of PiA is to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for bright, talented graduates and to serve the needs of Asia as determined by our host institutions and Asian partners. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, contributing to communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities. Fellows receive a local stipend paid by the host organization.
NOTE: Applicants pay a $60 fee, and fellows must pay a $550 fee as well as transportation/travel costs (some financial aid is available).
Princeton in Latin America matches highly qualified recent graduates with partner nonprofits and NGOs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for a year of full-time service. Fellowship positions and organizational missions are highly varied, and thus applications from all academic disciplines are welcome.
NOTE: Applicants pay a $100 fee, and fellows must pay a $500 fee as well as transportation/travel costs (some financial aid is available).
Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive 1- or 2-year community-based gap year service and leadership development fellowship geared to top recent college graduates from around the nation interested in community health and education, nonprofit and organizational management, social entrepreneurship, and community service leadership. The fellowship offers mentored hands-on learning in a rapidly growing community based nonprofit organization and aims to prepare citizen service leaders.
The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Rangel Fellows receive up to $37,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program, and then commits to five years of service with the State Department. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
The Rhodes Scholarship provides full support for two years of study at Oxford University. Rhodes Scholars are selected from across the disciplines, and are able to select any course of study offered by Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of five peace centers at universities around the world. These are awarded in two categories: for earning a master’s degree, and in a short-term program in which professionals earn a certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Schwarzman Scholars gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society.
The Sitka Fellows programs assembles a group of young artists, inventors, activists, and writers together for a summer residency at the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. Residents are provided with studio space and meals, and they are encouraged to collaborate.
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the technical disciplines specified by the program. Those selected receive tuition benefits, a stipend, summer research internships, and employment placement at a U.S. Department of Defense facility after graduation.
Each year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years.
The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. Awards are granted in the categories of advocacy (for lawyers, researchers, organizers, etc.), media (for writers, print and broadcast journalists, artists, filmmakers, etc.), and youth activism (for projects including public education, social media, organizing, etc.). We strongly encourage applications for projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of the intersection of criminal justice issues with the particular needs of low-income communities, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women and children, and those otherwise disproportionately affected by harsh criminal justice policies, as well as applications for projects that cut across various criminal justice fields and related sectors, such as education, health and mental health, housing, and employment. Projects should focus on issues within the United States.
These scholarships aim to encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to undertake Huayu (Mandarin) courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan) in order to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community. Recipients study Mandarin at an approved language center, for at least 15 hours per week, and for 3, 6, 9, or 12 months.
Through the Congressional Memorial to President Harry S. Truman, Truman Scholarships are awarded to college juniors who plan to pursue a career in public service. The scholarship funds a grant of up to $30,000, $27,000 of which is for graduate study in the US or abroad in a wide variety of fields, such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs. Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to being an “change agent.”
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Specifically, Udall awards scholarships related to 1) the environment to undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues, 2) tribal policy to Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country, and 3) native health care to Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers. The Udall Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. Awards are offered by granting agencies in health research, natural sciences and engineering, and humanities and social sciences.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field. Scholars receive an academic scholarship and take part in professional development opportunities.
Xerox awards Technical Minority Scholarships of between $1,000 and $10,000 to students enrolled in a technical of engineering degree programs at the bachelor level or higher.