Distinguished Scholarships, Internships, and Awards
The scholarships and internships listed below are highly competitive awards and opportunities available to students nationally and sometimes globally. Awards are available to support undergraduate or graduate study in the US or abroad, research, or public service. To speak with an adviser about distinguished scholarships,
Who Can Apply: Variable depending on grant, but most support graduate study or career development beyond the bachelor’s degree
Description: One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 245 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2013–14 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
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 worldwide.
Fellowships and Grants Available:
American Fellowships: supports women who are completing their dissertations
Career Development Grants: supports career development and graduate education for women who hold bachelor’s degrees
Community Action Grants: supports individuals and non-profit organizations that promote education and equality for women and girls
International Fellowships: provide Latin American women (non-US citizens) the opportunity to pursue graduate study in the US
International Project Grants: support community-based projects that build on International Fellows’ academic work
Selected Professions Fellowships: support women who intend to pursue a full-time graduate course of study at accredited US institutions in degree programs were women’s participation traditionally has been low
Deadlines: Variable, depending on fellowship. Applications for various fellowships are available in August.
For more information, contact AAUW at 319-337-1716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts or any non-business degrees.
Description: The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance 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 AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.
Recipients are awarded $5,000 for one year. Payments are sent directly to the school for credit to the account of the student. The scholarship is non-renewable.
Who Can Apply: Juniors, seniors and graduate students studying physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology. (Assistant programs are not eligible.)
Description: Since 1955, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To date, more than $7.7 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 14,000 students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology.
Over $150,000 is awarded annually with awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution.
Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.
Deadline: National AMBUCS™, Inc. accepts applications from February 1 until April 15 annually.
Who Can Apply: College sophomores and juniors who are US citizens with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and majoring in the social sciences or humanities
Description: The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.
Four summer research fellowships will be awarded each year. Each student will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Professor who will involve the student in the professor's research project and who will act as mentor during the student's tenure. The students also will participate in a series of seminars and field visits to acquaint them with the many facets of sociolegal research and the legal system. The students will work at the American Bar Foundation's offices in Chicago, Illinois for 35 hours a week for a period of 8 weeks. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600.
Who Can Apply: American Indian or Alaska Native students registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribe member
Description: The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private (non-profit) colleges and universities. The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: Students applying for all scholarships must submit the Full Circle Scholarship application, due May 31.
For more information, contact the American Indian College Fund at 1-800-776-3863.
Who Can Apply: Varies on scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students.
Description: The American Meteorological Society 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. Available fellowships and scholarships include:
Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology: $1000 award to undergraduate students for original papers concerned with some phase of the atmospheric sciences
AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships: open to US citizens who are minority students studying atmospheric and related oceanic sciences
AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship: open to high school students who are interested in studying the atmospheric and related sciences
AMS Undergraduate Named Scholarships: open to full-time undergraduates entering their final year of study
AMS Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships: open to US citizens entering the first year of graduate study in atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences with a GPA of at least 3.25
AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science: supports students completing a dissertation on the history of atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences
Deadline: Most scholarship applications are due by February 7, 2014. Please see the web site for specific information.
For more information, contact Donna Fernandez, Program Manager, at 617-227-2426, ext. 3907, or dFernandez@ametsoc.org.
Who Can Apply: Applicants must be currently enrolled and have completed at least 1 year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program.
Description: Over 50 scholarships are available from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) and state occupational therapy associations during the academic year 2013-14. Applicants must be currently enrolled and have completed at least 1 year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program.
Deadline: Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 are due by October 31, 2013.
For more information, contact Jeanne Y. Cooper, Executive Assistant and Scholarship Coordinator, at 301-652-6611, ext. 2550, or email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Graduate students and post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts.
Description: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2013-14 competition. Awards are made in all fields.
Who Can Apply: Second semester sophomores, juniors or non-graduating seniors with 3.2 GPA or higher.
Description: The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Currently, 10 universities in the U.S. host the summer research program. The Amgen Foundation has committed $34 million over eight years to this global initiative to make this opportunity possible to more than 2,400 students.
As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab
experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some
of the nation’s top academic scientists; and
Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University/Barnard College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Duration: Summer program, length varies by location
Deadline: Variable, depending on program. Most deadlines are in early February.
For more information, please contact the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Office
by calling (617) 253-2620 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Students with sophomore or junior status as of January 31, 2014.
Description: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry Goldwater Scholars, in the spring of 2014 for use during the 2014–2015 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2014–2015 academic year—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Four-year institutions are eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class during the 2013–2014 academic year. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official online nomination process on the Foundation's website.
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support. Scholars may opt to study abroad, but their Goldwater funding will be based on their U.S. institution's budget.
Institutional Deadline: December 15, 2013
For more information, contact Dr. Gail Gasparich, Associate Dean of the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, at email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates receiving a Federal Pell Grant
Description: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. 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.
The Gilman Scholarships Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
Duration: 1 time only
Deadline: March 4, 2014. Students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program or internship is scheduled to begin.
For more information, contact Liz Shearer, Director of Study Abroad, at 410-704-2451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Graduates pursing academic, professional or business career that involves the regular use of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of study of the language at the college level.
Description: The Blakemore Foundation awards fellowships to individuals who want to spend a year abroad in an intensive language program to improve their Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Burmese or Khmer language skills.
Grants are only available for study at specific language schools in East and Southeast Asia.
Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as business, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates for the scholarship, graduates for the fellowship.
Description: Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars and Fellows study throughout the world, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Locations: Outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
Deadline: January 28, 2014
For more information, contact Liz Shearer, Director of Study Abroad, at 410-704-2451 or email@example.com.
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will offer two scholarships of $7,500 to students who have an interest in economics and finance, who will study in Japan for the entire 2013-2014 academic year, and who submit a supplementary research paper. For information on the Morgan Stanley Scholarships, click here.
Duration: 1 semester
Deadline: The deadline for Spring 2014 is October 8, 2013
For more information, contact Bridging Project Clearinghouse at 303-492-5487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Graduating seniors and graduates of the past academic year.
Description: Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates and receive a stipend of $36,000 per year plus benefits. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: January 15
For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Hoddie, Associate Professor of Political Science, at 410-704-2953 or email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Seniors or graduates seeking admission to a graduate school with a 3.2 or higher GPA. Available to U.S. citizens only.
Description: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.
Who Can Apply: Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
Description: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Language study is available in:
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 CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
Duration: 7-10 weeks during the summer
Deadline: November 15, 2013 for summer 2014 program
For more information, contact Courtney Knott, Study Abroad Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, or related fields.
Description: Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC's Chamblee Campus (address). Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level. The internship program will provide a stipend for living expenses ($500 per week). Travel to Atlanta will be the student’s responsibility. Potential housing options will be provided in advance; however interns will be expected to make their own arrangements.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 10 weeks during the summer
Deadline: January 29, 2014
For more information, contact Lt. Cory Moore at email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Latino students enrolled full-time in a postsecondary program.
Description: CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one-time scholarship of:
• $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution
• $2,500 4-year academic institution
• $5,000 graduate-level institution
Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment. Applications are available in September.
Duration: 1 time award
Deadline: April 16, 2014
For more information, contact Anissa Pérez-Perla, Scholarship Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Description: Since 1967, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system. TFAS has been the launching pad for over 13,000 students who have participated in our programs in Washington, DC and around the world in Asia, Europe and South America. Alumni of our program are leaders in government, business, the media and nonprofit sector.
While participating in the undergraduate Washington, DC programs, students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 6-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week in federal offices, non-profit organizations, or non-government organizations in the Washington DC area. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in our Mentor Program, attend site briefings, visit D.C. landmarks, sit in on professional development seminars, and meet top experts in their field.
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: One semester in the spring, summer, or fall
Deadlines: Vary by program. Please visit the web site for more information.
For more information, contact The Fund for American Studies at 202-986-0384 or email@example.com
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate or graduate students who are US citizens
Description: The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives involving infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases.
All fellows participate in an orientation session at CDC in Atlanta to gain a general understanding of the public health laboratory system and how it relates to infectious disease surveillance, prevention, research and control. Fellows are placed in local, state or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance. Applicants must be US citizens and must be able to start appointment at the host laboratory as well as participate in the orientation session at CDC Atlanta following the program timeline.
Deadline: February 7, 2014
For more information, contact Heather Roney, Manager of the Fellowship Program at 202-485-2778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: Recent graduates from schools of public health.
Description: To enhance the training of highly qualified and motivated public health professionals, EPA has partnered with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) to offer a professional development program for graduates of accredited US Schools of Public Health. Graduates apply to ASPH in February, Marhc, or April for one-year placements in EPA laboratories or offices to work on high-priority, environmental, public health issues. Fellows work with technical mentors to design projects that capitalize on their individual skills and interests while addressing important environmental public health goals. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
Duration: 12-24 months
Deadline: February, March, or April, depending on program
Who Can Apply: Predoctoral, dissertation or postdoctoral candidates
Description: Through its Fellowship Program, 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. Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
• All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
• Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
• Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
• Predoctoral applicants: November 20, 2013
• Supplementary materials (all applicants): January 9, 2014
For more information, contact the Fellowships Office at 202-334-2872 or email@example.com
Who Can Apply: Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
Description: Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Please visit the web site for a complete listing of Fulbright programs.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.
During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
Duration: 1 year
Institutional Deadline: September 27, 2013
For more information, contact Dr. Colleen Ebacher, Associate Professor of Spanish, at 410-704-5370 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: Applicants with a bachelor’s degree who plan to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course.
Description: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. All applicants apply simultaneously for admission to the University of Cambridge and for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Applications are available in September.
Deadline: October 15, 2013 for October 2014 entry
For more information, contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677 or email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Applicants with a bachelor’s degree under age 30.
Description: 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.
Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria:
a sustained commitment to community and public service.
The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
Who Can Apply: Sophomores and juniors (at time of application) and graduate students.
Description: Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
Duration: 1 semester or 1 year
Deadline: Depends on program and undergraduate/graduate level.
For more information, contact DAAD New York at (212) 758-3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Golden Key believes in rewarding its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence. Annually, the Society offers more than $1,000,000 in member-only scholarships and awards. Most of Golden Key’s scholarships and awards are administered by Golden Key Headquarters and require a formal application. Please visit the web site for a complete list of available scholarships.
Deadline: Varies depending on scholarship
For more information, contact Dr. Erik Scully, Professor of Biological Sciences, at 410-704-3012 or email@example.com
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate juniors who are U.S. citizens and interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Education, Public Policy, or International Affairs. Applicants should plan to work in public service for at least three years after completing a graduate degree funded by the Foundation.
Description: As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. The program includes a scholarship for graduate school as well as funding to participate in a week-long program for each new class of Truman Scholars that builds community among them and ensures deep mentoring from more seasoned Scholars. The Foundation also brings Truman Scholars to Washington, DC, for anywhere from three months to two years—after college but before graduate school—and places them in positions with the federal government or with nationally focused nonprofit organizations.
Deadline: February 4, 2014
For more information, contact Dr. Alison McCartney, Associate Professor of Political Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Applicants with a bachelor’s degree
Decription: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia. To date, 141 Fellowships have been awarded.
Duration: 6-9 months
Deadline: January 6, 2014 for fall 2014 fellowship
Who Can Apply: College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D and graduate students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences fields.
Description: The Foundation provides fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.
Duration: 1-2 years
Deadline: November 1, 2013 for academic year 2014-2015
For more informaton, contact the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation at 925-373-1642.
Who Can Apply: Hispanic/Latino undergraduates and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.3 for Gates Millenium Scholarship).
Description: Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $430 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.
- See more at: http://hsf.net/en/about-hsf/#sthash.6mx4yLoO.dpuf
Who Can Apply: Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or recent graduates (Class of 2012 and 2013) who are passionate about human rights and social justice issues.
Description: Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. American students will partner with students from universities in various European countries to complete the Fellowship program in one of five European cities.
Duration: May 26 - June 30, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw
Deadline: January 9, 2014
For more informaton, email email@example.com
Description:The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 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.
To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.
Who Can Apply: African American males who are college sophomores in any major and who can commit two summers to the internship. Students majoring in the sciences, business, entrepreneurship, and engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
Description: In the Washington Program, students work full-time at internships that are arranged with their career goals in mind. They take academic seminars, including a course on Economics and Public Policy and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Course on Constitutional Principles. They also attend private briefings at many of Washington’s most important institutions and interact with some of the nation’s most prominent figures. During the first summer, students focus on classes, internships, meetings with inspirational leaders, and bonding with the other young men in their cohort. Professional development, character development, mentorship, and graduate school preparation are priorities for the second summer, although students still work full-time and take a seminar with the Institute's president.
The Youth Scholar Academy is open to four African American male college students who are interested in youth leadership and education to participate in our new program that will ultimately serve hundreds of high school boys. The scholars will be fully integrated into the Institute’s core program. During their first summer, their internships will be at youth-serving organizations. During their second summer, the scholars will lead 2 two-week sessions for high-achieving African American male high school students.
Duration: two summers
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: February 7, 2014
For more information, contact John Saunders, III, Chief Program Officer, at 202-659-2831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Graduating seniors and recent graduates.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an ongoing commitment to support graduate students making extraordinary contributions to their fields of study and recognizes the importance of providing assistance to those striving for excellence.
The Foundation's Graduate Arts Award is for up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution.
Deadline: The Graduate Arts Award application is due November 26, 2013.
Who Can Apply: Applicants who plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying; who plan to teach American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12); and who are U.S. citizens. Applicants who already possess a graduate degree are eligible to apply.
Description: 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.
Deadline: March 1, 2014
For more information, contact the Fellowship Foundation at 1-800-525-6928 or online.
Who Can Apply: Applicants must intend to make teaching their primary career and have recently earned or planning to receive their teaching certificate in Science or Math.
Description: Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are U.S. citizens. Students who have Polish citizenship are not eligible.
Description: This scholarship supports semester and year-long Polish language studies during academic year October 2013 - June 2014 at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World, at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Funding is provided jointly by the Polish Ministry of Education and Sports and the Kosciuszko Foundation. The Scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver and a stipend for housing and living expenses. Airfare to and from Poland is not included.
Location: Cracow, Poland
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: January 7, 2014
For more information, contact the Kosciuszko Foundation at (212) 734-2130.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates, graduate students, and college graduates.
Description: The mission of Learning Enterprises is to expand people’s horizons through conversation-based English language classes taught by American and international volunteers. All programs take place during the summer and last approximately 4-8 weeks. You will be required to teach conversation-based English language classes for between three and six hours per day (depending on location), with the weekends off. You are required to create your own lesson plans, tailored to both your skills and interests and also to the abilities and interests of your classes. Beyond that you are free to spend your time as you wish, and we encourage you to do so with your host family and host community. All food and lodging expenses are covered by your host, but volunteers typically purchase airfare.
Locations: Mongolia, China, Romania/Croatia, Hungry/Slovakia, Mauritius, Thailand, Turkey, Panama, Poland, Brazil (pilot), India (pilot)
Duration: 4-8 weeks during the summer
Deadline: Applications for summer 2014 will open on December 1. January 15 is the priority decision deadline; February 15 is the regular decision deadline.
Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens with a bachelor’s degree and a final GPA of at least 3.7.
Description: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The Marshall Scholarship covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: October 1, 2013
For more information, contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677 or email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Recent college graduates who are US citizens and have completed substantial coursework in mathematics
Description: The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The Fellowship includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MƒA corps activities and professional development. MƒA Fellows are mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching and use their talents to make a difference in students’ lives.
The fellowship provides full-tuition scholarship to earn a master’s degree or teacher credentialing program in secondary mathematics education, up to $100,000 in stipends, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary, and ongoing professional development opportunities.
Location: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Utah, and Washington, DC
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent college graduates
Description: The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master's-degree students each year. Interns commence in June and are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects. All paid interns also participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and receive training to teach in the Museum's galleries. Individuals selected for paid internships have the opportunity to meet and network with one another through MuSe and other intern events. Unpaid internships are also available.
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Deadline: Application materials will be available online after November 15, 2013. The application deadline for all paid internships is January 9, 2014.
For fee waiver requests and all other questions regarding Internships for College and Graduate Students at the Main Building, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions regarding the Summer Mentoring Program for College Juniors, please email email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Applicants age 18+ with high school diploma
Description: The HuaYu Enrichment Scholarship is one of the best opportunities for American students to come to Taiwan to study Mandarin Chinese. It is open to all American students wishing to deepen their understanding of Mandarin language as well as culture, history and contemporary life in Taiwan. The decision is not based strictly on someone’s previous experience studying either Mandarin or general topics concerning Taiwan. Successful candidates come from diverse backgrounds and have obtained different levels of Mandarin proficiency—many having none at all. The unifying characteristic of successful applicants is the overall strength of their academic credentials. Of the utmost importance is for students to demonstrate a desire and determination to learn first and foremost. Those receiving the scholarship will receive a monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (approximately US$770) for three months of Mandarin study in Taiwan at an accredited Mandarin program in Taiwan.
Duration: 3, 6, 9 months or a year
Deadline: The application period runs February 1 through March 31; however, it is important that applicants contact the Ministry of Education for specific information.
For more information, contact the Ministry of Education at 202-895-1918/1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: sophomores and juniors in any of the following categories:
• who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or
• Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or
• Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.
Description: The Foundation awards scholarships worth up to $5000 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
National Deadline: March 5, 2014; contact faculty representative for institutional deadline
For more information, contact Dr. Toni Marzotto, Chair of Political Science, at 410-704-2957 or email@example.com
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in aeronautical engineering or a related science or engineering field of study, with at least 2 years of full time study to complete their degree.
Description: Work conducted at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. The ARMD focus is on cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising application to aeronautics.
ARMD is investing in long-term research in areas appropriate to NASA's unique capabilities, and meeting our charter of addressing national needs and benefiting the public good. We are advancing the science of aeronautics as a national resource, as well as advancing the concepts, applications and technologies that can be drawn upon by civilian and military communities, and our sister government agencies.
Fostering new generations of highly skilled scientists and engineers is critically important to the aeronautics community. ARMD, as part of its commitment to mastering the core competencies of aeronautics in all flight regimes, is restructuring its education program, including focusing investments in undergraduate and graduate education.
ARMD is undertaking a new scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program's purpose is to:
In accordance with the National Aeronautics R&D Policy and its accompanying Executive Order, help to advance the nation’s aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce.
Provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields.
Duration: Two academic school years, plus one summer internship at a NASA Research Center.
Deadline: The deadline for Fall 2013 was January 16, 2013. The scholarship is currently under new administration, and should be contacted directly for information regarding future awards.
For more information, contact Beata Kozak at 202-479-9030 ext. 413, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates or recent graduates with 3.0 GPA or above, and a strong interest in Earth sciences
Description: The NASA DEVELOP National Program fosters an interdisciplinary research environment where applied science research projects are conducted under the guidance of NASA and partner science advisors. DEVELOP is unique in that young professionals lead research projects that focus on utilizing NASA Earth observations to address community concerns and public policy issues. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders.
For the Spring 2014 Earth Science Internship, students and recent graduates will work with NASA scientists and partner organizations to learn about the use of NASA remote sensing imagery for use in ecological forecasting, disaster management, understanding water resources, and finding applications to address environmental community concerns, both domestic and abroad.
Duration: 10 weeks during spring, summer and fall semesters
Location: Varies. Spring 2014 program is at NASA Goddard location in Greenbelt, MD.
Deadline: October 28 for Spring 2014 term; February 3, 2014 for Summer 2014 term.
For more information, contact Emily Voelker at Emily.R.Voelker@nasa.gov .
Who Can Apply: Seniors or graduate students in under-represented groups in science and engineering.
Description: GEM's fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the M..S and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers informational sessions on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation. GEM also produces publications for graduate and undergraduate students, university and industry administrators to assist in the education process of how to obtain a graduate STEM education. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice. GEM provides three Fellowship Programs: M.S. Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, and Ph.D. Science.
Duration: 2-5 years depending on M.S. or Ph.D.
Deadline: November 15
For more information, contact the National GEM Consortium at 703-562-3646
Who Can Apply: Seniors or post-graduates with lab and research experience.
Description: The National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors—one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. Students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies. The projects culminate in the award of a D. Phil. or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.
Who Can Apply: College graduates who are US citizens and received their bachelor’s degrees less than two years prior to the date they begin the program
Description: The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Participants in the program receive a yearly stipend.
Location: The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.
Duration: One to two years
Deadline: March 31, 2014
For more information, contact Dr. Larry Wimmers, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, at 410-704-2766 or email@example.com or Dr. Gerald Jerome, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, at 410-704-5283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled at least half-time in an accredited undergraduate, graduate or professional school.
Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
Locations: The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Phoenix, Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.
Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens enrolled as a full-time student at a 4 year institute with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. You must also demonstrate financial need.
Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers up to $20,000 in:
• Scholarship support
• Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
• Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
Duration: 1 year, can be renewed up to 4 years
Deadline: March 3, 2014
For more information, contact the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program at 888-352-3001 or email@example.com.
Who Can Apply: Seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree and career in the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, or related fields of science and engineering.
Description: In the traditional fellowship, initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. Students receive a stipend of $20,000 per year. If the initial support is for the shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the discretion of the employer. The Dissertation Support Program covers the period of dissertation research and defense, up to a maximum of four years.
Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
Duration: 2-6 years depending on employer-sponsor.
Deadline: The online application typically opens August 25 and closes November 30.
Who Can Apply: Seniors and first-year graduate students.
Description: The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,654 graduate fellowships in this competition pending availability of funds. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.
Deadline: November 4-8, 2013, depending on program
For more information, contact the GRF Operations Center at 866-NSF-GRFP or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students
Description: The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 275 college students (200 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students) each year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 29 DoN laboratories.
Deadline: The application for Summer 2014 closed on January 13, 2014.
Who Can Apply: Sophomores enrolled full-time with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Description: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship. Applications are available in November.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students majoring in science and interested in participating in research.
Description: The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific NSF-funded research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location. Contact information is listed for each REU site. Research projects are offered in the following fields:
• Astronomical Sciences
• Atmospheric Sciences
• Biological Sciences
• Computer and Information Science and Engineering
• Department of Defense (DoD)
• Earth Sciences
• Education and Human Resources
• Ethics and Values Studies
• International Science and Engineering
• Materials Research
• Mathematical Sciences
• Ocean Sciences
• Polar Programs
• Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Deadline: Variable, depending on program.
For more information, contact the National Science Foundation at 703-292-5111.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates interested in the sciences.
Description: The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members.
ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.
Who Can Apply: Seniors and recent graduates with 3.2 GPA or above
Description: The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.
Locations: Various U.S. graduate institutions
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: January 27, 2014
For more information, contact email@example.com, or Tessa Henry (Tessa.firstname.lastname@example.org) or 202-806-5952.
Who Can Apply: Applicants at any level of study who identify with the LGBTQ community.
Description: The Point Foundation Scholarship Program is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements and want to make a difference in the world. The Point Foundation selects scholars whom it believes will make a contribution to the LGBT community and beyond. Some scholars will choose a career that is focused on the LGBT community and others will use their skills and influence to support the community, while not working full-time on LGBT issues. Talent and a drive to contribute are key characteristics of a Point Scholar. You do not have to be LGBT to apply but you should have a history of leadership in the LGBT community and plan to be a LGBT leader in the future. You don't have to be "out" to apply. It is important to note that some of the major components we will evaluate are your leadership skills, abilities and dedication to the LGBT community. If selected as a Point Scholar you will be required to submit your photo and bio for our website as well as be willing to attend and speak publicly at Point events.
Deadline: The 2014 application is currently open. Applicants must complete Part I and receive notification to complete Part II by January 22, 2014. Part II is due February 3, 2014.
Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University. Founded by students in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster cross-cultural understanding between Asians and Americans by giving young people opportunities to live and work in Asia. As employees of a variety of Asian institutions, PiA fellows gain work experience while providing valuable services to their Asian hosts. It is PiA’s vision that through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for that region of the world.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 145 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Burma, Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, journalism, international development (NGOs), and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
Locations: Burma, Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students and recent graduates. People of all genders are welcome.
For 35 years, PLEN has brought thousands of women from across the country to Washington, DC to explore careers in policy and connect with women leaders. PLEN seminars enhance class work and curriculum by giving students valuable access to women leaders in Washington, DC from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector.
Undergraduates and recent graduates are invited to apply for a variety of seminars offered throughout the year. PLEN offers need-based scholarships to outstanding college women for each seminar.
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: Most seminars last 2 to 4 days
Deadline: Vary by seminar. Applications must be submitted online.
For more information, contact PLEN at 202-872-1585 or email@example.com
Who Can Apply: Applicants must meet the following criteria.
Be a U.S. Citizen
Applicants must have completed junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute (JSI) and have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation. Furthermore, the expected graduation from an undergraduate institution can be no later than August 2015.
Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.
All academic majors are welcome to apply!
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 as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.
Who Can Apply: Seniors or recent graduates between the ages of 18 and 24.
Description: The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford. Intellectual excellence is required of Rhodes Scholars, but it is not enough to earn this outstanding educational opportunity. Rhodes's vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to “esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim.” His will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one's talents to the full
• truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
• moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.
Deadline: October 2, 2013
For more information, contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates, graduate students, and college graduates.
Description: The Rotary Foundation offers multiple types of grants to serve the wide variety of projects that Rotarians are doing around the world. Explore the different grant types to find which one is right for your activity.
District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which projects it will fund with these grants.
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus. The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Packaged grants have been predesigned by Rotary and our strategic partners. The activities they fund are similar to those funded by global grants, but the work of designing the activity’s general framework has already been done.
Deadline: Application deadlines and procedures vary according to the specific grant. Please visit the Rotary Grants web site for more information.
Who Can Apply: Students who have applied and been admitted to Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and who show demonstrated interest in reducing disparities in underserved communities.
Description: The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship will bring together diverse and talented emerging leaders working to address disparities in predominantly African American communities through efforts in health care, education, economic development, public policy, criminal justice reform, social entrepreneurship, and a variety of other fields. The program will connect fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders and provide them with the skills to:
• Foster sustainable change in communities
• Build cross-sector partnerships and collaborations
• Inspire new ideas and innovative change in
programs and policies that serve communities
The Fellowship will provide full tuition scholarships for a graduate degree program at Harvard Kennedy School, a comprehensive cocurricular program to augment your leadership development, and perhaps most importantly, a network of exceptional peers and mentors who will enhance your ability to impact the communities you serve.
Up to ten recipients each year will receive full tuition, health insurance, and a $10,000 annual stipend during their full course of study at Harvard Kennedy School (one to two years).
Deadline: Students interested in a graduate degree from Harvard Kennedy School must apply for the program by December 4, 2013, and to the Fellowship by February 27, 2014.
For more information, contact Barbara Best, Associate Director for Student and Fellows Programs at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership at email@example.com
Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens curently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in one of the following areas: Biosciences, Chemistry, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Description: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
SMART Scholars receive:
full tuition and educational fees
generous cash stipend
employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation
Summer internships, health insurance, and book allowance
Who Can Apply: Applicants must be New Americans and either a senior undergraduate student or graduate student.
Description: The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. The Soros Fellowship is open to resident aliens, naturalized US citizens, and children of a naturalized parent.
Who Can Apply: Freshmen and sophomores with 2.5 GPA or above.
Description: The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation:
Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics
Learning-Skills Development-including study skills and methods of individual and group learning
Clinical exposure through small-group clinical rotations and full-group clinician seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites
Career development, including the exploration of the medical and dental careers, other health professions and an individualized education plan to identify other appropriate enrichment activities
Financial planning workshop and health policy seminars
All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site.
Location: 12 university program sites across the country
Duration: roughly 5 weeks during the summer, dates vary by location
Deadline: Applications are available November 1st. Applicants are admitted on a first-come-first-served basis within each location.
For more information, visit the website or call 1-866-58-SMDEP (866-587-6337).
Who Can Apply: Juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students. Applicants must also be a citizen of a country where English is the national language.
Description: The Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program enables young people to teach English to Korean students and to experience and learn about Korean culture. Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, the program seeks 630 TaLK scholars including renewals. Participants will receive Korean government scholarships and teach English in after-school classes of Korean elementary schools while enjoying cultural programs during their free time. Recipients will be placed at schools in rural areas in need of greater exposure to English and teach the language by forming one-on-one relationships with Korean university TaLK scholars. Candidates should have a desire to work with children, have a service-centered mind, a willingness to work in rural areas and have consideration for others with a positive attitude. Preference will be given to candidates who have or will have a degree in education, English, or subjects related to Korea and excellent school records including a good command of English, as well as candidates who have completed primary or secondary education in a country where English is the national language (i.e. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.K., U.S.A., Ireland and South Africa.
Duration: 6 months or 1 year
Deadline: The TALK program scholarship is offered twice per year in February and August.
Who Can Apply: Applicants must have their bachelor’s degree by the first day of their assigned summer institute and have a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Description: Teach for America recruits outstanding recent college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. The program provides the training and ongoing support necessary to ensure their success as teachers in low-income communities. Our teachers, also called corps members, go above and beyond traditional expectations to lead their students to significant academic achievement, despite the challenges of poverty and the limited capacity of the school system. In succeeding with their students, corps members show that students in low-income communities can achieve at high levels, offering further evidence that educational inequity is a solvable problem. Corps members are school district employees and thus receive the same salaries and benefits as other beginning teachers. Salaries range from $30,000 to $51,500, depending on the region. In addition, AmeriCorps will pay up to $11,100 of the interest that accrues on qualified student loans during corps members' two-year teaching commitment.
Locations: Multiple locations across the U.S.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Variable, depending on chosen semester. The final application deadline for 2014-2015 is February 20, 2014, however, it is encouraged that applicants submit to earlier deadlines, which began on August 16, 2013.
Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared 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. Students must apply in their junior year.
In the 2014 Fellowships, financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school* will be provided for:
Tuition costs (first priority)
Room and board
One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions
*NOTE: Participating schools provide additional financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.
Who Can Apply: Applicants must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year.
Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared 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 goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.
In the 2014 Fellowships, financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for a two-year master's degree will be provided for:
Tuition costs (first priority)
Room and board
One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates in a healthcare field
Description: If you’ve chosen to pursue a career that’s all about taking care of others, the makers of TYLENOL® want to help take care of up to $10K of your tuition. The TYLENOL® Scholarship program helps students getting a healthcare-related education manage the rising costs of education.
Deadline: The application deadline for 2013 was June 15, 2013. New application deadlines have not been announced.
Who Can Apply: Sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Students with lower GPAs may be considered.
Description: The Washington Center provides students of all career interests with opportunities to intern at a wide variety of federal government offices, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations within Washington, DC. As part of the internship program, students participate in the Leadership Forum, which provides students the opportunity to network with current and former cabinet members, ambassadors, journalists, members of Congress, and other leaders. Interns also complete an academic course related to their areas of study, such as American Politics and Public Policy; Business, Management, and Public Administration; Communications; International Affairs and Foreign Policy; Law and Criminal Justice; Leadership; and STEM topics.
Maryland residents are eligible to receive up to $7500 in scholarships to apply towards tuition and living expenses. Internships are available in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 1 semester in the spring, summer, or fall
Deadline: The competitive deadline for spring 2014 is October 16, and the regular deadline is November 13. The competitive deadline for summer 2014 is February 19, and the regular deadline is March 12. The competitive deadline for fall 2014 is May 7, and the regular deadline is June 11.
For more information, contact Erin Mountz, Assistant Dean of the Honors College, at 410-704-4677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply: Undergraduates in a four-year college or university
Description: The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, a student must currently be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate degree candidate at an accredited four-year college/university in the United States. Clinton Scholars receive a full waiver of tuition for one term and dormitory housing at the American University in Dubai on a shared-room basis.
Location: American University in Dubai
Duration: 1 semester
Deadline: April 15 for fall semester, October 15 for spring semester, February 15 for summer session
Who Can Apply: Undergraduate and graduate students
Description: Jump-start a career in foreign affairs, international relations and global business! Internships at the World Trade Center Institute offer unique hands-on experience and unparalleled networking opportunities. As an intern, you will gain insight into the world of non-profits and international business, learn from industry leaders and get to know about the local professional and business community. All interns are assigned real life tasks and given professional titles and business cards to be used throughout the semester. WTCI’s interns attend all of our prestigious events and get a chance to practice valuable networking skills. Some of the best interns go on to full-time positions with many of our clients – some of Maryland’s most prestigious institutions.
Internships are available in the following areas: accounting and finance; business non-profit management (operations); professional exchanges program and client services; marketing, communications, and events; and strategic planning and business development.
Interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Positions are unpaid, however, a stipend of $65 per month is granted for parking expenses. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. This internship is not suitable for people with too much labor market experience. Longer than a semester internships are encouraged and arrangements can be made with the respective manager depending on the department’s needs. All interns will design an end-of-semester presentation which will be presented to WTCI staff.
Location: World Trade Center Institute, Baltimore, MD
Duration: One semester or longer
Deadlines: November 1 for spring; April 1 for summer; July 15 for fall; and November 30 for winter