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The Alexia Foundation offers multi-tiered awards program for students interested in photo-documentation projects/stories.

Field

Art/Photography

Eligibility

Applicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible.

Amount

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. 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.

Application Process

There is no application form for this grant. An application shall be composed of the following:

1. A proposal of not more than 750 words for a photo story, picture essay, or photo-documentary project that explains your idea for a set of pictures that will promote world peace and cultural understanding. These may include projects already in progress. Anything over 750 words will be cut. Judges will only see the first 750 words.

Do not put your name or other identifying information on your proposal. We judge the applications anonymously.

Only one student application per person each year.

2. A summary of the main idea of your project consisting of no more than 25 words.

3. A portfolio of at least 10 and not more than 20 photographs. You must include at least one picture story. You may submit up to three picture stories, as long as the total number of photographs does not exceed 20. You may include single images. The photos do not have to, but may, pertain to your proposed story. All photographs not related to your story proposal must have been taken within the past two years. There is no time limit on pictures that relate to your story proposal.

If you propose a multimedia project, please give URLs for no more than two multimedia presentations.

4. A resume. Be sure to include your phone numbers and address. Also include names and phone numbers of three references on the resume. One should be your academic adviser. Do not send letters of recommendation.

Application deadline is February 1. Apply online.

Contact Jesse Wingate in the Office of Career Services with questions.

Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipSciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

Field

Sciences. Applicants must be interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from sophomores and juniors.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2016–2017 academic year. "Sophomore" is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2017. Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Students in two-year colleges who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2017. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
  • Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national.
Amount

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. 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.

Application Process

The application deadline is January 27. The recommended deadline is January 28. The nomination deadline is January 31. Contact Dr. Jim Davis or Dr. Kristine Grayson for more information.

Beinecke Scholarship Arts; Humanities; Social Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 355 college juniors from 96 different schools for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

Field

Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from juniors.

To be eligible for a Beinecke Scholarship, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2016-2017 academic year. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2017 and August 2018.
  • Plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.
  • Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student's history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
Amount

Each Beinecke scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

Application Process

Candidates must be nominated by the University of Richmond. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information no later than October 31 of fall semester junior year. An original and four copies of the nomination package should be submitted by the dean or designated administrative officer in a single mailing to arrive no later than February 17, 2017.

Boren Graduate FellowshipsUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

Boren Graduate Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Field

Unrestricted. However, applicants should have an interest in world affairs, cultures, or languages; or international research interests/internships.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, and current graduate students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. To receive the award you must provide evidence of admission and enrollment in such a program.
  • Boren Fellows must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship.
Amount

Boren Graduate Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000 over twenty-four months.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows ProgramUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program 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.

Field

Unrestricted. However, project topics vary each year and may have specific background/field expectations.

Eligibility
  • Must be a college senior seniors or post-graduate student.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. 
  • Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.
Amount

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $2,916.66 per month ($35,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

Application Process

The campus deadline to apply is January 15. University deadlines vary. Applications are available through designated nominating officials at each school. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship ProgramHumanities; Social Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program 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. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. 

Field

Humanities, Social Sciences. Fellows must obtain master’s degrees in international affairs or a related subject, such as economics, history, political science, public administration, or public policy.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads who are seeking to enter a two-year graduate program the following year.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2017 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2017, or they can be college graduates.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
Amount

Rangel Fellows receive up to $34,000 annually in assistance for tuition, room, board, books and other related expenses. In the summer between their first and second years of graduate school, Rangel Fellows participate in a 10-week internship at a U.S. Embassy overseas.

Application Process

Applications must be received by January 18, 2017. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment ProgramSocial Sciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

Field

Social Sciences. Specifically, international affairs.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Applicants must:

  • Be a full time student at the time of application.
  • Have a 3.2 GPA
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have an interest in International Affairs
  • Have an interest in taking courses to enhance knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing.
Amount

Participants of the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program live at Howard University for a six week summer program, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Application Process

Applications must be received by February 2, 2017. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Churchill ScholarshipSocial Sciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.

Field

Science, Mathematics, Engineering

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors enrolled in a participating institution

Applicants must:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Have a 3.7 GPA
  • Applicants must possess a bachelors degree at the time the scholarship starts
  • Applicants should demonstrate talents in research and be able to contribute to the advancement of knowledge
Amount

The Churchill Scholarship is worth between $50,000 and $60,000, depending on the exchange rate. It covers all University and College fees (currently about $25,000). In addition, Churchill Scholars receive a living allowance, which in 2015-16 is £11,000 if enrolled in a nine-month program, £12,000 if enrolled in a ten- or eleven-month program, and £13,000 if enrolled in a full-year program. They receive an allowance of up to $1,500 for travel to and from the United Kingdom, as well as reimbursement of applications fees for a UK visa and health surcharge (currently over $500).

The Foundation also offers the possibility of a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000. This grant may cover travel for presentations at international conferences, short stays at another university or institute for special research, and other activities.

Application Process

Applications must be received by November 10, 2016. At this time the University of Richmond is not a nominating institution. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (U.S. Dept. of Energy)Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

Field

Sciences. Specifically, students studying engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads and current graduate students.

Eligibility details:

  • Applications accepted from U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Applicants must plan for full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university.
  • Senior undergraduate and first and second year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply for the program.
  • Fellowship support is limited to four years and must be renewed each year.
Amount

The Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides:

  • A yearly stipend of $36,000
  • Full tuition and required fees, paid during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university)
  • A $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year and a $1,000 allowance each renewed year (to be used for the purchase of a computer workstation or for research / professional development expenses)
  • The potential to renew the fellowship for up to four years of total support
Application Process

The deadline to apply is January 18, 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Critical Language Scholarship Program Unrestricted
Undergraduate; Post-Graduate
Purpose

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2017.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate Law and medical students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date.

Selection details: Expert readers and panelists are asked to review applicants on his or her level of commitment and intent to continue language study after the Critical Language Scholarship Program, in addition to previous academic coursework and language study. Applicants are also encouraged to clearly articulate how the study of a critical language is linked to future academic or professional goals. Selection will also be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate maturity and readiness for a challenging academic and international experience.

Amount

All Critical Language Scholarship Program costs are covered for scholarship recipients. This includes travel between the student's US home city and program location, mandatory pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is November 16, 2016 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Ford Foundation Fellowship ProgramsArts; Humanities; Sciences; Social Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

Through its Ford Foundation 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. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Field

Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. Specifically, applicants must enroll in a graduate program leading to a Ph.D or Sc.D. in these fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, current graduate 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.
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution.
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
Amount

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs provides:

  • Annual stipend: $20,000
  • Award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees: $2,000
  • Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Access to Ford Fellow Liaisons
Application Process

The deadline to apply is November 17, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Fulbright (U.S. Dept. of State) Unrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Field

Unrestricted. However, you must be thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad. 

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, and students in certain graduate programs.

You are eligible to apply to the U.S. Student program if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • B.A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant
  • Are thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad
Amount

Full Grant benefits for Study/Research and English Teaching Assistantships include:

  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country
  • Limited health benefits. These benefits:
    • Are based on the cost of living in the host country
    • Will be paid in host country currency to grantees in countries with a Commission/Foundation 
    • Will be paid in U.S. dollars to grantees in countries without a Fulbright Commission/Foundation
    • Travel-Only grant benefits are also available
Application Process

The on-campus deadline is usually the beginning of September. If you are applying through your home institution, your Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) will arrange for a campus committee interview. Contact Patrick Schweiger for more information.

Gates Cambridge ScholarshipsUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Field

Unrestricted. However, applicants must be interested in pursuing a PhD (three year research-only degree), one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.), or MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree) at Cambridge.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded on the following criteria:

  • Intellectual ability
  • Leadership capacity
  • A person's desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others
  • A good fit between the abilities and aspirations of the applicant and what the University of Cambridge can offer in its graduate program
  • All applicants for the scholarship apply for and gain admission to the University of Cambridge.
Amount

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely:

  • The University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate.
  • A maintenance allowance for a single student.
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course.
  • A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application).
Application Process

The deadline to apply is October 12, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

German Academic Exchange Service Study Scholarship- Duetscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)Unrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The German Academic Exchange Service Study Scholarship (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Fourteen international offices provide information as well as financial support to over 57,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study. Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate students in Canada) or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master's degree program at a German university.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, current graduate students.

Eligibility details:

  • Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application.
  • At the time of application, applicants may not be living in Germany for a period of more than one year.
  • Applicants for Master's programs should have a study proposal explaining why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further the applicant's educational and career goals.
  • Applicants for independent study are expected to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential and should have an invitation from an academic partner at a German university or research institution.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
Amount

Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students completing a full degree program in Germany. Monthly stipends are approximately €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €775 / West: €1025; Canada East: €925 / West: €1,300).

Application Process

The deadlines to apply are November 1 and 15 (based on field of study). Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship-Duetscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)Unrestricted
Undergraduate
Purpose

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship-Duetscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). 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.

Field

Unrestricted. However, applicants must have an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and be able to explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from sophomores and juniors.

This scholarship committee is looking for students who:

  • Are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany
  • Are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
  • Possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
  • Are US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents thereof. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor's degree.
  • Have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
  • Submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
  • Demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
  • Are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
Amount

Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is January 31. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship FoundationSocial Sciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The mission of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Field

Social Sciences. Specifically, applicants should be interested in pursuing a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree 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.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from juniors.

Eligibility requirements:

  • At the time of application, the applicant is a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing; has senior-level standing in their third year of college enrollment; or is a senior and a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a Pacific Island.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island) or will receive citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded.
  • Additional details regarding career and graduate study interests, community service and academic record standards are available on the website. 
Amount

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

Application Process

The application deadline is early February 2017. Contact Dr. Dan Palazzolo for more information.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FellowshipUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

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.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.

Eligibility details:

  • Preference is given to U.S. Citizens.
  • Applicants are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences.
  • Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security.
  • Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus.
  • Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.
Amount

The fellowship provides funding for a six to nine month fellowship in Washington, D.C. The fellows will be supported by a stipend and 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. The Fellows receive a stipend of $2,400 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $500 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.

Application Process

The application deadline for fall is early January 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

About

The Hertog Foundation offers two summer programs for individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic and political life of the United States. The Hertog Foundation offers three main areas of study: Policical Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics and Domestic Policy. These programs vary from two-seven weeks. 

Field

Political and War Studies

Eligibility

Applicants must be undergraduates or recent grads (2016 or 2017) that have an interest in studying military history, national security, and or international affairs that can be demonstrated through their program of study, extracurrilular activities, or participation in national service.

Amount

Each scholarship covers housing, some meals plus a stipend for the duration of the program. 

Application Process

Application Requirements for the War Studies and Political Studies Programs

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Personal Statement describing your backfround, intellectual interests and your future ambitions as they relate to the program (1,000 words or less)
  3. A college transcript
  4. Minimum of one academic letter of recommendation that specifically speaks to your background and interests as they relate to the program
  5. An academic writing sample (20 pages maximum)

Applications for both summer programs are due February 6, 2017. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship AwardSciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship empowers outstanding young people pursuing a PhD. degree in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences with the freedom to innovate and explore their genius in collaboration with leading professors in the field.

Field

Sciences. Applicants must be working towards a Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences at one of the Hertz tenable schools. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, and first-year graduate students.

The Hertz Foundation seeks:

  • Exceptional creativity
  • Broad understanding of physical principles
  • Outstanding potential for innovative research
  • Applicants who are applying to or enrolled in a PhD program 
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America, and are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in the time of a national emergency

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

Amount

The Hertz Foundation 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.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is early October 28, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Humane Studies Fellowships (Institute for Humane Studies at GMU)Humanities; Social Sciences
Undergraduate; Post-Graduate
Purpose

Humane Studies Fellowships: Founded in 1961 by F.A. “Baldy” Harper, the Institute for Humane Studies advances a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty. Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests.

Field

Humanities and Social Sciences. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from juniors, seniors and current graduate students.

The following individuals are eligible for the Humane Studies Fellowships:

  • Individuals who will be undergraduate juniors or seniors during the academic year of funding
  • Graduate students in any field
  • Law students, MBA students, and other professional students

Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:

  • Academic or professional performance
  • Potential for success in chosen field
  • Relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
Amount

The Humane Studies Fellowship awards range from $2,000 to $15,000. To determine the size of an award, we consider the cost of tuition at a student’s institution and other funds the student may receive. Fellowship awards can be used to study in any country.

Application Process

Application for the 2017-2018 IHS Humane Studies Fellowship opens November 1, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Samuel Huntington Public Service AwardUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award: Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service. The award is intended to provide an opportunity for a graduating college senior to undertake a one-year public service project anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. The award is not intended to help individuals in need of financial assistance or college tuition.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors.

Award eligibility will be based on the quality of the applicant's proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements. Semi-finalists will be personally interviewed prior to selection of the award recipient(s).

Amount

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a one-year public service project: $5,000 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $5,000 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report.

Application Process

The application deadline is January 17, 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

James Madison Memorial FellowshipHumanities; Social Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

Through a national competition, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

Field

Humanities, Social Sciences. However, you much be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Teaching obligation required after completing the fellowship.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.

To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.
  • Wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.
Amount

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable or more information.

Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for PeaceUnrestricted
Undergraduate
Purpose

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design their own grassroots projects anywhere in the world, which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. 

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Undergraduate students at any of the Davis UWC Scholar schools (including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation) are eligible so long as the president of their institution has signed and returned the grant agreement form. While the schools included are restricted to those in the Davis UWC Scholars Program, all undergraduates (not just Davis UWC Scholars at those schools) are eligible. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals.

Amount

Davis funding per project is limited to $10,000, projects with larger budgets are welcome as is co-funding from other sources (such as other philanthropists, a college or university, foundation, NGO/PVO or students’ own fundraising).

Application Process

The deadline to apply is February 13, 2017. Student proposals are due to campus representatives in January. Contact Ms. Krittika Onsanit for more information.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship ProgramSciences; Social Sciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship Program helps fund proposals designed by applicants to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. 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.

Field

Sciences, Social Sciences. Specifically, the project proposal must use education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States
Amount

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. Funding for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship Program has generously come from a private donation. Future distributions of the fellowship may rely on further donations to the Department of State.

Application Process

The deadline to apply for projects conducted in summer/fall is February, 28 2017. The deadline to apply for projects conducted in winter/spring 2017 is September, 30 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Luce Scholars ProgramHumanities
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program established 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.

Field

Asian studies

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-graduates.

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. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Have received at least a bachelor's degree by July 1 of the year they enter the program
  • Not have reached their 30th birthday by July 1 of the year they enter the program

Successful candidates should have:

  • A record of high achievement
  • Outstanding leadership ability
  • Clearly defined interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments

The Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Personal qualities such as flexibility, adaptability, creativity, humility, openness to new ideas, and sensitivity to cultural differences are as important as academic achievement.

Amount

One year of immersive living and working experiences in Asia. A professional placement is individually arranged for each scholar on the basis of his or her professional interest, background, and qualifications.

Application Process

Must be nominated by a nominating institution. The University of Richmond is not a nominating institution, but we are happy to work with interested students. Completed applications necessary for institutional endorsement are due by mid-October at most participating schools. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Marshall ScholarshipUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

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 the graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

To be eligible for a 2016 Marshall Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship)
  • (by the time they take up their scholarship ie September 2016) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States
  • have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-) on their undergraduate degree (exceptions will be considered only on the specific recommendation of the sponsoring college)
  • have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2013
  • not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University
Amount

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. The traditional Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (i.e. 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. There are also a limited number of one-year Marshall Scholarships available.

Application Process

Deadline for receipt of applications in appropriate regional center in United States is early October of year preceding tenure. Institutional endorsement required. Candidates may apply in one region only. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship AwardsSciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative (UMSI) provides undergraduate support to outstanding African-American students who are pursuing studies and research careers in biological and chemical sciences.

Field

Sciences

Eligibility

Applications accepted from Juniors.

To be considered for a UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, you must be:   

  • African American (Black) 
  • Enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the United States
  • A junior who will be a degree candidate in the 2016-17 academic year
  • A life or physical sciences, or engineering major. Physical sciences majors must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of the 2016-17 academic year. First professional degree (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S, etc.)  majors are not eligible
  • A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale  
  • Committed to and eligible for two summer internships at a Merck research facility    
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Amount

Each award provides up to $35,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. This award is not transferable. Each UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will receive two Summer Research Internships with stipends totaling at least $10,000, if eligible. One internship will take place during the summer following junior year and the other following graduation.

Application Process

The deadline for application is early December 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Post-Grad
Purpose

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former U.S. 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.

Field

Unrestricted. 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:

  • scholarship
  • leadership
  • sustained committment to community and public service
Eligibility

Applicants to the Mitchell Scholars program must be a citizen of the U.S. (permanent residents and U.S. Nationals are not eligible)

  • Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30 years by September 30
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Amount

The Mitchell Scholars program provides:

  • tuition
  • accommodations
  • a living expense stipend
  • international travel stipend
Application Process

For more information on the Mitchell Scholars program, please contact Patrick Schweiger.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDESG) was created as a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. 

Field

Sciences

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors or post-grads.

Eligibility details:

  • NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering.
  • Applicants must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor's degrees by Fall 2017.
  • The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States.
  • NDSEG Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen disciplines posted on the NDSEG website. 
Amount

NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

Application Process

All application materials must be submitted electronically. Applications are currently being accepted until December 9, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

National GEM Consortium Fellowship ProgramSciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The National GEM Consortium Fellowship Program was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. GEM also offers exposure opportunities to a number of opportunities in academe.

Field

Sciences

Eligibility

Applications accepted from juniors, seniors or post-grads (depending on program).

Eligibility details:

  • Candidates targeted for participation are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics: American Indian/Native, African American, Black, or Hispanic American/Latino
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • GRE (strongly encouraged)
  • Applicants must agree to apply to a minimum of three GEM Member Universities to apply to graduate school. Applicants must be admitted into a GEM Member University graduate program before the GEM Fellowship is awarded. 
  • MS: must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 out of 4.0 
  • Ph.D.: must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0
Each program has additional requirements. See website for more details.
Amount

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive:

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • A minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • Waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive:

  • $14,000 stipend in year one of the Ph.D. program
  • GEM Member University support years two to five, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department 
  • A minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • Waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
Application Process

The application deadline is November 15. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars ProgramSciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those which students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students undertake a collaborative Ph.D. project in any area of biomedical investigation with two research mentors: one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, MD and one at either Oxford or Cambridge Universities in the United Kingdom.

Field

Sciences

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors or post-grads.

Eligibility details:

  • The academic standards of the program are high. Those interviewed and accepted to the program typically have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, with GRE scores in the 80-99th percentile (Verbal ~ 640; Quantitative ~ 770; Analytical ~ 5).
  • For those who have taken the MCAT, most have a score of 35 or higher. 
  • We are looking for students who have had one or more substantial research experiences. We look for students who are working in labs by their senior year or have done research after college. 
  • Many students have published manuscripts in scientific journals and have given poster presentations at nationally attended meetings.
Amount

The program is fully funded for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents, with all students receiving: a living stipend, health insurance coverage, and a travel allowance for the duration of Ph.D. training. In addition, the program fully covers tuition at Oxford or Cambridge.

Application Process

Applications are due December 1, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NIH UGSP)Sciences; Social Sciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

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.

Field

Sciences, Social Sciences.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Eligibility requirements: 

  • U.S. citizen, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution located in the U.S.
  • 3.3 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class
  • Having "exceptional financial need" as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office
Amount

The program offers: scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Application Process

The application deadline is March 14, 2017. Institutional certification required. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowship Program (NPSC)Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship Program (NPSC) is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities.

Field

Sciences

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads for the traditional program. For the Dissertation Support Program, students must be near the point at which research will begin.

Eligibility details:

  • Eligibility depends on whether the applicant's field of study matches the employer's needs. 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.
  • Undergraduate and graduate course work and grades affect eligibility.
  • Research experience at a university or in industry affect eligibility.
  • The GRE General tests are required; the Subject test is suggested and may be required by your university.
  • Applicants must be accepted at a participating NPSC-member university or college and progress through a full-time study program leading to a graduate degree in the physical sciences or related engineering fields. 
  • Fellows must complete one or two summer internships, as the sponsoring employer requires.
Amount

In the traditional fellowship, initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. 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. The charge to the employer for each student supported is $26,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the student stipend and $6,000 is NPSC's fee to support its operations.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is December 9, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Sciences; Social Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission.

Field

Sciences, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Fields.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.

Eligibility details:

  • The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
  • The fellowship is intended for individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident alien
  • Be in a research-focused Master's or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field 
  • Be attending an accredited United States institution 
  • Have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)
Amount

The fellowship provides three years of support, a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities. Participants will also have TeraGrid Supercomputer access.

Application Process

The application deadlines run from October 24, 2016  through October 28, 2016 depending on field of study. All reference letters must be received by November 3, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Unrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

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.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, first or second year graduate students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must have status as a new American (see website for details).
  • Cannot have reached or be passed your 31st birthday as of the application date.
  • You must be a college senior in good standing or hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
  • The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights.
Amount

Each fellowship supports up 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 maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.

Application Process

The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI)Social Sciences
Undergraduate
Purpose

The Public Policy and International Affairs (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. Summer programs are available at five locations.

Field

Social Sciences. Program graduates are expected to attain a graduate degree from a PPIA consortium school with a degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs; and pursue a public service related career. 

Eligibility

Applications accepted from juniors.

There are a variety of factors that come into play during the selection process. Selected students tend to embody PPIA’s diversity goals, demonstrate a commitment to public service and possess the ability to succeed in graduate school. Our students will be impressive academically, and more importantly, they will be culturally aware, socially  sensitive, committed to public service, and share a common vision about making the world a better place. All other factors being equal, a student from an economically disadvantaged background will receive extra consideration.

Amount

The Junior Summer Institute will provide:

  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses
  • A stipend of up to $1,500
  • University housing with a meal plan
  • Books and related course materials
  • GRE prep
  • Additional benefits available vary by program
Application Process

The deadline to apply is November 1. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

The Rhodes ScholarshipsUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors.

There are four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are to be selected:

  • Literary and scholastic attainments
  • Energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports
  • 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
Amount

Election to the Rhodes Scholarship is normally for two or three years, depending upon the degree program pursued by the Scholar. A Scholarship, including required University and college fees and a stipend for living expenses, may be renewed, at the complete discretion of the Rhodes Trustees, for a third year for those pursuing a doctoral degree and whose progress is deemed satisfactory. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.

Application Process

The application deadline is October 5, 2016. Institutional endorsement is required. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial ScholarshipUnrestricted
Undergraduate; Post-Graduate
Purpose

The purpose of the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Field

Unrestricted

Eligibility

Applications accepted from sophomores, juniors, seniors, or post-grads.

Eligibilty requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work, or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years when the scholarship begins.
  • All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club.
  • Persons with disabilities and members of Rotary clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Amount

Academic-Year Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US $27,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies.

Application Process

Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program. Because timelines vary, only your local club can provide specific information about application deadlines. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Schwarzman Scholars ProgramSciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Field

Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies

Eligibility
  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2017
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age.
  • Applicants must possess strong English skills.
Amount

The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

With a $450 million endowment, Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

SMART Scholarship (part of the National Defense Education Program) Sciences
Undergraduate; Post-Graduate
Purpose

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.

Field

Sciences. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, a specific list of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. See program website for a complete list.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, post-grads who have applied to graduate school, and current graduate students.

Eligibility details:

  • Open only to citizens of the United States.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible.
  • Applicants for undergraduate awards must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university.
  • Awardees must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance.
Amount

Participants will receive:

  • A cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $41,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition and related education expenses
  • Health Insurance reimbursement allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
  • Post-Graduation Career Opportunities
Application Process

The application deadline is December 1, 2016. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Stanford University Knight-Hennessy ScholarsUnrestricted
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford aims to prepare a new generation of global leaders with a deep academic foundation and the skills to develop creative solutions and effect positive change in the world. Under the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, each year a group of 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, from a wide array of backgrounds and nationalities, will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. 

Field

All graduate degree programs at Stanford University are eligible.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-graduate students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • All citizens are welcome
  • Must have a graduation year of 2013 or later
Amount

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University is the world's largest fully endowed schoalrs program. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program funds up to three years of your graduate education. If your degree program exceeds three years, such as an MD or PhD program, then your home department will fund the remainder of your education for the duration of that program's typical length.

As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, you receive:

  • A fellowship applied directly to cover your tuition and associated fees.
  • A generous stipend comprising your on-campus room and board, books and supplies, health insurance and associated fees, travel to and from Stanford, and reasonable personal expenses.
Application Process

Application process for the Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program will open in May 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program is a program designed to help exceptional graduate students earn their Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions.

Field

Sciences. Specifically, applicants must pursue PhDs in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, current graduate students.

The program is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply for the program include senior undergraduate students and first and second year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Amount

The Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship provides payments of all tuition and required fees for up to four years of study, a $32,400 yearly stipend, a yearly academic allowance of $1,000, and an opportunity to complete a practicum at a national Department of Energy laboratory.

The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply for the program include senior undergraduate students and first and second year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017. Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipSocial Sciences
Undergraduate; Post-Graduate
Purpose

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds 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 from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

Field

Social Sciences.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from juniors.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered.
  • Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
  • It is prefered that applicants have experience in international affairs, management, communications, history, political science, economics, and foreign languages.
Amount

Financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study will be provided by the Department of State through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees, and one round trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds. Participating schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs FellowshipHumanities; Social Sciences
Post-Graduate
Purpose

The goal of the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate 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.

Field

Humanities, Social Sciences.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads applying to graduate school the following year.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered.
  • Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year.
  • Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only).
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
Amount

Financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees and one round-trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds.

Application Process

The deadline to apply is January 13, 2016. Contact Ms. Amy Bergmann for more information.

Udall Undergraduate ScholarshipUnrestricted
Undergraduate
Purpose

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.

Field

Unrestricted. However, applicants must have an interest in a career related to the environment or be a Native American or Alaska Native student who is interested in a career related to tribal public policy or Native health care.

Eligibility

Applications accepted from sophomores and juniors.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
  • Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
  • Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care

Each eligible applicant must be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2015-2016 academic year and meet the following requirements:

  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent
  • Be pursuing full-time study during the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
Amount

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship provides:

  • Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses
  • Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders
  • Access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv
Application Process

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017. Institutional endorsement is required Contact Dr. Jennifer Cable for more information.

For More Information

The information provided here is a limited summary about each fellowship. Each fellowship's website provides substantive information and application details. Click on the fellowship name, and under "Purpose" you'll find a link to the fellowship's home website.