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American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.  The ASF's award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation's most long-standing commitment to educational exchange.  During the past 94 years, over 3,800 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans and Scandinavians engaged in study or research projects.    

Boren Graduate Fellowship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.  As students of other cultures and languages, Boren Scholars and Fellows begin to acquire the international competence needed to communicate effectively across borders, to understand other perspectives, and to analyze economic and political affairs.  The NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships enable 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.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

 

SEE ALSO:  NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad, NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships, Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship, Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.  As students of other cultures and languages, Boren Scholars and Fellows begin to acquire the international competence needed to communicate effectively across borders, to understand other perspectives, and to analyze economic and political affairs.  The NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad offer opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests but generally underrepresented in study abroad (including Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East).  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

 

SEE ALSO:  NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship, NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships, Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship, Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

Bosch Foundation Fellowship

As the countries of the world become more interdependent, the Robert Bosch Foundation recognizes the importance of familiarizing American professionals with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe and of the Federal Republic of Germany.  To further this goal, and to strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between the United States and Germany, the program provides young American professionals (ages 23-34) with two high-level work placements in the federal government and private sector in Germany.  Three seminars taking place throughout Europe provide an in-depth understanding of issues facing Germany and the European Union today.  Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism, law, political science, and public policy.  Although a prime goal of this program is the advancement of transatlantic relations, it also contributes to the participants' professional competence and expertise, and broadens their cultural horizons.   SEE ALSO:  Humboldt Foundation Scholarship , DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship , DAAD Study Scholarship

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The 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 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.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.  Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.  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.  They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges.  Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.

 

SEE ALSO:  Scoville Peace Fellowship, PPIA Fellowship, Truman Scholarship, Madison Graduate Fellowships

Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship The Carpe Diem Foundation is established pursuant to the direction of Mabel E. Greenspon who died on March 21, 2001. Her instructions were that upon her death, a charitable foundation was to be established to identify and assist students who were most likely to improve the quality of human life. The scholarship grants will be awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, exceptional leadership ability and a serious commitment to community service.   SEE ALSO:  Elie Wiesel Prize for Humanity , William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose , Huntington Public Service Award
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

The Charles B. Rangel Fellowship is a new, prestigious award for two years of graduate or professional schooling in international affairs, plus enrichment study at Howard University in Washington, D.C., internships in Congress and overseas, and eventual appointment to the U.S. Foreign Service. The award strives toward the goal of a diverse U.S. Foreign Service representing the uniquely rich range of talents and expertise of the American people.

Administered by the Ralph J. Bunche Center at Howard University, the award may be used at most accredited graduate or professional schools toward a degree in international affairs or a related subject. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.

 

SEE ALSO:  Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes, Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship, Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship, NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad, NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship, NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship Program offers scholarships for intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages.  The CLS Program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu.  In 2007, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian institutes were added.  The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency 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.

 

SEE ALSO:  NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad, NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship, NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships, Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship, Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

DAAD Study Scholarship

Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate studies), or those who have received an undergraduate degree, in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship to study in Germany for a postgraduate course, conduct senior/honors thesis research, or to pursue a master’s degree from a German higher education institution.  For study in the fields of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine, contact DAAD for special guidelines. For study in the arts, see the DAAD website for more information.

 

SEE ALSO:  Humboldt Foundation Scholarship, Bosch Foundation Fellowship, DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

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.

 

SEE ALSO:  Humboldt Foundation Scholarship, Bosch Foundation Fellowship, DAAD Study Scholarship

DHS Graduate Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country’s strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives.  The DHS Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.  Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) field with an interest in one of the following homeland security research areas: Explosives Detection, Mitigation, and Response; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Risk and Decision Sciences; Human Factors Aspects of Technology; Chemical Threats and Countermeasures; Biological Threats and Countermeasures; Food and Agriculture Security; Transportation Security; Border Security; Immigration Studies; Maritime and Port Security; Infrastructure Protection; Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Communications and Interoperability; Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization. 

 

SEE ALSO:  Goldwater Scholarship, DOD Graduate Fellowships, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Hertz Fellowship

DOD Graduate Fellowships

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) will award graduate fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.  National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a graduate degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; and Electrical Engineering. 

 

SEE ALSO:  Goldwater Scholarship, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, DHS Graduate Fellowship, Hertz Fellowship

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is a program funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration.  The DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation’s workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community.  The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation’s best scientific graduate students in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences, and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry and educational institutions. 

 

SEE ALSO:  Goldwater Scholarship, DOD Graduate Fellowships, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DHS Graduate Fellowship, Hertz Fellowship

DeKarman Fellowship

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951.  The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman’s high standards.  Students in any discipline entering their senior undergraduate year or a candidate for a PhD who will defend his/her dissertation by June are eligible for consideration.  Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.

EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for masters and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study.  The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in an environmental field.  This goal is consistent with the immediate and long term mission of EPA, to protect public health and the environment.  The STAR fellowship program has proven to be beneficial to both the public and private sectors by providing a steady stream of well trained environmental specialists to meet society's environmental challenges.  It has also provided new environmental research in physical, biological, health and social sciences, and engineering. 

 

SEE ALSO:  Udall Scholarship, Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion established The Elie Wiesel Prize for Humanity, shortly after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to advance the cause of human rights by creating forums for the discussion and resolution of urgent ethical issues.

 

SEE ALSO:  Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship, William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose, Huntington Public Service Award

Ford Foundation Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Fellowships seek 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.  To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity, and a desire to enter the professoriate.  Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, 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.

 

SEE ALSO:  Gilliam Fellowship

Fulbright Fellowship

The Fulbright Program aims to foster mutual understanding among nations through education and cultural exchanges.  Administered by the U.S. Department of State, assisted by the Institute of International Education, each year the program allows more than 1,100 Americans to study and conduct research in over 140 countries.  The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent graduates opportunities for personal and professional development and international experience.  Study proposals may include university coursework, classes in a music conservatory or art school, independent research, classroom teaching, or a combination thereof.  Grants are available in all fields of study.

Interested students should contact Dr. Harald Leder, Office of International Programs.

103 Hatcher Hall, 578-1104

 

SEE ALSO:  Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants, Gilman International Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Trust, endowed by Bill and Melinda Gates, hopes to create a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries.  Over time, it is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning – all areas in which the Foundation is deeply engaged.  The program offers a substantial number of scholarships for study in a wide variety of fields in science, humanities, and the social sciences at the University of Cambridge.

 

SEE ALSO:  Rhodes Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship

Gilliam Fellowship

The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study provide full support for up to five years of study toward a Ph.D. for outstanding students who are from groups underrepresented in the sciences or from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Gilliam fellows attend the university of their choice and work alongside distinguished scientists.  Chosen for their academic excellence and scientific potential, they will become the leaders of a new generation of biomedical researchers.  The fellowships honor the legacy of the late James H. Gilliam Jr., a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute who devoted his life to fostering excellence and diversity in education and science.

 

SEE ALSO:  Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Gilman International Scholarship

International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment.  The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia.  The Gilman Scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

 

SEE ALSO:  Fulbright Fellowship, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.  The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

 

SEE ALSO:  Hertz Fellowship, DOD Graduate Fellowships, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DHS Graduate Fellowship, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Hertz Fellowship

The Hertz Foundation provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation’s finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences (i.e. applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology and all areas of engineering).  Fellows are expected to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest.

 

SEE ALSO:  Goldwater Scholarship, DOD Graduate Fellowships, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DHS Graduate Fellowship, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to: increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.  Eligible undergraduates studying oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission are encouraged to apply. 

Humboldt Foundation Scholarship

The German Chancellor Fellowship supports Americans who have completed their first degree, have subsequently gained work experience, and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in their career to conduct a proposed research project in cooperation with a German host institution.  The Fellowship incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany, and a final meeting in Berlin.  Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences, and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly.  The Humboldt Foundation grants up to ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from the United States.

 

SEE ALSO:  DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, DAAD Study Scholarship, Bosch Foundation Fellowship

Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service 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.  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.

 

SEE ALSO:  Elie Wiesel Prize for Humanity, Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship, William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Javits Scholarship

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability – selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise – to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Upon Kate Neal Kinley's death in 1931, her husband David Kinley created the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. This fellowship not only reflected President Kinley’s earlier appointment as Dean of the College of Literature and Arts, but more importantly, acknowledged Mrs. Kinley’s persistent dedication to the arts on the University of Illinois campus. 

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

The Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation was established in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teachers teaching in grades 9-12 in United States schools.  The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation supports individuals and programs designed to encourage and sustain young scientists and mathematicians as they dedicate their lives to teaching other young people and to becoming leaders in the field of education.  KSTF Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering, or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools.  The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. 

 

SEE ALSO:  Newton Fellowship Program

Madison Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Madison's legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution—its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government.  The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree.  James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.  Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following: Master of Arts in American History or Political Science; Master of Arts in Teaching concentrating on either American Constitutional History (in a history department) or American government, political institutions, and political theory (in a political science department); or a Master of Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions and political theory.

 

SEE ALSO:  Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, Scoville Peace Fellowship, PPIA Fellowship, Truman Scholarship

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.  Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.  At least 40 Scholars are selected each year to study either at the graduate, or occasionally undergraduate, level at a UK institution in any field of study. 

 

SEE ALSO:  Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship

Math for America Fellowship Program

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 MƒA Fellowship is available in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Utah, and Washington, DC.



 

SEE ALSO:  Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance.  The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’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 public service and community.  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.

 

SEE ALSO:  Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship

NIH Graduate Partnerships Program

The Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) on the campuses of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides the opportunity for Ph.D. students in biomedical disciplines to do their dissertation research training at the premier biomedical research center in the world.  Students come to the NIH laboratories after admission into one of the fifteen established NIH/University Partnerships or through individual agreements between a university faculty member and an NIH scientist after completing Ph.D. coursework and examination requirements.   

 

SEE ALSO:  Goldwater Scholarship, Hertz Fellowship, DOD Graduate Fellowships, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DHS Graduate Fellowship

NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.  As students of other cultures and languages, Boren Scholars and Fellows begin to acquire the international competence needed to communicate effectively across borders, to understand other perspectives, and to analyze economic and political affairs.  Language Flagship offers Fellowships for advanced language training in Arabic, Central Asian languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, or Russian.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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 1,100 graduate fellowships in this competition.  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.

 

SEE ALSO:  Goldwater Scholarship, DOD Graduate Fellowships, Hertz Fellowship, NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, DHS Graduate Fellowship, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

PPIA Fellowship

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service.  There is an array of opportunities under the Fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree.

 

SEE ALSO:  Madison Graduate Fellowships, Scoville Peace Fellowship, Truman Scholarship, Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards

 

SEE ALSO:  Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

As part of its efforts to recognize and encourage academic achievements in all disciplines, The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to sponsor this Study Abroad Grant competition.  The Phi Kappa Phi Board of Directors encourages qualified undergraduates in all areas of study to apply.  The program is designed to help support students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic field by studying abroad.

 

SEE ALSO:  Fulbright Fellowship, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships, Gilman International Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship seeks 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.

 

SEE ALSO:  NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad, NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship, NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships, Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program, Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  The program 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 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. 

 

SEE ALSO:  NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad, NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship, NSEP Language Flagship Fellowships, Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program, Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Rhodes Scholarship

The oldest international fellowship, the Rhodes Scholarship was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902.  Outstanding students from around the world, including 32 Americans, are elected each year to pursue two years of study at the University of Oxford.  A scholarship may be renewed for a third year for those who were initially admitted to Oxford to pursue a doctoral degree.  Rhodes Scholars may not apply for an MBA, and may not do the Master in Financial Economics (MFE) in their first year.

 

SEE ALSO:  Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Ambassadorial Scholarships, the Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947.  Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices.  Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program.  The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.  The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.  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.  A benefit not found in other scholarship programs is the scholar’s association with Rotary clubs and Rotarians.  Each scholar is assigned both a sponsor and a host Rotarian counselor who provide orientation, advice, and assistance.

Scholarship availability is determined by local Rotarian contributions to the Rotary Foundation.  As a result, not all Rotary clubs will offer scholarships.  Prospective scholars must apply through a local Rotary club.

 

SEE ALSO:  Fulbright Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants, Gilman International Scholarship

Scoville Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide 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 monthly 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 prominent positions in the field of peace and security.

 

SEE ALSO:  Truman Scholarship, Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, PPIA Fellowship, Madison Graduate Fellowships

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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.  A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  The Fine and Performing Arts are included.  The Trustees strongly encourage applications from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies, but full consideration will be given to candidates in the first or second years of graduate study.

Truman Scholarship

As the federal memorial to our 33rd president, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to college juniors who plan to pursue graduate degrees in public service fields.  The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.  Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs:  Truman Scholar Leadership Week, Summer Institute, Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference.

 

SEE ALSO:  Scoville Peace Fellowship, Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, Madison Graduate Fellowships, PPIA Fellowship

Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment, to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

 

SEE ALSO:  Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has established the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect.  The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted cash grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.  In addition, two $5,000 cash awards are made to two other outstanding students.

 

SEE ALSO:  Huntington Public Service Award, Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship, Elie Wiesel Prize for Humanity