Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students. The program focuses on geographic areas (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East), languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined. This broad conception of national security includes the challenges of global society such as sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Recipients must fulfill a one-year service requirement with the U.S. government.

The endowment offers around 10 one-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates working on topics such as democracy, nuclear policy, energy and climate, international economics, Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Asian Studies, and Russian and Eurasian Studies. Requires institutional endorsement.

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. Department of State that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. The Rangel Program selects 20 fellows and provides up to $35,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees. Rangel Fellows participate in two internships: one with a member of Congress and a second at an overseas U.S. Embassy. Applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year graduate program at a U.S. university, they must be U.S. citizens, and they must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application.

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a 6-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students 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. The Program selects 15-20 participants who live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, U.S. citizens, and have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

The DHS sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related STEM disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research at federal research facilities located across the country. Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $500 per week ($5000 for 10 weeks). Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week ($7000 for 10 weeks). The program will also reimburse transportation expenses for one round trip between the student’s current or home address and the assigned federal research facility. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, majoring in a STEM field with an interest in homeland security research, and available for 10 consecutive weeks in the summer.

The DOE created the CSGF program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in research in the areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science. It is a three-year award that provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be pursuing or planning to pursue graduate study and research in a relevant area.

The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the foreign service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship provides up to $90,000 over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

The EPA offers GRO Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. The fellowship provides students with an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per year of academic support and up to $8,600 of internship support for the three-month summer period, for a total of up to $50,000 for the two-year period.

The EPA Marshall Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for exceptional U.S. students to begin or continue their graduate environmental studies at a British university. To be eligible for the EPA Marshall Scholarship, applicants must first be selected as Marshall Scholars and be pursuing a program relevant to environmental protection, restoration or stewardship, environmental public health, or ecosystem health. Any Marshall Scholar who is selected for research in an environmental field may be considered by the EPA for an EPA Marshall Scholarship.

The Fulbright U.S. student program offers grants for study/research projects and English Teaching Assistantships. It facilitates cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Applicants for study/research grants design their own projects and generally work with an advisor at foreign universities or institutes. ETA grant recipients are placed in a classroom to help teach English to non-native speakers. The age and academic level of students varies by country. Grant benefits include round-trip transportation to the host country, a stipend to cover room, board, and incidental costs, and accident and sickness benefits. Current JMU students must participate in a campus review process.

The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad. Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal is to build Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the United States and the partner country. Successful applicants must have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time post-graduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Selection criteria include: outstanding intellectual ability; leadership potential; a commitment to improving the lives of others; and a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge for which they are applying. NB: Gates Cambridge does not admit or place scholars; all applications must be made through the University of Cambridge.

The Goldwater awards scholarships to students with outstanding academic potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for the Goldwater only if they plan a research career (M.D./Ph.D.). Scholarships of up to $7,500 can be used for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Applicants must be full-time sophomores or juniors, have at least a “B” average (competitive applicants generally have a 3.75 GPA or higher), and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be nominated by their university.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice a year, the Board of Directors selects a group of individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. The fellows receive a salary and serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The Hertz Foundation provides financial and fellowship support to Ph.D. students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences. It is a merit-based award that consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in the time of a national emergency.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance. The summer program takes place in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. Applicants must be undergraduate students or recent graduates.

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

Marshall Scholarships support young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Program objectives include: to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the UK; to help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; to contribute to the advancement of knowledge at Britain’s centers of academic excellence; to motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the US to the UK and vice versa; and to promote personal and academic fulfillment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have at least a 3.7 GPA. There are up to 40 awards, which cover university fees, cost of living expenses, travel, and other expenses. There are one-year and two-year grants. The two-year grant can be extended an additional year at some institutions.‎

The Mitchell Scholarship Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to 12 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 education in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Selection criteria include: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

The Udall Foundation awards 50 scholarships of up to $5000 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Students applying for the environmental scholarship should have a demonstrated commitment to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. Applicants must be a sophomore or junior-level student, have a GPA of at least a “B”, be pursuing full-time study, and be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.

The Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to: increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of he ocean and atmosphere; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with 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 sciences. It provides successful applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8000 per year) for full-time study during the academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for a second academic year.

The NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages underrepresented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development.

The NIH UGSP offers scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The scholarship provides up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed up to four years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, enrolled or accepted as a full-time student, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and be within the top 5% of their class, and must have “exceptional financial need.”

Soros Fellowships support the graduate education of 30 “New Americans”—permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or the children of naturalized parents. Applicants must be college seniors or early in their graduate programs and can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. The fellowship provides support for tuition and living expenses (up to $90,000 over two academic years). Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate strong evidence of at least two of the following: (1) creativity, originality and initiative in one or more aspects of his/her life; (2) a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment that has required drive and sustained effort; a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

PKP awards six $15,000 and 51 $5000 fellowships to PKP members who are entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each PKP chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the society-wide awards. To be eligible, applicants must be an active member of PKP and have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study.

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the continent. Young alumni and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply. The fellowship covers on-the-ground expenses including housing and living stipend, group health, medical, and political evacuation insurance, and pre-departure orientation.

Princeton in Asia is an independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University. Its mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding between Asians and Americans by giving young people opportunities to live and work in Asia. PiA offers yearlong fellowships in Burma, Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, journalism, international development, and business, with the majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit that partners with non-profits in Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in developing work. PiLA offers 15-20 fellowships that are open to graduating seniors and young alumni from all universities. Fellows receive a monthly stipend that covers housing, food, and local transportation. Fellows are responsible for airfare and health insurance.

PPIA Junior Summer Institutes are intensive seven-week summer programs that focus 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. Benefits include full tuition at PPIA JSI, eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses, a stipend of up to $1,500, university housing with meal plan, books and related course materials, fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium, and a minimum of a one-time $5000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree.

The National Science Foundation funds research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of about 10 undergraduate students who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project. Students receive stipends, and, in most cases, assistances with housing and travel. Students must contact individual sites for information and application materials. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Selection criteria include: 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; and moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings. Each year 32 scholarships are awarded, which cover all educational costs, provide a living stipend, and cover round-trip travel. Applicants must be between 18 and 24.

Rotary District 7570 offers two $30,000 scholarship to fund graduate study abroad. Applicants must demonstrate how their program of study is aligned with Rotary’s interests and should be familiar with Rotary’s mission and work abroad. Applicants must be available to participate in interviews in Blacksburg, VA in August.

This fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting these resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship. Applicants must be enrolled in graduate or professional program at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories.

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense to support undergraduate and graduate students pursing degrees in STEM disciplines. Applicants must be: U.S. citizens, 18 or older; able to participate in summer internships; willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD; a student in good standing with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field. Recipients receive full tuition, a stipend, paid summer internships, health insurance and book allowance, and employment after graduation.

This is a new scholarship, and the first class will not begin the program until 2016. Each year 200 scholars from around the world (45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 34% from the rest of the world) will be selected to work towards a one-year Master’s degree in public policy, economics and business, international relations, and, in the future, engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Scholars will participate in a range of cultural and academic experiences and travel throughout China. Scholars will be selected on the basis of their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, and leadership potential.

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. For the undergraduate award, the fellowship provides up $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in the junior year of undergraduate study, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application and throughout participation in the program. For the graduate award, the fellowship provides up $40,000 annually for actual expenses for each of a two-year master’s degree program. At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Recipients are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher from their most recently received degree.

The Truman Scholarship seeks to identify and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. Applicants should be “change agents” who have demonstrated their leadership potential and their commitment to community service through extensive participation in two or more of the following types of activities: student government or campus-based extracurricular activities; community service; government internships, commissions or boards, advocacy or interest groups, military/ROTC; and/or partisan political activities and campaigns. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 in support of graduate studies toward a public-service related degree. Applicants must be full-time junior-level students, nominated by their university, in the upper quarter of their class, and U.S. citizens or nationals.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Applicants can be current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. The fellowship includes admission to a master’s program at a partner university, a $30,000 stipend with tuition arrangements, and support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment.

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