The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides scholarships for undergraduate students and fellowships for graduate students to study languages abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests. Students who plan to study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand are not eligible. The length of theprogram can be from a minimum of 12 weeks to a maximum of 2 years. The program mustinclude formal study of an appropriate language. Visit https://www.borenawards.org/ for more information
Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14 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 nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. Please see https://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows
to learn more about the college application process.
CSIS offers full-time and part-time internships for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. In addition, interns will participate in programs offered by the the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA), the in-house leadership development program at CSIS. The Academy’s programming supplements the substantive work of CSIS interns with practical discussions on leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills. For moreinformation go to https://www.csis.org/programs/about-us/careers-and-internships/internships
The Fellowship offers Latinos who have earned a bachelor's
degree within two years of the program start date a paid, nine-month fellowship
to gain experience at the national level in public policy. Students must be
Hispanic U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. Visit https://chci.org/programs/public-policy-fellowship-program/
for more information.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an
intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students
enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive
language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to
promote rapid language gains. For more information go to
Fund study in Germany in a variety of disciplines to study,
engage in research, do an internship or to learn German. For more information go to https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) sponsors institutes
that offer classroom study, internships, and special events. Sophomores and
juniors with relevant professional or volunteer experience are preferred. Visit
application deadlines and more information.
If you’re looking to make a meaningful, long-lasting impact
on the environmental challenges we’re facing today, apply for an Environment
America Fellowship. Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented
and committed college graduates to join their two-year Fellowship Program. Over
the last decade, fellows have worked side-by-side with our most experienced
advocates and organizers to make a real difference for the environment. As a
Fellow, you’ll earn $25,500 and receive a $1500 raise your second year.
Locations include Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Raleigh,
NC and Portland, OR. Sign in here to find your dream fellowship https://www.profellow.com/sign-up/?redirect_to=https://www.profellow.com/fellowship/environment-america-fellowship-program/
If you're pursuing an IT-related degree and interested in
using technology solutions for the business of diplomacy, particularly if you
are a member of an underrepresented group, the Foreign Affairs Information
Technology Fellowship (FAIT) could be your path to a rewarding career. This
fellowship offers you a truly unique opportunity, including financial support,
mentoring and professional development. Fellows agree to a minimum five-year service commitment as an Information Management Specialist. The five-year service commitment begins upon entry into the Foreign Service. For more information, go to
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to offer research, study and
teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate
students in all disciplines.. In addition there are special programs in public health and digital storytelling. Students must hold a Bachelor's degree prior to beginning the program. Visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about for more information
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers Summer Institutes for US undergraduates (with at least two years of undergraduate study left) to study in the United Kingdom during the summer. Programs range from three to four weeks and allow students to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University as well as the culture and heritage of the UK. For more information, visit the http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers 90 full-cost scholarships each year to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are:
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants to study abroad. Veterans are also encouraged to apply. This scholarship is to support students whohave been historically underrepresented in education abroad. Students apply directly for this award but must have a letter of support from a Study Abroad Adviser AND Financial Aid Adviser. Visit https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/ for deadlines and more information.
The Goldwater Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers. The award provides support for tuition, room and board, books, and fees. Sophomores who win the scholarship receive up to $7,500 in each of their junior and senior years; juniors who win the scholarship receive up to $7,500 in their senior year. For more information visit https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/
The JET Programme invites young college graduates from around the world to participate in internationalisation initiatives and be involved in foreign language education in Japan. JET Programme participants are
employed as one of the following positions: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT),
Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), or Sports Exchange Advisor
(SEA). All JET participants, regardless of their title, are here for the same
reason: to interact with local communities to promote internationalisation at
the local level. Visit http://jetprogramme.org/en/
for more information.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. For more information
go to https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/
KSTF awards five-year teaching fellowships to applicants
committed to teaching science and math in U.S. high schools. The program supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop
teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Applicants should
earn a Bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the subject planned to teach.
Visit https://knowlesteachers.org/ for more information.
The Marshall Scholarship enables students to study for a one- or two- year master's
degree in the United Kingdom. Benefits include a personal allowance to
cover living expenses, tuition, fares to and from the U.S., grant for books and
approved travel in connection with studies. Students should complete a
bachelor's degree before taking up the award. Visit http://www.marshallscholarship.org/ for
The Mitchell Scholarships grant a student one year of
graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning
in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The program provides tuition, housing, living expenses,
and an international travel stipend. Applicants should be under the age of 30
at the time of application and should complete a bachelor's degree before
taking up the award. Visit https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/
for more information.
The NIHUGSP program offers competitive scholarships to
students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in
biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. For more
information go to https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp#
The National Science Foundation offers fellowships for
outstanding students for graduate school in STEM fields. A comprehensive list
of fields is available on the website. Applicants should be a U.S. citizen,
permanent resident, or U.S. National. Visit https://www.nsfgrfp.org/
for deadlines and more information.
The National Student Nurses' Association awards scholarships
to students currently enrolled in schools of nursing or pre-nursing. Applicants
must be U.S. citizens or students with an Alien Registration number. Visit https://www.forevernursing.org/undergraduate-scholarships.html
for more information.
Spend your summer in a state of the art research institution
as a team member —using and expanding your scientific knowledge and skills, and
learning more about health care and research options at the University of
Nebraska Medical Center. Students will experience a 10-week full-time research
placement, receive a stipend, attend enrichment seminars and participate in
networking and social activities. Visit https://www.unmc.edu/studentservices/rse/enrichment/undergraduate-enrichment/surp/index.html
for more information.
The Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science program
is funded in part by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the National
Science Foundation. This program offers the opportunity to conduct plant
science in a real-world laboratory setting with some of the profession's
greatest minds. Please visit https://www.noble.org/education/scholar-program/research-scholars/ for more information.
Find Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships that
accept applications from Non-US citizens at http://bit.ly/NonUSCitizenFellowships
The NPR Kroc Fellowship awards students who aspire to work
in public radio. Candidates should be close to completing an undergraduate or
graduate degree at the time of application. Visit https://www.npr.org/about-npr/183691179/kroc-fellowship-details-and-application
for more information.
The Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State.
Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates. The Program
welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically
underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial
need. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in
our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic,
racial, social, and geographic diversity. Applicants with any
undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support
for graduate school and will enter exciting and rewarding careers representing
the United States overseas. For more information go to https://pickeringfellowship.org/
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar
ispaired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and
events. For more information go to https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/scholarship/
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The program is open to seniors who will graduate by spring 2020 and individuals with a college degree. It is open to students with any major or area of interest who want to promote positive change in the world. It encourages the application of members ofminority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
For more information go to http://rangelprogram.org/?fbclid=IwAR3yezpRE3J1g3vBTGqPKzI1aAKZLbWebZpOCRdqt1zwIrxX-6qYONjqWyg
NSF funds research opportunities for undergraduate students
through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of about ten
undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.
Students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and should contact
individual sites for information about deadlines and application materials.
Visit the https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/
for more information.
Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare its graduates to build stronger relationships between China and a rapidly changing world and to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century. Students pursue a Masters in
Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, with concentrations in one of
the following disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and
international studies. The concentration gives students an opportunity to focus
on aspects of global affairs they may not have previously studied. For more information go to the webiste.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States.The Soros Fellowships provide funding for tuition and living expenses for graduate programs for permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Applicants must be a resident alien (green card holder), naturalized U.S.citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Visit https://www.pdsoros.org/ for more information.
The Tillman Military Scholars program supports active and
veteran service members who are completing a degree. Applicants must be a
full-time student at a U.S.-based accredited institution and be a veteran or
active duty military service member or spouse of an active duty or veteran
service member. Visit http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/
for more information.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government and public service. Recipients of the award are required to work in public service for 3 of the 7 years following the completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program. Visit https://www.truman.gov/ for more information.
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships to college sophomores and juniors for lstudy in fields related to the environment, American Indians, and Alaska Natives regarding health care and tribal public policy. Visit the website for more information.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate
Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested
in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most
pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease,
environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the
Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an
opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American
people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship award
includes up to $22,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for
completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution and a $16,000
stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other
Visit https://www.paynefellows.org/?areaid=2&contentid=941&CFID=73&CFTOKEN=6EA4B303-D661-4EEF-9C7A09532DEABD20 for more information.
Identifying Exceptional Students:
It is not necessary for you to know specifics regarding eligibility for awards or whether an award is a good fit for the student(s) you identify. The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Opportunities (NCSO) will contact students that you refer to encourage and advise them regarding their potential interest and suitability for any of these awards.
In general, students who are competitive for distinguished scholarships: