The following fellowships, scholarships, awards, and prizes can be applied for directly.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Deadline: March 5.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States are welcome to enter the Essay Contest. Deadline: December 1
Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for up to 15 advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University* in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Deadline: February 5
Gates Cambridge Scholarships 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. 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, and a good fit between the abilities and aspirations of the applicant and what the University of Cambridge can offer in its graduate program. Deadline: October 15
Google Policy Fellowship The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2011 (June-August) Deadline: March 15
Humane Studies Fellowship Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research. The fellowships support students in variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. In 2010, the Institute for Humane Studies awarded more than $650,000 to 180 students. The program is open to full-time graduate students, including law and MBA students, and undergraduate juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing an academic career. Deadline: January 31
James Madison Fellowship Provides up to $24, 000 for various master’s degree programs (MA, MAT, or MEd) focusing on American history or government. Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Recipients are obligated to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 on a full-time basis. Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Deadline: March 1
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. We believe the commitment to teaching merits the deepest respect and support. Our Teaching Fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career. The result of this approach is one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the United States. KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. Internal BU Deadline: October 15
NEBHE New England-China Scholarship Program The New England-China Scholarship Program is an outstanding and timely opportunity for New England college and university students. The scholarships provide the opportunity to spend up to a year abroad in China—studying the language, experiencing another culture and visiting world-famous landmarks; Tuition and fees are covered by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. Students must be undergraduate and graduate students from accredited New England colleges and universities (public and independent); Students may be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited New England college or university; Students must demonstrate a solid record of academic achievement and good academic standing; Students must then apply and be accepted to one or more of the 49 Beijing area institutions listed on this website; Once admitted to the Chinese institution, interested students must provide documentation (i.e., an admissions letter) of their acceptance/admission to one or more of the 49 Beijing area institutions; Students must then complete an online application through the NEBHE website to apply for the scholarship.
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships The College of William and Mary established the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships in 2000 to inspire the best of a new generation to pursue careers in public service. The Awards are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. Deadline: November 1
Provost’s Scholars Award This award celebrates rising juniors who have demonstrated their willingness in their first two years of college to stretch themselves intellectually, to push beyond what they already know they can do, to take significant risk by pursuing the unknown and unpredictable, demonstrating the true spirit of a research university. Deadline: April 10, 2015
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, SEE-U provides undergraduate students of all majors from all colleges and universities across the country with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability through lectures,labs, and fieldwork carried out in unique natural settings. Students can earn 6 academic credits in just 5 weeks. There are no prerequisites required to enroll. Fellowship funding is available through CERC. Deadline: October 1
The American-Scandinavian Foundation The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the annual competition. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia. Deadline: November 1
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships 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. 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. Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2011 on the basis of a single national competition. 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. Deadline: November 8
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The 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. Deadline: February 9
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows may focus on arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, defense budget, diplomacy, environmental and energy security, terrorism prevention, and other international security issues. They attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security within the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The fellowship recruits from across the U.S. twice a year and provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes. Deadline: October 1, January 4
Schwarzman Scholars 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. The program gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. All classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines – Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies. Applicants from all fields are welcome, and all undergraduate degree requirements should have been completed before orientation for the scholarship begins. Deadline: October 1
NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program 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 students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Deadline: December 1
NDSEG – National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. 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 (this excludes dental and vision insurance). NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation. NDSEG Fellowships are open to citizens or nationals of the United States and are intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering. Deadline: December 12
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program (Deadline: January 14) that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program (Deadline: February 4) that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy.
Critical Language Scholarship Program The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State and is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply for the seven-to-10-week long programs. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Applicants should be US citizens and enrolled in an accredited US degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Deadline: November 12