Junior

Fellowships for Juniors

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Deadlines are approximate.

  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

    The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.

    The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include:

    • strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering,
    • effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, and
    • potential for a significant future contribution to research in his/her chosen field.

    Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year. 

    Students who are nominated who do not receive a scholarship but who show particular promise will be recognized with an Honorable Mention. Students who receive an Honorable Mention do not receive financial support.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior during the academic year in which they apply.
    • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering.
    • Have a college grade-point average of at least a B (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
    • Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.

    Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

    Applications are submitted through the online application and reviewed by the Office of National and International Fellowships. Applications must include:

    • Online questionnaire 
    • Research essay
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Institutional nomination

    In awarding scholarships, the Foundation will consider the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees.

    Campus Info Session: View the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship PowerPoint

    Student Profile and Pre-Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

    Applicant Workshop Webinar: November 17, 2017

    Campus Deadline: December 8, 2017

    National Deadline: January 26, 2018

    Results Announced: March 30, 2018

     

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • Best & Brightest Scholarship Program

    Best & Brightest Scholarship Program

     Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc. awards academic scholarships to aspiring undergraduate and graduate college students pursuing careers in public service related fields.

    Benefits: $3000 and tuition for the MMF Leadership Development Institute (LDI).

    Eligibility:

    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or currently have AB 540 status.
    • Application opportunity targets, but is not limited to the following ethnic groups; African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/ Latino, or Indian / Native-American.
    • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate (Minimum Sophomore Standing) or full-time graduate student. Official Proof of enrollment required.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a career in a public service related field.
    • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

    National Deadline: August

  • Boren Scholarship

    Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

    Boren awards allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, but underrepresented in study abroad. In addition to the traditional study award, Boren also offers the following special initiative programs:

    • African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI)Boren Scholarship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI)  to study Akan/Twl, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof or Zulu.
    • South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI)Boren Scholarship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI)  to study Hindi or Urdu.
    • Boren-Flagship InitiativeSpecial opportunities to Boren Scholarship applicants enrolled in The Language Flagship and planning to study overseas for their capstone year.
    • Boren-ROTC InitiativeA special initiative for undergraduate ROTC cadets and midshipmen. ROTC participants are strong candidates for the Boren Scholarship, due to their commitment to national security and government service.
    • Summer STEM Initiative- Funding for summer study abroad to undergraduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (STEM).

    Amount: Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for the summer (STEM only), $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for a full academic year.

    Location: "Non-traditional" destinations (excludes certain countries)

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years, though juniors and senior are not eligible for summer program. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

    Campus Deadline: January 18, 2018

    National Deadline: February 8

    Results AnnouncedMid/Late April

     

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the CIA.

    Benefits:

    • Tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books
    • Daily allowance for meals and incidentals during summer tours
    • Reimbursement for transportation costs between school and Washington, DC
    • Annual salary
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Federal retirement plans
    • Paid time off, as well as sick and holiday leave

    Eligibility:

    • 18 years of age by date of application to the scholarship program
    • Financial need as demonstrated by the gross annual household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four or less, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
      • If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the gross annual household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
    • 1000 SAT (new official score scale) or 1500 (old score scale); or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)
    • Acceptance at a 4- or 5-year college/university; or pursing an undergraduate degree as a full time student enrolled in, or planning to take, at least 9 credits per semester
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for high school and/or college
    • Availability to work at least two 90-day summer tours prior to graduation and willingness to work at CIA full time after graduation

    National Deadline: August

  • Critical Languages Scholarship

    Critical Languages Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

    Amount: The CLS Program covers many of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group based language courses, room and board, U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College, domestic and international airfare. 

    Location: The CLS Program offers instruction in fourteen critical languages (No Previous Study Required - Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu; One+ Year Previous Study Required - Arabic, Persian; Two+ Year Previous Study Required - Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree. Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the application year. Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study. Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    National Deadline: November 

    Results Announced: March

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship

    Davis-Putter Scholarship

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

    Amount: The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available.

    Location: Individuals can participate in this program while attending most public institutions. See website for more information.

    Eligibility: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US.

    External Deadline: The application for the 2017 program will be available in 2017.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Donald Strauss Scholarship

    Donald Strauss Scholarship

    The Donald Strauss Scholarship awards approximately 14 California college sophomores and juniors who reflect a strong, lifelong commitment to public service and education. LMU students have the opportunity to design a public service project. The scholarship will provide you with $15,000 to fund your service project.

    Amount: $15,000

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors with a GPA in the upper 1/3 of their class.

    Campus DeadlineFebruary 7, 2018

    Results Announced: April

    Contact

    Lorena Chavez, Assistant Director of Community Engagement
    Center for Service & Action
    Lorena.Chavez@lmu.edu 
    310.338.2959

  • Ebell Scholarship

    Ebell Scholarship

    The Ebell continues to seek out and subsidize academically outstanding students who are residents of Los Angeles County. Awards are based upon character, scholarship, and financial need.

    Amount: $5,000 annually.

    Eligibility

    • United States citizenship. If naturalized citizen, please send a copy of the official documentation
    • Permanent Resident of Los Angeles County
    • Full-time Attendance at an accredited Los Angeles County educational institution
    • Expected post-secondary sophomore status or higher in that educational institution at the beginning of next school year (only undergraduates qualify)
    • Achievement of at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
    • Availability for an in-person interview with Ebell Scholarship Committee on our Ebell campus
    • Demonstrated community commitment

    National Deadline: April

  • Gilman Scholarship

    Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.).

    Amount: Up to $5,000.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years. Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring or summer travel.

     

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • Hertog Foundation Programs

    Hertog Foundation Programs

    The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy. Our programs include summer fellowships for college undergraduates and recent graduates, as well as short-term seminars in Washington, DC and New York City.

    Benefits: Stipend ($500-$2000) and housing.

    Eligibility: Any college or university undergraduate, or very recent graduate. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens, nor are they required to have studied in the U.S. International applicants should be highly proficient in the English language, and all application materials, including essays and academic writing samples, must be submitted in English.

    Selection: A typical competitive applicant will have:

    • An undergraduate GPA => 3.5
    • Strong letter(s) of recommendation from a professor or another individual who is in a position to comment on the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications
    • A statement of purpose which tells us why the applicant is interested in pursuing study with the Hertog Foundation and how it fits into their aspirations and plans for the future. The personal statement is very important, and deserves careful attention.
    • An academic writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s powers of analysis and independent thought, and not only their ability to do scholarly research or comment on a text.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on program. January for weekend programs and February for summer. 

  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship

    The Udall Scholarship was authorized by the US Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris King Udall and his legacy of public service. The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards up to fifty scholarships of $7,000 and fifty honorable mentions to sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, and future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy. Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    • Applicants must be US citizens, US nationals, or resident aliens
    • Applicants must be sophomores or juniors
    • Applicants should have recommended minimum GPA of at least a "B" or the equivalent
    • Applicants must intend to pursue a career in environmental public policy OR be a Native American or Alaska Native student interested in a career related to health care and tribal public policy

    Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

    Students apply through the Office of National & International Fellowships. The application includes:

    • An 11-question application;
    • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
    • Transcripts for all college coursework; and
    • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements.

    Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.

    Scholars are selected based upon the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues; OR demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy; OR demonstrated commitment to Native American health care. Commitment is demonstrated through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, tribal involvement, community or public service.
    • Course of study and proposed career likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of either environmental, or tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action.
    • Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well-roundedness.

    How to Apply

    Step 1: Determine if the Udall Scholarship is right for you. Review About the Scholarship and Who Should Apply pages.

    Step 2: Contact ONIF. Only ONIF can give you access to the online application.

    Step 3: Review the sample application. The Udall Scholarship is a highly competitive award; start now so that you can prepare the best application possible. Work closely with your faculty rep as you revise your application.

    Step 4: Request your letters of recommendation and transcripts. Visit our FAQs to learn more.

    Step 5: Revise, revise, revise. Visit Advice and Guidance for additional information.

    Campus Info Session: November 3 at 2 p.m. in Seaver 111

    Campus Deadline: February 9, 2018

    National Deadline: March 8, 2018

    Results Announced: April 10, 2018

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

    Benefits:

    • Scholarship support
    • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
    • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

    Eligibility

    • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
    • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
    • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
    • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (Federal Register: 80 FR 3236) - see table (updated 8 December 2016).

    National Deadline: March

    Results Announced: Late July

  • Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)

    Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)

    The PPIA program prepares junior-level undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at a designated host campus. 

    Once a student has successfully completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of nearly 4,000 leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

    Amount

    • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
    • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
    • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
    • University housing with a meal plan.
    • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
    • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
    • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
    • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

    Eligibility

    • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs.  International students, who are currently studying at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply, and may be accepted to study at select U.S. institutions.
    • Junior-level standing at the time of applying.
    • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree before start of Junior Summer Institute.
    • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
    • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
    • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
    • Economic need is considered during the review of applications.
    • All academic majors are welcome to apply!

    National Deadline: November 

  • Scholarship America Dream Award

    Scholarship America Dream Award

    The Dream Award is Scholarship America’s renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome barriers and have successfully started their college education. Awards were made to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships are both renewable and increase in amount each year. 

    Amount: Scholarship America provides Dream Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 based on the individual student’s financial need. Each student’s award will increase by $1,000 each year to help them successfully finish school and earn their degrees.

    Eligibility

    • Be at least 17 years of age.
    • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
    • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school.
    • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June of the award year.
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the following academic year.
    • Be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    National Deadline: April

    Results Announced: July

  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

    Benefits

    • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
    • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
    • Summer research internships
    • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
    • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
    • Mentoring
    • Employment placement at a DoD facility after graduation. 

    Eligibility

    • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom,
    • 18 years of age or older as of August 1 of the award year,
    • able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility,
    • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
    • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award and,
    • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

    National Deadline: December

  • Truman Scholarship

    Truman Scholarship

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our thirty-third President - awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. This is a highly competitive national award.  The Truman Scholarship Foundation receives over 600 nominations each year from institutions around the country. In order to prepare the best application possible, candidates should review the information below and work closely with ONIF.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    • A full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing; or senior-level standing in his or her third year of college enrollment. Note: Students who are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship.
    • A U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national) or expected to receive citizenship by the date the scholarship will be awarded.
    • In the upper quarter of his or her class.
    • Has an extensive record of public and community service.
    • Has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.
    • Is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation.
    • Nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative (ONIF) at his or her institution.

    Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

    Applications are submitted through the online application and reviewed by the Office of National and International Fellowships. Applications must include:

    • Online application
    • Policy Proposal
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Institutional nomination

    LMU's campus nominations are selected on the basis of:

    • extent and quality of community service and government involvement;
    • leadership record;
    • academic performance, writing and analytical skills; and
    • suitability of the nominee's proposed program of study for a career in public service.

    To access the online application, please contact ONIF.

    Campus Info Session: October 4, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in STR Hall 358

    Campus Deadline: January 5, 2018

    Campus Interviews: January 15-19, 2018

    National Deadline: February 6, 2018

    Regional Review Panels: March 2018 through early April 2018

    Results Announced: April 18, 2018

     

    Contact

    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792