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Fellowships for Seniors

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Please note: many off-campus awards fall into more than one category. If you would like assistance identifying fellowship opportunities, please contact ONIF. For campus scholarship listings, login with your LMU ID here

Deadlines are approximate.

  • American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

    Amount: fellowships - up to $23,000; grants - up to $5,000

    Location: Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)

    Eligibility: Must be United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the fellowship.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 10/15/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 10/25/2016

    External Deadline: 11/1/2016

    Results Announced: 4/15/2017

  • Capital Fellows Program

    Capital Fellows Program

    The Capital Fellows Program  provides recipients an opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

    Amount: Fellows earn a monthly stipend of $2,627 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Eligibility: Open to anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate from a university or four-year college by September 1, 2017.

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in October.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

    Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

    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 Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

    Amount: Up to $37,500 annually for a two year period for tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. 

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
    • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the following fall for a two-year program at a U.S. university.  They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, or they can be college graduates. 
    • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

    National Deadline: September

    Results Announced: December

  • Coro Fellows Program

    Coro Fellows Program

    The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs is a nine month program, throughout which each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing.

    Amount: Stipends, tuition and payment schedules vary between Coro locations. Visit each Coro center website to learn specifics.

    Location: "High-impact urban cities" across the United States, such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

    Eligibility: Open to individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as those with several years of work experience.

    External Deadline: The 2017 class application is now closed. Updates on the 2018 application soon to come.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • 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

  • 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 Boren 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 Initatitve (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 Initatitve (SAFLI)  to study Hindi or Urdu.
    • Boren-Flagship InitativeSpecial 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, 2018

    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

  • Davies-Jackson Scholarship

    Davies-Jackson Scholarship

    The Davies-Jackson Scholarship offers first generation students the opportunity to study at St. John's College, Cambridge. Students can pursue either an Affiliated BA or an MPhil.

    Amount: Approx. $50,000

    Location: St. John's College, University of Cambridge, UK

    Eligibility: Open to graduating seniors with 3.7 or higher overall GPA. Only available to first generation college students;  applicants' parents should not have graduated from a four year college or university.

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

    Results Announced: TBD

  • 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 M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

    Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

    The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program 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). 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. 

    Amount: The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $93,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
    • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the following fall for a two-year program at a U.S. university.  They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, or they can be college graduates. 
    • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

    Key Qualifications: Applicants should carefully review the USAID Foreign Service requirements for medical and security clearances.  Participation in the Payne Program is conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment procedures specified by the U.S. Agency for International Development, including background investigations for a security clearance, medical examinations (to include spouse and eligible family members if applicable) and drug tests. 

    National Deadline: January

    Results Announced: March

  • Ford Minority Predoctoral Fellowship

    Ford Minority Predoctoral Fellowship

    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks 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. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

    Amount: Stipends, tuition and payment schedules vary between programs. Please visit each program website to learn specifics.

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

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, national, holder of a Permanent Resident Card, or have deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Competitive applicantswill demonstrate commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in Fall.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

    The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. 

    Benefits:

    • Graduate candidates (3 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
    • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
    • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

      • Applicants must be United States citizens.
      • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
      • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
      • Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to Information Technology. Applicants must be able to attend June 2018 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
      • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2019 & summer 2020)
      • Applicants must be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in fall 2020.

                  Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

                  Applications are submitted through the online application.

                  Campus Info Session: October 31, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in St. Robert's Auditorium

                  National Deadline: December 31, 2017

                   

                  Contact

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

                • Fulbright U.S. Student Program

                  Fulbright U.S. Student Program

                  Preliminary Application Deadline: May 1, 2018. Click here to access LMU's Preliminary Application.

                  Campus Deadline: August 31, 2018

                  National Deadline: October

                  Results Announced: March-April

                • Critical Languages Scholarship

                  The Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers 12-14 one year fellowships to graduating seniors and recent graduates to work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers that aims to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. Research centers are located in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Past research projects have studied nuclear policy, energy and climate, economics in Asia, Middle East Studies, and Russian and Eurasian studies. Junior fellows are placed in different research centers depending on the program’s research. They work alongside Carnegie Endowment program scholars, conducting research for books, meeting with high-level officials, and potentially co-authoring journal articles. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows receive a monthly salary of $3,200 (yearly total of $39,000) and a full benefits package.

                  Eligibility and Qualifications

                  To be considered for a Gaither Junior Fellowship, applicants must:

                  • either be graduating seniors or have graduated during the past academic year
                  • not have begun graduate studies (exceptions include students who have completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program)
                  • be U.S. citizens OR attend a university within the United States
                  • be eligible to work for twelve months (from August 1 through July 31)ca

                  Additional requirements, like foreign language skills and specific field backgrounds, vary with the needs of each project.

                  Application Procedure and Selection Criteria

                  Applications are available through the designated university nominating officials (Cassidy Alvarado). The application is not available online, but completed applications are sent electronically by the university nominating official. Interested students must contact ONIF to request an application packet. All application materials must be submitted to ONIF by LMU's campus deadline. 

                  Applicants may apply to only one program. The application requires:

                  • An application form
                  • 1-2 page resume/C.V.
                  • 1 page essay on why you are applying
                  • 3 page project assignment essay
                  • Unofficial transcripts
                  • 2 letters of recommendation

                  Recording of LMU's Campus Info Session: October 11, 2017 & 2018 Gaither Junior Fellows Info Session PowerPoint

                  Campus Deadline: December 1, 2017

                  Campus Interviews: December 11-15, 2017

                  National Deadline: January 15, 2018

                  Results Announced: March/April

                   

                  Contact

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

                • Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

                  Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

                  Gates-Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue full-time postgraduate degrees in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates-Cambridge Scholarships apply to the following programs: PhD (three year research-only degree), MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree), One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA).

                  Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate for the University Composition Fee, student allowance, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs.

                  Location: University of Cambridge, UK

                  Eligibility: Must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

                  Internal Final Deadline: 8/1/2016

                  External Deadline: 10/1/2016

                  Results Announced: TBD

                • The GEM Fellowship Program

                  National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship Program

                  Preparing technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of STEM graduate study and industry internships.

                  Benefits:

                  GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive*:

                  • $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters)
                  • up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
                  • full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member

                  Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive*:

                  • $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship
                  • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
                  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
                  • full tuition and fees at a GEM University Member

                  *The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.

                  Eligibility

                  • Under-representation: Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
                    • American Indian/Native
                    • African American/Black
                    • Hispanic American/Latino
                  • Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.

                  National Deadline: November

                • 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. 

                • James Madison Fellowship

                  James Madison Fellowship

                  The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers one fellowship per state per year to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

                  Amount: Maximum award  of $24,000.

                  Location: Any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. (plus coursework at the Foundation's Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University).

                  Eligibility: Junior fellowships are open to seniors seeking to pursue graduate study and current graduate students, as well as graduate degree holders. Senior fellowships are awarded to current teachers who are able to complete graduate study within 5 calendar years.

                  External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in May.

                  Results Announced: TBD

                • Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowship

                  Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowship

                  KSTF provides beginning high school STEM teachers with five-year fellowships designed to help them become master teacher and leaders.

                  BenefitsTeaching Fellows receive financial support in the form of grants or stipends throughout the year. Professional development grants are available to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring, practitioner inquiry and Fellow observations. Fellows are also eligible for teaching materials grants. Last, Fellows can apply for leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on math and science education beyond their own classroom.

                  Eligibility:

                  • have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career;
                  • have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach no later than September 1, 2018 (this degree should have been earned no more than 10 years ago);
                  • have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9-12 in the United States in the last 5 years; and
                  • be entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the following academic year

                  National Deadline: November

                • Marshall Scholarship

                  Marshall Scholarship

                  The Marshall Scholarship provides up to forty Scholars the opportunity to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

                  Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse (if applicable).

                  Location: United Kingdom.

                  Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen who has received an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7 by April 2014. Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship.

                  Internal Draft Deadline: 8/1/2016

                  Internal Final Deadline: 9/1/2016

                  External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in early October.

                  Results Announced: TBD

                • Mitchell Scholarship

                  Mitchell Scholarship

                  The Mitchell Scholarship funds up to twelve students for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

                  Amount: Award amount varies by participant to provide tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and a travel stipend.

                  Location: Ireland.

                  Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 29 years of age as of September 30 2016. Applicants need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to study as a Mitchell Scholar.

                  Internal Draft Deadline: 8/1/2016

                  Internal Final Deadline: 9/1/2016

                  External Deadline: 9/30/2016

                  Results Announced: TBD

                • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

                  National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

                  NDSEG Fellowships are designed to encourage baccalaureate recipients to enter graduate school and ultimately gain doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.  

                  Benefits

                  • NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.
                  • There is no DoD service requirement with this award.

                  Eligibility:

                  • Open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. 
                  • Intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences (includes toxicology), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air), Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems), Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology), or Physics (including optics).
                  • Applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
                  • NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution.

                  National Deadline: December

                • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

                  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

                  The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

                  Amount: Three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

                  Location: United States.

                  Eligibility

                  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents
                  • Early-career: undergrad & grad students
                  • Pursuing research-based MS or PhD
                  • Science and engineering
                  • Enrolled in accredited institution in US by Fall
                  • Review the PowerPoint from the September 12 NSF GRFP Info Session for more info

                  External Deadline: Late-October (exact date varies by program)

                  Results Announced: Late March

                   

                • Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans

                  Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

                  BenefitsEach award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. 

                  Eligibility:

                  1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS​

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants. To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the November 1, 2017 application deadline:

                  • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
                  • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
                  • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
                  • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
                  • DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.

                  2. ACADEMIC STANDING

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full time graduate degrees at United States institutions. Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2018, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. The fellowship program is open to all fields of study and fully accredited fulltime graduate degree programs. In order to be eligible for the 2018 fellowship, an applicant should be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2018-19 academic year. Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2017 deadline. Applicants who have a previous graduate degree or who are in a joint-degree program are eligible.

                  Ineligible programs: Online programs, executive graduate programs, joint bachelors/master's programs, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs that are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited.

                  3. AGE

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for students who are early in their careers. All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

                  National Deadline: November

                • Princeton in Africa Fellowship

                  Princeton in Africa Fellowship

                  Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. 

                  Amount

                  • On-the-ground expenses including housing and living stipend.
                  • Medical insurance, medical evacuation insurance and security evacuation insurance
                  • Pre-departure orientation for all Fellows.
                  • Mid-year retreat in Africa (including partial travel grant for travel to/from the retreat).

                  There is a $50 application fee and a $150 placement fee. Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country and visa application fees.

                  Location: Africa

                  EligibilityYoung alumni and graduating seniors from any college or university accredited in the United States are eligible to apply. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite.

                  National Deadline: October

                  Results Announced: February-May

                • Princeton in Asia Fellowship

                  Princeton in Asia Fellowship

                  PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 20 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. 

                  Amount

                  • A local stipend, paid directly by the host organization.
                  • An orientation program including travel, health, visa, and packing information as well as cultural and current affairs background on fellowship locations.
                  • Travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance for all Fellows in need of coverage and who qualify for PiA’s international travel plan.
                  • Language grants (awarded selectively).
                  • Assistance in student loan deferments in the form of letters issued to student loan agencies.

                  There is a $60 application fee and a $550 placement fee. Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country and visa application fees.

                  Location: Asia

                  EligibilityPiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent graduates. 

                  • All applicants MUST be able to attend one of our interview sessions in January. Interviews will be located at Princeton University as well as in select cities on the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast. Applicants who are based outside of the continental U.S. are eligible for interviews via Skype.

                  National Deadline: November

                  Results Announced: Mid March

                • Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

                  Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

                  PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowships throughout the region. 

                  Amount

                  • Housing, utilities, food, local work-related transport, and personal essentials. Fellows should expect to live modestly in local terms. Fellows generally cover or find outside help to cover airfare and mandatory overseas insurance.

                  Location: Latin America

                  EligibilityApplication is open to all graduating seniors and young alumni of North American universities who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International (not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) applicants who are graduates of North American universities should contact PiLA at applications@pila-princeton.org for more information about eligibility. Limited opportunities are available to international students.

                  National Deadline: November

                  Results Announced: February

                • Rhodes Scholarship

                  Rhodes Scholarship

                  Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

                  Amount: Varies.

                  Location: Oxford University (UK)

                  Eligibility: Must be a citizen of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline. Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. To be considered, an applicant must be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree before October 1, 2017.

                  Internal Draft Deadline: 8/1/2016

                  Internal Final Deadline: 9/1/2016

                  External Deadline: 10/5/2016

                  Results Announced: TBD

                • 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

                • Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program

                  Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program

                  The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. 

                  Amount: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

                  Location: United States.

                  Eligibility:

                  • Only individuals who are United States citizens.
                  • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school 
                  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
                  • Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service upon completion of their degree program.
                  • Applicants must be able to attend a June orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
                  • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations
                  • Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

                  Key Qualifications: Academic excellence, strong oral communication skills, passion to become a Foreign Service Officer, demonstrated service, leadership, humility, and tenacity.

                  National Deadline: January

                  Results Announced: April

                • Yenching Academy of Peking University

                  Yenching Academy of Peking University

                  The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master's degree in China Studies. This specially designed, English-taught program aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. It creates space to incorporate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of program participants into the study of ancient, modern, and contemporary China, effectively acting as an incubator for innovative approaches to past, present, and future Chinese transformations. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China's development from both Chinese and international perspectives.

                  Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars are for twelve months, during the course of which they complete their coursework and may complete the thesis. A limited number of financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year. Degrees are granted upon the completion of all coursework and satisfactory defense of the thesis, and are awarded in January and July of each year.

                  Benefits

                  • Tuition fees
                  • A travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each Scholar’s base city and Beijing
                  • Accommodations and living costs on Peking University's campus
                  • Basic medical insurance

                  Eligibility

                  • Preference to candidates age 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll

                   Evaluation criteria:

                  • Academic merit
                  • Leadership potential
                  • International experience
                  • Long-term aspirations

                  Campus Deadline: December