Funding Friday

Funding Friday

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Past Funding Fridays

  • Funding Friday | November 24

    Event Spotlight

    How to Request Supportive Letters of Recommendation

    December 1 at 1 p.m. Online

    LMU students of all majors are invited to attend this webinar on how to request supportive letters of recommendation for scholarship and fellowship applications. Topics covered include: developing faculty relationships, targeting appropriate recommenders, and letter of rec preparation.

    Upcoming Award Deadlines by College

    Please note: many awards fall into more than one category or college. Read the eligibility requirements or contact ONIF for assistance.

    All or Multiple Majors

    • Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities- Deadline: November 28. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award for full-time study or a $1,250 award for half-time study.
    • Asian American and Pacific Islander APIASF General Scholarship- Deadline: January 11. The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year.
    • Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)- Deadline: January 15. The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is a joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

    Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

    • First Crime Novel Writing Competition-Deadline: January 12. The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel (in any genre), as defined by the guidelines below, (except that authors of self-published works only may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work) and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. 

    School of Education

    • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship- Deadline: January 31. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and prepares the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math classrooms in Georgia or New Jersey.

    School of Film & Television

    • Girls Impact on the World Film Festival- Deadline: January 20. Undergraduate students submit a 3-5 minute short films that address global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls and a variety of other issues.

  • Funding Friday | November 17

    Event Spotlight

    Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Info Session

    November 29 at 3:30 p.m. in Von Der Ahe 190

    Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support (up to $37,500 per year), mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

    Tyana Anglin, from The Washington Center, will familiarize you with the award, application process, and best practices for constructing a competitive application. Students of all majors are welcome. Although eligible students apply during their senior year, ONIF encourages freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to attend to learn more about a career in the Foreign Service and how to be a competitive applicant.

    Upcoming Award Deadlines by College

    Please note: many awards fall into more than one category or college. Read the eligibility requirements or contact ONIF for assistance.

    All or Multiple Majors

    • Gaither Junior Fellows Program- Campus Deadline: December 1. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission is 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. Gaither junior fellows are recent graduates who work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Contact ONIF to request an application packet and to review LMU’s application process.
    • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals- Deadline: December 1. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Open to U.S. citizens between 18-24 y/o.
    • The Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENAR) Fellowship Program- Deadline: December 15. A one-year post-graduation fellowship for top graduates of American colleges at leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa. There is a $25 application fee. Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country, health insurance (typically available through your parents' plan), and visa application fees. 
    • The Humanity in Action Fellowship- Deadline: January 8. The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Check out the new HiA in Detroit program ( and yes, you can indicate your interest in multiple programs).
    • John Lewis Fellowship- Deadline: January 8. The John Lewis Fellowship offers 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues in Atlanta, Georgia. 
    • Asian American and Pacific Islander APIASF General Scholarship- Deadline: January 11. The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year.

    Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

    • MTO Fellows Program- Deadline: January 8. A one-year initiative aimed at preparing 20-30 aspiring diverse students for admission to and success in law school. This program seeks applicants from all backgrounds and strives to increase the diversity of the legal profession. All MTO Fellows will participate in LSAT Preparation Course: an intensive, customized course paid for by Munger, Tolles & Olson, taught by TestMasters, and hosted at Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles, exclusively for MTO Fellows. The course will run during the summer months leading up to the October LSAT exam; monthly Saturday Workshops: programming workshops hosted one weekend day per month at Munger, Tolles & Olson’s downtown Los Angeles offices that are designed to address and prepare Fellows for the challenges of both the law school application process and law school itself, the Fellows Network: the program will connect Fellows to a strong network of law students and practicing attorneys, including Fellows alumni, supporters of the program, and partner organizations, through direct introductions during workshops, receptions, and community events.

    Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering

    • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program Department of Energy (DOE) - Deadline: January 3. The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer.

  • Funding Friday | November 10

    Scholarship Spotlight

    Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation- Campus Deadline: February 6.

     A $15,000 award for sophomores and juniors. Up to $7000 of this award is now designated as a scholarship to be applied to the student’s educational support and $8000 is designated as a project grant to fund the student’s service project expenses. Projects may be domestic or international. No citizen requirements to apply (open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA students, and international students).

    Contact Lorena Chavez, LMU’s Strauss Campus Rep for more info on how to apply. We recommend your meet with Ms. Chavez before winter break!

    Final CLS Walk-In Hours

    ONIF will be holding Critical Language Scholarship WALK-IN HOURS, on Monday from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for students who would like assistance with their applications. Students may walk-in with general questions OR bring drafts of their applications for review. Drop by or email ONIF with any questions. Don’t forget that the CLS application is due November 15!

     ONIF is in University Hall, Suite 1879. Once you enter UH, head towards the Crimson Lion. Before you reach the restaurant, enter the elevator lobby on your right and walk through the metal door marked “1762-1859”. Once you enter the hallway, turn right. Walk towards and enter the LMU Extension office in UH 1863. Suite 1879 is tucked in the back of the Extension offices.

    Upcoming Award Deadlines by College

    Please note: many awards fall into more than one category. Read the eligibility requirements or contact ONIF for assistance.

    All or Multiple Majors

    • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship- Deadline: December 14. 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.
    • Department of Energy Scholars Program- Deadline: December 15. The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

    Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

    • NPR Kroc Fellowship- Deadline: December 31. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

    College of Business Administration

    • The Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students- Deadline: November 22. The Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety/fidelity underwriting as a career choice.

    School of Education

    • Teach for America- Deadline: December 1. Teach for America (TfA) is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. As a Teach For America corps member, you will be a full-time, salaried employee of your school district, charter school, or other employer. Your salary and benefits will be the same as other beginning teachers working for the same employer. You may also be eligible for additional financial benefits and discounts.

    Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering

    • Science Ambassador Scholarship- Deadline: December 11. A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.
    • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship- Deadline: December 31. 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 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. 
  • Funding Friday | November 3

    Event Spotlights

    Study Abroad Fair | November 7 at 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Alumni Mall- Come out and learn more about the fascinating places you could go, along with the educational experiences that each country has to offer. Come Out, Bring a Friend, and Study Abroad!

    ONIF Boot Camp: A Beginner’s Guide to Fellowships | November 8 at 4 p.m. in University Hall 2014- This one-hour event is a crash course on identifying and applying for prestigious awards. We will also introduce attendees to services provided by the Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF) and highlight upcoming fellowship deadlines. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided! Register here.

    REMINDER: CLS Walk-In Hours

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university undergraduate and graduate students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In Summer 2017, LMU graduate student, Alexandra Berger, spent the summer studying Hindi in Jaipur, India. Applications are due November 15! ONIF will be holding CLS WALK-IN HOURS, every Monday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for students interested in applying (Oct 30, Nov 6, and Nov 13). Students may walk-in with general questions OR bring drafts of their applications for review. Drop by or email ONIF with any questions.  

    Upcoming Award Deadlines by College

    Please note: many awards fall into more than one category. Read the eligibility requirements or contact ONIF for assistance.

    All or Multiple Majors

    • Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships- Deadline: December 5. A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. 

    College of Communications & Fine Arts

    • Jay Kennedy Cartoonist Scholarship- Deadline: December 15. Along with a completed entry form, applicants are required to send 8 samples of their own cartooning artwork (copies only); noting if and where the work has been published, either in print or on the web. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.

    School of Film & Television

    • NBCUniversal/LNESC National Scholarship- Deadline: November 6The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino students with an interest in the media and entertainment industry pursue a bachelor’s degree at a U. S. post-secondary institution.

    Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering

    • AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships- Deadline: November 15. Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2004-present) who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an Undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S.
    • National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program- Deadline: December 1. 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.
    • National Institutes of Health MD/PhD Partnership Training Program- Deadline: December 1. The NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program coordinates the training, activities and funding for MD/PhD students who conduct research in the intramural research program of the NIH in preparation for a career as physician-scientists in basic or translational biomedical research.
    • Google Lime Scholarship- Deadline: December 10. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
    • Generation Google Scholarship- Deadline: December 11. The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $10,000.
    • Women Techmakers Scholar Program- Deadline: December 11. Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.
  • Funding Friday | October 27

    Event Spotlights

    Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Info Session | October 31 at 3:30 p.m. in St. Roberts Auditorium: Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding sophomores and graduating seniors pursuing IT-related degrees with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy. Register here.

    Udall Scholarship Info Session | November 3 at 2 p.m. in Seaver Hall 111: The Udall Scholarship is a $7,000 award for sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.  This info session will familiarize you with the award, application process, and best practices for constructing a competitive application. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of all majors are encouraged to attend. Register here.

     Strauss Luncheon on Nov 9November 9 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. in the VDA Family Suite: The Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation makes annual awards of $15,000 college sophomores or juniors. Recipients tend to have extensive records of community and public service. A central part of the application package is a proposal for a project to be carried out between the end of the sophomore or junior year, and the spring of the following year; these proposals shall become a major focus of the selection process. RSVP by Nov 1 to attend the luncheon.

    Scholarship Spotlight

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program- Deadline: November 15. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university undergraduate and graduate students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In Summer 2017, LMU graduate student, Alexandra Berger, spent the summer studying Hindi in Jaipur, India.

    Languages offered include: Mandarin Chinese (2 years of prior study required), Indonesian (no prior language study required), Japanese (2 years of prior study required), Korean (no prior language study required), Azerbaijani (no prior language study required), Russian (2 years of prior study required), Turkish (no prior language study required), Arabic (1 year of prior study required), Bangla (no prior language study required), Hindi (no prior language study required), Persian (1 year of prior study required), Punjabi (no prior language study required), Urdu (no prior language study required), and Swahili (no prior language study required).

    ONIF will be holding CLS WALK-IN HOURS, every Monday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for students interested in applying (Oct 30, Nov 6, and Nov 13). Students may walk-in with general questions OR bring drafts of their applications for review. Drop by or email ONIF with any questions.  

    Upcoming Award Deadlines by College

    Please note: many awards fall into more than one category. Read the eligibility requirements or contact ONIF for assistance.

    All or Multiple Majors

    • The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans- Deadline: November 1. The fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study - in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program - in the United States for New Americans (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
    • Princeton in Latin America- Deadline: November 6. 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. There is a $100 application fee & $500 placement fee and medical insurance & air fare are not included. Applicants who currently are Pell Grant recipients or federal financial aid recipients may submit a copy of their current award letter to be evaluated for possible fee reductions.
    • Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowships- Deadline: November 9. 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. There is a $60 application fee & $550 placement fee and medical insurance & air fare are not included.

    Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

    • The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellowship- Deadline: November 1. 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.

    School of Education

    Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering

    • Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program- Pre-application Deadline: November 3. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room and board. Read more here or contact ONIF.