College of Communication and Fine Arts

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The opportunities below represent a sample of fellowships available to CFA students and alumni.

To receive a personalized list of fellowship opportunities based on your interests and goals, ONIF encourages you to schedule an advisement appointment or email fellowships@lmu.edu.

Deadlines are approximate.

  • 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 a United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the fellowship. Seniors, graduate students, and alumni.

    Key Qualifications: Affiliation with institution and/or researcher in Scandinavia, together with a clear rationale for study there.

    National Deadline: November 1

    Results Announced: April 15

  • 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.
    • Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI)- Boren Scholarship applicants rom any U.S. college or university may apply for intensive language study of Indonesian and cultural immersion through domestic and overseas language programs.
    • 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.

    View the 2020 Boren Awards Webinar

    Campus Deadline: January

    National Deadline: February

    Results AnnouncedMid/Late April

     

  • 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 fully funds 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. 

    Languages: The CLS Program offers instruction in fifteen critical languages:

     

    No Previous Study Required
    One Year of Study Required
    Two Years of Study Required

    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

    Contact fellowships@lmu.edu for application support.

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars

    Knight Hennessy Scholars will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. In addition to pursuing your graduate studies, shape your own experience as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar through the King Global Leadership Program. As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you will develop both the depth and range of subject expertise to confront the numerous grand challenges and opportunities of the future. You will be part of a unique community of change agents from a diverse range of backgrounds.

    Eligibility:

    Citizens of all countries are welcome to apply. You are eligible to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars if you apply during your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree or within four years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.  You must also meet the admission requirements of your intended Stanford graduate or professional degree program.*

    Resources:

    Recording of 2022 Knight Hennessy Info Session,  2018 Knight Hennessy Scholars Program Webinar Slides 

     

    Contact fellowships@lmu.edu for application support.

    *Undocumented students should verify eligibility/admission requirements for the graduate program of interest at Stanford.

  • 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 of the application year. Applicants need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to study as a Mitchell Scholar.

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: Late September

    Results Announced: Late November

  • Boren Fellowships

    An initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

    Amount: Up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

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

    Academic Levels: Graduate students.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.

    View the 2020 Boren Awards Webinar

    Campus Deadline: Early January

    National Deadline: Late January

    Results AnnouncedMid/Late April

  • Creative Capital Award

    Helps visionary artists in all disciplines build thriving careers, and every year we review applications from artists ready to take the next step in their creative practices.

    Benefits: $50,000 in funding for bold new projects, as well as a wide range of counsel, career development, and networking opportunities to make their work come to life.

    Academic Levels: Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni.

    Eligibility: Creative Capital looks for projects that redefine and reimagine what art is and what it can do. Projects should challenge the status quo and provoke conversations about the topics they are engaging.

    What matters most in the application is the strength, vision and originality of the project idea, capacity of the artist to make it happen, and how the project development fits in with the trajectory of the artist’s overall creative practice.

    National Deadline: March

  • DAAD Graduate Study Grants

    Deadline: mid-October

    Purpose: to fund study, research, and creative projects in Germany

    Amount: monthly stipends 850-1075 euros, health insurance and travel.

    Location: Throughout Germany.

    Eligibility: current seniors, graduate student or alumni who completed their undergraduate degrees no more than six years ago.

    Key Qualifications: Affiliation with program and possible mentors. For humanities and arts degrees and project, good command of German, for other fields, students without language expertise may qualify if language of instruction is English.

  • 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.

    National Deadline: April

    Results Announced: July

  • 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

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program

    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

    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 applicants will demonstrate commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

    National Deadline: December

  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 

    Three-to-four week summer programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

    Amount: The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes covers most costs of participating in the institutes, including US-UK airfare, tuition and fees at the host institution, accommodation (room) and meals.

    Location: Around 10 institutes are offered each summer in multiple UK cities.

    Eligibility

    • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
    • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme
    • Participate in the programme in its entirety
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
    • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes (open to current freshmen and sophomores)
    • Have had little or no study or travel outside of the US

    Application Deadline: February

    Results Announced: Late April

    Contact fellowships@lmu.edu for application support.

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. They provide approximately 2,000 grants for individually designed research projects, graduate study, or English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs.

    Campus DeadlineAugust 31

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: March-June

  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

    FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. FEA Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers provided in the application online.

    Award: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
    • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
    • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

    Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:

    • First-generation college students
    • Minority students
    • Community college students

    National Deadline: January

  • Freeman-ASIA Award Program

    Designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

    Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

    Amount: Up to $7,000.

    Eligibility

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
    • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.
    • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.
    • Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
    • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.
    • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
    • Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A summer term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A semester or an academic year term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
    • Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
    • Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
    • Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.

    Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Late-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Late-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring. March/April for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

  • 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.

    Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Mid-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Mid-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring and the summer early application deadline. March for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

     

  • Music Forward Scholarships

    Music Forward partners to increase opportunities for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.

    Benefits: Awards of $5,000-$10,000

    Academic Level: Undergraduates only.

    Eligibility: Varies by award. Must be interested in pursuing a career in the music industry. Field of study may include but is not limited to: live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, customer service, hospitality and/or other related field.

    National Deadline: March

  • New Visions Fellowship

    An innovative new program for Black trans and gender nonconforming playwrights. The New Visions Fellowship will select two playwrights for a rigorous year-long professional development initiative aimed at celebrating the brilliance of and uplifting Black TGNC writers in the face of the systemic exclusion that Black TGNC writers have endured within American theater. 

    Benefits: Selected fellows will receive $5,000 and a three-year complimentary Guild membership.

    Eligibility: Open to Black trans and gender nonconforming playwrights.

    National Deadline: March

  • 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

  • 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.

    LocationOxford University in the United Kingdom

    Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. However, non-U.S. citizens may have an earlier application deadline and should consult the website for more info. 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 of the application year.

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: Late November

  • Schwarzman Scholars Program

    Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

    With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

    Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies

    Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

    Benefits: 

    • Tuition Fees
    • Room and board
    • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
    • An in-country study tour
    • Required course books and supplies
    • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
    • Health insurance
    • A personal stipend of $3,500

    Eligibility: 

    • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent
    • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of the application year
    • English language proficiency

    Campus Info Session: April 26 at 12:30 p.m.,Online

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: Early September

    Results Announced: December

     

    Contact

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

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company Fellowships

    Shakespeare Theatre Company is dedicated to supporting the next generation of theatre practitioners, administrators and leaders. Each season STC offers approximately twenty fellowship positions that are an integral part of the company, working alongside renowned artists and accomplished administrative staff at the center of D.C.’s dynamic theatre community and vibrant artistic scene. STC’s highly competitive Professional Fellowship program allows early career theatre-makers the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the running of the nation’s leading classical theatre. Most are season-long, full time commitment

    Benefits:

    • $150 weekly stipend
    • Fully furnished, rent-free housing in downtown D.C.
    • Bi-weekly seminars and other learning opportunities
    • Staff benefits including free tickets, acting classes and company events

    Eligibility: Typically our fellows have an undergraduate degree in theatre or are in the early stages of their professional careers. While qualification requirements differ from fellow to fellow, all of our fellows must show a desire to further their careers in theatre.

    National Deadline: March

  • 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 fellowships@lmu.edu.

    Campus DeadlineDecember

    Campus Interviews: January

    National Deadline: February

    Regional Review Panels: March through April

    Results Announced: April

     

    Contact

    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellowship

    Supports the next generation of content producers for the Catholic media and other forms of professional journalism. The fellowship offers three recent graduates the opportunity to develop their media skills and professional relationships while living and working in the capital of global communications, New York City. O’Hare fellows spend one full year working at the offices of America Media, where they will generate content for America’s multiple platforms: print, web, digital, social media and events.

    Benefits: O’Hare fellows receive housing at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, health care coverage and a monthly stipend for living expenses during the 11 months of the program.

    Academic Levels: Undergraduate.

    Eligibility: 

    • Graduating seniors from Jesuit universities
    • Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent.
    • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
    • Applicants should be familiar with the Roman Catholic tradition and have some appreciation for the role of the Catholic media in the United States and Canada.
    • Applicants must be willing to make a 11-month commitment to the program.

    National Deadline: November

  • Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

    During the 11-month fellowship, Fellows develop a deep understanding of effective solutions to hunger and poverty in the US. Following orientation and training in Washington, D.C., Fellows spend five months with community-based organizations. In mid-February Fellows return to D.C. for a second placement with organizations and government agencies focused on national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy

    Benefits

    • The Hunger Center establishes its financial packages for fellows based on their location, taking into consideration the cost of living at both the field and policy placements.
    • Emerson Fellows typically receive financial packages ranging from $38,000 to $45,000 over the duration of the fellowship
    • Emerson alums pursuing Masters’ degrees in public health or public policy at select institutions of higher learning are eligible for significant discounts on tuition. As of 2020, the Hunger Center maintains partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
    • Membership in a dynamic learning community of fellows
    • Connection to an extensive network of alums, partners, and experts
    • Experience working with community and policy leaders
    • Training, mentoring, and leadership development
    • Project management experience

    Academic Levels: Graduating seniors or recent alumni.

    Eligibility

    • A commitment to ending hunger and poverty in the United States
    • An ability to adjust and adapt to new situations
    • A commitment to racial equity and social justice
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
    • An ability to solve problems in creative and innovative ways
    • Enthusiasm for learning from a wide variety of individuals with expertise in the area anti-hunger/anti-poverty space; and a willingness to search for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work
    • A lived experience with hunger and poverty
    • Experience working in low-income communities
    • Excitement about peer learning in a tightknit community of fellows
    • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
    • U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency

    National Deadline: January