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

To receive a personalized action plan that includes fellowship opportunities based on your interests and goals, please schedule an advisement appointment.

Deadlines are approximate.

  • AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship to India

    An immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.


    • A roundtrip ticket from their point of origin to India
    • Insurance coverage
    • A monthly living stipend. 


    • Be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 34, before the start of the program
    • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program  

    National Deadline: January

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellowships

    AERA offers several fellowships and grants for education research including the Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research, AERA Grants Program, AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning, and more.

    Benefits: Varies by fellowship, between $15,000-$30,000

    Academic Level: Graduate students and alumni with advanced degrees.

    Eligibility: Varies by fellowship.

    National Deadline: Varies by fellowship.

  • 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.

    • African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) Boren Fellowship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) to study French, Swahili, Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu in one of four African countries.
    • Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI) - Boren Fellowship applicants from 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 Fellowship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) to study Hindi or Urdu in India.
    • Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) - Boren Fellowship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) to study Turkish in Azerbaijan.


    • Up to $25,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide up to $12,000 funding for a domestic language study to supplement the overseas component. However, if Boren Fellowship applicants receive funding for a domestic language program, the maximum combined award is $30,000.
    • Fellows Receive non-competitive eligibility (NCE) for future employment. This is a special hiring authority granted by the U.S. government.

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

    Academic Levels: Graduate students.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Boren Fellowships are granted 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 2023 Boren Awards Info Session

    Campus Deadline: January

    National Deadline: January

    Results AnnouncedMid/Late April

  • Breakthrough Teaching Fellowship

    The Breakthrough teaching fellow experience is designed for undergraduates of all majors and for those who intend to pursue careers in education, as well as those who haven’t yet considered it.  The opportunity is unlike any other available to undergraduates and our alumni are transformed by the experience. Education coursework is not a prerequisite. We seek applicants with a deep interest in social justice and a passion for working with students. 

    During the nine-week summer residency, Breakthrough teaching fellows receive over 100 hours of teaching and leadership training, and 75 hours of lead classroom experience.


    • Teaching fellows receive a living stipend.
    • Some sites are able to offer additional financial aid.
      • The site directory includes each site’s living expense stipend range, as well as the potential availability of financial aid.

    Eligibility: If you are a college student, you are eligible throughout your entire undergraduate career, even if you are graduating the spring or winter before the summer session for which you are applying to teach. Unfortunately, graduate students are not eligible. No citizenship requirements.  You will need to have authorization to be an intern in the U.S. (or Hong Kong if you are applying to teach in Hong Kong) by the time the summer program begins.

    National Deadline: February

  • Critical Language 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.


    • CLS fully funds the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group-based language courses and room and board
    • Domestic and international airfare
    • U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College
    • CLS Program alumni who successfully complete the program are eligible for 12 months of noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government

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

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


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

    National Deadline: November 

    Results Announced: March

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship

    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

  • EnCorps Teacher STEM Program

    EnCorps currently transitions STEM professionals to teaching as a second career in high poverty schools in the urban areas of Greater Los Angeles, North Orange County, Greater San Diego, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and recently expanded to Denver, CO. Thirteen years into its mission, over 1,000 EnCorps tutors, guest teachers, and full-time credentialed instructors have served in more than 250 schools and organizations, impacting over 125,000 students statewide.


    • Gain firsthand experience by being matched with a mentor teacher to serve 2-5 hours per week as a volunteer guest teacher.
    • Receive mentorship and coaching from EnCorps staff and an experienced host teacher.
    • Feel confident with support to complete teaching exams (if applicable) and access to expert counseling and advice on which teacher credential/license type and program to pursue, and how to access funding for it.
    • Access opportunities to apply for internal scholarships.
    • Establish and improve your teaching practice with a robust slate of professional development and collaborative cohort of peers. Offerings include Summer Residential Institute in June, Fall Institute in October and Spring Institute in March – opportunities to learn and network.
    • Begin full time teaching in a school district or charter network within 9 months – 2.5 years (depending on accelerated or standard route selected). Starting salaries typically range from $40,000 to $65,000.

    Academic Level: Alumni and graduate students.


    • Currently live in an area we serve (California: Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Diego, North Orange County; Colorado: Greater Denver Area)
    • Have at least 1 or more years of work or research experience as a STEM industry professional OR possess an advanced degree in a STEM field
    • Be fully eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen, Permanent Resident)
    • Possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.50 or higher (foreign degrees must be independently evaluated to determine equivalency)
    • Not currently hold a teaching credential / license in a core subject in the state in which you are applying

    National Deadline: Rolling 

  • 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.


    • Living stipend
    • Travel to/from host country
    • Other benefits vary by grant type and host country

    Campus DeadlineAugust 31

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: March-June

  • 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.

    National Deadline: March

  • 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.


    • Tuition and education expenses for any graduate program at Stanford


    • 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.


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


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

  • 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. Two key leadership development threads run through all five years of the program: practitioner inquiry and community-building.


    • Teaching 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.
    • Fellows can apply for leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on math and science education beyond their own classroom.


    • 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 (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

  • 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.


    • Provides 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

  • 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.


    • Up to $90,000 in support over the course of two years for graduate program tuition and living stipend
    • Attendance at annual Fall Conference in New York City, fully paid



    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants. To be eligible, your 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 by the November deadline:

    • US Citizen by Birth: You are a US citizen by birth and one of the following is true:
      • Both of your birth parents were born abroad as non-US citizens and were not eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.
      • You were raised by only one of your birth parents, the parent that raised you was born abroad as a non-US citizen, and your second birth parent was not a part of your life growing up and you have no contact with them.
    • Born abroad: You were born abroad as a non-US citizen and one of the following is true:
      • 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.
      • 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 because of your adoption.
      • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
      • Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
      • If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad, you must have graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).


    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 deadline and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying for 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 full-time 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 following academic year. Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 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.

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    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 receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Oxford University. 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.


    • Tuition and other education expenses for eligible program at Oxford.
    • Room and board.
    • Airfare to/from the UK.

    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: August for non-U.S. citizens; October for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and DACA students.

    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.


    • 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


    • 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

    National Deadline: Early September

    Results Announced: December