Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

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Deadline
ACS Scholars Program
March

http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=1648&use_sec=false&uuid=14549dff-8418-4052-9526-859e0233de11

 
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.
If you are an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology, you may be eligible.
AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program
January

http://www.aip.org/gov/fellowships/cf.html

The American Institute of Physics in cooperation with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing - annually sponsors two scientists to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. In turn, the program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes.

One fellow is sponsored by AIP and ASA, and the second fellow is sponsored by AIP and AVS.

Fellows gain a perspective which, ideally, will enhance not only their own careers but also the physics community’s ability to more effectively communicate with its representatives in Congress.

congress, policy, scientists
American Association of University Women
November

www.aauw.org/fga/awards/index.cfm

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. The grants are available to US citizens for study in the US and abroad and to international students for study in the US. You will find information about the programs, deadlines, and application materials at the AAUW homepage.

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.

American Geological Institute's (AGI) Minority Participation Program

http://www.agiweb.org/mpp/

Since 1972, the American Geological Institute has administered the Minority Participation Program Geoscience Student Scholarships. The goal for this program is to develop the professional corps of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences.

Recipients of AGI Geoscience Student Scholarships are provided with small financial awards and matched with a mentor from the geoscience community to foster the professional development of the awardee.

Each award will consist of both scholarship support as well as support for professional development experiences for successful candidates. Professional development experiences that qualify include field camp, professional society memberships, and/or travel and registration to a professional meeting of one of AGI’s member societies.

Application Information

To be determined.

American Jewish World Service World Partners Fellowship
January

http://www.ajws.org/what_we_do/service_and_travel_opportunities/world_partners_fellowship/

The World Partners Fellowship is awarded to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service opportunity. For ten months, fellows live independently and volunteer at an NGO (non-governmental organization) in India or Central America. As part of this service-learning experience, fellows engage in personal reflection, educational seminars and skills-building workshops through an in-country orientation and retreats with a peer-learning community.

jewish, NGO, volunteer
Asian Women in Business - The AWIB Scholarship Fund
October

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.

Eligability:
Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry.

Candidates must also fulfill the following criteria to be considered:

  • Have at least one or more of the following: a) demonstrated a leadership role in a community or non-profit endeavor, or b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award
  • Carry a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA at the time of application
  • Provide most recent college transcript; semi-finalists will be required to provide their official college transcript
  • Provide at least one professional recommendation
  • Fully complete the AWIB Scholarship Application

For more information and to apply: http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=811

asian, women
Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows
January

http://ajcf.org/education-center/programs/bridge-to-history/

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows program is open to students who have recently received their undergraduate degrees and those who are enrolled in a graduate program. Applications from students with interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, genocide prevention, human rights or social improvement is strongly encouraged. After a brief orientation in New York City, the Fellows travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time they visit Krakow, Warsaw, Oswiecim (Auschwitz), and Lodz. The Fellows will also be taken on a study trip throughout south-east Poland (formerly known as Galicia) to explore the area's rich Jewish heritage and meet with local Jewish and non-Jewish leaders to learn about pre-war Jewish life, life under the Nazi occupation, and Jewish life during Communism, as well as about the status of the Jewish community in Poland today. In Oswiecim, the Fellows attend an intensive program at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum where they tour the camps, study the history of Jewish, Roma, and Polish inmates, and learn how to use the archives, collections, publications, and educational departments.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
January

http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.

Civic Leaders of Tomorrow Public Policy Fellowship
September

http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/blog/civic-leaders-of-tomorrow-public-policy-fellowship-2/

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer’s Civic Leaders of Tomorrow Public Policy Fellowship promotes future leaders in public policy and advocacy through fellowship placements at not-for-profit and community-based organizations in New York City. Fellows are placed at organizations advocating for underserved communities, with a focus on immigrant communities.

Purposes: In recognition of rapidly evolving demographics and the increasing challenges of sustaining equal access and affordability in New York City and broader society, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office (MBPO) seeks to increase opportunities for the development of future leadership in public policy and advocacy in areas of underserved need. Civic Leaders of Tomorrow has these purposes: Promote leadership and advocacy opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students: Enhance the capacity of not-for-profit organizations to advocate for underserved communities; Strengthen relationships between not-for-profit organizations and local government and provide fellows with an appreciation of local government.

Work Experience: Each fellow works with a not-for-profit organization for a minimum of eight hours per week for a full semester. Fellows will engage in work involving policy advocacy and interaction with government entities and communities served by the organization. Fellows will also facilitate a meeting or other exchange between the leadership of the organization and appropriate community board(s) to develop mechanisms of communication and collaboration.

Seminars: Fellows will convene four times during the semester at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office in seminar and workshop settings to synthesize their work experiences. Fellows will meet twice to present on their work, discuss approaches and experiences and strategize on potential collaborations. Fellows will be encouraged to conduct dialogue with one another during the program.

Columbia Congressional Internship Stipend Program

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gca/docs/gov_affairs/StipdendInfo.html

Columbia Univeristy offers the Congressional Internship Stipend Program, managed by the Office of Government and Community Affairs, which helps to cover the living expenses of Pell-eligable undergraduates who have secured (or are about to secure) internships in Congressional offices in Washington D.C.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship
April

www.chci.org/scholarships/

The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.

There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of: $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution $2,500 4-year academic institution $5,000 graduate-level institution Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the post-secondary program, each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation. (i.e. a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year). Students continue to receive annual disbursements as long as they maintain good academic standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

Eligibility Criteria:Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested Demonstrated financial need consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities Strong writing skills U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
January

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/index.html

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepting applications from all eligible college and university students to participate in a summer research experience at federal research facilities. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for rising junior and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students who demonstrate long-term goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the Department will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and federal research facilities that will enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

Eligibility

  • Majoring in a homeland security science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (HS-STEM) field with interest in a homeland security research area
  • Available to participate for 10 consecutive weeks full-time during the summer of 2011

Award

  • Stipend of $500 each week ($5000 for 10 weeks) payable every two weeks.
  • Transportation expenses for one round trip between the participant’s current address and the assigned federal research facility, with some limitations. The award does not cover moving expenses to the hosting facility.
  • All living expenses including local transportation, room, board and entertainment are the responsibility of the participants. Participants are responsible for securing their own living space and determining their means of local transportation prior to arriving at the assigned hosting venue.

Expectations

  • Research must be conducted on site at the assigned federal research facility, as approved by DHS, between the months of May and August. It is anticipated that the research undertaken by the participants will be unclassified.
  • The full-time research experience will require no less than 40 hours per week, for ten consecutive weeks.
  • Participants are required to participate in a poster session and/or make an oral presentation to the scientific community at the hosting venue. In addition, an eight-to-ten-page paper about the summer experience and an evaluation form is required at the end of the internship.
DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
February

http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country’s strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) field with an interest, major, or concentration directly related to one of the homeland security research areas listed below:

  1. Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response
  2. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  3. Risk and Decision Sciences
  4. Human Factors Aspects of Technology
  5. Chemical Threats and Countermeasures
  6. Biological Threats and Countermeasures
  7. Food and Agriculture Security
  8. Transportation Security
  9. Border Security
  10. Immigration Studies
  11. Maritime and Port Security
  12. Infrastructure Protection
  13. Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies
  14. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  15. Communications and Interoperability
  16. Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization

The S&T Directorate is the primary research and development arm of DHS. The Directorate organizes the vast scientific and technological resources of the United States to prevent or mitigate the effects of catastrophic terrorism against the United States or its allies. Before completing your application, read more on the S&T Divisions and the 16 research areas above. S&T Directorate investments are tied directly to technology gaps identified by its customers. Closing these technology gaps will require an investment in scientific research and development activities to address these High Priority Technology Needs.

Undergraduate Scholarship Details

  • You must be majoring in a homeland security science, technology, engineering or mathematics (HS-STEM) field which is a STEM field with coursework and/or research relevant to a homeland security research area. See DHS Research Areas.
  • If you have been attending college full-time, you must be in your second year of college attendance as of the application deadline.
  • If you have attended college on a part-time basis, or a combination of part-time and full-time, since completing high school, you must have completed a total of at least 45 but no more than 60 semester hours (60 to 75 quarter hours) as of the application deadline.
  • If you have any commitments such as active military service, a co-op program, or study abroad that would prevent you from attending school full-time, attending the fall 2011 DHS HS-STEM Career Development Conference and participating full-time in a 10-week internship during the summer of 2011, or completing the homeland security service requirement following receipt of your degree, you are ineligible.

Stipend

  • $1,000/month for 9 months during the academic year; $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship

Tuition

  • Full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees paid

Duration

  • Appointments are for two years, beginning fall 2011, given satisfactory academic progress and availability of funding.

Research Internship and Service Requirement

  • A 10-week, continuous, off-campus research internship at DHS or a DHS-affiliated facility will be required during the summer between your first and second year appointments. Internship placement will be coordinated through this program.
  • A one-year, full-time service requirement in a relevant HS-STEM field will be required. This requirement will be fulfilled with paid employment that you will secure through traditional job search techniques. The work done during this service must be applicable to one of the 16 homeland security research areas. The one-year service commitment must be served at a DHS-approved STEM venue and must be completed within two years of your final stipend payment. Options for completing this service requirement at a DHS-approved STEM venue include full-time service for: (1) one continuous year; or (2) two six-month periods at no more than two locations.
Dorot Fellowship
May

http://www.dorot.org/dfi

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Twelve Dorot Fellows are chosen each year to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.

The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential Jewish learning, and of various volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Staff exist in a Collaborative Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to the future of American Jewry.

jewish, Middle East
Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship
January

http://www.echoinggreen.org/

To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Through a two-year fellowship program, they help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society's most difficult problems. The Echoing Green fellowships provide money and technical support to social entrepreneurs starting innovative public service organizations and projects that seek to catalyze positive social change. The funding can be sought for activity in a wide range of areas including human rights, environment, the arts, education, criminal justice, and community development. Echoing Green Fellows have sparked social change in forty countries on five continents.

Educational Advancement Foundation
April

http://www.akaeaf.org/

At the heart of EAF’s commitment is the idea that academic excellence comes in many forms. There are three ways in which the Foundation carries out its mission: Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Community Assistance Awards.

In 2009, EAF awarded more than $197,732 in scholarships and Community Assistance Awards. This included 136 general scholarships, 12 Youth P.A.C. awards and 16 Community Assistance Awards.

English-Speaking Union of the United States – San Francisco Branch
March

http://www.esusf.org/Scholarship/AppScholarship.html

Each year the San Francisco Branch with the support of the Anglo-California Foundation awards several $20,000 scholarships to Bay Area college graduates for study at British universities.

Requirements

  • The applicant must have (or be about to receive) his or her U.S. Bachelor's degree and should intend to become an entering graduate student at a British university.
  • The area of academic interest must justify the taking of a graduate program at a British university.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and also a Bay Area resident, or have a current affiliation with a Bay Area university.
  • The applicant should have a high academic standing, excellent recommendations, some community involvement and a broad range of extracurricular interests.
England, graduate
Frank Newman Leadership Award
March

http://www.compact.org/awards/newman/

The Frank Newman Leadership Award provides financial support and mentorship to assist students in achieving their civic and academic goals. Two $5,000 awards are available to undergraduate students at Campus Compact member colleges and universities.

In 2004, the Newman family and Frank's many friends and admirers established The Frank Newman Leadership Fund to enable college students with demonstrated financial need and potential for leadership to receive financial assistance and mentoring, and to have a significant experience in civic leadership during their college years.

The fund supports The Frank Newman Leadership Award, which honors the unique legacy of Frank Newman by recognizing presidential leadership for civic engagement and exceptional students who have shown potential for civic leadership through community service and scholastic achievement.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
October

http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20Program%20|%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.

Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.

The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

Mitchell Scholars are eligible to attend higher education institutions, including the seven universities in Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study, though the proposed course of study must be available at the university elected by the applicant and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

Ireland, leadership
Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition
July

http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2011/03/glamour-top-10-college-women#ixzz1dyk9OLWD

The Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition wants to find 10 rising full-time juniors who excel in leadership, community involvement, and academics. Photo shoot + cash grants await you.

Important note for applicants:

Once you begin the electronic application, you will not be able to save your work. Please prepare the following information before beginning this process, and save your work in a Word document:

* Your GPA
* Your major and minor
* A brief explanation (about 70 words) of your future plans
* A list of your activities (on and off campus); for each activity, you will be asked to provide the dates you participated and your responsibilities and contributions
* A list of awards you’ve won; for each award, you will be asked to provide the date you were awarded, any prize money associated with the award and a brief description of the recognition
* An essay of 500 words or fewer describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals
* Basic contact information for you, your parent(s) or guardian(s), your faculty adviser or faculty member and your school’s dean or director of public relations

Each entry must include:

* A completed application form.
* An official college transcript (may be mailed separately).
* A black-and-white or color photograph (for identification purposes only); please upload your picture to the form provided or include it with your mailed entry.
* Two letters of recommendation (may be mailed separately). Please ask each of your references to include contact information and sign and date their letter.
* Entries may include slides, CDs, videos or samples of your work. You may also enclose any relevant newspaper clippings or CDs and DVDs of any radio or television appearances. Label photo(s) and enclosures with your name and school.

Global Engagement Summer Institute
March

The Global Engagement Summer Institute is for undergraduates who are passionately committed to global justice and international development. Run by Northwestern University’s Center for Global Engagement and supported abroad by the Foundation for Sustainable Development, the Global Engagement Summer Institute program will bring together students from universities around the country to learn from and work with communities in India, Uganda, Bolivia and Nicaragua experiencing the problems of poverty and injustice.

Going beyond traditional study abroad experiences, the program will place you in a team setting with a host nonprofit organization where you’ll learn about international community development by developing and implementing a real project in areas from youth education to microfinance and beyond.

GESI is a two-course summer study abroad program focused on teaching students about community development in a global context. The program focuses in part on Asset-based Community Development a framework for harnessing the resources of individuals and communities to ensure local ownership and sustainability of development efforts.

GESI recognizes that every individual is instilled with experiences, knowledge, and values that can enrich a team. Students come from various universities and academic programs to work in groups of four to six, a structure that allows them to harness their diversity as well as develop their ability to collaborate and cooperate cross-culturally. GESI has sent nearly 100 students from around the world to work in team based community development in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Website

Hofstra University School of Law Child & Family Advocacy Fellowship
February

http://law.hofstra.edu/academics/fellowships/childandfamilyadvocacy/

Hofstra University and its School of Law have established a unique, interdisciplinary center, The Center for Children, Families and the Law committed to education, community service and research to benefit children and families involved in the legal system. The Center offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and students from the University's Department of Psychology as well as with national associations and mental health and human services agencies.

Each year, Hofstra Law School selects up to five Fellows from among students admitted to the entering J.D. class. Fellowships are awarded to students who intend to pursue careers in child and family advocacy. Awards include a maximum $10,000 tuition fellowship each year (over three years of law school) and up to two $5,000 summer externship stipends to cover living expenses.

Hofstra University School of Law Fellowship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights
February

http://law.hofstra.edu/JDAdmissions/FellowshipsAndScholarships/LGBT/index.html

Each year Hofstra Law School selects up to three (3) fellows from among students admitted to the entering J.D. class. Fellowships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to and intend to pursue careers advocating on behalf of the LGBT community. The fellowship program is open to persons of all sexual orientations in recognition of the diversity of individuals who may ally themselves with sexual equality, and to underscore the importance of alliances between the LGBT community and the community at large. Scholarship awards include a substantial tuition fellowship each year over three years of law school and up to two $7,500 summer stipends to support two summer externships related to LGBT advocacy.

law, lgbt, Long Island, New York
Humanity in Action
January

http://www.humanityinaction.org/

HIA programs are designed to promote and facilitate an ongoing, trans-Atlantic and intra-European dialog about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity. The goal is to reinforce the HIA Fellows' commitment to democratic values and human rights; to encourage American and European students to become leaders in these fields; and to foster a growing international community bound together by these commitments. The core fellowship programs are in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, and the United States. Each core program is divided into two phases in the summer. During the first phase, recognized leaders of human rights organizations, politicians, diplomats, philanthropists, journalists, scholars, artists and authors meet with the Fellows during three-and-a-half weeks of intensive seminars, site visits, and focus group activities. Each program culminates in a period of research and writing. International teams of Fellows focus on past and present minority issues in their host country, producing a written report.

IMUSE Summer Fellowship
April

http://www.projectimuse.org/programs/

The IMUSE 2011 Beijing Summer Fellowship Program will bring thirty outstanding students from Chinese and American colleges and graduate schools together to share their opinions, experience Chinese culture, and learn from one another. During the fellowship, Chinese and American delegates will participate alongside one another in a variety of activities designed to be both academically and personally enriching. Delegates will participate in panel discussion events with a student audience, where they will discuss the pertinent issues facing Chinese-American relations today. They will interact with and learn from distinguished guest speakers, which in past IMUSE events have included distinguished academics and celebrities from both America and China. As IMUSE is strongly committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in both countries, the fellowship will include a short period of public service within an underprivileged community. Other activities and workshops will cover a variety of topics from politics to pop culture to food. All events will be carried out in English, and no knowledge of Chinese is necessary.

In an effort to help students become familiar with Beijing and all that it has to offer, IMUSE will facilitate tours to sites of cultural interest as well as major businesses and government offices within the city. In addition, two days of the fellowship will be spent visiting a village outside Beijing, granting delegates a rare opportunity to glimpse the rural China so often overlooked by Western visitors. In order to help document their experiences, delegates will each keep a blog during the two weeks that will be uploaded onto the IMUSE website.

Students will stay in a hotel for the duration of the program and have all necessary living expenses paid for, including accommodations, food, ground transportation, and $500 toward transportation to and from Beijing.

IMUSE hopes that this dynamic, multidisciplinary, and challenging two weeks will expose both American and Chinese delegates to a better understanding of each other, and foster friendships and relationships that last long after the two weeks have ended.

The program will include 15 delegates from North American schools and 15 delegates from Chinese schools. All students in an American postsecondary school (including two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools, and vocational, technical, and trade schools) are eligible to apply. Students need not be American citizens to apply.

Asia
Indicorps Fellowships
March

apply.indicorps.org/

Indicorps is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization that builds leadership capacity in young people of Indian origin through intensive community development projects. Our brand of leadership is one striving for selfless service; we live and work within communities to generate compassionate, constructive and sustainable solutions to broad development challenges. Indicorps’ initiatives are designed to build principled leadership, empower visionaries, inspire collective action, and unite Indians towards a common vision for the country. Indicorps challenges young people of Indian origin to more deeply understand their relationship with the country that defines their identity through grassroots development projects.

The Indicorps Fellowship provides the opportunity for passionate, sincere individuals of Indian origin to become strong team players and leaders to build sustainable new initiatives.

In the past, projects have spanned from Kanput to Pondicherry and Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh. This year we have projects slated for Rajasthan, Orissa and Maharashtra, among others. Fellows will become involved in real issues in many different fields such as education, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, public health, urban infrastructure, and much more. They will live simply and dig deep to learn more about India and themselves.

Insight Fellowship
January

http://www.insightcollaborative.org/ic_2009/

Insight Collaborative, a non-profit organization focusing on conflict resolution, was developed to foster a community of global-minded individuals prepared to contribute more effectively to their local, national, and international communities. The Program awards one-year Fellowships to exceptional individuals to

  • Study and promote effective conflict management
  • Make international humanitarian contributions
  • Pursue self-reflection and personal development

The Fellowship includes a $25,000 expense allowance to support multiple placements totaling one year, typically in 3-4 month blocks. (Each Fellow is required to repay the amount of the $25,000 allowance used through individual fund raising efforts, regenerating the funds to ensure support for the next Fellow. This “pay forward” approach instills the values of sustainability and non-profit entrepreneurship.) The first three months take place at the Boston offices of the Insight Collaborative, where Fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication, and mediation. The remaining nine months of the Fellowship are divided into foreign placements proposed by the Fellow.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Fellowship
December

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarships/

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 50 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

Students may not apply directly to the Foundation for this scholarship. All applicants for the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program must be nominated by the Foundation’s Faculty Representative at their two-year institutions.

transfer, undergraduate
Mabelle Arole International Fellowship
January

http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/MemberCenter/Premeds/MabelleArole.aspx

Are you currently a premed? Are you interested in international health? Do you want to learn about community-based health programming in a developing country? Can you "rough it" for one year in rural India?

The Mabelle Arole International Fellows:

  • Learn about community-driven programming, how it works, and how it contributes to a community's well-being.
  • Live and work at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India, for almost one year.
  • Work with one of the best primary health projects in the world.
  • Learn about the priority health care areas addressed: community-based primary care, women's health, under-fives care, family planning, control of chronic illnesses, prevention of infectious diseases, and integrated rural development.
  • Work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and your interest.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the 2012-2013 fellowship year, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have completed your undergraduate degree by June 2012.
  • Have been accepted to a U.S. medical school by June 2012.
  • Be willing to defer your acceptance to medical school for one year.
  • Complete the application and other necessary paperwork.
  • Provide a medical certificate of health (if and when selected as fellow).
  • Be available for and have the resources to travel to the annual AMSA convention in Washington, DC, for an interview.
Asia, health, premed
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Law School Scholarship Program
December

http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/law_school_scholarship_program/

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships every year to Latino law school students based upon three primary factors: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. Through its scholarship program, MALDEF seeks to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession.

Middle East Institute Fellowships
April

http://www.mei.columbia.edu/meifellowships.shtml

The Middle East Institute of Columbia University offers two fellowships to undergraduate students: the Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship and the Eric J. Posner Fellowship.

Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship
The Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship will award stipends to undergraduate students who are working in unpaid internships in the Middle East or domestically dealing with the Middle East, preferably with a focus on Egypt. Before applying, the student must submit proof that an offer has been extended by the organization offering the internship. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $2,500.

To apply, please email the following materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly that you are applying for the Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship in the email subject line.

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter describing your internship project
  3. Amount Request and Budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable)
  4. Letter from organization offering the internship

Eric J. Posner Fellowship
The Eric J. Posner Fellowship will fund student summer travel to the Middle East. Undergraduates who are doing research for a senior thesis project are eligible. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $3,000.

To apply, please email the following materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly that you are applying for the Eric J. Posner Fellowship in the email subject line.

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter describing your research project, name of advisor
  3. Amount request and Budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable)
  4. Recommendation letter from Columbia faculty member (to be emailed by faculty member)
Egypt, Middle East
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
March

There is an internal deadline of February 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

Scholars benefit from

  • Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
  • Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All 2009 Scholars are required to attend this event in August 2011. Travel from the Scholar's home or school, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation.
  • Access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

http://see.orau.org/AcademicStatus.aspx?type=Undergrad

Deadlines vary by program.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is committed to increasing diversity in science, mathematics, engineering, and other technical fields. We believe that diversity is a strength in any setting, especially in our nation's premier science and technology centers, where ORISE provides educational opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers. Therefore, it is our mission to attract a widely diverse applicant pool for our federal sponsors who offer education and training experiences. To that end, we pledge to reach out to all corners of the academic community, in all geographic locations, to all types of institutions, students, and faculty to make our fellowships, scholarships, internships, and research experiences available to all qualified individuals. The institute offers monthly stipends for master's degree candidates interested in employment with the US Department of Energy. Applicants should be permanent residents or US citizens.

education, research
OCA- Verizon College Scholarship
January

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=185&Itemid=

Recognizing the lack of access to quality education and resources for underserved communities, including the Asian Pacific American (APA) community, OCA is known as a leading organization in administering scholarships for APA students.

In 2011, 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded to students who demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, leadership and commitment to community service.OCA-Verizon Scholarships are available to college students who identify as Asian Pacific American and are enrolling in their junior or senior of a college or university.
Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program
March

http://www.pecva.org/anx/index.cfm/1,220,0,0,html/Fellowship-Program

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation organization, community planning resource and regional land trust founded in 1972 to promote and protect the Virginia Piedmont's rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty. The seven-week PEC Fellowship program is designed to provide college students and recent graduates with comprehensive exposure to PEC's work in the Piedmont region and Virginia.

The Fellowship Program is an experiential educational opportunity for college and graduate students, sharing PEC's uniquely successful model for land conservation and smart growth planning. The Fellowship Program embodies PEC's mission to build better communities by introducing future leaders to an important framework for positive community action and environmental protection.

Fellows will experience a hands-on approach to learning about PEC through field-trips, classroom discussions, and individual practicum projects. Wherever possible, classroom lessons are followed with practical applications and field trips. During the 2008 program, morning lectures on land conservation and farmland preservation were followed by field trips to three farms to hear directly from land owners and work side-by-side with farmers.

Over the course of the seven weeks, Fellows are exposed to PEC's broad based strategy which includes lessons and activities in land conservation, agriculture, smart growth, communications, grassroots advocacy, internet technology, GIS mapping, and community outreach. Fellows learn directly from PEC staff members and partners, both in the classroom and field; and complete an individual practicum related to personal interests with a staff mentor.

PEC's Fellowship Program welcomes applicants from a variety of academic fields. Previous fellowship applicants have represented a variety of courses of study, including environmental science, government, economics, human & environmental relations, historic preservation, anthropology, geography, and more.

Princeton in Latin America
November

http://www.princeton.edu/~pila/

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that provides year-long service work and non-profit sector fellowships in Latin America. Non-Princeton students are also welcome to apply.

PiLA opens the doors to career paths, personal enrichment, and understanding service as an effective way to address social needs. A year devoted to service work offers students an extraordinary opportunity to become familiar with a region experiencing significant development.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program
November

http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the Fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree. Applicants must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.

PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.

So what is PPIA?

  • A fellowship program that provides student training and financial support for graduate school and facilitates ongoing professional development.
  • A consortium of the top public and international affairs graduate programs in the nation.
  • An outreach program that seeks to educate and inspire young people of all ages and from all backgrounds about public service.
  • An alumni association of approximately 3,000 PPIA Fellows from all across the nation.
Scoville Peace Fellowship
October

http://www.scoville.org/

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a small group of outstanding individuals to spend six months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice.

Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each Fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor and mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.

Scoville Fellows are selected from an international pool of distinguished applicants. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship are also helpful. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.

The goals of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program are to:

  • provide a unique educational experience to outstanding individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to work on peace and security issues in Washington, DC;
  • develop leadership skills that can serve the Fellow throughout a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service;
  • contribute to the critically important work of the participating nonprofit, public-interest organizations.

Deadlines:
Spring 2010 Fellowship: October 5, 2011
Fall 2010 Fellowship: January 15, 2012

University of London School of Oriental and African Studies – The Endangered Language Project

http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/elap/

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers research grants to support documentation of the world's endangered languages in collaboration with language communities.

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) is situated within the University of London SOAS' Department of Linguistics. ELAP conducts postgraduate teaching and research on the theory and practice of language documentation and description. Our goal is to develop the skills of those currently engaged in endangered language documentation and to train the next generation of language documenters.

ELAP offers courses and fellowships including:

  • A one-year MA in Language Documentation and Description, open to those with or without previous linguistics study. There are two pathways: a Field Linguistics pathway, and a Language Revitalisation and Support pathway;
  • A PhD in Field Linguistics, that includes fieldwork overseas;
  • Two year post-doctoral fellowships at SOAS with opportunities to carry out independent research, fieldwork and contribute to teaching.

Currently there are 16 MA and 16 PhD enrolled students.

ELAP also offers a comprehensive programme of public lectures, seminars, and workshops, and we collaborate with the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) staff in running research seminars, and training courses for grantees.

ELAP aims to preserve the diversity of human languages by supporting documentation of as many languages as possible, together with their social and cultural contexts, by:

  • encouraging fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by younger scholars skilled in language documentation
  • fostering the creation and preservation of a body of language resources for use by the linguistic and other social sciences, and language communities

Applications for grants are assessed for their intellectual quality, the degree of language endangerment, the urgency of the issues they raise, their relation to a language’s social and cultural contexts, and their prospects for raising levels of knowledge of the language and expertise in field linguistics, including among members of the language community. Projects should result in documentation materials that are:

  • accessible to and usable by members of the language community and the wider scientific community
  • as comprehensive as possible, including a range of recordings of language usage from everyday conversation to narrative, oratory, ceremonial speech, and verbal art, as well as transcription and analysis of such materials
  • represented and described using standard formats, conventions and theories in order to maximise access and use
  • cumulative, to allow data to be annotated and supplemented
  • secure against abuse, to protect the rights of the language community
  • properly archived, to provide long-term preservation of the data
  • contributions to the development of documentation methodology and the understanding of language endangerment
William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
January

http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html

ISI has established the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The fellowship is named for William E. Simon. In order to qualify for ISI graduate fellowships, applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.

The Fellowship
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, two $5,000 awards are made to two other outstanding students.

Examples of how recipients may use the award include:

  • Engaging directly in the civic life of their community;
  • Helping to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
  • Advancing their expertise;
  • Funding the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.
William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
February

http://aif.org/

The AIF Clinton Fellowship gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months. Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas. The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Since 2001, 265 Americans have worked with 115 Indian NGOs through the AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Deadlines:
Summer 2013: March 22, 2013
Fall 2013: July 19, 2013
Spring 2014: November 22, 2013

The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with NSPP. Through this fellowship, NSPP seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Activities
In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Requirements
The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community of color. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  2. Excellent research and writing skills;
  3. Demonstrated financial need;
  4. American citizenship.

The student must be able to intern for 12-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Fellowship Stipend
A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

diversity, minority
Women's Ways of Leading: Ecuador

http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sda/leadership/women

Over the course of 10-12 days, a group of Columbia University women travel to Picalqui, Ecuador to volunteer with women and children, to assist in eco-agriculture and reforestation efforts, and to explore issues related to responsible and sustainable agricultural development and policy. We work directly with our partner, La Fundacion Brethren Y Unida, a local non-profit with over 57 years of experience, to provide qualitative programming, which includes countless opportunities for cultural exploration and exchange. Participants also engage in weekly pre-trip programs during the fall semester to prepare for what peers have described as the experience of a lifetime.

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship
March

http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/

Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.

Among the Scholarships' primary aims are

  • to increase diversity in the creative professions; and
  • to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000-$3,000. Grand Prize awards are also given each year in amounts up to $6,000 at the jury's discretion. These awards are paid directly to your school to be applied toward your tuition. In addition, Honorable Mention prizes in the amount of $200 cash are awarded.

Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture—one of the design/arts disciplines listed under "areas of study"—and plan to enter a caeer in the creative professions.

WorldTeach

http://www.worldteach.org/

WorldTeach provides opportunities for volunteers to teach in developing countries, making a meaningful contribution to schools and communities that are in great need of teachers. Most volunteers teach English, and students range in age depending on the placement. In some countries, volunteers may also teach math, science, computer skills, or HIV/AIDS awareness.

Volunteers work as full-time teachers, as employees of their host school or sponsoring institution in their placement country. Most volunteers live with a host family or on the school campus, and participate fully in the life of their host community. WorldTeach year programs are 10-12 months in length, and the summer programs are about two months in length. There are programs in a variety of countries around the world.

For year-long programs, volunteers must have a bachelor's degree. Summer program volunteers do not need to have a college degree, but must be at least 18 years of age. WorldTeach programs are open to native speakers of English; volunteers do not have to be US citizens.

Because WorldTeach receives no government or significant outside funding, we must ask volunteers themselves to cover most of the expenses associated with their placement, travel, training, and support. The reality is that the cost of traveling abroad is very expensive, and thus we discourage people from thinking of the program cost as "paying to volunteer," but rather "paying to live abroad."

Year-long programs in Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Rwanda, and Thailand.

Six-month programs in Chile and Namibia.

Summer programs in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland, and South Africa.

Deadlines vary by program.

Young People For (YP4) Fellowship
February

http://www.youngpeoplefor.org/programs/fellowship

The Young People For fellowship is a leadership development program focusing on identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders. The one-year fellowship equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities.

The fellowship is your chance to join a vibrant network of young progressive leaders! Young People For will select 200 students from across the country to take part in our 2009 fellowship program. Fellows will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from February 12-16, 2009, to attend YP4's National Summit for Young Progressive Leaders.

At the Summit, you'll meet other young progressive leaders from all over the country and learn powerful strategies and tactics for creating sustainable social change.

Throughout the fellowship, you'll be offered financial support, technical support, and media assistance while implementing a self-designed Blueprint for Social Justice. In addition to support for your Blueprint, you will also receive help with internship placements, job opportunities, travel opportunities, and networking opportunities to add to your ability to make an impact as a young leader.