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ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
March

http://new.abanet.org/fje/Pages/losfpage.aspx

The Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide resources to increase the flow of racial and ethnic minority students into the legal profession. The Scholarship Fund awards $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Assuming the recipient achieves satisfactory performance in law school, an award made to an entering freshman may be renewed for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.

diversity, law, legal
American Institute for Economic Research: Summer Fellowship Program
March

http://www.aier.org/fellowships

The Institute awards a dozen or more Summer Fellowships each year to students who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.). They also consider applications from those students enrolled in such programs for no more than two years. The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue graduate work in a business school program (e.g. MBA). Summer Fellows come to the Institute for a four-week period of study and are provided with room and board plus a $300 per week stipend.

economics, graduate
Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA – Summer Humanities Institute
February

http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu/index.php/2012/10/summer-humanities-institute-at-ucla-program-overview/

This eight-week program is open to upper-division undergraduates (juniors or seniors), and students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in any field AND have not yet begun the first year of a graduate school program, particularly those from historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other historically underrepresented, minority students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (anthropology, art history, cultural/critical studies, ethnomusicology, history, literature, political science, and sociology). Please do not apply if you intend to go to law school, professional school, or are interested in Psychology or Math/Science.

The seminars are geared to strengthen student knowledge of current conceptual approaches to scholarship in a range of humanities disciplines. The seminars are interactive and challenge students to engage in critical thinking, while providing them with opportunities to work one-on-one with Bunche-affiliated humanities faculty and graduate student mentors. The skills workshops will focus on writing and research techniques, using new information technologies for exploring the humanities, developing a research paper, and applying to graduate programs/fellowships. All participating students are expected to work on a manageable research paper based on secondary research supported by faculty mentoring and guidance. They will also present their findings in a conference setting.

Program participants will receive a stipend, as well as room and a meal allowance (half at the beginning of the program and half at the end upon successful completion of all program requirements). All program participants are required to reside in assigned University housing. Students will be reimbursed up to approximately $450 for round-trip travel (e.g., airfare, taxi) from home to UCLA. Travel reimbursement does not include meals/drinks while traveling.

Capital Fellows Programs
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

The Capital Fellows Program will place you in various levels of California’s executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government while you attend a weekly graduate seminar at Sacramento State. You need not be Californian, but must have a passionate interest in the Golden State.

Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.  The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

The selection process for the fellows programs starts in the late fall when the application period opens. Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2012 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors. Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2012. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome. Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.

Fellows are selected in the spring and start their programs in fall with an intensive orientation conducted by the program, after which they interview with various offices before being placed. They attend weekly graduate seminars conducted by their program's academic advisors.

law, politics, public policy
Clinical Bioethics Fellowships
December

http://www.bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml

The fellowship is offered to seniors or graduates planning to pursue MD, JD, or PhD degrees. Fellows conduct research in medical ethics consultations, review research protocols, and take part in bioethics seminars, and other educational opportunities at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The Department of Bioethics is committed to clinical teaching, consultation, and research. Fellows will participate in the activities and intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to the conduct of research, clinical practice, and health policy. Fellows will conduct their research under the guidance of the senior faculty, participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH.

Post-doctoral application: Dec. 31, 2012. Post-baccalaureate/pre-doctoral application: Jan. 15, 2013

bioethics, ethics, law, medicine
German Chancellor Scholarships for Prospective Leaders
October

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

A German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a German host you have selected. The program is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and also incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities provide additional insights into the social, cultural, economic and political life of Germany. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 10 German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from the United States, China, and Russia, respectively (10 from each country, for a total of 30).

Google Policy Fellowship
January

http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/index.html

As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That’s why we're announcing our second summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program—to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google's Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Program Overview
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA , Ottawa or Toronto, Canada and include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Center for Democracy and Technology, Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Technology Policy Institute. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?
We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who posses the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
  • General “googliness” (we’re kidding!)

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.

Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing
January

http://www.greencorps.org/page/field-school-environmental-organizing

Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing trains college graduates to run environmental campaigns, starting by building a core group of activists and finishing by convincing decision-makers to pass laws, change policies and create reforms to protect our environment. But Green Corps is more than a school – it’s a real-world endeavor. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. They make a difference, starting on Day 1.

Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
We ask all candidates where they would like to work. However, we match our organizers with the cities where we think they will make the biggest impact. We cannot guarantee placement in a certain location. Part of the excitement of Green Corps is "going where the fight is," and working in strategically important cities on pressing environmental issues.

environment
Harry Truman Scholarship

http://www.truman.gov/

The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is

  • to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and
  • to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.

Service Requirement: All Candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a service requirement. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Scholars who do not meet this service requirement, or who fail to provide timely proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay funds received along with interest. The Foundation will have an appeals process for special circumstances.

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 Health Law and Policy
February

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

Hofstra Law School has established the Fellowship for Health Law and Policy, with the objective of training lawyers in health law to represent medical providers, patients, and the health care industry, and to advance health law policy. Hofstra Law School will award the Fellowship for Health Law and Policy to members of its entering class. Each fellow will be awarded a tuition scholarship of up to $10,000 per year, and up to two $5,000 summer extern stipends to cover living expenses. The fellowships will be renewed annually to fellows who maintain a 3.25 grade point average, and participate in designated activities and externships.

health, law, public health
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
IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
January

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) to students interested in exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary for a free society through their academic work. IHS began the program in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships and in 2009 awarded more than 165 fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $12,000.

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
January

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Applications will be considered from those who will be full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors in the 2011-12 academic year and have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Previous award winners have come from fields as diverse as economics, philosophy, and literature, and have conducted research on a variety of issues such as:

  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries,
  • market-based approaches to environmental policy,
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics,
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England, and
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance.
J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Fellowships
April

http://www.jehooverfoundation.org/scholarships.asp

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation offers two types of scholarships:

  1. A series of smaller scholarships, ranging from $500-$1,000 for academic study at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  2. The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scientific Scholarship, which awards $25,000 to one recipient for undergraduate or graduate study.

Columbia is one of a select group of institutions invited to nominate one student for the J. Edgar Hoover Scientific Scholarship.

Scientific Scholarship Nomination Criteria
To be eligible for consideration for nomination, students must:

  • Be enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of nomination
  • Be majoring in a scientific field of study that has relevance to modern day criminal investigation. Such majors include, but are not limited to Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Clinical Lab Science, Computer Science, Computer System Analysis, Forensic Technologies, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology
  • Be a citizen of the US
James Madison Memorial Fellowship
March

http://www.jamesmadison.com/

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. Fellowship recipients have a unique opportunity to strengthen their research, writing, and analytical skills. In the process they form professional ties that can significantly influence their career aspirations. Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students. In this way the James Madison Fellowships ensure that the spirit and practical wisdom of the Constitution will guide the actions of future generations of American citizens. Applicants must be a teacher or planning to be a teacher.

After earning a master's degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship.

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study, thus making the James Madison Fellowship the leading award for secondary-level teachers undertaking study of the Constitution. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts.

Judicial Administration Fellowship
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/judicial/

The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State and co-sponsored by the California Judicial Council. It is open to all people with a college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants. It is expected that applicants will demonstrate an interest in the judicial system and issues concerning the administration of justice in California courts.

Ten fellows are accepted into the 11-month program which begins in September. The fellowship program is both academic and professional. Upon acceptance into the program, fellows will be enrolled as graduate students in Public Administration at Sacramento State, and attend regularly scheduled academic seminars. Fellows serve as full time professional staff in Judicial branch offices.

Field assignments will include the Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Judicial Council Office of Governmental Affairs, and county appellate or trial courts.

Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $1,972 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

Luce Scholar Program
October

http://www.hluce.org/home.aspx

Internal Deadline: Oct. 17, 2013
Final Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

The Luce Scholar Program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. The program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Nominees should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field - other than Asian studies - including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Internships are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her specific interest, background, qualifications, and experience. These work assignments run for approximately ten months-from September until July of the following year and are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars.

Asia, exchange, internship
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.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
November

(University nomination required)

http://www.pdsoros.org/

The Soros Fellowship is a fellowship available to immigrants or children of immigrants and provides half of the tuition cost for graduate study at any institution of higher education in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of the graduate education to their long-term career goals, and must give evidence of creativity and originality, accomplishment in activity that has required drive and sustained effort, and commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Eligible fields of study include any professional study (such as medicine, law, social work) or scholarly discipline in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

Reynolds Foundation Graduate Scholarship at NYU

Deadlines vary, Jan-Dec 2012.

http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/grad/

Each year, the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship awards up to 10 Graduate Fellowships in Social Entrepreneurship to students from across 11 NYU schools. It is open to new students accepted for Fall 2012 enrollment to any full-time, two-year master's program (with the exception of some executive programs), or students that are currently enrolled in the schools of law, medicine, dentistry or some three-year Tisch School of the Arts programs and will have two years of study remaining beginning September 2012. Successful applicants will receive up to $25,000 for each of two years of study, and participate in an intensive two-year curricular and co-curricular program designed to help prepare them to be the next generation of social entrepreneurial leaders.

Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students
February

http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/research/Fellowshipopportunities/SummerResearchDiversityFellowshipsinLawandSocialScience.html

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation and the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation.

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the American Bar Foundation is an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. The Foundation conducts empirically based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
October

http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/bosch.php

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow's professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

The program is fully funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of creating a new generation of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the E.U.

Europe, Germany
Vanguard Scholarship Program
November

http://www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/vanguard/

The Vanguard Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to minority students pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or the liberal arts. To be considered, you must:

  • Be entering your junior or senior year of college in fall 2014.
  • Be a member of a racial minority.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Be pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or the liberal arts.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.

The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. Recipients will be required to report other awards granted and supply their school's financial aid award letters. Scholarship checks are sent directly to your home address, made payable to the school on your behalf. Your scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

diversity, minority