Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

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Deadline
AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
April

http://www.international.ucla.edu/china/article.asp?parentid=105857

The program will offer up to fifteen scholarships to students at universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) for study in China. Scholarships will be awarded competitively to graduating undergraduate seniors for one or more years of study at a Chinese university at the Master's or doctoral level. Scholarships are available for up to two years of Master's study, and up to three years of doctoral study for students with a Master's degree or equivalent. Students applying for the scholarships must be available to begin their scholarship programs in the fall semester. Before beginning their academic programs, scholarship recipients may be provided one to two years of remedial Chinese language studies in China, depending on the initial language ability of those students. Student proposals leading to the completion of a degree are encouraged but not required.

In addition to Master's and Doctoral awards, scholarships are also available for study at the bachelor's level. The AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program is targeted to AAU university undergraduate seniors interested in graduate study at a Chinese university, but the program is also open to undergraduate students who would like to study at a Chinese university as an undergraduate for one or more years. The overall program is designed to be a flexible program that will meet students' needs and interests.

The scholarship program will cover tuition and fees, provide dormitory housing and a living allowance. Scholarship students will be required to meet the cost of travel to and from China.

The China Scholarship Council will select scholarship recipients from the pool of applicants from AAU universities. Applicants can name three Chinese universities as their preferred institutions for their program of study

Applications should be submitted by the deadline to AAU at the following address:

AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
Association of American Universities
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC  20005

AAU will transmit the applications to the Chinese embassy, which will review the applications to see that eligibility requirements are met. The Embassy will then transmit the applications to the China Scholarship Council, which will carry out the formal selection process.

Asia, China
American Scandinavian Foundation
November

http://www.amscan.org/study_scandinavia_details.html

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research of study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

American Society for Microbiology: Undergraduate Research Fellowship
February

http://asm.org/index.php/component/content/article/114-unknown/unknown/6459-asm-s-undergraduate-research-fellowship-urf

The ASM URF is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will conduct research projects for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer, work with faculty mentors who are ASM members at the students' home institutions, and submit research abstracts for a presentation at the ASM General Meeting. The Fellowship provides up to $4000 for student stipend, a two-year ASM student membership, and up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the 2010 ASM General Meeting.

biology, microbiology
American Society of Naval Engineers
February

https://www.navalengineers.org/students/scholarships/Pages/ASNELandingPage.aspx

The ASNE Scholarship is for senior year undergraduates interested in Naval Engineering. Applicants must be applying for support for either the last year of a full-time undergraduate program or for one year of a graduate program leading to an engineering or physical science degree.

American University in Cairo – Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
April

http://www1.aucegypt.edu/catalog02/geninfo/university/scholar-fell/scholar-fell.html

The Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology are available to Study Abroad Program students who wish to concentrate their studies at the American University in Cairo on the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. The scholarships are open to outstanding undergraduates of junior or senior standing who have little or no background in Egyptology, as well as for those who have already begun formal study of Ancient Egypt or the ancient world. Up to five scholarships per semester are granted. Students may use the award as they wish to defray the expense of study at AUC. However, it is expected that the scholarships will first be applied toward the payment of all applicable AUC tuition and fees.

The Simpson Scholarship consists of an award of $2500 for one semester of full-time, non-degree undergraduate study in the Study Abroad Program at AUC. Interested students may apply for either:

  1. A scholarship of $2500 for study in the fall semester, or
  2. A scholarship of $2500 for study in the spring semester; or
  3. A scholarship of $5000 for study for an academic year of two consecutive semesters.

Applications for the Simpson Scholarship are open to students of all nationalities who are of junior or senior standing in a college or university outside of Egypt at the time they apply. Candidates must maintain their status as degree-seeking undergraduates at their home university while attending AUC. Applicants for Simpson Scholarships must have applied for admission to AUC's Study Abroad Program at AUC and have been accepted in order to be eligible for consideration.

AMGEN Summer Scholars Research Program
February

Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.  

 

The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations, career plans, and previous experience. You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. If you are a Columbia University or Barnard College undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the Amgen Scholars program, you should apply to the SURF program and you will automatically be considered for both programs.

No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the program, so participation is not compatible with attending summer school or working at another job.
 
The Amgen Scholars Program runs for ten weeks, beginning the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Once a week, students gather to hear a scientist describe his or her research, to hear about a peer's research, or to present their own research to the other Amgen Scholars. Concurrently, students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects under the guidance of a research scientist.
 
Amgen Scholars are required to write a short written report (due after the program ends) and present their findings orally to their peers. Columbia and Barnard students are required to present their work in poster format at a symposium, held the winter after the program.
 
Participants receive a stipend of $4000 and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. In addition, all Amgen Scholars participate in the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in California.

Amgen
is a leading human therapeutics company in the biotechnology industry. For more than 25 years, the company has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine. Today, as a Fortune 500 company serving millions of patients, Amgen continues to be an entrepreneurial, science-driven enterprise dedicated to helping people fight serious illness.
 
For further information regarding the Amgen Scholars Program at Columbia University/Barnard College, contact Christina Panas amgen@biology.columbia.edu, 744 Mudd, 212-854-2262.
 
biology, biotechnology
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.

Beesen Global Research Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/beesen-global-research-fellowships

The fellowship will allow Columbia undergraduates to spend a summer in Paris, pursuing reasearch or study projects of their own devising and perfecting their knowledge of French. The fellowship funds travel, housing, and other costs associated with the City of Lights. To apply, you must secure the support and supervision of a Columbia faculty mentor. 

Beesen Global Travel Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/beesen-global-travel-fellowships

The fellowship sponsers Columbia undergraduates summering in Paris while enrolled in Columbia's Office of Global Programs' French Studies Program or its Art and Music Humanities in Paris. Grants of $5,000 fund recipients' travel, housing, and tuition costs. To apply, first seek admission to the pertinent Paris program.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
March

http://www.iie.org//programs/gilman/

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Over 1,200 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.

Boren Awards for International Study
February

Boren Scholarship Basics

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a full academic year 

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2012.

Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. To learn more about this special STEM initiative, click here.

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. 

As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

For more information about what makes a competitive application, click here.

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Boren Scholarships is February 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. For more information about the application process, click here.

Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in early May.

 

http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/how_apply.html

 

For Graduate Fellowship Information visit:

http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

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.

Cal Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
February

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/index.html

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process:

  • Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project
  • Applicants write research proposals for their projects
  • A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August
  • At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting

Through their participation in an undergraduate research project, students will be able to:

  • Develop a research question, problem, or design;
  • Apply basic principles and knowledge found in the literature related to the research question;
  • Develop a research proposal to address or resolve a specific research question or problem;
  • Apply and evaluate methodology throughout project;
  • Collect, interpret, and critique data in order to resolve a research question or evaluate a design;
  • Communicate research findings;
  • Appreciate what the process of scientific research entails.
CalTech – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
February

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process:

  • Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project.
  • Applicants write research proposals for their projects.
  • A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards.
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August.
  • At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting
Canadian Rhodes Scholarship
October

http://canadianrhodes.org/how-to-apply

The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award for study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars may study any full-time postgraduate course offered by the University, whether a taught Master's programme or a research degree; or a second undergraduate degree (senior status), over two years. The Canadian Rhodes provides one or two year funding for study at the University of Oxford for students with Canadian citizenry. The Rhodes Scholarship is highly competitive, and only 32 scholarships are given to US students every year. Juniors interested in study during the academic year directly following graduation should apply in their spring semest

Canadian, England, Europe, UK
CAORC Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Language Institutes
November

http://www.clscholarship.org/

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azeerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu for Summer 2012. The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

Scholarship recipients – U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students and recent graduates – receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: https://ais.americancouncils.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/AIR-Brand-cls.

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here: http://www.clscholarship.org/qv_applicant.php.

All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

languages
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
January

http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm

Ten Fellowships for Graduate Study – Deadline: January 18, 2013
In 2012 the Rangel Program will award up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.

The Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program – Deadline: February 8, 2013
This six-week program is designed to stimulate stronger student interest in international affairs and to generate a deeper understanding and appreciation for career opportunities in international affairs. During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations, and Technical Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit in international studies will be awarded. Various enrichment activities are also included in the program. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who will complete their sophomore year of college before the program begins and must have at least a 3.2 grade point average.

Deadline varies with program.

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.

Collegiate Inventors Competition
June

http://www.invent.org/collegiate/

The Collegiate Inventors Competition has rewarded and encouraged hundreds of students to share their inventive ideas with the world. The Competition promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors and provides a window on the technologies from which society will benefit in the future. Each year up to 15 finalists receive an all-expenses paid trip to present their work to a panel of expert judges. One Undergraduate and one Graduate winner or team each receive $15,000. One Grand Prize winner or team receives $25,000. Academic advisors of each winning team also receive a cash award.

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.

Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
February

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/surf/

The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity for hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Most students work either on the Morningside Heights campus or in the biomedical labs at Columbia's Health Sciences Center.

The SURF program runs for 10 weeks, from late May through early August 5th. During the 10 weeks of the program, the students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects under the guidance of a research scientist. At the beginning of the program the students also have an orientation program which includes laboratory safety and selected topics on biological research. In addition, once a week SURF students get together to hear a scientist present a research seminar or to describe their own research to the other SURF students. All students are required to present orally, write an original research article describing their research due in August/September and present a poster of their work at the annual SURF Symposium during the spring semester. Participants receive a stipend of $4000.

Columbia University Middle East Institute- Eric J. Posner Fellowship
April

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

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.  The application must include proof that an offer has been extended by the organization and a description of the program and/or institution offering the internship. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $2,500.

Application
Please email the following application materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly which fellowship you are applying for in the email subject line.

Required Application Documents

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing your research project, name of advisor
  • Amount request and budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable
  • Recommendation letter from Columbia faculty member (to be emailed by faculty member)
Columbia University Middle East Institute- Summer Internship Support
March

www.mei.columbia.edu/meifellowships.shtml#undergrad

Columbia University's Middle East Institute (MEI) Fellowship
Summer Internship Support: MEI will award stipends to undergraduate students pursuing unpaid internships in the Middle East or anywhere throughout the world as long as the program or project deals specifically with the Middle East.  The application must include proof that an offer has been extended by the organization and a description of the program and/or institution offering the internship. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $2,500.

Application
Please email the following application materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly which fellowship you are applying for in the email subject line.

Required Application Documents

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

DAAD - Study Scholarship (Fields other than Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts)
November

http://www.daad.org/?p=47209

Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors. Those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master's degree program at a German university. Columbia University nominates 2-5 candidates each year. Fulbright applicants wishing to go to Germany will be considered for the DAAD fellowship but must fill out the DAAD application as well. Over the past five years 10 Columbia students have received this award.

  • Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
DAAD - Study Scholarship (Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts)
November

http://www.daad.org/?p=47209

Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors. Those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master's degree program at a German university. Columbia University nominates 2-5 candidates each year. Fulbright applicants wishing to go to Germany will be considered for the DAAD fellowship but must fill out the DAAD application as well. Over the past five years 10 Columbia students have received this award.

  • Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
DAAD - Undergraduate Scholarship
January

http://www.daad.org/?p=47220

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate US students interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. We hope to help these students reach their academic goals while building important and lasting bonds of friendship between our countries and introducing them to the benefits of the German higher education system. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The Committee is looking for students who...

  • are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany;
  • are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year;
  • submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory;
  • demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals;
  • are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
Europe
Davis Projects for Peace
January

http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/

The Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

We leave it up to the students to define what a “project for peace” might be. We hope to encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The overall program (all 100 projects) is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including in the U.S.

Undergraduate students at any of the Davis UWC Scholar schools (including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation) are eligible – so long as the president of their institution has signed and returned the grant agreement form. While the schools included are restricted to those in the Davis UWC Scholars Program, all undergraduates (not just Davis UWC Scholars at those schools) are eligible. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals.

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget (one separate page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the designated official at each campus as outlined below. Students with queries may direct them to their campus designated official as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.

Each involved campus has a designated official to coordinate the process on each campus. This official, in ways s/he deems appropriate, will guide the internal campus procedures for: announcing and promoting the opportunity to students; organizing the selection committee to evaluate the proposals submitted; communicating results on a timely basis to the Davis UWC Scholars office; and distributing the awarded grant funds for the winning proposal(s) on campus. Final review and approval of all recommended proposals from individual campuses rests solely with the office of the Davis UWC Scholars Program which will then forward the appropriate grant funds to each school with winning project(s).

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.
Eastman Scholarship and Product Grants
June

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Scholarships/index.htm

Eastman Scholarship Program
This program awards tuition and production scholarships to nominated students of film, film production, and cinematography at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Schools may nominate up to two students per academic year.

Download the 2009 EASTMAN Scholarship Program form or

Contact your Kodak representative for eligibility requirements.

Product Grants
Kodak realizes the importance of hands-on experience in film origination as part of a film school curriculum. That's why we work closely with faculty and provide KODAK Motion Picture Film to film schools around the world.

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.

Ella Delorie Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://anthropology.columbia.edu/undergraduate-research-fellowships

The Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowship will fund your ethnographic fieldwork in the summer between your junior and senior year, provided you are an anthropology major planning to write a senior thesis or an independent study of considerable length.

Evolving Earth Student Grant Program
March

http://www.evolvingearth.org/evolvingearthgrants/grantsmain.htm

The mission of the Evolving Earth Foundation is to support education and research in the earth sciences. This program provides grants to support college student research in the earth sciences. The emphasis will be on research topics that relate to the mission and priorities of the foundation. A total of 10 grants per year are available, for amounts of up to $3000 per grant. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers at accredited U.S. colleges and universities or research institutions are eligible to apply for grants.

earth sciences
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
February

http://gsas.columbia.edu/content/flas-fellowship-academic-year

Description
The FLAS Fellowship competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Columbia University who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are enrolled in a full-time program(either domestic or overseas) that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies.

The FLAS award offers fellowship assistance to meritorious students undergoing beginning, intermediate, or advanced training in modern foreign languages with concentrations in related international or area studies.

Undergraduates students must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency and can apply for a Less Commonly Taught Language, except French, German, and Spanish.

Graduate students in pre-dissertation study preparing for dissertation research, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing.

FLAS fellows must complete an electronic Student Performance Report at the end of the fellowship. Failure to submit this report can jeopardize future FLAS funding; holds will be place on students’ registration, diplomas and transcripts. You will be required to repay the FLAS fellowship funding for non-compliance.

Award
FLAS Fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Estimated FLAS grant amounts are:
Graduate students tuition grant is $18,000 and the stipend is $15,000
Undergraduate students tuition grant is $10,000and the stipend is $5,000.
Remaining tuition, health service fee and medical insurance (basic coverage only) can be covered by the students’ school of enrollment within Columbia University (ex. GSAS, SIPA, TC). Please check with your school's financial aid offices.  The FLAS fellowship does not cover any miscellaneous fees, such as computer lab fee, student activity fee and university facility fee, etc.

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.

Freeman-Asia
October

www.iie.org/freeman-asia

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Awards of up to $5,000 are available for spring programs. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others.

Fulbright UK Summer Institute

http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes offer all-expenses-paid summer courses for American undergraduates who have completed their freshman and sophomore years. Drawing upon the specific resources of the participating universities in England, Scotland, and Wales, the institutes cover such wide-ranging themes as "The Northern Borders of Empire," "Shakespeare in Performance," and "The British City, Past and Present."

study abroad
Gates Millenium Scholar
January

http://www.gmsp.org/

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

diversity, minority
GEM Fellowship Program
November

http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship/apply

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate engineering fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
engineering, science
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
Georgia Tech FOCUS Scholars
December

http://www.focus.gatech.edu/scholars/

FOCUS Scholars is designed to increase awareness of undergraduate juniors and seniors of the advantages and benefits of receiving an advanced degree. The Scholars receive an overview of Georgia Tech's degree programs, review of financial sources, and assistance in the application and decision-making process involved in selecting a graduate school. During the FOCUS weekend, scholars will attend student and alumni panel discussions to learn about real life experiences, academic life, and professional careers. They will also visit the academic units and research labs according to interest as well as meet representatives of the Graduate Admissions Office. FOCUS is a graduate school marketing program for minorities seeking advanced degrees in engineering and science.

engineering, science
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

Global Fellows in Sustainable Development Program
March

http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/csa/blog/new-opportunity-global-fellows-sustainable-development

In order to understand the dynamics of globalization and the interconnectedness of our social and natural systems, students are encouraged to venture out of the classroom to experience and research these issues in the field. The Global Fellows in Sustainable Development Program enables The Earth Institute, Columbia University, through a generous gift, to support field research for current Columbia University undergraduates studying sustainable development, either in the special concentration or the major. These experiential opportunities will provide students with an opportunity to hone skills and explore questions raised in the classroom. The experiential learning piece of the curriculum provides an opportunity for student research and contextual application of classroom education.

The grant supports this experiential learning piece so as to provide an opportunity for students to undertake fieldwork, research assistantship or internship opportunities off campus but related to their sustainable development studies. This program will ensure that the challenges presented by globalization are not abstract ideas, and that students are able to gain practical experience in the critical areas of sustainable development they have studied.

Global Health Research for Undergraduates

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/global-health-research-undergraduates

The Global Health Research for Undergraduates program gives Columbia undergraduates the chance to do on-site public health research and then study the subject at the University’s medical school, the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Summer research unfolds in the Dominican Republic or Haiti; two courses, in research methods and global health issues, bookend this field experience. Funding may be available from the Office of Global Programs or from the medical school’s globally-oriented IFAP program.

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.

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
August

http://gracehopper.org/2011/participate/scholarships/

Most scholarships cover a combination of conference registration (which includes most meals), lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds. The majority of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, however, junior faculty, members of non-governmental organizations, and non-profits are eligible to apply.

GHC student scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the National Science Foundation, our Academic Underwriters, Google, IBM, Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs & Co., CA, Cisco, and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Harriman Institute – Undergraduate Fellowship Program
November

http://www.harrimaninstitute.org/courses/undergraduate_student_support.html

The undergraduate fellowship program of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University is open to Barnard College, Columbia College, and General Studies students. This program is designed to provide research support on a competitive basis to juniors and seniors who have a serious interest in the post-Soviet and/or East-Central European regions. It is expected that students will use the fellowship to assist them in researching and writing their senior theses, or to complete an equivalent major research project.

Successful candidates may receive up to $2500 to offset their field research expenses in the region, with the expectation that the research will be conducted over the 2011/12 winter break. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend all Harriman Institute events for the 2009/10 academic year, and will be required to present the results of their own research at a public seminar hosted by the Harriman Institute in April of 2012.

Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia
Health Research Training Program
February

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/career/internship-program.shtml

Deadlines:
Fall: August 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: February 15

The Health Research Training Program (HRTP) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provides undergraduate, graduate/professional school students the opportunity to experience some of the "real life" challenges of public health. By working on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision of experienced professionals, students apply their classroom learning to practical problems and, in the process, learn critical skills.

The goals of the program are

  • To orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research, administration and evaluation.
  • To broaden students' concept of public health by increasing their awareness of the needs, challenges and career opportunities in this field.
  • To assist the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in recruiting skilled, professional candidates with proven potential.

Most students work full-time for 10-12 weeks during the summer, and part-time during the academic year. Financial stipends are available on a limited basis. Some support may be available for those students in the Federal College Work/Study program.

health, public health
Hertog Global Strategy Initiative

http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative is a high-level, eight-credit seminar on the Columbia campus, in which undergraduates team up with graduate students and mid-career professionals for a summer's worth of study, research, and writing on a critical issue in international affairs. Past topics include "The History and Future of Pandemic Threats" and "The History and Future of Religious Violence and Apocalyptic Movements." Generous fellowships are available to cover tuition and fees for outstanding applicants.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=72

Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Caribbean, and Central or South American students who have completed at least 15 credits can apply for a variety of different scholarships. The scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate study.

Deadlines vary.

hispanic, Latino
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.
Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
April

http://www.andover.edu/SummerSessionOutreach/IFROTeachers/Pages/default.aspx

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to reduce over time the critical underrepresentation on the faculties of certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. Each year, the institute supports throughout the graduate school application process outstanding college students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who are committed to these ideals. Each year, 25-30 interns are selected by the IRT to participate in an intense four-week summer workshop at Phillips Academy prior to or at the completion of their senior year of undergraduate study. The workshop typically runs for the month of July. Included in the workshop are lectures, seminar discussions, small group meetings, writing conferences, films, debates, practice teaching sessions and presentations by nationally known educators, scholars, poets and artists. During the Summer Workshop, IRT interns engage a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural and educational theory. Students prepare for the (GRE) and work on their statements of purpose. At the end of the third week in July, the IRT hosts its annual Recruiters' Weekend, attended by more than 60 academic deans and graduate admissions representatives from consortium institutions who are eager to speak with potential candidates about their graduate programs. The IRT recruits students from colleges and universities across the nation. Participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board. The Associate Program is geared toward rising seniors and recent college graduates who otherwise are engaged during the summer in study-abroad activities or research.

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
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
Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

http://jl911.org

The Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation helps two kinds of students: Americans studying in France, and Frenchmen studying in the U.S. This award is for graduates and undergraduates in domestic, foreign, or dual degree programs who want to promote, while abroad, the ideals of religious and cultural tolerance.

French
John L. Carey Scholarship Program
April

http://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/accountingeducation/resources/scholarships/pages/john%20l.%20carey%20scholarship%20program.aspx

Scholarship Overview: The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and other non-business related degree holders who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA designation. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.  
 
Background: The John L. Carey Scholarship was established by members of the accounting profession to honor John Carey upon his retirement from the AICPA in 1969. During his 40-year tenure at the AICPA, he served as administrative vice president, executive director, and as editor and publisher of the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Carey spent his entire career serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.
 
Award Amount: $5,000 per recipient for one year. The award is renewable for an additional year of study provided satisfactory scholastic progress is maintained. The award will be sent directly to the school for credit to the account of the student.
 
Number of Recipients: Up to 10
 
Selection Process: A task force will review all qualified applications and select up to 10 scholarship recipients based on demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and future career interests in accounting. All applicants will be notified by mail of the final selection by August 1.
 
Questions: Please contact the AICPA by e-mailing educat@aicpa.org or calling (919) 402-4014.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  1. I will have obtained a liberal arts or other non-business related undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States prior to enrolling in my graduate accounting program.
  2. I did not earn more than 12 credits in accounting or business during my undergraduate program.
  3. I have been accepted into, or am in the process of applying to, a graduate program in accounting that is accredited by AACSB International or ACBSP. This program will enable me to sit for the CPA Examination. Students who are already actively participating in a graduate accounting program are not eligible for this scholarship.
  4. I intend to pursue a CPA certificate.
  5. I will be a full-time graduate (9 semester hours or equivalent) student for Fall 2011 or Spring 2012.
  6. I am a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder).
accounting, CPA
Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust
January

http://www.dekarman.org/

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore von Kármán, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first Director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Kármán's high standards. These fellowships are available to students entering their senior undergraduate year and graduate students entering the terminal year of a PhD program who have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose in any discipline. Special consideration will be given to applications in the humanities.

A minimum of ten fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

De Kármán fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

KSTF (Knowles Science Teaching Foundation) Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowships
January

http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among young men and women who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An applicant might also be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a credential program are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.

 

For more information and to apply visit:  http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching/apply.html

Leitner Family Student Fellowships for Language Study and Research in Africa
April

http://www.ias.columbia.edu/opportunities/opportunities.html#FellowshipO...

The Institute of African Studies is pleased to announce four fellowships available to students at Columbia University. These fellowships are principally for summer, however taken on case by case basis, could be considered for the academic year. The amount of fellowships will be allocated according to the individual proposals of successful applicants.

To Apply:

Submit a completed application to the Institute of African Studies in person, via U.S. mail or hand deliver to the address below. Please note: no part of the application will be accepted via fax or email.

Eligibility:

Students must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at Columbia University or one of its affiliates, including Barnard College, Mailman School of Public Health and Teachers College, and be continuing students (at least Summer or Fall 2011).

The Leitner Fellowship supports students who are conducting research or participating in a language study program in Africa. Recreational and non-academic travel to Africa is not sponsored by this program. Eligible students are:

* Doctoral, Masters and advanced undergraduate students who have or will have acceptance to a language study program in Africa;
* Doctoral students conducting dissertation research;
* Rising seniors conducting research for their senior thesis.

africa, language, research
Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies
February

http://www.lbsu.de/

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Eastern European countries are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU focuses on postwar, post-Holocaust and contemporary Jewish life in Germany and its relationship to other Jewish communities worldwide.

During the morning students are enrolled in a three hour academic seminar and, attend professionally-led excursions, workshops, and lectures in the afternoon which complement the subjects presented in the seminar. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (readings, writing, short paper or exam) and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction among the students.

LBSU will take place from July 7 to August 19, 2011. It offers partial and full scholarships which include transportation, housing, tuition, excursions, and Berlin city transportation. It does not include food and other travel.

Germany, jewish studies
Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship
February

http://thebulletin.org/leonard-m-rieser-fellowship

The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology.

Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The 2012 deadline is February 1. The Rieser Committee's decision will be announced online no later than March 15, following notification of all applicants.

In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit his or her fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin's website or for use in a Bulletin program. Rieser Fellows will also be eligible to participate in the Bulletin's Annual Clock Symposium in January of their fellowship year.

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship
February

http://www.thebulletin.org/content/about-us/leonard-m-rieser-fellowship

The Leonard M. Rieser Fellowships for undergraduate students seek to make connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy. The one-time Rieser Fellowships of $2,500-$5,000 may be used over the course of one year to support a research or professional project, either in the United States or abroad.

London School of Economics - John C Phelan General Course Scholarship
March

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/generalCourse/prospectivestudents.htm

Since 1910 there has been an arrangement for visiting students to pursue a year of fully integrated undergraduate study at LSE. This facility is called the General Course.

LSE believes strongly in the value of year-long study abroad and consequently doesn't offer any single-semester study options. This position ensures that all study abroad students have access to the full range of LSE's facilities and services, from the bars and refectories to the library and Careers Service. General Course students are looked after by their own Associate Dean; elect their own representative to the LSE Students' Union and have the support of a departmental tutor. Additionally, they are provided with their own bespoke social calendar.

John Phelan is a Member of the Board of the LSE Centennial Fund. His scholarships support the General Course, which he attended, and the Financial Management Group, whose work is close to his own professional interests as a distinguished money manager. There are three scholarships available for those starting the General Course in 2011/12. Each scholarship has a value of £7,000.

economics, London
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
Marshall Scholarships
April

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Marshall Scholarships provide an opportunity for American students to continue their studies for two years at the British university of their choice, at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Scholarships may be extended to a third year on a limited basis and for strong academic reasons. Candidates are invited to indicate two preferred universities within the United Kingdom, although the Marshall Commission reserves the right to decide on the final placement. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study.

Note: The application process begins during the junior year and continues into the senior year.

Download pre-application.

united kingdom
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
February

https://www.college.columbia.edu/academics/mmuf

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) provides valuable research training, faculty mentorship, and financial support for undergraduate students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in the professoriate, and whose intellectual and social commitments embody those of the late Dr. Benjamin Mays.

MMUF is administered at Columbia University as a joint endeavor of Columbia College and the School of General Studies. Through this program, the two colleges aim to support the ambitions of students who are thinking of becoming professors themselves someday.

By connecting fellows with a faculty mentor and providing intellectual guidance and financial assistance throughout the two years of fellows' membership, the Columbia University MMUF program works toward three goals:

  • prepare fellows to apply to graduate school;
  • equip fellows to thrive in graduate school and prepare for faculty positions;
  • offer an academic enhancement to the undergraduate experience for all fellows, regardless of their ultimate academic and professional destination.

Accepted fellows receive a yearly stipend of $3,600 and summer research funding up to $3,900 for each of two summers. In addition, they are eligible for travel expense reimbursement up to $1,200 and research expense reimbursement up to $400. After entering a Ph.D. program in one of the designated fields, Mellon fellows are eligible for up to $10,000 in undergraduate tuition loan repayment.

Eligibility
Underrepresented minority students and other Columbia University undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to racial diversity are eligible to apply to the Columbia University MMUF program. In addition applicants:

  • must be sophomores in good standing
  • must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above

For more information about this program, please contact Dean of Fellowship Advising Glenn Novarr at gkn2206@columbia.edu.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
December

http://fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships/

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy is dedicated to supporting minority students who are studying in academic disciplines that are related to the Fossil Energy mission. Through its Headquarters and field offices, the Fossil Energy Office offers summer internship opportunities to students to enhance their knowledge and gain hands-on experience and encourages them to consider future employment with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy.

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) is a ten-week summer internship program dedicated to recruiting women and under-represented minorities who are matriculating in math, science, and engineering from an accredited college or university.

Financially, students will be given:

  • A stipend of $500/week for undergraduate students and $650/week for graduate students;
  • Travel costs to and from the host site; and
  • Travel costs to the site of the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.
energy, environment
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
NAMEPA Scholarships

http://www.namepa.org/student-scholarships

NAMEPA offers both national and regional scholarships for African American, Latino, and American Indian students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering. This year, we are offering scholarships under two categories: the Beginning Freshmen and Transfer Engineering Student Awards. The amount of the scholarship will be a one-time award of $1,000 forwarded to the office of the Minority Engineering Program Administrator for the recipient.

NASA Aeronautical Scholarship
February

http://nasa.asee.org/

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is undertaking a new scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program's purpose is to

  • in accordance with the National Aeronautics R&D Policy and its accompanying Executive Order, help to advance the nation’s aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce;
  • provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields.

The Aeronauticas Scholarship Program (ASP) offers our nation's research leaders of tomorrow exceptional funding:

Undergraduate Students

  • $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for educational related expenses
  • $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center
  • 2 years of support

Graduate Students

  • $35,000 stipend
  • $11,000 awarded each year, to be used for educational related expenses
  • $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center
  • 2 years of support, with an option for 3
aerospace
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
March

https://ugsp.nih.gov/

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Research Training at the NIH
For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations themselves are benefits of the UGSP—providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.

  1. 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. You will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.
  2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.
National Italian American Foundation

http://www.niaf.org/

The National Italian American Foundation offers dozens of Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $12,000 to undergraduates in all fields of study who can claim Italian ancestry and a 3.5 GPA. A separate program supports students of any background whose academic interest lies within the Italian linguistic, historical, or cultural tradition.

New York State Assembly Intern Program
November

http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/undergraduates/?sec=main

The Session Internship offers college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. Most colleges grant Session Interns a full semester of credit, as recommended by the Regents National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI). The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $4,140 stipend (includes book allowance) to each Session Intern in the January 2, 2012 to May 9, 2012 Internship.

The Assembly offers up to 150 college students an opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Interns complete an Orientation, are enrolled in the course taught by the Intern Committee faculty and are required to attend Issue Policy Forums on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday evenings as scheduled, as part of their academic requirement. Interns are also assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.

Note: The Session Internship is a comprehensive program requiring specific academic hours. Students should enroll in no more than three credit hours in addition to the credit granted for the Internship.

New York State Senate Undergraduate Session Assistants
November

http://www.nysenate.gov/department/student-programs

The undergraduate program is intended to provide talented and able students with firsthand experience in New York State government at the legislative level. Each session, from the beginning of January through the end of April, 30 Session Assistants are selected to join a Senator's office and work full time as staff. The program takes place entirely on-site at the Senate in Albany, NY.

Applicants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and campus experiences. The enrollment will consist predominantly of college juniors and seniors. Exceptional sophomores are occasionally selected. Freshmen are ineligible.

This program was created to foster an appreciative understanding of the roles of process, personalities, and problem-solving in state government as well as return energetic and informed men and women to the classroom, to voter constituencies, and to the workplaces that serve New York State. The opportunity to experience government and observe policy development is unparalleled.

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
January

http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with ‘‘hands-on''/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories.
  • Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
  • Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
Northwestern University–Summer Research Opportunity Program
February

http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/diversity/summer-research/srop/index.html

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) provides sophomores and juniors majoring in most disciplines with an opportunity for direct involvement in research. Throughout its 23-year history, the mission of the SROP has been to increase diversity among students pursuing graduate education and provide a valuable academic research experience for many students who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities. The program is eight weeks in duration, from June 17 through August 11, 2012, and includes faculty supervised research, enrichment activities that prepare undergraduates for graduate school (i.e. a graduate school application workshop, writing workshops, etc.), and a research conference.

Each student selected to participate in the program will work with a faculty member in the student's area of interest. The faculty member will: 1) help design and monitor an appropriate full-time research project for the student or incorporate the student into ongoing research; 2) work with the student on an outline, rough draft, and final paper which summarize the research; and 3) supervise the student's presentation of the research at the research forum that takes place at the end of the program.

A conference for SROP participants and supervising faculty members from all the CIC institutions (the "Big Ten" universities plus The University of Chicago) will be held in July on the campus of one of the Big Ten schools. This conference, provided at no cost to SROP participants, offers an opportunity for students and faculty to learn from and network with students and faculty from other universities.

It is expected that SROP participants are prepared to make a full-time commitment to their research, work energetically on their projects, and develop a professional attitude toward their research, their faculty supervisors, the SROP administrators and their fellow researchers. During the eight-week period of the SROP, each participant is expected to work at least 30-40 hours per week on their project.

Benefits and Conditions
Each student chosen to participate in the SROP will receive:

  • a $4000 stipend
  • access to $500 for research supplies
  • complimentary round-trip travel to the Northwestern campus.
  • complimentary University housing (single rooms)
  • a campus meal subsidy of $450 (not intended to cover all meals)
Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program
December

http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/internships.shtml

Each year, four laboratories at the Institut Pasteur are chosen to host U.S. undergraduates.

During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive a living allowance of $400 per week for a total maximum of $4,000. Travel/housing are not paid by this program, but a $300 subsidy is provided and intended to defray costs of travel and requisite insurance.

Eligibility: Applicants must 1) be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); 2) have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; and 3) not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.

Pew Leadership Year
April

https://university-pct.icims.com/jobs/intro

The Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems. By applying a rigorous, analytical approach to public policy advocacy, research, government relations and communications, Pew Leadership Year participants gain invaluable perspective on developing fact-based solutions to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Called “fellows,” Pew Leadership Year participants have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree and serve in full-time, paid positions. Individuals selected for the program start in September and continue working through August of the following year. Fellows are asked to commit to the entire duration of the program. All positions are based in the Washington, D.C. office.

Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship
February

http://polisci.columbia.edu/undergraduate-programs/prizes-and-fellowships/phyllis-stevens-sharp-fellowship-american-politics

The Department of Political Science recently established the Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship Fund in American Politics. Phyllis Stevens Sharp's ongoing interest in Columbia undergraduate education and American politics inspired her son, John Stevens Sharp (CC, GSAS), and husband, Donald E. Sharp (GSAS), to honor her with a Columbia endowment that benefits Political Science majors and concentrators.  The Sharp Fellowship will support undergraduate research and internships in American politics and policymaking.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in the more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor's degree, and must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. In addition, during their tenure in the program Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. (The program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and who have written permission from the school to defer matriculation for up to one year.) The duration of the program is normally one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

Stipend and benefits
The stipends for Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly. For details, see the Trainee Stipends page. (CRTA stipends are comparable.) Supplements are provided for prior experience. Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family. In cooperation with a committee consisting of Postbaccalaureate and Technical IRTA Fellows, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide variety of career development and social activities.

Application Procedures
Prospective applicants should apply electronically via the Internet. The electronic application requires submission of a curriculum vitae, a list of the applicant's publications, a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Prospective candidates must apply online. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit a local library.

Selection
Applications are reviewed and selections are made by scientists in the Institutes and Centers of the NIH on an on-going basis. Candidates will be informed of their selection by the hiring Institute.

Successful candidates will be required to submit the following

documentation to their Institute or Center prior to beginning their training:

Official college or university transcripts. Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. U.S. citizens may submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Permanent residents will need to provide a copy of their alien registration card

Leave
Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are allowed to observe Federal holidays. In addition, preceptors may, at their discretion, excuse Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellows from their training assignment for reasonable cause such as ill-health, personal emergencies, maternity care, etc. Preceptors may also grant excused absence for a reasonable period (up to 3 weeks annually except under unusual circumstances) to allow for vacation and personal relaxation as well as time off for graduate or medical school interviews. Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are not employees and do not, therefore, accrue vacation or sick leave.

Taxes, Social Security, and retirement
Since IRTA trainees are not employees, they are not eligible to participate in the Federal retirement system. No deductions are withheld from their stipends for either Social Security or Medicare. (It is the opinion of the NIH legal advisor that IRTA trainees are not considered self-employed for the purposes of the Social Security Act and therefore need not make Social Security or Medicare payments on their own behalf.)

IRTA Fellowships are subject to federal, state, and local income taxes. However, no deductions are taken from the stipend for this purpose, and in January the trainee receives a Form 1099 (rather than a W2) reporting earnings for the prior calendar year. Trainees should be certain to set aside funds to cover their income taxes and may be required to submit quarterly estimated tax returns. IRTA trainees should consult their local IRS office if they have tax questions. The Office of Intramural Training and Education works with trainee groups to sponsor an annual tax workshop.

Rhodes Scholarship
October

http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

(University nomination required)

The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international fellowship, was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and now brings outstanding students from countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Thirty-two scholars are chosen each year from among those nominated by selection committees in each of the fifty states. Rhodes Scholars are appointed for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

There are no restrictions as to academic field of study but the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field.

After the District Committees have named the Rhodes Scholar, the Warren of Rhodes House in Oxford seeks places for them in the faculties and departments of the University and in its colleges. Winners of the Rhodes scholarship do not need to apply directly to Oxford.

The scholarship provides a maintenance allowance of no less than 735 British Pounds, traveling expenses to and from Oxford, and all educational costs (including matriculation, tuition, laboratory, and certain fess). Additional funds for research needs or research-related travel are available upon application and approval of the Rhodes Trust.

Applicants must be unmarried U.S. citizens between 18-24 years old by October 1 of the year of application (senior year).

leadership
Robert N. Butler Undergraduate Summer Internships in Aging

http://aging.columbia.edu/about-columbia-aging-center/news-and-events/summer-internships

The Robert N. Butler Undergraduate Summer Internships in Aging seeks to inspire undergraduates to become leaders in the field of aging, whether as physicians, social scientists, journalists, or politicians. Students will have the chance to read the literature, analyze policies, help out with research, and in other ways imbibe the interdisciplinary expertise Aging Center.

Rose Biller Scholarship Fund

http://hfls.org/scholarships/

The Rose Biller Scholarship Fund of the United Jewish Appeal offers scholarships of up to $5,000 per year to needy New York-area Jewish undergraduates, permanent residents or citizens, with at least sophomore standing.

jewish, New York
Rotary Foundation Fellowships

http://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship/MakeConnections/RotaryFellowships/Pages/ridefault.aspx

The Rotary Foundation offers awards for undergraduates and graduates, covering tuition, housing, and study expenses for a year's study abroad. Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $25,000 for one academic year of study in another country.

Deadlines vary.

Scotland Saltire Scholarship

http://www.scotland.org/study-in-scotland/scholarships/saltire-scholarships

This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian, and US citizens and is aimed promoting Scotland as a study destination by showcasing the country's higher education offerings in international markets. £2000 is available as a one-time award toward the cost of tuition fees for any one year of full-time study on an undergraduate, Master's, or PhD course at any of Scotland's higher education institutions.

Priority subject areas for Scotland's Saltire Scholarships are science, technology, creative industries, financial services, and renewable and clean energy.

Applicants must:

  • have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course;
  • be citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, or the United States;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
Smithsonian Institution Minority Awards Program
October

http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/MIP/MIPappOnline.htm

The Office of Research Training and Services offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.

This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes and offices. Internships and Visiting Student appointments are full-time (40 hours per week), for ten weeks during the summer, fall, or spring. Stipends are $500 per week, with additional travel allowances offered in some cases and a small research allowance for Visiting Students.

diversity, minority
Society of Physics Students Internships
February

http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/

SPS internships are nine-and-a-half-week, broad-based learning opportunities for undergraduate physics majors in the areas of scientific research, outreach and policy.

Interns are placed in organizations such as NIST, NASA, AIP, AAS, AAPT and APS, in the Washington, DC, area.

These organizations utilize the energy and diversity of aspiring students and contribute to their professional development through meaningful assignments, both relevant to the institution’s programs and in the advancement of physics.

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.

Summer University of Cincinnati Research Project
February

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is offering an 8-week, fully supported research opportunity for current and rising juniors and seniors. The program is designed to provide undergraduates with an interest in pursuing graduate education an intensive, mentored research experience. Students selected for the program will work on projects under the supervision of advanced UC graduate students. Projects are available in a broad range of fields.

Students selected for the program will be awarded a $3,000 stipend for the summer and will work full-time on research on UC's campus. Students in the program will have access to facilities at one of the nation's premier research universities. Participants will be individually assigned graduate mentors who will closely advise them on their research projects. They will also interact with UC's world-class graduate faculty, and will have meaningful social and professional interactions with others in the cohort of mentors and mentees. Principal features of the program include:
• Consistent oversight and guidance by graduate student mentors supervised by Graduate School faculty and administrators
• Opportunities to explore research and creative interests full-time for two consecutive months
• A weekly colloquium with other undergraduates in the program and their mentors to discuss progress and plans for ultimate completion of the research or creative project proposed
• Planned and ad hoc social activities in the Greater Cincinnati area
• On-campus housing available if desired

research
SURE Global Change Education Program U.S. Dept of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Reasearch
December

http://www.atmos.anl.gov/gcep/SURE/index.html

SURE Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate students preferred.  Outstanding freshman applicants will be considered.
  • Minority and female students are encouraged to apply.
Application Guidelines:  (Applications will be available from the first Monday in October and are due on December 31)
  • Please check your application to make sure you have completed ALL sections, and keep a copy of the application and supporting documents for your files.  You are responsible for checking with ORISE to determine whether your application file is complete.
     
  • All parts of the application must be received at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) before 11:59:59 p.m. EST December 31.  Late or incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed for an award. 
     
  • Transcripts:  You must provide an official transcript for each college/university or technical school attended.  Transcripts must be received at ORISE on or before January 11.
     
  • References:  References are required from your university advisor and two college/university professors.  References may be:  (1) a printed copy sent directly to ORISE; (2) an e-mail attachment from an institutional e-mail address sent to gcep@orau.gov; or (3) a sealed envelope with appropriate identification on the sealed side of the envelope.  References must be received at ORISE on or before January 11.
     
  • Academic Plans and Career Goals and Objectives Statement:  Summarize your academic plans and career goals and objectives, showing how they relate to the DOE Global Change Research Program.  Please be specific because this statement constitutes a substantial fraction of your evaluation score.  Successful statements should address the following:  (1) Why are you interested in Global Change Research?  (2) How will the SURE internship help you attain your career goals?  (3) What areas of Global Change Research most interest you?  (4) Which mentors on the Mentor List best fit your interests?  (5) Are you considering graduate education in Global Change after you finish your undergraduate education?
If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Dr. Jeffrey Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator, University of Arkansas at Little Rock at jsgaffney@ualr.edu or (501) 569-8840; Dr. Nancy Marley, Assistant Mentoring Coordinator, University of Arkansas at Little Rock at namarley@ualr.edu or (501) 569-8844; or Dr. Milton Constantin, Program Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education at milton.constantin@orau.org
or (865) 576-7009.
The Explorers Club Grants
November

http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor. Your instructor must write a letter of support. We do not provide general scholarships for tuition.

Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

Exploration Fund, for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

exploration, research
The Princess Grace Awards
April

http://www.pgfusa.org/

The Princess Grace Awards is a national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging artists in theater, dance, and film to realize their career goals by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.

The PGA awards the following:

  • scholarships for theater and dance students
  • scholarship grants to support undergraduate or graduate thesis films
  • apprenticeships for theater artists at non-profit companies
  • fellowships to support choreographers at non-profit dance companies
  • a fellowship for an individual playwright at New Dramatists.

Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 - $25,000. However, grant requests should be based on actual figures for annual salary (or artistic fee), tuition, or thesis project costs, whichever is applicable, and require substantiation (letter of verification from nominator). All grants (with the exception of the Statue Award and Special Project Grants) are given directly to the organizations, not the individual.

Application deadlines vary by discipline.

The R. Scott Hitt Foundation Internships for 2011
May

Eligibility:
Current undergraduate students, with a strong academic record.

Duration: 8 weeks, 40 hours per week

Internship:
A $4000 grant is given to an established 501(c)3 nonprofit in Southern
California with a commitment to the advancement of LGBT equality.

Applicant contacts host organization they want to work with
and co-develops a successful curriculum encompassing key elements of
non-profit operations and program development.

The internship is named in honor of the nonprofit ANGLE (Access Now for Gay & Lesbian Equality) which inspired and provided the funding for these internships.

There are 3-5 recipients per year.

To Apply:

  • Visit www.scotthittfoundation.org for details.
  • Choose a pro-LGBT 501(C)3 non-profit organization to sponsor your internship.
  • Agree to the terms of your internship and scope of work with your
    sponsoring organization.
  • Construct sponsor agreement in cooperation with your chosen
    501(c)3.
  • Submit your cover letter, personal essay, resume and sponsor
    agreement by the above deadline to www.scotthittfoundation.org
  • Check www.scotthittfoundation.org for grant award dates
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Reaserch Fellowship (SURF)
February

http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research.

SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August.

Placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.

Each year, students are chosen from a wide variety of applicants with diverse scientific backgrounds and training. Annually, more than 500 students apply for admission into the SURF Program and approximately 15 are accepted. In order to fully experience the world of scientific research, SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific publications at weekly Journal Club meetings. This exposure allows participants to familiarize themselves with speaking to a scientific audience. SURF students also attend a special lecture series where Rockefeller faculty discuss their research and the evolution of their scientific interests. At the end of the program, SURF students will present their research results to fellow students and mentors at a poster session.

SURF students receive a stipend of $3,000.00.

Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.

Campus facilities include a tennis court, a recently renovated gym and adjacent east west esplanade for jogging, running, walking, or roller blading. SURF students are encouraged to attend social and cultural events occurring both on and off campus.

New York City has an infinite number of attractions and students should experience as many of them as possible. Organized outings for SURF students have included trips to see a Broadway show and professional baseball game.

The Rockefeller University's campus, located on New York City's Upper East Side, is set among beautifully kept gardens and trees on a 15-acre campus overlooking the East River. A diversity of restaurants, shops and entertainment adds to this culturally enriched area of Manhattan. The rest of New York City is conveniently accessible by train, bus or taxicab.

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship

http://www.wwteachingfellowship.org/

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Indiana secondary schools. Learn more...

Funded through a $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Fellowship offers rigorous disciplinary and pedagogical preparation, extensive clinical experience, and ongoing mentoring. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

The inaugural cohort of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows was announced at the office of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on May 8, 2009.

The Fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend
  • admission to a master’s degree program at one of four participating Indiana universities
  • preparation in a high-need urban or rural secondary school
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • guidance toward teaching certification
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

The Commitment

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need Indiana secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completing the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate Indiana teaching licensure.

teaching
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
April

http://www.thinkswiss.org/academic-opportunities/research-scholarship

ThinkSwiss is offering 15 research scholarships for talented U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships provide the awardees with a monthly stipend of CHF 1,000 (approx. USD 830) for a maximum of three months to conduct research at a Swiss university or research lab. The scholarship is open to students of all fields who have an outstanding academic record and a keen interest in conducting research in Switzerland.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be

  • A student currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college.
  • Studying at the graduate or undergraduate level and will have completed your sophomore year by the time your research stay begins.
  • Talented and ambitious and can provide proof through a strong academic record and a written statement.

Information and Responsibilities

The scholarship covers

  • The expenses of CHF 1,000/month for a period of up to three months (max. amount of scholarship: CHF 3,000/approx. $2,490).
  • A trip to Bern, organized and sponsored by Presence Switzerland.

You must

  • Find a research group at a Swiss university that suits your interest and abilities. (Information about Swiss institutions of higher education can be found at the ThinkSwiss website.)
  • Contact your chosen research group, offer your support, and ask for a letter of acceptance by the responsible professor or principal investigator.
  • Share your experiences on a blog published on the ThinkSwiss website.
  • Serve after your return to the U.S as a student "ambassador" by promoting Swiss research in the U.S.
  • Cover all other costs including travel expenses, health insurance, and housing.
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
January

https://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study. Each year's award also includes reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). The Fellow must commit to pursuing a master's degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Junior Year Summer Institute
Attendance is required between the junior and senior years of college at a summer institute based at a graduate school of public policy and international affairs participating in the Pickering program. The typical seven-week institute curriculum consists of course work in economics, calculus, and policy analysis, with exercises to develop oral and written communication skills. Institute participants include students from a number of public policy and international affairs fellowship programs.

Two Summer Internships
Fellows must participate in one overseas and one domestic summer internship within the U.S. Department of State. Students receive a stipend during the internships.

Core Curriculum
Undergraduate course work must be completed in the following or the equivalent: English composition, western civilization, U.S. political systems, principles of economics, U.S. history, modern non-western history, comparative politics, international trade or world finance or economic development, and geography.

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards

http://umsi.uncf.org/sif#ScienceResearchScholarshipAwards

This grant awards up to $30,000. At least 15 scholarship awards will be granted. Each award provides up to $30,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. This award is not transferable.

Each UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will receive two Summer Research Internships with stipends totaling at least $10,000, if eligible. One internship will take place during the summer following the junior year and the other following graduation. The two 10-12 week summer internships will take place at a Merck research facility in Rahway, NJ, West Point, Penn., or Boston, Mass.

The recipient's department may apply for a Department Grant of up to $10,000. The actual amount of this grant is continent upon funds remaining in the scholarship portion of the award after all tuition, room and board, and billable fees are paid.

Eligibility Criteria
To be considered for a UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, you must be:

  • African-American
  • Enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the United States.
  • A junior who will be a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate in the 2009- 2010 academic year.
  • A life or physical sciences major (applicants majoring in the physical sciences must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of the 2008-09 academic year). First professional (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., etc.) and engineering degree majors are ineligible.
  • A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Committed to and eligible for two summer internships at a Merck research facility.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/undergraduate-global-policy-fellowship

This fellowship is sponsored by Columbia's Global Policy Initiative and supports juniors as they do a summer's worth of domestic or international research in preparation for writing a globally orientated senior thesis. What is a globally orientated thesis? It must deal with an issue that has demonstrably cross-border implications and promises to culminate in a series of pragmatic policy proposals. 

global, policy, research, thesis
Undergraduate Israel Fellowship

http://www.iijs.columbia.edu/undergraduate-israel-fellowship

The Undergraduate Israel Fellowship of Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies invites students of all backgrounds to engage with the complexity of Israel’s history, culture, and geopolitical situation. The fellowship begins in the summer, when participants take language or other courses, or pursue a pre-professional internship, in Israel; it continues through the following academic year, when they attend a dozen or more presentations and seminars on campus. Those interested in Hebrew, Arabic, and the Middle East; in entrepreneurship, engineering, and biotechnology; or in related fields are welcome to apply.

USA Today All-USA College Academic Team
January

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/marketing/academic_teams/index.html

The 20th annual program honors full-time undergraduates at four-year colleges, who not only excel academically but extend their reach beyond the classroom to benefit society. The top 20 students are designated members of USA Today's All-USA College Academic First Team; they will be featured in USA Today in March and will receive trophies and cash awards of $2,500.

The awards are open to full-time undergraduates of at least junior standing at four-year institutions in the USA or its territories. Students must be nominated by their schools and be willing to be featured in USA Today. Schools may nominate as many students as they consider appropriate candidates for this award.

Criteria include grades, academic rigor, leadership, activities and most important, the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor as a college undergraduate.

USDA Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

Student Programs
USDA's student opportunities are designed to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and experience and to give students an opportunity to work with USDA while completing their education. USDA provides undergraduate and graduate students with paid opportunities to serve as assistants to scientific, professional, administrative, and technical employees. Each USDA Mission Area or Agency manages its own programs.

Scholarships
There are several internship, scholarship, and work programs for students in high school through graduate school. Click below to view more information on the following programs:
•  PPQ William F. Helms Student Scholarship Program
•  Saul T. Wilson Scholarship Program in Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Internships

•  APHIS Summer Intern Program
•  Ag-Discovery
•  Washington Internships for Native American Students (WINS)
 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program
•  USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
•  USDA Student Opportunities, Internships & Scholarships
•  Tohono Land Connections (TLC)

 

For more information visit:  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/audience/students.shtml

Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant
March

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/student-resources/whug_training.html

Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant

Provides up to $2,500 in support to undergraduate students for summer projects in East Asia that develop academic and/or professional expertise. Examples of eligible projects include research or a secured, uncompensated internship. Projects involving a single East Asian country are eligible, and priority will be given to projects that cross traditional disciplinary, geographic, or temporal boundaries, as well as to applicants with a commitment to make East Asia a part of their long-term careers.

 

east asia, research
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 Forum Education Award
January

http://www.womensforumny.org/womensforumny/index.cfm/education-fund/

The Women’s Forum Education Award is a unique initiative to encourage mature women to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities.


Eligibility: The awards ($10,000 each) will be given to women over the age of 35 who, after an interruption in their education, are now pursuing undergraduate college degrees. Monetary awards will be given to the 2010 Women’s ForumFellows in two installments; $5,000 upon notification of Award by June 30, 2010 and $5,000 upon successful completion of an additional semester of at least 3 credits. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript for spring semester 2010. Recipients will be required to submit an official transcript for their additional semester of 3 hours before the second installment will be awarded.


Applicants must:

  • be 35 years old by December 1, 2009
  • reside in New York City
  • be pursuing her FIRST bachelor degree
  • have attended a college in New York City during the 2008-2009 academic year and be enrolled for at least 6 credits in the 2009-2010 academic year
  • have at least one additional semester of 3 credits to complete graduation requirements after June 2010
public service, women
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.