Fellowship Opportunities for Seniors and Alumni
Institutional Nomination Required*
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- Internship in International Affairs
- Churchill Scholarship -- Math, Science, or Engineering at Cambridge University
- Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award - Performing Arts, Visual Arts, or Creative Writing in the US or Abroad
- Fulbright Grants -- Independent Research, Study, or English Teaching abroad
- Liebmann Fellowship -- Graduate Study in the United States
- Luce Scholarship -- Independent Work in Asia
- Marshall Scholarship -- Graduate Study in the UK
- Mitchell Scholarship -- Graduate Study in Ireland
- Rhodes Scholarship -- Graduate Study at Oxford University
- Swarthmore Fellowships -- Graduate Study in any field
- Watson Fellowship -- Independent Travel around the Globe
No Institutional Nomination Required
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the East-West Center features a 21-acre residential campus in Honolulu and serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues by bringingpeople together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is a signature fellowship of the Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning and consists of 4.5 months of intensive graduate-level study in Honolulu, followed by a highly flexible 4.5 month practicum. Each APLP cohort typically includes 30 fellows that range in age from 25 to 40 years, and represent diverse professional backgrounds and nationalities. APLP alumni come from more than 50 countries. Application Deadline: December 1st for applicants seeking supplementary funding beyond the standard award provided to all fellows. March 1st final deadline for all applications.
- American Association of University Women
Provides grants, awards, and fellowships to American and International women in a variety of stages in life, from undergraduate to post-doctoral. Deadlines vary. See web-site for details of each award.
- American Scandinavian Foundation
Offers fellowships and grants to graduating seniors (US citizens or permanent residents) to pursue research or study, in all fields in one or more Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) for up to one year. Applicants should have some ability in their host country's language, and they should arrange their own academic or professional affiliations and placements in Scandinavia. Awards range from about $3,000 to $18,000. Application deadline is usually November 1.
- Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
- Capital City Fellows Program
The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is an initiative of Mayor Anthony Williams to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning, and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC.
Candidates compete for two-year fellowship appointments during which they complete four six-month rotations in different city agencies, including the Office of the City Administrator, Office of Personnel, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of Human Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, and the Metropolitan Police Department. In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials and participate in educational and professional development seminars. The program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows are required to live in the District within 180 days of appointment and they receive an initial appointment at the DS-12/1 level (currently $46,770). They are eligible for benefits afforded all regular city government employees such as health insurance, annual and sick leave.
- The Center on Philanthropy at the University of Indiana
The center offers fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to students of philanthropy. Two fellowship programs allow individuals from various backgrounds who are at different stages of their careers the opportunity to study philanthropy. The University Fellowship is awarded to a limited number of IUPUI graduate students. These highly competitive awards currently carry a stipend of $11,000, as well as the waiver of most fees for students, and are for the fall-spring academic year. The M.A. Program Admissions Committee nominates qualified students for the University Fellowship. The Hearst Minority Fellowship allows two minority students each year to come to Indianapolis to study philanthropy through the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree program.
- Central Europe Summer Research Institute
CESRI will provide awards for U.S. graduate students in the sciences and engineering with a high-quality international summer research experience in Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland,, or Slovakia. The CESRI program will be 8 weeks in length, with the first week spend as a group in Budapest, Hungary in a specially designed cultural and academic orientation to the region. Participants will spend the remaining 7 weeks working in individually-arranged placements in university labs or other appropriate sites where they can participate in creative research activities under the supervision of European mentors. All applicants must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence in the U.S., and be a current Master's or Ph.D. student at an American University in one of the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, or Physics. Deadline: February 6.
- Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence
Fellows with the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence are placed in 2-year project management jobs with top redevelopment organizations nationwide. Fellows work to improve the quality of life and opportunities in distressed areas. The Center also provides additional training and skills development throughout the 2-year Fellowship term by top practitioners and experts. Applications are due in April for a September program start.
- City Year
City Year, an AmeriCorps program, is a national service organization that unites young adults, ages 17 to 24, from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds for a demanding ten months of full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. There are eleven City Year sites all over the country. Corps members serve as teacher's aides in public schools, run after-school programs, do physical service, run service-learning programs, and teach health and public safety curriculums. Corps members receive a weekly stipend of $140 (varies) and upon graduation are eligible for $4,725 in post-service awards for college tuition or job training.
- Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium provides merit-based fellowships for students pursuing Master's Degrees in Business. The Consortium is an alliance of fourteen schools of business in partnership with several corporations, "working to facilitate the entry of minorities into managerial positions in business." The fellowships are open to college-trained African American, Hispanic American, and Native American United States citizens. Application deadline is usually January 15.
- Coro Fellows Program In Public Affairs
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership program that introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Field assignments, site visits, interviews and special individual and group projects prepare Coro Fellows to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communications. The program is open to applicants with a BA degree or equivalent work experience. Tuition for the program is $3,500. Stipends of up to $12,000 over the nine month tenure are available based on individual financial need.
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients or DAAD) provides a large number of scholarships and fellowships to both undergraduates and graduates planning language study and research in Germany. Eligiblity, Application requirements and deadlines vary between programs. Congratulations to Benjamin Van Zee '11, 2011 DAAD Scholar.
- Department of Defense: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program
For beginning graduate study in science or engineering. The program provides three year Fellowships, awarded in April, for study leading to doctorate in mathematical, physical, biological, and ocean engineering sciences. Applicants must be citizens or nationals. NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation. Applications are encouraged from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. GRE (General Test) is recommended. Twelve-month stipend for 2004-2005 will be $24, 500. Deadline for receipt of application is usually early January.
- Department of Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders program seeks to attract the best and brightest Bachelor and Masters level graduates to combine scholastic achievement and professional experience in the our nation's Health and Human Services Department. The program includes: a structured orientation to the Department of Health and Human Services and its operating division; a blended learning environment that incorporates classroom training, web based training, on the job learning activities and an introduction to corporate level competence; diverse development assignments; 3 to 5 rotational assignments with HHS; a mentor to assist with career development; and the ability to chose a career in the following career paths: scientific, public health, social science, information technology; and administrative.
- Echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellowships
Echoing Green is a private foundation that applies a venture capital approach to philanthropy. Through its Public Service Fellowship, the Foundation finds, attracts and invests in a diverse group of emerging social entrepreneurs who plan to start up and lead innovative, replicable, and sustainable public service projects and organizations. The Fellowship provides a two-year award of $60,000, health benefits, and an online connectivity stipend. Because Echoing Green supports new non-profit organizations, the Foundation expects its Fellows to raise additional funds to support their work. In addition to the monetary award, Echoing Green adds value to the programs and people it funds by providing and making available technical assistance and support and by building a network of public service leaders who are committed to sharing their experience and knowledge with each other. Echoing Green accepts applications from individuals who are 18 years or older; have an innovative, original idea; are committed to working full time on their project for at least two years; and are in the start-up phase of their project. Interested candidates should contact Echoing Green for more information.
- Financial Aid for Disabled Students
Financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. This website includes a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
For minority students (current seniors or recent graduates) who are at or near the beginning of their graduate study as candidates for the Ph.D. or Sc.D.. Approximately 60 pre-doctoral awards are made, with an annual stipend of $16,000 plus $7500 to the institution toward tuition and fees; with a maximum of 3 years of support. Restricted to ethnic minorities (Native American Indian, Black/African American, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans who are US citizens or nationals). For study in research-based doctoral programs in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences. Scores on GRE General Test required.
- Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship, undewritten by Ernst & Young, in the amount of $10,000, will be awarded annually to a qualified applicant. Candidates must have studied early childhood education, child development/child psychology, film/television production, music, animation, or some combination of at least two of these fields. In addition to the cash stipend, the recipient will receive mentoring support from members of the Academy's Children's Programming Peer Group, who will work with the recipient during the course of the academic year. Applications are due January 31.
- Freeman Peace Internships
Internships are available for people between the ages of 19 and 26 who are committed to peace, justice, reconciliation and nonviolent social change in an interfaith context. Positions are for 11 months provide mentorship, housing, stipend, and health benefits.
- Future Leaders Fellows Program
The Future Leaders Program of the Population Institute is a one year, paid, full-time professional development program. Sessions begin in July of each year. Various positions are available in Public Policy, Media, and Field Coordination divisions.
Fellows must possess leadership qualities, international experiences and perspectives, strong academics, proficiency in a foreign language and strong communication skills.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarships
These scholarships are intended for "scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential" from any country except the United Kingdom, who "are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge," to pursue a second Bachelors degree, for one-year postgraduate courses; and/or for research leading to the degree of PhD. The scholarship includes some transportation, living allowance suitable for one person, and an additional discretionary allowance. Students must "provide evidence of their ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline, either by research, or by teaching, or by using their learning creatively in their chosen profession." Deadline is usually early November. GRE scores are required, and the student must have been admitted to Cambridge through the normal application procedures.
- George Aratani / Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship
The George Aratani/Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship was established in honor of Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated combat veteran of World War II who has served our nation with distinction in the United States House of Representatives and Senate for nearly 40 years. The fellowship is designed to provide a unique opportunity to an outstanding graduate student who has a commitment to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and who plans to pursue a public policy career. The fellow will spend nine months in Washington, D.C., either in the office of a Congressional member, a Congressional committee or a federal agency.
- Geraldine Marren Fellowship
The Geraldine Marren Fellowships are $4,000 one-time awards, which will be awarded to full time students currently matriculated or accepted in a graduate program in the Humanities in an accredited college or university in the Philadelphia five county area. Deadline is usually March 1. Awards will be announced by June.
- Green Corps
In 1992, David Brower, Lois Gibbs, and Cesar Chavez helped Green Corps create a yearlong full time, paid Environmental Leadership Training Program. Each year we hire thirty recent college graduates to launch their organizing and advocacy careers with Green Corps. Through our Environmental Leadership Training Program, students gain the hands-on training and experience to put ideas into action and win important victories for public health and the environment. Green Corps' one-year, full time, paid program gives you the best training available to launch an organizing and advocacy career. To date, Green Corps has trained more than 150 recent college graduates for positions of leadership within the environmental movement. Graduates have gone on to high level positions with local, state and national organizations, including Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club and Greenpeace. Deadlines depend on the region, starting January 20th.
- John and Fannie Hertz Foundation
The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowships are merit-based, and consist of a cost-of-education allowance (paid to the school attended by the Fellow) and an additional personal stipend. The Fellowship is renewable annually (upon satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total of no more than five years. Successful applicants will show " evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research." Applicants must be students of the applied physical sciences, including applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology and all areas of engineering, "which apply results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest."; citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America; and must be "willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency." College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree, and graduate students already enrolled in Ph.D. programs, may apply. The Foundation does not support study for the M.D. degree, although it will support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program. Application deadline is usually early November.
- Howard Hughes Fellowships
For students beginning graduate study toward Ph.D. or CD in biological sciences. 80 predoctoral fellowships, providing 3 years of study. Open to US citizens and foreign nationals. Annual stipend $21,000, and a $16,000 annual cost-of-education allowance, for 3 years with extension possible for 2 additional years, at US or foreign university. No citizenship requirements, but foreign nationals must study in the US. National deadline is usually early November.
- Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
This is open to a graduating college senior who wishes to pursue a one year public service project anywhere in the world. The award allows the recipient to engage in an activity that furthers the public good, before proceeding on to a career or graduate school. The student shapes his/her own proposal for service in this country or abroad. This proposal can be undertaken by the student alone or working through a public service organization. The award is a $10,000 stipend for a one-year period of public service. The deadline is in mid-February.
- Insight Collaborative Fellowships for Conflict Management
The Insight Fellowship Program was created in 2004 to foster a community of global-minded individuals prepared to contribute more effectively to their local, national, and international communities. One-year Insight Fellowships are awarded to exceptional individuals to: Study and promote conflict management theory and skills central to Insight's philosophy and services; Make humanitarian contributions locally and internationally; and Engage in self-development.
Applications and placements are shaped by the Insight Fellowship Guidelines, which encourage original and reflective thinking, innovative approaches to managing conflict, exposure to other cultures and customs, cultivation of entrepreneurship and leadership, and the development of a compassionate disposition toward the world.
The Fellowship includes a $20,000 expense allowance to support multiple placements totaling one year, typically in 3-4 month blocks. The first three months take place at the Boston offices of the Insight Collaborative and its affiliate, Insight Partners. During their tenure in Boston, Fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication, and mediation, meet pivotal figures in the field, attend workshops, receive personalized coaching, and see first-hand how international conflict management professionals operate in the academic, non-profit, and for-profit sectors. The remaining nine months of the Fellowship are divided into foreign placements proposed by the Fellow. Placements are approved by the Insight Collaborative on the basis of safety, and the extent to which they meet the Fellowship Guidelines described below.
Each applicant must be: (1) a graduate of an accredited college or university or in good standing to graduate prior to the start of the Fellowship; (2) fluent in English; (3) available and committed to serving 12 consecutive months from the start of the Fellowship; and (4) dedicated to fulfilling the purposes of the Fellowship Program, and to prioritizing the Fellowship Guidelines described below.
Applicants are judged on the strength of their application and on their personal achievements, character, and abilities. Experience related to the study or practice of conflict management or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is preferred, but not required. Insight Fellows should have strong academic and extracurricular portfolios. Application deadline is usually January 31.
Congratulations to Rebecca Brubaker '06, 2007 Insight Collaborative Fellow; and Jared Liederman '05, 2006 Insight Collaborative Fellow!
- The International Fellows Program (IFP)
The program, a public-private sector initiative, was created in 1987 by the late Reverend Leon H. Sullivan to allow recent college graduates and graduate students an opportunity to work overseas for nine months as International Fellows, primarily in African countries, but also in selected other developing countries. Fellows are assigned to various development organizations such as Africare, CARE, Save the Children, TechnoServe, Opportunities Industrialization Centers International, Counterpart International and UNICEF to work on various types of community-based, development activities. Application deadline is usually late February.
- The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
The program, funded by the Japanese government, invites young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Participants are invited to Japan as representatives of their home countries, and play an important role in promoting mutual understanding between nations. Although no prior teaching experience and no prior Japanese-language skills are necessary (for the ALT position), successful JET Program applicants must have a strong sense of responsibility, a genuine interest in learning about Japan, and must be able to adapt to a different culture and new situations.
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowships
The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study for the Ph.D. or M.F.A in selected areas of study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Students must also demonstrate financial need. Fellowships are open to students who have not yet completed their first full year of doctoral or MFA study at the time of application, or who are entering graduate school for the first time in the next academic year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or MFA in an eligible field of study at an institution of higher education approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education. Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible. Subject to the availability of funds, the fellowship can be received annually for up to 48 months for the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of a payment to the institution and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System). Application deadline is usually the end of November.
- Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture
The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship is awarded for at least six months of study in France. The purpose of the award is to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature, and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States. The Fellowship is awarded annually and has a stipend of $10,000. Phi Beta Kappa will also cover a single round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependents. Candidates must be U.S. citizens under the age of 40 who can demonstrate their career does or will involve active use of the French language. They must have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution, and a 3.0 minimum GPA in French language and literature as a major. They must demonstrate superior competence in French, according to the standards established by the American Association of Teachers of French. The recipient must report to Phi Beta Kappa every two months in both English and French. At the end of the Fellowship, the Fellow must submit a summary report in English and French, which may be submitted (preferably in French) to a scholarly publication such as The French Review. Preference may be given to members of Phi Beta Kappa and educators at the secondary school level or above. Applications are usually due October 1.
- James Madison Junior Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded to students planning to complete Master's degrees in American history or in political science; Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department); Master of Education degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. Application deadline is March 1 of each year.
- NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship
The NCAA awards 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. Three additional scholarships are awarded to students who have completed undergraduate study at a Division III institution for both scholarships. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or related program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have performed with distinction as a student-body member at their undergraduate institution. The applicant's involvement in extracurricular activities, coursework, commitment to pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics and promise for success in such a career will be considered. Each award is valued at $6,000. The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics is not renewable, and the recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship. Deadline is mid-January.
- NIH Cambridge Medical Research Scholars
- NIH Oxford Medical Research Scholars
These are relatively new doctoral programs at the National Institutes of Health that permits American students to pursue collaborative biomedical research projects between a laboratory at NIH and either Oxford or Cambridge University leading to a Ph.D. from that university. This program has attracted exceptional students from all over the United States and, as you can imagine, offers them a very unique experience in international collaborative research. Moreover, the Oxford/Cambridge program allows students to complete a Ph.D. in any area of biomedical research in three or four years. Roughly half of their thesis work is done on the NIH campus in Bethesda Maryland and the other half is done at Oxford or Cambridge where they are members of colleges and participate fully in university life. Students are fully funded for their tuition, college fees, health insurance, and stipend. They also receive a laptop computer and agenerous travel allowance . Finally, financial support has just been approved for students desiring to complete combined M.D./Ph.D. degrees through the program. Applications are due in January.
- Organization of American States
Scholarships are provided for international study. Applicant must know the language of the study country. There are two types of fellowships: 1) those for advanced study at the graduate level and 2) those for research. Fellowships are granted for periods over 3 months, but not more than 3 years. Fellowship is tenable in any of the member countries of the OAS with the exception of the country of which the candidate is a citizen or a permanent resident. Fellowships are not awarded for studies of the medical sciences and related areas, or introductory language studies.
- Philly Fellows
Spend an exciting year building capacity in the non-profit sector, developing leadership, and experiencing the best Philadelphia has to offer. Philly Fellows is a post-graduate fellowship program connecting top graduates from Penn, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and Temple (Fox School) with challenging positions in Philadelphia's non-profit sector. Fellows will spend one year helping strengthen one of a diverse variety of organizations in the city. Descriptions of each of these agencies and positions are available online at http://www.phillyfellows.org/placements.html. Fellows live together in vibrant Philadelphia neighborhoods and gain experience, connections, leadership training, and a host of opportunities to engage in their community. Aside from free housing, all fellows receive a $920 monthly stipend, health insurance, and a $4,725 education award upon completion of the program. Applications are due on January 31.
Congratulations to Shameika Black '11, Dina Kopansky '11, Kylin Navarro '11, Erika Slaymaker '11, and Rebecca Wright '11, 2011 Philly Fellows.
- Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The fellowship program is funded by the United States Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, 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. Tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees are paid for the first year and second year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel.
- Peace Corps
Peace Corps volunteers spend two years in any one of 138 host countries around the world working in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; health and HIV/AIDS; agriculture and environment; business development; and information technology. Within these areas, the specific duties and responsibilities of each Volunteer can vary widely. Deadlines vary throughout the year.
- Public Allies
Allies work four days each week for ten months at a local nonprofit organization to strengthen the community by working in areas such as youth development, community development, public health, and economic development. Allies also participate in weekly workshops led by local community and civic leaders that teach skills such as public speaking, conflict resolution, group facilitation, positive youth development, community building, and media relations. Each Ally is provided a monthly stipend - as well as an educational grant that can be used to pay off student loans or for graduate education. Various deadlines at several sites across the county.
- Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program
The program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists fromm around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. The program is intended primarily to support activists, practitioners, and scholars from new and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. Projects may focus on a range of methodologies and approaches. A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite. The application deadline is usually November 1.
- OAS Scholarships Program
The fundamental objective of the OAS Scholarships Program is to promote the economic, social, scientific, and cultural development of the member States in order to achieve a stronger bond and better understanding among the people of the Americas through advanced training of its citizens. Scholarships are awarded for advanced study at the graduate level and research. Candidates must know the language of the study country. College graduates from various backgrounds and majors are eligible for the fellowships, which are granted for periods over 1 academic year, but not more than two years. Candidates must choose the university, study center or research site and make the necessary contacts to secure an acceptance, or evidence that the facilities needed to complete a research project will be provided. The scholarship provides for the following benefits: round trip travel, tuition fees, study materials, heath insurance and subsistence allowance (which varies from country to country). The OAS only accepts those applications that are submitted to us through the official channels established by each government.
- Rotary World Peace Scholarship
The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website. All applications are due 1 July 2014.
- Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowships Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Fellows have a monthly stipend and serve as full time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice.
- William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
The fellowship is an unrestricted cash grant that will be awarded to those graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. Recipients may use their award to engage directly in the civic life of their community, to help create opportunities for others, to fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose, or to advance their expertise. One $40,000 award will be given to the student who best articulates his or her pursuit of a noble mission. Two $5,000 awards will be granted to two other outstanding students. US Citizenship is required. Deadline is usually February 1.
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Support (maintenance grant of $20,000 plus half of tuition cost) for up to two years of graduate study in Arts (incl. Fine and Performing Arts), Humanities, Social Sciences, or Sciences, for graduating seniors who are naturalized US citizens, or have applied for naturalization, or are children of two naturalized citizens, and are at least 20 and not older than 30 by date of application. Thirty Fellows are appointed annually. The postmark deadline for completed applications is November 1; applications may also be submitted online.
- Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding and recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children. Teach For America corps members have an immediate impact in the lives of children growing up today, gain the insight, network, and credibility to effect long-term change, and set themselves up for success regardless of their ultimate professional field. Each year, Teach For America selects nearly 2,000 individuals who demonstrate a record of achievement. These corps members undergo extensive training during summer institutes, are placed as full-time, paid teachers in urban and rural public schools, and join an ongoing support network that helps them succeed during their two years as teachers and beyond.
- United Way Summer Associate Program
The Summer Associate Program is a rigorous two-month project-oriented experience that allows participants to get valuable work experience while gaining insights about how the new mission of United Way, "to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities," is making a difference in people's lives across the nation.
- Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
In 3,000 to 4,000 words, students are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues and identify dilemmas. The essay may take the form of an analysis that is biographical, historical, philosophical, sociological, or theological. First prize $5,000; Second prize $2,500; Third prize $1,500; Two Honorable Mentions $500 each. Deadline is early December.
- Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship is a yearlong, full-time, salaried position that will begin in September. The fellow will be engaged in health care advocacy work in Families USA's office in Washington, DC where he or she will learn about Medicare, Medicaid, efforts to achieve universal coverage, and other important health policy issues.
- White House Fellows Program
Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows Program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. In return for the privilege of participating in the Fellowship year, Fellows are expected to repay the privilege by contributing to the Nation as future leaders.
Selection as a White House Fellow is highly competitive and based on a record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career, evidence of leadership potential, a proven commitment to public service, and the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully at the highest levels of the Federal government. Fellowships are awarded strictly on a non-partisan basis. The program has fostered a legacy of leadership, with nearly 600 alumni who are respected leaders. Alumni include Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, former CNN President Tom Johnson, and American Red Cross President Marsha Evans.
- World Teach
WorldTeach arranges for volunteers to teach for one year in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Namibia, the Marshall Islands, and China. There is also a summer program to teach in these and other countries. Program specifics vary widely with each location. Applicants should be recent college graduates unless applying for the summer positions. No teaching experience is required. Application deadlines vary. Travel is not covered, but most programs provide a living allowance as well as housing.