Fellowship Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors
** opportunities for sophomores only
* opportunities for juniors only
Institutional Nomination Required *
- Beinecke Memorial Scholarships* -- graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
- Goldwater Scholarships -- money for undergraduate expenses for outstanding students in math, natural sciences, or engineering
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship -- for students interested in becoming college professors
- St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia** -- for a junior year in Scotland
- Truman Scholarships* -- graduate study leading toward a career in public service
- Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships -- for students studying the environment, or Native American students in fields related to health care or tribal public policy
- USA Today All-USA College Academic Team -- honors for outstanding academic achievement
No Institutional Nomination Required
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.
- Humanity in Action Core Summer Program
Each year, HIA's core programs involve a total of 60 university students (Fellows), 30 from the United States and 10 each from Denmark, The Netherlands and Germany. The six-week programs run simultaneously in Denmark, France, germany, The Netherlands, and Poland from late May until early July. Before heading to Europe, the American Fellows complete three days of seminars at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. In the Core Program, the Fellows focus on minority issues that affect cultural and national assumptions, political and educational institutions and human rights standards. Lectures, seminars and site visits in Europe expose the Fellows to leaders in human rights, particularly those concerned with the protection of minorities, and in resistance movements, specifically those that defied German minority policies during World War II.This phase culminates in a period of research and the writing of reports by international teams of Fellows on various past and present minority issues in the three host countries. These reports are later published by HIA in a special annual report.
In the Outreach phase, and as a follow-up to the European experience, the American Fellows engage in public outreach after their return to the United States. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Deadline: February 7. Decisions will be announced by March 18.
- Lang Opportunity Scholarships
Five scholars are appointed each fall from the new sophomore class; for students committed to combining social action with their academic training. For detailed information about the Lang Opportunity Scholarship, and how to apply, contact the Lang Center for Civil and Social Responsibility at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-690-5742.
- Oak Ridge National Laboratories' Institute for Science and Education
The institute administers a number of different programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduates.
- Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
The program offers scholarships through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for college sophomores interested in careers in foreign service. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and a strong leadership and service record. The fellowships include tuition and fees, stipend, books, one round-trip travel during the junior and senior years of college, paid State Department summer internships in Washington D.C. and overseas, and fellowship support for master's degrees in international affairs.
US Citizenship required.
- Swarthmore Foundation Grants
Small grants are made for projects in social service, with preference for projects in our local area or in the applicant's home town. There are three grant cycles per year for projects during the academic year and the summer. For further information, contact contact the Lang Center for Civil and Social Responsibility at email@example.com or 610-690-5742.
- UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship
The UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science careers. The UNCF-Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility. Awardsprovide up to $35,000, which includes $25,000 toward tuition, room and board, and billable fees. Each fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will recieive two summer research internships with stipends totalling at least $10,000. Applicants must be African American students in their junior year who are majoring in life or physical sciences, with a minimum GPA of 3.3. US Citizenship required. Applications are due by December 15.
- USA Today All-USA College Academic Team
Each February, USA TODAY honors 20 undergraduate academic all-stars as its All-USA College Academic Team. The students named to the All-USA College Academic First Team have their photos published and accomplishments spotlighted in USA TODAY's Life section as representatives of all outstanding undergraduates. They each receive a trophy and a $2,500 cash award. Forty more runners-up named to the Second and Third Teams receive certificates; their names are announced in the newspaper. The All-USA College Academic Team honors full-time undergraduates who not only excel in scholarship but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society. Criteria include grades, academic rigor, leadership, activities and most important, the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor done while in college. Applicants must be full-time students with at lease sophomore standing. US Citizenship not required. Deadline: November 30. See Melissa Mandos, Fellowships and Prizes Advisor, to be nominated.
- 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 December 2007.