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Fellowship Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors

Fellowship Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors

Juliet Braslow '07, Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador, learns to make chocolate

** opportunities for sophomores only
* opportunities for juniors only

Institutional Nomination Required *


No Institutional Nomination Required

  • DAAD

    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. Eligibility, Application requirements and deadlines vary between programs.

  • Fellows for Peace:  The Vision of Kathryn W. Davis Scholarships to support language training at Middlebury College

    The fellowships are competitive, merit-based award open to all language School applicants. This fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and international students and professionals. Students are encouraged to apply for regular Middlebury College financial aid (awarded on a demonstrated-need basis), through the office of financial aid at Middlebury College.

  • Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program
    The Harvard Business (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply to SVMP. All SVMP participants must be rising college seniors who have completed their junior year of college by June 2017.

  • Horizons Fellowship
    Horizons supports outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow's leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. The Fellowship covers accommodation and tuition.

  • 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 or 610-690-5742.

  • The Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities
    This flagship program in the U.S. is designed for highly accomplished sophomores/rising juniors with disabilities. This selective program guides Fellows through the summer internship process and connects them with corporate partners--some of the world's leading corporations--for potential summer internships.

  • 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.

  • Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

    The goal of the PPIA Junior Institute is to prepare students for graduate study careers in public policy and international affairs. The summer institute provides rigorous training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service. You can find more information about this program on our website.

  • 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.

  • STEMUndergrads
    This site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas.
  • 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 or 610-690-5742.

  • 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.