Fellowships, Scholarships & Grants Directory

In addition to the list of featured awards with detailed profiles on this site, this page lists alphabetically many more grants, scholarships, and fellowships in brief, with links to the award’s website for further details (click on the award name). Awards for which applicants need an institutional endorsement or nomination from JHU to apply are marked as “JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED,” and we’ve provided a link to our own webpage for the award where you can find out how applicants work with our office to seek an endorsement or nomination.

Please note that details, like deadlines, benefits, and eligibility requirements, can change year to year, so please be sure to visit the website of any fellowship/scholarship/grant of interest to confirm key information and learn more about the award. Please note, too, that while we’ve tried to include a broad range of awards for many different purposes and eligibility profiles, this list is by no means exhaustive. To broaden your search further, please check out the resources at JHU and beyond linked to on our “Additional Resources” page.

This page is a work in progress and we hope to provide a robust system for filtering the listings very soon. For now, please use keyword searches to target listings of potential interest (e.g., STEM, dissertation, sophomore, international, etc.). Or, download a spreadsheet version of this awards list that you can sort/filter.


AAUW American Fellowship: Dissertation

Who Can Apply? graduate students; applicants must identify as women; STEM & gender studies preferred

What’s It For? dissertation research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: November 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: $20,000

The purpose of the American Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. The fellowship is open to applicants in all fields of study, but scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math fields or those researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.


AAUW Community Action Grants

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? community service projects

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: December 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: $3,000-$10,000

Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.


AAUW International Fellowship

Who Can Apply? graduate students; applicants must identify as women and plan to return to home country for career

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: November 15

Citizenship Restrictions? not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Award/Benefits: $18,000–$30,000

International Fellowships provide support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates).


AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni, graduate students; applicants must identify as women and plan graduate study in select fields

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: December 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: $5,000–$18,000

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs: Architecture; Computer/information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics/statistics. Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields: MBA; JD; MD.


ACS Scholars Program

Who Can Apply? undergraduates in Chemistry & closely related fields

What’s It For? undergrad funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: March 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: Scholarship recipients receive between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (renewable)

Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority* undergraduate students in chemistry-related disciplines, who intend to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. (Defined as: African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian, or having origins in more than one of those categories.)


American India Foundation Banyan Impact Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): India

Annual Deadline: January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, Indian citizens

Award/Benefits: stipend, insurance, all program-related travel, visa support, language training, and international airfare; plus access to a private counselor and 24/7 emergency support

The American India Foundation’s Banyan Impact Fellowship uses service for social impact, building a “living bridge” between the U.S. and India. It’s a fully funded, interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young and experienced professionals from India and the U.S. in service with communities across India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. AIF provides professional development through mentorship, workshops, and thematic conferences throughout the program.


American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? dissertation research, grad school funding

Location(s): Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Annual Deadline: November 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: Fellowship: up to $23,000 Grant: up to $5,000

The American-Scandinavian Foundations offers long-term fellowships (up to $23,000) and short-term grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects for which a stay in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden is essential. Grants are suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.


Amgen Scholars Program / Amgen Scholars @ JHU

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: February 1 (can vary by host)

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: Dependent on host, can include stipend and airfare

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing a career in science or engineering. Participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists. As of 2022, host institutions were: California Institute of Technology, Columbia University / Barnard College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University.


APHIS Foreign Service Fellowship Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in agriculture & veterinary science

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid- to late March

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: two years of support for graduate study at Tuskegee; internships, mentoring, professional development; all leading to employment with APHIS Foreign Service

The APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career through APHIS. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. The fellowships provide financial support to attend Tuskegee University’s Agriculture or Veterinary Sciences/medicine program, two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and professional development activities.


Astronaut ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? undergraduate funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late March

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: $15,000

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was established in 1984 by the astronauts of NASA’s Mercury 7 mission to support the education of future leaders in the fields of science and technology. Current sophomores and juniors with exceptional motivation, creativity, and performance in STEM fields are eligible. The award is for up to $15,000 for one year with the potential for renewal (up to two years) if progress and grades are satisfactory. Winners attend an Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Innovators Weekend in the fall and join a life-long network of Scholarship alumni, astronauts, and Foundation supporters. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Baltimore Corps Fellowships

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): Baltimore, MD

Annual Deadline: October 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: professional development, potentially paired with full-time employment

The Baltimore Corps seeks to recruit young professionals to build pathways to leadership positions within the Baltimore City community, particularly in the social sector. The program’s underlying mission is social justice and racial equity for everyone in Baltimore City. During the year-long appointment, on a rolling basis, fellows work in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors to effect population-level change across focus areas, including education, public health, and workforce development. The fellowship provides professional development to enrich the work experience through retreats, networking events, one-on-one mentoring, leadership seminars, community dinners, and feedback designed to support each Fellow’s professional and personal growth.

For those interested in this cohort experience and professional development, you may submit an application for a fellowship and to be matched to an employer, or if you have employment already, for a fellowship only.


Beinecke ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? juniors majoring in arts, humanities, select social sciences

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals

Award/Benefits: $34,000

The Beinecke Scholarship encourages and enables highly motivated students to pursue research-oriented graduate training in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, to prepare for a research-based career. Each scholar receives $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school as a full-time student. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants. Scholars must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates; applicants must be receiving a federal Pell Grant

What’s It For? study abroad funding

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadlines: 1st Tuesday in October and 1st Tuesday in March

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: Up to $5,000

The Gilman Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The merit-based Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by providing scholarships to undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000. Students studying a critical need language while abroad are eligible for an additional $3,000 of funding.


Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? language study abroad

Location(s): various in Asia

Annual Deadline: December 30

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: tuition, stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters) of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese. Candidates committed to careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service that will require professional fluency in that modern Asian language throughout that individual’s life are encouraged to apply. The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs. Please refer to the current list of approved programs.


Boren Fellowship

Who Can Apply? graduate students

What’s It For? study abroad funding, language study

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: late January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits:

  • Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
  • Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
  • + Up to $12,000 for domestic language study (optional)

Boren awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. citizens to add an important international and linguistic component to their educations by studying abroad. The award focuses on geographic areas and languages that are critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad (the Boren website offers complete lists of eligible countries and eligible languages). Boren Fellowships are awarded to graduate students for various durations. Preference is given to applicants proposing 25-52 week study plans rather than shorter programs. As federal service is the cornerstone of the Boren Awards program, in exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to a one-year post-graduation service requirement during which they work for the federal government in the national security arena.


Boren Scholarship

Who Can Apply? first-years, sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? study abroad funding, language study

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits:

  • Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
  • Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
  • Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

Boren awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. citizens to add an important international and linguistic component to their educations by studying abroad. The award focuses on geographic areas and languages that are critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad (the Boren website offers complete lists of eligible countries and eligible languages). Boren Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students for various durations: summer study abroad (STEM disciplines, including Public Health Studies, only), one semester, and full academic year. Preference is given to applicants proposing a full-year rather than a semester study plan. As federal service is the cornerstone of the Boren Awards program, in exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to a one-year post-graduation service requirement during which they work for the federal government in the national security arena.


Brooke Owens Fellowship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates; applicants must identify as women or member of gender minority

What’s It For? summer internship

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: October

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: paid internship placement

Created to honor the legacy of a beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Dawn Brooke Owens (1980 – 2016), the Brooke Owens Fellowship is designed to serve both as an inspiration and as a career boost to capable young women and other gender minorities who aspire to a career in the aerospace industry. The program matches up to forty students per year with purpose-driven, paid internships at leading aerospace companies and organizations and with senior and executive level mentors.


Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late Sept/early Oct

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: annually for 2 years, up to $24,000 for tuition & fees and stipend of $18,000

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program supports Fellows through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.


Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? summer study

Location(s): Washington, DC

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day, plus a stipend of $3,300

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.


Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Who Can Apply? graduate students in humanities, social sciences

What’s It For? dissertation research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: November 15

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: $30,000

Newcombe Fellowships support a final year of work on a Ph.D. dissertation dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences.


Chevening Scholarship

Who Can Apply? alumni with at least two years (=2,800 hours) of work experience

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): United Kingdom

Annual Deadline: early November

Citizenship Restrictions? citizens of countries outside U.S./Canada/Europe

Award/Benefits: Fully-funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included)

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Scholars must return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after award has ended.


Churchill ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? seniors, recent graduates in STEM

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): University of Cambridge, U.K.

Annual Deadline: late October-early November

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: tuition, travel to and from the UK, visa, stipend; can apply for a research grant of up to $2,000 for research visits and conference travel

The Churchill Scholarship funds a one-year graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni

What’s It For? professional experience

Location(s): Germany

Annual Deadline: November 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: housing, monthly stipend, insurance, airfare, tuition for language and other study

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State and provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program consists of: two months of intensive German language training; one semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school; three to five months of internship/work/volunteering in one’s career field.


Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early January

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: financial support in form of stipend can be requested

Coro Fellowships are nine-month experiential leadership training programs in one of several cities. Through a rotation of placements, Fellows work with multiple sectors, from governments to nonprofits to businesses. Fellows also participate in weekly seminars, Focus Weeks (weeklong investigations of a topic, industry or sector through interviews, site visits, and other experiences), and group and individual projects related to public affairs.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, graduate students

What’s It For? summer study, language study

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: mid-November

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals

Award/Benefits: travel between home city and the CLS Program site; visa fees; language instruction, room, board, program-sponsored travel within the host country

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. A program of the U.S. Department of State, the CLS Program’s goal is to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the entire United States at every level of language learning. (U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College.)


Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? summer internship

Location(s): Argentina, Germany, Hong Kong (possibly others)

Annual Deadline: early to mid-December

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: paid internship placement, travel to and from site (if in person), emergency medical insurance, skill-building activities

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture with an eight-week summer internship in select counties (in 2021, Argentina, Germany, Hong Kong). Upon their return home, Cultural Vistas Fellows are required to carry out an educational or service project that helps promote international understanding and exchange. Language skills required for Argentina and Germany; all applicants should have no formal prior work or study abroad experience.


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) One-Year Research Grant**

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? research

Location(s): Germany

Annual Deadline: early November for academic fields (i.e. non-creative); creative fields vary

Citizenship Restrictions? none (foreign nationals must have earned or expect most recent degree from U.S. or Canadian institution)

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, insurance, travel and research allowance; in some cases, housing subsidy

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) One-Year Research Grant offers funding for 7-12 months of research in Germany. Field of study is open, including the arts and creative fields. Applicants must have completed a master’s degree or in exceptional cases a bachelor’s at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research. Doctoral students should be no more than 3 years past receiving ABD status. **Applicants in academic fields should apply through JHU, which is a DAAD Partner University – Please see NFP DAAD page for details**


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Short-Term Research Grant

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? research

Location(s): Germany

Annual Deadline: late November and early May

Citizenship Restrictions? none (foreign nationals must have lived in US or Canada for min. 1 yr)

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, insurance, travel and housing subsidies

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) offers short-term grants (1-6 months) for research in Germany. Field of study is open, including the arts and creative fields. Applicants must have completed a master’s degree or in exceptional cases a bachelor’s at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research.


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship**

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): Germany

Annual Deadline: early November for academic fields (i.e. non-creative); creative fields vary

Citizenship Restrictions? none (foreign nationals must have earned or expect most recent degree from U.S. or Canadian institution)

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, insurance, travel and research allowance; in some cases, housing subsidy

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship offers funding for a full master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or master’s degree program completed in the home country. Field of study is open, including the arts and creative fields. *Applicants in academic fields should apply through JHU, which is a DAAD Partner University – Please see NFP DAAD page for details**


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): Germany

Annual Deadline: mid-December

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend + travel costs

DAAD-RISE offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Applicants must be undergraduates in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field) who have completed at least two year of university when program starts.


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, graduate students

What’s It For? undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: April 1

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: up to $15,000 per year (renewable)

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund awards needs-based scholarships to undergraduates who are active in movements for social and economic justice (recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity). Applicants must have participated in activities in the U.S., and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.


Delta Scholars Summer Institute

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors, seniors

What’s It For? summer study, service

Location(s): Mississippi State, MS (summer); Cambridge, MA (fall)

Annual Deadline: February 15

Citizenship Requirements? none

Award/Benefits: travel and housing

The Delta Scholars Program is a two-part academic and community engagement program for talented and socially conscious college students interested in moving Mississippi and the Delta region towards a brighter, more just tomorrow. Delta Scholars are selected for their academic achievements and commitment to public service to participate in a twelve-day Summer Institute in Mississippi followed by a five-day trip to Boston and Harvard University in the fall. Both experiences form a cohort of young leaders thinking critically about systemic injustices in the Mississippi Delta, with each Scholar developing a project that will produce positive social change in their communities. This is a nationally competitive program aimed at sophomores and above, from Mississippi or simply committed to social issues there. Open to all majors, there will be special research opportunities for students interested in public health. Preference will be given to sophomores (rising juniors) who are from or attending school in the Mississippi Delta Region (which includes AL, AR, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, and TN).


Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: annual stipend of $38,000 + $1,000 prof development allowance; tuition & fees; 12-week practicum at DOE site

Sponsored by the DoE’s Office of Defense Programs and Office of Science, this fellowship is for undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a Ph.D. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences.


Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni in fields related to international affairs

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: November 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: Up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, and a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as development, economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning (studies in law do not satisfy this requirement).


Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: total financial package of $38,000 – $45,000 (depending on placement location)

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship program seeks to create effective leaders who will understand and develop innovative solutions to the problems and root causes of hunger and poverty. For the first half of the eleven-month program, fellows are placed in community-based organizations throughout the country with a local or regional focus. For the remainder of the term, fellows work at nonprofits or government agencies in Washington, D.C., using the practical experience that they gained to develop policy at a national level to fight problems of hunger and poverty. Throughout the fellowship, fellows hone their skills and build a strong cohort through in-person trainings, retreats, and professional development sessions. After the fellowship, Emerson alums are eligible for significant discounts on tuition for masters’ degrees in public health or public policy at select institutions of higher learning (as of 2021, Carnegie Mellon and University of Virginia). Applicants should have demonstrated commitment to anti-hunger/anti-poverty work.


English Opens Doors Program in Chile

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Chile

Annual Deadline: April (for online teaching, March 7)

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, housing & meals with host family, emergency insurance (airfare not included)

Sponsored by the Ministry of Education to improve English language education in schools throughout Chile. Volunteers teach 35 hours a week at public schools public or semi-private schools throughout Chile, and work with students ranging from 5th to 12th grade under the supervision of a Chilean teacher.
**PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO PANDEMIC – ONLINE TEACHERS ARE BEING RECRUITED INSTEAD**


English Program in Korea

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni with TEFL certification/teaching licensure

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Korea

Annual Deadline: none

Citizenship Restrictions? citizens of countries where English is primary language

Award/Benefits: monthly salary and additional allowances, 50% of medical insurance premiums covered

EPIK, affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, hires native English speakers to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to promote cultural exchange and improve English teaching methodologies in Korea. TEFL certification OR teaching licensure in any field required.


Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): European Union

Annual Deadline: varies (normally Oct-Jan)

Citizenship Restrictions? none (can vary by program)

Award/Benefits: varies

European Union umbrella program that funds a wide range of graduate study in the EU. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) are integrated, international study programs, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. Specific EMJMDs are offered at multiple universities in multiple host countries (in 2021-2022, nearly 150 degree programs across fields). Students at Master’s level from all over the world can apply.


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA)

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? undergrad funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: end of January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: up to $9,500/yr, paid summer internship with NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hollings Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Eligible fields include oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, computer and information science, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, and geomatics.


FAO Schwarz Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): Boston, New York, Philadelphia

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. work authorization

Award/Benefits: Fellowships beginning summer of 2023 provide total compensation of approximately $85,000 plus benefits over two years

The FAO Schwarz Fellowships in social impact provide graduating seniors considering careers in social change with a paid, two-year opportunity to develop leadership skills while working at nonprofit organizations in the Northeast. The Fellowships combine direct service experience with strategic initiatives and include professional development, retreats, mentoring, and cohort experiences in addition to salary and benefits. Six new Fellowship positions are typically available each year. Recent positions have been with leading nonprofit host organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. For recent graduates who plan a career is social change, in fields such as social justice, youth development, and education.


Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Who Can Apply? graduate students

What’s It For? dissertation research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-December

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, DACA recipients and others (see website for details)

Award/Benefits: one-year stipend of $28,000, funds to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows

Ford Foundation Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Those who use pedagogy that incorporates minorities and/or who are members of an underrepresented group in the American professoriate are preferred. Dissertation fellowships are for students in STEM, social sciences or the humanities in the dissertation stage of a research doctorate program.


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-December

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients and others (see website for details)

Award/Benefits: annual stipend of $27,000 for three years, funds to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows

Ford Foundation Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Those who use pedagogy that incorporates minorities and/or who are members of an underrepresented group in the American professoriate are preferred. Applicants must be pursuing a research-based degree in the humanities, social sciences, or STEM with at least three years remaining until completion at time of award, and plan a career in teaching and research in higher education.


Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship

Who Can Apply? sophomores, seniors, alumni in IT-related fields

What’s It For? undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: up to $75,000 in academic funding over two years (undergrad junior + senior years or 2-year master’s program); stipends for summer internships, travel and accommodations, professional development

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the FAIT Fellowship is a path to a career in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist by providing two years of academic funding in an IT-related degree program (either undergraduate to graduate), two summer internships, mentorship, and professional development, culminating in an appointment in Foreign Service. Runs on two-year cohort model: applicants must be entering the undergraduate junior year in the fall of the cohort year, or entering a two-year master’s degree program in the fall of the cohort year.


Freeman-ASIA

Who Can Apply? undergraduates

What’s It For? study abroad funding

Location(s): various in Asia

Annual Deadline: late March

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: Summer Award: up to $3,000; Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000; Academic/Calendar Year Award: up to $7,000

Freeman-ASIA awards provide need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of a study abroad program in Asia and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.


Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Summer Internship

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): Canada

Annual Deadline: October 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: CAD $7,000

The Fulbright-MITACS Globalink is intended for U.S. students interested in coming to Canada to undertake advanced research projects for 10 to 12 weeks (between May and August) in their area of interest. Projects will be drawn from a broad cross-section of research topics covering all academic disciplines and students will be placed with a university research project and undertake research projects under the supervision of a professor. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in professional training as well as extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program – English Teaching Assistant Awards**

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: Early October

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals

Award/Benefits: awards vary by country, but provide health coverage and funds to cover basic living expenses; many include travel to and from assignment

The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with foreign governments, is the nation’s flagship international academic exchange program to foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) are available in nearly 80 countries. Each ETA program is designed by the host country, so individual elements vary in terms of location/setting, level of teaching, etc. In most cases, ETAs are placed in schools or universities outside of capital cities; are assigned activities to improve their students’ language abilities and knowledge of the U.S.; and are fully integrated into the host community. Most teaching assignments are not full-time. Applicants are allowed and expected to pursue additional study/research/community engagement plans in addition to their ETA responsibilities. **Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply through JHU – Please see NFP Fulbright ETA page for details**


Fulbright U.S. Student Program – Study/Research Awards**

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? graduate school funding, research

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: Early October

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals

Award/Benefits: awards vary by country, but provide health coverage and funds to cover basic living expenses; many include travel to and from assignment

The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with foreign governments, is the nation’s flagship international academic exchange program to foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. Fulbright Study/Research grants are available to ~140 countries in all academic disciplines and most artistic disciplines. Most grantees plan their own study and/or research projects; some examples include university coursework, a degree program, independent library or field research in the humanities and social sciences, classes in a music conservatory or art school, creative writing or film projects, and laboratory projects in the life and physical sciences. Alongside their projects, applicants are expected to pursue additional community engagement plans. **Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply through JHU – Please see NFP Fulbright Study/Research Award page for details**


Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Who Can Apply? first-years, sophomores

What’s It For? summer study

Location(s): United Kingdom

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: tuition and fees at the host institution, airfare, accommodation; in some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three- to four-week programs for U.S. undergraduate students who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Applicants must have two years of undergrad study left after the program.


Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Who Can Apply? graduate students in modern foreign languages and area studies

What’s It For? dissertation research

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: early April (campus deadline in late March)

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: varies (average 2020 funding = $39,164)

This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students for research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6-12 months. Projects should deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula (projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported). Applicants must apply through JHU, working with JHU program director Mary Louise Healy (mhealy11@jhu.edu).


Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni in fields related to international affairs

What’s It For? research, professional experience

Location(s): Washington, DC

Annual Deadline: January 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. work authorization

Award/Benefits: $42,000 salary with benefits

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program) at the CEIP, one of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in international affairs research. Gaither Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects, including democracy, conflict, and governance, American statecraft, nuclear policy, technology and international affairs, Middle East, China studies, Japan studies, economics (Asia program), Russia/Eurasia, and Africa. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): University of Cambridge, U.K.

Annual Deadline: mid-October

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: full funding for study at Cambridge, with potential for additional discretionary funds

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship awards approximately 80 highly competitive scholarships to exceptional applicants from outside the UK each year to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US selection round and 55 available in the International selection round.


GEM Fellowship Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: October 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: annual or semester stipend, tuition & fees, paid internships (varies)

GEM offers MS and Ph.D. students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM* an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure to a number of opportunities in academia. (Defined as: American Indian/Native, African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino.)


Goldwater Scholarship JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? undergraduate funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, room and board (renewable for a second year if won as a sophomore)

The Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious national awards in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. More than 400 scholarships are awarded each year to students who show strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, intellectual intensity in STEM, and potential for a significant future contribution to research in their chosen field. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Govern for America Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late October & late December

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, work authorization

Award/Benefits: annual salary btw $40,000-60,000

Govern For America is searching for the next generation of public sector leaders to address our nation’s biggest challenges. We recruit, train, inspire, and empower recent graduates to dismantle systemic inequities, build more inclusive public systems, and create a more effective government. The GFA Fellowship is a two-year paid opportunity for recent graduates to serve in high-impact roles in governments across the country as a part of a diverse community of engaged leaders.


Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: December 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: for 2-6 yrs, tuition, fees and $20,000 annual stipend

Formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium, Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education whose goal is to create a larger and more diverse group of Americans with STEM graduate degrees. Fellowships fund 2-6 years of graduate study in physical science fields or engineering at a participating university (JHU is one). Eligible fields include astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials science, math, physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical.


Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) National Fellowship Program

Who Can Apply? graduate students in STEM, social sciences

What’s It For? research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: January 10

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: funding varies; a maximum of $10,000 can be requested

GWIS fellowships promote knowledge in the natural and social sciences and encourage women’s academic and professional careers in the sciences. Awards will be made to women who hold a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, who demonstrate outstanding ability and promise in research and are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Any person who identifies as a woman in science, irrespective of race, religion, nationality, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or age is welcome to apply. GWIS seeks to recognize merit-based scholarship and sustained personal engagement with underrepresented communities.


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students with demonstrated interest in peace and security issues

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): Washington, DC

Annual Deadline: Spring: mid-October / Fall: early January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens (preferred not required)

Award/Benefits: $3,500/mo and partial health insurance, travel expenses to Washington, DC; $1,000 per fellow for professional development activities or a language or policy course

Scoville Fellows spend a 6-9 month term working with nonprofit, public-interest organizations in Washington, D.C. addressing peace and security issues. Scoville Fellows create a project, in partnership with their host organization, related to one of the following areas: Nuclear Nonproliferation and WMD; Climate and Security nexus; Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution; Emerging Technology Threats; and Global Health Security. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy; but preference will be given to individuals who have not already had substantial public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.


Hertog Political Studies Fellowship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni

What’s It For? summer study

Location(s): Washington, DC

Annual Deadline: late December (early), March 1 (final)

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: housing and stipend; books and course materials provided

The Hertog Political Studies Fellowship is a six-week program in which participants explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting with faculty and researchers from universities and think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and Hoover Institution. Political Studies Fellows take courses in a wide variety of subjects, from political philosophy to contemporary public affairs, from economics to foreign policy. In the afternoons and evenings, they have the opportunity to hear from leaders in American government and politics


Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, first-year graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid- to late October

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: cost-of-education allowance and personal stipend valued at up to $250,000

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship was designed to foster the graduate study of students likely to become leaders in scientific and technological advances, exemplary teachers in the applied physical sciences, and key contributors to the technological capability on which the well-being of the United States depends. The fellowship includes up to five years of full funding for pursuit of a PhD in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with a community of more than 1,200 fellows who span STEM disciplines.


Hudson Institute for Political Studies Summer Fellowship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates

What’s It For? summer study

Location(s): Washington, DC

Annual Deadline: mid-February

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: $3,000 stipend and housing

The Hudson Institute offers top undergraduates a summer fellowship in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens understanding of public policy and American political principles. The Fellowship combines rigorous study of politics and political thought through week-long seminars led by master teachers, policy workshops featuring think tank experts and experienced government officials, and a distinguished speaker series of exemplary figures from public life. Seminars examine works such as Plato’s Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America along with selections from the Bible, Federalist Papers, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and current scholarship on topics like the opioid epidemic, technology regulation, American foreign policy in the Middle East and in the Asia Pacific


Humanity in Action Fellowship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? service

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: mid-February

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: costs of participation during the fellowship program; stipends may be granted on a financial need basis

HiA brings together international groups of Fellows for a month-long educational program on human rights, pluralism and democracy in one of several program cities, followed by a local community project that each participant designs and implements.


Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): Germany

Annual Deadline: October 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa

Award/Benefits: a monthly fellowship grant of 2,170 euros, 2,470 euros or 2,770 euros – depending on your training and career level, plus language training and potential additional financial support

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is intended to give the leaders of tomorrow the opportunity to spend a year in Germany exploring new solutions to the global issues of our times and widening their networks. It is open to graduates with initial leadership experience, from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the U.S. Fellows implement a year-long, self-chosen project with a host of their choice in Germany that supports their career development, is societally relevant, and has a lasting public impact, while actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders.


IAESTE International Exchange Program

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors, seniors, alumni in STEM

What’s It For? summer internship

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: January 1

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: stipend to cover at least housing, transportation and food

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences) is a global organization promoting intercultural exchange among students in STEM fields. Participants complete internships at host institutions of all types: small startups, medium-sized companies, multinational corporations, universities, research institutions, and non-profit or government organizations. Past examples include: Hitachi, Ltd., Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Volvo, Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre, RWTH Aachen, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. *Registration fee of $100*


Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship

Who Can Apply? alumni

What’s It For? research

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: December 15

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: varies by project, but intended to cover all living expenses

ICWA seeks to advance deep knowledge of global cultures and affairs by supporting fellows for two-year immersive programs of independent research and writing abroad on global affairs and culture. Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills, plus whatever additional language skills are necessary to their proposed project; they must have completed the current phase of their formal education and be under 36 years of age; and while U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society.


Interac

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Japan

Annual Deadline: Spring: early November / Fall: Early May

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: salary, housing assistance (housing costs and airfare not included)

Interac is Japan’s leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who serve thousands of schools throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school. ALTs must be native-level speakers of English and have received an education conducted in English for at least 12 years.


James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students committed to career in social studies/secondary education

What’s It For? teaching, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: March 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: up to $12,000/yr for two years for costs of tuition, fees, room and board and books

The goal of the James Madison Fellowship is to help secondary-level history, government, and civics teachers become outstanding educators of the U.S. Constitution. The fellowship funds graduate study leading to a masters in American history, political science, or government, or a masters in teaching/education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory. Applicants must be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or civics who teaches topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).


Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Japan

Annual Deadline: mid-November

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals

Award/Benefits: salary

Sponsored by the Japanese government, JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan for up to a year to serve as a language assistant to Japanese students. Postitions are potentially renewable for an additional 3-5 years.


Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): Stanford University

Annual Deadline: mid-October

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: full funding (tuition, room and board, books and supplies, health insurance, a stipend)

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program brings together a community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. The program strives to prepares Scholars for leadership roles in a highly diverse and complex world across academia, government, nonprofits, and corporations. Each year the program selects up to 90-100 incoming students from across Stanford’s seven graduate schools, and funds up to three years of their graduate study.


Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students committed to career in STEM/secondary education

What’s It For? teaching, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-January

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: varies; can be up to $150,000 over 5 years in combined grants and stipends

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowships meet the support and mentoring needs of beginning high school science and mathematics teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career. The program reduces the sense of isolation that contributes to nearly half of U.S. secondary teachers leaving the profession. Physical Science, Mathematics, and Biological Science Teaching Fellows are supported financially and professionally as they progress through a teacher preparation program to tenure eligibility. During the 5-year program, fellows develop into a community of high school science and mathematics teaching scholars – confident in their teaching abilities, able to support one another, and ready to act as leaders in science and mathematics education. Candidates must have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 and be in their first or second year of teaching by the time the fellowship begins.


Lead for America Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: February 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients

Award/Benefits: salary/living allowance, health insurance; eligibility for student loan forbearance and scholarship support after fellowship for earning MPP/MPA

LFA Fellowships begin with a one-year AmeriCorps Service term where Fellows are placed with a local organization (e.g. nonprofit, government, service-minded organization) to serve in a full-time, paid position addressing critical community challenges. Fellows can renew their fellowship for an additional one-year term, or receive support while pursuing the next step in their civic leadership journey. Throughout the Fellowship, all Fellows receive leadership and community-building training.


Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program

Who Can Apply? first-years, sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: February 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: stipend, travel & housing expenses

The SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at 20 research institutions across the country to students planning to pursue a PhD or MD-PhD. SR-EIP participants spend 8-10 weeks at a Leadership Alliance institution working under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor, gaining theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. Participants present at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, gain access to ongoing resources, mentoring, and professional networks, and receive professional development mentoring on applying to graduate programs and pursuing research careers.


Luce Scholars Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? professional experience

Location(s): various in Asia

Annual Deadline: October 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: stipend, language training, individualized professional placement

The Luce Scholars Program provides for a year-long internship in Asia, arranged for each Scholar on the basis of their specific interests, background, qualifications, and experience. The program was designed as a cultural experience for young leaders who have had no prior exposure to Asia or at least to their intended host region, and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts and contemporaries. The program seeks to broaden their professional perspective and to sharpen their perceptions of Asia, of America, and of themselves.


Marshall ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in U.K.

Annual Deadline: late September

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, travel to and from the UK

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential are the key selection criteria. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): Rochester, MN (primary); Jacksonville, FL, Scottsdale, AZ

Annual Deadline: February 1

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: $6,000 for 10 weeks

The Mayo Clinic’s SURF is designed for students seriously considering pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. and a career in biomedical research. It offers a ten-week research experience under the mentorship of a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic. As part of the SURF program, students will benefit from unique laboratory experiences, mentorship, weekly seminars, and a close community of fellow SURF students.


Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Who Can Apply? seniors in social sciences

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): France

Annual Deadline: November 30

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: $80,000 to cover tuition and living expenses during a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po

The Michel David-Weill Foundation created this scholarship to encourage exceptional American students to pursue their graduate education at Sciences Po, an international research university which specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French. The scholarship is awarded each year to one American student who exemplifies the core values embodied by Michel David-Weill: academic excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance and high achievement.


Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in United States, international

Annual Deadline: mid-January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, health insurance and travel expenses, dependent on location

During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and women’s empowerment. Fellowships are structured as two one-year placements, with the first typically in a country office and the second in a global or regional headquarters office back in the U.S.


Mitchell ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Annual Deadline: late September

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: tuition, housing (on-campus, when available), and monthly stipend (currently $1,250) for up to 12 months, plus one round-trip airfare

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of graduate study in any field at an institution of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland. Named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the program 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 community and public service (academic excellence, service, and leadership are the main selection criteria). *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship

Who Can Apply? sophomores

What’s It For? summer study

Location(s): Mount Vernon, VA

Annual Deadline: January 31 (*SUSPENDED FOR 2022)

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: housing, transportation, meals plus $3,000 stipend

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. The program’s sponsor’s mission is educating the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.


NAACP LDF Marshall-Motley Scholars Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students planning a career in law

What’s It For? law school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: full law school scholarship; summer internships with national and regional civil rights organizations; 2-year postgrad fellowship at civil rights law organization; access to special trainings sponsored by LDF and the National Academy of Sciences

The MMSP is committed to identifying and investing in the next generation of aspiring lawyers dedicated to pursuing racial justice in the South, and for whom this work is a personal and professional calling. The MMSP will support and develop the next wave of civil rights lawyers in the South, where the majority of Black Americans live. Candidates must be admitted to, or expect to be admitted to, an ABA-accredited law school as a first-year, fulltime law student, in a 3-year full time JD program and intend to pursue a career in Civil Rights law. Scholars must work full-time in pursuit of racial justice in a southern state for a period of 8 years immediately following the fellowship portion of the MMSP.


National Defense Science Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-November

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals

Award/Benefits: 3 yrs of full tuition and fees, annual stipend of $38,400; up to $1,200/yr health insurance; $5,000 for travel for professional development

The NDSEG fully funds three years of doctoral study in the U.S. in one of fifteen supported STEM disciplines, including many engineering fields, math, cognitive science, computer science, physics and chemistry. Applicants already enrolled in a graduate program must be in their first or second year.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Who Can Apply? undergraduates in STEM

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: $6,000, plus housing and travel allowance

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world’s leading research organizations. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities: the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology). Applications are submitted through USAJOBS.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): international

Annual Deadline: December 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: full PhD funding plus stipend

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (NIH OxCam) is a highly individualized and accelerated doctoral training program for outstanding students committed to biomedical research careers. NIH OxCam students partner with two Investigators – one at the NIH and another at the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom – to perform a single, collaborative dissertation project. Since the program is based on the British system, OxCam Scholars perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own scientific interests. As a result, OxCam students are able to complete the doctoral degree in approximately four years. Students are expected to divide the time evenly between the two laboratories, with two years in the NIH laboratory and two years in the UK laboratory.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Who Can Apply? undergraduates in STEM

What’s It For? summer research

Location(s): Bethesda, MD (primary); various in United States

Annual Deadline: March 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: stipend varies (approx. $2,500)

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (at the NIH “biomedical research” includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). Internships generally cover a minimum of eight weeks, beginning in June and include a wide range of summer activities, including an orientation, Summer Lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, wellness activities, and Summer Poster Day.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

Who Can Apply? first-years, sophomores, juniors in STEM

What’s It For? undergraduate funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-March

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: up to $20,000/year for tuition, educational and living expenses, renewable for up to 4 yrs

The National Institutes of Health offers highly competitive Undergraduate 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, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional financial need as defined by the NIH (please see the website for details).


North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Who Can Apply? Juniors, seniors, alum

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Spain

Annual Deadline: early April

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend 700-1000 Euros (airfare and housing not included)

An initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, the program brings native speakers of English or French from the U.S. and Canada to K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help increase Spanish students’ knowledge of those languages and North American culture. Intermediate-level Spanish required.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, first- or second-year graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid- to late October (varies by discipline)

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: $34,000 annual stipend, plus $12,000 in tuition and fees, for up to 3 yrs.

The NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides funding to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics or in STEM education. Fellows receive up to three years of support for graduate study that leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in eligible STEM fields and eligible research areas (N.B.: “directly health-related” research is excluded – please see the website for details). Intellectual merit and “broader impacts” (outreach and inclusivity efforts) are the key selection criteria.


P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students; must be a “New American” (please see website for details)

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late October or early November

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients and others (see website for details)

Award/Benefits: up to $25,000/yr in stipend support plus up to $20,000/yr in tuition support (max. 50% of tuition bill) for two years (up to $90,000 total)

Established by the Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists Paul and Daisy Soros, this fellowship honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States by investing in the graduate education of “New Americans” who are poised to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture, or their academic field. Each year, 30 New Americans (immigrants or children of immigrants) are awarded support for two years of full-time graduate study in a professional, academic, or artistic field (including the visual and performing arts) in any graduate program in the U.S.


Phi Beta Kappa Society Key into Public Service Scholarship

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? undergrad funding, service

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late January

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: $5,000

The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s newest program, Key into Public Service, highlights the wide range of opportunities for liberal arts graduates to pursue rewarding careers in local, state, or federal government. The Society will award Service Scholars with a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and participation in a virtual conference in June of the application year. Arts and sciences students attending chapter institutions can apply; PBK membership is not a prerequisite. Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, breadth, and depth of liberal arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others.


Point BIPOC Scholarship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, graduate students; applicants must be members of Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color (BIPOC) communities who identify as LGBTQ+

What’s It For? undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: late October

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: varies; renewable for up to 4 years; funds on “last provider” basis (i.e. based on other awards)

The Point Foundation’s BIPOC Scholarship provides financial aid to undergraduates and graduate students who are members of Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color (BIPOC) communities who identify as LGBTQ+ and work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. Recipients must contribute a service project advancing a cause in service of LGBTQ+ students on their campus.


Point Foundation Flagship Scholarship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, graduate students; applicants must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community

What’s It For? undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early December

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: varies; renewable for up to 4 years; funds on “last provider” basis (i.e. based on other awards)

The Point Foundation’s Flagship Scholarship provides financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as LGBTQ+ and work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants should have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement, be working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community, and have strong academic achievement and financial need.


Princeton in Africa

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in Africa

Annual Deadline: late October

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, housing, medical insurance (airfare not included); varies by posting

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for year-long service placements. Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and more. Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and more. Placements vary widely: some Fellows work closely with a supervisor or colleague(s); others work more independently; some work in offices that are filled with local staff, others work with a high number of expatriates; some live in urban areas like Johannesburg and Nairobi, while others are based in very rural areas with limited resources.


Princeton in Asia

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience, teaching

Location(s): various in Asia

Annual Deadline: November 1

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: employment/monthly stipend; medical and other insurance (airfare not included)

PiA aims to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. Recent placements include teaching from K-12 through the university level; working at international and local nonprofits and some of Asia’s most innovative businesses and social enterprises; and writing for newspapers and creating content for news platforms with international reach. Fellows must contribute $550 to travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance.


Princeton in Latin America

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in Latin America

Annual Deadline: mid-November (PLEASE NOTE: program is not accepting applications in Fall 2022)

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: Monthly stipend (airfare and insurance not included)

PiLA places recent recent graduates in year-long service fellowships with NGOs, governments, and other organizations carrying out development work throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Professional Spanish (alternatively Portuguese or French) is essential. *App fee of $100 (need-based reductions available); grantees must pay $500 fee upon placement.*


Project Horseshoe Farm Community Health Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni; must have car and valid driver’s license during fellowship

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): Greensboro or Marion, AL, Pomona, CA

Annual Deadline: mid-February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. work authorization

Award/Benefits: housing and utilities, plus educational grant ($700-$1,000/mo, depending on site) to offset living and transportation costs; relocation grant ($100-$300 depending on distance)

Horseshoe Farm offers 13-month “gap year” fellowships for graduating college students (or recent grads) interested in learning about community health leadership and innovative approaches to improving local health and education systems. Fellows engage in direct service and professional development and learn about non-profit administration and local health and education systems while immersing in their host communities. Fellows can apply to live in any or all of the sites (Greensboro and Marion, Alabama, and Pomona, California).


Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI)

Who Can Apply? juniors

What’s It For? summer study, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: November 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients (select programs admit international students)

Award/Benefits: summer tuition + stipend (varies by site), housing and most meals, eligibility for travel reimbursement; application fee waiver and min of $5,000 scholarship for master’s work at a PPIA graduate school (fellows are often offered additional support)

PPIA JSI is a rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduates committed to public service careers. The program seeks to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. Candidates must be committed to pursuing a master’s in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools, plan a career in public service and be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Program. Candidates must also be involved in service to historically underserved or underrepresented communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Latinx, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.


Quad Fellowship

Who Can Apply? juniors, seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: June 30

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents; citizens or permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan

Award/Benefits: $50,000 for tuition and other education expenses, plus round-trip to US from other countries; up to $25,000 additional needs-based funding may be requested

Beginning in 2023, the Quad Fellowship will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. The fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians. First application cycle opens in March 2022.


Rhodes ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): University of Oxford, U.K.

Annual Deadline: early October

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients may apply for US scholarships; citizens of many other countries may apply for global scholarships

Award/Benefits: annual stipend and university fees for two or three years, depending on degree program

The historic Rhodes Scholarship program (created in 1902) funds two to three years of study at the University of Oxford in any graduate program. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. Each year 100 Scholars are selected, including 32 from the United States. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Rotary Global Grants

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: rolling; must by submitted June 30

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: max. $30,000, renewable up to 4 yrs

Administered through local Rotary clubs, Global Grant scholarships fund international graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years in in fields related to Rotary’s areas of focus: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, and environment.


Rotary Peace Fellowship

Who Can Apply? alumni with three years of postgrad work experience in peace/development work

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various international

Annual Deadline: May 15

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, plus all internship and field-study expenses

The Rotary Foundation selects up to 130 peace and development leaders every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace.


Saltire Scholarship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): Scotland

Annual Deadline: late May

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, citizens of Canada, India, Japan, Pakistan, Hong Kong, China

Award/Benefits: £8000 for tuition

Funded jointly by the Scottish government and Scottish universities, Saltire Scholarships aim to attract talented international students to Scotland’s best higher education programs. The program offers up to 50 awards annually, each worth £8,000. Awards are applied toward the tuition and fees for one year of study in a master’s-level course, with the following areas prioritized: science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy.


Samvid Scholars

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-April

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, DACA recipients

Award/Benefits: up to $50,000 tuition & fees for 2 yrs.

Samvid Scholars invests in future leaders committed to effective positive change in the world. It provides substantial tuition support and leadership development programming for two years. The program awards about 20 candidates each year who have an exceptional record achievement and are driven to make an impact. Applicants must be preparing to begin a full-time graduate program of at least 2 years in pursuit of one of the following degrees: MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, EdD, MS/MA in social sciences or STEM.


Scholarship America Dream Award

Who Can Apply? first-years, sophomores, juniors

What’s It For? undergrad funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: October

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients

Award/Benefits: $5,000 to $15,000 per yr, based on grantee’s need, renewable

The Dream Award is a program for students with higher financial need who have overcome barriers to successfully start their college education. Awards are made to students who are entering their second year or higher of college; and are both renewable and increase by $1,000 each year.


Schwarzman Scholars Program

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Annual Deadline: late September

Citizenship Restrictions? none (Chinese citizens apply through separate process)

Award/Benefits: tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, health Insurance, personal stipend, study tours

The Schwarzman Scholars Program, launched in the summer of 2016, prepares young leaders to better understand the culture, economy, governance, and motivations of China. In the eleven-month program, Scholars will earn a master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing and participate in internships with Beijing-based global and national institutions and corporations. All instruction is delivered in English, although scholars will have opportunities throughout the year to study Mandarin.


Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: February 15

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: varies, may be renewable

SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a female/woman and pursue an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science globally. In 2020, SWE disbursed nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $1,000,000.


Teach and Learn with Georgia

Who Can Apply? alumni with BA/BS related to education/TFL/linguistics or teaching experience

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Georgia

Annual Deadline: mid-August

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: salary

Sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia to improve foreign language education throughout the country by hiring native speakers of English and other languages to teach alongside local teachers in public schools. Applicants should have or be completing a BA/BS related to education, TFL, and/or linguistics, or have a BA/BS in any discipline and teaching experience.


Teach Thailand Corps

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Thailand

Annual Deadline: Fall: December 31 / Winter: March 31, 2022

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend, housing, local work-related travel expenses (airfare not included)

TTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers in a program that has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.


Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): France

Annual Deadline: January 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents, citizens of select other countries

Award/Benefits: monthly stipend (housing/airfare not included)

TAPIF offers the opportunity to teach English for one academic year to French students of all ages in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Proficiency in French is required.


Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid- to late September

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: Funding for tuition, fees, and stipend up to $42,000/yr for two years

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world. Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe. The Pickering Fellowship is a State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.


Tillman Scholars Program

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni, graduate students; applicants must be veteran and active duty military service members from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (including the National Guard) or current spouses of veteran or active service members, including surviving spouses

What’s It For? service, undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: February 28

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: tuition and fees, living expenses and books (average = $10,000/yr)

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to unite and empower remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service. The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses by investing in academic scholarships, connecting them to a national network and providing professional development opportunities. Scholarships can be used to pursue undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based, accredited institution.


Truman ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? juniors

What’s It For? graduate school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early February

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: $30,000 for graduate school plus tuition matching at preferred programs, leadership and professional opportunities and mentoring

The Truman Scholarship recognizes exceptional readiness for a career in government or public service among college juniors. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate studies, participate in leadership development programs, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. There’s also a significant cohort experience for Truman Scholars. Applicants should be able to show strong evidence of a commitment to public service in a particular area and leadership potential. *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


U.S. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

Who Can Apply? first-years, sophomores, juniors, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? undergrad funding, grad school funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: December 1

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK

Award/Benefits: full tuition, annual stipend $25,000-$38,000, book allowance; summer internships and mentoring; DoD employment

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students. With a full scholarship, students pursuing STEM degrees will be able to focus on complex research to further the DoD’s mission and create a lasting impact. Summer internships are performed at DoD facilities alongside scientists and engineers; these experiences prepare scholars for full-time employment and get them accustomed to working with the DoD. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee.


U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni in STEM

What’s It For? summer research, research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: stipend of $650/wk, travel to and from host lab, housing (varies by site)

The SULI program is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have the desire to be involved in an intensive scientific research experience. Research interns spend 10 weeks (summer term) or 16 weeks (semester term) at a DOE laboratory engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Host laboratories provide enrichment activities, including career professional development workshops (e.g. technical and scientific writing skills development, poster, or oral presentation activities, etc.), laboratory tours, scientific lectures and seminars. Host laboratories provide all required site specific training.


U.S. Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Austria

Annual Deadline: January 15

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: salary and health & accident insurance (airfare not included)

Each year, more than 140 U.S. college graduates teach English in Austrian secondary schools in all nine provinces via the Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. Applicants should have a working knowledge of German (“intermediate mid” or better per ACTFL guidelines).


Udall Undergraduate ScholarshipJHU NOMINATION REQUIRED

Who Can Apply? sophomores, juniors; those applying in the tribal policy or Native healthcare categories must be Native Americans or Alaska Natives (please see the website for definitions)

What’s It For? undergraduate funding

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: early March

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: up to $7,000 for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, plus funding to attend five-day orientation in Tucson, AZ to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders in early August

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Program honors the legacies of U.S. Congressman Morris Udall and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The Udall Foundation awards about 50 scholarships each year to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Candidates may apply in one of three categories: Tribal public policy, Native heath care, or Environmental scholarships. Juniors are eligible for one year of support; sophomores may be re-nominated during their junior year and compete for a second year of support *JHU NOMINATION REQUIRED*


Venture for America

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: three application periods in fall and winter

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: annual salary btw $38,000 and $53,000

VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent grads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at a monthlong Training Camp, apply for jobs within the company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 13 cities.


White House Fellows

Who Can Apply? alumni

What’s It For? service, professional experience

Location(s): Washington, DC

Annual Deadline: early January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens

Award/Benefits: salary (~$100,000 in 2021)

The White House Fellows program is the nation’s premier program for leadership and public service. It offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Fellows spend a year in Washington, D.C. working as a full-time, paid aide to Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, 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. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.


Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Who Can Apply? graduate students in humanities, social sciences

What’s It For? dissertation research

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: October 15

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: $5,000

The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni, graduate students in STEM

What’s It For? teaching

Location(s): Pennsylvania

Annual Deadline: Early: November 2, 2021 / Final: February 15, 2022

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Award/Benefits: annual $32,000 stipend

The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. Fellows are admitted into a field-based master’s degree program at a partner university (currently Duquesne, UPenn or West Chester Universities) and obtain teacher certification in one of the STEM fields. All Fellows spend one full school year in intensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school prior to becoming the teacher-of-record. Upon program completion, Fellows commit to teaching for at least three years in a high-need school in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Fellows receive extensive support and mentoring during the master’s program and throughout the three-year teaching commitment, and become part of a life-long network of WW Fellows.


Yenching Academy Scholarship

Who Can Apply? seniors, alumni in social sciences

What’s It For? grad school funding

Location(s): Beijing, China

Annual Deadline: early December

Citizenship Restrictions? none

Award/Benefits: tuition, housing, round-trip airfare, stipend, health insurance for first year, renewable for second

Yenching Academy is a two-year master’s program that provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves.


Zero Hunger Internship

Who Can Apply? undergraduates, alumni

What’s It For? service, summer internship

Location(s): various in United States

Annual Deadline: mid-January

Citizenship Restrictions? U.S. citizens, work authorization

Award/Benefits: stipend based on location

The non-partisan Congressional Hunger Center’s Zero Hunger Internship immerses college students and recent graduates in anti-hunger work around the country. In this 10-week paid internship program, interns complete a work plan designed by their host organization that focuses on program implementation, policy, advocacy, research, development and fundraising, or communications. With a commitment to learning and growth, interns make substantive contributions to their host organizations in a short period of time.