List of Fellowships and Scholarships

American Heart Association Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship 

The American Heart Association supports highly promising, undergraduate students for full-time research fellowships over a minimum of a ten-week period during the summer. The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered.The research must be performed within the eight states of the Founders Affiliate region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. more info>

American Institute for Economic Research Summer Internship Program

AIER offers a summer fellowship for 8 weeks during the summer months, ensuring that substantive projects are undertaken and completed. The goal of AIER’s Summer Fellowship program is to provide accomplished college students, post graduates and graduate students with an introduction to the Institute’s mission, work, and research principles. Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion.” The AIER Practicum enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provides an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills. more info >

Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate science and engineering students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. more info>

Austrian Teaching Assistantship Program

Offers approximately 140 U.S. teaching assistant positions each year for a one-year, renewable position (October 1-May 31). Teaching Assistants work approximately 13 hours/week in Austrian secondary schools (placement is chosen by the Ministry of Education and is not negotiable). Applicants must have a working knowledge of German.  Available to U.S. citizens under the age of 29 who hold (or will hold) a BA. more info >

Beebe Fund for Musicians

The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians was established in 1932 under the terms of the will of Frank Huntington Beebe, a Boston philanthropist interested in music. The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. Fellowships are generally awarded to musicians based in the United States (although not necessarily U.S. citizens) at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad. more info >

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research

The Marine Biological Laboratory invites undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences to apply to the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program. Faculty with expertise in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology &behavior, physiology, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology will guide ten highly motivated undergraduate students in this National Science Foundation –Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. Each undergraduate student will be placed in the laboratory of an MBL research scientist and fully participate in all laboratory exercises and activities. The program will provide a stipend of approximately $5000 to each student, and room and board for 10 weeks. more info>

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for one year or more in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government for one year in a position with national security responsibilities.  The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies.  Boren Scholars must begin fulfilling the service requirement within three years of graduation. more info >

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Provides a one-year work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for recent graduates to serve as research assistants to senior associates on selected projects. Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the U.S. Applicants should have superior academic achievement and significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, or Middle East studies. Available to U.S. citizens or international students attending school in the U.S.; applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. more info >

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. - See more at: http://www.aud.edu/external_relations/en/menu/1581/clinton-scholarship-program-#sthash.zt7IqfwG.dpuf

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships

CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices. Program participants receive housing, a stipend, office placements, and opportunities to meet and interact with professional legislators and leaders working in all branches of government. CBCF offers three internship programs: the Congressional Internship Program, the Emerging Leaders Internship Program, and the Communications Internship Program. more info >

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Provides full-time, nine-month graduate-level leadership training for those dedicated to public affairs. Program is available in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. 64 Fellows chosen each year to learn by experience in a series of placements that may include government, business, electoral politics, organized labor, media and non-profits. Coro Fellows must pay tuition, but will be given a monthly stipend. more info >

Clinton Scholarship Program at American University Dubai

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. more info>

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages (Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian). All disciplines are welcome, but applicants must demonstrate how the selected language relates to their field and future career goals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Available to U.S. citizens enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of application. more info >

DAAD Intensive Language Programs

This scholarship programme aims to help students and graduates improve their knowledge of the German language (general language, special language) and cultural knowledge of the country. DAAD offers grants to applicants from North American universities, who at the time of application have attained at least sophomore standing (second-year standing in Canada), to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany. more info >

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, often referred to as the Cantab degree, which is the equivalent of a master’s degree in the United States. Courses of study offered through St. John's College are: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences. The scholarship covers all fees, room, and board during term for two academic years and living expenses during summer vacation. Travel to and from England is also covered. more info >

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Provides exceptional financial support (tuition, fees, academic allowances, and a $36,000/year stipend) for up to 4 years, as well as a 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory, for graduating seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing a PhD in engineering, or the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences at an accredited U.S. university. Applicants are evaluated on GPA, GRE scores, research statements, chosen program of study, and references. more info >

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy has established the Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S. The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years. more info >

Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location. more info>

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Fellows participate in a 4 part program where they receive training on hunger, poverty, and social inequality, work with community-based organizations, receive extensive policy training, and then work with non-profits and government agencies. 20 Fellows are chosen annually for the 1-year program. Applicants should have a firm commitment to social justice. more info >

Environmental Protection Agency GRO Undergraduate Fellowships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per year of academic support and up to $8,600 of internship support for the three-month summer period, for a total of up to $50,000 for the two year period. more info>

Erasmus Mundus Programme

This Action will foster cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and Third Countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources. Joint programmes of outstanding academic quality are designed and implemented by a consortium of European universities from at least 3 different countries. Consortia may also include universities from other parts of the world. Scholarships / fellowships are open to higher education students and academics from all over the world. Programmes include obligatory study and research periods, in at least two universities, and award recognised double, multiple or joint degrees. more info>

Exchange Program in Korea

Participants in this international teaching program assist Korean teachers with their English classes, jointly conduct English classes with Korean teachers, and lead extracurricular activities or English camps. Students will also conduct English conversation classes for Korean students and teachers. more info >

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity, and a desire to enter the professoriate. more info >

Freeman-ASIA

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. more info>

Fulbright Student Program

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S. / B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities to study, teach, or conduct research abroad. The program operates in more than 140 countries; grants are available in all fields of study. more info >
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Fulbright Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to study in the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. more info >

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. more info>

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This international scholarship program enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. more info >

Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship

For more than 40 years, the Georgia Engineering Foundation has sponsored a program that awards college scholarships to worthy Georgia students who are preparing for a career in engineering or engineering technology. Since 1985, over 750 students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. In 2013, 39 awards were made, and a total of $66,200 was given to students pursuing a field in either engineering or engineering technology. All scholarships are competitively awarded based on the student’s demonstrated competence in academics, interest in developing a career in engineering, financial need, and school and community involvement. more info>

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, thesis research, and/or internships in Germany that are either independently designed or part of organized programs. Sophomore and juniors in all academic fields are eligible to apply for an Undergraduate Scholarship, InternXchange Summer Journalism Internship Program, Research Internships in Science and Engineering, Study and Internship Program, and Bundestag Internship. Graduating seniors or recent graduates are eligible for a Study Scholarship for Artists and Musicians, General Study Scholarship, Research Grant, German Studies Research Grant, Bundestag Internship, and Research Internships in Science and Engineering. All applicants should be able to receive academic credit at their home institutions for their activity in Germany. Applicants must submit a language evaluation form; although for some opportunities, German language competency is not mandatory. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in Germany and explain how their time there will impact their future academic or professional goals. Awards may be granted for a period of two to ten months during the German academic year. more info >

Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to students interested in studying in diverse countries, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program aims to encourage students in non-traditional fields of study to study abroad such as the sciences and engineering, though all disciplines are eligible. To be eligible, students must receive Federal Pell Grant funding at Mercer, not have studied abroad previously, and be admitted to an academic study abroad program. Additional funding may be available for students studying a critical language. A follow-on project upon their return from abroad is required of award recipients to help promote international education and the Gilman Scholarship Program. Summer programs of at least 28 days length are supported as well as semester-long programs. more info >

Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. In awarding scholarships, the foundation's board of trustees will consider the nominee's field of interest and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. more info >

Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

The Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students. more info>

Hertz Foundation

Pays for costs of education plus a generous personal stipend for graduate study in the applied physical sciences at about 36 select universities. Students must be pursuing a Ph.D. in an area of applied physical sciences (e.g. Applied Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Engineering). Candidates must show evidence of exceptional intellect and creativity, problem-solving ability, technical training, potential for innovative research, and ethical values. more info >

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Provides undergraduates with up to $8000 for 1 to 2 years, along with a summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility. Applicants must be sophomores with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in fields that support NOAA’s mission, including oceanic, environmental, biological or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, geography, physics, or teacher education. more info >

Humanity in Action Internships

Selects Fellows to perform research on minority rights, intolerance, and democracy for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw. Promotes collective exploration of social issues related to discrimination while encouraging informed dialogue. Available to students and recent graduates from the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. more info >

Huntington Public Service Award

Provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 1-year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicants must generate a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good. Applicants may propose to work alone or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental or public service organizations. more info >

Inclusion Institute of Information Sciences

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and a research project spanning the year. i3 prepares students for the rigors of graduate study and serves as a pipeline for i3 Scholars into internationally recognized information schools—the iSchools. Most importantly, i3 empowers students to create change and make an impact on the people around them. more info>

Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service

Provides coursework at Georgetown University, housing in Washington, DC, and an 8-week competitive internship to undergraduates dedicated to volunteerism and the non-profit sector. Accepted students also participate in a group community service project that directly impacts the DC community. Students do pay tuition (scholarships available based on strength of application and need); housing is provided. more info >

Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program

This program allows a small number of well-prepared, committed and gifted students to join an intense and exciting research environment. The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, committed students with significant research experience. We accept undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students who have not committed to a PhD program. Janelia undergraduate scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. more info>

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Each year the JET Program, with the aid of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recruits more than one thousand new JET participants to come to Japan and work at either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools, Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities, or Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs) who promote international exchange through sports. more info >

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation:  Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows

Provides nearly $175,000 worth of assistance for those interested in teaching math and science at the high school level. Support includes tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credential program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. more info >

Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program

Since 1992, the Leadership Alliance has encouraged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors. SR-EIP provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to graduate schools. SR-EIP is a gateway to ongoing resources, mentoring and professional networks to support all participants along their chosen career path. SR-EIP is a rigorous research experience designed specifically for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. more info>

John Lewis Fellowship

The John Lewis Fellowship is a new Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Atlanta, Georgia. In partnership with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. more info>

Lilly Graduate Fellows Program

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States. more info >

James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Fellowship is awarded to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. After earning a master's degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship. more info >

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. 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. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success. more info >

Middlebury Language School Fellows for Peace

 The Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Language Schools at any level of study. The award does not cover travel, books, or incidentals. The fellowships are highly competitive, merit-based awards open to all Language School applicants. This fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and international students and professionals.The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. more info >

Mississippi Teacher Corps

Selects college graduates to teach in high-poverty schools in Mississippi in exchange for training, certification, full pay, benefits, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. No previous education course work is required or expected. Usual deadline: opens August 1, closes March 15 (rolling admission). more info >

Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. more info >

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows is a competitive five-and-a-half week summer leadership program that offers a small, select group of rising college juniors unparalleled opportunities in the nation’s capital and on the famous estate of America’s first president. more info >

National Defense Sciences and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Provides 3-year fellowships to students who will pursue a PhD in an area of interest to the Department of Defense, including Biosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer/Computational Sciences (view the complete list online). Fellowships include full tuition and fees (not to include room and board) as well as a stipend of approximately $30,000/year.  Available to U.S. citizens and nationals. more info >

National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Provides funding and stipends for students to pursue a PhD in biomedical research in an accelerated combination program at the NIH and either Cambridge or Oxford. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and previous laboratory experience. Students initiate their thesis research immediately and generally complete the PhD in 4 years. Limited MD/PhD training through a US medical school available for qualified candidates. more info >

National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

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. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. more info>

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Provides up to $20,000/year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Applicants must come from disadvantaged backgrounds and be committed to biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. Recipients must complete a 10-week summer internship at the NIH for every year of scholarship support AND must work at the NIH full-time (1 year for every year of support). more info >

National Science Foundation Fellowship

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. Students receive three years of support with a $30,000 annual stipend, $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, $1,000 one time international travel allowance, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access. more info >

National Science Foundation Research Experiences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution, usually during the summer. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. Applications are made to specific REU Sites for participation. more info >

New York City Urban Fellows Program

Offers 25 Fellows the opportunity to work in mayoral offices and city agencies to explore current urban issues affecting public policy for nine months. Fellows earn $30,000 and receive health insurance. Applicants must be recent graduates (2012 or later for the 2014 application). Usual deadline: early January. Available to those eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship. more info >

Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP).   Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields:  science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. more info>

Peace Corps

Since 1961, over 290,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. Peace Corps Volunteers are college graduates with degrees in liberal arts such as history, political science, English, social studies, or psychology. Others have degrees in photography, theater, and other fine arts. And, of course, people with degrees in business, engineering, and the sciences have skills that translate well to many Peace Corps programs, including business development, environmental programs, information technology, and health education. Volunteers serve for 27 months. Serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer takes determination, flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor. The experience and skills you gain are unique. The difference you make is life changing. Applications are on a rolling basis with 9-10 months between initial application and beginning of service. more info >

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Scholarships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. Three awards competitions are appropriate for Mercer University students: the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, Study Abroad Grants, and Love of Learning Fellowship. Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards sixty Fellowships of $5,000 each and forty Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. more info >

Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Provides funding for the academic and professional development of participants preparing to enter the foreign service. Encourages the applications of women, minorities, and those with financial need. Undergraduate fellowships provide up to $40,000/year for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study in fields related or applicable to foreign service. Chosen candidates are obligated to a minimum of 3 years of service as a Foreign Service officer. Usual deadline: late-January. Available to U.S. citizens with a 3.2 or higher GPA who are planning to enter graduate school and the foreign service. more info >

Princeton in Africa

Places Fellows across Africa to live and work (placements have been made in 34 different countries since 1999). Placements are made in many fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict resolution, and social entrepreneurship. Usual deadline:  November. Available to graduating seniors and recent alumni of any school. more info >

Princeton in Asia

Places Fellows across Asia to live and work (current participating countries include Burma, Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam). Placements are made in service-oriented posts in education, journalism, international development (NGOs) and business. Usual deadline:  November. Available to graduating seniors and recent alumni of any school. more info >

Princeton in Latin America

Places Fellows across Latin American to live and work. Fellows are assigned to non-profits focused on development work. Usual deadline:  November.  Available to graduating seniors and recent alumni of any school. more info >

Public Policy International Affairs Program

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students from underrepresented groups achieve a master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service. more info>

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

Provides two years of graduate school support, internship and professional development opportunities, and assistance entering the Foreign Service to 20 Fellows annually. Fellows are expected to pursue (and accept) positions as Foreign Service Officers. Members of underrepresented minority groups and those with financial need are encouraged to apply. Usual deadline: mid-January. Available to U.S. citizens entering graduate school with a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA. more info >

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. more info >

Research in Science and Engineering Germany

RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 3 months during the summer. RISE Germany interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities &research institutes provide housing assistance. more info>

Rotary Global Grants

Provides funding for 1-4 years of coursework or research at the graduate level in a foreign country. Eligible fields of study are linked to 1 of 6 areas of focus supported by the Rotary Foundation (peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development). Students must apply through a local Rotary club in the area of permanent residence or full-time study. more info >

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is an elite, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. more info >

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. more info >

Scoville Peace Fellowship

Provides college graduates the opportunity to serve as junior staff members at participating organizations in Washington, DC. Fellows are supported by a salary as they gain experience in issues of peace and security. Usual deadline: early October and early January (Spring and Fall selection). Available to U.S. citizens and non-citizen able to obtain a work visa; open to graduating seniors and graduate students. more info >

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Supports women pursuing ABET-accredited graduate degrees in engineering, technology, and computer science in the U.S. and Mexico. Scholarships range from $1000 to $10,000 each. Usual deadline: February (for freshmen) or May (for sophomores through graduate students). Available to  Women pursuing engineering, technology or computing graduate degrees with a 3.5 GPA or above; some scholarships within this program may require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. more info >

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans each year (defined as U.S. permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad or the children of naturalized parents). Selected Fellows receive tuition and living expenses that can total up to $90,000 over 2 years. Students may study for any degree at any U.S. university. Fellows are selected entirely on merit. Usual deadline: November. Available to New Americans (see above) under the age of 31 who are pursuing or who will be pursuing a graduate degree. more info >

Study Abroad Scholarships

This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals. more info>

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Fellowships and Scholarships

Awards for TBP members to offset tuition for senior year of an undergraduate program of first-year of a graduate program. more info>

Teaching Assistant Program in France

Places 1500 Americans in public schools across France, French Guinea, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion to serve as English Teaching Assistants. Applicants may enter placement preferences, but placement in an area of choice is not guaranteed. Assistants work approximately 12 hours per week, October-April, in elementary or secondary schools and receive a stipend. Usual deadline: mid-January. Available to American citizens and permanent residents who are between 21-30, have completed at least 2 years of college, and who are proficient in French. more info >

Teach For America

Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. Teach For America recruits outstanding recent college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Teacher corps members are trained and provided ongoing support necessary to ensure their success as teachers in low-income communities. Despite the challenges of poverty and the limited capacity of the school system, these teachers show that students in low-income communities can achieve at high levels, offering further evidence that educational inequity is a solvable problem. Beyond these two years, Teach For America alumni bring strong leadership to all levels of the school system and every professional sector, addressing the extra challenges facing children growing up in low-income communities, building the capacity of schools and districts, and changing the prevailing ideology through their examples and advocacy. more info >

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. more info >

Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship offers support to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native American health care. more info >

UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

Intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers.  The UNCF  Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility. Each award provides up to $30,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. more info>

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

Offers up to $90,000 worth of benefits over two years, including a two-year master's degree, internships on Capitol Hill or USAID missions overseas, professional development, and support services. Fellows who complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may pursue a master's degree in any area relevant to work at USAID, including international development or relations, public policy, business administration, languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning. Available to college seniors or graduates with a 3.2 (or higher) GPA interested in a career with USAID; applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need encouraged to apply. more info >

White House Fellows

Provides the opportunity to serve as a Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries other top-ranking government officials. Fellows are paid, full-time staff for one year (GS-14, step 3). Fellows are expected to apply their experiences to their future professions and public service. Available to U.S. citizens who hold a BA and are working in their field; Fellows should demonstrate a record of professional achievement, evidence of leadership skills, a commitment to public service, and ability to work in a team, and a strong character. more info >

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Provides funding ($30,000) for a master's degree at a partner school in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) teaching field. Recruits recent STEM graduates who wish to teach in their field, provides access to training that leads to certification/master's degree, and places the new teachers in high-need secondary schools. Currently, teachers will be placed in Indiana, Michigan or Ohio, but students from all states are welcome to apply. Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; 3.0 GPA (or higher) preferred. more info >

Whitaker International Program

The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.  The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. more info >

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